No Good Choices

Andrew Barkis - 2nd LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Rep. Andrew Barkis is running for re-election to the 2nd Legislative District, Position 1. Barkis joined the Legislature in 2016 and previously worked full-time in property management rentals. He serves as a ranking Republican member of the House Transportation Committee.

Andrew Barkis - 2nd LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Rep. Andrew Barkis is running for re-election to the 2nd Legislative District, Position 1. Barkis joined the Legislature in 2016 and previously worked full-time in property management rentals. He serves as a ranking Republican member of the House Transportation Committee.

  • VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained for a sustainable climate future

  • This spring, Democrats in Olympia passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5974, which included a small increase in aircraft fuel taxes. This change would raise an estimated $14 million in public revenue and help our state achieve its climate goals.

    This bill was sponsored by some of Washington’s most progressive lawmakers and passed with a clear majority in the session. The legislation will help our state create a sustainable future where generations can thrive with clean air and water.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 39.

    This spring, Democrats in Olympia passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5974, which included a small increase in aircraft fuel taxes. This change would raise an estimated $14 million in public revenue and help our state achieve its climate goals.

    This bill was sponsored by some of Washington’s most progressive lawmakers and passed with a clear majority in the session. The legislation will help our state create a sustainable future where generations can thrive with clean air and water.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 39.

  • Endorsed By The Stranger
  • VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained for rideshare worker protections

  • Last session, lawmakers passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2076 which increases worker protections and rights for rideshare drivers.

    The legislation, which had bipartisan support, requires that rideshare companies pay their drivers a minimum amount per trip, offer paid sick leave, and give compensation benefits. It is a positive step in the direction of protecting workers’ rights in the growing gig economy so that we all can afford the basics, be treated fairly in our place of work, and have the chance to succeed.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 40.
    Last session, lawmakers passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2076 which increases worker protections and rights for rideshare drivers.

    The legislation, which had bipartisan support, requires that rideshare companies pay their drivers a minimum amount per trip, offer paid sick leave, and give compensation benefits. It is a positive step in the direction of protecting workers’ rights in the growing gig economy so that we all can afford the basics, be treated fairly in our place of work, and have the chance to succeed.

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 40.
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County Races

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

  • 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.

  • Incumbent Pierce County prosecutor Mary Robnett is running unopposed for re-election. Robnett was first elected to the role in 2018 but has spent a combined total of 28 years in the county office and attorney general’s office. Before that, she worked in emergency dispatch. Now, she serves as board president of the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County.

    Robnett is running to continue putting her experience to use to make Pierce County a safer place for everyone despite the effects of the opioid epidemic and a rise in felony cases. Though she is a nonpartisan candidate with support from both sides of the aisle and a more moderate platform, she has earned endorsements from a number of local Democratic organizations in this race.

    Mary Robnett is a fair and committed public servant who will bring nonpartisan leadership as the Pierce County prosecuting attorney. She deserves your vote for another term.

    Mary Robnett

    Incumbent Pierce County prosecutor Mary Robnett is running unopposed for re-election. Robnett was first elected to the role in 2018 but has spent a combined total of 28 years in the county office and attorney general’s office. Before that, she worked in emergency dispatch.

    Mary Robnett

    Incumbent Pierce County prosecutor Mary Robnett is running unopposed for re-election. Robnett was first elected to the role in 2018 but has spent a combined total of 28 years in the county office and attorney general’s office. Before that, she worked in emergency dispatch.

  • Democrat Steven Drew is running for re-election for Thurston County assessor. Drew’s work in this role has been recognized by the Washington State Association of County Assessors and the International Association of Assessing Officers. Before being elected to the assessor’s office in 2011, he worked as an insurance adjuster and small business owner. In 2018, Governor Inslee appointed Drew to the South Puget Sound Community College Board of Trustees.

    In the assessor’s office, Drew worked to eliminate a backlog of appeals that had been left by the predecessor and finally have the office begin meeting statutory deadlines. If re-elected, he wants to expand on equity, accessibility, and efficiency while continuing to meet the needs of the county with timely services.

    Intercity Transit employee Dave Kolar is challenging Drew for the assessor position. While he's running as an independent, his plan to cut funding for the office’s services and functions makes it clear he's actually more of a Republican. Kolar has never held public office and shared little about his qualifying experience. He is supported by local conservatives in this race.

    Steven Drew has delivered quality public services in his time as the county assessor, and he deserves your vote for re-election in this race.

    Steven J. Drew

    Democrat Steven Drew is running for re-election for Thurston County assessor. Drew’s work in this role has been recognized by the Washington State Association of County Assessors and the International Association of Assessing Officers.

    Steven J. Drew

    Democrat Steven Drew is running for re-election for Thurston County assessor. Drew’s work in this role has been recognized by the Washington State Association of County Assessors and the International Association of Assessing Officers.

  • Democrat Mary Hall is seeking re-election as Thurston County auditor, where she has served since 2013. The Office of the Secretary of the State named her the 2020 Auditor of the Year and she serves on the National Association of Election Officials board. Before joining Thurston County’s auditing office, Hall worked as an elections manager for Pierce County and as the president of an imaging and document management software company.

    Hall oversaw safe and fair elections through the height of the pandemic and right-wing misinformation campaigns about election security. She is a trusted community leader who has focused on safeguarding our democracy both by ensuring election security and by expanding voting access. If re-elected, Hall also wants to continue making the auditor’s office as efficient and accessible for Thurston residents as possible. She has earned a number of progressive endorsements in this race from elected officials at the city, county, and state levels.

    Hall faces a challenge from Republican precinct committee officer Sal Militello. He runs his own IT consulting firm and is campaigning on a vague conservative platform of promising undisclosed cuts to spending. Militello’s website lists no policy details as of late October.

    Mary Hall is the clear choice in this race and deserves your vote for another term as Thurston County auditor.

    Mary Hall

    Democrat Mary Hall is seeking re-election as Thurston County auditor, where she has served since 2013. The Office of the Secretary of the State named her the 2020 Auditor of the Year and she serves on the National Association of Election Officials board.

    Mary Hall

    Democrat Mary Hall is seeking re-election as Thurston County auditor, where she has served since 2013. The Office of the Secretary of the State named her the 2020 Auditor of the Year and she serves on the National Association of Election Officials board.

  • Democrat Tonya Moore is challenging incumbent Democrat Linda Enlow for Thurston County Clerk. Moore works for the Thurston County Superior Court where she has been a court operations manager since 2018. If elected, Moore will become Thurston’s first Black woman elected as county clerk. She is a community leader who serves on a number of diversity, equity, and inclusion committees and also volunteers with SafePlace of Olympia, a local resource for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Moore wants to use her extensive court experience to make sure that all Thurston County residents have equal access to justice in the criminal legal system, regardless of mental or physical wellness, income, language, or any other social factor. Her progressive vision and proven track record have earned her many key endorsements in this race from community leaders, elected progressives, and local organizations.

    Incumbent Linda Enlow is seeking a third term as the county’s clerk. Since assuming the role in 2015, her goal in office has been to improve efficiency and she wants to focus on modernizing the office if re-elected. Before her clerk work, she served as a business analyst for the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts.

    In this close race between two Democrats, we recommend Tonya Moore because of her more progressive vision and the support she has earned from some of our partner organizations.

    Tonya Moore

    Democrat Tonya Moore is challenging incumbent Democrat Linda Enlow for Thurston County Clerk. Moore works for the Thurston County Superior Court where she has been a court operations manager since 2018. If elected, Moore will become Thurston’s first Black woman elected as county clerk.

    Tonya Moore

    Democrat Tonya Moore is challenging incumbent Democrat Linda Enlow for Thurston County Clerk. Moore works for the Thurston County Superior Court where she has been a court operations manager since 2018. If elected, Moore will become Thurston’s first Black woman elected as county clerk.

  • Jon Tunheim is running unopposed for re-election as the prosecuting attorney in Thurston County. Tunheim began serving as the county prosecutor in 2010 but he first joined the prosecutor’s office more than thirty years ago.

    This past term, Tunheim focused on creating diversion programs and alternatives for low-level offenders while navigating the office through the challenges posed by the pandemic. His campaign priorities include modernizing the office, addressing systemic inequities, and ending the cycle of crime by offering greater support for people re-entering their communities after serving their time. He is dedicated to delivering compassionate and equal justice that strengthens our communities.

    We recommend Jon Tunheim for another term serving Thurston County as the prosecuting attorney.

    Jon Tunheim

    Jon Tunheim is running unopposed for re-election as the prosecuting attorney in Thurston County. Tunheim began serving as the county prosecutor in 2010 but he first joined the prosecutor’s office more than thirty years ago.

    Jon Tunheim

    Jon Tunheim is running unopposed for re-election as the prosecuting attorney in Thurston County. Tunheim began serving as the county prosecutor in 2010 but he first joined the prosecutor’s office more than thirty years ago.

  • Derek Sanders is challenging incumbent John Snaza to be Thurston County sheriff. Sanders currently serves as the county’s deputy sheriff and he previously worked as a Lacey police community service officer. Outside of professional experience, Sanders believes that as a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness as well as a person of color, he has the compassion and insight to best address community needs from the sheriff’s office.

    Sanders wants to build trust with the public while bringing accountability and justice to Thurston. One of his top priorities is ensuring that policing in the county is fair, and he will listen to community input and work on equity in the sheriff’s office to achieve that. Sanders is supported by progressive leaders, community organizations, and local labor unions in this race.

    Navy veteran and incumbent Sheriff Snaza, who has served in the position since 2011, is running for re-election. He faced a recall effort last year after failing to enforce COVID safety protocols in the office and suffering four virus outbreaks in the county jail, endangering those behind bars and his own staff. Snaza also faced criticism for allowing officers to display the thin blue line flag on their patrol cars, which references a reactionary, conservative faction that pits itself against the racial justice movement. Finally, Snaza has failed to cooperate with some deadly use of force investigation protocols passed by voters. His leadership does not make the community safer and Thurston residents deserve more from their sheriff.

    Derek Sanders is the clear choice in this race for sheriff of Thurston County.

    Derek Sanders

    Derek Sanders is challenging incumbent John Snaza to be Thurston County sheriff. Sanders currently serves as the county’s deputy sheriff and he previously worked as a Lacey police community service officer.

    Derek Sanders

    Derek Sanders is challenging incumbent John Snaza to be Thurston County sheriff. Sanders currently serves as the county’s deputy sheriff and he previously worked as a Lacey police community service officer.

  • Democrat Jeff Gadman is running for re-election as Thurston County treasurer. Gadman previously served on the Lacey City Council for six years before he was appointed as county treasurer in 2017. He is an active union member and serves on the board of directors for the Thurston County Food Bank.

    As treasurer, Gadman has worked to build community trust and confidence in the office while safeguarding public revenue. He is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of services from the office if re-elected. Gadman has received endorsements from a wide swath of the community including retired public servants, elected officials, and county residents.

    Also in this race is Jeff Curry, who also goes by “Cowboy.” Curry works for the Tumwater School District, runs a farm, and is an active union member. He is running without a party affiliation in this race but appears to have conservative values.

    Gadman is the clear choice in this race and has earned your vote for another term as the Thurston County treasurer.

    Jeff Gadman

    Democrat Jeff Gadman is running for re-election as Thurston County treasurer. Gadman previously served on the Lacey City Council for six years before he was appointed as county treasurer in 2017.

    Jeff Gadman

    Democrat Jeff Gadman is running for re-election as Thurston County treasurer. Gadman previously served on the Lacey City Council for six years before he was appointed as county treasurer in 2017.

  • Democrat Tye Menser is running for re-election to the Thurston County Commission from District 3. Menser is an attorney, chair of the Thurston County Board of Health, and commissioner with the Thurston County Water Conservancy board. He was elected as county commissioner in 2018 and has been a champion of climate action, legal reform, and small business support since then.

    As a commissioner, Menser has helped pass a Climate Mitigation Plan, invested in affordable housing, and created more criminal legal diversion programs. His re-election priorities include protecting our natural environment for generations to come, ensuring residents can access stable housing, creating solutions outside of policing and prisons to address social issues, and continuing to help small businesses rebound from the pandemic. Menser has earned impressive and widespread support in this race including endorsements from local unions, elected progressives, and community organizations.

    Republican Vivian Easer is challenging Menser. Easer serves on the Washington State Emergency Management board and has worked in emergency preparedness and within the criminal legal system. She is running on a conservative platform to cut funding from essential community investments in housing, education, and health care while pouring more money into militarizing and expanding police forces in our neighborhoods.

    Menser has earned your vote for Thurston County Commission in District 3 to continue bringing sustainable, community-focused leadership to the county.

    Tye Menser

    Democrat Tye Menser is running for re-election to the Thurston County Commission from District 3. Menser is an attorney, chair of the Thurston County Board of Health, and commissioner with the Thurston County Water Conservancy board.

    Tye Menser

    Democrat Tye Menser is running for re-election to the Thurston County Commission from District 3. Menser is an attorney, chair of the Thurston County Board of Health, and commissioner with the Thurston County Water Conservancy board.

  • Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

    Murray was first elected in 1992 and has been a champion for veterans, working families, women, and economic opportunities for all. Before her tenure in the Senate, Murray worked as a preschool teacher, on the Shoreline School Board, and in the Washington state Senate.

    During her time in Congress, Sen. Murray has worked hard to keep our communities safe from gun violence, protect abortion access at the federal level so that everyone has reproductive freedom, and expand access to affordable childcare. This year, she voted in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Freedom to Vote Act, and a slate of other progressive bills that invest in working communities so that our country is a place where everyone can thrive. Murray has earned an impressive and diverse coalition of endorsements from local and national organizations, elected leaders, and unions.

    Sen. Murray faces Tiffany Smiley, a triage nurse running on a MAGA Republican platform. Smiley has never held public office but she previously worked on Capitol Hill. Her Trump-inspired agenda aims to divide us while she seeks to cut funding from our most essential services and repurpose it for a needless border wall and more militarized police forces. Working Washingtonians need real solutions so that we can access the basics like gas, groceries, rent, and prescription medicine – not MAGA rhetoric and tax breaks for the wealthy.

    Sen. Patty Murray is a national leader on many of the most important issues facing our country. She has earned your vote for re-election.

    Patty Murray

    Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

    Patty Murray

    Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

Congress

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

  • Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez is a rural, working-class Washingtonian and co-owns a family auto repair shop with her husband. She also serves as the executive director of the Stevenson Downtown Association, which is a part of the Main Street America coalition to bring economic vitality to all communities. Additionally, Perez serves as an elected member of the Underwood Soil and Water Conservation District board.

    Perez is running on a platform that champions the needs of working families and will improve the quality of life for all her constituents, particularly those in rural areas. As a working mom and small business owner, she is especially passionate about making health care and child care more accessible to all Americans. If elected, she also wants to protect reproductive freedom, represent the needs of rural residents, invest in clean energy, strengthen workers’ rights, and address the rising cost of living so that we can all afford the basics like rent, gas, and groceries.

    Joe Kent is Trump’s pick to represent the 3rd Congressional District and he is running one of the most extreme, MAGA-focused campaigns in the country. Kent narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who crossed the far-right by voting to impeach Trump over the January 6 insurrection.

    Kent is an Army veteran and a frequent Tucker Carlson Tonight show guest who lists impeaching President Biden and Vice President Harris as one of his top priorities. He is extremely anti-abortion and has called for the repeal of Roe v. Wade for years. Now Kent wants to eliminate personal decision-making about family planning in all circumstances.

    He joins some of the most far-right candidates across the country who want to steal power and undermine American voters through the lie that the 2020 election results were fraudulent. He opposes Washington's popular and secure vote-by-mail system. In response to the recent FBI search of Mar-A-Lago, Kent made the disturbing statement, “we’re at war” and called for defunding the FBI. His extremism and blind loyalty to Trump are dangerous and have no place in Congress.

    Perez is the clear choice in this race. She deserves your vote to represent the 3rd Congressional District and fight for working families in Congress.

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez is a rural, working-class Washingtonian and co-owns a family auto repair shop with her husband.

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez is a rural, working-class Washingtonian and co-owns a family auto repair shop with her husband.

  • Dr. Kim Schrier is seeking re-election to her seat in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Prior to serving two terms in Congress, she worked as a pediatrician and ran a local pediatric practice in Issaquah caring for kids and families across the region.

    Schrier has consistently brought her professional health expertise and community-driven values to Congress. Unlike her Republican opponent, Schrier would support a federal law protecting reproductive freedom for all Americans. This term, Schrier supported the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will provide essential funding to improve local roads and bridges, as well as $19 million dollars for pedestrian safety projects in the 8th District alone. She also voted for Build Back Better, which would have provided funding for early education, extended the child tax credit, reduced the cost of child care, and combated climate change. If re-elected, Schrier wants to prioritize the everyday needs of working families as well as be a compelling changemaker on public health issues like affordable prescriptions, gun violence prevention, clean air, and access to healthy food.

    Schrier faces a challenge from Trump Republican Matt Larkin, one of the most far-right candidates on the ballot in Washington this year. He is also one of the state's most staunchly anti-abortion candidates, calling for federal legislation to ban abortions nationwide, and even opposing certain contraceptives and Plan B options. Larkin is running on a Trump Republican platform that scapegoats our community members struggling the most. Larkin also joins some of the most extreme right-wing candidates in his refusal to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, ignoring the will of the people. 

    Schrier has been a standout member of Congress working across party lines to get things done for her district. She has earned your vote for re-election.

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is seeking re-election to her seat in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Prior to serving two terms in Congress, she worked as a pediatrician and ran a local pediatric practice in Issaquah caring for kids and families across the region.

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is seeking re-election to her seat in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Prior to serving two terms in Congress, she worked as a pediatrician and ran a local pediatric practice in Issaquah caring for kids and families across the region.

  • Rep. Marilyn Strickland is seeking re-election to Washington’s 10th District in the U.S. House. Strickland previously served as the mayor of Tacoma and on the city’s council before joining Congress in 2021, when she became the first African American and Korean American representative from Washington. She also formerly led both the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Pierce Transit.

    In her years serving the public, Strickland has been a champion for working people in Washington and beyond. She has worked to lower the cost of prescription medicine, recover social security and veterans' benefits, and make corporations pay their share. Strickland also advocated for strong investments in public infrastructure like clean water, broadband, roadways, and parks. If re-elected, she will continue to fight for reproductive freedom, accessible health care, stable housing, and voting rights.

    Keith Swank is a police officer and SWAT member who joined this race on a MAGA Republican platform to undo the progress Rep. Strickland has made. Swank is stoking fears by promising that our communities will be safer if we just put more people in our overcrowded prisons and send more militarized police forces into our neighborhoods. At the same time, he wants to oppose investments in affordable health care, food and gas, rent, and education that actually make our communities safer in order to favor wealthy corporations. In this campaign, he has criticized the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, parroted Trump's conspiracy theories, and defended the fossil fuel industry which continues to prioritize profits above the health of our planet and our families.

    Strickland is the clear choice in this race.

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is seeking re-election to Washington’s 10th District in the U.S. House.

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is seeking re-election to Washington’s 10th District in the U.S. House.

  • Democrat Steve Hobbs is running to retain his position as secretary of state for the remainder of the two-year term. He is a first-generation Japanese American and a 30-year member of the military, serving tours in Kosovo and Iraq before becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in the Washington Army National Guard.

    Hobbs was appointed as secretary of state in November of last year after Kim Wyman resigned to join the Biden Administration. Prior to his appointment, he served four terms in the Washington state Senate representing the 44th Legislative District. His voting record was consistently progressive on social issues and leaned more conservative on taxes and workers' rights.

    During his first 8 months in office, Hobbs has been laser-focused on protecting our electoral systems from attacks. He has used his background in national security to partner closely with the Department of Homeland Security to stop digital threats to our voting systems, both foreign and domestic. Hobbs also understands the challenge that misinformation poses to the integrity of our elections. He has been working to set up a division within his office specifically to combat misinformation and wants to work closely with social media companies to ensure they take down dangerous conspiracy theories.

    As the pandemic recedes, Hobbs is committed to restarting his office's voter outreach program. He is very enthusiastic about a trusted messenger program he's launching to utilize community leaders to talk about the importance of voting. He also wants to improve outreach to reduce the racial disparities in rejected ballots because of signature mismatches.

    The only issue of concern with Hobbs is his personal opposition to ranked choice voting. During our interview, he shared that he's concerned about implementing a complicated new voting system at a moment of low trust in our elections. In addition, he is concerned that voters like his mother, who speaks English as a second language, will have a difficult time learning and participating in the new system. Experts have reiterated that ranked choice voting is simple for all voters and has been used successfully on ballots in multiple languages.

    Hobbs made a compelling case that the secretary of state must adapt to the new and complex challenges of running modern elections. Hobbs is a good choice if you're looking for someone with broad Democratic endorsements and with national security experience to safeguard and rebuild trust in our electoral system.

    Steve Hobbs

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running to retain his position as secretary of state for the remainder of the two-year term.

    Steve Hobbs

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running to retain his position as secretary of state for the remainder of the two-year term.

  • Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson is running as an independent to bring a non-partisan voice to the secretary of state's office. Anderson served on the Tacoma City Council before running for county auditor in 2009 and winning re-election three times. As Pierce County auditor, which is a nonpartisan position, she has administered dozens of elections while also overseeing licensing and public record-keeping.

    Anderson is running because she believes political parties shouldn't be involved in running elections they are simultaneously trying to win. Her campaign priorities include supporting more local races becoming non-partisan, increasing access to voting and election information, and improving election security. She wants to translate the voters' pamphlet into 10 languages, going beyond what is mandated by the Voting Rights Act. She also wants to conduct risk-limiting audits in all 39 Washington counties and "pre-bunk" rumors to increase confidence in our state's election systems.

    During our interview, Anderson expressed support for ranked choice voting because she believes it will allow candidates to break through our two-party political system. This is one of the biggest points of difference between Anderson and Hobbs.

    Anderson offers voters an experienced option if they are looking for a nonpartisan administrator to manage our state's elections and support ranked choice voting.

    Julie Anderson

    Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson is running as an independent to bring a non-partisan voice to the secretary of state's office. Anderson served on the Tacoma City Council before running for county auditor in 2009 and winning re-election three times.

    Julie Anderson

    Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson is running as an independent to bring a non-partisan voice to the secretary of state's office. Anderson served on the Tacoma City Council before running for county auditor in 2009 and winning re-election three times.

  • Endorsed By: Teamsters Joint Council 28, Teamsters 117, UFCW 3000 , Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

No Good Choices

Andrew Barkis - 2nd LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Rep. Andrew Barkis is running for re-election to the 2nd Legislative District, Position 1. Barkis joined the Legislature in 2016 and previously worked full-time in property management rentals. He serves as a ranking Republican member of the House Transportation Committee.

Andrew Barkis - 2nd LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Rep. Andrew Barkis is running for re-election to the 2nd Legislative District, Position 1. Barkis joined the Legislature in 2016 and previously worked full-time in property management rentals. He serves as a ranking Republican member of the House Transportation Committee.

No Good Choices

JT Wilcox - 2nd LD - No Good Choices

There are no good choices in this race. Incumbent Republican Rep. JT Wilcox is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 2nd Legislative District. A ranking conservative leader in the House, Wilcox has been opposing progressive legislation in Olympia since assuming office in 2011.

JT Wilcox - 2nd LD - No Good Choices

There are no good choices in this race. Incumbent Republican Rep. JT Wilcox is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 2nd Legislative District. A ranking conservative leader in the House, Wilcox has been opposing progressive legislation in Olympia since assuming office in 2011.

  • Justice Mary Yu is running unopposed to continue serving on the state Supreme Court. Yu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2014, elected by voters to the seat later that year, and re-elected in 2016. Before joining Washington’s highest court, she spent 14 years as a trial court judge in King County Superior Court and earlier as the deputy chief of staff to former King County prosecutor Norm Maleng.

    Yu has an unimpeachable reputation and has been rated “exceptionally well qualified” by a number of key bar associations. On the court, she has been a voice for equal justice and upholding the rights of all. Now, she is running with endorsements from all of her fellow justices as well as a number of retired justices from the court.

    Justice Yu deserves your vote to continue serving as one of Washington’s state Supreme Court justices.

    Mary Yu

    Justice Mary Yu is running unopposed to continue serving on the state Supreme Court. Yu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2014, elected by voters to the seat later that year, and re-elected in 2016.

    Mary Yu

    Justice Mary Yu is running unopposed to continue serving on the state Supreme Court. Yu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2014, elected by voters to the seat later that year, and re-elected in 2016.

  • Justice Barbara Madsen has served on the state Supreme Court for 30 years and is running unopposed for re-election this year. She was only the third woman to serve on the court when she was first elected in 1992. During her time on the court, her fellow justices elected her the 55th chief justice of the court – a position she held for 7 years.

    Having spent her career in both prosecution and public defense, Madsen has extensive knowledge of the criminal legal system and a passion for serving her community. Her re-election has been endorsed by each of her fellow justices and a wide range of other judicial leaders and community organizations.

    Justice Madsen has served the state with fair and equal justice. She deserves your vote to remain in her seat on Washington’s Supreme Court.

    Barbara Madsen

    Justice Barbara Madsen has served on the state Supreme Court for 30 years and is running unopposed for re-election this year. She was only the third woman to serve on the court when she was first elected in 1992.

    Barbara Madsen

    Justice Barbara Madsen has served on the state Supreme Court for 30 years and is running unopposed for re-election this year. She was only the third woman to serve on the court when she was first elected in 1992.

  • Justice G. Helen Whitener is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on Washington’s Supreme Court. Whitener became the first Black woman to serve on the state’s Supreme Court in April 2020 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy by Gov. Inslee. Later that year, she won her election to fill the remainder of the term. Prior to joining the Washington Supreme Court, Whitener served on the Pierce County Superior Court and worked as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney before becoming a judge.

    Justice Whitener is both a Trinidadian immigrant and openly gay, and has worked to be a representative voice for justice for all in the state’s highest court. In this race, she has earned the endorsement of each one of her fellow justices as well as some retired justices. Whitener has been rated as "exceptionally well-qualified" by a number of bar associations and has done an exceptional job since joining the court.

    Whitener is an important voice on the State Supreme Court and deserves your voice to continue serving as a justice in Position 6.

    G. Helen Whitener

    Justice G. Helen Whitener is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on Washington’s Supreme Court. Whitener became the first Black woman to serve on the state’s Supreme Court in April 2020 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy by Gov. Inslee.

    G. Helen Whitener

    Justice G. Helen Whitener is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on Washington’s Supreme Court. Whitener became the first Black woman to serve on the state’s Supreme Court in April 2020 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy by Gov. Inslee.