ⓘ 1983 United States Senate special election in Washington

                                     

ⓘ 1983 United States Senate special election in Washington

The 1983 United States Senate special election in Washington, was a special election to fill the seat which had been held by longtime Senator Henry Jackson, who unexpectedly died on September 1. Three-term former governor Dan Evans was appointed by Governor John Spellman on September 8, and he won the special election over congressman Mike Lowry on November 8. Jackson had won a sixth term the previous year, so more than five years remained in the term.

The legislature ordered the primary elections of 11 October, it was presented 33 candidates, setting a modern record for the number of candidates in Washington, the Senate, elections in the United States.

                                     
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