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  • Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    In Congress, Cantwell has been a strong advocate for environmental protections and clean energy. She recently sponsored bills to protect waterways while promoting clean energy and strengthening tribal involvement in matters relating to conservation and land management. This spring, Cantwell partnered with Sen. Patty Murray to secure $28 million in funding to replace lead pipes in Washington and ensure safe drinking water across the state. In this race, she is running on a broad and detailed platform to address Washington’s most pressing issues, including protecting and restoring reproductive health access, increasing funding for K-12 and student loans, and expanding the affordable housing tax credit and other housing solutions.

    Cantwell has been a thoughtful and hard-working advocate for the people of Washington. She has earned your vote for another term in the U.S. Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Maria Cantwell

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    In Congress, Cantwell has been a strong advocate for environmental protections and clean energy. She recently sponsored bills to protect waterways while promoting clean energy and strengthening tribal involvement in matters relating to conservation and land management. This spring, Cantwell partnered with Sen. Patty Murray to secure $28 million in funding to replace lead pipes in Washington and ensure safe drinking water across the state. In this race, she is running on a broad and detailed platform to address Washington’s most pressing issues, including protecting and restoring reproductive health access, increasing funding for K-12 and student loans, and expanding the affordable housing tax credit and other housing solutions.

    Cantwell has been a thoughtful and hard-working advocate for the people of Washington. She has earned your vote for another term in the U.S. Senate.

    Maria Cantwell

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

Congress

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

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House. DelBene has been a staunch advocate for working families, consumer protections and data privacy, health care, technology, and small businesses since she was first elected to the position in 2012. She also serves on the Pro-Choice Caucus. Professionally, her background is in tech, including working at Microsoft and leading a handful of local startups. In addition, she worked as the director of the Washington State Department of Revenue before joining Congress.

    Some of DelBene’s greatest accomplishments in office include expanding the low-income housing and child tax credits, increasing access to baby formula across the country, funding job-training opportunities (resulting in $22 million for Washington state alone), and securing programs to support Americans struggling with substance abuse issues. In this race, she boasts a detailed, thoughtful platform that includes priorities to defend reproductive freedom, reduce the cost of living for working families, increase access to affordable health care, safeguard our local ecosystems and natural resources, strengthen the Social Security program, support Washington farms and food security, and more.

    DelBene is a strong Democratic voice in Congress who deserves another vote to continue advocating for Washington’s 1st Congressional District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Suzan DelBene

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House.

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House. DelBene has been a staunch advocate for working families, consumer protections and data privacy, health care, technology, and small businesses since she was first elected to the position in 2012. She also serves on the Pro-Choice Caucus. Professionally, her background is in tech, including working at Microsoft and leading a handful of local startups. In addition, she worked as the director of the Washington State Department of Revenue before joining Congress.

    Some of DelBene’s greatest accomplishments in office include expanding the low-income housing and child tax credits, increasing access to baby formula across the country, funding job-training opportunities (resulting in $22 million for Washington state alone), and securing programs to support Americans struggling with substance abuse issues. In this race, she boasts a detailed, thoughtful platform that includes priorities to defend reproductive freedom, reduce the cost of living for working families, increase access to affordable health care, safeguard our local ecosystems and natural resources, strengthen the Social Security program, support Washington farms and food security, and more.

    DelBene is a strong Democratic voice in Congress who deserves another vote to continue advocating for Washington’s 1st Congressional District.

    Suzan DelBene

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is seeking another term representing Washington Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House.

  • Congressman Rick Larsen is running for re-election to the U.S. House in Washington's 2nd Congressional District. Larsen is a moderate Democrat who is serving his twelfth term in Congress and previously worked as a Snohomish County Council member. In office, he has specialized in areas of global trade, environmental conservation, and transportation and infrastructure, a committee on which he is the lead Democrat.

    In office, Larsen has helped to make historic investments to address climate change, modernize infrastructure, and combat the opioid epidemic by giving Americans struggling with substance abuse the support they need. He is a reliable vote with the Biden administration’s priorities such as child tax credits, lowering prescription medication costs, voting rights, student loan reduction, and clean energy. He continues to be a more moderate voice in this race, rather than a leader for bold progress. If re-elected, Larsen wants to support working families and small businesses, address climate change, support reproductive freedom, prevent gun violence, and expand affordable health care so that everyone, regardless of income, can access the care and medication they need.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Rick Larsen

    Congressman Rick Larsen is running for re-election to the U.S. House in Washington's 2nd Congressional District. Larsen is a moderate Democrat who is serving his twelfth term in Congress and previously worked as a Snohomish County Council member.

    Congressman Rick Larsen is running for re-election to the U.S. House in Washington's 2nd Congressional District. Larsen is a moderate Democrat who is serving his twelfth term in Congress and previously worked as a Snohomish County Council member. In office, he has specialized in areas of global trade, environmental conservation, and transportation and infrastructure, a committee on which he is the lead Democrat.

    In office, Larsen has helped to make historic investments to address climate change, modernize infrastructure, and combat the opioid epidemic by giving Americans struggling with substance abuse the support they need. He is a reliable vote with the Biden administration’s priorities such as child tax credits, lowering prescription medication costs, voting rights, student loan reduction, and clean energy. He continues to be a more moderate voice in this race, rather than a leader for bold progress. If re-elected, Larsen wants to support working families and small businesses, address climate change, support reproductive freedom, prevent gun violence, and expand affordable health care so that everyone, regardless of income, can access the care and medication they need.

    Rick Larsen

    Congressman Rick Larsen is running for re-election to the U.S. House in Washington's 2nd Congressional District. Larsen is a moderate Democrat who is serving his twelfth term in Congress and previously worked as a Snohomish County Council member.

  • Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022. She runs a family auto repair shop with her husband and was the previous executive director of the Stevenson Downtown Association, a part of the Main Street American coalition.

    In office, Perez has been a voice for rural and working-class Washington communities. She has championed the "right to repair" to save money for her constituents and reduce waste. Her voting record has been independent, reflecting her district on border policy, the environment, education, and public safety. Her campaign platform in this race remains focused on the issues affecting regular Washingtonians like affordable childcare, substance abuse treatment, energy independence, abortion and reproductive health care access, keeping large corporations accountable and out of politics, and raising wages to match the rising cost of living.

    Regardless of what else is happening in the other Washington, Perez has remained laser-focused on improving lives in the 3rd Congressional District. For example, she has focused on fixing infrastructure, including securing $600 million for a new I-5 Bridge.

    The district needs leaders who will stand up for them, not MAGA conspiracy theorists. Perez has earned your vote for a second term in Congress.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022.

    Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022. She runs a family auto repair shop with her husband and was the previous executive director of the Stevenson Downtown Association, a part of the Main Street American coalition.

    In office, Perez has been a voice for rural and working-class Washington communities. She has championed the "right to repair" to save money for her constituents and reduce waste. Her voting record has been independent, reflecting her district on border policy, the environment, education, and public safety. Her campaign platform in this race remains focused on the issues affecting regular Washingtonians like affordable childcare, substance abuse treatment, energy independence, abortion and reproductive health care access, keeping large corporations accountable and out of politics, and raising wages to match the rising cost of living.

    Regardless of what else is happening in the other Washington, Perez has remained laser-focused on improving lives in the 3rd Congressional District. For example, she has focused on fixing infrastructure, including securing $600 million for a new I-5 Bridge.

    The district needs leaders who will stand up for them, not MAGA conspiracy theorists. Perez has earned your vote for a second term in Congress.

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Democratic incumbent Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for a second term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Perez defeated Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and MAGA challenger Joe Kent in 2022.

  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Jaypal was first elected to the position in 2016 and has since become one of the strongest progressive voices in Congress, advocating for immigration reform, civil liberties, and economic justice as the chair of the Progressive Caucus. In 2001, Jayapal founded the now largest immigrant rights organization in the state, OneAmerica. She has also been a leader on local issues, including championing Seattle’s $15 minimum wage effort on the Mayoral Advisory Committee.

    In Congress, Rep. Jayapal has pioneered bold progress, including being a strong advocate for reproductive freedom and abortion access, supporting trans civil rights, and speaking out for immigrants. She has criticized President Biden’s harsher border policies and spoken in support of peace in the Middle East amidst the rising death toll in Gaza and growing concerns of a regional war. She recently announced the House Progressives' 2025 goals, which include raising wages, investing in our future with clean energy and K-12 education funding, eliminating the Senate filibuster, and increasing regulation and accountability for the nation’s largest companies.

    Congresswoman Jayapal exemplifies what it means to bring progressive, community values to Congress. She is a key voice in the U.S. House working to uplift our nation’s most marginalized and she has earned your vote for another term representing Congressional District 7.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Pramila Jayapal

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District.

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Jaypal was first elected to the position in 2016 and has since become one of the strongest progressive voices in Congress, advocating for immigration reform, civil liberties, and economic justice as the chair of the Progressive Caucus. In 2001, Jayapal founded the now largest immigrant rights organization in the state, OneAmerica. She has also been a leader on local issues, including championing Seattle’s $15 minimum wage effort on the Mayoral Advisory Committee.

    In Congress, Rep. Jayapal has pioneered bold progress, including being a strong advocate for reproductive freedom and abortion access, supporting trans civil rights, and speaking out for immigrants. She has criticized President Biden’s harsher border policies and spoken in support of peace in the Middle East amidst the rising death toll in Gaza and growing concerns of a regional war. She recently announced the House Progressives' 2025 goals, which include raising wages, investing in our future with clean energy and K-12 education funding, eliminating the Senate filibuster, and increasing regulation and accountability for the nation’s largest companies.

    Congresswoman Jayapal exemplifies what it means to bring progressive, community values to Congress. She is a key voice in the U.S. House working to uplift our nation’s most marginalized and she has earned your vote for another term representing Congressional District 7.

    Pramila Jayapal

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is running for another term in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District.

  • Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah. In her past three terms in Congress, she has come to represent a pragmatic voice working across party lines to advocate for Washington’s working families and economic prosperity across our state.

    In Congress, Rep. Schrier has leveraged her background in medicine as well as her strong community experience to advocate effectively for her constituents. This recent term, she sponsored a slate of health-related legislation, including bills to establish a state public option to make health care more affordable, to protect providers who work in reproductive health care, and to help kids access primary care. She was also a leader in bringing climate solutions to the agricultural industry, providing tax credits to working families, and addressing the baby formula shortage. Her past key votes have aligned with Biden’s more progressive bills including Build Back Better which would have made huge strides in addressing climate change, funding early childhood education, and extending the child tax credit. Schrier’s campaign platform in this race reflects her continued goals to build a healthy, prosperous future for all Washingtonians. Some of her progressive campaign priorities include women’s rights, gun violence prevention, corporate accountability, veteran support, child nutrition, environmental protections, and lowering the cost of living.

    Schrier has earned your vote for another term.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah.

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah. In her past three terms in Congress, she has come to represent a pragmatic voice working across party lines to advocate for Washington’s working families and economic prosperity across our state.

    In Congress, Rep. Schrier has leveraged her background in medicine as well as her strong community experience to advocate effectively for her constituents. This recent term, she sponsored a slate of health-related legislation, including bills to establish a state public option to make health care more affordable, to protect providers who work in reproductive health care, and to help kids access primary care. She was also a leader in bringing climate solutions to the agricultural industry, providing tax credits to working families, and addressing the baby formula shortage. Her past key votes have aligned with Biden’s more progressive bills including Build Back Better which would have made huge strides in addressing climate change, funding early childhood education, and extending the child tax credit. Schrier’s campaign platform in this race reflects her continued goals to build a healthy, prosperous future for all Washingtonians. Some of her progressive campaign priorities include women’s rights, gun violence prevention, corporate accountability, veteran support, child nutrition, environmental protections, and lowering the cost of living.

    Schrier has earned your vote for another term.

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah.

  • Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator. In Congress, Smith serves on the New Democrat Coalition and the Progressive Caucus.

    Smith is an influential voice in Congress and has previously supported some ambitious progressive bills such as the Green New Deal and the Medicare for All Act. This term, he sponsored bills to curtail hedge fund buy-ups of single-family homes, to bring better job opportunities to foreign-trained, skilled medical professionals, and to create more pathways to economic security for Americans without college degrees. Unfortunately, over the course of his tenure in Congress, Smith has been criticized for his more hawkish foreign policy stances – including supporting a larger U.S. role in the growing conflict in the Middle East. His top priorities in this race include, amongst others, reforming our criminal justice system, protecting LGBTQ+ civil rights, strengthening gun violence prevention, and pushing strong multi-industry approaches to addressing climate change.

    Smith’s district is the state’s most diverse, with a strong immigrant population and sizable Asian, Latinx, and Black communities. We would like to see Smith continue to support bold, progressive policies in another term in this seat, and believe he is the best choice to do so with his demonstrated commitment to uplifting all residents of Congressional District 9.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Adam Smith

    Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator.

    Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator. In Congress, Smith serves on the New Democrat Coalition and the Progressive Caucus.

    Smith is an influential voice in Congress and has previously supported some ambitious progressive bills such as the Green New Deal and the Medicare for All Act. This term, he sponsored bills to curtail hedge fund buy-ups of single-family homes, to bring better job opportunities to foreign-trained, skilled medical professionals, and to create more pathways to economic security for Americans without college degrees. Unfortunately, over the course of his tenure in Congress, Smith has been criticized for his more hawkish foreign policy stances – including supporting a larger U.S. role in the growing conflict in the Middle East. His top priorities in this race include, amongst others, reforming our criminal justice system, protecting LGBTQ+ civil rights, strengthening gun violence prevention, and pushing strong multi-industry approaches to addressing climate change.

    Smith’s district is the state’s most diverse, with a strong immigrant population and sizable Asian, Latinx, and Black communities. We would like to see Smith continue to support bold, progressive policies in another term in this seat, and believe he is the best choice to do so with his demonstrated commitment to uplifting all residents of Congressional District 9.

    Adam Smith

    Rep. Adam Smith is running for his 14th term in the U.S. House representing Congressional District 9. Smith has a long track record of advocacy and government work, including as a former lawyer, City of Seattle prosecutor, and Washington state senator.

  • Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House. Strickland has a long track record of public service as a mayor and city council member for Tacoma and as the former lead for both Pierce Transit and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. When she was first elected to Congress in 2020, Strickland became the first African American and Korean American representative from Washington.

    In office, Strickland has fought for a better quality of life for all Washingtonians. She boasts strong priorities and has fought for a community-focused agenda including holding corporations accountable, lowering the cost of prescription medicine, strengthening voting rights, and investing in infrastructure like broadband, roadways, and parks. In her most recent term, Strickland sponsored legislation to fund grants for women and underrepresented communities in STEM, to address the workforce shortage in senior services and childcare, and to support military firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the line of duty. Strickland is also a staunch advocate of reproductive freedom for all, and this past March, she sponsored a bill to provide federal financial assistance for those traveling to access reproductive health care. In this race, she has a strong, detailed, progressive platform that addresses pressing issues in western Washington.

    Strickland has earned another term representing the 10th Congressional District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-22

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House.

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House. Strickland has a long track record of public service as a mayor and city council member for Tacoma and as the former lead for both Pierce Transit and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. When she was first elected to Congress in 2020, Strickland became the first African American and Korean American representative from Washington.

    In office, Strickland has fought for a better quality of life for all Washingtonians. She boasts strong priorities and has fought for a community-focused agenda including holding corporations accountable, lowering the cost of prescription medicine, strengthening voting rights, and investing in infrastructure like broadband, roadways, and parks. In her most recent term, Strickland sponsored legislation to fund grants for women and underrepresented communities in STEM, to address the workforce shortage in senior services and childcare, and to support military firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the line of duty. Strickland is also a staunch advocate of reproductive freedom for all, and this past March, she sponsored a bill to provide federal financial assistance for those traveling to access reproductive health care. In this race, she has a strong, detailed, progressive platform that addresses pressing issues in western Washington.

    Strickland has earned another term representing the 10th Congressional District.

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House.

  • 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.

  • Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017. Before that, she served Pierce County in the elected roles of both executive and auditor and was previously a member of the Tacoma School Board, including as board president. She serves in multiple community leadership positions including on the Asian Pacific Cultural Center Advisory Board and with the Pierce County Sexual Assault Center.

    In her first two terms, McCarthy has worked hard to bring accountability and transparency to the auditor’s office. She previously launched important investigations into both white-collar crime and unemployment benefit cases and even oversaw the largest fraud case in state history pertaining to misappropriated local housing funds. Looking towards another term, McCarthy wants to prioritize public and private sector integrity, responsible resource use, and advancing the office’s technology infrastructure to serve the public better.

    Spokane County Republican Party leader Matt Hawkins is challenging incumbent McCarthy in this race. Hawkins created the We The People interactive calendar, which details events in U.S. history that he deems important. He has run for elected office before including vying for the top Republican Party job in the state last year, as well as the Washington state Senate in 2018. In this race, Hawkins boasts a typically conservative platform which includes continuing to cast doubt on the security of our local elections and worsening the imbalance in our state’s tax code.

    McCarthy has earned your vote for another term as Washington's state auditor.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Pat McCarthy

    Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017.

    Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017. Before that, she served Pierce County in the elected roles of both executive and auditor and was previously a member of the Tacoma School Board, including as board president. She serves in multiple community leadership positions including on the Asian Pacific Cultural Center Advisory Board and with the Pierce County Sexual Assault Center.

    In her first two terms, McCarthy has worked hard to bring accountability and transparency to the auditor’s office. She previously launched important investigations into both white-collar crime and unemployment benefit cases and even oversaw the largest fraud case in state history pertaining to misappropriated local housing funds. Looking towards another term, McCarthy wants to prioritize public and private sector integrity, responsible resource use, and advancing the office’s technology infrastructure to serve the public better.

    Spokane County Republican Party leader Matt Hawkins is challenging incumbent McCarthy in this race. Hawkins created the We The People interactive calendar, which details events in U.S. history that he deems important. He has run for elected office before including vying for the top Republican Party job in the state last year, as well as the Washington state Senate in 2018. In this race, Hawkins boasts a typically conservative platform which includes continuing to cast doubt on the security of our local elections and worsening the imbalance in our state’s tax code.

    McCarthy has earned your vote for another term as Washington's state auditor.

    Pat McCarthy

    Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

    Kuderer has been one of the most active sponsors of progressive bills in the Legislature. This year, she was the primary sponsor of a successful bill to ensure NARCAN is available in Washington schools. As a secondary sponsor, she helped to pass a slate of progressive bills, including ensuring that valid ballots are not unduly rejected, limiting the ability to bring firearms to public places like zoos, transit stations, and libraries, and aligning state and federal financial aid programs. Kuderer is now campaigning for insurance commissioner on a progressive platform that includes exploring universal health care, reducing auto insurance costs, expanding cancer screening for firefighters, and improving access to climate change insurance for homeowners and businesses.

    We recommend Patty Kuderer for Washington Insurance Commissioner because of her strong background in public service and clear vision for the office.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Patty Kuderer

    State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

    State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

    Kuderer has been one of the most active sponsors of progressive bills in the Legislature. This year, she was the primary sponsor of a successful bill to ensure NARCAN is available in Washington schools. As a secondary sponsor, she helped to pass a slate of progressive bills, including ensuring that valid ballots are not unduly rejected, limiting the ability to bring firearms to public places like zoos, transit stations, and libraries, and aligning state and federal financial aid programs. Kuderer is now campaigning for insurance commissioner on a progressive platform that includes exploring universal health care, reducing auto insurance costs, expanding cancer screening for firefighters, and improving access to climate change insurance for homeowners and businesses.

    We recommend Patty Kuderer for Washington Insurance Commissioner because of her strong background in public service and clear vision for the office.

    Patty Kuderer

    State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

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.

  • Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been a long-standing community advocate and worked with the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration.

    In Olympia, some of Kloba’s top priorities have included data privacy, economic opportunity, and equitable education. This past session, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to streamline voting address changes, tightening loopholes for licensed firearm dealers to prevent gun violence, and expanding wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Though she has yet to update her campaign platform this year, her track record makes it clear Rep. Kloba will continue to be a reliable Democratic voice in Olympia.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Shelley Kloba

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board.

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been a long-standing community advocate and worked with the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration.

    In Olympia, some of Kloba’s top priorities have included data privacy, economic opportunity, and equitable education. This past session, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to streamline voting address changes, tightening loopholes for licensed firearm dealers to prevent gun violence, and expanding wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Though she has yet to update her campaign platform this year, her track record makes it clear Rep. Kloba will continue to be a reliable Democratic voice in Olympia.

    Shelley Kloba

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills, including sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and to provide meals for hungry students through the Breakfast Before the Bell program. He was also the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Take-Back Act. This year, Peterson sponsored important bills to strengthen the Voting Rights Act and to create a basic income pilot program. He is proud to have been the primary sponsor of the successful Economic Security for All program, which allocates grants to families and individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to uplift individuals and families to self-sufficiency, especially people of color and rural residents.

    Peterson's platform includes bold action on housing to establish permanent supportive shelters, fund workforce housing, and invest in affordable options for all income levels. He also wants to protect reproductive freedom, increase behavioral health support, strengthen gun violence prevention laws, and expand addiction treatment options.

    Peterson's progressive track record and support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills, including sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and to provide meals for hungry students through the Breakfast Before the Bell program. He was also the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Take-Back Act. This year, Peterson sponsored important bills to strengthen the Voting Rights Act and to create a basic income pilot program. He is proud to have been the primary sponsor of the successful Economic Security for All program, which allocates grants to families and individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to uplift individuals and families to self-sufficiency, especially people of color and rural residents.

    Peterson's platform includes bold action on housing to establish permanent supportive shelters, fund workforce housing, and invest in affordable options for all income levels. He also wants to protect reproductive freedom, increase behavioral health support, strengthen gun violence prevention laws, and expand addiction treatment options.

    Peterson's progressive track record and support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations make him the best choice in this race.

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

  • 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.

  • Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to House Position 1 in the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community. She also made history when she became the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate law school and be admitted to the Washington State Bar Association.

    Simmons remains a standout member of the Legislature. Her first piece of legislation in 2021 was automatic voter registration for formerly incarcerated people. Since then, she's worked hard to expand civil rights, health care, and more for Washingtonians. This year, she was the prime sponsor of successful bills that strengthen funding for the Washington Physician Health Program, which will support mental health for health care professionals as well improving patient access to care. Simmons has helped secure funding for local projects like housing with on-site services at St. Vincent de Paul in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center.

    Simmons is the clear choice to represent the 23rd Legislative District in Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Tarra Simmons

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to House Position 1 in the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community.

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to House Position 1 in the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community. She also made history when she became the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate law school and be admitted to the Washington State Bar Association.

    Simmons remains a standout member of the Legislature. Her first piece of legislation in 2021 was automatic voter registration for formerly incarcerated people. Since then, she's worked hard to expand civil rights, health care, and more for Washingtonians. This year, she was the prime sponsor of successful bills that strengthen funding for the Washington Physician Health Program, which will support mental health for health care professionals as well improving patient access to care. Simmons has helped secure funding for local projects like housing with on-site services at St. Vincent de Paul in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center.

    Simmons is the clear choice to represent the 23rd Legislative District in Position 1.

    Tarra Simmons

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to House Position 1 in the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community.

  • 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.

  • Rep. Mike Chapman, who serves in House Position 1 of the 24th Legislative District, is running for his district’s state Senate seat. The Senate position is currently filled by Kevin Van De Wege, who is not seeking re-election. Chapman, a centrist Democrat, was first elected to the Legislature in 2016.

    In the House, Chapman has been an advocate for environmental protections and living affordability. This year, he has sponsored bills to protect riparian ecosystems, improve the Climate Commitment Act, and facilitate better access to the internet for federally recognized tribes. Unfortunately, his voting record overall is among the more conservative among Democrats in the state House. This year, he opposed efforts to limit rent increases, voted against two commonsense gun safety bills, and earned a score of only 60 from the Washington State Labor Council - the worst voting record for working people among the House Democrats.

    Chapman faces two opponents in the primary election. Republican Marcia Kelbon currently serves as a Quilcene Fire District commissioner. Kelbon has also worked as a civilian engineer in the Navy, the executive of a biopharmaceutical company, and a practicing attorney. In this race, Kelbon is running on a more moderate platform with ideas for funding infrastructure, childcare, and wraparound services for our neighbors facing homelessness. Unfortunately, she wants to repeal the capital gains tax which represents a huge win for making Washington’s wealthiest pay their share in our regressive system. Additionally, Kelbon wants to reduce regulations that keep some of our local industries accountable for the health of our communities and ecosystems. While not the most extreme conservative on the ballot in this election, Kelbon does not represent the needs of the 24th Legislative District.

    Democrat James Russell has no campaign website or information available as of early June.

    Chapman is the best option for state Senate from the 24th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Mike Chapman

    Rep. Mike Chapman, who serves in House Position 1 of the 24th Legislative District, is running for his district’s state Senate seat. The Senate position is currently filled by Kevin Van De Wege, who is not seeking re-election.

    Rep. Mike Chapman, who serves in House Position 1 of the 24th Legislative District, is running for his district’s state Senate seat. The Senate position is currently filled by Kevin Van De Wege, who is not seeking re-election. Chapman, a centrist Democrat, was first elected to the Legislature in 2016.

    In the House, Chapman has been an advocate for environmental protections and living affordability. This year, he has sponsored bills to protect riparian ecosystems, improve the Climate Commitment Act, and facilitate better access to the internet for federally recognized tribes. Unfortunately, his voting record overall is among the more conservative among Democrats in the state House. This year, he opposed efforts to limit rent increases, voted against two commonsense gun safety bills, and earned a score of only 60 from the Washington State Labor Council - the worst voting record for working people among the House Democrats.

    Chapman faces two opponents in the primary election. Republican Marcia Kelbon currently serves as a Quilcene Fire District commissioner. Kelbon has also worked as a civilian engineer in the Navy, the executive of a biopharmaceutical company, and a practicing attorney. In this race, Kelbon is running on a more moderate platform with ideas for funding infrastructure, childcare, and wraparound services for our neighbors facing homelessness. Unfortunately, she wants to repeal the capital gains tax which represents a huge win for making Washington’s wealthiest pay their share in our regressive system. Additionally, Kelbon wants to reduce regulations that keep some of our local industries accountable for the health of our communities and ecosystems. While not the most extreme conservative on the ballot in this election, Kelbon does not represent the needs of the 24th Legislative District.

    Democrat James Russell has no campaign website or information available as of early June.

    Chapman is the best option for state Senate from the 24th Legislative District.

    Mike Chapman

    Rep. Mike Chapman, who serves in House Position 1 of the 24th Legislative District, is running for his district’s state Senate seat. The Senate position is currently filled by Kevin Van De Wege, who is not seeking re-election.

  • Eric Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018. He has also served as the elected president of the Sequim School Board for the last three years. With his many years of community leadership experience, Pickens is now running for the state Legislature to create a truly supportive and equitable community and economy for all residents.

    In our interview with Pickens, he identified his top three goals as finding more funding for public education, increasing affordable housing, and improving health care accessibility. He has a long list of additional priorities on his website aimed at improving the lives of working people, strengthening civil rights, and increasing affordability overall. His work in schools has given him a deeper insight into the need to keep youth and families from losing their homes to rising prices, protect unions, and more. Pickens also supports progressive policy to improve ferry reliability, promote renewable energy, and develop a stronger mental health system.

    Pickens is an excellent choice for office as a candidate with proven experience in helping families thrive.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Eric Pickens

    Eric Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018. He has also served as the elected president of the Sequim School Board for the last three years.

    Eric Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018. He has also served as the elected president of the Sequim School Board for the last three years. With his many years of community leadership experience, Pickens is now running for the state Legislature to create a truly supportive and equitable community and economy for all residents.

    In our interview with Pickens, he identified his top three goals as finding more funding for public education, increasing affordable housing, and improving health care accessibility. He has a long list of additional priorities on his website aimed at improving the lives of working people, strengthening civil rights, and increasing affordability overall. His work in schools has given him a deeper insight into the need to keep youth and families from losing their homes to rising prices, protect unions, and more. Pickens also supports progressive policy to improve ferry reliability, promote renewable energy, and develop a stronger mental health system.

    Pickens is an excellent choice for office as a candidate with proven experience in helping families thrive.

    Eric Pickens

    Eric Pickens is a first-grade teacher who became active in organizing and was elected president of his local union in 2018. He has also served as the elected president of the Sequim School Board for the last three years.

  • Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2. The district representative since 2010, Tharinger is also chair of the House Capital Budget Committee, where he plays a lead role in setting the state's investments in schools, parks, and other state facilities.

    This year, Tharinger sponsored successful bills to improve access to mental health counselors, bolster climate-related service opportunities for young adults and veterans, and expand housing options by easing accessory dwelling unit (ADU) restrictions. In previous sessions, he supported expanding the popular paid family and medical leave program and increasing youth access to health care.

    Tharinger is running against Republican Hickory Grant. Grant has only one paragraph available on his campaign website, which states that he's a successful business owner who will fight for our livelihoods and lower cost of living. He has no stated policy proposals, listed elected or community experience, or further information available as of early June.

    Tharinger's experience and ability to pass solid health and environmental protections make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Steve Tharinger

    Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2.

    Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2. The district representative since 2010, Tharinger is also chair of the House Capital Budget Committee, where he plays a lead role in setting the state's investments in schools, parks, and other state facilities.

    This year, Tharinger sponsored successful bills to improve access to mental health counselors, bolster climate-related service opportunities for young adults and veterans, and expand housing options by easing accessory dwelling unit (ADU) restrictions. In previous sessions, he supported expanding the popular paid family and medical leave program and increasing youth access to health care.

    Tharinger is running against Republican Hickory Grant. Grant has only one paragraph available on his campaign website, which states that he's a successful business owner who will fight for our livelihoods and lower cost of living. He has no stated policy proposals, listed elected or community experience, or further information available as of early June.

    Tharinger's experience and ability to pass solid health and environmental protections make him the best choice in this race.

    Steve Tharinger

    Rep. Steve Tharinger is running for re-election to the 24th Legislative District in House Position 2.

  • Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Mitchell formerly served as a representative in the Oregon state House until she moved to Washington in 2021. Though Mitchell has moved, her progressive priorities haven't wavered from her service in Oregon, and she wants to enact policies that uplift working people if elected.

    During Mitchell's service as a state representative, she voted in favor of the Student Success Act, which invested $1 billion a year into Oregon public schools and early childhood education. In addition, she voted in favor of making polluters pay their share for carbon pollution, which led to a right-wing recall effort that she defeated. Mitchell also supported “missing middle” housing legislation that allowed for the construction of more duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and more.  At the top of Mitchell's priorities in Washington is protecting the right to abortion, expanding health care coverage, and shielding consumers from price gouging. She also wants to make further investments in infrastructure, including rural broadband and ferry workforce training.

    Mitchell would be a refreshing change for the 26th Legislative District in Olympia. She has earned your vote in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-11

    Tiffiny Mitchell

    Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program.

    Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Mitchell formerly served as a representative in the Oregon state House until she moved to Washington in 2021. Though Mitchell has moved, her progressive priorities haven't wavered from her service in Oregon, and she wants to enact policies that uplift working people if elected.

    During Mitchell's service as a state representative, she voted in favor of the Student Success Act, which invested $1 billion a year into Oregon public schools and early childhood education. In addition, she voted in favor of making polluters pay their share for carbon pollution, which led to a right-wing recall effort that she defeated. Mitchell also supported “missing middle” housing legislation that allowed for the construction of more duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and more.  At the top of Mitchell's priorities in Washington is protecting the right to abortion, expanding health care coverage, and shielding consumers from price gouging. She also wants to make further investments in infrastructure, including rural broadband and ferry workforce training.

    Mitchell would be a refreshing change for the 26th Legislative District in Olympia. She has earned your vote in this race.

    Tiffiny Mitchell

    Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program.

  • 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.