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Ray Miller

Ray Miller photo 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. 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. ...

Port of Edmonds

Port Commissioner, District #1

Angela Harris

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Angela Harris is running for Port of Edmonds, Commissioner District 1. Harris is a Senior Business Program Manager at Microsoft and would bring more than 20 years of budget management, leadership, and nonprofit adovacy to the role. She is running to increase engagement between the community, city council and the Port of Edmonds. Additionally, Harris aims to identify better solutions for storm water management, improve the Edmonds Marsh, and enhance the Edmonds shoreline.

Harris is running against incumbent Fred Gouge, who has served in the position since 1999. Gouge has responsibly managed the port's budget and played a key role promoting business development. Harris is the better choice in this race because of her broader support from progressive partners.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters
Other: Snohomish County Democrats

Campaign Information

Port Commissioner, District #5

Susan Paine

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Retired strategic city adviser Susan Paine is running for Port of Edmonds, District 5. Paine has experience serving on the Edmonds School Board and as a strategic adviser for City of Seattle. Paine aims to increase collaboration with the City Council and the community especially on matters related to the development of the waterfront. Paine is prioritizing environmental stewardship as well as finding funding to understand the long-term financial impacts for redevelopment proposals and addressing contamination remediation in the Port.

Paine is running against incumbent Steven Johnston, who was appointed to the position in May 2016. Johnston is focused on business development and supporting the Port's tourism industry. Paine is the stronger choice in this race because of her support from progressive partners.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club

Campaign Information

Judicial Races

The Progressive Voters Guide may skip recommendations for unopposed judicial races.

State Supreme Court

Ray Miller

Democrat
Ray Miller photo
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.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club
Social Justice: Equal Rights Washington
Other: Snohomish County Labor Council, Snohomish County Democrats, The Young Democrats of Snohomish County

Campaign Information