Paul George
Democrat
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Paul George, the former Yakima Mayor and retired horse racing executive, is vying for the open seat vacated by Charles Ross. George has supported business opportunities and economic development. George will face three opponents, all Republicans. They are Ben Shoval and Adam Yoest of Yakima and Gina McCabe of Goldendale. George is the most progressive and the best choice in this race.
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Congress

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

3rd Congressional District

U.S. Representative

Bob Dingethal
Democrat
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Bob Dingethal is running for Congress because he supports a stronger middle class, equal pay for equal work, and investments in education, infrastructure, and good jobs here in the United States. Dingethal would bring more than 35 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sector with him to Congress.

Dingethal faces a tough race against incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, an extremely conservative Republican. She has consistently sided with some of the most conservative members of her party on issues like health care, environmental protection, immigration reform, economic fairness. Far right Republican Michael Delavar is also challenging Herrera Beutler. Dingethal is the best choice in this race.
Other: Vancouver Firefighters IAFF 452, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555

4th Congressional District

U.S. Representative

Estakio Beltran
Democrat
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Twelve candidates are running in this largely conservative district to replace Doc Hastings, who is retiring this year. Among those running are eight Republicans, two Democrats, and two Independents. Estakio Beltran has received the most support from progressives among these candidates. Beltran is a community leader and former Congressional staffer who wants to end the gridlock in Congress and ensure farm workers and tribal communities have a voice at the federal level.

The main conservative candidates in the race are former Rep. Dan Newhouse; Janéa Holmquist, a far-right state Senator who led a number of bills that hurt working families this past year; and Tea Party activist Clint Didier, the former NFL player who has put his own money into numerous Congressional races. Other candidates include Democrat Tony Sandoval and Republicans George Cicotte, Kevin Midbust, Glen Stockwell, and Gavin Seim, who are not running competitive campaigns. Beltran is the best choice to represent the people of this district.
Other: The Yakima Nation, Teamsters Local No. 839, 4th Congressional District Democrats, Yakima Democrats, Benton County Democrats, 8th Legislative District

14th Legislative District

State Representative, Position #1

No Good Choices

There are no good choices in this race. Republican Norm Johnson is running unopposed. Johnson voted against marriage equality and is a consistent obstacle to progress. If you are interested in running for office in the future, please contact our friends at Progressive Majority

State Representative, Position #2

Paul George
Democrat
Paul George photo
Paul George, the former Yakima Mayor and retired horse racing executive, is vying for the open seat vacated by Charles Ross. George has supported business opportunities and economic development. George will face three opponents, all Republicans. They are Ben Shoval and Adam Yoest of Yakima and Gina McCabe of Goldendale. George is the most progressive and the best choice in this race.

County Commission Races

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

Clark County Commission

Clark County Commission, District #3

Craig Pridemore
Democrat
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Craig Pridemore served in the Washington state Senate for the 49th district from 2005 to 2013. He won the 2008 Fuse “Sizzle” Award for his role in the Working Families Tax Credit and conservation efforts. Pridemore is an active duty veteran of the U.S. Army and recipient of, among others, an Army Commendation Medal and an Army Achievement Medal. While in the Senate, Pridemore served on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, the Economic & Revenue Forecast Council, and the Select Committee on Pension Policy. His opponent is Jeanne Stewart, who served three terms on the Vancouver City Council before joining the Republican party. Pridemore's experience as a legislator and his clearly articulated vision make him the best choice in this race.

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