• Non-Partisan

    Dan Satterberg

  • King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg is running for re-election on a platform of reforming and modernizing King County’s criminal justice system. His office’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program has become a national model for shifting low-level drug offenders and sex workers out of the criminal justice system and into community support services. Satterberg has been an outspoken advocate for outlawing the death penalty in Washington and he recently announced that his office will halt prosecutions for possession of small amounts of drugs.

    Satterberg acknowledges the painful history of institutional racism in the King County prosecutor’s office and in the broader criminal justice system. He is actively working to change department policies and to train his staff to reduce the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on people of color. He offers thoughtful and detailed analyses of the challenges facing King County and he is willing to experiment with innovative new ways to support the community.

    Satterberg is being challenged by progressive public defender Daron Morris. Morris has criticized Satterberg for not moving quickly and boldly enough to reform King County’s criminal justice system. In particular, Morris opposes the new youth jail that is currently under construction. Unfortunately, medical problems forced Morris to suspend his campaign in September.

    Satterberg is the best choice for King County Prosecuting Attorney.

    Dan Satterberg

    King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg is running for re-election on a platform of reforming and modernizing King County’s criminal justice system.

    Dan Satterberg

    King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg is running for re-election on a platform of reforming and modernizing King County’s criminal justice system.

  • Other: Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Washington State Council of County and City Employees AFSCME Local 2, Teamsters Local 174
  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES for Jobs and Clean Energy

  • Initiative 1631 is our best opportunity to accelerate clean energy solutions and build healthier communities for everyone in Washington.

    This initiative will charge our state’s largest corporate polluters a fee that will be used to create local jobs by investing in clean energy, healthy forests, and clean water. I-1631 is essential to pass a clean and healthy Washington on to future generations. It will create 40,000 jobs by investing in water and forestry projects, energy efficiency, and clean transportation. These investments are a practical first step to ensure clean air and clean water for everyone in Washington. These will look different in every community, from energy efficiency upgrades for our homes and businesses to keeping our forests healthy so they clean our air and investing in cleaner transportation options for more communities.

    The oil industry is spending tens of millions of dollars to confuse voters about I-1631 so they can continue polluting for free and raking in record profits. We can't wait any longer to act. Vote YES on I-1631.
    Initiative 1631 is our best opportunity to accelerate clean energy solutions and build healthier communities for everyone in Washington.

    This initiative will charge our state’s largest corporate polluters a fee that will be used to create local jobs by investing in clean energy, healthy forests, and clean water. I-1631 is essential to pass a clean and healthy Washington on to future generations. It will create 40,000 jobs by investing in water and forestry projects, energy efficiency, and clean transportation. These investments are a practical first step to ensure clean air and clean water for everyone in Washington. These will look different in every community, from energy efficiency upgrades for our homes and businesses to keeping our forests healthy so they clean our air and investing in cleaner transportation options for more communities.

    The oil industry is spending tens of millions of dollars to confuse voters about I-1631 so they can continue polluting for free and raking in record profits. We can't wait any longer to act. Vote YES on I-1631.
  • VOTE NO

    Vote NO on I-1634

  • Initiative 1634 would prevent cities and counties in Washington from passing new taxes on sugary beverages. Such taxes are aimed at discouraging people from buying sweetened drinks that have been linked to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and tooth decay.

    I-1634 is backed primarily by millions of dollars from a handful of big soda companies. It also has support from some labor unions that represent workers whose jobs could be impacted by soda taxes. The campaign’s highly deceptive ads focus on grocery taxes despite the fact that groceries have been exempt from sales taxes since 1977.

    Progressive advocates oppose efforts like this to use state laws to prevent localities from taking action that’s right for their communities. In recent years, Republican legislators have sought to use similar legislation to reverse Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and progressive paid sick leave laws in Tacoma and Spokane.

    We’re sympathetic to the concerns of union workers in the beverage industry and we agree that our tax system is upside-down and disproportionately hurts low-income families. However, we don’t think that preempting local legislation that taxes sugary drinks is the way to fix it.

    Don’t be fooled by Big Soda’s misleading ads. Vote NO on I-1634.
    Initiative 1634 would prevent cities and counties in Washington from passing new taxes on sugary beverages. Such taxes are aimed at discouraging people from buying sweetened drinks that have been linked to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and tooth decay.

    I-1634 is backed primarily by millions of dollars from a handful of big soda companies. It also has support from some labor unions that represent workers whose jobs could be impacted by soda taxes. The campaign’s highly deceptive ads focus on grocery taxes despite the fact that groceries have been exempt from sales taxes since 1977.

    Progressive advocates oppose efforts like this to use state laws to prevent localities from taking action that’s right for their communities. In recent years, Republican legislators have sought to use similar legislation to reverse Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and progressive paid sick leave laws in Tacoma and Spokane.

    We’re sympathetic to the concerns of union workers in the beverage industry and we agree that our tax system is upside-down and disproportionately hurts low-income families. However, we don’t think that preempting local legislation that taxes sugary drinks is the way to fix it.

    Don’t be fooled by Big Soda’s misleading ads. Vote NO on I-1634.
  • Other: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Children’s Alliance, El Centro de La Raza
  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to Reduce Gun Violence

  • Initiative 1639 is the most comprehensive gun violence prevention measure put forward in Washington state history. It's a commonsense initiative that will reduce gun violence and keep our schools and communities safe. I-1639 would raise the age to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles from 18 to 21 and require enhanced background checks and safety training for purchasing these particularly lethal weapons. It will also incentivize secure storage of all firearms by holding gun owners accountable if a child or other legally prohibited person uses their weapon to harm themselves or someone else.

    Someone is killed with a gun in Washington state every 14 hours and more than 200,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. Unfortunately, the gun lobby has prevented our elected officials from acting to prevent it, so we'll do it ourselves. Vote YES on I-1639 to keep our schools and communities safe.
    Initiative 1639 is the most comprehensive gun violence prevention measure put forward in Washington state history. It's a commonsense initiative that will reduce gun violence and keep our schools and communities safe. I-1639 would raise the age to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles from 18 to 21 and require enhanced background checks and safety training for purchasing these particularly lethal weapons. It will also incentivize secure storage of all firearms by holding gun owners accountable if a child or other legally prohibited person uses their weapon to harm themselves or someone else.

    Someone is killed with a gun in Washington state every 14 hours and more than 200,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. Unfortunately, the gun lobby has prevented our elected officials from acting to prevent it, so we'll do it ourselves. Vote YES on I-1639 to keep our schools and communities safe.
  • General Progressive: Fuse
    Social Justice: OneAmerica Votes
    Other: Washington Education Association
  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES for Police Accountability

  • Last year, more people in Washington were killed in encounters with law enforcement than in 45 other states, and almost one-third of them were experiencing a mental health crisis. Initiative 940 would improve de-escalation, first aid, and mental health crisis training for law enforcement and help save lives.

    Currently, officers are only required to receive eight hours of "crisis intervention training." Initiative 940 would ensure that every officer receives extensive training and continuing education in de-escalating potential confrontations. The primary goal is preventing tragedies in the first place, but when a tragedy does occur Initiative 940 would also create a fair and independent investigation process and bring our use of force standard in line with 27 other states.

    Vote YES on Initiative 940 to improve training for law enforcement and help save lives.
    Last year, more people in Washington were killed in encounters with law enforcement than in 45 other states, and almost one-third of them were experiencing a mental health crisis. Initiative 940 would improve de-escalation, first aid, and mental health crisis training for law enforcement and help save lives.

    Currently, officers are only required to receive eight hours of "crisis intervention training." Initiative 940 would ensure that every officer receives extensive training and continuing education in de-escalating potential confrontations. The primary goal is preventing tragedies in the first place, but when a tragedy does occur Initiative 940 would also create a fair and independent investigation process and bring our use of force standard in line with 27 other states.

    Vote YES on Initiative 940 to improve training for law enforcement and help save lives.
  • VOTE MAINTAINED

    Maintain Funding for Oil Spill Prevention

  • A bipartisan group of legislators passed Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6269 to fund oil spill prevention and cleanup. The legislation directs the Department of Ecology to improve prevention for oil spills in Puget Sound, as well as around oil refineries, railroads, and pipelines. This bill was funded by a $0.05 tax per 42-gallon barrel of oil used by boats and marine terminals.

    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 19.
    A bipartisan group of legislators passed Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6269 to fund oil spill prevention and cleanup. The legislation directs the Department of Ecology to improve prevention for oil spills in Puget Sound, as well as around oil refineries, railroads, and pipelines. This bill was funded by a $0.05 tax per 42-gallon barrel of oil used by boats and marine terminals.

    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 19.
  • Senator Maria Cantwell was first elected in 2000 and continues to represent our state's progressive values in our nation's capital. Sen. Cantwell has been a leader on a wide range of issues including reproductive rights, supporting the Children's Health Insurance Program, defending net neutrality, passing oil spill legislation to protect our water, working on clean energy policies, and many more.

    Sen. Cantwell is opposed by Republican Susan Hutchison. Hutchison is a former news anchor and past chair of the state Republican Party. She ran for King County Executive in 2009 and lost by twenty points. Hutchison is well-known for being a party-line Republican and for her fierce defense of President Donald Trump, including calling fellow Republican Ted Cruz a "traitor" for not supporting the president's campaign.

    Sen. Cantwell has been a tenacious advocate for the people of Washington state and is the best choice in this race.

    Maria Cantwell

    Senator Maria Cantwell was first elected in 2000 and continues to represent our state's progressive values in our nation's capital. Sen.

    Maria Cantwell

    Senator Maria Cantwell was first elected in 2000 and continues to represent our state's progressive values in our nation's capital. Sen.

Congress

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

  • Representative Suzan DelBene has served the 1st Congressional District since 2013. DelBene is a former executive at Microsoft who has used her technology background to become a leader in protecting privacy rights against government surveillance. Her priorities include creating family wage jobs in the aerospace, sustainable agriculture, and clean energy industries. She also supports raising the federal minimum wage and passing comprehensive tax reform to ensure that those making more than a million dollars a year don't pay a lower tax rate than low and middle-income families.

    Rep. DelBene is running against Republican Jeffrey Beeler. Beeler is a Sultan city councilmember focused on "securing our borders," health care, and the deficit. However, he lacks Rep. DelBene's knowledge and experience with the important policies that impact working families in the 1st District.

    Rep. DelBene is clearly the best choice in this race.

    Suzan DelBene

    Representative Suzan DelBene has served the 1st Congressional District since 2013. DelBene is a former executive at Microsoft who has used her technology background to become a leader in protecting privacy rights against government surveillance.

    Suzan DelBene

    Representative Suzan DelBene has served the 1st Congressional District since 2013. DelBene is a former executive at Microsoft who has used her technology background to become a leader in protecting privacy rights against government surveillance.

  • Representative Pramila Jayapal has a long history of civic leadership on immigration reform, economic fairness, and civil liberties. She founded OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) in 2001 and built it into a national model and the largest immigrant rights organization in the state. Rep. Jayapal also played a key role on the Mayoral Advisory Committee that created Seattle’s $15 minimum wage.

    In her first term in Congress, Rep. Jayapal has fought the Trump administration at every turn and provided a voice for progressives across the country. She has supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Dream Act that would provide a path to citizenship for young DACA recipients. She has also fought back against the Trump administration's inhumane policy of separating families seeking asylum and she introduced legislation that paves a pathway towards a universal health care system.

    Her opponent, Seattle resident Craig Keller, is best known as the founder of an anti-immigrant organization that tried to repeal the City of Burien's sanctuary city ordinance. His organization has been recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.

    Rep. Jayapal is by far the best choice in this race

    Pramila Jayapal

    Representative Pramila Jayapal has a long history of civic leadership on immigration reform, economic fairness, and civil liberties. She founded OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) in 2001 and built it into a national model and the largest immigrant rights organization in the state. Rep.

    Pramila Jayapal

    Representative Pramila Jayapal has a long history of civic leadership on immigration reform, economic fairness, and civil liberties. She founded OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) in 2001 and built it into a national model and the largest immigrant rights organization in the state. Rep.

  • Dr. Kim Schrier is a pediatrician who was inspired to run for Washington’s 8th Congressional District because of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. She is committed to building an economy that works for everyone and protecting Social Security and Medicare for all. She also wants to bring her voice to the debates about women’s health care and abortion rights in Congress, where there are currently no women doctors. Dr. Schrier supports letting Americans of any age buy into Medicare on a sliding scale to reduce overhead costs and increase competition for private insurers.

    Dr. Schrier is running against Republican Dino Rossi, who previously ran unsuccessful campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate. Rossi has consistently sided with congressional Republicans, including supporting the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy few. He is also strongly anti-choice and does not support commonsense gun safety legislation. While in the state Legislature, he wrote a budget that would have taken away health care from 45,000 low-income kids. Rossi would be another reliable vote for the Republican leaders and powerful special interests in Washington, D.C.

    We need new leadership in Congress that puts working families before corporations and the wealthy elites who rig the rules. Dr. Kim Schrier is the best choice for Washington's 8th Congressional District.

    Dr. Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is a pediatrician who was inspired to run for Washington’s 8th Congressional District because of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. She is committed to building an economy that works for everyone and protecting Social Security and Medicare for all.

    Dr. Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is a pediatrician who was inspired to run for Washington’s 8th Congressional District because of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. She is committed to building an economy that works for everyone and protecting Social Security and Medicare for all.

  • Representative Adam Smith has been a reliable vote in Congress on progressive issues from taxation to immigration reform. He represents Washington's first majority-minority district, a community with 30 percent foreign-born residents and large Asian, Hispanic, and African-American communities. Rep. Smith is an advocate for greater equality, supports a path to citizenship for immigrants, reforming the tax code, and Medicare for All. Rep. Smith has used his position on the Armed Services Committee to introduce and support legislation that tempers Trump's belligerent foreign policy moves, including a bill that states the U.S. will not strike a country with nuclear weapons first.

    Rep. Smith is running against Democrat Sarah Smith, who is challenging Rep. Smith from the left. She's running on a comprehensive progressive platform including Medicare for All, alleviating student loan debt, supporting a nationwide tenants’ bill of rights, and building 10 million social homes. Sarah Smith is highly critical of Rep. Smith’s votes in favor of the Iraq War and the Patriot Act. However, during her interview with Fuse staff, she failed to produce a robust and detailed plan for how she would implement the sweeping reforms she supports, politically and economically.

    Rep. Adam Smith is the best choice in this race because of his experience, in-depth knowledge of public policy, and strong support from a wide range of progressive advocacy organizations.

    Adam Smith

    Representative Adam Smith has been a reliable vote in Congress on progressive issues from taxation to immigration reform. He represents Washington's first majority-minority district, a community with 30 percent foreign-born residents and large Asian, Hispanic, and African-American communities.

    Adam Smith

    Representative Adam Smith has been a reliable vote in Congress on progressive issues from taxation to immigration reform. He represents Washington's first majority-minority district, a community with 30 percent foreign-born residents and large Asian, Hispanic, and African-American communities.

Legislative Races

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below legislative races on your ballot.

  • Democratic Representative Shelley Kloba is running for re-election to the 1st Legislative District House Position 2. During her tenure in the Legislature, Rep. Kloba has been a strong advocate for affordable housing and quality education. This year, Rep. Kloba was the primary sponsor of a bill that grew the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council for students from low-income backgrounds. Prior to joining the Legislature, Rep. Kloba served her community as a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, as a Kirkland city councilmember, and as the Washington State PTA Legislative Director for two years.

    Representative Shelley Kloba is being challenged by Snohomish County Republican Chair Debra Blodgett. Blodgett's campaign is focused on protecting private property, constitutional rights, and funding education.

    Representative Shelley Kloba is best choice in this race.

    Shelley Kloba

    Democratic Representative Shelley Kloba is running for re-election to the 1st Legislative District House Position 2. During her tenure in the Legislature, Rep. Kloba has been a strong advocate for affordable housing and quality education. This year, Rep.

    Shelley Kloba

    Democratic Representative Shelley Kloba is running for re-election to the 1st Legislative District House Position 2. During her tenure in the Legislature, Rep. Kloba has been a strong advocate for affordable housing and quality education. This year, Rep.

  • Issaquah City Councilmember and small business owner Bill Ramos is running to fill the House seat vacated by retiring Representative Jay Rodne. Prior to serving on the city council, Ramos served on the Human Services Commission and the Planning Policy Commission. Ramos has earned a reputation as an environmentalist by fighting for sustainable development and growth policies, as well as supporting expanded transit options. Ramos is passionate about uniting the 5th Legislative District behind commonsense solutions that address our state's most pressing challenges like traffic congestion, housing affordability, and homelessness.

    Ramos is running against former Republican state Representative Chad Magendanz. In 2016, Magendanz stepped down from the House to launch a failed campaign for state Senate. While in the Legislature, Magendanz maintained a conservative track record, including being the sole East King County legislator of either party to vote against a transportation bill that would've reduced traffic gridlock on the I-405 corridor.

    Bill Ramos is the best choice for the 5th Legislative District House Position 1.

    Bill Ramos

    Issaquah City Councilmember and small business owner Bill Ramos is running to fill the House seat vacated by retiring Representative Jay Rodne. Prior to serving on the city council, Ramos served on the Human Services Commission and the Planning Policy Commission.

    Bill Ramos

    Issaquah City Councilmember and small business owner Bill Ramos is running to fill the House seat vacated by retiring Representative Jay Rodne. Prior to serving on the city council, Ramos served on the Human Services Commission and the Planning Policy Commission.

  • Democrat Lisa Callan is running for the 5th Legislative District House Position 2. Callan currently serves on the Issaquah School Board and is a member of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. She is prioritizing transportation solutions and improving the quality of K-12 education. If elected, Callan would focus on reducing traffic gridlock, implementing sustainable growth policies, and increasing transparency within Olympia.

    Callan is challenging incumbent Republican Representative Paul Graves. Rep. Graves does not support fixing Washington's upside-down tax code and has voted against progressive reforms that would address our state's toughest budget problems, as well as against a bill that requires state insurers to cover reproductive health care. Callan is the best choice in this race.

    Lisa Callan

    Democrat Lisa Callan is running for the 5th Legislative District House Position 2. Callan currently serves on the Issaquah School Board and is a member of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. She is prioritizing transportation solutions and improving the quality of K-12 education.

    Lisa Callan

    Democrat Lisa Callan is running for the 5th Legislative District House Position 2. Callan currently serves on the Issaquah School Board and is a member of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. She is prioritizing transportation solutions and improving the quality of K-12 education.

  • Democratic Rep. Zack Hudgins has been a strong progressive advocate in the Legislature. He chairs the House State Government, Elections, and Information Technology Committee where he oversees election and voting access improvements. Throughout his tenure, Rep. Hudgins has focused on standing up for vulnerable Washingtonians, strengthening election transparency, and making effective investments into our state economy. Outside of the Legislature, Representative Hudgins serves on the Task Force on Cybersecurity for the National Conference on State Legislatures as well as on the board of the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, an organization that aids survivors of domestic violence. Representative Hudgins is unopposed and has earned another term in office.

    Zack Hudgins

    Democratic Rep. Zack Hudgins has been a strong progressive advocate in the Legislature. He chairs the House State Government, Elections, and Information Technology Committee where he oversees election and voting access improvements. Throughout his tenure, Rep.

    Zack Hudgins

    Democratic Rep. Zack Hudgins has been a strong progressive advocate in the Legislature. He chairs the House State Government, Elections, and Information Technology Committee where he oversees election and voting access improvements. Throughout his tenure, Rep.

  • Democratic Representative Steve Bergquist is running unopposed for re-election. A former public school teacher, Rep. Bergquist has fought hard to fully fund education and is focused on improving the quality of schools in Washington state. Throughout his tenure, Rep. Bergquist has also been a reliable advocate on social justice, health care, and environmental issues. Recently, he sponsored a bill that will strengthen participation in our democracy by allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. Rep. Bergquist has earned another term in the Legislature.

    Steve Bergquist

    Democratic Representative Steve Bergquist is running unopposed for re-election. A former public school teacher, Rep. Bergquist has fought hard to fully fund education and is focused on improving the quality of schools in Washington state. Throughout his tenure, Rep.

    Steve Bergquist

    Democratic Representative Steve Bergquist is running unopposed for re-election. A former public school teacher, Rep. Bergquist has fought hard to fully fund education and is focused on improving the quality of schools in Washington state. Throughout his tenure, Rep.

  • Independent Dr. Ann Diamond is a community doctor and local clinic owner who is running for the 12th Legislative District House Position 1. While Diamond has good progressive values, she doesn't identify as a Democrat or Republican and is only concerned with representing the residents of the 12th District. Dr. Diamond currently serves on the Winthrop Planning Commission and the Board of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians. She supports sensible gun safety measures like universal background checks and wants to use her experience as a doctor to improve access to quality health care for rural communities.

    Dr. Diamond is running against Republican Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner. Goehner wants to reduce business regulations, utilize natural resources to "enhance business development," and reduce regulations on agriculture.

    Dr. Diamond is the best choice in this race.

    Dr. Ann Diamond

    Independent Dr. Ann Diamond is a community doctor and local clinic owner who is running for the 12th Legislative District House Position 1.

    Dr. Ann Diamond

    Independent Dr. Ann Diamond is a community doctor and local clinic owner who is running for the 12th Legislative District House Position 1.

  • Reproductive Freedom: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • Middle school English teacher Valerie Sarratt is running for the 12th Legislative District House Position 2 to bring affordable health care to Central Washington. She is focused on providing fair solutions to our immigration challenges and revitalizing the local economies of rural communities. As a career educator, Sarrett believes in the value of effective public service and aims to serve the working families of the 12th District.

    Sarratt's opponent is incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Steele. Rep. Steele has spent his political career opposing environmental protections and laws intended to help working people. This year, he voted against requiring state insurers to cover reproductive health care and banning bump stocks. Sarratt is the clear choice in this race.

    Valerie Sarratt

    Middle school English teacher Valerie Sarratt is running for the 12th Legislative District House Position 2 to bring affordable health care to Central Washington. She is focused on providing fair solutions to our immigration challenges and revitalizing the local economies of rural communities.

    Valerie Sarratt

    Middle school English teacher Valerie Sarratt is running for the 12th Legislative District House Position 2 to bring affordable health care to Central Washington. She is focused on providing fair solutions to our immigration challenges and revitalizing the local economies of rural communities.

  • Claire Wilson is the President of the Federal Way School Board and previously worked for 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Service District specializing in early learning. She has devoted her career to education and is running for state Senate in Legislative District 30 to improve opportunities for students across the state. In addition, Wilson is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable health care and streamlining transportation projects that have left South King County stuck in traffic.

    Wilson’s opponent is socially conservative Republican Senator Mark Miloscia. Sen. Miloscia is opposed to safe and legal abortion access and marriage equality. He supports allowing employers to deny coverage for birth control and co-sponsored a bill that could ban many forms of birth control. Sen. Miloscia voted against LGBTQ protections for school kids during this year’s session and even called those who participated in the Women’s March “unAmerican” and “un-Christian.” However, Miloscia has been a reliable vote on important labor issues and was endorsed by some of our union partners.

    We believe Wilson is the best choice in this race.

    Claire Wilson

    Claire Wilson is the President of the Federal Way School Board and previously worked for 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Service District specializing in early learning.

    Claire Wilson

    Claire Wilson is the President of the Federal Way School Board and previously worked for 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Service District specializing in early learning.

  • Democratic state Representative Kristine Reeves was first elected in 2016. She is the Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for Washington state, where she has helped secure millions of dollars for small businesses and local infrastructure. Rep. Reeves is a champion of paid family and medical leave and was appointed this year to the Child Care Collaborative Task Force, where she will explore public-private partnerships that can help make raising a family more affordable. She has also advocated for vital progressive reforms this year, including funds to build a shelter for homeless women and children in Federal Way, as well as common sense gun safety legislation.

    Rep. Reeves is running against veteran Mark Greene, a perennial candidate for several positions across the state. A deeply conservative candidate who is determined to fight "the Radical Left" and the "globalist mentality," his platform includes preserving American rights to self-defense and veterans' care.

    Reeves is by far the best choice in this race.

    Kristine Reeves

    Democratic state Representative Kristine Reeves was first elected in 2016. She is the Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for Washington state, where she has helped secure millions of dollars for small businesses and local infrastructure. Rep.

    Kristine Reeves

    Democratic state Representative Kristine Reeves was first elected in 2016. She is the Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for Washington state, where she has helped secure millions of dollars for small businesses and local infrastructure. Rep.

  • Community activist Immaculate Ferreria is running for the 31st Legislative District Senate seat. Ferreira has worked tirelessly to build bridges across cultural divides in rural Washington by hosting community events with both local law enforcement and Black Lives Matter activists. She is most well-known for her work advocating for preschool programs in Olympia and her work for the Tacoma Urban League. She is focused on improving access to early childhood education.

    Ferreria is running against Republican state Senator Phil Fortunato, a social conservative who has wavered in his support of working families while in the office. This past legislative session, Fortunato voted against protections for LGBTQ school children and against expanding access to reproductive health care for women. Senator Fortunato's extreme positions on almost every issue put him out of step with the people he is supposed to represent.

    Ferreria is the best choice in this race.

    Immaculate Ferreria

    Community activist Immaculate Ferreria is running for the 31st Legislative District Senate seat. Ferreira has worked tirelessly to build bridges across cultural divides in rural Washington by hosting community events with both local law enforcement and Black Lives Matter activists.

    Immaculate Ferreria

    Community activist Immaculate Ferreria is running for the 31st Legislative District Senate seat. Ferreira has worked tirelessly to build bridges across cultural divides in rural Washington by hosting community events with both local law enforcement and Black Lives Matter activists.

  • Economic Justice: SEIU Local 6
  • Community organizer Victoria Mena is the Policy Director and Development Strategist of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, an organization that advocates for immigrants' rights and migrant justice. Her campaign is focused on strengthening communities with health care for all, strong unions, and a clean environment. She is well-known for supporting reproductive health care access, services for people experiencing homelessness, community coalitions, and practical criminal reform policies like additional accountability.

    Mena is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Drew Stokesbary. Rep. Stokesbary is, in his own words, "a resolute defender of the Second Amendment," and opposes gun violence prevention legislation, including restrictions on semi-automatic style assault weapons. Mena is the clear choice in this race.

    Victoria Mena

    Community organizer Victoria Mena is the Policy Director and Development Strategist of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, an organization that advocates for immigrants' rights and migrant justice.

    Victoria Mena

    Community organizer Victoria Mena is the Policy Director and Development Strategist of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, an organization that advocates for immigrants' rights and migrant justice.

  • Navy veteran Mark Boswell is a former Democratic Precinct Committee Officer and Chair of the 31st Legislative District Democrats. His campaign goals include advocating for a shift to clean energy, supporting education, and upgrading the area's transportation system.

    He is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Morgan Irwin, a police officer whose campaign is focused on hardline "law and order" policies. Irwin opposes commonsense gun safety laws and says the "cycle of gun violence starts with property crime." Boswell is the best choice in this race.

    Mark Boswell

    Navy veteran Mark Boswell is a former Democratic Precinct Committee Officer and Chair of the 31st Legislative District Democrats. His campaign goals include advocating for a shift to clean energy, supporting education, and upgrading the area's transportation system.

    Mark Boswell

    Navy veteran Mark Boswell is a former Democratic Precinct Committee Officer and Chair of the 31st Legislative District Democrats. His campaign goals include advocating for a shift to clean energy, supporting education, and upgrading the area's transportation system.

  • Democratic Senator Maralyn Chase is the Chair of the Economic Development and International Trade Committee. First elected in 2002, Sen. Chase has been a tireless advocate for workers' rights and job creation in Washington state. Sen. Chase has introduced a single-payer health care bill that would ensure fair prices from drug companies. During the 2018 legislative session, Sen. Chase was the sponsor of legislation to create the Future of Work Task Force that will work to help prepare Washington's workforce for the changing economy.

    Sen. Chase is being challenged by Shoreline Deputy Mayor Jesse Salomon. Salomon is a highly capable public defender in the Seattle Municipal Court and has been an effective social justice and environmental leader for the city of Shoreline. He also serves on King County’s Children and Youth Advisory Board to early learning and families with kids. While Salomon received the endorsements of the Seattle Times, Everett Herald, and The Stranger newspapers, he hasn’t received as much support from progressive advocates.

    We lean toward Chase because of her strong support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations.

    Maralyn Chase

    Democratic Senator Maralyn Chase is the Chair of the Economic Development and International Trade Committee. First elected in 2002, Sen. Chase has been a tireless advocate for workers' rights and job creation in Washington state. Sen.

    Maralyn Chase

    Democratic Senator Maralyn Chase is the Chair of the Economic Development and International Trade Committee. First elected in 2002, Sen. Chase has been a tireless advocate for workers' rights and job creation in Washington state. Sen.

  • Formerly the mayor of Shoreline, Democratic Representative Cindy Ryu was the first Korean American mayor in the country and the first to serve in the state Legislature. She is the Chair of the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee. In this role, Rep. Ryu has been an advocate for affordable housing, including supporting the development of tiny homes, supporting upzoning in urban areas, and proposing a bill that creates "housing opportunity zones" near high-quality transit. She has also advocated for reforms to hold law enforcement officers accountable.

    Rep. Ryu is running against Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez. Boucsieguez is a member of the College Republicans at the University of Washington who is running on a fiscal responsibility platform, but he has failed to provide details about his policy ideas.

    Rep. Ryu is the best choice in this race.

    Cindy Ryu

    Formerly the mayor of Shoreline, Democratic Representative Cindy Ryu was the first Korean American mayor in the country and the first to serve in the state Legislature. She is the Chair of the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee. In this role, Rep.

    Cindy Ryu

    Formerly the mayor of Shoreline, Democratic Representative Cindy Ryu was the first Korean American mayor in the country and the first to serve in the state Legislature. She is the Chair of the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee. In this role, Rep.

  • Lauren Davis is the founding Executive Director of Washington Recovery Alliance, which seeks to help families and individuals who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues. She helped launch the suicide prevention nonprofit Forefront in King County, and serves on the King County Behavioral Health Advisory Board as well as the Public Policy Committee for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Washington State. Her campaign is focused on addiction recovery, affordable housing, and criminal justice reforms.

    Davis's opponent is former paramedic Frank Deisler, who is running to "reverse the failed socialist, progressive, Seattle policies that have wreaked havoc on our State." He would like to see more prosecution of those with addiction issues and an end to safe needle programs and sanctuary city policies.

    Davis is the clear choice for the 32nd Legislative District House Position 2.

    Lauren Davis

    Lauren Davis is the founding Executive Director of Washington Recovery Alliance, which seeks to help families and individuals who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

    Lauren Davis

    Lauren Davis is the founding Executive Director of Washington Recovery Alliance, which seeks to help families and individuals who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

  • Democratic Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and a bill to help fight human trafficking. Unfortunately, Rep. Orwall has a mixed record on gun safety legislation. She played a lead role in defeating an earlier gun safety bill that would have allowed families and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to firearms if an individual is threatening harm to themselves or others.

    Rep. Orwall is the lead on a suicide prevention taskforce, and has sponsored a bill that would provide suicide prevention training and messaging in firearm literature. She is also spearheading a campaign for funding to process the state's 6,000 to 10,000 rape kit backlog. She is running unopposed and deserves your vote.

    Tina L. Orwall

    Democratic Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and a bill to help fight human trafficking. Unfortunately, Rep. Orwall has a mixed record on gun safety legislation.

    Tina L. Orwall

    Democratic Representative Tina Orwall is a reliable vote on most progressive issues. In Olympia, she sponsored legislation to prevent truancy issues for students and a bill to help fight human trafficking. Unfortunately, Rep. Orwall has a mixed record on gun safety legislation.

  • Democrat Shannon Braddock is the Deputy Chief of Staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. Braddock is running for the 34th Legislative District Senate seat to address housing affordability, reform our state’s upside-down tax code, and reduce gun violence. As a single mom of three school-age kids, Braddock is passionate about expanding access to affordable child care for working families. She supports lifting the state ban on rent control to allow cities to innovate and would push for more affordable housing and building density near transit hubs.

    What sets her apart: Braddock’s work in county government has given her extensive policy knowledge and experience building bi-partisan coalitions to pass legislation. She would likely hit the ground running in Olympia and be an effective legislator. In addition, she would bring a valuable perspective as the only single mom of school-age kids in the state Senate.

    Shannon Braddock

    Democrat Shannon Braddock is the Deputy Chief of Staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. Braddock is running for the 34th Legislative District Senate seat to address housing affordability, reform our state’s upside-down tax code, and reduce gun violence.

    Shannon Braddock

    Democrat Shannon Braddock is the Deputy Chief of Staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. Braddock is running for the 34th Legislative District Senate seat to address housing affordability, reform our state’s upside-down tax code, and reduce gun violence.

  • Other: Aerospace Machinists 751, Washington State Nurses Association PAC (dual), King County Democrats (dual), 34th District Democrats (dual), Vashon Progressive Alliance (dual)
  • Democrat Joe Nguyen is a Senior Manager at Microsoft and the son of Vietnamese immigrants. He serves as the chair of the Wellspring Family Services Associate Board, which works on homelessness issues, and on the Community Advisory Committee for law enforcement oversight in King County. Nguyen is prioritizing health care for all, reforming our state’s upside-down tax code, and closing the opportunity gap in schools. As the father of two young children and the husband of a public school teacher, Nguyen wants to increase teacher pay and recruit and retain more teachers of color. He is also focused on maintaining affordable housing so that seniors, in particular, are not priced out of their homes.

    What sets him apart: Nguyen is deeply connected to the community and is committed to building grassroots power. He would be more likely to push the envelope on progressive policies and wants to disrupt the status quo in the Senate. In addition, he is not accepting corporate donations and he would be the first person of color ever elected to the Legislature from the 34th District.

    Joe Nguyen

    Democrat Joe Nguyen is a Senior Manager at Microsoft and the son of Vietnamese immigrants. He serves as the chair of the Wellspring Family Services Associate Board, which works on homelessness issues, and on the Community Advisory Committee for law enforcement oversight in King County.

    Joe Nguyen

    Democrat Joe Nguyen is a Senior Manager at Microsoft and the son of Vietnamese immigrants. He serves as the chair of the Wellspring Family Services Associate Board, which works on homelessness issues, and on the Community Advisory Committee for law enforcement oversight in King County.

  • Economic Justice: SEIU Local 6
    Social Justice: OneAmerica Votes
    Other: King County Democrats (dual), 34th District Democrats (dual), Vashon Progressive Alliance (dual), Washington Education Association.
  • Democratic Senator Reuven Carlyle is running for re-election in the 36th Legislative District. After serving 7 years in the House of Representatives, Carlyle was elected in 2016 to replace Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Throughout his tenure in the Legislature, Sen. Carlyle has been a tireless advocate for environmental protections and reforming our state's regressive tax system by closing wasteful tax loopholes for special interests groups. Most recently, he led the charge on reducing carbon pollution and increasing investments in clean energy.

    Sen. Carlyle is being challenged by Libertarian candidate Bryan Simonson, who ran an unsuccessful state Senate campaign in 2016 in the 41st District on the Eastside. He has stated no policy preferences or campaign goals aside from transparency. Based on his proven track record of effective representation and prioritizing the issues that matter most, Sen. Carlyle deserves your vote.

    Reuven Carlyle

    Democratic Senator Reuven Carlyle is running for re-election in the 36th Legislative District. After serving 7 years in the House of Representatives, Carlyle was elected in 2016 to replace Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Throughout his tenure in the Legislature, Sen.

    Reuven Carlyle

    Democratic Senator Reuven Carlyle is running for re-election in the 36th Legislative District. After serving 7 years in the House of Representatives, Carlyle was elected in 2016 to replace Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Throughout his tenure in the Legislature, Sen.

  • Democratic Representative Noel Frame has put her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system. Previously, Rep. Frame served as the Washington State Director of Progressive Majority, where she worked to recruit and elect progressive candidates from underrepresented communities, including young people, women, people of color, and openly gay candidates. Rep. Frame has worked on legislation for sexual assault survivors and is dedicated to improving the lives of people of color, the LGBTQ community, and the disabled community by bringing an equity lens into her work on climate justice, reproductive freedom, and voter access.

    She is running against Libertarian Sydney Gillman Wissel, whose platform is vaguely populist. Wissel has little political experience and hasn't advocated for many specifics in her campaign. For example, she says a balanced budget and climate action are necessary but doesn't offer any solutions.

    Rep. Frame is an emerging leader in Olympia who has earned your support.

    Noel Frame

    Democratic Representative Noel Frame has put her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system. Previously, Rep.

    Noel Frame

    Democratic Representative Noel Frame has put her organizing skills to use as a strong advocate for funding public schools and fixing our state's regressive tax system. Previously, Rep.

  • Democratic Representative Eric Pettigrew has served in the state Legislature for more than 16 years and is now the Majority Caucus Chair. Pettigrew has worked to promote affordable housing and economic development. Pettigrew is committed to addressing the issues facing South Seattle through a racial justice and socio-economic lens. He wants to strengthen the quality of K-12 education by increasing funding to the schools that need additional resources.

    Pettigrew is opposed by real estate agent Tamra Smilanich, who is running as an independent. Smilanich's goals include educating the public about smart electricity meters and opposing efforts to reform the way we fund road projects, but her platform is not detailed or comprehensive. While several of Smilanich's campaign stances are left of center, Rep. Pettigrew is a reliable progressive leader in the Legislature and deserves your vote.

    Eric Pettigrew

    Democratic Representative Eric Pettigrew has served in the state Legislature for more than 16 years and is now the Majority Caucus Chair. Pettigrew has worked to promote affordable housing and economic development.

    Eric Pettigrew

    Democratic Representative Eric Pettigrew has served in the state Legislature for more than 16 years and is now the Majority Caucus Chair. Pettigrew has worked to promote affordable housing and economic development.

  • Senator Jamie Pedersen is running for re-election in the 43rd Legislative District. Throughout his tenure, Pedersen has proven himself to be a champion for reproductive freedom and the LGBTQ community. For the past several years, Sen. Pedersen has worked to protect the relationships between children and their non-biological parents, which culminated in the passage of the Parentage Act of 2018. This act set a nationwide precedent for protecting the rights of same-sex couples and relatives who choose to become parents.

    Sen. Pedersen is being challenged by Republican Dan Harder. Harder is a Boeing engineer who is running on a platform of defending Washington's regressive tax structure, curtailing public transportation projects, and enforcing "community standards" to solve the issue of homelessness. Sen. Pedersen has earned another four years in office due to his record of public service and demonstrated commitment to progressive policy solutions.

    Jamie Pedersen

    Senator Jamie Pedersen is running for re-election in the 43rd Legislative District. Throughout his tenure, Pedersen has proven himself to be a champion for reproductive freedom and the LGBTQ community. For the past several years, Sen.

    Jamie Pedersen

    Senator Jamie Pedersen is running for re-election in the 43rd Legislative District. Throughout his tenure, Pedersen has proven himself to be a champion for reproductive freedom and the LGBTQ community. For the past several years, Sen.

  • Democratic Representative Nicole Macri has worked as an advocate for those with a mental illness and people struggling with homelessness. She was formerly the Director of Housing at the Downtown Emergency Service Center and President of the Board of Directors of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. This year she has focused her efforts on affordable housing by introducing a measure to lift the state's ban on rent control.

    Rep. Macri is running against Boeing engineer John Peeples, who often testifies in the city using extreme and insulting language. Peeples even compared Seattle's potential 2.25% income tax on single-filers making over $250,000 to sexual assault. Rep. Macri has earned your vote for state House.

    Nicole Macri

    Democratic Representative Nicole Macri has worked as an advocate for those with a mental illness and people struggling with homelessness.

    Nicole Macri

    Democratic Representative Nicole Macri has worked as an advocate for those with a mental illness and people struggling with homelessness.

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