Teamsters Joint Council 28

Teamsters Joint Council 28

With unwavering integrity, Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28 empowers and supports our Local Unions and their membership across Washington, Alaska, and Northern Idaho. Through organizing, education, and political action we will expand the rights, wages, and benefits of working families. Moving forward, united as one.

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Congress

9th Congressional District

Statewide

Lt. Governor

  • Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine. He is an impressive legislator who has received the most support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations.

    Cyrus Habib

    Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine.

    Cyrus Habib

    Sen. Cyrus Habib has been an effective champion for public education, transit solutions, and gun safety. Habib authored a successful jobs bill to connect entrepreneurs with additional funding options, and has been named one of 12 legislators to watch in the country by Governing Magazine.

State Treasurer

Commissioner of Public Lands

  • King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career. As a King County Councilmember, he prioritized environmental issues including restoring salmon habitat on the Green River and cleanup for the Duwamish. Upthegrove has received the support of most labor unions that have endorsed in this race.

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career.

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Councilmember and former state Rep. Dave Upthegrove is also running for Lands Commissioner. Upthegrove is the former chair of the House Environment committee in Olympia who has been a strong environmental champion throughout his career.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Rep. Chris Reykdal is a progressive legislator from Thurston County who has been an outspoken advocate for education funding and income inequality issues. As a former teacher and former school board member, Reykdal has seen the struggle schools are facing to get their job done. He supports reforming our state's broken tax system to ensure our public schools have the funding they need to provide a quality education for every student. Reykdal currently has two children in Washington's public schools.

    Robin Fleming is another progressive candidate committed to funding our kids' schools. Other candidates include John Patterson Blair, Ron Higgins, Grazyna Prouty, Al Runte, KumRoon (Mr. Mak) Maksirisombat, and David Spring. We recommend Reykdal or Jones in this race.

    Chris Reykdal

    Rep. Chris Reykdal is a progressive legislator from Thurston County who has been an outspoken advocate for education funding and income inequality issues. As a former teacher and former school board member, Reykdal has seen the struggle schools are facing to get their job done.

    Chris Reykdal

    Rep. Chris Reykdal is a progressive legislator from Thurston County who has been an outspoken advocate for education funding and income inequality issues. As a former teacher and former school board member, Reykdal has seen the struggle schools are facing to get their job done.

State Legislature

49th Legislative District

  • Sen. Annette Cleveland has been a strong progressive leader in the 49th, advocating for education, small businesses, health care access, and veterans. Her work experience ranges from small business advocacy with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce to work for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on WSU Vancouver funding as well as services for veterans and military families. This past year, she helped secure critical funding for the Vancouver Waterfront Park and also got a bill passed to address the rising cost of prescription drugs.

    Cleveland faces a crowded primary field, including progressive Vaughn Henderson, a millennial inspired to run by Bernie Sanders' campaign, as well as Independent Justin Forsman and Republican Lewis Gerhardt. Due to her longtime leadership in the community and support from our partners, Cleveland deserves your vote.

    Annette Cleveland

    Sen. Annette Cleveland has been a strong progressive leader in the 49th, advocating for education, small businesses, health care access, and veterans. Her work experience ranges from small business advocacy with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce to work for U.S. Sen.

    Annette Cleveland

    Sen. Annette Cleveland has been a strong progressive leader in the 49th, advocating for education, small businesses, health care access, and veterans. Her work experience ranges from small business advocacy with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce to work for U.S. Sen.

1st Legislative District

22nd Legislative District

  • Former city council woman and progressive environmental advocate Rhenda Strub is running an energetic campaign and is another good candidate in this race. She stands strongly in favor of ensuring the wealthy pay their fair share in order to fully fund education, restore wages for state workers, and restore budget cuts to health and environmental budgets.

    Also in this race are Democrats Franklin Edwards and Karen Johnson as well as Republican Donald Austin. Either Dolan or Strub would be a good choice in this race, though we lean toward Dolan to her level of support from our progressive partners.

    Rhenda Strub

    Former city council woman and progressive environmental advocate Rhenda Strub is running an energetic campaign and is another good candidate in this race.

    Rhenda Strub

    Former city council woman and progressive environmental advocate Rhenda Strub is running an energetic campaign and is another good candidate in this race.

28th Legislative District

  • Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care. She has also been a great advocate for veterans and military families during her time in the Legislature. This past session, she sponsored legislation to increase community outreach programs to veterans in rural and remote areas, ensuring they can access health care, education, and employment services.

    Kilduff is opposed by the very conservative candidate Paul Wagemann, who has run for this seat unsuccessfully every year since 2010, Libertarian Brandon Lyons, and Michael Winkler, another conservative candidate. Wagemann supports outlawing abortion even in cases of rape and incest and has questioned whether or not schools need more funding. Kilduff's other Republican opponent, Winkler, supported the discriminatory I-1515 that would have overturned our state's human rights protections for transgender people. Due to her service to the community and support for public schools, Kilduff deserves your vote.

    Christine Kilduff

    Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care.

    Christine Kilduff

    Rep. Christine Kilduff is a former University Place School Board member who serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. She is a strong and effective advocate for improving economic opportunities in the district, strengthening our schools, and improving access to health care.

41st Legislative District

42nd Legislative District

  • Sharlaine LaClair is a leader in the Lummi Nation who works to create jobs and economic development for her community. She is committed to fully funding education and creating opportunities for all students.

    LaClair is running an uphill race against Rep. Luanne Van Werven, the former vice chair of the state Republican Party who ran against Susan Hutchison for chair by claiming the state Republican Party and former gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna were "too moderate." Also running in this race are Libertarian Jacob Lamont and Doug Karlberg, who stated no party preference. LaClair is the best choice in this race

    Sharlaine LaClair

    Sharlaine LaClair is a leader in the Lummi Nation who works to create jobs and economic development for her community. She is committed to fully funding education and creating opportunities for all students. LaClair is running an uphill race against Rep.

    Sharlaine LaClair

    Sharlaine LaClair is a leader in the Lummi Nation who works to create jobs and economic development for her community. She is committed to fully funding education and creating opportunities for all students. LaClair is running an uphill race against Rep.

43rd Legislative District

  • Marcus Courtney is a longtime labor leader who has worked on local and international trade issues. He founded the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, the first labor organization of its kind in the U.S.

    Marcus Courtney

    Marcus Courtney is a longtime labor leader who has worked on local and international trade issues. He founded the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, the first labor organization of its kind in the U.S.

    Marcus Courtney

    Marcus Courtney is a longtime labor leader who has worked on local and international trade issues. He founded the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, the first labor organization of its kind in the U.S.

45th Legislative District

5th Legislative District

  • Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years. Larson, a former small business owner of a home design company, has helped guide Snoqualmie through some of its toughest land use decisions during his tenure on the planning commission, parks board, city council, and now as mayor. He's prioritizing reducing traffic and expanding transit options for Eastside residents, as well as funding education.

    Larson and Burner are facing Republican Paul Graves, a political newcomer with a short resume who works as a lawyer at Perkins Coie in Seattle. We lean toward the progressive Burner in this important race.

    Matt Larson

    Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years.

    Matt Larson

    Democrat Matt Larson has been the Mayor of Snoqualmie for more than 10 years.

30th Legislative District

48th Legislative District

Countywide Races

Pierce County

  • Rick Talbert is a moderate Democrat who has conducted Pierce County performance audits since 2003. He has served on the Pierce County Council since 2010 and has been a member of the Pierce Transit Board of Directors and the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health. He also served as the president of the Small Business Incubator as well as the East Tacoma Home and Industry Council.

    Talbert is facing Republican Sen. Bruce Dammeier for the open Pierce County Executive office. Dammeier has been a member of the Senate Republican leadership in Olympia that has blocked efforts to raise the minimum wage, ensure equal pay for women, and close tax loopholes to fund schools. Since taking power in 2012, Dammeier and the other state Senate Republicans have been highly partisan and caused record gridlock in Olympia. Additionally, Dan Roach, one of the most conservative members of the Pierce County Council and the son of Sen. Pam Roach, is in this race, as well as Republican Larry Faulk.

    Talbert is the best choice in this race because of his experience with local issues and track record of working across party lines to get things done.

    Rick Talbert

    Rick Talbert is a moderate Democrat who has conducted Pierce County performance audits since 2003. He has served on the Pierce County Council since 2010 and has been a member of the Pierce Transit Board of Directors and the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health.

    Rick Talbert

    Rick Talbert is a moderate Democrat who has conducted Pierce County performance audits since 2003. He has served on the Pierce County Council since 2010 and has been a member of the Pierce Transit Board of Directors and the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health.

County Council Races

Pierce County Council

  • Dennis Townsend is a former telecom industry worker and former Bethel School Board member who is running to protect Spanaway Lake, promote healthy communities, and keep our streets safe. He faces conservative incumbent Jim McCune, who has voted against numerous improvements to our community. Townsend would bring a solutions oriented approach to this district and deserves your vote.

    Dennis Townsend

    Dennis Townsend is a former telecom industry worker and former Bethel School Board member who is running to protect Spanaway Lake, promote healthy communities, and keep our streets safe. He faces conservative incumbent Jim McCune, who has voted against numerous improvements to our community.

    Dennis Townsend

    Dennis Townsend is a former telecom industry worker and former Bethel School Board member who is running to protect Spanaway Lake, promote healthy communities, and keep our streets safe. He faces conservative incumbent Jim McCune, who has voted against numerous improvements to our community.

  • Endorsed By: Teamsters Joint Council 28 , Pierce County Democrats