2020 Electoral College Electors
December 14 at 12:00 PM in Olympia, Washington
Each presidential candidate or party nominating a candidate submits a list of 12 names as a slate of electors. These 12 Electors sign a pledge to vote for the nominee of the party that they represent (RCW 29A.56).
After the General Election is certified, the winning candidate's electors travel to Olympia for the official casting of votes on December 14, 2020. The other parties' electors no longer participate in the process.
- Democratic Party Electors
Position Name Elector 1 Martin Chaney Elector 2 Jack Arends Elector 3 Jackie Lane Elector 4 Patsy Whitefoot Elector 5 Nancy Monacelli Elector 6 Julie Johnson Elector 7 Sophia Danenberg Elector 8 Jen Carter Elector 9 Bryan Kesterson Elector 10 Julian Wheeler Elector 11 Santiago Ramos Elector 12 Payton Swinford Alternate Elector 1 Jeff Beaulac Alternate Elector 2 Carolyn Brock Alternate Elector 3 Lyn Idahosa Alternate Elector 4 David Green Alternate Elector 5 Chris Porter Alternate Elector 6 Linda Jenkins Alternate Elector 7 Elizabeth Fisher Alternate Elector 8 Chad Hunter Alternate Elector 9 John Frank Alternate Elector 10 Delia Jampel Alternate Elector 11 Margaret Mattmiller Alternate Elector 12 Jay Petterson
- Republican Party Electors
Position First Elector 1 Eric Rohrbach Elector 2 Timothy Hazelo Elector 3 Ronald Averill Elector 4 Richard Bilskis Elector 5 Dan Wallace Elector 6 Elizabeth Kreiselmaier Elector 7 Craig Keller Elector 8 Tamara Flaherty Elector 9 Timothy Tow Elector 10 Colleen Wise Elector 11 Arthur Coday Elector 12 Sandi Peterson
- Libertarian Party Electors
Position Name Elector 1 Nathan Deily Elector 2 Miguel Duque Elector 3 Nicholas Coelho Elector 4 Larry Nicholas Elector 5 Data Logan Elector 6 Whitney Davis Elector 7 Ciaran Dougherty Elector 8 Steve Hansen Elector 9 Larry Hovde Elector 10 Will Leonard Elector 11 Randy McGlenn Elector 12 Anna Johnson
- Green Party Electors
Position Name Elector 1 Jody Thorsen Grage Elector 2 Cynthia J. Sellers Elector 3 Margaret J. Elisabeth Elector 4 Stonewall Bird Elector 5 Scott Charles Thompson Elector 6 Bruce Radtke Elector 7 Charles Law Elector 8 Richard A. Redick Elector 9 Frank Lockwood Elector 10 Noah Martin Elector 11 Colin Bartlett Elector 12 Daniel Bumbarger
- Socialism and Liberation Party Electors
Position Name Elector 1 Jane N. Cutter Elector 2 Andrew T. Freeman Elector 3 Emily Forschmiedt Elector 4 Sean Connolly Elector 5 Jacob Nasrallah Elector 6 Gregory Plancich Elector 7 Ryan Oliveira Elector 8 Nicolas Boone Elector 9 Mitchell Malloy Elector 10 Mario Carbonell Elector 11 Eric Buerk Elector 12 Charles A Susat
- Socialist Workers Party Electors
Position Name Elector 1 Michele Ann Smith Elector 2 Patricia Ann Scott Elector 3 Sara Jane Gates Elector 4 Keith Bryan Smith Elector 5 Mary Juanita Martin Elector 6 Edwin B. Fruit Elector 7 Scott A. Breen Elector 8 Barbara Anne Kline Elector 9 Rashaad Ali Elector 10 Robert Bruneau Elector 11 Dean Denno Elector 12 Leah Beth Finger
*Ballot order for Major Political Parties is determined by the number of votes for that party's ticket in the last presidential election. Minor Parties and Independent Candidates appear in the order they qualify to the ballot.
**Contact the political party for more information about their respective slate of electors.
Each Elector casts two votes separately, one for the President and one for the Vice President.
Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act of 2019 – SB5074
If the Elector votes for a person other than the statewide popular vote winner of the state of Washington, then the pledge is broken and an Alternate provided by the same party replaces the Elector. If the Alternate also votes for someone other than their pledged vote, another Alternate will take their place. If the list of Alternates is exhausted, then the remaining Electors must nominate and vote in a new Alternate.
Previously in Washington
In 2016, Washington voters elected Democratic Nominee, Hilary Clinton, to receive all 12 Electoral College Votes. Four of the twelve electors chose to vote for someone other than their party's nominee. The Secretary of State fined all four electors $1,000 each for violating their pledge. This process was challenged and went all the way to the Supreme Court where, by unanimous decision, ruled an elector could be required to vote as the state permits.
National Popular Vote Agreement
Washington State enacted SB5599 in 2009, which devotes all the state's electors to whomever wins the national popular vote regardless of the state winner. This only takes effect when the combined number of electoral votes from participating member states is larger the majority of total electoral votes.