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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.

  • Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

    Ferguson has a long record of success in litigating against the Trump administration and greedy corporations. When Donald Trump attacked contraception access, Ferguson took him to court and won. Ferguson has sued the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear facility more quickly and has defended the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration, helping preserve care for 825,000 Washingtonians. Other wins include protecting statewide water quality from Trump's pro-pollution environmental policies, securing over $1 billion from opioid manufacturers to fund treatment, and fighting back against child detention laws.

    All of these wins echo Ferguson's priorities in running for governor: to continue fighting to improve health care access, protect consumers, and strengthen the rights of working families in Washington. If elected, he plans to scale up behavioral health care. Recognizing that currently "our jails are collectively our largest mental health provider," he is committed to a large number of interventions in our communities including prevention, adding more health providers, and more peer service support. He's also committed to breaking up corporate monopolies and reducing the cost of living, establishing Washington as a clean energy hub, and exploring high-speed rail infrastructure.

    Bob Ferguson is an accomplished progressive who leads with integrity and grit. He is the best choice to be the next governor of Washington.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

    Ferguson has a long record of success in litigating against the Trump administration and greedy corporations. When Donald Trump attacked contraception access, Ferguson took him to court and won. Ferguson has sued the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear facility more quickly and has defended the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration, helping preserve care for 825,000 Washingtonians. Other wins include protecting statewide water quality from Trump's pro-pollution environmental policies, securing over $1 billion from opioid manufacturers to fund treatment, and fighting back against child detention laws.

    All of these wins echo Ferguson's priorities in running for governor: to continue fighting to improve health care access, protect consumers, and strengthen the rights of working families in Washington. If elected, he plans to scale up behavioral health care. Recognizing that currently "our jails are collectively our largest mental health provider," he is committed to a large number of interventions in our communities including prevention, adding more health providers, and more peer service support. He's also committed to breaking up corporate monopolies and reducing the cost of living, establishing Washington as a clean energy hub, and exploring high-speed rail infrastructure.

    Bob Ferguson is an accomplished progressive who leads with integrity and grit. He is the best choice to be the next governor of Washington.

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

  • Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021. His professional background also includes serving five terms representing Legislative District 17 in the state House, starting small businesses in his community, serving as the chief of staff to Gov. Booth Gardner, and founding one of the nation’s largest statewide public affairs networks.

    Heck has fought for a number of Democratic priorities, including rebalancing our upside-down tax code, investing in public infrastructure, reducing health care costs, increasing workforce development and employment opportunities, and making college more affordable. He's running to continue fighting for affordability, health and safety, and opportunity for all Washingtonians.

    We recommend Denny Heck for another term as the state’s lieutenant governor.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Denny Heck

    Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021.

    Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021. His professional background also includes serving five terms representing Legislative District 17 in the state House, starting small businesses in his community, serving as the chief of staff to Gov. Booth Gardner, and founding one of the nation’s largest statewide public affairs networks.

    Heck has fought for a number of Democratic priorities, including rebalancing our upside-down tax code, investing in public infrastructure, reducing health care costs, increasing workforce development and employment opportunities, and making college more affordable. He's running to continue fighting for affordability, health and safety, and opportunity for all Washingtonians.

    We recommend Denny Heck for another term as the state’s lieutenant governor.

    Denny Heck

    Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021.

  • Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020. Before that, Pellicciotti served as a representative for Legislative District 30 in the state House, an assistant state attorney general, and a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County.

    In public office, he has advocated for transparency and public accountability. He has never accepted corporate campaign donations and previously worked to make the Legislature’s records open for public view. As a treasurer, he has prioritized economic security and prosperity for all, especially working families and retirees. In office, he has worked to strengthen budget reserves, increase pension funds, and manage debt costs.

    Republican Sharon Hanek is challenging Pellicciotti in this race. Hanek is a certified public accountant and serves as the vice chair of the Pierce County Planning Commission. Hanek has run for office unsuccessfully several times before, including losing by more than 17 percent statewide in her 2012 run for state Treasurer. Hanek is the founder of My Family My Choice, a far-right group aligned with Moms for Liberty that wants to ban books and promotes conspiracy theories about public schools. We can't afford to give Hanek a statewide platform for her dangerous, far-right agenda.

    Pellicciotti has been a reliable Democratic leader in the Washington state treasurer’s office and he has earned your vote for another term.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020.

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020. Before that, Pellicciotti served as a representative for Legislative District 30 in the state House, an assistant state attorney general, and a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County.

    In public office, he has advocated for transparency and public accountability. He has never accepted corporate campaign donations and previously worked to make the Legislature’s records open for public view. As a treasurer, he has prioritized economic security and prosperity for all, especially working families and retirees. In office, he has worked to strengthen budget reserves, increase pension funds, and manage debt costs.

    Republican Sharon Hanek is challenging Pellicciotti in this race. Hanek is a certified public accountant and serves as the vice chair of the Pierce County Planning Commission. Hanek has run for office unsuccessfully several times before, including losing by more than 17 percent statewide in her 2012 run for state Treasurer. Hanek is the founder of My Family My Choice, a far-right group aligned with Moms for Liberty that wants to ban books and promotes conspiracy theories about public schools. We can't afford to give Hanek a statewide platform for her dangerous, far-right agenda.

    Pellicciotti has been a reliable Democratic leader in the Washington state treasurer’s office and he has earned your vote for another term.

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020.

  • Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Previously, she served as a King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney for 20 years and helped found API Chaya, a community nonprofit fighting gender-based violence.

    In Olympia, Dhingra has proven herself as a strong leader who will do the right thing on challenging issues. She has been an effective advocate for addressing gender-based violence. She sponsored bills to establish a task force dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women’s cases and to strengthen legal procedures in sexual assault cases, and she successfully passed one to expand protections and services for victims of human trafficking. As a secondary sponsor, she was also critical in helping to pass a slate of progressive bills, including legislation to ensure valid ballots aren’t rejected unfairly and to extend the crisis center resource model to minors.

    As Attorney General, Dhingra hopes to keep fighting for Washingtonians. In our interview with Dhingra, she emphasized that her top priority was building on Ferguson's track record of transparency and ensuring that the office collaborates with the governor and legislature. She wants to create strong environmental enforcement that holds polluters accountable, penalizes fraud, and promotes consumer protections.

    As for the differences between the candidates, Dhingra and Brown are likely to agree on the vast majority of issues the office handles. The primary differences between the candidates lay in experience and track record.

    As a legislator, Dhingra has a track record of leading and passing progressive bills that have made a difference in the lives of Washingtonians. This includes improving worker safety, expanding substance use treatment, and providing mental health crisis support for minors. Her experience as the former chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, where she supervised the Regional Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and the Community Assessment and Referral for Diversion program, is another example of her legal and lawmaking background working well together. She helped create the 40-hour crisis intervention training for law enforcement, was a trainer at the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and led the Coordinated Crisis Intervention Response meetings where she collaborated with all King County law enforcement officers to find creative solutions and coordinate responses to help individuals with mental illness.

    Dhingra's proven track record has earned her an impressive list of endorsements from our progressive partner organizations. She is a good choice for attorney general.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Manka Dhingra

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Previously, she served as a King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney for 20 years and helped found API Chaya, a community nonprofit fighting gender-based violence.

    In Olympia, Dhingra has proven herself as a strong leader who will do the right thing on challenging issues. She has been an effective advocate for addressing gender-based violence. She sponsored bills to establish a task force dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women’s cases and to strengthen legal procedures in sexual assault cases, and she successfully passed one to expand protections and services for victims of human trafficking. As a secondary sponsor, she was also critical in helping to pass a slate of progressive bills, including legislation to ensure valid ballots aren’t rejected unfairly and to extend the crisis center resource model to minors.

    As Attorney General, Dhingra hopes to keep fighting for Washingtonians. In our interview with Dhingra, she emphasized that her top priority was building on Ferguson's track record of transparency and ensuring that the office collaborates with the governor and legislature. She wants to create strong environmental enforcement that holds polluters accountable, penalizes fraud, and promotes consumer protections.

    As for the differences between the candidates, Dhingra and Brown are likely to agree on the vast majority of issues the office handles. The primary differences between the candidates lay in experience and track record.

    As a legislator, Dhingra has a track record of leading and passing progressive bills that have made a difference in the lives of Washingtonians. This includes improving worker safety, expanding substance use treatment, and providing mental health crisis support for minors. Her experience as the former chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, where she supervised the Regional Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and the Community Assessment and Referral for Diversion program, is another example of her legal and lawmaking background working well together. She helped create the 40-hour crisis intervention training for law enforcement, was a trainer at the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and led the Coordinated Crisis Intervention Response meetings where she collaborated with all King County law enforcement officers to find creative solutions and coordinate responses to help individuals with mental illness.

    Dhingra's proven track record has earned her an impressive list of endorsements from our progressive partner organizations. She is a good choice for attorney general.

    Manka Dhingra

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

  • Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee. He also served in the US Army as a judge advocate general (JAG) officer, where he represented soldiers and the Army in legal matters, followed by working as a prosecutor. Brown has also served as chair of the attorney general’s Advisory Subcommittee on Civil Rights.

    As the first Black U.S. attorney general in the state's history, Brown notes that Washington is experiencing the highest number of hate crimes in 20 years. He wants to use the attorney general's office to implement laws that prosecute domestic terrorists, especially the burgeoning white supremacist movements that have threatened local leaders and committed violent hate crimes.

    In our interview with Brown, he identified his top three priorities as strengthening the operations of the office, holding local jurisdictions accountable for upholding the law, and environmental enforcement. He emphasized his work with the attorney general's office as a special assistant attorney general and said that he would strive to build a more representative office and ensure they resolve problems with legal standards that led to the office receiving a fine last year. One of Brown's biggest accomplishments as an attorney was helping write Initiative 1639, Safe Schools and Safe Communities, which makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to own a semi-automatic rifle. He later defended the law against the NRA. Building from that success, Brown wants to continue to enforce laws against deadly weapons and defend the state against voter suppression, wage theft, and more.

    We found that differences between the candidates in policy are smaller than overall differences in experience and direction. Like Dhingra, Brown also wants to enforce environmental laws strictly and uphold strong consumer protections by, for example, pursuing the ongoing investigation on monopolistic practices by landlords and rental companies to keep prices inflated.

    Many organizations have endorsed both candidates and Brown is a good choice if you want to prioritize his experience running a large office of prosecuting attorneys.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Nick Brown

    Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee.

    Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee. He also served in the US Army as a judge advocate general (JAG) officer, where he represented soldiers and the Army in legal matters, followed by working as a prosecutor. Brown has also served as chair of the attorney general’s Advisory Subcommittee on Civil Rights.

    As the first Black U.S. attorney general in the state's history, Brown notes that Washington is experiencing the highest number of hate crimes in 20 years. He wants to use the attorney general's office to implement laws that prosecute domestic terrorists, especially the burgeoning white supremacist movements that have threatened local leaders and committed violent hate crimes.

    In our interview with Brown, he identified his top three priorities as strengthening the operations of the office, holding local jurisdictions accountable for upholding the law, and environmental enforcement. He emphasized his work with the attorney general's office as a special assistant attorney general and said that he would strive to build a more representative office and ensure they resolve problems with legal standards that led to the office receiving a fine last year. One of Brown's biggest accomplishments as an attorney was helping write Initiative 1639, Safe Schools and Safe Communities, which makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to own a semi-automatic rifle. He later defended the law against the NRA. Building from that success, Brown wants to continue to enforce laws against deadly weapons and defend the state against voter suppression, wage theft, and more.

    We found that differences between the candidates in policy are smaller than overall differences in experience and direction. Like Dhingra, Brown also wants to enforce environmental laws strictly and uphold strong consumer protections by, for example, pursuing the ongoing investigation on monopolistic practices by landlords and rental companies to keep prices inflated.

    Many organizations have endorsed both candidates and Brown is a good choice if you want to prioritize his experience running a large office of prosecuting attorneys.

    Nick Brown

    Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee.

  • King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle. He joined the King County Council in 2013, where he has been a strong advocate for climate concerns and environmental protections. 

    Upthegrove has an inclusive vision for using the office to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Upthegrove wants to mitigate the damage of wildfire seasons, bring good jobs and services to rural Washington, preserve mature legacy forests, expand recreational opportunities on public lands, and center the idea of environmental justice to guide policy. While he lauds the incumbent Franz for her work on wildfire prevention, Upthegrove wants to be more ambitious when it comes to reforming forestry policies. He believes the department needs a more honest accounting of the carbon impacts of forestry and timber work, which he is well positioned to lead having managed King County's forest carbon program. Upthegrove also wants to use his experience and relationships in the legislature to help pass laws and increase funding for the department's conservation work.

    The race for this open seat will determine whether our state will be a leader in fighting climate change, protecting our forests, and preventing forest fires or bow to the demands of big timber companies. Upthegrove's environmental track record in office and endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, the Sierra Club, and other environmental champions make him the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle.

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle. He joined the King County Council in 2013, where he has been a strong advocate for climate concerns and environmental protections. 

    Upthegrove has an inclusive vision for using the office to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Upthegrove wants to mitigate the damage of wildfire seasons, bring good jobs and services to rural Washington, preserve mature legacy forests, expand recreational opportunities on public lands, and center the idea of environmental justice to guide policy. While he lauds the incumbent Franz for her work on wildfire prevention, Upthegrove wants to be more ambitious when it comes to reforming forestry policies. He believes the department needs a more honest accounting of the carbon impacts of forestry and timber work, which he is well positioned to lead having managed King County's forest carbon program. Upthegrove also wants to use his experience and relationships in the legislature to help pass laws and increase funding for the department's conservation work.

    The race for this open seat will determine whether our state will be a leader in fighting climate change, protecting our forests, and preventing forest fires or bow to the demands of big timber companies. Upthegrove's environmental track record in office and endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, the Sierra Club, and other environmental champions make him the clear choice in this race.

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle.

  • Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Reykdal has been a strong champion for public education as superintendent, during his six years in the Legislature, and in 14 years on local school boards or in leadership positions at educational institutions.

    The superintendent's office provides resources and guidance on language access, student safety, school district budgeting, and meeting student needs to Washington's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools. In office, Reykdal has worked to reduce learning gaps, raise educator salaries, increase free meal access, and expand dual and tribal language learning programs.

    In our interview, Reykdal acknowledged that the pandemic and declining birth rates have affected enrollment rates in public schools. Despite this challenge, he was proud that districts have made gains in other areas like retaining teachers of color. He identified the decrease in state funding, relative to inflation, as a fundamental challenge facing public schools. He reiterated his commitment to advocating for the Legislature to increase funding per student and allow districts to fund special education. He also expressed his commitment to keeping schools public, rejecting vouchers, and improving mental health support for students. This year, OSPI offered legislation to increase paraeducator pay to attract and retain these critical classroom supports. Finally, he cited his experience running a large state agency for the last eight years as a key strength compared with his less experienced opponents.

    Reykdal has strong support from educators across the state and earned your vote for re-election.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Chris Reykdal

    Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

    Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Reykdal has been a strong champion for public education as superintendent, during his six years in the Legislature, and in 14 years on local school boards or in leadership positions at educational institutions.

    The superintendent's office provides resources and guidance on language access, student safety, school district budgeting, and meeting student needs to Washington's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools. In office, Reykdal has worked to reduce learning gaps, raise educator salaries, increase free meal access, and expand dual and tribal language learning programs.

    In our interview, Reykdal acknowledged that the pandemic and declining birth rates have affected enrollment rates in public schools. Despite this challenge, he was proud that districts have made gains in other areas like retaining teachers of color. He identified the decrease in state funding, relative to inflation, as a fundamental challenge facing public schools. He reiterated his commitment to advocating for the Legislature to increase funding per student and allow districts to fund special education. He also expressed his commitment to keeping schools public, rejecting vouchers, and improving mental health support for students. This year, OSPI offered legislation to increase paraeducator pay to attract and retain these critical classroom supports. Finally, he cited his experience running a large state agency for the last eight years as a key strength compared with his less experienced opponents.

    Reykdal has strong support from educators across the state and earned your vote for re-election.

    Chris Reykdal

    Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Legislative Races

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

  • Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019. Stanford runs an analytics and statistical consulting business outside of the Senate.

    During his time in the Senate, Stanford has focused on education, mental health funding, and improvements in the district. This year, he was the prime sponsor of two successful bills to fund more paraeducators in Washington schools and crack down on predatory loans from out-of-state banks. Locally, Stanford has helped secure funding for important projects like supportive housing in Kenmore and infrastructure at UW Bothell, on top of $28 million for youth behavioral health and $140 million for emergency housing and rental assistance statewide.

    Stanford has earned another term in the Senate representing the 1st District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Derek Stanford

    Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019.

    Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019. Stanford runs an analytics and statistical consulting business outside of the Senate.

    During his time in the Senate, Stanford has focused on education, mental health funding, and improvements in the district. This year, he was the prime sponsor of two successful bills to fund more paraeducators in Washington schools and crack down on predatory loans from out-of-state banks. Locally, Stanford has helped secure funding for important projects like supportive housing in Kenmore and infrastructure at UW Bothell, on top of $28 million for youth behavioral health and $140 million for emergency housing and rental assistance statewide.

    Stanford has earned another term in the Senate representing the 1st District.

    Derek Stanford

    Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019.

  • Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell. Duerr also previously founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness.

    In office this past session, Rep. Duerr was the primary sponsor of several bills to promote environmental justice and climate protections. One of the bills, which came through a collaboration with local environmental leaders, established that climate concerns must be considered in building plans. Her priorities include supporting public schools, reducing gun violence, and expanding affordable housing options for all income levels.

    Mark Davies, a typical party-line Republican, is challenging Duerr on a platform that would take the district backward. He spent more than 30 years at Boeing and has also been an active community member with his local Boy Scouts, church, and Habitat for Humanity. Davies was motivated to run because he and his wife, who has a disability, are struggling with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, he does not have progressive solutions to the question of affordability. Instead, he wants to reduce public revenue, maintain our regressive tax system where working people pay more than their share, and oppose efforts to reduce health care costs.

    Rep. Duerr has been a reliable progressive advocate in the House and deserves another term in Legislative District 1, Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Davina Duerr

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell.

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell. Duerr also previously founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness.

    In office this past session, Rep. Duerr was the primary sponsor of several bills to promote environmental justice and climate protections. One of the bills, which came through a collaboration with local environmental leaders, established that climate concerns must be considered in building plans. Her priorities include supporting public schools, reducing gun violence, and expanding affordable housing options for all income levels.

    Mark Davies, a typical party-line Republican, is challenging Duerr on a platform that would take the district backward. He spent more than 30 years at Boeing and has also been an active community member with his local Boy Scouts, church, and Habitat for Humanity. Davies was motivated to run because he and his wife, who has a disability, are struggling with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, he does not have progressive solutions to the question of affordability. Instead, he wants to reduce public revenue, maintain our regressive tax system where working people pay more than their share, and oppose efforts to reduce health care costs.

    Rep. Duerr has been a reliable progressive advocate in the House and deserves another term in Legislative District 1, Position 1.

    Davina Duerr

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell.

  • Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace retiring Sen. Andy Billig in the 3rd Legislative District, state Senate seat. Riccelli has served this district in the state House since 2013, where he has distinguished himself as a progressive advocate for helping meet residents' basic needs, rebalancing our tax code, and finding creative policy solutions that benefit all Washingtonians. Outside of the Legislature, he works as a community relations manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane.

    Riccelli has consistently sponsored progressive legislation to fight for a better Washington for all. This past session, he helped to pass bills to streamline voter address changes, protect abortion and reproductive health care providers from harassment, and make it easier for working families who are eligible for food assistance to access early learning and childcare programs. He was also the primary sponsor of legislation to reduce the costs of health care and prescription medicine so that all residents can access the care they need, not simply the care they can afford. In this race, he is campaigning on a progressive platform emphasizing housing solutions, workforce development, reproductive freedom, affordable health care, and public education investments.

    Riccelli has earned your vote to represent the 3rd Legislative District in the 3rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace retiring Sen. Andy Billig in the 3rd Legislative District, state Senate seat.

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace retiring Sen. Andy Billig in the 3rd Legislative District, state Senate seat. Riccelli has served this district in the state House since 2013, where he has distinguished himself as a progressive advocate for helping meet residents' basic needs, rebalancing our tax code, and finding creative policy solutions that benefit all Washingtonians. Outside of the Legislature, he works as a community relations manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane.

    Riccelli has consistently sponsored progressive legislation to fight for a better Washington for all. This past session, he helped to pass bills to streamline voter address changes, protect abortion and reproductive health care providers from harassment, and make it easier for working families who are eligible for food assistance to access early learning and childcare programs. He was also the primary sponsor of legislation to reduce the costs of health care and prescription medicine so that all residents can access the care they need, not simply the care they can afford. In this race, he is campaigning on a progressive platform emphasizing housing solutions, workforce development, reproductive freedom, affordable health care, and public education investments.

    Riccelli has earned your vote to represent the 3rd Legislative District in the 3rd Legislative District.

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace retiring Sen. Andy Billig in the 3rd Legislative District, state Senate seat.

  • Ben Stuckart served on the Spokane City Council from 2012 until 2019, including a stint as council president. He now works as the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, developing affordable housing options to increase homeownership across Spokane. Previously, he led the Communities In Schools of Spokane County as the executive director.

    In this race, Stuckart is drawing on his community leadership experience to be an effective problem solver in the Legislature. He names the district’s lack of mental health resources, affordable rent, and substance abuse support treatment as some of the biggest issues he would aim to tackle. Stuckart points to his ability to work with diverse stakeholders and across the aisle to get things done.
    Last updated: 2024-07-21

    Ben Stuckart

    Ben Stuckart served on the Spokane City Council from 2012 until 2019, including a stint as council president. He now works as the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, developing affordable housing options to increase homeownership across Spokane.

    Ben Stuckart served on the Spokane City Council from 2012 until 2019, including a stint as council president. He now works as the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, developing affordable housing options to increase homeownership across Spokane. Previously, he led the Communities In Schools of Spokane County as the executive director.

    In this race, Stuckart is drawing on his community leadership experience to be an effective problem solver in the Legislature. He names the district’s lack of mental health resources, affordable rent, and substance abuse support treatment as some of the biggest issues he would aim to tackle. Stuckart points to his ability to work with diverse stakeholders and across the aisle to get things done.

    Ben Stuckart

    Ben Stuckart served on the Spokane City Council from 2012 until 2019, including a stint as council president. He now works as the executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, developing affordable housing options to increase homeownership across Spokane.

  • Natasha Hill is a civil rights advocate who has worked with Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) and serves as the editor of Black Lens, a relaunched monthly newspaper focused on Spokane’s Black community and local justice issues. Much of her advocacy work is based on her own experience growing up low-income on Spokane’s North Side area, where she witnessed the need for all communities to access the basics like affordable health care, good wages, stable housing, and high-quality educational opportunities. Recently, Hill was involved in a potential case against the city of Spokane on behalf of SCAR to protect free speech and the right to peaceful protest.

    In this race, Hill wants to bring grassroots, personal, and legal advocacy to the state House to represent and uplift all Spokane residents. If elected, she would prioritize fighting the fentanyl crisis, creating well-paying jobs, and protecting public schools.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Natasha Hill

    Natasha Hill is a civil rights advocate who has worked with Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) and serves as the editor of Black Lens, a relaunched monthly newspaper focused on Spokane’s Black community and local justice issues.

    Natasha Hill is a civil rights advocate who has worked with Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) and serves as the editor of Black Lens, a relaunched monthly newspaper focused on Spokane’s Black community and local justice issues. Much of her advocacy work is based on her own experience growing up low-income on Spokane’s North Side area, where she witnessed the need for all communities to access the basics like affordable health care, good wages, stable housing, and high-quality educational opportunities. Recently, Hill was involved in a potential case against the city of Spokane on behalf of SCAR to protect free speech and the right to peaceful protest.

    In this race, Hill wants to bring grassroots, personal, and legal advocacy to the state House to represent and uplift all Spokane residents. If elected, she would prioritize fighting the fentanyl crisis, creating well-paying jobs, and protecting public schools.

    Natasha Hill

    Natasha Hill is a civil rights advocate who has worked with Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) and serves as the editor of Black Lens, a relaunched monthly newspaper focused on Spokane’s Black community and local justice issues.

  • Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council. He is a strong labor advocate with an impressive track record on community issues during his tenure in office.

    This past session, Rep. Ormsby was the primary sponsor of bills aimed at fortifying workers’ rights and economic security across income levels. He helped pass several progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to strengthen commonsense regulations on firearm dealers, to enable professional licensing regardless of immigration status, and to expand wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Despite lacking a detailed campaign platform as of mid-July, Ormsby is a reliable Democratic vote.

    Vote Ormsby for House Position 2 representing the 3rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Timm Ormsby

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council.

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council. He is a strong labor advocate with an impressive track record on community issues during his tenure in office.

    This past session, Rep. Ormsby was the primary sponsor of bills aimed at fortifying workers’ rights and economic security across income levels. He helped pass several progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to strengthen commonsense regulations on firearm dealers, to enable professional licensing regardless of immigration status, and to expand wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Despite lacking a detailed campaign platform as of mid-July, Ormsby is a reliable Democratic vote.

    Vote Ormsby for House Position 2 representing the 3rd Legislative District.

    Timm Ormsby

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council.

  • Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state House, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that. Outside of elected office, he has worked in transportation consultation.

    In the House, Rep. Ramos has been a strong advocate for community safety through police accountability, environmental protections, and public infrastructure upgrades. This year, he sponsored a bill to establish a commission to fight domestic violence. In this campaign, he is running on a progressive platform focused on ensuring all communities have accessible health care, strong public transit, clean air and water, fully funded local schools, and affordable housing.

    Ramos is running against former Republican representative and teacher Chad Magendanz. He served in the state House representing the 5th Legislative District from 2013 to 2017, before he narrowly lost a Senate race to Mullet. Magendanz also challenged Lisa Callan for state House in 2022 and similarly lost the race. Now, Magendanz teaches computer science classes in Bellevue.

    Magendanz originally planned to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in this election where, in a campaign interview, he referenced “trans ideology” and “critical race theory,” echoing far-right conspiracy theories about our schools. He has yet to release a detailed platform in this race as of mid-July, but he has a demonstrated conservative track record in his past public service roles. He is not a progressive choice and has been repeatedly rejected by the voters of Legislative District 5.

    Ramos is the clear choice for state House in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state House, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor.

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state House, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that. Outside of elected office, he has worked in transportation consultation.

    In the House, Rep. Ramos has been a strong advocate for community safety through police accountability, environmental protections, and public infrastructure upgrades. This year, he sponsored a bill to establish a commission to fight domestic violence. In this campaign, he is running on a progressive platform focused on ensuring all communities have accessible health care, strong public transit, clean air and water, fully funded local schools, and affordable housing.

    Ramos is running against former Republican representative and teacher Chad Magendanz. He served in the state House representing the 5th Legislative District from 2013 to 2017, before he narrowly lost a Senate race to Mullet. Magendanz also challenged Lisa Callan for state House in 2022 and similarly lost the race. Now, Magendanz teaches computer science classes in Bellevue.

    Magendanz originally planned to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in this election where, in a campaign interview, he referenced “trans ideology” and “critical race theory,” echoing far-right conspiracy theories about our schools. He has yet to release a detailed platform in this race as of mid-July, but he has a demonstrated conservative track record in his past public service roles. He is not a progressive choice and has been repeatedly rejected by the voters of Legislative District 5.

    Ramos is the clear choice for state House in this race.

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state House, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor.

  • Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Council member who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

    In our interview, Hunt highlighted her background in urban planning and her Ph.D in ecology as two strengths of her candidacy. She wants to build more infrastructure for electric vehicles, have developers pay impact fees for increased resource use from development, and center more construction around transit. Hunt also saw that when Issaquah residents had access to beds at a Motel 6 for short-term stays to get back on their feet, people were able to bounce back from hard times and homelessness. She supports statewide policies to provide full-time caseworkers, permanent housing, and other resources to help keep people in their homes.

    Hunt believes the state must do a better job of working with cities in order to build homes more quickly and reduce the cost of housing. She wants to leverage her experience as a city council member to help the Legislature strengthen relationships and improve communication with local officials to achieve our housing goals.

    Hunt has earned the most support from our progressive partner organizations and is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Victoria Hunt

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Council member who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Council member who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

    In our interview, Hunt highlighted her background in urban planning and her Ph.D in ecology as two strengths of her candidacy. She wants to build more infrastructure for electric vehicles, have developers pay impact fees for increased resource use from development, and center more construction around transit. Hunt also saw that when Issaquah residents had access to beds at a Motel 6 for short-term stays to get back on their feet, people were able to bounce back from hard times and homelessness. She supports statewide policies to provide full-time caseworkers, permanent housing, and other resources to help keep people in their homes.

    Hunt believes the state must do a better job of working with cities in order to build homes more quickly and reduce the cost of housing. She wants to leverage her experience as a city council member to help the Legislature strengthen relationships and improve communication with local officials to achieve our housing goals.

    Hunt has earned the most support from our progressive partner organizations and is the best choice in this race.

    Victoria Hunt

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Council member who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

  • Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    In the Legislature, Rep. Callan has focused on creating economic opportunity and security for all Washingtonians through strong investments in education and strengthening support for working families. As a secondary sponsor, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills including one to bring zero-emission school buses to our students, one establishing a Native American apprenticeship program, one to strengthen the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act by preventing wage discrimination, and one to reduce barriers to early learning and childcare programs for working families. Her top priorities in this race include strengthening our public schools, reducing the cost of living, supporting small businesses, and improving community safety.

    Challenging Callan is Republican Patrick Peacock, a senior industrial security specialist at Boeing who has previously worked in military intelligence. He lacks leadership experience outside of his military career, and last year, he unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent director on the Tahoma School Board. He has yet to release a detailed campaign platform beyond high-level conservative principles.

    Lisa Callan has earned your vote for another term representing Legislative District 5 in House Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Lisa Callan

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    In the Legislature, Rep. Callan has focused on creating economic opportunity and security for all Washingtonians through strong investments in education and strengthening support for working families. As a secondary sponsor, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills including one to bring zero-emission school buses to our students, one establishing a Native American apprenticeship program, one to strengthen the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act by preventing wage discrimination, and one to reduce barriers to early learning and childcare programs for working families. Her top priorities in this race include strengthening our public schools, reducing the cost of living, supporting small businesses, and improving community safety.

    Challenging Callan is Republican Patrick Peacock, a senior industrial security specialist at Boeing who has previously worked in military intelligence. He lacks leadership experience outside of his military career, and last year, he unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent director on the Tahoma School Board. He has yet to release a detailed campaign platform beyond high-level conservative principles.

    Lisa Callan has earned your vote for another term representing Legislative District 5 in House Position 2.

    Lisa Callan

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

  • Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St. Clair has served as a county commissioner since 2018 and has spent her three-decade-long career in social work, including as a director of large social service organizations. She is also a proud volunteer foster parent.

    On the Island County Commission, St. Clair has been a strong advocate for affordability and environmental protections so that county residents of all income levels can build sustainable futures. She is running on a pragmatic Democratic platform in this race while continuing to value bipartisanship, affordability, and community service. St. Clair’s top priorities include reducing corporate price gouging, advocating for reproductive freedom, ensuring prescription drugs and health care are affordable, protecting air, water, and local ecosystems, and supporting veterans. St. Clair also wants to bridge first responder and law enforcement resources to address the fentanyl crisis with compassion.

    Ron Muzzall, the Republican incumbent, is running for another term in the state Senate. He was first elected in 2019 and works in the agriculture industry as a farm owner and manager. In his first year in office, Muzzall failed to provide strong leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and the following economic downturn. Last year, he voted against an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state. In the 2024 legislative session, he voted against key bills to protect consumer data privacy and opposed bills that would reduce gun violence through stronger background checks.

    Democrat Denny Sandberg has no campaign website and little information available as of mid July. We will continue to monitor this race and update Sandberg's information if it becomes available.

    We recommend Janet St. Clair for the state Senate position representing the 10th Legislative District to continue leading with community needs at the state level.

    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Janet St. Clair

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St.

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St. Clair has served as a county commissioner since 2018 and has spent her three-decade-long career in social work, including as a director of large social service organizations. She is also a proud volunteer foster parent.

    On the Island County Commission, St. Clair has been a strong advocate for affordability and environmental protections so that county residents of all income levels can build sustainable futures. She is running on a pragmatic Democratic platform in this race while continuing to value bipartisanship, affordability, and community service. St. Clair’s top priorities include reducing corporate price gouging, advocating for reproductive freedom, ensuring prescription drugs and health care are affordable, protecting air, water, and local ecosystems, and supporting veterans. St. Clair also wants to bridge first responder and law enforcement resources to address the fentanyl crisis with compassion.

    Ron Muzzall, the Republican incumbent, is running for another term in the state Senate. He was first elected in 2019 and works in the agriculture industry as a farm owner and manager. In his first year in office, Muzzall failed to provide strong leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and the following economic downturn. Last year, he voted against an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state. In the 2024 legislative session, he voted against key bills to protect consumer data privacy and opposed bills that would reduce gun violence through stronger background checks.

    Democrat Denny Sandberg has no campaign website and little information available as of mid July. We will continue to monitor this race and update Sandberg's information if it becomes available.

    We recommend Janet St. Clair for the state Senate position representing the 10th Legislative District to continue leading with community needs at the state level.

    Janet St. Clair

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St.

  • Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    In his first term, Rep. Shavers focused on several of the big issues he campaigned on, including addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He was the prime sponsor for a successful bill that loosened limits on food bank funding for necessary items like diapers and menstrual products. Shavers also sponsored bills to expand hydrogen and fusion power to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

    Shavers is a member of the Capital Budget committee and states that he's proud to have supported a budget that funds clean drinking water infrastructure in Island County, the Camano Lutheran Childcare Center, and housing services for people with developmental disabilities.

    While Shavers faced some controversy during his previous hard-fought campaign, his solid track record during his first term in Olympia has earned your vote for re-election.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    In his first term, Rep. Shavers focused on several of the big issues he campaigned on, including addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He was the prime sponsor for a successful bill that loosened limits on food bank funding for necessary items like diapers and menstrual products. Shavers also sponsored bills to expand hydrogen and fusion power to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

    Shavers is a member of the Capital Budget committee and states that he's proud to have supported a budget that funds clean drinking water infrastructure in Island County, the Camano Lutheran Childcare Center, and housing services for people with developmental disabilities.

    While Shavers faced some controversy during his previous hard-fought campaign, his solid track record during his first term in Olympia has earned your vote for re-election.

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

  • Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade. As a member of the Transportation and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committees, Paul has worked hard to improve Washingtonians' career opportunities and connectivity to work, play, and school around the state.

    This year, Paul led efforts to cap the cost of life-saving inhalers and epinephrine injectors at $35 a month and to implement the 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention system. Locally, Paul helped secure funding for the Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue's new station as well as outreach and services for rural youth mental health in Island County.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade. As a member of the Transportation and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committees, Paul has worked hard to improve Washingtonians' career opportunities and connectivity to work, play, and school around the state.

    This year, Paul led efforts to cap the cost of life-saving inhalers and epinephrine injectors at $35 a month and to implement the 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention system. Locally, Paul helped secure funding for the Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue's new station as well as outreach and services for rural youth mental health in Island County.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

  • Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005. He is a labor advocate and founding member of several labor boards, including the Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council. 

    Hasegawa has been a consistent advocate for establishing a state bank. This past session, he supported progressive bills to include LGBTQ+ history in our schools, to purchase electric school buses across the state, and to legally protect Washingtonians from certain forms of sexual assault such as removing a condom nonconsensually. Now, Hasegawa is running on a platform to reduce the gap between Washington’s most and least economically prosperous, address homelessness while working towards affordable housing for all income levels, secure health care as a human right, and invest in public transit and the small business community.

    Vote Bob Hasegawa for another term in the 11th Legislative District’s Senate seat.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Bob Hasegawa

    Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005.

    Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005. He is a labor advocate and founding member of several labor boards, including the Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council. 

    Hasegawa has been a consistent advocate for establishing a state bank. This past session, he supported progressive bills to include LGBTQ+ history in our schools, to purchase electric school buses across the state, and to legally protect Washingtonians from certain forms of sexual assault such as removing a condom nonconsensually. Now, Hasegawa is running on a platform to reduce the gap between Washington’s most and least economically prosperous, address homelessness while working towards affordable housing for all income levels, secure health care as a human right, and invest in public transit and the small business community.

    Vote Bob Hasegawa for another term in the 11th Legislative District’s Senate seat.

    Bob Hasegawa

    Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005.

  • Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

    Before joining the Legislature, Hackney spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, including at the U.N., and worked at a handful of progressive organizations that focused on environmental protections and workers' rights. In 2019, he was appointed to the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Inslee.

    Hackney has sponsored and supported several bills to protect the sensitive information of currently or formerly incarcerated Washingtonians, created a tax exemption for organizations maintaining affordable housing, and increased access to electricity as a transportation fuel for all Washingtonians. Hackney is running for re-election to continue investing in a clean energy future, tackling the housing crisis, and building safe and economically secure communities.

    However, we were disappointed in some of Hackney's votes and positions this term, including siding with Republicans to allow felony charges against some protestors. We hope Hackney revisits some of these stances during his next term in office.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    David Hackney

    Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

    Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

    Before joining the Legislature, Hackney spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, including at the U.N., and worked at a handful of progressive organizations that focused on environmental protections and workers' rights. In 2019, he was appointed to the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Inslee.

    Hackney has sponsored and supported several bills to protect the sensitive information of currently or formerly incarcerated Washingtonians, created a tax exemption for organizations maintaining affordable housing, and increased access to electricity as a transportation fuel for all Washingtonians. Hackney is running for re-election to continue investing in a clean energy future, tackling the housing crisis, and building safe and economically secure communities.

    However, we were disappointed in some of Hackney's votes and positions this term, including siding with Republicans to allow felony charges against some protestors. We hope Hackney revisits some of these stances during his next term in office.

    David Hackney

    Rep. David Hackney is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 1 in the 11th Legislative District.

  • Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Outside of the Legislature, he teaches high school in the Renton School District and previously owned a small business.

    As an educator, one of Bergquist's biggest legislative priorities has been improving outcomes for Washington's students. In past legislative sessions, he has introduced bills to help with shortages in school staffing and provide career advancement opportunities for public school paraeducators. More recently, he introduced a House bill to make big investments for our youth, including nearly $100 million for school supplies, school meals, special education, and more. With these funds, meals in places like Tukwila and Renton will be fully funded for every school. Bergquist was also the prime sponsor this year of a bill aimed at expanding the College Bound Scholarship program, ensuring that students have a strong footing for higher education and a great career. He has also worked hard to make Washington more affordable for everyone by sponsoring bills that will help finance affordable housing developments and support economic recovery for small businesses.

    Bergquist is facing a challenge from Libertarian Justin Greywolf. His website is full of stock photography and placeholder text, with no campaign information as of mid-July.

    Bergquist is by far the best candidate in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Steve Bergquist

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Outside of the Legislature, he teaches high school in the Renton School District and previously owned a small business.

    As an educator, one of Bergquist's biggest legislative priorities has been improving outcomes for Washington's students. In past legislative sessions, he has introduced bills to help with shortages in school staffing and provide career advancement opportunities for public school paraeducators. More recently, he introduced a House bill to make big investments for our youth, including nearly $100 million for school supplies, school meals, special education, and more. With these funds, meals in places like Tukwila and Renton will be fully funded for every school. Bergquist was also the prime sponsor this year of a bill aimed at expanding the College Bound Scholarship program, ensuring that students have a strong footing for higher education and a great career. He has also worked hard to make Washington more affordable for everyone by sponsoring bills that will help finance affordable housing developments and support economic recovery for small businesses.

    Bergquist is facing a challenge from Libertarian Justin Greywolf. His website is full of stock photography and placeholder text, with no campaign information as of mid-July.

    Bergquist is by far the best candidate in this race.

    Steve Bergquist

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

  • Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman. Beltran is the youngest board chair to serve for the nonprofit group OneAmerica, which organizes immigrant and refugee leaders for civic engagement, political advocacy, and more. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Beltran is running to improve the lives of all in the district.

    In our interview, Beltran stated that affordability in all its aspects is one of the biggest problems she's aiming to tackle. She wants to lower the cost of housing by diversifying the housing market with more housing types, prioritizing faster construction, adding more transitional housing, and providing more direct assistance to people who have become unsheltered. Beltran wants to see more effort made to reduce gang and gun violence by providing after-school programs, support for the formerly incarcerated, and programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Her pragmatic and forward-leaning platform has earned her the endorsement of many legislators, local elected officials, labor unions, and community advocates.

    Beltran is running against incumbent Sen. Curtis King, who has served the 14th Legislative District since 2007 and is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, King has spent his tenure in the Legislative voting against priorities that make our communities safer and healthier. He opposed commonsense gun safety laws that require background checks and firearm safety programs for buyers. King also defended oil companies and opposed efforts to make big companies pay for their pollution.

    Beltran is the clear choice for state Senate from District 14.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Maria Beltran

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman.

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman. Beltran is the youngest board chair to serve for the nonprofit group OneAmerica, which organizes immigrant and refugee leaders for civic engagement, political advocacy, and more. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Beltran is running to improve the lives of all in the district.

    In our interview, Beltran stated that affordability in all its aspects is one of the biggest problems she's aiming to tackle. She wants to lower the cost of housing by diversifying the housing market with more housing types, prioritizing faster construction, adding more transitional housing, and providing more direct assistance to people who have become unsheltered. Beltran wants to see more effort made to reduce gang and gun violence by providing after-school programs, support for the formerly incarcerated, and programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Her pragmatic and forward-leaning platform has earned her the endorsement of many legislators, local elected officials, labor unions, and community advocates.

    Beltran is running against incumbent Sen. Curtis King, who has served the 14th Legislative District since 2007 and is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, King has spent his tenure in the Legislative voting against priorities that make our communities safer and healthier. He opposed commonsense gun safety laws that require background checks and firearm safety programs for buyers. King also defended oil companies and opposed efforts to make big companies pay for their pollution.

    Beltran is the clear choice for state Senate from District 14.

    Maria Beltran

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman.

  • Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous, Latinx woman in the Legislature. Dimas has spent her life working as an activist for the rights of farmworkers and immigrants. She wants to bring these experiences to Olympia to strengthen protections for working people and make progress on the housing crisis.

    Dimas wants to establish housing as a human right and pass a range of bills to bring costs down and increase accessibility. Tenant protections, downpayment assistance, and prioritizing affordable housing are also at the top of her list for addressing the housing crisis. Dimas knows working families need a boost in the form of livable wages, safe working conditions, and good benefits, which she wants to secure for all residents regardless of immigration status. If elected, Dimas wants to bring in more resources for public health issues like substance abuse and for environmental protections. Her work in the labor community and her strong progressive platform have earned Dimas a huge slate of diverse endorsements, from many labor unions to environmental groups.

    With her experience and commitment to the people of Washington, Dimas is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Chelsea Dimas

    Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous, Latinx woman in the Legislature.

    Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous, Latinx woman in the Legislature. Dimas has spent her life working as an activist for the rights of farmworkers and immigrants. She wants to bring these experiences to Olympia to strengthen protections for working people and make progress on the housing crisis.

    Dimas wants to establish housing as a human right and pass a range of bills to bring costs down and increase accessibility. Tenant protections, downpayment assistance, and prioritizing affordable housing are also at the top of her list for addressing the housing crisis. Dimas knows working families need a boost in the form of livable wages, safe working conditions, and good benefits, which she wants to secure for all residents regardless of immigration status. If elected, Dimas wants to bring in more resources for public health issues like substance abuse and for environmental protections. Her work in the labor community and her strong progressive platform have earned Dimas a huge slate of diverse endorsements, from many labor unions to environmental groups.

    With her experience and commitment to the people of Washington, Dimas is the best choice in this race.

    Chelsea Dimas

    Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous, Latinx woman in the Legislature.

  • Democrat Terri Niles is running for House Position 1 in the newly redistricted 17th Legislative District. Niles is the past vice president of the Oregon Nurses Association and has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse. She has served as a Clark County charter review commissioner and president of the Clark County Democratic Women, among other leadership roles.

    If elected, Niles wants to find common ground on issues that affect everyone in the district. She wants to focus on access to health and reproductive care, expand affordable housing, and reduce the cost of higher education while offering access to apprenticeships, giving the next generation the runway they need to succeed. She supports crisis intervention care that improves and supplements the city's current response to behavioral health calls.

    As a longtime health care worker who wants to expand opportunities for good jobs, accessible care, and a strong education system to everyone in the district, Terri Niles is the best choice for state House from the 17th Legislative District.

    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Terri Niles

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for House Position 1 in the newly redistricted 17th Legislative District. Niles is the past vice president of the Oregon Nurses Association and has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse.

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for House Position 1 in the newly redistricted 17th Legislative District. Niles is the past vice president of the Oregon Nurses Association and has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse. She has served as a Clark County charter review commissioner and president of the Clark County Democratic Women, among other leadership roles.

    If elected, Niles wants to find common ground on issues that affect everyone in the district. She wants to focus on access to health and reproductive care, expand affordable housing, and reduce the cost of higher education while offering access to apprenticeships, giving the next generation the runway they need to succeed. She supports crisis intervention care that improves and supplements the city's current response to behavioral health calls.

    As a longtime health care worker who wants to expand opportunities for good jobs, accessible care, and a strong education system to everyone in the district, Terri Niles is the best choice for state House from the 17th Legislative District.

    Terri Niles

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for House Position 1 in the newly redistricted 17th Legislative District. Niles is the past vice president of the Oregon Nurses Association and has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse.

  • Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement. He's running for the 18th Legislative District's House Position 2 to provide opportunities for working-class families to thrive through strong workplace protections, health care access, and more.

    As an education professional, Zingale understands the immense benefits a strong school system can have for youth, families, and communities. If elected, he wants to invest in more robust career training and rebalance funding for public schools so that they rely less on property taxes. Zingale also wants to create incentives for sustainable building and reasonable zoning regulation changes to create a better life for those in the 18th District. He sees universal healthcare as a key public good -- one that keeps everyone healthy, productive, and able to avoid the threat of medical debt.

    Zingale ran a solid race as a first-time candidate in 2022, and he has returned with a strong platform that has earned him the support of many progressive advocates. John Zingale is the clear choice for state House from the 18th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    John Zingale

    Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement.

    Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement. He's running for the 18th Legislative District's House Position 2 to provide opportunities for working-class families to thrive through strong workplace protections, health care access, and more.

    As an education professional, Zingale understands the immense benefits a strong school system can have for youth, families, and communities. If elected, he wants to invest in more robust career training and rebalance funding for public schools so that they rely less on property taxes. Zingale also wants to create incentives for sustainable building and reasonable zoning regulation changes to create a better life for those in the 18th District. He sees universal healthcare as a key public good -- one that keeps everyone healthy, productive, and able to avoid the threat of medical debt.

    Zingale ran a solid race as a first-time candidate in 2022, and he has returned with a strong platform that has earned him the support of many progressive advocates. John Zingale is the clear choice for state House from the 18th Legislative District.

    John Zingale

    Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement.

  • Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more. Before serving in the House, Bateman was an Olympia City Council member for five years, including serving as deputy mayor for two years, and an Olympia Planning Commissioner. She currently works as a policy advisor for community health centers in Washington.

    One of Bateman's biggest contributions has been her tenacity in making housing more affordable and accessible for all. In 2022, Bateman was the prime sponsor of the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit and require cities to allow more homes to be built. Middle housing, or housing options between large-scale housing complexes and single-family homes, is one crucial element Washington families need to reduce costs. As cities build more duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters, townhomes, and other medium-sized options, Washington can finally begin to meet its housing deficit, lower rents, increase homeownership, and more.

    Bateman has also successfully sponsored other progressive priorities, including bills to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone, simplify the decarbonization of buildings, grow the behavioral health workforce through in-state licensing, and create incentives to convert commercial buildings into housing.

    Jessica Bateman has been a standout member of the House and has earned your vote for state Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more.

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more. Before serving in the House, Bateman was an Olympia City Council member for five years, including serving as deputy mayor for two years, and an Olympia Planning Commissioner. She currently works as a policy advisor for community health centers in Washington.

    One of Bateman's biggest contributions has been her tenacity in making housing more affordable and accessible for all. In 2022, Bateman was the prime sponsor of the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit and require cities to allow more homes to be built. Middle housing, or housing options between large-scale housing complexes and single-family homes, is one crucial element Washington families need to reduce costs. As cities build more duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters, townhomes, and other medium-sized options, Washington can finally begin to meet its housing deficit, lower rents, increase homeownership, and more.

    Bateman has also successfully sponsored other progressive priorities, including bills to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone, simplify the decarbonization of buildings, grow the behavioral health workforce through in-state licensing, and create incentives to convert commercial buildings into housing.

    Jessica Bateman has been a standout member of the House and has earned your vote for state Senate.

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more.

  • Beth Doglio is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress. Prior to seeking elected office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    Doglio sponsored a large number of bills this year, including legislation to begin decarbonizing Puget Sound Energy’s gas system. She furthered her climate-saving agenda with several other bills she sponsored, including funding zero-emission school buses and changing rules around unlawful solid waste dumping. She also helped expand paid sick leave and ensure the safe disposal of guns seized by law enforcement.

    Doglio is facing Independent candidate and Navy veteran Steve Owens. He states that he's running to diverge from politics as usual. He is not looking for endorsements or support from groups outside the district. Some of his policies include removing the need for college from government jobs, ending the "renter class" in favor of home ownership, and de-centralizing housing away from major transit lines.

    Doglio has been a force for progress in the Legislature. She has earned your vote for re-election in the 22nd District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress.

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress. Prior to seeking elected office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    Doglio sponsored a large number of bills this year, including legislation to begin decarbonizing Puget Sound Energy’s gas system. She furthered her climate-saving agenda with several other bills she sponsored, including funding zero-emission school buses and changing rules around unlawful solid waste dumping. She also helped expand paid sick leave and ensure the safe disposal of guns seized by law enforcement.

    Doglio is facing Independent candidate and Navy veteran Steve Owens. He states that he's running to diverge from politics as usual. He is not looking for endorsements or support from groups outside the district. Some of his policies include removing the need for college from government jobs, ending the "renter class" in favor of home ownership, and de-centralizing housing away from major transit lines.

    Doglio has been a force for progress in the Legislature. She has earned your vote for re-election in the 22nd District.

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress.

  • First appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is now running to be retained by voters in the Legislative District 23 Senate seat. Hansen previously served as the representative for the 23rd since 2011, where he prioritized improving education and workforce policies as chair of the House College and Workforce Development Committee.

    As a representative, Hansen sponsored Washington’s free college tuition law as well as the state net neutrality law. He also made national news in 2019 as the lead sponsor of the New Hope Act, which streamlines the process for formerly incarcerated community members to rebuild their lives after serving their time. He also supported bills like the Public Broadband Act. In the Senate, Hansen wants to continue advocating for criminal legal reform, education, and more.

    Hansen is the best choice for state Senate from the 23rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Drew Hansen

    First appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is now running to be retained by voters in the Legislative District 23 Senate seat.

    First appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is now running to be retained by voters in the Legislative District 23 Senate seat. Hansen previously served as the representative for the 23rd since 2011, where he prioritized improving education and workforce policies as chair of the House College and Workforce Development Committee.

    As a representative, Hansen sponsored Washington’s free college tuition law as well as the state net neutrality law. He also made national news in 2019 as the lead sponsor of the New Hope Act, which streamlines the process for formerly incarcerated community members to rebuild their lives after serving their time. He also supported bills like the Public Broadband Act. In the Senate, Hansen wants to continue advocating for criminal legal reform, education, and more.

    Hansen is the best choice for state Senate from the 23rd Legislative District.

    Drew Hansen

    First appointed to the Senate last fall after Sen. Rolfes' retirement from the Legislature, trial lawyer Drew Hansen is now running to be retained by voters in the Legislative District 23 Senate seat.

  • Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights and providing legal aid. As a law clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and an organizer and lobbyist at ACLU of Washington, Felix has had a significant impact on our community. Notably, she worked to enact marriage equality, the Washington Voting Rights Act, and criminal justice reform policies. She has also served on Senator Patty Murray's staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, as well as with several community organizations.

    In our interview with Felix, she stated that health care is her number one priority followed by education and equitable access to infrastructure. Though she recognizes that the legislature doesn't yet have the votes for single-payer health care, Felix wants to build policy bridges until that time comes by expanding eligibility for care and increasing investments into a strong health care workforce. She recognizes that funding for education drops the further south you go in the district. If elected, she wants to fully fund special education and protect collective bargaining for educators.

    Felix believes her in-depth community service and lived experience as a member of the LGTBQ+ community allow her to be a stronger progressive leader for the district. We lean toward Felix in this race because of her extensive track record of organizing for progressive change.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Brynn Felix

    Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights and providing legal aid.

    Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights and providing legal aid. As a law clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and an organizer and lobbyist at ACLU of Washington, Felix has had a significant impact on our community. Notably, she worked to enact marriage equality, the Washington Voting Rights Act, and criminal justice reform policies. She has also served on Senator Patty Murray's staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, as well as with several community organizations.

    In our interview with Felix, she stated that health care is her number one priority followed by education and equitable access to infrastructure. Though she recognizes that the legislature doesn't yet have the votes for single-payer health care, Felix wants to build policy bridges until that time comes by expanding eligibility for care and increasing investments into a strong health care workforce. She recognizes that funding for education drops the further south you go in the district. If elected, she wants to fully fund special education and protect collective bargaining for educators.

    Felix believes her in-depth community service and lived experience as a member of the LGTBQ+ community allow her to be a stronger progressive leader for the district. We lean toward Felix in this race because of her extensive track record of organizing for progressive change.

    Brynn Felix

    Democrat Brynn Felix is challenging Nance for Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District. Felix has a long history of working as an advocate for civil rights and providing legal aid.

  • Rep. Greg Nance is running to retain Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    In his brief time in the Legislature, Nance has prioritized improving service and increasing funding for local ferries. In particular, he is proud of securing an additional $80 million for ferry construction, maintenance, and workforce expansion. In addition, Nance supported bills to stabilize rent prices, reduce gun violence, and provide more mental health support for young people.

    We were impressed with Nance's energy and dedication in our interview. He enthusiastically supported more permanent and transitional housing to solve the state's homelessness crisis as well as more housing at every price point in the continuum. As someone who struggled with addiction in his youth, Nance wants to center these resources to meet people where they are and make every dollar more effective. His campaign priorities this year are improving the ferry system, childcare, and expanding the health care workforce.

    Nance has many endorsements from his fellow legislators and some of our progressive partner organizations. He is a good choice if you're looking for a candidate with a demonstrated track record in Olympia supporting working families and advocating for improved ferry services.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Greg Nance

    Rep. Greg Nance is running to retain Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    Rep. Greg Nance is running to retain Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    In his brief time in the Legislature, Nance has prioritized improving service and increasing funding for local ferries. In particular, he is proud of securing an additional $80 million for ferry construction, maintenance, and workforce expansion. In addition, Nance supported bills to stabilize rent prices, reduce gun violence, and provide more mental health support for young people.

    We were impressed with Nance's energy and dedication in our interview. He enthusiastically supported more permanent and transitional housing to solve the state's homelessness crisis as well as more housing at every price point in the continuum. As someone who struggled with addiction in his youth, Nance wants to center these resources to meet people where they are and make every dollar more effective. His campaign priorities this year are improving the ferry system, childcare, and expanding the health care workforce.

    Nance has many endorsements from his fellow legislators and some of our progressive partner organizations. He is a good choice if you're looking for a candidate with a demonstrated track record in Olympia supporting working families and advocating for improved ferry services.

    Greg Nance

    Rep. Greg Nance is running to retain Position 2 representing the 23rd Legislative District, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

  • Nate Tyler was born and raised on the Makah Indian Reservation. Tyler has spent many years serving his community including as the elected tribal chair. Some of his other leadership highlights include serving as vice president on the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, as an alternate on the National Indian Health Board, and on the Clallam County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board. He's now running for Position 1 in the 24th Legislative District to secure more accessible health care, protect public lands, and increase the housing supply.

    In our interview, Tyler cited clear examples of his strength as a local leader rooted in the community. He emphasized that his three priorities if elected would be public safety, infrastructure, and health care. While Tyler supported protecting existing bills like the Climate Commitment Act and rent stabilization, his answers on what new policies he would specifically advance if elected lacked detail. We were especially disappointed when he took the position that the solution to property crime is to hire even more police, which is costly and does nothing to address the root causes of crime.

    Tyler is an accomplished local leader and we hope he continues his strong leadership at the local level.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Nate Tyler

    Nate Tyler was born and raised on the Makah Indian Reservation. Tyler has spent many years serving his community including as the elected tribal chair.

    Nate Tyler was born and raised on the Makah Indian Reservation. Tyler has spent many years serving his community including as the elected tribal chair. Some of his other leadership highlights include serving as vice president on the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, as an alternate on the National Indian Health Board, and on the Clallam County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board. He's now running for Position 1 in the 24th Legislative District to secure more accessible health care, protect public lands, and increase the housing supply.

    In our interview, Tyler cited clear examples of his strength as a local leader rooted in the community. He emphasized that his three priorities if elected would be public safety, infrastructure, and health care. While Tyler supported protecting existing bills like the Climate Commitment Act and rent stabilization, his answers on what new policies he would specifically advance if elected lacked detail. We were especially disappointed when he took the position that the solution to property crime is to hire even more police, which is costly and does nothing to address the root causes of crime.

    Tyler is an accomplished local leader and we hope he continues his strong leadership at the local level.

    Nate Tyler

    Nate Tyler was born and raised on the Makah Indian Reservation. Tyler has spent many years serving his community including as the elected tribal chair.

  • Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry. In 2022, he vied for another incumbent Republican’s seat in the 25th Legislative District in a formidable write-in campaign.

    Severns is a more moderate candidate, running to bring a commonsense alternative to the district’s conservative leadership. He is a vocal advocate for environmental protections and a high quality of life for all. His campaign is built on his own experience with eviction and job loss. If elected, Severns wants to make sure that all residents of the 25th Legislative District have the same support. He is leading with the values of unity, problem-solving, and collaboration.

    Challenging Severns is Republican Michael Keaton, a senior manager at one of the largest missile producers and U.S. defense contractors. Keaton has also served two terms on the Puyallup School Board. In this race, Keaton is running on a vague platform to eliminate regulations that keep our communities and ecosystems safe and to throw more people into our overcrowded jails and prisons.

    Severns is the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Cameron Severns

    Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry.

    Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry. In 2022, he vied for another incumbent Republican’s seat in the 25th Legislative District in a formidable write-in campaign.

    Severns is a more moderate candidate, running to bring a commonsense alternative to the district’s conservative leadership. He is a vocal advocate for environmental protections and a high quality of life for all. His campaign is built on his own experience with eviction and job loss. If elected, Severns wants to make sure that all residents of the 25th Legislative District have the same support. He is leading with the values of unity, problem-solving, and collaboration.

    Challenging Severns is Republican Michael Keaton, a senior manager at one of the largest missile producers and U.S. defense contractors. Keaton has also served two terms on the Puyallup School Board. In this race, Keaton is running on a vague platform to eliminate regulations that keep our communities and ecosystems safe and to throw more people into our overcrowded jails and prisons.

    Severns is the clear choice in this race.

    Cameron Severns

    Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry.

  • Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact. She is also an Army veteran who is very involved in supporting servicewomen, women veterans, and military spouses, including as the chair of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the state. Finally, Willis serves on the board of the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce.

    Willis has demonstrated a long track record of civic leadership and previously ran an inclusive campaign that envisioned prosperous and safe neighborhoods for all. She is running on a community-centric platform to address living affordability, investing in infrastructure, supporting veterans’ affairs, building true community safety, and more.

    Willis is challenging Republican Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen, who is running for a third term. A former Puyallup City Council member, Jacobsen has taken far-right positions in public office including opposing both marriage equality and reproductive health care as well as advocating for something she calls “biblical citizenship.” In Olympia last year, she voted against bills to protect private consumer data and she opposed an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state.

    Residents in Legislative District 25 deserve a representative in the Legislature who will bring us together to make progress on housing affordability, quality health care, and good wages. Willis is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Shellie Willis

    Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact.

    Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact. She is also an Army veteran who is very involved in supporting servicewomen, women veterans, and military spouses, including as the chair of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the state. Finally, Willis serves on the board of the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce.

    Willis has demonstrated a long track record of civic leadership and previously ran an inclusive campaign that envisioned prosperous and safe neighborhoods for all. She is running on a community-centric platform to address living affordability, investing in infrastructure, supporting veterans’ affairs, building true community safety, and more.

    Willis is challenging Republican Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen, who is running for a third term. A former Puyallup City Council member, Jacobsen has taken far-right positions in public office including opposing both marriage equality and reproductive health care as well as advocating for something she calls “biblical citizenship.” In Olympia last year, she voted against bills to protect private consumer data and she opposed an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state.

    Residents in Legislative District 25 deserve a representative in the Legislature who will bring us together to make progress on housing affordability, quality health care, and good wages. Willis is the best choice in this race.

    Shellie Willis

    Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact.

  • Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing. Richards previously worked at the Northwest Justice Project assisting survivors of crime, including domestic violence and human trafficking, and now works at Kitsap Legal Services in housing law. He also volunteers in the community with groups like the Rotary Club, Harbor History Museum, and the Bremerton NAACP.

    Unlike his opponents, Richards promotes policies that help the middle class, including supporting tax reform that makes the wealthy pay their share, building more housing, and supporting clean energy jobs. With his experience in helping people struggling with housing instability, he knows the country's mental and behavioral health challenges require a comprehensive response. He is committed to improving public safety through community investments that raise wages, increase education options, and expand stable housing. Richards narrowly lost to Republican Spencer Hutchins in 2022 by a few hundred votes but has come back this year with a stronger platform and campaign.

    Challenging Richards is former representative Jesse Young, one of the most conservative members of the state House, Young sponsored several bills aimed at curtailing people's constitutional right to an abortion long before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2022, including a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Young was also infamously restricted from having legislative staff after allegations of mistreatment in 2017. He has led some of the more controversial conservative policies, like efforts to stop a ban on high-capacity magazines. If elected, Young can be expected to rejoin the Legislature with the same far-right fervor that he held while in office.

    Republican Jim Henderson is another candidate in this race. Henderson is the president of a company that offers services for landlords and property managers, and he founded a separate company a few years ago to legally lobby for the landlord company’s interest. He is running on a conservative platform to eliminate corporate accountability measures, maintain our unbalanced state tax code where corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share, prevent a Democratic supermajority in Olympia, and pour even more public funding into militarized law enforcement which doesn’t keep us safer.

    Richards is the best choice in this race as a thoughtful progressive who has worked to improve the lives of all in the district.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Adison Richards

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing.

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing. Richards previously worked at the Northwest Justice Project assisting survivors of crime, including domestic violence and human trafficking, and now works at Kitsap Legal Services in housing law. He also volunteers in the community with groups like the Rotary Club, Harbor History Museum, and the Bremerton NAACP.

    Unlike his opponents, Richards promotes policies that help the middle class, including supporting tax reform that makes the wealthy pay their share, building more housing, and supporting clean energy jobs. With his experience in helping people struggling with housing instability, he knows the country's mental and behavioral health challenges require a comprehensive response. He is committed to improving public safety through community investments that raise wages, increase education options, and expand stable housing. Richards narrowly lost to Republican Spencer Hutchins in 2022 by a few hundred votes but has come back this year with a stronger platform and campaign.

    Challenging Richards is former representative Jesse Young, one of the most conservative members of the state House, Young sponsored several bills aimed at curtailing people's constitutional right to an abortion long before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2022, including a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Young was also infamously restricted from having legislative staff after allegations of mistreatment in 2017. He has led some of the more controversial conservative policies, like efforts to stop a ban on high-capacity magazines. If elected, Young can be expected to rejoin the Legislature with the same far-right fervor that he held while in office.

    Republican Jim Henderson is another candidate in this race. Henderson is the president of a company that offers services for landlords and property managers, and he founded a separate company a few years ago to legally lobby for the landlord company’s interest. He is running on a conservative platform to eliminate corporate accountability measures, maintain our unbalanced state tax code where corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share, prevent a Democratic supermajority in Olympia, and pour even more public funding into militarized law enforcement which doesn’t keep us safer.

    Richards is the best choice in this race as a thoughtful progressive who has worked to improve the lives of all in the district.

    Adison Richards

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing.

  • Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021. She was elected to the seat since and has distinguished herself as a progressive voice. Outside of the Senate, she works as the Race Equity Unit manager for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    In Olympia, Trudeau has made ambitious strides toward progress. Recently, she was the primary sponsor of a bill to reduce police violence by prohibiting the practice of hog-tying in the wake of the killing of Manuel Ellis by three Tacoma police officers. Trudeau was also a primary sponsor of bills to cover lactation consulting under Medicaid and offer voluntary professional licensing for providers, to increase middle housing options, to establish both Eid al-Fitr and Hannukah as state holidays, and to strengthen jury diversity so our criminal legal system functions more fairly. Her priorities have long centered on building safe and sustainable communities, including through investments in environmental protections, behavioral health services, accessible housing, food security, and more.

    Republican Carole Sue Braaten is challenging Trudeau this year. In 2012, she ran for a state House seat representing Legislative District 25 but did not make it past the primary. In this race, she has yet to release a campaign platform or website as of early June.

    Yasmin Trudeau is the best choice in this race for the Legislative District 27 senate seat.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Yasmin Trudeau

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021.

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021. She was elected to the seat since and has distinguished herself as a progressive voice. Outside of the Senate, she works as the Race Equity Unit manager for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    In Olympia, Trudeau has made ambitious strides toward progress. Recently, she was the primary sponsor of a bill to reduce police violence by prohibiting the practice of hog-tying in the wake of the killing of Manuel Ellis by three Tacoma police officers. Trudeau was also a primary sponsor of bills to cover lactation consulting under Medicaid and offer voluntary professional licensing for providers, to increase middle housing options, to establish both Eid al-Fitr and Hannukah as state holidays, and to strengthen jury diversity so our criminal legal system functions more fairly. Her priorities have long centered on building safe and sustainable communities, including through investments in environmental protections, behavioral health services, accessible housing, food security, and more.

    Republican Carole Sue Braaten is challenging Trudeau this year. In 2012, she ran for a state House seat representing Legislative District 25 but did not make it past the primary. In this race, she has yet to release a campaign platform or website as of early June.

    Yasmin Trudeau is the best choice in this race for the Legislative District 27 senate seat.

    Yasmin Trudeau

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021.

  • Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender equity and closing tax loopholes. Since 2020, she has served as the first woman and LBGTQ+ speaker of the House in Washington.

    As speaker, Jinkins leads the House's legislative process. She consistently advocates for the wealthy to pay their share and provide the resources our communities need to thrive. Recently, she has pledged to protect the right to abortion in Washington state. In previous sessions, Jinkins sponsored bills to improve education funding and secure resources for a new health clinic in Hilltop that serves low-income patients.

    Challenging Jinkins this year is Republican Ken Paulson, who has run for office twice before with campaigns in 2008 and 2010 for Pierce County Council and state Senate. He raised no funds in his previous campaigns and has no campaign information or website available this year as of early June. Paulson has been featured in local newspapers advocating for anti-stalking laws after the death of his daughter at the hands of a stalker in 2010.

    Speaker Jinkins has been a keystone of progressive advocacy in Washington and has earned another term in the House.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Laurie Jinkins

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender equity and closing tax loopholes.

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender equity and closing tax loopholes. Since 2020, she has served as the first woman and LBGTQ+ speaker of the House in Washington.

    As speaker, Jinkins leads the House's legislative process. She consistently advocates for the wealthy to pay their share and provide the resources our communities need to thrive. Recently, she has pledged to protect the right to abortion in Washington state. In previous sessions, Jinkins sponsored bills to improve education funding and secure resources for a new health clinic in Hilltop that serves low-income patients.

    Challenging Jinkins this year is Republican Ken Paulson, who has run for office twice before with campaigns in 2008 and 2010 for Pierce County Council and state Senate. He raised no funds in his previous campaigns and has no campaign information or website available this year as of early June. Paulson has been featured in local newspapers advocating for anti-stalking laws after the death of his daughter at the hands of a stalker in 2010.

    Speaker Jinkins has been a keystone of progressive advocacy in Washington and has earned another term in the House.

    Laurie Jinkins

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender equity and closing tax loopholes.

  • Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor. As a community leader, Fey has been a progressive advocate for education, youth, environmental, and transportation issues.

    Recently in Olympia, Fey has worked across a number of issue areas to support working people, the climate, and our students. He was a primary sponsor of legislation to bring free school lunches to all Washington students. Fey was also key in passing the ban on child marriage as a secondary sponsor. As the chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been instrumental in making greater investments in ferry service and improving mobility across the state.

    We recommend Fey because of his consistent track record in Olympia and his strong support from our progressive partner organizations.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Jake Fey

    Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor.

    Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor. As a community leader, Fey has been a progressive advocate for education, youth, environmental, and transportation issues.

    Recently in Olympia, Fey has worked across a number of issue areas to support working people, the climate, and our students. He was a primary sponsor of legislation to bring free school lunches to all Washington students. Fey was also key in passing the ban on child marriage as a secondary sponsor. As the chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been instrumental in making greater investments in ferry service and improving mobility across the state.

    We recommend Fey because of his consistent track record in Olympia and his strong support from our progressive partner organizations.

    Jake Fey

    Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor.

  • Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times. She has worked in education for 15 years as an instructor, University Place School Board director, and PTA leader.

    As chair of the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of students across the state. Nobles sponsored a bill signed into law this year that will help youth in foster care thrive by providing them access to financial literacy education and banking. She also sponsored bills this session to increase access to free meals for students in need, establish collective bargaining rights for employed students, and make financial aid more accessible for postsecondary school students. As the only Black member of the Senate, Nobles has worked hard to improve equity for all in the state.

    If elected, Nobles wants to increase pay for teachers, reduce class sizes, and work to make schools more inclusive and equitable. She knows more needs to be done to ensure families in the 28th LD are healthy and safe, which she believes includes gun violence prevention, addiction recovery and mental health resources, and better health care access.

    Nobles faces a challenge from Republican Maia Espinoza. She has served on the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and is the executive director and founder of the Center for Latino Leadership, a civic engagement organization.

    This is Espinoza's fourth run for public office, with failed runs for Lakewood City Council, state representative, and Superintendent of Public Education. Espinoza's previous campaigns have been newsworthy for a lawsuit against her for false claims about her opponent's stance on comprehensive sexual health education, which Espinoza has stood against despite research showing healthier outcomes for students who learn about consent and their own health. She was also dinged in her 2020 race against Reykdal for falsely listing her organization as a nonprofit when it didn't meet the criteria. Her brief list of policy priorities this year includes right-wing dog whistles involving parental rights, which conservatives have used this year to try and siphon off public funding for private schools and enact book bans.

    Nobles has been a standout progressive leader and has earned your vote for re-election to the state Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    T'wina Nobles

    Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times.

    Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times. She has worked in education for 15 years as an instructor, University Place School Board director, and PTA leader.

    As chair of the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of students across the state. Nobles sponsored a bill signed into law this year that will help youth in foster care thrive by providing them access to financial literacy education and banking. She also sponsored bills this session to increase access to free meals for students in need, establish collective bargaining rights for employed students, and make financial aid more accessible for postsecondary school students. As the only Black member of the Senate, Nobles has worked hard to improve equity for all in the state.

    If elected, Nobles wants to increase pay for teachers, reduce class sizes, and work to make schools more inclusive and equitable. She knows more needs to be done to ensure families in the 28th LD are healthy and safe, which she believes includes gun violence prevention, addiction recovery and mental health resources, and better health care access.

    Nobles faces a challenge from Republican Maia Espinoza. She has served on the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and is the executive director and founder of the Center for Latino Leadership, a civic engagement organization.

    This is Espinoza's fourth run for public office, with failed runs for Lakewood City Council, state representative, and Superintendent of Public Education. Espinoza's previous campaigns have been newsworthy for a lawsuit against her for false claims about her opponent's stance on comprehensive sexual health education, which Espinoza has stood against despite research showing healthier outcomes for students who learn about consent and their own health. She was also dinged in her 2020 race against Reykdal for falsely listing her organization as a nonprofit when it didn't meet the criteria. Her brief list of policy priorities this year includes right-wing dog whistles involving parental rights, which conservatives have used this year to try and siphon off public funding for private schools and enact book bans.

    Nobles has been a standout progressive leader and has earned your vote for re-election to the state Senate.

    T'wina Nobles

    Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times.