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Alex Lark is listed in the Progressive Voters Guide below. The Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. Vote in every race on your ballot! It's our right and our responsibility. Please share this guide with your friends and family.

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Alex Lark

Alex Lark photo Alex Lark is running for Position 2 against incumbent Jeff Moore. Lark has worked for Senator Patty Murray as well as former Congressman Brian Baird. Currently, Lark is an Everett Planning Commissioner and the philanthropy manager for Housing Hope, a nonprofit that provides services to help the homeless and make affordable housing a reality. Central to Lark's campaign is his desire to increase affordable housing by encouraging diverse housing stock in Everett, developing a sweat equity home ownership program, and creating a nonprofit land trust to decrease mortgage costs. He also supports expanding the embedded social worker program and fully staffing the fire department.

His opponent, Jeff Moore, has sat on the city council since 2009 and is the Everett School District Executive Finance Director. He voted yes in favor of the controversial aggressive begging ordinance, which makes panhandling a misdemeanor that could result in jail time for people experiencing homelessness. Lark is the more progressive choice in this race. Read more...

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Statewide Ballot Measures

Statewide Advisory Ballot Measure #16

Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 16

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A bipartisan group of legislators passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1597, which included a small excise tax in order to increase environmental protections for regional fish and wildlife. Because of a Tim Eyman initiative, the Legislature is required to submit any bill it passes that closes tax loopholes or raises revenue to a non-binding advisory vote. Vote “Maintained” on Advisory Vote 16.

Statewide Advisory Ballot Measure #17

Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 17

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Our state has been under Supreme Court order to fully fund education for several years. This June, Republicans and Democrats came together to approve a bipartisan package of revenue increases for public schools, including expanding the Business and Occupation tax. While this does not solve the education funding problem, the package goes a long way towards providing a quality education for all students. ...
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Our state has been under Supreme Court order to fully fund education for several years. This June, Republicans and Democrats came together to approve a bipartisan package of revenue increases for public schools, including expanding the Business and Occupation tax. While this does not solve the education funding problem, the package goes a long way towards providing a quality education for all students. This non-binding advisory vote is required thanks to a Tim Eyman ballot measure. Vote “Maintained” on Advisory Vote 17. ...

Statewide Advisory Ballot Measure #18

Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 18

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In addition to the legislation covered by Advisory Vote 17, a strong bipartisan majority of state legislators voted to increase local property taxes to fund schools. We have concerns about raising regressive property taxes that disproportionately impact working families and make our upside-down tax code even worse. However, we are optimistic about retaking the state Senate this fall and working with progressives in Olympia next year to reduce this tax and instead make the wealthy pay their fair share. ...
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In addition to the business taxes covered in Advisory Vote 17, a strong bipartisan majority of state legislators voted to increase local property taxes to fund schools. We have concerns about raising regressive property taxes that disproportionately impact working families and make our upside-down tax code even worse. However, we are optimistic about retaking the state Senate this fall and working with progressives in Olympia next year to reduce this tax and instead make the wealthy pay their fair share.

Like the other advisory votes, this is a non-binding measure required by a Tim Eyman ballot initiative. Vote “Maintained” on Advisory Vote 18. ...

Snohomish County Council

Depending on what district you live in, you may have one of the below races on your ballot.

Snohomish County Council, District #4

Terry Ryan

Democrat
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Terry Ryan is seeking re-election to the Snohomish County Council. He previously served on the Mill Creek City Council, as well as numerous community boards, including the Community Transit Board of Directors and the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Advisory Board. Ryan has focused strongly on addressing quality of life issues in the county including supporting pedestrian sidewalk improvements, senior center updates, and public safety investments to the Violent Offender Task Force and the Office of Neighborhoods. He is running against Republican Marcus Barton, whose campaign focuses on infrastructure improvements and public safety. Ryan is the best choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club
Other: Snohomish County Democrats, Snohomish County Labor Council

Campaign Information

Snohomish County Council, District #5

Kristin Kelly

Democrat
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Kristin Kelly is running for the Snohomish County Council's District 5 position. A former Snohomish County Program Director at Futurewise and Snohomish County Charter Review Commissioner for District 5, Kelly is a well-known land use and conservation advocate in Snohomish County. She is currently working as the Smart Growth Executive Director for the Pilchuck Audubon Society. As a candidate, Kelly is focused on balancing environmental protections solutions with the need for sustainable development. Currently, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Lands Strategy and works to restore wildlife and salmon habitats along the Skykomish, Snohomish, and Stillaguamish River basins and estuaries. Kristin Kelly's vision for Snohomish includes supporting living wage jobs, preserving farmland, increasing affordable housing, and fully funding public health and education in the annual budget.

Kelly is running against Republican incumbent Samuel Low, who was elected to a one-year special term in this position. Low opposes transit options that keep the community moving and is backed by some of the most far-right members of the Republican Party. We believe Kelly is the best choice in this race because of her broad progressive support and experience with public policy.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Social Justice: Equal Rights Washington
Other: Sierra Club - Snohomish Chapter, Snohomish County Democrats, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Campaign Information

City of Everett Mayor

Everett Mayor

Judy Tuohy

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City Council President Judy Tuohy is running to become the Mayor of Everett. Tuohy is the executive director of the Schack Art Center and has served on several community organizations, including the board of the Washington State Arts Alliance and the Snohomish County Tourism Board of Directors. Her campaign priorities include improving public safety, combating the opioid crisis, reducing homelessness, and creating jobs in Everett. Tuohy has earned the endorsement of Brian Sullivan, who came in a close third in the primary election, as well as many local progressive organizations.

Tuohy is running against Cassie Franklin. Franklin has worked with organizations like the Puget Sound Runaway and Homeless Youth Collaboration, the Families Matter Vision Council for United Way of Snohomish County, and the Statewide Coordinating Committee on Human Trafficking. Franklin has earned the support of some organizations like NARAL and Planned Parenthood. However, local advocates have expressed concerns about her campaign team's ties to conservative state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, who has been an outspoken opponent of marriage equality and raising the state minimum wage. This has raised doubts about her commitment to implementing progressive policies.

Tuohy has earned the most support from our progressive partners and is the best choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Reproductive Freedom: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Economic Justice: SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Other: Snohomish County Democrats, Snohomish County Labor Council, Everett Firefighters local 46, Boeing Aerospace Machinists Lodge 751, Teamsters Local #38, National Women's Political Caucus.

Campaign Information

Everett City Council

Everett City Council, Position #1

Paul Roberts

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Paul Roberts is running for his fourth term on the Everett City Council. He serves as Chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board and on the Sound Transit Board. Roberts has worked to expand Everett's job opportunities, update the city's master shoreline plan, and protect the estuaries of the Snohomish River. During his tenure, Roberts also worked with the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities to increase the number of green jobs in the city.

His opponent, Lee Dart, is the publisher of an online Everett news site. Dart's campaign is mostly focused on term limits for city council members and public safety. Roberts' experience makes him the better choice for this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club
Economic Justice: Teamsters Joint Council 28, UFCW 21
Other: Snohomish County Labor Council

Campaign Information

Everett City Council, Position #2

Alex Lark

Alex Lark photo
Alex Lark is running for Position 2 against incumbent Jeff Moore. Lark has worked for Senator Patty Murray as well as former Congressman Brian Baird. Currently, Lark is an Everett Planning Commissioner and the philanthropy manager for Housing Hope, a nonprofit that provides services to help the homeless and make affordable housing a reality. Central to Lark's campaign is his desire to increase affordable housing by encouraging diverse housing stock in Everett, developing a sweat equity home ownership program, and creating a nonprofit land trust to decrease mortgage costs. He also supports expanding the embedded social worker program and fully staffing the fire department.

His opponent, Jeff Moore, has sat on the city council since 2009 and is the Everett School District Executive Finance Director. He voted yes in favor of the controversial aggressive begging ordinance, which makes panhandling a misdemeanor that could result in jail time for people experiencing homelessness. Lark is the more progressive choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Reproductive Freedom: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Social Justice: Equal Rights Washington
Other: Snohomish County Democrats

Campaign Information

Alex Lark

Alex Lark photo
Alex Lark is running for Position 2 against incumbent Jeff Moore. Lark has worked for Senator Patty Murray as well as former Congressman Brian Baird. Currently, Lark is an Everett Planning Commissioner and the philanthropy manager for Housing Hope, a nonprofit that provides services to help the homeless and make affordable housing a reality. Central to Lark's campaign is his desire to increase affordable housing by encouraging diverse housing stock in Everett, developing a sweat equity home ownership program, and creating a nonprofit land trust to decrease mortgage costs. He also supports expanding the embedded social worker program and fully staffing the fire department.

His opponent, Jeff Moore, has sat on the city council since 2009 and is the Everett School District Executive Finance Director. He voted yes in favor of the controversial aggressive begging ordinance, which makes panhandling a misdemeanor that could result in jail time for people experiencing homelessness. Lark is the more progressive choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Reproductive Freedom: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Social Justice: Equal Rights Washington
Other: Snohomish County Democrats

Campaign Information