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    Marko Liias

  • State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race. Liias has been a leader on transportation, conservation, and LGBTQ equality in the Legislature, although his support for efforts to weaken some consumer protections from predatory payday lenders has been frustrating.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Marko Liias

    State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race.

    State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race. Liias has been a leader on transportation, conservation, and LGBTQ equality in the Legislature, although his support for efforts to weaken some consumer protections from predatory payday lenders has been frustrating.

    Marko Liias

    State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race.

  • Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone. The fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate, she has earned the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike by forging agreements on the budget, education, women's health, and other critical issues, all while continuing to fight for working people across our state.

    Her opponent is former Washington State Republican Party Chair Chris Vance. Vance, a partisan operative who championed George W. Bush for president, has led a lackluster campaign and does not bring new ideas to the table. Murray's leadership, experience, and progressive values make her the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Patty Murray

    Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone.

    Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone. The fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate, she has earned the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike by forging agreements on the budget, education, women's health, and other critical issues, all while continuing to fight for working people across our state.

    Her opponent is former Washington State Republican Party Chair Chris Vance. Vance, a partisan operative who championed George W. Bush for president, has led a lackluster campaign and does not bring new ideas to the table. Murray's leadership, experience, and progressive values make her the clear choice in this race.

    Patty Murray

    Since Patty Murray was first elected in 1992, the "Mom in Tennis Shoes" has been an incredible champion for women, working people, veterans, and an economy that works for everyone.

Congress

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

  • Rep. Rick Larsen is a moderate, pragmatic Democrat who has been a strong advocate for jobs, transportation, and infrastructure projects in the 2nd District. Larsen has also led efforts to protect voting rights, fought to reform student loans, and has been a champion of Wall Street reform. Before serving in Congress he served on the Snohomish County Council and worked on economic development for the City of Everett. Unfortunately, Larsen angered many progressives with his support of the new contract that eliminated hard-earned pension benefits for Boeing machinists.

    Larsen faces progressive Mike LaPointe, an advocate for fighting climate change and supporting working people who does not have the breadth of support to win a congressional race. Also in the race is Republican Marc Hennemann, who is a cookie cutter Republican, as well as Libertarian Brian Luke and Independent Kari Ilonummi. Larsen is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Rick Larsen

    Rep. Rick Larsen is a moderate, pragmatic Democrat who has been a strong advocate for jobs, transportation, and infrastructure projects in the 2nd District. Larsen has also led efforts to protect voting rights, fought to reform student loans, and has been a champion of Wall Street reform.

    Rep. Rick Larsen is a moderate, pragmatic Democrat who has been a strong advocate for jobs, transportation, and infrastructure projects in the 2nd District. Larsen has also led efforts to protect voting rights, fought to reform student loans, and has been a champion of Wall Street reform. Before serving in Congress he served on the Snohomish County Council and worked on economic development for the City of Everett. Unfortunately, Larsen angered many progressives with his support of the new contract that eliminated hard-earned pension benefits for Boeing machinists.

    Larsen faces progressive Mike LaPointe, an advocate for fighting climate change and supporting working people who does not have the breadth of support to win a congressional race. Also in the race is Republican Marc Hennemann, who is a cookie cutter Republican, as well as Libertarian Brian Luke and Independent Kari Ilonummi. Larsen is the best choice in this race.

    Rick Larsen

    Rep. Rick Larsen is a moderate, pragmatic Democrat who has been a strong advocate for jobs, transportation, and infrastructure projects in the 2nd District. Larsen has also led efforts to protect voting rights, fought to reform student loans, and has been a champion of Wall Street reform.

  • Democrat Jim Moeller has risen to become Speaker Pro Tempore of the state House through his hard work and leadership. Moeller has developed a stellar reputation for bipartisanship through his work on health care and job creation. He has also been a strong advocate for fully funding schools, ensuring families have a safe place to sleep, and solving our state's mental health crisis.

    Moeller faces a tough race against incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler. Herrera Beutler is an extremely conservative Republican who has consistently sided with the Tea Party on issues like health care, environmental protection, immigration reform, and economic fairness. Also in this race is progressive Angie Marx, who wants to close tax loopholes for fossil fuel companies, pass paid family leave, and fight institutional racism; Democrats David McDevitt and Kathleen "Grandma Warrior" Arthur; and Independent L.A. (Worthy) Worthington. Moeller is the best choice in this race
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Jim Moeller

    Democrat Jim Moeller has risen to become Speaker Pro Tempore of the state House through his hard work and leadership. Moeller has developed a stellar reputation for bipartisanship through his work on health care and job creation.

    Democrat Jim Moeller has risen to become Speaker Pro Tempore of the state House through his hard work and leadership. Moeller has developed a stellar reputation for bipartisanship through his work on health care and job creation. He has also been a strong advocate for fully funding schools, ensuring families have a safe place to sleep, and solving our state's mental health crisis.

    Moeller faces a tough race against incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler. Herrera Beutler is an extremely conservative Republican who has consistently sided with the Tea Party on issues like health care, environmental protection, immigration reform, and economic fairness. Also in this race is progressive Angie Marx, who wants to close tax loopholes for fossil fuel companies, pass paid family leave, and fight institutional racism; Democrats David McDevitt and Kathleen "Grandma Warrior" Arthur; and Independent L.A. (Worthy) Worthington. Moeller is the best choice in this race

    Jim Moeller

    Democrat Jim Moeller has risen to become Speaker Pro Tempore of the state House through his hard work and leadership. Moeller has developed a stellar reputation for bipartisanship through his work on health care and job creation.

  • Endorsed By: Washington State Labor Council, Vancouver Firefighters
  • Democrat Doug McKinley is an intellectual property lawyer who faces an uphill battle against Republican incumbent Dan Newhouse. McKinley is running to ensure people who work full time are not living in poverty, to lower the cost of college, and to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

    Newhouse has frequently aligned with the far-right members of his party in Congress to obstruct progress, including his vote against the bipartisan budget act in 2015 that increased military and domestic spending. Also in this race is Clint Didier, who is an extreme right-wing Tea Party activist and failed candidate for state Commissioner of Public Lands, Republican Glenn Jakeman, and Democrat John Malan, a Marine Corps veteran who is not running a competitive campaign. McKinley's values are more in line with our state and he deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Doug McKinley

    Democrat Doug McKinley is an intellectual property lawyer who faces an uphill battle against Republican incumbent Dan Newhouse. McKinley is running to ensure people who work full time are not living in poverty, to lower the cost of college, and to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

    Democrat Doug McKinley is an intellectual property lawyer who faces an uphill battle against Republican incumbent Dan Newhouse. McKinley is running to ensure people who work full time are not living in poverty, to lower the cost of college, and to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

    Newhouse has frequently aligned with the far-right members of his party in Congress to obstruct progress, including his vote against the bipartisan budget act in 2015 that increased military and domestic spending. Also in this race is Clint Didier, who is an extreme right-wing Tea Party activist and failed candidate for state Commissioner of Public Lands, Republican Glenn Jakeman, and Democrat John Malan, a Marine Corps veteran who is not running a competitive campaign. McKinley's values are more in line with our state and he deserves your vote.

    Doug McKinley

    Democrat Doug McKinley is an intellectual property lawyer who faces an uphill battle against Republican incumbent Dan Newhouse. McKinley is running to ensure people who work full time are not living in poverty, to lower the cost of college, and to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Endorsed By: Yakima County Democrats
  • Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care. He is challenging conservative Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is a top member of the Republican leadership in the House. She helped lead the House Republicans' extremely conservative agenda, including blocking emergency benefits for the unemployed, cutting $40 billion from food stamps, and opposing laws to end pay discrimination against women.

    Also running in the race is Independent Dave Wilson, who promises not to take PAC money, Libertarian Krystol McGee, and Republican Tom Home, who are not running effective campaigns. Pakootas would be a refreshing change of leadership for the 5th Congressional District.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Joe Pakootas

    Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care.

    Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care. He is challenging conservative Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is a top member of the Republican leadership in the House. She helped lead the House Republicans' extremely conservative agenda, including blocking emergency benefits for the unemployed, cutting $40 billion from food stamps, and opposing laws to end pay discrimination against women.

    Also running in the race is Independent Dave Wilson, who promises not to take PAC money, Libertarian Krystol McGee, and Republican Tom Home, who are not running effective campaigns. Pakootas would be a refreshing change of leadership for the 5th Congressional District.

    Joe Pakootas

    Joe Pakootas is a community and business leader credited with turning around the Colville Tribe’s business enterprises during his time as CEO. He is passionate about addressing income inequality, protecting the environment, and protecting women’s access to health care.

  • Derek Kilmer is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs and improving infrastructure. He has been a leader on small business development and protecting Puget Sound during his first two terms in Congress. A former state senator, he worked as a business consultant and economic development official before becoming a legislator.

    Kilmer faces Independent Mike Coverdale, a developer who stood up for the environment, Green Party activist Tyler Myles Vega, a Bernie Sanders supporter, as well as Democrat Paul Nuchims, Republican Todd Bloom, and Tea Party Activist Stephan Brodhead, who are not running effective campaigns. Kilmer deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Derek Kilmer

    Derek Kilmer is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs and improving infrastructure. He has been a leader on small business development and protecting Puget Sound during his first two terms in Congress.

    Derek Kilmer is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs and improving infrastructure. He has been a leader on small business development and protecting Puget Sound during his first two terms in Congress. A former state senator, he worked as a business consultant and economic development official before becoming a legislator.

    Kilmer faces Independent Mike Coverdale, a developer who stood up for the environment, Green Party activist Tyler Myles Vega, a Bernie Sanders supporter, as well as Democrat Paul Nuchims, Republican Todd Bloom, and Tea Party Activist Stephan Brodhead, who are not running effective campaigns. Kilmer deserves your vote.

    Derek Kilmer

    Derek Kilmer is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs and improving infrastructure. He has been a leader on small business development and protecting Puget Sound during his first two terms in Congress.

  • State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw has served in the House since December 2013. Walkinshaw was previously a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working on sustainable agriculture and also serves on the board of the Trust for Public Land. In Olympia, he has been a very effective legislator who has prioritized environmental sustainability and equal opportunity for seniors, renters, and those leaving the criminal justice system. He's prioritizing climate change and economic justice in his campaign for Congress.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Brady Walkinshaw

    State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw has served in the House since December 2013. Walkinshaw was previously a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working on sustainable agriculture and also serves on the board of the Trust for Public Land.

    State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw has served in the House since December 2013. Walkinshaw was previously a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working on sustainable agriculture and also serves on the board of the Trust for Public Land. In Olympia, he has been a very effective legislator who has prioritized environmental sustainability and equal opportunity for seniors, renters, and those leaving the criminal justice system. He's prioritizing climate change and economic justice in his campaign for Congress.

    Brady Walkinshaw

    State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw has served in the House since December 2013. Walkinshaw was previously a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working on sustainable agriculture and also serves on the board of the Trust for Public Land.

  • Endorsed By: LGBT Equality PAC, Aerospace Machinists District 751, United Farm Workers
  • King County Councilmember and former legislator Joe McDermott is also running for this seat. McDermott, who has no relation to retiring Rep. Jim McDermott, has been a strong advocate for transit, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, and other issues. He has pledged to reject any independent expenditure money in his campaign and says he is running to end the special interest dominance in politics.

    Also in this race are Democrats Arun Jhaveri and Don Rivers, Independents Leslie Regier and Carl Cooper, and Republican Scott Sutherland.

    The voters of the 7th Congressional District are lucky to have a strong slate of progressive candidates to choose from. We recommend Jayapal in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Joe McDermott

    King County Councilmember and former legislator Joe McDermott is also running for this seat. McDermott, who has no relation to retiring Rep. Jim McDermott, has been a strong advocate for transit, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, and other issues.

    King County Councilmember and former legislator Joe McDermott is also running for this seat. McDermott, who has no relation to retiring Rep. Jim McDermott, has been a strong advocate for transit, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, and other issues. He has pledged to reject any independent expenditure money in his campaign and says he is running to end the special interest dominance in politics.

    Also in this race are Democrats Arun Jhaveri and Don Rivers, Independents Leslie Regier and Carl Cooper, and Republican Scott Sutherland.

    The voters of the 7th Congressional District are lucky to have a strong slate of progressive candidates to choose from. We recommend Jayapal in this race.

    Joe McDermott

    King County Councilmember and former legislator Joe McDermott is also running for this seat. McDermott, who has no relation to retiring Rep. Jim McDermott, has been a strong advocate for transit, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, and other issues.

  • Democrat Alida Skold is the president of a business-consulting firm. She is running to create jobs, protect the environment, and ensure equality for all.

    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Alida Skold

    Democrat Alida Skold is the president of a business-consulting firm. She is running to create jobs, protect the environment, and ensure equality for all.

    Democrat Alida Skold is the president of a business-consulting firm. She is running to create jobs, protect the environment, and ensure equality for all.

    Alida Skold

    Democrat Alida Skold is the president of a business-consulting firm. She is running to create jobs, protect the environment, and ensure equality for all.

  • Endorsed By: Washington State Labor Council, Pierce County Democrats, Kittitas County Democrats, various Democratic district organizations
  • Progressive Kirkland small business owner Santiago Ramos is running to pass comprehensive immigration reform, reverse the economic disparity in our country, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and protect our environment.

    Also in this race is independent Keith Arnold, a perennial candidate who supports many progressive platforms except for abortion access, as well as Independent Margaret Walsh, who is not running a competitive campaign.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Santiago Ramos

    Progressive Kirkland small business owner Santiago Ramos is running to pass comprehensive immigration reform, reverse the economic disparity in our country, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and protect our environment.

    Progressive Kirkland small business owner Santiago Ramos is running to pass comprehensive immigration reform, reverse the economic disparity in our country, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and protect our environment.

    Also in this race is independent Keith Arnold, a perennial candidate who supports many progressive platforms except for abortion access, as well as Independent Margaret Walsh, who is not running a competitive campaign.

    Santiago Ramos

    Progressive Kirkland small business owner Santiago Ramos is running to pass comprehensive immigration reform, reverse the economic disparity in our country, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and protect our environment.

  • Endorsed By: The Stranger, King County Democrats, Pierce Counmty Democrats, various district Democratic organizations
  • Representative Adam Smith is a moderate Democrat who has been a reliable vote on progressive taxation and immigration reform. Smith has worked hard to connect with and represent his new constituents after the 9th CD became one of the most racially diverse districts in the state during the redistricting process. He continues to be an advocate for greater equality, and fought House Republicans' efforts to slash food stamps in the most recent farm bill.

    A good candidate facing Smith is Jesse Wineberry, a former state representative endorsed by the United Black Clergy of Washington who was inspired to run by Bernie Sanders. Also in this race is Democrat Daniel Smith, another "Berniecrat," Doug Basler, an unknown Republican from Kent, and Independent Jeary Flener. Smith has received the majority of our partner endorsements and deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Adam Smith

    Representative Adam Smith is a moderate Democrat who has been a reliable vote on progressive taxation and immigration reform.

    Representative Adam Smith is a moderate Democrat who has been a reliable vote on progressive taxation and immigration reform. Smith has worked hard to connect with and represent his new constituents after the 9th CD became one of the most racially diverse districts in the state during the redistricting process. He continues to be an advocate for greater equality, and fought House Republicans' efforts to slash food stamps in the most recent farm bill.

    A good candidate facing Smith is Jesse Wineberry, a former state representative endorsed by the United Black Clergy of Washington who was inspired to run by Bernie Sanders. Also in this race is Democrat Daniel Smith, another "Berniecrat," Doug Basler, an unknown Republican from Kent, and Independent Jeary Flener. Smith has received the majority of our partner endorsements and deserves your vote.

    Adam Smith

    Representative Adam Smith is a moderate Democrat who has been a reliable vote on progressive taxation and immigration reform.

  • Rep. Denny Heck has had a long career in both the private and public sectors, most notably as a state representative, state House majority leader, chief of staff to former Gov. Booth Gardner, and TVW co-founder. As a member of Congress, he has fought to make college more affordable and worked to lower health care costs, ensure veterans get the benefits they deserve, and create middle class jobs.

    Heck is being challenged by conservative Democrat Jennifer Ferguson, who ran and lost against Heck in 2012, Independent Richard Boyce, and perennial Republican challenger Jim Postma. Heck’s track record, experience, and values make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Denny Heck

    Rep. Denny Heck has had a long career in both the private and public sectors, most notably as a state representative, state House majority leader, chief of staff to former Gov. Booth Gardner, and TVW co-founder.

    Rep. Denny Heck has had a long career in both the private and public sectors, most notably as a state representative, state House majority leader, chief of staff to former Gov. Booth Gardner, and TVW co-founder. As a member of Congress, he has fought to make college more affordable and worked to lower health care costs, ensure veterans get the benefits they deserve, and create middle class jobs.

    Heck is being challenged by conservative Democrat Jennifer Ferguson, who ran and lost against Heck in 2012, Independent Richard Boyce, and perennial Republican challenger Jim Postma. Heck’s track record, experience, and values make him the best choice in this race.

    Denny Heck

    Rep. Denny Heck has had a long career in both the private and public sectors, most notably as a state representative, state House majority leader, chief of staff to former Gov. Booth Gardner, and TVW co-founder.

  • 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.

  • 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.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    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.

    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.

  • Longtime senator Karen Fraser is another good candidate in this race. Fraser has been a strong advocate for parks and Puget Sound, as well as women's health care and economic justice. Fraser would also be Washington's first female Lieutenant Governor.

    Also running in this race is conservative Democrat Steve Hobbs. He has consistently been an obstacle to progress on a wide range of issues, and is known for his opposition to closing tax loopholes and fixing our state's broken tax system. He has also been endorsed by a number of Republicans. Also in this race are Republicans Marty McClendon, Javier Figueroa, Bill Penor, and Phillip Yin; Libertarian Paul Adidas, Mark Greene of the Citizens Party, Democrat Karen Wallace, and no party preference candidate Daniel B Davies. Habib is your best choice in this busy primary field.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Karen Fraser

    Longtime senator Karen Fraser is another good candidate in this race. Fraser has been a strong advocate for parks and Puget Sound, as well as women's health care and economic justice. Fraser would also be Washington's first female Lieutenant Governor.

    Longtime senator Karen Fraser is another good candidate in this race. Fraser has been a strong advocate for parks and Puget Sound, as well as women's health care and economic justice. Fraser would also be Washington's first female Lieutenant Governor.

    Also running in this race is conservative Democrat Steve Hobbs. He has consistently been an obstacle to progress on a wide range of issues, and is known for his opposition to closing tax loopholes and fixing our state's broken tax system. He has also been endorsed by a number of Republicans. Also in this race are Republicans Marty McClendon, Javier Figueroa, Bill Penor, and Phillip Yin; Libertarian Paul Adidas, Mark Greene of the Citizens Party, Democrat Karen Wallace, and no party preference candidate Daniel B Davies. Habib is your best choice in this busy primary field.

    Karen Fraser

    Longtime senator Karen Fraser is another good candidate in this race. Fraser has been a strong advocate for parks and Puget Sound, as well as women's health care and economic justice. Fraser would also be Washington's first female Lieutenant Governor.

  • Tina Podlodowski is running for Secretary of State to increase voter participation and turnout as the state’s chief elections officer. She is a former Microsoft executive who also served on the Seattle City Council and has strong track record of non-profit leadership.

    Podlodowski is challenging incumbent Republican Kim Wyman for failing to improve declining voter participation. Wyman has opposed the Washington Voting Rights Act and has refused to support common-sense measures to increase voter participation such as Election Day voter registration and pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds. Timothy Turner, a Libertarian who is not a credible candidate, is also in this race. Podlodowski deserves your vote.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Tina Podlodowski

    Tina Podlodowski is running for Secretary of State to increase voter participation and turnout as the state’s chief elections officer. She is a former Microsoft executive who also served on the Seattle City Council and has strong track record of non-profit leadership.

    Tina Podlodowski is running for Secretary of State to increase voter participation and turnout as the state’s chief elections officer. She is a former Microsoft executive who also served on the Seattle City Council and has strong track record of non-profit leadership.

    Podlodowski is challenging incumbent Republican Kim Wyman for failing to improve declining voter participation. Wyman has opposed the Washington Voting Rights Act and has refused to support common-sense measures to increase voter participation such as Election Day voter registration and pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds. Timothy Turner, a Libertarian who is not a credible candidate, is also in this race. Podlodowski deserves your vote.

    Tina Podlodowski

    Tina Podlodowski is running for Secretary of State to increase voter participation and turnout as the state’s chief elections officer. She is a former Microsoft executive who also served on the Seattle City Council and has strong track record of non-profit leadership.

  • State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race. Liias has been a leader on transportation, conservation, and LGBTQ equality in the Legislature, although his support for efforts to weaken some consumer protections from predatory payday lenders has been frustrating.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Marko Liias

    State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race.

    State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race. Liias has been a leader on transportation, conservation, and LGBTQ equality in the Legislature, although his support for efforts to weaken some consumer protections from predatory payday lenders has been frustrating.

    Marko Liias

    State senator Marko Liias has received the most endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partners in this race.

  • Alec Fisken is an accomplished economist with a background in the public sector. He served as the City of Seattle’s Financial Advisor and as a Seattle Port Commissioner.

    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Alec Fisken

    Alec Fisken is an accomplished economist with a background in the public sector. He served as the City of Seattle’s Financial Advisor and as a Seattle Port Commissioner.

    Alec Fisken is an accomplished economist with a background in the public sector. He served as the City of Seattle’s Financial Advisor and as a Seattle Port Commissioner.

    Alec Fisken

    Alec Fisken is an accomplished economist with a background in the public sector. He served as the City of Seattle’s Financial Advisor and as a Seattle Port Commissioner.

  • Endorsed By: WA Federation of State Employees, Spokane County Democrats
  • Financial professional and pension consultant John Paul Comerford has received the endorsement of many local Democratic organizations.

    Liias, Fisken, and Comerford face two conservative opponents, Duane Davidson, a cookie cutter anti-tax Republican, and Michael Waite, an investment professional focused on debt issues.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    John Paul Comerford

    Financial professional and pension consultant John Paul Comerford has received the endorsement of many local Democratic organizations.

    Financial professional and pension consultant John Paul Comerford has received the endorsement of many local Democratic organizations.

    Liias, Fisken, and Comerford face two conservative opponents, Duane Davidson, a cookie cutter anti-tax Republican, and Michael Waite, an investment professional focused on debt issues.

    John Paul Comerford

    Financial professional and pension consultant John Paul Comerford has received the endorsement of many local Democratic organizations.

  • Endorsed By: King, Pierce, Spokane, Skagit, Cowlitz, Yakima, Kittitas, Klickitas, and Kitsap County Democrats
  • Jeff Sprung is a lawyer and former Planned Parenthood Votes board member who is running to increase transparency and accountability in state government. He previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting corruption in low-income housing programs. He supports increasing whistleblower protections to better identify fraud and potential inefficiencies in government. Sprung is running the strongest campaign and has received the most support from our progressive partners.

    Former Pierce County Auditor and current Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy is another good candidate in this race. She is running to use her experience managing large budgets and agencies to improve efficiency and transparency.

    Their opponent is the socially-conservative Republican Senator Mark Miloscia, who earned dual endorsements along with Sprung from our labor partners at SEIU 925, SEIU 775, and the Washington Federation of State Employees. Miloscia also earned a sole endorsement from the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. Unfortunately, Miloscia supports allowing employers to deny coverage for birth control and co-sponsored a bill that could ban many forms of birth control. We're concerned that if elected, Miloscia could use his office to launch politically-fueled investigations of Planned Parenthood and other women's health groups.

    Also in this race is Independent Mark Wilson and No Party Preference candidate David Golden. Sprung is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Jeff Sprung

    Jeff Sprung is a lawyer and former Planned Parenthood Votes board member who is running to increase transparency and accountability in state government. He previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting corruption in low-income housing programs.

    Jeff Sprung is a lawyer and former Planned Parenthood Votes board member who is running to increase transparency and accountability in state government. He previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting corruption in low-income housing programs. He supports increasing whistleblower protections to better identify fraud and potential inefficiencies in government. Sprung is running the strongest campaign and has received the most support from our progressive partners.

    Former Pierce County Auditor and current Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy is another good candidate in this race. She is running to use her experience managing large budgets and agencies to improve efficiency and transparency.

    Their opponent is the socially-conservative Republican Senator Mark Miloscia, who earned dual endorsements along with Sprung from our labor partners at SEIU 925, SEIU 775, and the Washington Federation of State Employees. Miloscia also earned a sole endorsement from the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. Unfortunately, Miloscia supports allowing employers to deny coverage for birth control and co-sponsored a bill that could ban many forms of birth control. We're concerned that if elected, Miloscia could use his office to launch politically-fueled investigations of Planned Parenthood and other women's health groups.

    Also in this race is Independent Mark Wilson and No Party Preference candidate David Golden. Sprung is the best choice in this race.

    Jeff Sprung

    Jeff Sprung is a lawyer and former Planned Parenthood Votes board member who is running to increase transparency and accountability in state government. He previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting corruption in low-income housing programs.

  • 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.

  • 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.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    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.

    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.

  • Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways. Franz is a former Washington Environmental Council and Conservation Northwest board member, she sat on the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, and was appointed by Governor Gregoire to the Washington State Climate Action Team. She will prioritize restoring forest health, preventing wildfires, and creating clean energy on our public lands.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Hilary Franz

    Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways.

    Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways. Franz is a former Washington Environmental Council and Conservation Northwest board member, she sat on the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, and was appointed by Governor Gregoire to the Washington State Climate Action Team. She will prioritize restoring forest health, preventing wildfires, and creating clean energy on our public lands.

    Hilary Franz

    Hilary Franz is the Executive Director of Futurewise and former Bainbridge Island Councilmember who brings 20 years of experience working at the state and local level protecting working families and communities that rely on forestry, farmland, and waterways.

Other Candidates

Also in the race are Democrats Karen Porterfield, who vows to create real change on wildfire, landslide, and deforestation issues, Mary Verner, the former mayor of Spokane who oversaw the wildfire efforts during the last few years, and John Stillings; Libertarian Steven Nielsen; and Republican Steve McLaughlin. Franz or Upthegrove are good choices in this race.

Other (Commissioner for Public Lands)

Also in the race are Democrats Karen Porterfield, who vows to create real change on wildfire, landslide, and deforestation issues, Mary Verner, the former mayor of Spokane who oversaw the wildfire efforts during the last few years, and John Stillings; Libertarian Steven Nielsen; and Republican St

  • 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.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    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.

    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.

  • Erin Jones is a celebrated teacher of foreign languages and African American studies who has won multiple awards for her innovative work to make learning more accessible for students of color. Jones most recently worked at Tacoma Public Schools and previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement for the state of Washington, where she worked on policy and instruction practices to make school a vibrant learning place for all students. Jones' three kids attended Washington public schools and her husband is also a public school teacher.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Erin Jones

    Erin Jones is a celebrated teacher of foreign languages and African American studies who has won multiple awards for her innovative work to make learning more accessible for students of color.

    Erin Jones is a celebrated teacher of foreign languages and African American studies who has won multiple awards for her innovative work to make learning more accessible for students of color. Jones most recently worked at Tacoma Public Schools and previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement for the state of Washington, where she worked on policy and instruction practices to make school a vibrant learning place for all students. Jones' three kids attended Washington public schools and her husband is also a public school teacher.

    Erin Jones

    Erin Jones is a celebrated teacher of foreign languages and African American studies who has won multiple awards for her innovative work to make learning more accessible for students of color.

  • As the state Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler has brought a range of experience to the position and defended the interests of Washington residents against big insurance companies. Kreidler cut insurance rates, required that contraceptives be included in prescription drug coverage for women, and helped increase the transparency of the health insurance market. If re-elected, Kreidler will work on expanding health care access, limiting insurance company exploitation, and eliminating credit scoring as a determinant of insurance rates. Kreidler faces Libertarian Justin Murta and Republican Richard Schrock, neither of whom is running a credible campaign.
    Last updated: 2023-04-05

    Mike Kreidler

    As the state Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler has brought a range of experience to the position and defended the interests of Washington residents against big insurance companies.

    As the state Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler has brought a range of experience to the position and defended the interests of Washington residents against big insurance companies. Kreidler cut insurance rates, required that contraceptives be included in prescription drug coverage for women, and helped increase the transparency of the health insurance market. If re-elected, Kreidler will work on expanding health care access, limiting insurance company exploitation, and eliminating credit scoring as a determinant of insurance rates. Kreidler faces Libertarian Justin Murta and Republican Richard Schrock, neither of whom is running a credible campaign.

    Mike Kreidler

    As the state Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler has brought a range of experience to the position and defended the interests of Washington residents against big insurance companies.