WA is an amazing state in many ways, gelogically...but what many posters here have said is true...the 3 large counties of Pierce, King and most of Snohomish are moonbat left leaning, and they choose our politicians. The city of Seattle has just elected a replacement for their pedophile mayor, and she's nutty as well.
The governor is dumber than raw hamburger, bought and paid for by special interest and currently proposing the largest tax increase in state history to save the Earth. We have the worst, most corrupt DOT in the country, so I'd really reconsider anywhere west of the Cascades. Home prices and rent are nuts in the greater Seattle metropolis, gas prices are top 3 highest in country because of gas taxes.
If you elect to live in eastern WA, people are wonderful and politically grounded...but you're still at the mercy of a Democrat ****wad controlled state and Idaho is very similar without the politics.
I've lived here my whole life, love the State...but I'll be leaving within the next 5-8yrs because of the leftist nutjobs in control of this states government.