Spin Control

McCaslin tops seniority list

OLYMPIA -- The list of state senators and their years of legislative service came out today and, while it's not unexpected, it does offer a reminder that state Sen. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, is the most senior member of the Senate.

By quite a bit.

McCaslin took office in 1981. The next closest senator, in terms of seniority, is Republican Pam Roach, who came in in 1991. Five Democrats are tied for third after getting elected in 1993.

To see the full list, go inside the blog.

2011 SENATE SENIORITY LIST
Prepared by Tom Hoemann, Secretary of the Senate
DEMOCRATS (27)
NAME ..............................................SERVED
Haugen ................................................... 93 (10)
Hargrove ................................................. 93 (8)
Prentice ................................................... 93 (5)
Fraser ...................................................... 93 (4)
McAuliffe ................................................. 93
Kohl‐Welles (10/14/94) ........................... 94+ (3)
Brown ...................................................... 97 (4)
Kline (1/20/97) ........................................ 97+
Sheldon (12/5/97) ................................... 97**(7)
Eide ......................................................... 99 (2)
Shin ......................................................... 99 (2)
Regala ...................................................... 01 (6)
Kastama ................................................... 01 (4)
Keiser (12/10/01) .................................... 01*(6)
Rockefeller .............................................. 05 (6)
Pridemore ............................................... 05
Hatfield (11/17/06) ................................. 06*(10)
Murray .................................................... 07 (11)
Tom ......................................................... 07 (4)
Kilmer ...................................................... 07 (2)
Hobbs ...................................................... 07
Ranker ..................................................... 09
Nelson (12/2/10)) ................................... 10 (2)
Conway .................................................... 11 (18)
Chase ....................................................... 11 (9)
White ....................................................... 11 (2)
Harper ..................................................... 11
REPUBLICANS (22)
NAME.............................................. SERVED
McCaslin.................................................. 81
Roach ...................................................... 91
Morton (1/5/94) ..................................... 94+ (3)
Swecker (1/5/95) .................................... 95+
Zarelli (12/11/95) .................................... 95**
Benton (12/14/96) .................................. 96**(2)
Stevens .................................................... 97 (4)
Honeyford ............................................... 99 (4)
Parlette ................................................... 01 (4)
Hewitt ..................................................... 01
Pflug (1/5/04) ......................................... 04+ (5)
Delvin (5/12/04) ..................................... 04+(10)
Carrell (7/6/04) ....................................... 04+(10)
Schoesler ................................................. 05 (12)
Holmquist (12/6/06) ............................... 06+ (5)
King (11/30/07) ....................................... 07**
Becker ..................................................... 09
Litzow (12/6/10) ..................................... 10**
Ericksen ................................................... 11 (12)
Baumgartner ........................................... 11
Fain ......................................................... 11
Hill ........................................................... 11
* Appointed in year indicated
+ Appointed and elected in year indicated
** Elected to fill unexpired term in year indicated
# Former Senate member
( ) Indicates number of years served in House
12/6/




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