• VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 16

  • 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.
    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.
  • VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 17

  • 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.
    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.
  • VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 18

  • 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.
    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.
  • Ray Miller is a longtime community leader who is running for Snohomish County Council Position 1. Miller is a veteran and Tuskegee Airman who has dedicated his life to helping veterans return to civilian life through housing and health care services. He has served the community in many other capacities as well, including his roles as the Co-Chair of the Snohomish County Homeless Day Committee, Snohomish County Charter Review Commission for District 1, Snohomish County Human Rights Commission, and appointment to the Washington State Salaries Commission by Governor Inslee. Miller seeks to leverage his service as a mental health counselor to combat addiction and homelessness in Snohomish County, as well as balance new housing and development with rural areas.

    His opponent, incumbent Nate Nehring, is a conservative who supports a range of policies from regressive taxes to cutting business regulations. Ray Miller's exemplary service to the community has earned him your vote for Snohomish County Council.

    Ray Miller

    Ray Miller is a longtime community leader who is running for Snohomish County Council Position 1. Miller is a veteran and Tuskegee Airman who has dedicated his life to helping veterans return to civilian life through housing and health care services.

    Ray Miller

    Ray Miller is a longtime community leader who is running for Snohomish County Council Position 1. Miller is a veteran and Tuskegee Airman who has dedicated his life to helping veterans return to civilian life through housing and health care services.

  • Endorsed By: Equal Rights Washington, Sierra Club , Snohomish County Labor Council, Snohomish County Democrats, The Young Democrats of Snohomish County
  • 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.

    Terry Ryan

    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.

    Terry Ryan

    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.

  • Endorsed By: Sierra Club , Snohomish County Democrats, Snohomish County Labor Council
  • 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.

    Kristin Kelly

    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.

    Kristin Kelly

    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.

  • Endorsed By: Equal Rights Washington , Sierra Club - Snohomish Chapter, Snohomish County Democrats, Snohomish County Young Democrats
  • 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.

    Judy Tuohy

    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.

    Judy Tuohy

    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.

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

    Paul Roberts

    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.

    Paul Roberts

    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.

  • Endorsed By: Sierra Club, Teamsters Joint Council 28, UFCW 21 , Snohomish County Labor Council
  • 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.

    Alex Lark

    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.

    Alex Lark

    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.

  • Endorsed By: Equal Rights Washington, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington , Snohomish County Democrats