Endorsements

SEIU 775

SEIU 775

SEIU 775 represents 43,000 long-term care workers throughout Washington State and Montana. Our mission is to improve the lives of workers and their families, and to lead the way towards creating a more just and humane society. We endorse candidates based on their records and positions on issues important to long-term care workers, seniors, and people with disabilities.

City Council Races

Vancouver City Council

  • Evergreen Future
  • Kim Harless is a program manager at a paint recycling nonprofit and a Clark County Review commissioner. She has served in several roles oriented towards feeding the community, including as the president of Slow Food Southwest Washington, vice president of Urban Abundance, and treasurer of Clark County Food System. She also worked for nearly a decade as an environmental operations specialist with Clark County planning recycling systems, providing oversight on contracts.

    Harless states that as an Indigenous and Chicana single mother, she intends to center equity in both her campaign and her tenure on council if elected. She will lead with housing-first solutions to the homelessness crisis, which means securing shelter for people so that they can safely address any health, social, or economic issues they may be facing. In our interview with Harless, she wanted to provide technical expertise on creating a much more robust climate action plan. Police reform should be intentional and focused, she said, and emergency services should evolve so that a more diverse suite of services is available for residents who call 911 for disputes or mental health crises. Harless emphasized that overall, city government absolutely must address the needs of marginalized communities so that Vancouver is truly welcoming and healthy for all.

    Harless has worked hard to bring together the government and public to work on issues that the community cares about most. We recommend Harless in this race for her fresh perspective, strong progressive values, and the technical expertise she could bring to the city council.

    Kim Harless

    Kim Harless is a program manager at a paint recycling nonprofit and a Clark County Review commissioner.

  • Endorsed By: SEIU 775, SEIU Local 925, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters , League of United Latin American Citizens SW WA Council 47013, Sunrise Movement of SW WA

Kenmore City Council

  • Evergreen Future
  • Nigel Herbig is running for re-election to Position 4 on the Kenmore City Council. Herbig has served on the city council since 2014 and was appointed deputy mayor in 2018 and again in 2020. He also works in the state House of Representatives as a legislative assistant.

    During his time on the council, Herbig has worked to improve government transparency and improve transportation options and pedestrian safety. He helped develop the Walkways and Waterways projects, which have already added three miles of new bike lanes and sidewalks to Kenmore.

    Recently, Herbig played a lead role in extending Kenmore's eviction ban through September 30 to ensure that renters can access federal assistance before potentially facing eviction. If re-elected, Herbig plans to continue building progressive momentum in Kenmore towards improving transportation, maintaining affordability, acting on the climate crisis, and making Kenmore a welcoming city for all. He has also expressed support for a proposal to provide direct cash payments to low-income Kenmore residents.

    Also in this race is Bob Black, a former operating engineer and aviation inspector who has run for Kenmore City Council twice before. Black does not have a campaign website and his statement in the King County Voters Guide is copied directly from his 2015 race in some places. In both past and current statements, Black prioritizes conservative economic policy that would drag Kenmore backward.

    The third candidate in this race for Position 4 is Abby London, a singer/songwriter who moved to Kenmore last summer. She is running on a hard-right platform full of scare tactics and language demonizing people experiencing homelessness. London's divisive rhetoric and extreme policy positions would be damaging to the Kenmore City Council and the broader community. 

    Nigel Herbig is the clear choice for Kenmore City Council, Position 4.

    Nigel Herbig

    Nigel Herbig is running for re-election to Position 4 on the Kenmore City Council. Herbig has served on the city council since 2014 and was appointed deputy mayor in 2018 and again in 2020. He also works in the state House of Representatives as a legislative assistant.

Tacoma City Council

  • Evergreen Future
  • Anne Artman is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 5. She is the founder and executive director of the Tacoma Recovery Center and previously served as the program manager of the Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center.

    Artman's campaign priorities include dealing with the affordable housing and homelessness crises, increasing behavioral health and social services, bringing more women- and Black-, brown-, and Indigenous-owned businesses to the community, and supporting Tacoma’s small businesses. She is also emphasizing social and racial justice and will work for more accountability, transparency, and equitable opportunities for all communities. Artman has been endorsed by progressive leaders like House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Rep. Melanie Morgan and groups including the Stonewall Democrats and the National Women’s Political Caucus.

    Also in this race are Joe Bushnell and Treyvon Dunbar. Bushnell is a Tacoma Public Utilities board member and Marine Corps veteran. He is running on a platform that focuses on addressing homelessness and creating jobs. However, Bushnell's orientation toward helping downtown businesses has raised concerns among local labor unions. In addition, he is more focused on improving law enforcement response times than making meaningful police reforms that will keep our community safe.

    Dunbar is the sergeant-at-arms and former treasurer for the 29th Legislative District Democrats as well as the treasurer for the Pierce County Young Democrats. His campaign priorities include affordable housing, police accountability including de-escalation training, and ensuring local construction benefits the community instead of a few developers.

    Artman has earned strong support from our Progressive Voters Guide partners, as well as progressive elected and community leaders. Artman is the best choice in the race for Tacoma City Council, Position 5.

    Anne Artman

    Anne Artman is running for Tacoma City Council, Position 5. She is the founder and executive director of the Tacoma Recovery Center and previously served as the program manager of the Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center.

Spokane City Council

  • Evergreen Future
  • Naghmana Sherazi is running for Spokane City Council, District 1, Position 2. Since immigrating from Pakistan, Sherazi has become very active in the local community. She is a member of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, Refugee Connections of Spokane, and Greater Spokane Progress.

    Sherazi is running to increase representation and investment in Northeast Spokane and to push for stronger police reform. She wants to empower the city's Ombudsman's Office to hold police officers accountable and improve safety for all residents. In addition, she would like to shift some 911 responses to mental health crisis responders instead of armed police officers. Sherazi supports extending the eviction moratorium and would eliminate single-family zoning in the city to increase the number of affordable housing options. In addition, she advocates for using parts of the Northtown Mall as apartments for people experiencing homelessness.

    Naghmana Sherazi

    Naghmana Sherazi is running for Spokane City Council, District 1, Position 2. Since immigrating from Pakistan, Sherazi has become very active in the local community.

  • Endorsed By: Fuse, Sage Leaders, SEIU 775, Washington Conservation Voters, Housing Action Fund , Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Luc Jasmin III is also running for Spokane City Council, Position 2 in District 1. Jasmin is the co-owner of Parkview Early Learning Center and recently served as president of the Washington Child Care Centers Association.

    Jasmin's top campaign priorities are expanding affordable child care, supporting small businesses, and expanding affordable housing. He is concerned about displacement and gentrification in Northeast Spokane and wants to improve outreach to renters and reduce barriers to accessing resources for people to stay in their homes. In addition, he supports stronger protections against evictions and wants to change zoning laws to allow for building more affordable multi-family homes.

    Luc Jasmin III

    Luc Jasmin III is also running for Spokane City Council, Position 2 in District 1. Jasmin is the co-owner of Parkview Early Learning Center and recently served as president of the Washington Child Care Centers Association.

  • Endorsed By: Fuse, SEIU 775, SEIU Local 925 , Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Evergreen Future
  • Lacrecia "Lu" Hill is running for Spokane City Council, District 3, Position 2. Hill serves as the board president of Spectrum LGBTQIA2+ Center and represents the center on the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition board. She is also on the Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) board and Washington state's LGBTQ+ Commission's Economic Development Committee.

    Hill's platform is focused on expanding affordable housing, improving public safety, and responsibly managing growth. If elected, Hill would push to expand tenants' rights by making it harder to be evicted, preventing discrimination, and making it easier for tenants to organize together. She believes that Spokane must concentrate the city's rapid growth downtown to prevent further sprawl and improve transit service for city residents. Finally, Hill supports investing more in caseworkers so that armed police officers are not responding to incidents involving mental health crises.

    Lacrecia "Lu" Hill

    Lacrecia "Lu" Hill is running for Spokane City Council, District 3, Position 2. Hill serves as the board president of Spectrum LGBTQIA2+ Center and represents the center on the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition board.

  • Endorsed By: Fuse, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Sage Leaders, SEIU 775, Housing Action Fund , Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Alliance for Gun Responsibility