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Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE)

Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) works for social and economic justice by transforming our democracy through grassroots political empowerment of the broad API community, sustaining a progressive voice to hold ourselves and our leaders accountable to the people.

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

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

    Jay Inslee

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

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

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

    Jay Inslee

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

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

    Bob Ferguson

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

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

    Bob Ferguson

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

Legislative Races

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

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

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

    Mia Gregerson

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

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

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

    Mia Gregerson

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

  • Rep. Noel Frame was recently appointed to fill Reuven Carlyle's seat when he moved to the state Senate. Frame has hit the ground running in Olympia, putting her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system. Previously, Frame served as the Washington State Director of Progressive Majority, where she worked to recruit and elect progressive candidates from underrepresented communities, including young people, women, people of color, and openly gay candidates. Frame is running unopposed and deserves your support.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Noel Frame

    Rep. Noel Frame was recently appointed to fill Reuven Carlyle's seat when he moved to the state Senate. Frame has hit the ground running in Olympia, putting her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system.

    Rep. Noel Frame was recently appointed to fill Reuven Carlyle's seat when he moved to the state Senate. Frame has hit the ground running in Olympia, putting her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system. Previously, Frame served as the Washington State Director of Progressive Majority, where she worked to recruit and elect progressive candidates from underrepresented communities, including young people, women, people of color, and openly gay candidates. Frame is running unopposed and deserves your support.

    Noel Frame

    Rep. Noel Frame was recently appointed to fill Reuven Carlyle's seat when he moved to the state Senate. Frame has hit the ground running in Olympia, putting her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system.

  • Representative Pat Sullivan is the former Mayor of Covington who currently serves as the Democratic Majority Leader. Sullivan is an effective progressive leader who has sponsored bills to invest more in our schools, deliver tax credits to small businesses, and strengthen laws against online predators.

    His opponent, Barry Knowles, is a cookie-cutter Republican who lack's Sullivan's experience and track record of public service. Sullivan is the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Pat Sullivan

    Representative Pat Sullivan is the former Mayor of Covington who currently serves as the Democratic Majority Leader.

    Representative Pat Sullivan is the former Mayor of Covington who currently serves as the Democratic Majority Leader. Sullivan is an effective progressive leader who has sponsored bills to invest more in our schools, deliver tax credits to small businesses, and strengthen laws against online predators.

    His opponent, Barry Knowles, is a cookie-cutter Republican who lack's Sullivan's experience and track record of public service. Sullivan is the clear choice in this race.

    Pat Sullivan

    Representative Pat Sullivan is the former Mayor of Covington who currently serves as the Democratic Majority Leader.

  • Former state Representative Monica Stonier is a teacher who believes in a partnership between education and workforce training in order to create local jobs. Stonier is a moderate Democrat from a military family who passed more bills than any other legislator during her first session in Olympia, and was a champion for public education and protecting women's health. Unfortunately, her voting record on raising revenue has disappointed some progressives. Due to her broad support from our partners and the lacking representation from women of color in the Legislature, we lean toward Stonier in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Monica Stonier

    Former state Representative Monica Stonier is a teacher who believes in a partnership between education and workforce training in order to create local jobs.

    Former state Representative Monica Stonier is a teacher who believes in a partnership between education and workforce training in order to create local jobs. Stonier is a moderate Democrat from a military family who passed more bills than any other legislator during her first session in Olympia, and was a champion for public education and protecting women's health. Unfortunately, her voting record on raising revenue has disappointed some progressives. Due to her broad support from our partners and the lacking representation from women of color in the Legislature, we lean toward Stonier in this race.

    Monica Stonier

    Former state Representative Monica Stonier is a teacher who believes in a partnership between education and workforce training in order to create local jobs.