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Washington Conservation Voters

Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) is the political voice for the environment. WCV ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. Through our work, WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.

County Races

Depending on where you live, you may have the below county races on your ballot.

  • Community leader Hector Hinojosa is running to serve District 1 on the Clark County Council. Hinojosa has spent over 40 years in the semiconductor industry and he founded the Community Roots Collaborative, a local organization that built 20 tiny homes for people experiencing housing insecurity. Additionally, he serves on the Clark College Social Equity Advisory Committee and advises the county sheriff’s office.

    Hinojosa is running on a platform that emphasizes keeping people housed, smart development, and making sure law enforcement treats everyone with dignity and respect. If elected, he wants to address climate change, racial inequities at the county level, and aging public transportation infrastructure. In this race, Hinojosa is supported by the local Democrats and progressive elected officials.

    Glen Yung is running against Hinojosa in District 1. After a career in finance, Yung began a local remodeling company and he also serves on the executive board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is running on a vague platform to steward our natural resources, increase affordable housing, and invest in public safety.

    Hinojosa is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote to represent District 1 on the Clark County Council.

    Hector Hinojosa

    Community leader Hector Hinojosa is running to serve District 1 on the Clark County Council. Hinojosa has spent over 40 years in the semiconductor industry and he founded the Community Roots Collaborative, a local organization that built 20 tiny homes for people experiencing housing insecurity.

    Hector Hinojosa

    Community leader Hector Hinojosa is running to serve District 1 on the Clark County Council. Hinojosa has spent over 40 years in the semiconductor industry and he founded the Community Roots Collaborative, a local organization that built 20 tiny homes for people experiencing housing insecurity.

  • Chartisha Roberts is running to be the Clark County Councilor in District 2. Roberts has worked in the health care and transportation sectors working in human resources. She is a community leader with extensive experience working on youth mentoring, equity issues, and food bank services.

    Roberts is running to put her administrative and leadership skills to use making Clark County a safe place to live where all residents have the opportunity to thrive. Her priorities include putting public health first, investing in a resilient local economy, and addressing the affordability crisis to make sure people in Clark County can access stable housing.

    Roberts is running against Michelle Belkot, a veteran and federal procurement manager running on a vague, conservative platform that fails to address the most pressing needs of Clark County residents. Last year, she ran unsuccessfully for Vancouver School Board on a MAGA campaign to oppose masks and COVID safety protocols for our students and promote misinformation in our students’ history books.

    We recommend Chartisha Roberts for District 2 on the Clark County Council because of her community-centric vision and the support she has earned from partner organizations.

    Chartisha Roberts

    Chartisha Roberts is running to be the Clark County Councilor in District 2. Roberts has worked in the health care and transportation sectors working in human resources. She is a community leader with extensive experience working on youth mentoring, equity issues, and food bank services.

    Chartisha Roberts

    Chartisha Roberts is running to be the Clark County Councilor in District 2. Roberts has worked in the health care and transportation sectors working in human resources. She is a community leader with extensive experience working on youth mentoring, equity issues, and food bank services.

  • Democratic commissioner Janet St. Clair is running for re-election to District 3 on the Island County Commission where she has served for the last four years. Additionally, St. Clair chairs the Board of Health and is involved in nonprofit and other community board leadership, including previously serving as the executive director for Sound Water Stewards.

    As a commissioner, St. Clair has worked hard to protect health care access in the county, invest in public broadband access, create the Affordable Housing Task Force on Camano Island, and address the climate crisis. If re-elected, she wants to focus on being responsive and available to the community. St. Clair would also continue expanding broadband access, protecting our local ecosystem for generations to come, creating affordable housing options and child care services, and bringing living-wage jobs to Island County.

    Clair's challenger, Timothy Hazelo, is a flight simulation technician running on a conservative platform that points blame rather than offering any policy solutions that would benefit our communities. If elected, he would seek to cut community funding that benefits health care access, stable housing, quality schools, and parks.

    Janet St. Clair is the clear choice in this race. She deserves your vote to remain as the District 3 commissioner.

    Janet St. Clair

    Democratic commissioner Janet St. Clair is running for re-election to District 3 on the Island County Commission where she has served for the last four years. Additionally, St.

    Janet St. Clair

    Democratic commissioner Janet St. Clair is running for re-election to District 3 on the Island County Commission where she has served for the last four years. Additionally, St.

  • Lakewood City Council member Linda Farmer is running for Pierce County auditor. Outside city council work, Farmer is the chief communications officer for the state’s Department of Enterprise Services and previously worked for the county library system. She is an active community leader serving on the South Sound Housing Affordability Partners board and Washington’s Sex Offender Policy Board.

    Farmer is running to ensure the auditor’s office operates as efficiently and transparently as possible. She wants to expand voter access through increased drop box availability, multi-language services, and civic engagement education. Farmer also wants to modernize the office so that records and license services can be as quick and efficient as possible for residents.

    Farmer is running against Deryl McCarty, the former deputy county auditor. He is a conservative who has the endorsement of the Pierce County Republican Party in this nonpartisan race. McCarty’s platform is based on MAGA conspiracies of election fraud and he dangerously stokes mistrust in our democratic institutions.

    We recommend Linda Farmer in this race because of her experience in public service and her support from elected leaders.

    Linda Farmer

    Lakewood City Council member Linda Farmer is running for Pierce County auditor. Outside city council work, Farmer is the chief communications officer for the state’s Department of Enterprise Services and previously worked for the county library system.

    Linda Farmer

    Lakewood City Council member Linda Farmer is running for Pierce County auditor. Outside city council work, Farmer is the chief communications officer for the state’s Department of Enterprise Services and previously worked for the county library system.

  • Democrat

    Robyn Denson

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  • Gig Harbor City Council member Robyn Denson is running for Pierce County Council in District 7. She is campaigning to fill Derek Young’s seat when he leaves the council this year because of term limits. Denson has been an active and effective council member in Gig Harbor. She is also a small business owner who works in real estate, hosts a local radio show, and has served on a number of community boards focusing on schools, parks, and equity.

    Denson has worked hard to build equitable economic opportunity in the county. One of her top priorities is addressing the housing crisis, where she plans to draw on her experience as a nonpartisan housing analyst in the state House to implement real solutions. Denson is also running to protect our environment, bring municipal broadband to the region, invest in public transit, and increase access to mental health resources.

    Denson is running against Air Force veteran and human resources manager Paula Lonergan. Her campaign platform mirrors that of many Republicans running this year. She blames the county’s issues on our neighbors who are struggling the most and would rather cut social support services than make investments in our communities so we can all thrive.

    Denson is the best choice for Pierce County Council, District 7.

    Robyn Denson

    Gig Harbor City Council member Robyn Denson is running for Pierce County Council in District 7. She is campaigning to fill Derek Young’s seat when he leaves the council this year because of term limits. Denson has been an active and effective council member in Gig Harbor.

    Robyn Denson

    Gig Harbor City Council member Robyn Denson is running for Pierce County Council in District 7. She is campaigning to fill Derek Young’s seat when he leaves the council this year because of term limits. Denson has been an active and effective council member in Gig Harbor.

  • Chris Jordan is a managing attorney in the Spokane division of the state attorney general’s office and is now running for Spokane County Commission in District 1. Jordan specializes in child safety cases as an attorney and worked with Columbia Legal Services to pass bipartisan legislation to support children and families experiencing housing insecurity. His other community leadership experience includes volunteering with Spokane River Cleanup and West Central Dinner Table.

    Jordan is running on a platform to invest in child care, strengthen the county’s middle class, alleviate traffic congestion in the region, and take action on the climate crisis to safeguard the local environment for generations to come. By expanding access to the basics like rent, groceries, gas, and prescription medications, he will work to make the county a place where everyone can build a healthy life.

    Jordan is running against Republican Kim Plese. She previously owned a small business that offered printing and marketing services. She is running for commissioner on a conservative platform that disregards much-needed community investments in health care, housing, and schools in favor of putting more funding towards larger, militarized police forces.

    Chris Jordan is the clear choice in this race and deserves your vote for Spokane County Commissioner, District 1.

    Chris Jordan

    Chris Jordan is a managing attorney in the Spokane division of the state attorney general’s office and is now running for Spokane County Commission in District 1.

    Chris Jordan

    Chris Jordan is a managing attorney in the Spokane division of the state attorney general’s office and is now running for Spokane County Commission in District 1.

  • Amber Waldref is running for Spokane County commissioner in District 2 to make the county a place where everyone can thrive. She served on the Spokane City Council for two terms and founded Priority Spokane, a data-driven organization that aims to increase local high school graduation rates and decrease family homelessness. She also currently serves on the Spokane Housing Authority board and the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force.

    While on the city council, Waldref was a leader on several important issues, including boosts for small businesses, working to clean up the Spokane River, and the ballot campaign to create the new all-electric rapid transit City Line. The former councilwoman now wants to bring that energy to the county level to protect the environment, empower youth, collaborate regionally on homelessness, and more.

    She differs from her conservative opponent in her proactive approach to safety, stating that a new jail is both incredibly expensive to the community and doesn't necessarily reduce crime in any way. Waldref would prefer to see innovative community programming to reduce crime and invest in kids and adults. She points to programs like the Carl Maxey Center and the Spokane Regional Stabilization Center as two ways to address racial disparities in the legal system and keep our communities safe.

    Waldref is running against Michael Cathcart, who has served on the Spokane City Council since 2020. Previously, he was an aide for the very conservative Republican Sen. Michael Baumgartner, who voters may remember for his anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion stances. As former executive director of the pro-business Better Spokane, Cathcart's campaign coffers and agenda are flooded with big developer money. He takes a conservative and hypocritical stance on issues like the possibility of a new jail, stating that "jail is going to make you a better criminal" but also advocating for building an expensive new one.

    Waldref is experienced and ready for the challenge of bringing progressive leadership to the commission. Vote Waldref for Spokane County Commission, District 2.

    Amber Waldref

    Amber Waldref is running for Spokane County commissioner in District 2 to make the county a place where everyone can thrive.

    Amber Waldref

    Amber Waldref is running for Spokane County commissioner in District 2 to make the county a place where everyone can thrive.

  • Maggie Yates is running for Spokane County Commission, District 5 to improve the health of families, support affordable housing, and expand economic opportunity for all. She has served as Spokane County's regional law and justice administrator where she has been a leader on criminal legal reform. Some of her projects and recommendations for the local legal system have included remote court access, expanded data analytics, and an intake and release center.

    Yates wants to see more investment in housing that everyone can access, including rental assistance, programs for first-time buyers, and more. She also wants to see expanded apprenticeship programs to help the local workforce, as well as expanded mental health care and child care. In our local council's questionnaire, Yates states that she's looking forward to repairing and investing in relationships with tribes, community partners, and jurisdictions. She believes that the best way forward on quality child care, clean water and air, better broadband, and more is to work together.

    Yates' opponent is Spokane County Commissioner Al French, who is essentially the incumbent for this newly-created district. French served eight years on the Spokane City Council from 2002 to 2009 and has been on the county commission since then. He is a conservative developer with a combative style and a history of ethical problems. French alienated local cities by promoting aggressive urban sprawl and caused them to opt-out of a regional garbage system that has cost the county millions in revenue.

    The differences between these two candidates are stark. While Yates is seeking a regional response to homelessness, including more affordable housing and community-based resources, French states that the county has done enough on homelessness already. While Yates is prepared to continue her work on reform and reducing recidivism with focused programs, French wants to avoid the root of the problem and pour millions into building a new jail.

    Spokane County families need a representative like Yates on the council who will work hard and bring people together to move our region forward. Maggie Yates is the clear choice in this race.

    Maggie Yates

    Maggie Yates is running for Spokane County Commission, District 5 to improve the health of families, support affordable housing, and expand economic opportunity for all.

    Maggie Yates

    Maggie Yates is running for Spokane County Commission, District 5 to improve the health of families, support affordable housing, and expand economic opportunity for all.

  • Danielle Garbe Reser is running a write-in campaign to challenge two Republicans for the Walla Walla County Commissioner seat in District 3. Reser joined the race to give voters a Democratic choice in the general election. She is a former diplomat and CEO of a private foundation that makes community investments in local economic development. Reser ran for state Senate in 2020 on a progressive platform and serves the community in a number of board and volunteer roles.

    Reser is exceptionally well-qualified, having dedicated her career to community leadership, public service, and making Walla Walla a better place for everyone to live. Her top priorities in this race include economic growth that helps us all, expanded health care access for all, a strong democracy, and an accountable government. She wants to defend our right to choose whether and when to grow our families, and will also prioritize modernizing government operations to save taxpayer dollars and improve efficiency.

    There are two Republicans in this race: Darren Goble and Gunner Fulmer. Goble works in the agricultural sector and has served as a local school board director and fire commissioner. Though Goble’s campaign platform is sparse, he supports cutting funds that go to community services and public infrastructure and is running with Republican values.

    Fulmer is the administrative sergeant for the Walla Walla Police Department and previously served in the military and for the local fire department. He is running on a Trump-inspired “law-and-order” platform that advocates for militarizing and expanding local police forces in order to put more people behind bars. His reactionary approach to public safety won’t make us safer and ignores what will: ensuring everyone has affordable housing, health care access, food on the table, and living-wage jobs.

    Reser is the best choice in this race. In the line designated for write-in candidates under Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 3, write “Danielle Garbe Reser” and fill in the oval beside it.

    Danielle Garbe Reser

    Danielle Garbe Reser is running a write-in campaign to challenge two Republicans for the Walla Walla County Commissioner seat in District 3. Reser joined the race to give voters a Democratic choice in the general election.

    Danielle Garbe Reser

    Danielle Garbe Reser is running a write-in campaign to challenge two Republicans for the Walla Walla County Commissioner seat in District 3. Reser joined the race to give voters a Democratic choice in the general election.

  • Dulce Gutierrez is running for the open District 2 seat on the Yakima County Commission. This year, all three seats are open with new maps due to a lawsuit that alleged Latinos were disenfranchised by Yakima County's voting system. Gutierrez, a former Yakima City Council member, wants to deliver more economic opportunity, improve community safety, and expand affordable housing. She worked for seven years for the Washington State Labor Council and volunteers for the boards of the YWCA of Yakima, Planned Parenthood, and other organizations.

    Her vision of the county is one in which residents' quality of life keeps up with economic change. Gutierrez wants to invest in roads and renewable energy like solar to boost business and make sure that new housing can be built. She also wants to improve water access for farmers. Gutierrez believes that new zoning changes, like allowing homeowners to add housing units to their properties, will help alleviate the housing crunch and provide income to families.

    Gutierrez's opponent in this race is Republican Kyle Curtis, who is running as a moderate on a cautious platform. While both candidates say that a countywide emergency response radio system and a regional crime lab should be supported, Gutierrez goes a step further and wants to see more funding for crime prevention efforts, including recreational programs for youth. While Curtis says that the county should focus on mental health and substance abuse in working with its homeless residents, Gutierrez says that service providers are already giving assistance and more affordable housing will be crucial for helping people find permanent residences.

    Gutierrez's strong experience on the city council and progressive credentials make her the best choice in this race.

    Dulce Gutierrez

    Dulce Gutierrez is running for the open District 2 seat on the Yakima County Commission. This year, all three seats are open with new maps due to a lawsuit that alleged Latinos were disenfranchised by Yakima County's voting system.

    Dulce Gutierrez

    Dulce Gutierrez is running for the open District 2 seat on the Yakima County Commission. This year, all three seats are open with new maps due to a lawsuit that alleged Latinos were disenfranchised by Yakima County's voting system.

Legislative Races

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

  • Democrat

    Davina Duerr

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  • Incumbent Rep. Davina Duerr is running for re-election to Position 1 in the 1st Legislative District. Duerr joined the House in 2019 when she replaced Derek Stanford who moved to the Senate. Prior to joining the Legislature, she served as deputy city mayor from 2016 to 2019 while on the Bothell City Council, where she still serves in an at-large position. She also chaired the Bothell Landmark Preservation Board for eight years and founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign at the Northshore Schools Foundation to support students experiencing homelessness.

    In the Legislature, Duerr has sponsored an impressive slate of progressive legislation. Most recently, she supported bills to make sure all Washingtonians pay their share in taxes and to reduce gun violence caused by homemade guns. Duerr has worked to increase affordable housing options, invest in public schools, and ensure environmental protection.

    Duerr's opponent is Republican John Peeples, who unsuccessfully ran for Seattle City Council in 2019 and state representative in the 43rd Legislative District in 2018. This year, he is running again largely to fight against public health requirements that kept Washingtonians safe during the pandemic. Peeples does not have elected or community leadership experience.

    Duerr has been a strong and consistent progressive leader in the House and deserves re-election to Position 1 of the 1st Legislative District.

    Davina Duerr

    Incumbent Rep. Davina Duerr is running for re-election to Position 1 in the 1st Legislative District. Duerr joined the House in 2019 when she replaced Derek Stanford who moved to the Senate.

    Davina Duerr

    Incumbent Rep. Davina Duerr is running for re-election to Position 1 in the 1st Legislative District. Duerr joined the House in 2019 when she replaced Derek Stanford who moved to the Senate.

  • Rep. Shelley Kloba is seeking re-election to Position 2 representing the 1st Legislative District. Kloba was elected to the Legislature in 2016 and previously served a three-year term on the Kirkland City Council and a four-year term on the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been involved in community projects such as the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration, and brings a particular eye for consumer protections and boosting opportunities for working people.

    Kloba has championed many issues in the Legislature, such as data privacy, gun safety, and treating gambling addiction as a health issue. She was the prime sponsor of a bill that extended the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council, which increases opportunities for students from low-income backgrounds. She also sponsored successful legislation this year to expand coverage of the paid family and medical leave program, improve public contracting opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses, and more.

    Her challenger this year is Republican real estate agent Jerry Buccola, who is running to deny Washingtonians the freedom to access safe, legal abortions. He states that we would also repeal the governor's emergency powers and the growth management act, two reactionary and politically-driven ideas with far-reaching consequences beyond this election cycle. As of late October, he has no campaign website or other policy priorities to review.

    We recommend Rep. Kloba for re-election so she can continue fighting for progressive values at the state level. She deserves your vote in the 1st Legislative District.

    Shelley Kloba

    Rep. Shelley Kloba is seeking re-election to Position 2 representing the 1st Legislative District. Kloba was elected to the Legislature in 2016 and previously served a three-year term on the Kirkland City Council and a four-year term on the Kirkland Parks Board.

    Shelley Kloba

    Rep. Shelley Kloba is seeking re-election to Position 2 representing the 1st Legislative District. Kloba was elected to the Legislature in 2016 and previously served a three-year term on the Kirkland City Council and a four-year term on the Kirkland Parks Board.

  • Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running for re-election to Position 1 in the 3rd Legislative District. Prior to joining the House in 2013, Riccelli worked as a senior policy aide to state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown. Outside of the Legislature, he also works as the project manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane and as an advisory board member for the Northside YMCA.

    In Olympia, Riccelli has sponsored key progressive legislation such as bills this session to ensure that all Washingtonians pay their share of taxes and to create more affordable housing options. Recently, he worked to pass the historic Move Ahead Washington transportation package that will benefit transit infrastructure, working families, and the environment.

    Early in the pandemic, Riccelli spearheaded the efforts of the Spokane Food Fighters in donating hundreds of meals to those in need. In the Legislature, Riccelli also sponsored the Hunger-Free Schools Act, which provides a bridge of federal funding for free breakfast to schools where nearly half of students' families are using public assistance.

    Challenging Riccelli is Republican Scotty Nicol, a musician and former assistant to Spokane mayor Nadine Woodward. Nicol is running on a vague, bullet-point agenda that includes standard Republican talking points from Olympia. His promise to help businesses echoes current Republican legislators' efforts to remove environmental regulations and deny workers a fair return on their work. Similarly, his blanket promise of lowering taxes doesn't address the state's regressive tax code - specifically, that the wealthy have avoided paying their share into quality schools, roads, healthcare, and other resources we all use.

    At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, we can't afford another Republican candidate who caters to businesses and refuses to address the needs of working people. Rep. Riccelli has worked hard during his time in the Legislature to advocate for community-centered legislation and progressive values. Riccelli has earned your vote for state House.

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running for re-election to Position 1 in the 3rd Legislative District. Prior to joining the House in 2013, Riccelli worked as a senior policy aide to state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown.

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running for re-election to Position 1 in the 3rd Legislative District. Prior to joining the House in 2013, Riccelli worked as a senior policy aide to state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown.

  • Incumbent Democrat Rep. Timm Ormsby is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 3rd Legislative District. He was first elected to the seat in 2003 and has worked on a wide range of progressive issues during his tenure in office. Outside of the Legislature, Ormsby is the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council and has worked for a number of labor organizations.

    In the House, Ormsby's policy goals include taking action on climate change that supports job growth and sustainable community development. Recently, he supported legislation to keep our communities safe from high-capacity firearms, as well as a bill to ensure cities and counties include affordable housing in their growth plans.

    Ormsby is running against Republican Natalie Poulson, a special education teacher who was one of a handful of Finch Elementary School teachers and administrators who refused to wear masks in class last year. Poulson is a Trump Republican who would promote misinformation in our schools, support militarized police forces in our communities, and offer tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy while working families continue to struggle to pay rent, afford medicine, and put food on the table.

    Rep. Ormsby has been a strong progressive leader and he deserves your vote for re-election to the 3rd Legislative District in House Position 2.

    Timm Ormsby

    Incumbent Democrat Rep. Timm Ormsby is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 3rd Legislative District. He was first elected to the seat in 2003 and has worked on a wide range of progressive issues during his tenure in office.

    Timm Ormsby

    Incumbent Democrat Rep. Timm Ormsby is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 3rd Legislative District. He was first elected to the seat in 2003 and has worked on a wide range of progressive issues during his tenure in office.

  • Democrat

    Bill Ramos

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  • Rep. Bill Ramos is running for re-election for 5th Legislative District, Position 1 to keep bringing people-first leadership to the district. He first joined the Legislature in 2019 after previously serving on the Issaquah City Council and working as a transportation consultant.

    Ramos is running to continue working to make our communities safer by strengthening police accountability measures, investing in public infrastructure, and protecting our local ecosystems. He is also prioritizing economic security and living affordability for the district by expanding housing options and addressing our state’s upside-down tax code.

    Ramos has already made progress on these issues in Olympia. In particular, he voted for the historic Move Ahead Washington package that will invest in increased transit access alongside much-needed upgrades to our transportation infrastructure.

    Ramos faces a challenge this year from Kenneth Moninski. He has spent his career in the aviation industry, running communications and media businesses. In 2020, he ran unsuccessfully for this same position on a shallow and conservative platform with an endorsement from the NRA. In this election, Moninski's campaign focuses on cutting the funding needed to deliver quality schools, affordable health care, and good-paying jobs that ensure all of our families can thrive.​

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

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos is running for re-election for 5th Legislative District, Position 1 to keep bringing people-first leadership to the district. He first joined the Legislature in 2019 after previously serving on the Issaquah City Council and working as a transportation consultant.

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos is running for re-election for 5th Legislative District, Position 1 to keep bringing people-first leadership to the district. He first joined the Legislature in 2019 after previously serving on the Issaquah City Council and working as a transportation consultant.

  • Democrat

    Lisa Callan

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  • Democrat Lisa Callan is running for re-election to Position 2 representing the 5th Legislative District, where she has served for the past three years. Before that, she served as both an elected member and president of the Issaquah School Board and worked in the private sector as an engineer and project manager.

    Callan has worked hard for positive change in Washington, including improving economic security for working families and investing in our youth and public education. This year, she was named an Advocate for Affordable Housing by Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County for her work to expand housing options for all. Callan introduced two bills to protect students’ mental health as well as legislation to promote safety from surgical smoke for both health care workers and patients. In this race, she has earned broad community endorsements due to her consistent leadership and progressive values.

    Republican Chad Magendanz is running once again for the Legislature, this time challenging Callan. He is a former Microsoft program manager who previously served as the president of the Issaquah School Board and in the state House from 2013 to 2017. Magendanz stepped down to run for state Senate in 2016, losing to Sen. Mark Mullet, and then ran again for state House in 2018 and lost to Rep. Bill Ramos.

    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 have reduced traffic gridlock on the I-405 corridor. Magendanz is running to cut corporate oversight laws that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Magendanz was proud of his "A" rating from the National Rifle Association during his last campaign, which raises questions about his willingness to keep our communities safe from gun violence.

    Rep. Callan is the clear choice in this race and deserves to be re-elected to Position 2 in the 5th Legislative District.

    Lisa Callan

    Democrat Lisa Callan is running for re-election to Position 2 representing the 5th Legislative District, where she has served for the past three years.

    Lisa Callan

    Democrat Lisa Callan is running for re-election to Position 2 representing the 5th Legislative District, where she has served for the past three years.

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  • Clyde Shavers is a first-time candidate running for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    Shavers’ top campaign issues are addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He has been a leader in helping people in his community access stable housing options, both at law school where he founded the Yale Coalition to End Homelessness, and in Mount Vernon where he volunteered with the Skagit Friendship House. Additionally, he has focused his legal advocacy on finding climate solutions so that all American communities have access to clean drinking water, healthy forests, and safe air, now and for generations to come. If elected, Shavers also wants to work towards quality education, affordable health care, reproductive freedom, and support for veterans.

    Shavers is challenging Republican Rep. Greg Gilday, an attorney and realtor who has pushed a very conservative agenda since joining the Legislature in 2021. This year, Gilday voted against legislation to protect Washington’s environment for future generations and opposed a bill to keep our communities safe from gun violence. He fought against comprehensive sexual health education for students and he wants to redirect funding away from community services that help Washingtonians afford the basics in order to further militarize and expand police forces.

    Shavers is facing allegations late in the cycle that he exaggerated some of the details of his military service. Although we do not condone such actions if true, we still believe that he would be a better representative based on Gilday’s track record.

    Clyde Shavers is the best choice in this race for House Position 1 in the 10th Legislative District.

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is a first-time candidate running for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is a first-time candidate running for the 10th Legislative District, Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

  • Democrat

    Dave Paul

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  • Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. The incumbent first joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

    Paul has been an advocate for working families and improving our transportation system in office. He was a co-sponsor of last year’s Working Families Tax Credit which puts cash directly into the hands of working Washingtonians. This session, he supported the Move Ahead Washington package to improve public transportation infrastructure and access. Looking forward, Paul wants to invest in giving Washington’s youth the educational and mental health resources they need to succeed.

    Republican Karen Lesetmoe is challenging Paul for state House. She is a real estate broker and Navy veteran. Lesetmoe does not have a detailed agenda but she pits her campaign against the state's economic recovery programs that help keep working families afloat. Lesetmoe has echoed Republican talking points about crime while ignoring the investments our communities need to be safe.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. The incumbent first joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. The incumbent first joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

  • Progressive incumbent Rep. David Hackney is running for a second term representing the 11th Legislative District in Position 1. Before joining the Legislature, Hackney spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, including at the U.N., and worked at a handful of progressive organizations that focused on environmental protections and workers' rights. In 2019, he was appointed to the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Inslee.

    This past session, three of Hackney's bills were signed into law. His legislation protected the sensitive information of currently or formerly incarcerated Washingtonians, created a tax exemption for organizations maintaining affordable housing, and increased access to electricity as a transportation fuel for all Washingtonians. Hackney is running for re-election to continue investing in a clean energy future, tackling the housing crisis, and building safe and economically secure communities.

    His challenger this year is Republican precinct committee officer Stephanie Peters, who is running under the extreme Election Integrity Party mantle. Her main priority is to question election security, echoing the messages of MAGA Republicans who are trying to overturn the will of the people in the last presidential election. As of late October, Peters does not have a functioning campaign website to detail her priorities.

    Rep. Hackney is by far the best choice in this race for his experience and his effective first session as a legislator.

    G. David Hackney

    Progressive incumbent Rep. David Hackney is running for a second term representing the 11th Legislative District in Position 1.

    G. David Hackney

    Progressive incumbent Rep. David Hackney is running for a second term representing the 11th Legislative District in Position 1.

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  • Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Outside of the Legislature, he teaches high school in the Renton School District and previously owned a small business.

    Bergquist's legislative priority is making community investments to continue economic recovery, particularly for students, working families, and small businesses. This year, Bergquist introduced bills to help with shortages in school staffing and provide career advancement opportunities for public school paraeducators. As a union member, Bergquist has been a consistent advocate for creating living-wage jobs in the 11th Legislative District, and has worked to increase youth voter turnout by allowing 16- and 17-years old to pre-register to vote so that they can be civically engaged and ready to vote by the time they're eligible.

    Bergquist faces a challenge from Republican Jeanette Burrage. She served on the Des Moines City Council from 2012 to 2015 and as a state representative in 1981. Burrage has run for multiple other positions throughout the years, including failed campaigns for Legislature in the 33rd District in 2014 and for Highline School Board in 2019.

    Unfortunately, she wants to bring a slate of regressive policies to Olympia. With only a bare-bones website and no detailed policy agenda available as of late October, Burrage's primary concern based on her official voters' guide statement seems to be denying kids a modern education. Every child, no matter their zip code, background, or race, deserves to see themselves and their experiences in history. Writing race out of the school agenda doesn't help children, it simply erases many of them and denies them the chance to learn about the cultures and experiences of different people.

    Rep. Bergquist's work to improve the lives of students, working people, and families in the district make him by far the best choice in this race.

    Steve Bergquist

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

    Steve Bergquist

    Incumbent Rep. Steve Bergquist is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 11th Legislative District. Bergquist is a former deputy majority floor leader and currently serves as the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

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  • Laurene Contreras is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Corry for the 14th Legislative District, Position 1 without a party preference. Contreras works for the Yakama Nation as an administrator for environmental restoration, waste management, and cleanup projects. She grew up on the Yakama Reservation and has been a community leader on issues at the intersection of tribal sovereignty and environmental stewardship for years. Contreras is running on a general platform to support families and the district with community problem-solving and bipartisan collaboration.

    Corry joined the Legislature in 2019 and continues to work as an insurance broker outside of public office. In 2020, he was one of four Republican lawmakers who sued Gov. Inslee for his stay-at-home order during the height of the pandemic. Recently, Corry voted against a number of progressive bills including legislation to update the state’s carbon goals and a bill to keep our communities safe from high-capacity firearms.

    We recommend Laurene Contreras for House Position 1.

    Laurene Contreras

    Laurene Contreras is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Corry for the 14th Legislative District, Position 1 without a party preference. Contreras works for the Yakama Nation as an administrator for environmental restoration, waste management, and cleanup projects.

    Laurene Contreras

    Laurene Contreras is challenging Republican incumbent Chris Corry for the 14th Legislative District, Position 1 without a party preference. Contreras works for the Yakama Nation as an administrator for environmental restoration, waste management, and cleanup projects.

  • Democrat Terri Niles is running for Position 1 in the 17th Legislative District to replace Republican Vicki Kraft, who vacated this seat to run against Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. Niles is a labor organizer who has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse. She is also a Clark County charter review commissioner and president of the Clark County Democratic Women, among other leadership roles.

    Niles supports increasing apprenticeship and trade programs, strengthening the workforce, creating clean energy solutions, and supporting local businesses. She notes that as the community recovers from the pandemic, some of the most important investments to make include affordable child care, building more affordable housing, and ensuring that environmental and physical health care receive strong investments.

    Kevin Waters is the owner of the Backwoods Brewing company and a former commissioner of the Port of Skamania. Waters is against reproductive freedom and has an endorsement from an anti-choice PAC that is also pushing the stolen election lies perpetuated by far-right media since 2020. He states that he will reduce business regulations and pour more money into law enforcement if elected.

    The district needs investment and care as communities begin to recover from the pandemic, not pandering to the worst parts of the right-wing agenda. Vote Terri Niles for state representative in the 17th Legislative District.

    Terri Niles

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for Position 1 in the 17th Legislative District to replace Republican Vicki Kraft, who vacated this seat to run against Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. Niles is a labor organizer who has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse.

    Terri Niles

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for Position 1 in the 17th Legislative District to replace Republican Vicki Kraft, who vacated this seat to run against Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. Niles is a labor organizer who has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse.

  • John Zingale is a first-time candidate running for the 18th Legislative District, Position 1 to bring a progressive voice to the seat vacated by Rep. Brandon Vick. Zingale is a middle school social studies teacher in the public school system. He has earned state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement and he serves on educational boards.

    Zingale’s campaign priorities are based on the everyday conversations he has with students and families in the district. He is running to bring municipal broadband to the region, invest in our schools to prepare all our kids to succeed, and help local businesses thrive. Zingale also believes we need to build more affordable housing options, create more living-wage jobs, and break the cycle of generational poverty by addressing the high cost of living with community services.

    Stephanie McClintock, a member of the Battle Ground School Board and chair of the Clark County Republican Party, is also vying for the 18th Legislative District seat. McClintock is running on a typically conservative platform to cut public funding that helps improve schools, transit, parks, and community services while spending more further militarizing and expanding police forces. McClintock is also campaigning on divisive rhetoric about school curriculums and wants to erase some of our communities from the history books.

    Zingale is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote to bring progressive leadership to House Position 1 representing the 18th Legislative District.

    John Zingale

    John Zingale is a first-time candidate running for the 18th Legislative District, Position 1 to bring a progressive voice to the seat vacated by Rep. Brandon Vick. Zingale is a middle school social studies teacher in the public school system.

    John Zingale

    John Zingale is a first-time candidate running for the 18th Legislative District, Position 1 to bring a progressive voice to the seat vacated by Rep. Brandon Vick. Zingale is a middle school social studies teacher in the public school system.

  • Sen. Marko Liias has been of the state's best progressive advocates for youth and future-focused transit. He was first elected to the Mukilteo City Council in 2005 before being appointed to the state House in 2007, and finally the state Senate in 2014.

    As the Democratic Senate floor leader, Liias has led the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and created a student loan bill of rights. In the 2022 session, Liias led on a major transportation package that will expand trails, fund ferries and high speed rail, and let kids ride free on public transportation across the state. He also sponsored bills limiting the sale of high-capacity gun magazines and expanding student loan forgiveness. His past legislative accomplishments include passing a ban on the inhumane practice of conversion therapy and creating a new state financial aid program for undocumented students.

    After running for Edmonds City Council last year and losing to Will Chen, Republican Janelle Cass is now challenging Liias for state Senate. Her housing plans would not produce enough homes to offer relief to renters and homeowners in the district who are struggling with rising costs. The homelessness policies Cass proposes focus on attempting to arrest our way out of the problem.

    Our communities need a leader who believes everyone deserves a fair shot at a home with a door that locks and access to services. Liias has been a strong force for progress in the Legislature and is by far the best choice in this race.

    Marko Liias

    Sen. Marko Liias has been of the state's best progressive advocates for youth and future-focused transit. He was first elected to the Mukilteo City Council in 2005 before being appointed to the state House in 2007, and finally the state Senate in 2014.

    Marko Liias

    Sen. Marko Liias has been of the state's best progressive advocates for youth and future-focused transit. He was first elected to the Mukilteo City Council in 2005 before being appointed to the state House in 2007, and finally the state Senate in 2014.

  • Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years where he proved to be a capable and thoughtful leader.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills. This year, Peterson sponsored legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and restrict guns in certain public locations like school board meetings. He also sponsored the wealth tax, which would finally make Washington's extremely wealthy pay their share for the resources that we all use, and he supported the middle housing bill to expand housing around transit.

    In previous years, Peterson was a sponsor of Breakfast Before the Bell, which provides meals for hungry students. In 2018, he was the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Medicine Back Act, an innovative program to limit the usage of unused and expired prescriptions in Washington communities.

    Peterson faces a challenge from Republican Amy Schaper. She has previously stated that she opposes reproductive freedom and comprehensive, age-appropriate sexual health education. In this race, she is running on a typically conservative platform that does not serve the needs of the community.

    Peterson is the clear choice for Legislature in this race.

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years where he proved to be a capable and thoughtful leader.

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years where he proved to be a capable and thoughtful leader.

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  • Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She is a mental health counselor in the Everett School District and an active member of the community focusing on childhood education and strengthening health services.

    Since joining the House in 2009, Rep. Ortiz-Self has emerged as a progressive champion for improving the health and wellbeing of youth and families across Washington. She is co-chair of the state’s Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee and serves on the National Council of State Legislators' Education Committee as well.

    This year, she was the prime sponsor of the bill to prevent the state from contracting with private prisons, and also supported the successful bill to reduce the sale of high-capacity gun magazines. Previously, Ortiz-Self was the prime sponsor of bills to increase student access to counselors and provide resources for homeless college students. If re-elected, she wants to continue strongly funding education, increase resources for mental wellness, and pass more evidence-based gun violence prevention legislation.

    Ortiz-Self's opponent is Republican Petra Bigea, who unsuccessfully challenged Ortiz-Self in 2018. She is running on a vague MAGA Republican platform to prioritize corporations and the wealthy and to chip away at some of our civil rights. Like many Republicans this year, she is trying to turn us against schools and teachers by injecting politics into the classroom and seeking to deny students an honest and accurate education.

    The district needs a serious representative who will protect the health and opportunities of everyone. Rep. Ortiz-Self has earned your vote in this race.

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She is a mental health counselor in the Everett School District and an active member of the community focusing on childhood education and strengthening health services.

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She is a mental health counselor in the Everett School District and an active member of the community focusing on childhood education and strengthening health services.

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  • Beth Doglio is running for Position 1 in the 22nd Legislative District to highlight the need for climate action, affordable health care, and more.

    Doglio was first elected to this seat in 2016 and stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress in the 10th District. During her congressional run, she expressed her support for a Green New Deal and Medicare for All, and she earned the sole endorsement of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Prior to running for office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    While in the Legislature, Doglio advocated for numerous climate and environmental bills, as well as legislation to protect sexual assault survivors and increase funding for affordable housing. If re-elected, Doglio would work to make greater investments in housing for the vulnerable, uphold the ban on assault weapons, increase wages for working people, and more.

    Doglio is running against Republican Loretta Byrnes. Leading up to the primary election, her campaign policies were broadly about reducing regulations on businesses, and she attributed an entire slate of social topics - the housing crisis, mental and behavioral health, and criminal reform - to an issue of “dependency.” Much of Byrnes' campaign post-primary election is focused on education, but her positions go against research on youth wellness and education experts. She does not approve of social learning, which helps kids develop healthy friendships and interpersonal skills. Byrnes also does not want universal preschool, which is sorely needed for working parents, nor does she approve of comprehensive sexual health education, which provides age-appropriate, medically accurate education about sex and healthy relationships.

    Doglio's work as a progressive leader in many areas during her previous two terms in office would be an asset to the district. Beth Doglio is the clear choice in this race.

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for Position 1 in the 22nd Legislative District to highlight the need for climate action, affordable health care, and more.

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for Position 1 in the 22nd Legislative District to highlight the need for climate action, affordable health care, and more.

  • Rep. Jessica Bateman is running for re-election to the state House after an outstanding first term of supporting housing solutions and Washington families. Before her election to the House in 2020, Bateman served on the Olympia City Council, on the city's planning commission, and as deputy mayor.

    This year Bateman was the prime sponsor for the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit. She was also a sponsor for accountability on ghost guns and prohibiting open carry in local government buildings where city council and school district board meetings take place.

    Bateman's challenger Republican Kate Plager is running on a vague agenda, one that is both conservative and lacking any deeper knowledge of the district or policy details. She states that she will reduce "wasteful" spending and continue to provide the same level of services, without evidence of what is wasteful or would be cut. Like other Republicans this cycle, she references being a law and order candidate in a fear-driven attempt to garner votes without a foundation of what she would improve for the community.

    Bateman's strong work on community safety, housing, and more has made her one of the rising stars in the Legislature. Rep. Bateman is by far the best choice in this race.

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running for re-election to the state House after an outstanding first term of supporting housing solutions and Washington families.

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running for re-election to the state House after an outstanding first term of supporting housing solutions and Washington families.

  • Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community. She also made history when she became the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate law school and be admitted to the Washington State Bar Association.

    Simmons' previous campaign in 2020 focused on criminal justice and legal reform, as well as fighting for more robust support for working people. In just her first two years in office, she has delivered in a big way. Her first piece of legislation in 2021 was automatic voter registration for formerly incarcerated people. In the 2022 session, Simmons sponsored legislation limiting ghost guns, voted to make the wealthy pay their share into our communities, and supported increasing housing options near transit. If re-elected, she wants to continue building on her success in expanding access to free and reduced-cost health care, restoring civil rights, and funding education.

    Her opponent, Republican Janell Hulst, is running on a party-line Republican platform this election. She wants to repeal police accountability measures passed in the Legislature, weaken oversight for corporations, and remove age-appropriate sex and health education from schools. She also is firmly against protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ youth and has no interest in helping flip our state's regressive tax code. This year, Hulst also attended a Kitsap County Public Health meeting to argue against doctors and public health officials trying to protect the community from the latest COVID omicron surge.

    Hulst's anti-science stances and pushes against the civil rights of her potential constituents put her at odds with Simmons, who has been a strong advocate for restoring civil rights, health care access, and the district's youth. Simmons is the clear choice for the 23rd District.

    Tarra Simmons

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community.

    Tarra Simmons

    Rep. Tarra Simmons is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District. Simmons is the founding director of Civil Survival, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate and become advocates for their community.

  • Rep. Drew Hansen is running for re-election to House Position 2, where he has represented the 23rd Legislative District since 2011. As a trial lawyer and former law professor, Hansen's focus on education and civil rights has greatly improved the lives of residents in his district for the past decade.

    Hansen helped expand the Olympic College engineering program for shipyard workers and sponsored legislation to protect marine jobs. Hansen has also supported fully funding the State Need Grant for low-income college students, as well as providing free and reduced college tuition for families earning less than $50,000 a year. One of Hansen's hallmark accomplishments in Olympia was passing a major gun safety law to prevent illegal purchases of firearms.

    Challenging Hansen from the right is Paige Jarquin. She ran for Central Kitsap school director in 2021, though she submitted no bio to the official voters' guide and lost in the primary.

    This year, Jarquin's platform remains thin on forward-thinking policies. She is seeking to repeal the Legislature's police accountability measures and pour more money into militarized police. Like many other Republicans this year, Jarquin's priorities don't mesh with the fact that many in the community are struggling to make rent and put food on the table. She refuses to address the state's upside-down tax code, which benefits the ultra-wealthy at the expense of low- and middle-income families. Jarquin also takes a vague stance on education, saying that what's taught in the classroom "isn't good" without offering any concrete policies or vision of her own.

    Hansen has been a reliable progressive vote in the House who has led on several important issues for the district and the state. Vote for Drew Hansen in the 23rd Legislative District.

    Drew Hansen

    Rep. Drew Hansen is running for re-election to House Position 2, where he has represented the 23rd Legislative District since 2011.

    Drew Hansen

    Rep. Drew Hansen is running for re-election to House Position 2, where he has represented the 23rd Legislative District since 2011.

  • Emily Randall is one of the Legislature's strongest advocates for expanding access to health care and protecting reproductive freedom. Prior to running for public office in 2018, Randall worked at Planned Parenthood, where she advocated for improving health outcomes for local underserved populations.

    Randall has been a productive legislator responsible for writing and passing a host of bills during her four years in office. Her accomplishments include raising the minimum wage for people with disabilities, eliminating disparities in medical training, and extending postpartum health care coverage. She also sponsored legislation that would have protected health care access for families in rural areas.

    Randall is running for re-election to reduce the cost of higher education and expand job training programs for graduating high school seniors. She also wants to expand access to affordable health care for Washington families.

    In stark contrast to Randall's record of building consensus to pass legislation, her opponent, Rep. Jesse Young, is one of the most extreme MAGA Republicans in Olympia. Young sponsored several bills aimed at eliminating abortion access long before the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. After the 2020 election, Young traveled to Arizona to promote Trump's election conspiracy that sought to overturn the will of the people. During the height of the pandemic, he promoted dangerous, anti-science lies that put lives at risk.

    Beyond his radical policy positions, Young also displayed serious lapses in judgment and character while in office. In 2017, Young was banned from managing legislative staff because of "a pattern of hostile and intimidating behavior" in his office. If elected to the Senate, Young can be expected to continue pushing a radical agenda that's far out of step with the people of the 26th Legislative District.

    As abortion and health care come under attack by conservatives both federally and at the state level, it is imperative that senators continue to expand coverage and make sure that health care is accessible for all. We strongly recommend a vote for Sen. Emily Randall in the 26th Legislative District.

    Emily Randall

    Emily Randall is one of the Legislature's strongest advocates for expanding access to health care and protecting reproductive freedom.

    Emily Randall

    Emily Randall is one of the Legislature's strongest advocates for expanding access to health care and protecting reproductive freedom.

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  • Adison Richards is a lawyer running for the 26th Legislative District, Position 1. Richards previously worked for the Northwest Justice Project, which provides free legal assistance for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, among others. Richards also volunteers extensively in the community, including the Downtown Waterfront Alliance, Harbor History Museum, Tacoma Pro-Bono, and Bremerton NAACP. He wants to bring a vision of opportunity for all to Olympia to ensure that everyone in the district, no matter what they do for work or where they live, has the tools they need to succeed.

    He believes public safety should include designated first responders with mental health training as well as more robust social services to address the underlying causes of crime, including the lack of affordable housing and job opportunities. He wants to support local shellfish farming, technical schools and apprenticeships, as well as expand rural broadband and fix local transportation issues, like the Fox Island bridge.

    His opponent, Spencer Hutchins, served on the Gig Harbor City Council from 2017 to 2019 and is the co-owner of a real estate company. Hutchins wants to repeal the clean fuel standard, which will improve air quality by reducing dirty transportation emissions, as well as the capital gains tax, which will make the extraordinarily wealthy in our state finally pay their share. He also wants to repeal the long-term care law, which would help the majority of residents in Washington who will eventually need caregiving for daily needs, especially seniors and vulnerable populations.

    Hutchins' reactionary agenda is endorsed by a slate of conservatives and Republicans, who are pouring money into this race. Notably, the Republican is also endorsed by representatives like Reps. Jesse Young and Jan Angel, two of the state's most anti-choice legislators who have repeatedly attempted advocated for restricting Washingtonians' freedom to choose if and when to have children.

    Richards is by far the best choice for Position 1 from the 26th Legislative District.

    Adison Richards

    Adison Richards is a lawyer running for the 26th Legislative District, Position 1. Richards previously worked for the Northwest Justice Project, which provides free legal assistance for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, among others.

    Adison Richards

    Adison Richards is a lawyer running for the 26th Legislative District, Position 1. Richards previously worked for the Northwest Justice Project, which provides free legal assistance for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, among others.

  • Nursing home administrator Matt Macklin is running for the 26th Legislative District, Position 2 to build healthier communities and advocate for workers.

    He notes that the fragile and underfunded systems of healthcare and housing buckled under the strain of the pandemic. He believes the Legislature can do more to retain skilled workers, including more fair reimbursement for mid-level providers. He also believes that investment into broadband internet and green energy would help grow the economy in the right direction. Macklin wants to see training centers for trade jobs, including health trades but also electricians, teachers, and more.

    His opponent is Republican incumbent Michelle Caldier, who has stood in opposition of progressive policies more often in recent years. In 2022, she opposed legislation to expand access to reproductive health care and opposed commonsense gun safety legislation, including prohibiting the sale of high capacity gun magazines. In past years, she voted against prohibiting discrimination based on immigration status or citizenship and she opposed automatic voter registration, which makes it easier for eligible citizens to vote.

    Macklin is the best choice in this race.

    Matt Macklin

    Nursing home administrator Matt Macklin is running for the 26th Legislative District, Position 2 to build healthier communities and advocate for workers.

    Matt Macklin

    Nursing home administrator Matt Macklin is running for the 26th Legislative District, Position 2 to build healthier communities and advocate for workers.

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  • Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes. She now serves as the first woman and LBGTQ+ speaker of the House in Washington.

    Jinkins consistently advocates for the wealthy to pay their share and provide the resources our communities need to thrive. Recently, she has pledged to protect the right to abortion in Washington state since Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the conservative Supreme Court majority. In previous sessions, Jinkins sponsored bills to improve education funding and secure resources for a new health clinic in Hilltop that serves low-income patients.

    Jinkins' opponent this year is Republican Jalonnie Givens-Jackson. He describes himself as a MAGA enthusiast and liberal gang member turned conservative activist. His policy points are mostly slogans: Authorize Policing, Accountability in Government, and Family Structure is Everything. Givens-Jackson states that he wants to "fully arm law enforcement" and roll back police accountability measures made at the state level. He also wants to see the capital gains tax repealed - one of the few measures that will finally make the state's ultrawealthy pay their share.

    Givens-Jackson's plans to empower the state's richest residents and continue to pour money into militarized police don't speak to the needs of the vast majority in the district. Speaker Jinkins is an integral part of progressive advocacy in the state and has worked hard to improve life for all in the district and the state. She has earned your vote for state House once again this year.

    Laurie Jinkins

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes.

    Laurie Jinkins

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes.