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Welcome to the Fuse Progressive Voters Guide to the 2019 primary election! The Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information you need to make decisions about the races on your ballot based on your values.

Remember to return your ballot by Tuesday, August 6, and share this guide with your friends!

40th Legislative District

State Senator

There are two progressive candidates in this race: Senator Liz Lovelett and Carrie Blackwood. Lovelett has earned strong support from our Progressive Voters Guide partners because of her impressive performance during her first legislative session.

Elizabeth (Liz) Lovelett photo

Elizabeth (Liz) Lovelett

Democrat

Sen. Liz Lovelett is running to retain her seat in Legislative District 40 after being appointed to the state Senate in February. Lovelett is a fifth-generation Anacortes resident who previously served on the Anacortes City Council. In her first few months in office, Lovelett prioritized environmental conservation and played a key role in passing legislation protecting orcas and the Salish Sea. If elected this November, Lovelett will also prioritize increasing affordable housing and expanding services for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Social Justice: Housing Action Fund
Other: 40th Legislative District Democrats (dual), Washington Education Association
Carrie Blackwood photo

Carrie Blackwood

Democrat

Carrie Blackwood is a progressive labor lawyer and community activist in Bellingham who is running for state Senate in Legislative District 40. Blackwood, the daughter of immigrants, overcame challenges early in her life to earn a law degree and become an advocate for working families. Her campaign platform proposes a comprehensive “green transition” for our economy to heal our environment and create living wage jobs. She also supports reforming our state’s upside-down tax code to make the wealthy pay their share.

Endorsed By: Riveters Collective, 40th Legislative District Democrats (dual), Lummi Nation Business Council