District

About the Eighth Congressional District

Half a century ago, the land east of Seattle's Lake Washington was quiet countryside. Orchards and vineyards flourished in the rich, moist soil just below the rise of the Cascades Mountains, while farms and broad pasturelands spread toward 14,411-foot Mount Rainier like a living green quilt. As the Seattle area has grown over the years, people have crossed the pontoon bridge across Mercer Island to Bellevue and have made this Eastside area one of the most vibrant parts of metropolitan Seattle.

The Eighth District's largest population center is Bellevue, which is one of the most diverse areas in the state with 27% of residents indicating Asian descent and 33% foreign-born. Bellevue is home to approximately 126,000 people, many of whom work heavily in the technology industry. While Microsoft is based outside of the district in Redmond, many Microsoft employees choose to live in the Eighth District, including founder Bill Gates.

The Eighth Congressional District includes Mount Rainier, one of the nation’s last inland old-growth rain forests. Mount Rainier is considered to be the most dangerous volcano in the Cascades because it is very steep, covered in large amounts of ice and snow, and near a large population that lives in lowland drainages.  


For more information on each city in the district, please see below:



Ames Lake

Ashford

Auburn

Beaux Arts Village Town

Bellevue

Black Diamond

Bonney Lake

Buckley

Carbonado

Carnation

Cascade - Fairwood

Clyde Hill

Duvall

Eastgate

East Hill-Meridian

East Renton Highlands

Eatonville

Elbe

Enumclaw

Fall City

Frederickson

Graham

Hobart

Hunts Point

Issaquah

Kent

Kirkland

Lake Marcel- Stillwater

Lake Morton-Berrydale

Lea Hill

Maple Heights-Lake Desire

Maple Valley

Medina

Mercer Island

Newcastle

North Bend

Orting

Prairie Ridge

Ravensdale

Redmond

Renton

Riverbend

Sammamish

Snoqualmie

South Hill

South Prairie

Sumner

Tanner

Union Hill-Novelty Hill

West Lake Sammamish

Wilkeson

Yarrow Point