Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2016

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Jeff Keuss

First Reader

Dr. Caleb Henry

Second Reader

Dr. Rodney Stiling


Height, Politics, Elections, Washington


Throughout the history of American presidential elections, the height of candidates has proven to be a statistically significant factor relative to success. This analysis examines whether the same trend applied to Washington State elections over the period 1994-2014. Ultimately, the data shows that Washington electoral results are not subject to change on the basis of candidate height – Washington elections do not reflect the presidential election trend.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program.