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Derek Stanford

Democrat
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Democratic Representative Derek Stanford was first elected in 2010 and has emerged as an effective progressive leader in Olympia. Throughout his tenure in the Legislature, Rep. Stanford has been a strong proponent of LGBTQ rights, consumer protections, environmental sustainability, and strengthening access to higher education in Washington state. Most recently, Rep. Stanford sponsored legislation that prohibited state agencies from creating databases based on an individual's religious affiliation to protect Washingtonians' right to privacy.

Stanford is opposed by Republican Josh Colver and non-affiliated political newcomer Colin McMahon. Colver has been endorsed by the Washington State Republican Party. His platform includes anti-abortion and anti-government positions that stand in direct opposition to progressive values. McMahon is a public defender who is running to improve mental health services and increase housing development to keep prices down.

Representative Derek Stanford is the clear choice for the 1st Legislative District.

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