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Washington Conservation Action (WCA) is the political voice for the environment. WCV ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. Through our work, WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.

  • Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone. The fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate, she has earned the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike by forging agreements on the budget, education, women's health, and other critical issues, all while continuing to fight for working people across our state.

    Her opponent is former Washington State Republican Party Chair Chris Vance. Vance, a partisan operative who championed George W. Bush for president, has led a lackluster campaign and does not bring new ideas to the table. Murray's leadership, experience, and progressive values make her the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Patty Murray

    Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone.

    Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone. The fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate, she has earned the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike by forging agreements on the budget, education, women's health, and other critical issues, all while continuing to fight for working people across our state.

    Her opponent is former Washington State Republican Party Chair Chris Vance. Vance, a partisan operative who championed George W. Bush for president, has led a lackluster campaign and does not bring new ideas to the table. Murray's leadership, experience, and progressive values make her the clear choice in this race.

    Patty Murray

    Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone.

Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care. He is challenging conservative Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is a top member of the Republican leadership in the House. She helped lead the House Republicans' extremely conservative agenda, including blocking emergency benefits for the unemployed, cutting $40 billion from food stamps, and opposing laws to end pay discrimination against women.

    Also running in the race is Independent Dave Wilson, who promises not to take PAC money, Libertarian Krystol McGee, and Republican Tom Home, who are not running effective campaigns. Pakootas would be a refreshing change of leadership for the 5th Congressional District.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Joe Pakootas

    Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care.

    Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care. He is challenging conservative Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is a top member of the Republican leadership in the House. She helped lead the House Republicans' extremely conservative agenda, including blocking emergency benefits for the unemployed, cutting $40 billion from food stamps, and opposing laws to end pay discrimination against women.

    Also running in the race is Independent Dave Wilson, who promises not to take PAC money, Libertarian Krystol McGee, and Republican Tom Home, who are not running effective campaigns. Pakootas would be a refreshing change of leadership for the 5th Congressional District.

    Joe Pakootas

    Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care.

  • Governor Jay Inslee has been a strong, principled leader on the important challenges facing Washington, including tackling transportation problems, increasing the minimum wage, and fighting global warming. He has also worked to fund schools by closing unjust tax loopholes and fought to close the gender pay gap. Before he was elected Governor in 2012, Inslee represented both sides of the Cascades in Congress, opposed the Iraq war, and worked to increase accountability and oversight for Wall Street banks.

    In contrast, Republican Bill Bryant opposes the Washington Voting Rights Act, is opposed to many public transportation projects, and is an obstacle to closing unjust tax loopholes. Also in this race are Democrats James Deal, Johnathon Dodds, and Patrick O'Rourke; Republicans Goodspaceguy and Bill Hirt; Mary Martin of the Socialist Workers Party; Independent Steve Rubenstein; David Blomstrom of the Fifth Republic Party; and Christian Pierre Joubert of the Holistic Party, none of whom are running competitive campaigns. While Inslee has his work cut out for him in his second term, we believe his strong moral compass and vision for improving our state make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Jay Inslee

    Governor Jay Inslee has been a strong, principled leader on the important challenges facing Washington, including tackling transportation problems, increasing the minimum wage, and fighting global warming.

    Governor Jay Inslee has been a strong, principled leader on the important challenges facing Washington, including tackling transportation problems, increasing the minimum wage, and fighting global warming. He has also worked to fund schools by closing unjust tax loopholes and fought to close the gender pay gap. Before he was elected Governor in 2012, Inslee represented both sides of the Cascades in Congress, opposed the Iraq war, and worked to increase accountability and oversight for Wall Street banks.

    In contrast, Republican Bill Bryant opposes the Washington Voting Rights Act, is opposed to many public transportation projects, and is an obstacle to closing unjust tax loopholes. Also in this race are Democrats James Deal, Johnathon Dodds, and Patrick O'Rourke; Republicans Goodspaceguy and Bill Hirt; Mary Martin of the Socialist Workers Party; Independent Steve Rubenstein; David Blomstrom of the Fifth Republic Party; and Christian Pierre Joubert of the Holistic Party, none of whom are running competitive campaigns. While Inslee has his work cut out for him in his second term, we believe his strong moral compass and vision for improving our state make him the best choice in this race.

    Jay Inslee

    Governor Jay Inslee has been a strong, principled leader on the important challenges facing Washington, including tackling transportation problems, increasing the minimum wage, and fighting global warming.

  • Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine. He is an impressive legislator who has received the most support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Cyrus Habib

    Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine.

    Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine. He is an impressive legislator who has received the most support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations.

    Cyrus Habib

    Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine.

  • Attorney General Bob Ferguson's accomplishments in four years are impressive. From delivering millions of dollars back to consumers who were wronged by fraudulent corporations and his ongoing battle with the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear waste site to successfully fighting two Tim Eyman initiatives, Ferguson has been a strong and effective advocate for people in Washington. Ferguson faces Libertarian Josh Trumbull, who is not running a competitive campaign. Ferguson deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson's accomplishments in four years are impressive.

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson's accomplishments in four years are impressive. From delivering millions of dollars back to consumers who were wronged by fraudulent corporations and his ongoing battle with the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear waste site to successfully fighting two Tim Eyman initiatives, Ferguson has been a strong and effective advocate for people in Washington. Ferguson faces Libertarian Josh Trumbull, who is not running a competitive campaign. Ferguson deserves your vote.

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson's accomplishments in four years are impressive.

  • King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career. As a King County Councilmember, he prioritized environmental issues including restoring salmon habitat on the Green River and cleanup for the Duwamish. Upthegrove has received the support of most labor unions that have endorsed in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career.

    King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career. As a King County Councilmember, he prioritized environmental issues including restoring salmon habitat on the Green River and cleanup for the Duwamish. Upthegrove has received the support of most labor unions that have endorsed in this race.

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career.

  • Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways. Franz is a former Washington Environmental Council and Conservation Northwest board member, she sat on the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, and was appointed by Governor Gregoire to the Washington State Climate Action Team. She will prioritize restoring forest health, preventing wildfires, and creating clean energy on our public lands.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Hilary Franz

    Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways.

    Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways. Franz is a former Washington Environmental Council and Conservation Northwest board member, she sat on the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, and was appointed by Governor Gregoire to the Washington State Climate Action Team. She will prioritize restoring forest health, preventing wildfires, and creating clean energy on our public lands.

    Hilary Franz

    Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways.

Legislative Races

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below legislative races on your ballot.

  • Derek Stanford has been an effective legislator guided by progressive values. He is a strong proponent of LGBTQ rights, consumer protection, job creation, a sustainable budget, and education.

    Stanford is opposed by three candidates, including Neil Thannisch, a Republican who does not share the broad community support of Stanford. Stanford is also opposed by Republican Brian Travis and Democrat Kazuaki Sugiyama, who are not running competitive campaigns. Stanford deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Derek Stanford

    Derek Stanford has been an effective legislator guided by progressive values. He is a strong proponent of LGBTQ rights, consumer protection, job creation, a sustainable budget, and education.

    Derek Stanford has been an effective legislator guided by progressive values. He is a strong proponent of LGBTQ rights, consumer protection, job creation, a sustainable budget, and education.

    Stanford is opposed by three candidates, including Neil Thannisch, a Republican who does not share the broad community support of Stanford. Stanford is also opposed by Republican Brian Travis and Democrat Kazuaki Sugiyama, who are not running competitive campaigns. Stanford deserves your vote.

    Derek Stanford

    Derek Stanford has been an effective legislator guided by progressive values. He is a strong proponent of LGBTQ rights, consumer protection, job creation, a sustainable budget, and education.

  • Kirkland City Councilwoman Shelley Kloba is running for this open seat vacated by Luis Moscoso, who is running for state Senate. Kloba has been a strong voice for parks and human services in Kirkland, serving on the Eastside Human Resources Forum and the regional Domestic Violence Task Force. She previously served two years as the Washington State PTA Legislative Director where she advocated for education funding, and just finished a six-year term as a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Kloba is now running for the legislature because of her strong commitment to affordable housing and education funding.

    She faces Democrats Aaron Moreau-Cook, Darshan Rauniyar, and Kyoko Matsumoto-Wright, who are not running competitive campaigns, as well as Republican Jim Langston, a child care center owner who does not share the same breadth of experience as Kloba. Because of her longstanding commitment to parks, education, and housing options that work for all, Kloba deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Shelley Kloba

    Kirkland City Councilwoman Shelley Kloba is running for this open seat vacated by Luis Moscoso, who is running for state Senate. Kloba has been a strong voice for parks and human services in Kirkland, serving on the Eastside Human Resources Forum and the regional Domestic Violence Task Force.

    Kirkland City Councilwoman Shelley Kloba is running for this open seat vacated by Luis Moscoso, who is running for state Senate. Kloba has been a strong voice for parks and human services in Kirkland, serving on the Eastside Human Resources Forum and the regional Domestic Violence Task Force. She previously served two years as the Washington State PTA Legislative Director where she advocated for education funding, and just finished a six-year term as a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Kloba is now running for the legislature because of her strong commitment to affordable housing and education funding.

    She faces Democrats Aaron Moreau-Cook, Darshan Rauniyar, and Kyoko Matsumoto-Wright, who are not running competitive campaigns, as well as Republican Jim Langston, a child care center owner who does not share the same breadth of experience as Kloba. Because of her longstanding commitment to parks, education, and housing options that work for all, Kloba deserves your vote.

    Shelley Kloba

    Kirkland City Councilwoman Shelley Kloba is running for this open seat vacated by Luis Moscoso, who is running for state Senate. Kloba has been a strong voice for parks and human services in Kirkland, serving on the Eastside Human Resources Forum and the regional Domestic Violence Task Force.

  • Senator Andy Billig is a strong leader and progressive champion who has broad support from the Spokane community. As a state representative, Billig helped pass a transportation bill that created 43,000 jobs and worked to reduce pollution in the Spokane River. He's also been a strong leader advocating for high quality early learning programs and better campaign finance reform to increase transparency in government, including two bills he passed to make elections more fair in our state.

    His opponent is conservative James Apker, who is not running a viable campaign. Andy Billig is the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Andy Billig

    Senator Andy Billig is a strong leader and progressive champion who has broad support from the Spokane community. As a state representative, Billig helped pass a transportation bill that created 43,000 jobs and worked to reduce pollution in the Spokane River.

    Senator Andy Billig is a strong leader and progressive champion who has broad support from the Spokane community. As a state representative, Billig helped pass a transportation bill that created 43,000 jobs and worked to reduce pollution in the Spokane River. He's also been a strong leader advocating for high quality early learning programs and better campaign finance reform to increase transparency in government, including two bills he passed to make elections more fair in our state.

    His opponent is conservative James Apker, who is not running a viable campaign. Andy Billig is the clear choice in this race.

    Andy Billig

    Senator Andy Billig is a strong leader and progressive champion who has broad support from the Spokane community. As a state representative, Billig helped pass a transportation bill that created 43,000 jobs and worked to reduce pollution in the Spokane River.

  • Marcus Riccelli is an effective progressive advocate who has served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's Eastern Washington Director and former state Senator Lisa Brown's senior policy aide. Ricelli has been a strong advocate of a state basic health plan, and has also been a vocal supporter of equal pay, sustainable education funding, and mental health reform.

    He faces Libertarian Randy McGlenn II, who is not running a competitive campaign. Riccelli is a great choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Marcus Riccelli

    Marcus Riccelli is an effective progressive advocate who has served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's Eastern Washington Director and former state Senator Lisa Brown's senior policy aide.

    Marcus Riccelli is an effective progressive advocate who has served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's Eastern Washington Director and former state Senator Lisa Brown's senior policy aide. Ricelli has been a strong advocate of a state basic health plan, and has also been a vocal supporter of equal pay, sustainable education funding, and mental health reform.

    He faces Libertarian Randy McGlenn II, who is not running a competitive campaign. Riccelli is a great choice in this race.

    Marcus Riccelli

    Marcus Riccelli is an effective progressive advocate who has served as U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's Eastern Washington Director and former state Senator Lisa Brown's senior policy aide.

  • Timm Ormsby is a reliable progressive and an active member of the Spokane community. He is the current president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and a board member of the United Way of Spokane County. In the past session, Ormsby helped write and pass bills to bring good jobs to Spokane, protect the environment, and preserve critical health care services. He is the new chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and is in a strong position to advocate for the interests of Eastern Washington in Olympia.

    His opponent is Republican Laura Carder, who is not running an effective campaign, and Libertarian Paul Delaney. Ormsby is the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Timm Ormsby

    Timm Ormsby is a reliable progressive and an active member of the Spokane community. He is the current president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and a board member of the United Way of Spokane County.

    Timm Ormsby is a reliable progressive and an active member of the Spokane community. He is the current president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and a board member of the United Way of Spokane County. In the past session, Ormsby helped write and pass bills to bring good jobs to Spokane, protect the environment, and preserve critical health care services. He is the new chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and is in a strong position to advocate for the interests of Eastern Washington in Olympia.

    His opponent is Republican Laura Carder, who is not running an effective campaign, and Libertarian Paul Delaney. Ormsby is the clear choice in this race.

    Timm Ormsby

    Timm Ormsby is a reliable progressive and an active member of the Spokane community. He is the current president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and a board member of the United Way of Spokane County.

  • Sen. Mark Mullet is a moderate small business owner and former Issaquah City Councilman running for re-election. He currently owns the Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store in Issaquah. Mullet's private sector experience has helped him work across party lines to get results on transportation, budget issues, and health care transparency.

    He faces Republican Rep. Chad Magendanz, who is the only East King County legislator of either party to vote against the transportation budget that will improve I-405, reduce traffic gridlock, and upgrade our transit options. Mullet's strong legislative track record and support for improving transportation make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Mark Mullet

    Sen. Mark Mullet is a moderate small business owner and former Issaquah City Councilman running for re-election. He currently owns the Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store in Issaquah.

    Sen. Mark Mullet is a moderate small business owner and former Issaquah City Councilman running for re-election. He currently owns the Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store in Issaquah. Mullet's private sector experience has helped him work across party lines to get results on transportation, budget issues, and health care transparency.

    He faces Republican Rep. Chad Magendanz, who is the only East King County legislator of either party to vote against the transportation budget that will improve I-405, reduce traffic gridlock, and upgrade our transit options. Mullet's strong legislative track record and support for improving transportation make him the best choice in this race.

    Mark Mullet

    Sen. Mark Mullet is a moderate small business owner and former Issaquah City Councilman running for re-election. He currently owns the Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store in Issaquah.

  • Democrat/Working Families Party

    Jason Ritchie

  • Jason Ritchie is a rising star who is running an energetic campaign to defeat the incumbent Republican Rep. Jay Rodne. Ritchie started a business remodeling homes for people with disabilities after his father had a stroke and suffered from limited mobility.

    The incumbent Rodne was widely criticized this year for making offensive anti-Islamic statements that shook Snoqualmie's many hardworking Muslim families. Rodne has become an embarrassment to the people he is supposed to represent. Ritchie's strong commitment to fully funding education, ensuring healthcare access for all, and stronger protections for the environment would make him a welcome change for this district.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Jason Ritchie

    Jason Ritchie is a rising star who is running an energetic campaign to defeat the incumbent Republican Rep. Jay Rodne. Ritchie started a business remodeling homes for people with disabilities after his father had a stroke and suffered from limited mobility.

    Jason Ritchie is a rising star who is running an energetic campaign to defeat the incumbent Republican Rep. Jay Rodne. Ritchie started a business remodeling homes for people with disabilities after his father had a stroke and suffered from limited mobility.

    The incumbent Rodne was widely criticized this year for making offensive anti-Islamic statements that shook Snoqualmie's many hardworking Muslim families. Rodne has become an embarrassment to the people he is supposed to represent. Ritchie's strong commitment to fully funding education, ensuring healthcare access for all, and stronger protections for the environment would make him a welcome change for this district.

    Jason Ritchie

    Jason Ritchie is a rising star who is running an energetic campaign to defeat the incumbent Republican Rep. Jay Rodne. Ritchie started a business remodeling homes for people with disabilities after his father had a stroke and suffered from limited mobility.

  • Democrat Darcy Burner is a passionate progressive champion who is running to advocate for a clean energy economy, fully fund education, and ensure workers who play by the rules have enough to feed themselves and their families. She got her political start by challenging Congressman Dave Reichert in 2006 over his support for the Iraq War, and she went on to lead an organization that works with the Congressional Progressive Caucus on legislative priorities.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Darcy Burner

    Democrat Darcy Burner is a passionate progressive champion who is running to advocate for a clean energy economy, fully fund education, and ensure workers who play by the rules have enough to feed themselves and their families.

    Democrat Darcy Burner is a passionate progressive champion who is running to advocate for a clean energy economy, fully fund education, and ensure workers who play by the rules have enough to feed themselves and their families. She got her political start by challenging Congressman Dave Reichert in 2006 over his support for the Iraq War, and she went on to lead an organization that works with the Congressional Progressive Caucus on legislative priorities.

    Darcy Burner

    Democrat Darcy Burner is a passionate progressive champion who is running to advocate for a clean energy economy, fully fund education, and ensure workers who play by the rules have enough to feed themselves and their families.

  • Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years. Larson, a former small business owner of a home design company, has helped guide Snoqualmie through some of its toughest land use decisions during his tenure on the planning commission, parks board, city council, and now as mayor. He's prioritizing reducing traffic and expanding transit options for Eastside residents, as well as funding education.

    Larson and Burner are facing Republican Paul Graves, a political newcomer with a short resume who works as a lawyer at Perkins Coie in Seattle. We lean toward the progressive Burner in this important race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Matt Larson

    Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years.

    Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years. Larson, a former small business owner of a home design company, has helped guide Snoqualmie through some of its toughest land use decisions during his tenure on the planning commission, parks board, city council, and now as mayor. He's prioritizing reducing traffic and expanding transit options for Eastside residents, as well as funding education.

    Larson and Burner are facing Republican Paul Graves, a political newcomer with a short resume who works as a lawyer at Perkins Coie in Seattle. We lean toward the progressive Burner in this important race.

    Matt Larson

    Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years.

  • Lynnette Vehrs is running for the seat being vacated by current Rep. Kevin Parker who decided not to seek re-election. Vehrs is a nurse who has passionately worked to make health care more accessible and will work to address substance abuse, mental illness, and other crises that impact our community. She is a supporter of building a clean energy economy in Washington, as well as fully funding education.

    Vehrs faces No Political Party candidate Barry Pfundt as well as three Republicans -- Spokane County Chief Deputy Treasurer Mike Volz, Samuel Canty, and the untested press secretary of Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ian Field. Due to her years of experience fighting for a healthier Spokane, Vehrs is the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Lynnette Vehrs

    Lynnette Vehrs is running for the seat being vacated by current Rep. Kevin Parker who decided not to seek re-election.

    Lynnette Vehrs is running for the seat being vacated by current Rep. Kevin Parker who decided not to seek re-election. Vehrs is a nurse who has passionately worked to make health care more accessible and will work to address substance abuse, mental illness, and other crises that impact our community. She is a supporter of building a clean energy economy in Washington, as well as fully funding education.

    Vehrs faces No Political Party candidate Barry Pfundt as well as three Republicans -- Spokane County Chief Deputy Treasurer Mike Volz, Samuel Canty, and the untested press secretary of Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ian Field. Due to her years of experience fighting for a healthier Spokane, Vehrs is the clear choice in this race.

    Lynnette Vehrs

    Lynnette Vehrs is running for the seat being vacated by current Rep. Kevin Parker who decided not to seek re-election.

  • Former Island County Commissioner Angie Homola is running to ensure state tax dollars are spent well and invested across Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. She is running a strong campaign to unseat conservative incumbent Barbara Bailey, who has been an obstacle to progress on education funding, tax reform, and immigration. Also in the race is Nick Petrish, a strong progressive with a varied background, including the Army Reserves, commercial fishing, and small business ownership. Due to her experience and strong campaign, we lean toward Homola in this challenging race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Angela Homola

    Former Island County Commissioner Angie Homola is running to ensure state tax dollars are spent well and invested across Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties.

    Former Island County Commissioner Angie Homola is running to ensure state tax dollars are spent well and invested across Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. She is running a strong campaign to unseat conservative incumbent Barbara Bailey, who has been an obstacle to progress on education funding, tax reform, and immigration. Also in the race is Nick Petrish, a strong progressive with a varied background, including the Army Reserves, commercial fishing, and small business ownership. Due to her experience and strong campaign, we lean toward Homola in this challenging race.

    Angela Homola

    Former Island County Commissioner Angie Homola is running to ensure state tax dollars are spent well and invested across Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties.

  • Senator Bob Hasegawa has distinguished himself through his social justice work. Since first being elected to the House in 2005, his focus has been on supporting working families, small businesses and disenfranchised communities. Hasegawa has also been a strong advocate for reforming our state's regressive tax system in order to fully fund our public schools. He faces Libertarian Dennis Price in this race, who is not running a competitive campaign. Hasegawa has earned your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Bob Hasegawa

    Senator Bob Hasegawa has distinguished himself through his social justice work. Since first being elected to the House in 2005, his focus has been on supporting working families, small businesses and disenfranchised communities.

    Senator Bob Hasegawa has distinguished himself through his social justice work. Since first being elected to the House in 2005, his focus has been on supporting working families, small businesses and disenfranchised communities. Hasegawa has also been a strong advocate for reforming our state's regressive tax system in order to fully fund our public schools. He faces Libertarian Dennis Price in this race, who is not running a competitive campaign. Hasegawa has earned your vote.

    Bob Hasegawa

    Senator Bob Hasegawa has distinguished himself through his social justice work. Since first being elected to the House in 2005, his focus has been on supporting working families, small businesses and disenfranchised communities.

  • Rep. Zack Hudgins is a strong progressive incumbent and the chair of the House Government Oversight Committee who is running for re-election. He has been a thoughtful and effective leader in the legislature who has led on issues of veterans affairs, election transparency, and affordable housing. He faces conservative Erin Aboudara, a member of the Log Cabin Republicans of Washington who is not running a competitive campaign. Hudgins has been endorsed by a wide variety of our progressive partners and deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Zack Hudgins

    Rep. Zack Hudgins is a strong progressive incumbent and the chair of the House Government Oversight Committee who is running for re-election. He has been a thoughtful and effective leader in the legislature who has led on issues of veterans affairs, election transparency, and affordable housing.

    Rep. Zack Hudgins is a strong progressive incumbent and the chair of the House Government Oversight Committee who is running for re-election. He has been a thoughtful and effective leader in the legislature who has led on issues of veterans affairs, election transparency, and affordable housing. He faces conservative Erin Aboudara, a member of the Log Cabin Republicans of Washington who is not running a competitive campaign. Hudgins has been endorsed by a wide variety of our progressive partners and deserves your vote.

    Zack Hudgins

    Rep. Zack Hudgins is a strong progressive incumbent and the chair of the House Government Oversight Committee who is running for re-election. He has been a thoughtful and effective leader in the legislature who has led on issues of veterans affairs, election transparency, and affordable housing.

  • Rep. Steve Bergquist is a public school teacher who has been a strong advocate for public schools. As one of the few teachers in the Legislature, Bergquist brings a much-needed perspective to many important education issues. Bergquist is running unopposed for re-election and deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Steve Bergquist

    Rep. Steve Bergquist is a public school teacher who has been a strong advocate for public schools. As one of the few teachers in the Legislature, Bergquist brings a much-needed perspective to many important education issues.

    Rep. Steve Bergquist is a public school teacher who has been a strong advocate for public schools. As one of the few teachers in the Legislature, Bergquist brings a much-needed perspective to many important education issues. Bergquist is running unopposed for re-election and deserves your vote.

    Steve Bergquist

    Rep. Steve Bergquist is a public school teacher who has been a strong advocate for public schools. As one of the few teachers in the Legislature, Bergquist brings a much-needed perspective to many important education issues.

  • Moderate Democrat and former state Rep. Tim Probst is running for an open seat against Republican Rep. Lynda Wilson. Probst has been employed in workforce development for 18 years, helping working people land good jobs. He is running to create jobs, get money out of politics, and ensure fiscal responsibility in state government.

    Probst's opponent, Lynda Wilson, is a Tea Party Republican who opposes a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave. Due to his commitment to supporting working people, Probst is the best choice in this race.
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    Tim Probst

    Moderate Democrat and former state Rep. Tim Probst is running for an open seat against Republican Rep. Lynda Wilson. Probst has been employed in workforce development for 18 years, helping working people land good jobs.

    Moderate Democrat and former state Rep. Tim Probst is running for an open seat against Republican Rep. Lynda Wilson. Probst has been employed in workforce development for 18 years, helping working people land good jobs. He is running to create jobs, get money out of politics, and ensure fiscal responsibility in state government.

    Probst's opponent, Lynda Wilson, is a Tea Party Republican who opposes a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave. Due to his commitment to supporting working people, Probst is the best choice in this race.

    Tim Probst

    Moderate Democrat and former state Rep. Tim Probst is running for an open seat against Republican Rep. Lynda Wilson. Probst has been employed in workforce development for 18 years, helping working people land good jobs.

  • Incumbent Representative, former city council member, and local cheese shop owner Strom Peterson has proven to be a smart and capable leader in the Edmonds community. This year, Peterson sponsored a bill to help solve the state's heroin and opioid epidemic, which passed. He has also prioritized the environment, workforce development, and fully funding our schools. He faces Libertarian Alex Hels, who is not running a competitive campaign. Peterson deserves your vote.
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    Strom Peterson

    Incumbent Representative, former city council member, and local cheese shop owner Strom Peterson has proven to be a smart and capable leader in the Edmonds community. This year, Peterson sponsored a bill to help solve the state's heroin and opioid epidemic, which passed.

    Incumbent Representative, former city council member, and local cheese shop owner Strom Peterson has proven to be a smart and capable leader in the Edmonds community. This year, Peterson sponsored a bill to help solve the state's heroin and opioid epidemic, which passed. He has also prioritized the environment, workforce development, and fully funding our schools. He faces Libertarian Alex Hels, who is not running a competitive campaign. Peterson deserves your vote.

    Strom Peterson

    Incumbent Representative, former city council member, and local cheese shop owner Strom Peterson has proven to be a smart and capable leader in the Edmonds community. This year, Peterson sponsored a bill to help solve the state's heroin and opioid epidemic, which passed.

  • Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self has worked in children's services almost all of her life, including her role as an education adviser for the Department of Children and Family Services and her current job as a counselor in the Everett School District. She also founded two separate organizations that provide mental health counseling and help Latino youth achieve academic success, helping bridge barriers they face to succeed. In Olympia, she used her experience to bring a bill forward that will help improve students' success in Washington schools by examining outside factors that are impacting their performance.

    Ortiz-Self is opposed by Republican Jeff Scherrer, Libertarian Bruce Guthrie, and Mohammed Riaz Khan, who states No Party Preference. However, none of these candidates are running competitive campaigns. Rep. Ortiz-Self has earned your vote.
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    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self has worked in children's services almost all of her life, including her role as an education adviser for the Department of Children and Family Services and her current job as a counselor in the Everett School District.

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self has worked in children's services almost all of her life, including her role as an education adviser for the Department of Children and Family Services and her current job as a counselor in the Everett School District. She also founded two separate organizations that provide mental health counseling and help Latino youth achieve academic success, helping bridge barriers they face to succeed. In Olympia, she used her experience to bring a bill forward that will help improve students' success in Washington schools by examining outside factors that are impacting their performance.

    Ortiz-Self is opposed by Republican Jeff Scherrer, Libertarian Bruce Guthrie, and Mohammed Riaz Khan, who states No Party Preference. However, none of these candidates are running competitive campaigns. Rep. Ortiz-Self has earned your vote.

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self has worked in children's services almost all of her life, including her role as an education adviser for the Department of Children and Family Services and her current job as a counselor in the Everett School District.

  • Representative Sam Hunt is a reliable progressive who is now running to replace Karen Fraser in the state Senate. He is a strong advocate of open and fair elections and has sponsored to encourage online voter registration. Hunt has also supported increased education funding and women's health protections.

    Another progressive candidate in this race is Erik Lee, a labor supporter and University of Washington budget analyst who was inspired by Bernie Sanders to run for office. Lee and Hunt received a dual endorsement from our partners at SEIU 925. In addition, Spencer Baldwin and Steve Owens are on the ballot but not running competitive campaigns. Due to his strong support from our partners, Hunt is the best choice in this race.
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    Sam Hunt

    Representative Sam Hunt is a reliable progressive who is now running to replace Karen Fraser in the state Senate. He is a strong advocate of open and fair elections and has sponsored to encourage online voter registration.

    Representative Sam Hunt is a reliable progressive who is now running to replace Karen Fraser in the state Senate. He is a strong advocate of open and fair elections and has sponsored to encourage online voter registration. Hunt has also supported increased education funding and women's health protections.

    Another progressive candidate in this race is Erik Lee, a labor supporter and University of Washington budget analyst who was inspired by Bernie Sanders to run for office. Lee and Hunt received a dual endorsement from our partners at SEIU 925. In addition, Spencer Baldwin and Steve Owens are on the ballot but not running competitive campaigns. Due to his strong support from our partners, Hunt is the best choice in this race.

    Sam Hunt

    Representative Sam Hunt is a reliable progressive who is now running to replace Karen Fraser in the state Senate. He is a strong advocate of open and fair elections and has sponsored to encourage online voter registration.

  • Laurie Dolan is an educator and former director for Spokane Public Schools who is passionate about fully funding our classrooms. She brings with her the working knowledge of being on both sides of the bargaining table and will be able to do what is best for teachers and kids at our schools. Before she moved to Olympia in 2005 to be Gov. Chris Gregoire's Director of Policy, she ran two close races for state Senate against conservative Republicans in Spokane. We lean toward Dolan because of her strong support from progressive partners.
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    Laurie Dolan

    Laurie Dolan is an educator and former director for Spokane Public Schools who is passionate about fully funding our classrooms. She brings with her the working knowledge of being on both sides of the bargaining table and will be able to do what is best for teachers and kids at our schools.

    Laurie Dolan is an educator and former director for Spokane Public Schools who is passionate about fully funding our classrooms. She brings with her the working knowledge of being on both sides of the bargaining table and will be able to do what is best for teachers and kids at our schools. Before she moved to Olympia in 2005 to be Gov. Chris Gregoire's Director of Policy, she ran two close races for state Senate against conservative Republicans in Spokane. We lean toward Dolan because of her strong support from progressive partners.

    Laurie Dolan

    Laurie Dolan is an educator and former director for Spokane Public Schools who is passionate about fully funding our classrooms. She brings with her the working knowledge of being on both sides of the bargaining table and will be able to do what is best for teachers and kids at our schools.

  • Representative Sherry Appleton, a former two-term Poulsbo City Council member, is a reliable progressive who has been a leader on women's health, military, and transportation issues. This past session, she was the prime advocate for creating a "Silver Alert" to help elderly citizens who are missing, and she has previously sponsored legislation to increase oversight of payday lenders.

    Rep. Appleton is being challenged by Republican Loretta Byrnes, who ran and lost for North Kitsap School Board in 2015, as well as Jack Carroll and April Ferguson, who are not running viable campaigns. Appleton is an effective legislator who deserves your support.
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    Sherry Appleton

    Representative Sherry Appleton, a former two-term Poulsbo City Council member, is a reliable progressive who has been a leader on women's health, military, and transportation issues.

    Representative Sherry Appleton, a former two-term Poulsbo City Council member, is a reliable progressive who has been a leader on women's health, military, and transportation issues. This past session, she was the prime advocate for creating a "Silver Alert" to help elderly citizens who are missing, and she has previously sponsored legislation to increase oversight of payday lenders.

    Rep. Appleton is being challenged by Republican Loretta Byrnes, who ran and lost for North Kitsap School Board in 2015, as well as Jack Carroll and April Ferguson, who are not running viable campaigns. Appleton is an effective legislator who deserves your support.

    Sherry Appleton

    Representative Sherry Appleton, a former two-term Poulsbo City Council member, is a reliable progressive who has been a leader on women's health, military, and transportation issues.

  • Representative Drew Hansen serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee and has been laser focused on job creation and education opportunities in Olympia. He has expanded engineering training at local colleges, sponsored legislation to prepare students for technology jobs, and protected maritime industry jobs. Hansen is running unopposed and deserves your vote.
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    Drew Hansen

    Representative Drew Hansen serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee and has been laser focused on job creation and education opportunities in Olympia.

    Representative Drew Hansen serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee and has been laser focused on job creation and education opportunities in Olympia. He has expanded engineering training at local colleges, sponsored legislation to prepare students for technology jobs, and protected maritime industry jobs. Hansen is running unopposed and deserves your vote.

    Drew Hansen

    Representative Drew Hansen serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee and has been laser focused on job creation and education opportunities in Olympia.

  • Clallam County Commissioner and former law enforcement officer Mike Chapman is running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Kevin Van de Wege. In addition to his public safety background, Chapman is running to ensure the environment and job growth co-exist side by side, to fully fund our schools, and to care for those who are struggling with mental illness.

    He faces Democrat Tammy Ramsay, who is running a solid campaign and is dedicated to solving homelessness but does not have the same institutional support, as well as a Republican who is not running a competitive campaign. Chapman deserves your vote.
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    Mike Chapman

    Clallam County Commissioner and former law enforcement officer Mike Chapman is running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Kevin Van de Wege.

    Clallam County Commissioner and former law enforcement officer Mike Chapman is running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Kevin Van de Wege. In addition to his public safety background, Chapman is running to ensure the environment and job growth co-exist side by side, to fully fund our schools, and to care for those who are struggling with mental illness.

    He faces Democrat Tammy Ramsay, who is running a solid campaign and is dedicated to solving homelessness but does not have the same institutional support, as well as a Republican who is not running a competitive campaign. Chapman deserves your vote.

    Mike Chapman

    Clallam County Commissioner and former law enforcement officer Mike Chapman is running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Kevin Van de Wege.

  • Representative Steve Tharinger is a strong progressive leader for the 24th District. Tharinger has supported community investments to create jobs, protected health care for the most vulnerable, and also advocated for the environment. His opponent, John D Alger of the GOP/Independent party, is not running a viable campaign. Steve Tharinger's track record in Olympia has earned him another term.
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    Steve Tharinger

    Representative Steve Tharinger is a strong progressive leader for the 24th District. Tharinger has supported community investments to create jobs, protected health care for the most vulnerable, and also advocated for the environment.

    Representative Steve Tharinger is a strong progressive leader for the 24th District. Tharinger has supported community investments to create jobs, protected health care for the most vulnerable, and also advocated for the environment. His opponent, John D Alger of the GOP/Independent party, is not running a viable campaign. Steve Tharinger's track record in Olympia has earned him another term.

    Steve Tharinger

    Representative Steve Tharinger is a strong progressive leader for the 24th District. Tharinger has supported community investments to create jobs, protected health care for the most vulnerable, and also advocated for the environment.

  • Michelle Chatterton is an emergency management coordinator and a member of the City of Puyallup's Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Hans Zeiger. She is running an energetic campaign to ensure our schools are fully funded and to address traffic issues, college affordability, and growing youth homelessness problem in Puyallup Valley.

    Chatterton faces Joyce McDonald, a conservative who serves on the Pierce County Council and has led efforts to ban voter-approved marijuana sales in Pierce County. Previously, McDonald challenged and lost to Congressman Denny Heck. Chatterton is a rising star and deserves your vote.
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    Michelle Chatterton

    Michelle Chatterton is an emergency management coordinator and a member of the City of Puyallup's Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Hans Zeiger.

    Michelle Chatterton is an emergency management coordinator and a member of the City of Puyallup's Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Hans Zeiger. She is running an energetic campaign to ensure our schools are fully funded and to address traffic issues, college affordability, and growing youth homelessness problem in Puyallup Valley.

    Chatterton faces Joyce McDonald, a conservative who serves on the Pierce County Council and has led efforts to ban voter-approved marijuana sales in Pierce County. Previously, McDonald challenged and lost to Congressman Denny Heck. Chatterton is a rising star and deserves your vote.

    Michelle Chatterton

    Michelle Chatterton is an emergency management coordinator and a member of the City of Puyallup's Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Hans Zeiger.

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    Randy Spitzer

  • Retired small business owner and former teacher Randy Spitzer is running against recently elected Republican Rep. Michelle Caldier. Spitzer is an independent Democrat who is running to ease the tax burden on middle class families, fully fund education, and protect our environment.

    In her first term, Caldier has opposed closing tax loopholes to fund schools and was sued by her previous opponent for false ads during her campaign, though she deserves credit for some good labor votes. For representation with integrity, Spitzer is a good choice in this race.
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    Randy Spitzer

    Retired small business owner and former teacher Randy Spitzer is running against recently elected Republican Rep. Michelle Caldier. Spitzer is an independent Democrat who is running to ease the tax burden on middle class families, fully fund education, and protect our environment.

    Retired small business owner and former teacher Randy Spitzer is running against recently elected Republican Rep. Michelle Caldier. Spitzer is an independent Democrat who is running to ease the tax burden on middle class families, fully fund education, and protect our environment.

    In her first term, Caldier has opposed closing tax loopholes to fund schools and was sued by her previous opponent for false ads during her campaign, though she deserves credit for some good labor votes. For representation with integrity, Spitzer is a good choice in this race.

    Randy Spitzer

    Retired small business owner and former teacher Randy Spitzer is running against recently elected Republican Rep. Michelle Caldier. Spitzer is an independent Democrat who is running to ease the tax burden on middle class families, fully fund education, and protect our environment.

  • Sen. Jeannie Darneille has been a strong advocate for the 27th legislative district in her 12 years in the House and four years in the Senate, particularly for families who are struggling to make ends meet. She is a champion of women, people with disabilities, health care access, and expanded economic opportunities for all.

    Darneille faces conservative Gregory Taylor, who does not have the same community support, and Democrat Martin Cline, who is not running a competitive campaign. Due to her longtime dedication to the district, Darneille deserves your vote.
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    Jeannie Darneille

    Sen. Jeannie Darneille has been a strong advocate for the 27th legislative district in her 12 years in the House and four years in the Senate, particularly for families who are struggling to make ends meet.

    Sen. Jeannie Darneille has been a strong advocate for the 27th legislative district in her 12 years in the House and four years in the Senate, particularly for families who are struggling to make ends meet. She is a champion of women, people with disabilities, health care access, and expanded economic opportunities for all.

    Darneille faces conservative Gregory Taylor, who does not have the same community support, and Democrat Martin Cline, who is not running a competitive campaign. Due to her longtime dedication to the district, Darneille deserves your vote.

    Jeannie Darneille

    Sen. Jeannie Darneille has been a strong advocate for the 27th legislative district in her 12 years in the House and four years in the Senate, particularly for families who are struggling to make ends meet.

  • Rep. Laurie Jinkins is a public health professional and the first openly lesbian women to serve in the state legislature. She has been a progressive champion and leading voice on the need to close unnecessary tax loopholes, fully fund our schools, and protect liberty and equality for all. Jinkins is unopposed and has clearly earned your vote.
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    Laurie Jinkins

    Rep. Laurie Jinkins is a public health professional and the first openly lesbian women to serve in the state legislature. She has been a progressive champion and leading voice on the need to close unnecessary tax loopholes, fully fund our schools, and protect liberty and equality for all.

    Rep. Laurie Jinkins is a public health professional and the first openly lesbian women to serve in the state legislature. She has been a progressive champion and leading voice on the need to close unnecessary tax loopholes, fully fund our schools, and protect liberty and equality for all. Jinkins is unopposed and has clearly earned your vote.

    Laurie Jinkins

    Rep. Laurie Jinkins is a public health professional and the first openly lesbian women to serve in the state legislature. She has been a progressive champion and leading voice on the need to close unnecessary tax loopholes, fully fund our schools, and protect liberty and equality for all.

  • Rep. Jake Fey is a former Tacoma City Councilman who is an environmental champion. As the vice-chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been a strong supporter of transit, as well as clean air and a sustainable future for all of us. Fey also serves on the House Education Committee and is committed to fully funding our schools. He is running unopposed and deserves your vote.
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    Jake Fey

    Rep. Jake Fey is a former Tacoma City Councilman who is an environmental champion. As the vice-chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been a strong supporter of transit, as well as clean air and a sustainable future for all of us.

    Rep. Jake Fey is a former Tacoma City Councilman who is an environmental champion. As the vice-chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been a strong supporter of transit, as well as clean air and a sustainable future for all of us. Fey also serves on the House Education Committee and is committed to fully funding our schools. He is running unopposed and deserves your vote.

    Jake Fey

    Rep. Jake Fey is a former Tacoma City Councilman who is an environmental champion. As the vice-chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been a strong supporter of transit, as well as clean air and a sustainable future for all of us.

  • U.S. Army Colonel and former PTA regional director Marisa Peloquin has stepped up to challenge far-right Senator Steve O’Ban. Peloquin's longtime military service and education experience make her highly qualified to help strengthen our schools and ensure our state does more for military veterans.

    Her opponent, Sen. O'Ban, led the highly partisan Republican attacks on the Governor this year, which the Tacoma News Tribune criticized for wasting taxpayer time and money. Previously, O'Ban sued the state to prevent Washington women from accessing birth control at some pharmacies. He has also been a strong opponent of equality for the LGBT community. Peloquin's values and commitment to public service make her a better choice in this race.
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    Marisa Peloquin

    U.S. Army Colonel and former PTA regional director Marisa Peloquin has stepped up to challenge far-right Senator Steve O’Ban.

    U.S. Army Colonel and former PTA regional director Marisa Peloquin has stepped up to challenge far-right Senator Steve O’Ban. Peloquin's longtime military service and education experience make her highly qualified to help strengthen our schools and ensure our state does more for military veterans.

    Her opponent, Sen. O'Ban, led the highly partisan Republican attacks on the Governor this year, which the Tacoma News Tribune criticized for wasting taxpayer time and money. Previously, O'Ban sued the state to prevent Washington women from accessing birth control at some pharmacies. He has also been a strong opponent of equality for the LGBT community. Peloquin's values and commitment to public service make her a better choice in this race.

    Marisa Peloquin

    U.S. Army Colonel and former PTA regional director Marisa Peloquin has stepped up to challenge far-right Senator Steve O’Ban.

  • Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care. She has also been a great advocate for veterans and military families during her time in the Legislature. This past session, she sponsored legislation to increase community outreach programs to veterans in rural and remote areas, ensuring they can access health care, education, and employment services.

    Kilduff is opposed by the very conservative candidate Paul Wagemann, who has run for this seat unsuccessfully every year since 2010, Libertarian Brandon Lyons, and Michael Winkler, another conservative candidate. Wagemann supports outlawing abortion even in cases of rape and incest and has questioned whether or not schools need more funding. Kilduff's other Republican opponent, Winkler, supported the discriminatory I-1515 that would have overturned our state's human rights protections for transgender people. Due to her service to the community and support for public schools, Kilduff deserves your vote.
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    Christine Kilduff

    Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care.

    Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care. She has also been a great advocate for veterans and military families during her time in the Legislature. This past session, she sponsored legislation to increase community outreach programs to veterans in rural and remote areas, ensuring they can access health care, education, and employment services.

    Kilduff is opposed by the very conservative candidate Paul Wagemann, who has run for this seat unsuccessfully every year since 2010, Libertarian Brandon Lyons, and Michael Winkler, another conservative candidate. Wagemann supports outlawing abortion even in cases of rape and incest and has questioned whether or not schools need more funding. Kilduff's other Republican opponent, Winkler, supported the discriminatory I-1515 that would have overturned our state's human rights protections for transgender people. Due to her service to the community and support for public schools, Kilduff deserves your vote.

    Christine Kilduff

    Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care.

  • Rep. David Sawyer is an up and coming progressive legislator who wants to do more work to solve childhood homelessness, fix our broken tax system, and ensure everyone has opportunities to succeed.

    Sawyer faces former Democratic Idaho legislator Branden Durst, who has a troubled past including domestic violence against his ex-wife, and conservative Rick Thomas. Due to his strong endorsements from our progressive allies, Sawyer deserves your vote.
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    David Sawyer

    Rep. David Sawyer is an up and coming progressive legislator who wants to do more work to solve childhood homelessness, fix our broken tax system, and ensure everyone has opportunities to succeed.

    Rep. David Sawyer is an up and coming progressive legislator who wants to do more work to solve childhood homelessness, fix our broken tax system, and ensure everyone has opportunities to succeed.

    Sawyer faces former Democratic Idaho legislator Branden Durst, who has a troubled past including domestic violence against his ex-wife, and conservative Rick Thomas. Due to his strong endorsements from our progressive allies, Sawyer deserves your vote.

    David Sawyer

    Rep. David Sawyer is an up and coming progressive legislator who wants to do more work to solve childhood homelessness, fix our broken tax system, and ensure everyone has opportunities to succeed.

  • Rep. Steve Kirby has represented the 29th District for six terms and previously served four terms on the Tacoma City Council. He currently serves as the Chair of the powerful Business and Financial Services Committee. Kirby's long track record of public service and positive votes to ensure all workers have the opportunity to succeed make him the best choice in this race.

    Kirby faces newcomer Jessica Garcia, who was a leading activist supporting charter schools during the 2016 legislative session. Due to his many years of dedication and service to his community, Kirby deserves your vote.
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    Steve Kirby

    Rep. Steve Kirby has represented the 29th District for six terms and previously served four terms on the Tacoma City Council. He currently serves as the Chair of the powerful Business and Financial Services Committee.

    Rep. Steve Kirby has represented the 29th District for six terms and previously served four terms on the Tacoma City Council. He currently serves as the Chair of the powerful Business and Financial Services Committee. Kirby's long track record of public service and positive votes to ensure all workers have the opportunity to succeed make him the best choice in this race.

    Kirby faces newcomer Jessica Garcia, who was a leading activist supporting charter schools during the 2016 legislative session. Due to his many years of dedication and service to his community, Kirby deserves your vote.

    Steve Kirby

    Rep. Steve Kirby has represented the 29th District for six terms and previously served four terms on the Tacoma City Council. He currently serves as the Chair of the powerful Business and Financial Services Committee.

  • Mike Pellicciotti is a prosecuting attorney who has worked alongside public safety officials to keep our community safe for more than a decade. This past year, he worked with Attorney General Bob Ferguson to hold pharmaceutical companies and other health care providers who overcharged vulnerable consumers accountable. Pellicciotti is running to bring the same commitment to corporate and government accountability to Olympia.

    Pellicciotti faces incumbent Rep. Linda Kochmar, a conservative Republican who voted against raising the minimum wage and also voted no to ensuring women earn equal pay for doing the same job as a man. Pellicciotti is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote.
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    Mike Pellicciotti

    Mike Pellicciotti is a prosecuting attorney who has worked alongside public safety officials to keep our community safe for more than a decade.

    Mike Pellicciotti is a prosecuting attorney who has worked alongside public safety officials to keep our community safe for more than a decade. This past year, he worked with Attorney General Bob Ferguson to hold pharmaceutical companies and other health care providers who overcharged vulnerable consumers accountable. Pellicciotti is running to bring the same commitment to corporate and government accountability to Olympia.

    Pellicciotti faces incumbent Rep. Linda Kochmar, a conservative Republican who voted against raising the minimum wage and also voted no to ensuring women earn equal pay for doing the same job as a man. Pellicciotti is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote.

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Mike Pellicciotti is a prosecuting attorney who has worked alongside public safety officials to keep our community safe for more than a decade.

  • Representative Cindy Ryu is the former Mayor of Shoreline and a strong progressive running for re-election to her seat. In the legislature, she currently serves as the Vice Chair to the Business and Financial Services committee, and also sits on the Rules, Transportation, and Economic Development committees, respectively. She has been a highly effective public safety advocate in the House, sponsoring a bill to stop human trafficking and a bill to promote safe streets, both of which passed.

    Ryu faces two conservative candidates, neither of whom are running competitive campaigns. Ryu is a great choice in this race.
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    Cindy Ryu

    Representative Cindy Ryu is the former Mayor of Shoreline and a strong progressive running for re-election to her seat.

    Representative Cindy Ryu is the former Mayor of Shoreline and a strong progressive running for re-election to her seat. In the legislature, she currently serves as the Vice Chair to the Business and Financial Services committee, and also sits on the Rules, Transportation, and Economic Development committees, respectively. She has been a highly effective public safety advocate in the House, sponsoring a bill to stop human trafficking and a bill to promote safe streets, both of which passed.

    Ryu faces two conservative candidates, neither of whom are running competitive campaigns. Ryu is a great choice in this race.

    Cindy Ryu

    Representative Cindy Ryu is the former Mayor of Shoreline and a strong progressive running for re-election to her seat.

  • Representative Ruth Kagi serves as the Chair of the Early Learning Committee. Kagi has a strong progressive track record and prioritizes education and child welfare issues. She has passed bills to fund preschool programs, ensure that incarcerated juveniles can close their records, and prevent childhood homelessness.

    In addition to Republican David Schirle and Libertarian Alex Hart, Rep. Kagi is being challenged by progressive Wesley Irwin, a teacher who was inspired by Bernie Sanders' campaign for president. Due to her support from our progressive partners, Kagi deserves your vote.
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    Ruth Kagi

    Representative Ruth Kagi serves as the Chair of the Early Learning Committee. Kagi has a strong progressive track record and prioritizes education and child welfare issues.

    Representative Ruth Kagi serves as the Chair of the Early Learning Committee. Kagi has a strong progressive track record and prioritizes education and child welfare issues. She has passed bills to fund preschool programs, ensure that incarcerated juveniles can close their records, and prevent childhood homelessness.

    In addition to Republican David Schirle and Libertarian Alex Hart, Rep. Kagi is being challenged by progressive Wesley Irwin, a teacher who was inspired by Bernie Sanders' campaign for president. Due to her support from our progressive partners, Kagi deserves your vote.

    Ruth Kagi

    Representative Ruth Kagi serves as the Chair of the Early Learning Committee. Kagi has a strong progressive track record and prioritizes education and child welfare issues.

  • Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she has sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and has also sponsored a bill to help fight human trafficking. Unfortunately, Orwall played a lead role in defeating gun safety legislation that would have allowed families and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to firearms if an individual is threatening harm to themselves or others.

    Orwall is opposed by Libertarian Charles Schaefer and Republican John Potter, neither of whom are running competitive campaigns. Despite her poor record on gun safety, Orwall is still the best choice in the race.
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    Tina Orwall

    Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she has sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and has also sponsored a bill to help fight human trafficking.

    Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she has sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and has also sponsored a bill to help fight human trafficking. Unfortunately, Orwall played a lead role in defeating gun safety legislation that would have allowed families and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to firearms if an individual is threatening harm to themselves or others.

    Orwall is opposed by Libertarian Charles Schaefer and Republican John Potter, neither of whom are running competitive campaigns. Despite her poor record on gun safety, Orwall is still the best choice in the race.

    Tina Orwall

    Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she has sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and has also sponsored a bill to help fight human trafficking.

  • Representative Mia Gregerson has long been a transportation advocate for SeaTac, where she has fought for light rail infrastructure, safe and complete streets, and transit-oriented development. She also wrote two pieces of important legislation to hold corporations accountable. One would have closed a tax loophole for oil companies and invested the money saved into K-12 education, and another to hold companies accountable for job performance after the state issues it a tax break.

    Gregerson faces Republican Pam Polluck, who has opposed transit expansions that are necessary to reduce traffic gridlock. Gregerson deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Mia Gregerson

    Representative Mia Gregerson has long been a transportation advocate for SeaTac, where she has fought for light rail infrastructure, safe and complete streets, and transit-oriented development. She also wrote two pieces of important legislation to hold corporations accountable.

    Representative Mia Gregerson has long been a transportation advocate for SeaTac, where she has fought for light rail infrastructure, safe and complete streets, and transit-oriented development. She also wrote two pieces of important legislation to hold corporations accountable. One would have closed a tax loophole for oil companies and invested the money saved into K-12 education, and another to hold companies accountable for job performance after the state issues it a tax break.

    Gregerson faces Republican Pam Polluck, who has opposed transit expansions that are necessary to reduce traffic gridlock. Gregerson deserves your vote.

    Mia Gregerson

    Representative Mia Gregerson has long been a transportation advocate for SeaTac, where she has fought for light rail infrastructure, safe and complete streets, and transit-oriented development. She also wrote two pieces of important legislation to hold corporations accountable.

  • Rep. Eileen Cody is the Chair of the House Health and Wellness Committee and a leading advocate for reproductive freedom and addressing mental health. She worked on the Reproductive Parity Act and a bill that would end tax loopholes for corporate jets, big banks, and a dirty coal-fired power plant in order to fund basic health care.

    Cody is opposed by Democrat Brandon Kolding, a law enforcement officer who appears to hold many of the same values as Cody, though he does not share her broad support, as well as Republican Matthew Benson, who is not running a competitive campaign. For her tireless work on behalf of her community, Cody deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Eileen Cody

    Rep. Eileen Cody is the Chair of the House Health and Wellness Committee and a leading advocate for reproductive freedom and addressing mental health.

    Rep. Eileen Cody is the Chair of the House Health and Wellness Committee and a leading advocate for reproductive freedom and addressing mental health. She worked on the Reproductive Parity Act and a bill that would end tax loopholes for corporate jets, big banks, and a dirty coal-fired power plant in order to fund basic health care.

    Cody is opposed by Democrat Brandon Kolding, a law enforcement officer who appears to hold many of the same values as Cody, though he does not share her broad support, as well as Republican Matthew Benson, who is not running a competitive campaign. For her tireless work on behalf of her community, Cody deserves your vote.

    Eileen Cody

    Rep. Eileen Cody is the Chair of the House Health and Wellness Committee and a leading advocate for reproductive freedom and addressing mental health.

  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is a progressive star in the Legislature and a real leader on conservation issues as the Chair of the House Environment Committee. He supports progressive tax reform, expanding transit, protecting the environment, and making it easier to participate in politics. Fitzgibbon championed a plan to help fund our schools through a price on carbon pollution.

    He faces Republican Andrew Pilloud, an anti-tax conservative who does not share Fitzgibbon's breadth of policy experience. Fitzgibbon's smart and effective leadership and endorsements from a wide variety of progressive advocates make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Joe Fitzgibbon

    Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is a progressive star in the Legislature and a real leader on conservation issues as the Chair of the House Environment Committee. He supports progressive tax reform, expanding transit, protecting the environment, and making it easier to participate in politics.

    Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is a progressive star in the Legislature and a real leader on conservation issues as the Chair of the House Environment Committee. He supports progressive tax reform, expanding transit, protecting the environment, and making it easier to participate in politics. Fitzgibbon championed a plan to help fund our schools through a price on carbon pollution.

    He faces Republican Andrew Pilloud, an anti-tax conservative who does not share Fitzgibbon's breadth of policy experience. Fitzgibbon's smart and effective leadership and endorsements from a wide variety of progressive advocates make him the best choice in this race.

    Joe Fitzgibbon

    Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is a progressive star in the Legislature and a real leader on conservation issues as the Chair of the House Environment Committee. He supports progressive tax reform, expanding transit, protecting the environment, and making it easier to participate in politics.

  • Irene Bowling is a Bremerton native, teacher, and small business owner. Bowling is a community leader on education issues who will bring a much needed commitment to accountability to the 35th, especially around schools and the budget.

    Bowling faces Republican incumbent Dan Griffey, who voted against raising the minimum wage and allowing all workers to earn sick leave. For her commitment to public service and putting schools first, Bowling deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Irene Bowling

    Irene Bowling is a Bremerton native, teacher, and small business owner. Bowling is a community leader on education issues who will bring a much needed commitment to accountability to the 35th, especially around schools and the budget.

    Irene Bowling is a Bremerton native, teacher, and small business owner. Bowling is a community leader on education issues who will bring a much needed commitment to accountability to the 35th, especially around schools and the budget.

    Bowling faces Republican incumbent Dan Griffey, who voted against raising the minimum wage and allowing all workers to earn sick leave. For her commitment to public service and putting schools first, Bowling deserves your vote.

    Irene Bowling

    Irene Bowling is a Bremerton native, teacher, and small business owner. Bowling is a community leader on education issues who will bring a much needed commitment to accountability to the 35th, especially around schools and the budget.

  • Firefighter and former school board member Craig Patti is running a solid campaign for state representative. Patti has seen firsthand the effects of under-funding education from his work on levy campaigns and his service as a school board member, and so is committed to fully funding our schools. He also brings proven and dedicated leadership thanks to his years in the fire department.

    Patti is challenging incumbent Republican Drew MacEwan, who has opposed closing tax loopholes to fund schools. Patti deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Craig Patti

    Firefighter and former school board member Craig Patti is running a solid campaign for state representative. Patti has seen firsthand the effects of under-funding education from his work on levy campaigns and his service as a school board member, and so is committed to fully funding our schools.

    Firefighter and former school board member Craig Patti is running a solid campaign for state representative. Patti has seen firsthand the effects of under-funding education from his work on levy campaigns and his service as a school board member, and so is committed to fully funding our schools. He also brings proven and dedicated leadership thanks to his years in the fire department.

    Patti is challenging incumbent Republican Drew MacEwan, who has opposed closing tax loopholes to fund schools. Patti deserves your vote.

    Craig Patti

    Firefighter and former school board member Craig Patti is running a solid campaign for state representative. Patti has seen firsthand the effects of under-funding education from his work on levy campaigns and his service as a school board member, and so is committed to fully funding our schools.