• VOTO MANTENIDO

    Vote Mantenido por un futuro climático sostenible

  • Esta primavera, los demócratas en Olympia aprobaron el Proyecto de Ley Sustituto Ampliado del Senado 5974, que incluía un pequeño aumento en los impuestos al combustible de los aviones. Este cambio recaudaría un estimado de $14 millones en ingresos públicos y ayudaría a nuestro estado a alcanzar sus objetivos climáticos. 
     
    Este proyecto de ley fue patrocinado por algunos de los legisladores más progresistas de Washington y aprobado con una clara mayoría en la sesión. La legislación ayudará a nuestro estado a crear un futuro sostenible donde las generaciones puedan prosperar con aire y agua limpios. 
     
    Vote “Mantenido” en el Voto Consultivo Estatal 39.
    Esta primavera, los demócratas en Olympia aprobaron el Proyecto de Ley Sustituto Ampliado del Senado 5974, que incluía un pequeño aumento en los impuestos al combustible de los aviones. Este cambio recaudaría un estimado de $14 millones en ingresos públicos y ayudaría a nuestro estado a alcanzar sus objetivos climáticos. 
     
    Este proyecto de ley fue patrocinado por algunos de los legisladores más progresistas de Washington y aprobado con una clara mayoría en la sesión. La legislación ayudará a nuestro estado a crear un futuro sostenible donde las generaciones puedan prosperar con aire y agua limpios. 
     
    Vote “Mantenido” en el Voto Consultivo Estatal 39.
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  • VOTO MANTENIDO

    Vote Mantenido para las protecciones de los trabajadores de viajes compartidos

  • En la última sesión, los legisladores aprobaron el Proyecto de Ley Sustituto Ampliado de la Cámara de Representantes 2076 que aumenta las protecciones y los derechos de los trabajadores para los conductores de viajes compartidos. 

    La legislación, que tuvo apoyo bipartidista, requiere que las compañías de viajes compartidos paguen a sus conductores una cantidad mínima por viaje, ofrezcan licencia por enfermedad pagada y otorguen beneficios de compensación. Es un paso positivo en la dirección de proteger los derechos de los trabajadores en la creciente economía del trabajo ocasional para que todos podamos pagar lo básico, ser tratados de manera justa en nuestro lugar de trabajo y tener la oportunidad de tener éxito. 

    Vote “Mantenido” en el Voto Consultivo Estatal 40.
    En la última sesión, los legisladores aprobaron el Proyecto de Ley Sustituto Ampliado de la Cámara de Representantes 2076 que aumenta las protecciones y los derechos de los trabajadores para los conductores de viajes compartidos. 

    La legislación, que tuvo apoyo bipartidista, requiere que las compañías de viajes compartidos paguen a sus conductores una cantidad mínima por viaje, ofrezcan licencia por enfermedad pagada y otorguen beneficios de compensación. Es un paso positivo en la dirección de proteger los derechos de los trabajadores en la creciente economía del trabajo ocasional para que todos podamos pagar lo básico, ser tratados de manera justa en nuestro lugar de trabajo y tener la oportunidad de tener éxito. 

    Vote “Mantenido” en el Voto Consultivo Estatal 40.
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  • VOTO APROBADO

    Vote Sí para las elecciones del condado en año par

  • La Enmienda 1 de la Carta Constitutiva del Condado de King presenta a los votantes la Ordenanza 2022-0180, que se refiere a cuándo aparecen las elecciones del condado en la boleta. La ordenanza, que cuenta con el apoyo de una coalición progresista de organizaciones locales, fue aprobada por el Consejo del Condado de King por un margen de 7-2, solo los dos concejales más conservadores se opusieron. 

    Si se ratifica, la ordenanza cambiará las elecciones para los cargos ejecutivos, asesores, director de elecciones y consejo del condado a años pares. Al hacer este cambio, los líderes locales serán elegidos durante los años de alta participación, aumentando la participación de los votantes y llegando a un grupo más amplio y diverso para los cargos locales. 

    Vote “Sí” a la Enmienda 1 a la Carta Constitutiva del Condado de King para fortalecer nuestra democracia y dar a más votantes una voz en el gobierno de nuestro condado.
    La Enmienda 1 de la Carta Constitutiva del Condado de King presenta a los votantes la Ordenanza 2022-0180, que se refiere a cuándo aparecen las elecciones del condado en la boleta. La ordenanza, que cuenta con el apoyo de una coalición progresista de organizaciones locales, fue aprobada por el Consejo del Condado de King por un margen de 7-2, solo los dos concejales más conservadores se opusieron. 

    Si se ratifica, la ordenanza cambiará las elecciones para los cargos ejecutivos, asesores, director de elecciones y consejo del condado a años pares. Al hacer este cambio, los líderes locales serán elegidos durante los años de alta participación, aumentando la participación de los votantes y llegando a un grupo más amplio y diverso para los cargos locales. 

    Vote “Sí” a la Enmienda 1 a la Carta Constitutiva del Condado de King para fortalecer nuestra democracia y dar a más votantes una voz en el gobierno de nuestro condado.
  • VOTO APROBADO

    Vote Sí para extender el Impuesto de Futuros de Conservación

  • La Proposición 1 del Condado de King extendería el impuesto de Futuros de Conservación. El impuesto proporciona fondos a largo plazo para apoyar los ecosistemas locales y los espacios abiertos para que las granjas, los bosques, las costas y las vías verdes estén protegidos para las generaciones venideras. 
     
    Desde 1982, los fondos de los impuestos de Futuros de Conservación han ayudado a proteger más de 100,000 acres de tierra como espacio abierto en cada rincón del condado. Algunos de los proyectos incluyen el bosque Discover Parky Capehart, el Sammamish River Trail y el Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. La Proposición 1 le costaría al propietario de una casa mediana del Condado de King aproximadamente $22 al año. 
     
    El impuesto de Futuros de Conservación es una inversión crítica para proteger nuestro medio ambiente natural y garantizar un futuro climático en Washington. Vote “Aprobada” a la Proposición 1 del Condado de King.

    La Proposición 1 del Condado de King extendería el impuesto de Futuros de Conservación. El impuesto proporciona fondos a largo plazo para apoyar los ecosistemas locales y los espacios abiertos para que las granjas, los bosques, las costas y las vías verdes estén protegidos para las generaciones venideras. 
     
    Desde 1982, los fondos de los impuestos de Futuros de Conservación han ayudado a proteger más de 100,000 acres de tierra como espacio abierto en cada rincón del condado. Algunos de los proyectos incluyen el bosque Discover Parky Capehart, el Sammamish River Trail y el Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. La Proposición 1 le costaría al propietario de una casa mediana del Condado de King aproximadamente $22 al año. 
     
    El impuesto de Futuros de Conservación es una inversión crítica para proteger nuestro medio ambiente natural y garantizar un futuro climático en Washington. Vote “Aprobada” a la Proposición 1 del Condado de King.

  • La senadora Patty Murray ha sido una voz progresista consistente y fuerte en el Senado de los Estados Unidos. Ella está buscando la reelección para continuar luchando por nuestros derechos básicos y una mejor calidad de vida en Washington y más allá. 
     
    Murray fue elegida por primera vez en 1992 y ha sido una defensora de los veteranos, las familias trabajadoras, las mujeres y las oportunidades económicas para todos. Antes de su permanencia en el Senado, Murray trabajó como maestra de preescolar, en la Junta Escolar de Shoreline y en el Senado del estado de Washington.
     
    Durante su tiempo en el Congreso, la Senadora Murray ha trabajado arduamente para mantener a nuestras comunidades a salvo de la violencia armada, proteger el acceso al aborto a nivel federal para que todos tengan libertad reproductiva y ampliar el acceso al cuidado infantil asequible. Este año, votó a favor de la Ley de Protección de la Salud de la Mujer, la Ley de Libertad de Voto y una lista de otros proyectos de ley progresistas que invierten en comunidades trabajadoras para que nuestro país sea un lugar donde todos puedan prosperar. Murray se ha ganado una impresionante y diversa coalición de respaldos de organizaciones locales y nacionales, líderes electos y sindicatos.
     
    La senadora Murray se enfrenta a Tiffany Smiley, una enfermera de triaje que se postula en una plataforma republicana de MAGA. Smiley nunca ha ocupado un cargo público, pero anteriormente trabajó en Capitol Hill. Su agenda inspirada en Trump apunta a dividirnos mientras busca recortar los fondos de nuestros servicios más esenciales y reutilizarlos para un muro fronterizo innecesario y fuerzas policiales más militarizadas. Los trabajadores de Washington necesitan soluciones reales para que podamos acceder a lo básico como gasolina, comestibles, alquiler y medicamentos recetados, no a la retórica MAGA y las exenciones fiscales para los ricos.
     
    La senadora Patty Murray es una líder nacional en muchos de los problemas más importantes que enfrenta nuestro país. Ella se ha ganado su voto para la reelección.
     

    Patty Murray

    La senadora Patty Murray ha sido una voz progresista consistente y fuerte en el Senado de los Estados Unidos. Ella está buscando la reelección para continuar luchando por nuestros derechos básicos y una mejor calidad de vida en Washington y más allá. 
     

    Patty Murray

    La senadora Patty Murray ha sido una voz progresista consistente y fuerte en el Senado de los Estados Unidos. Ella está buscando la reelección para continuar luchando por nuestros derechos básicos y una mejor calidad de vida en Washington y más allá. 
     

Congreso

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

  • La representante Pramila Jayapal se postula para la reelección en el 7º Distrito Congresal. Tiene una larga historia de liderazgo cívico en la reforma migratoria, la justicia económica y las libertades civiles. La representante Jayapal fundó OneAmerica (anteriormente Hate Free Zone) en 2001 y la convirtió en la organización de derechos de los inmigrantes más grande del estado y en un modelo nacional. También desempeñó un papel clave en el Comité Asesor de la Alcaldía que creó el salario mínimo de $15 de Seattle, y este año aseguró $31 millones en fondos federales para proyectos comunitarios en el área de Seattle, incluyendo la vivienda, las ciencias, la educación y el medio ambiente. 
     
    Desde su elección al Congreso en 2016, Jayapal ha resistido a la administración Trump y a los extremistas conservadores en todo momento y ha proporcionado una voz para los progresistas de todo el país. Ha apoyado el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) y el Dream Act, que proporcionaría un camino a la ciudadanía para los jóvenes beneficiarios de DACA. También presentó legislación para ampliar la negociación colectiva y brindar alivio a los trabajadores y las empresas durante la pandemia. Más recientemente, ha convocado una huelga nacional de mujeres en respuesta a la prohibición del aborto por parte del Tribunal Supremo y la restricción de la libertad reproductiva en todo el país. Jayapal también está tratando de codificar una declaración de derechos de las personas transgénero para proteger a nuestro país de la erosión de los derechos civiles de las personas transgénero. 
     
    Su oponente, el republicano Paul Glumaz, se postuló para el Consejo Municipal de Seattle el año pasado con una agenda conservadora. Se está postulando en una plataforma similar este año, incluyendo el intento de salir de la crisis de vivienda y la falta de vivienda a escala nacional a base de arrestos. Tampoco tiene experiencia en liderazgo electo o comunitario.
     
    Jayapal tiene mucha experiencia y responde a sus electores, y ha celebrado más de 100 foros comunitarios durante su tiempo en el Congreso. Como presidenta del Caucus Progresista del Congreso, ha sido una de las defensoras progresistas más fuertes en Washington para las necesidades de todos en este país. Pramila Jayapal se ha ganado su voto como líder nacional por causas progresistas

    Pramila Jayapal

    La representante Pramila Jayapal se postula para la reelección en el 7º Distrito Congresal. Tiene una larga historia de liderazgo cívico en la reforma migratoria, la justicia económica y las libertades civiles.

    Pramila Jayapal

    La representante Pramila Jayapal se postula para la reelección en el 7º Distrito Congresal. Tiene una larga historia de liderazgo cívico en la reforma migratoria, la justicia económica y las libertades civiles.

  • El demócrata Adam Smith se postula para un 13º mandato representando al 9º Distrito Congresal de Washington. Antes de postularse para el Congreso, Smith trabajó como abogado, fiscal en la ciudad de Seattle y como senador estatal. Representa al distrito más diverso de Washington, que alberga un 30 por ciento de residentes nacidos en el extranjero y grandes comunidades asiáticas, latinas y negras. 

    En el Congreso el año pasado, Smith apoyó el esfuerzo más ambicioso de Biden para financiar la energía limpia, los créditos fiscales por hijos y otras prioridades progresistas. A diferencia de algunos de sus colegas moderados, también patrocinó tanto el Green New Deal como la Ley de Medicare para Todos. Anteriormente apoyó el paquete de ayuda contra la pandemia y la Ley de Justicia en la Vigilancia Policial de George Floyd para aumentar drásticamente la rendición de cuentas y la transparencia. Sin embargo, algunos progresistas han criticado a Smith por sus posturas de política exterior más agresivas. Ahora, está enfocado en crear empleos con salarios dignos, luchar por Medicare para Todos y proteger y expandir el Seguro Social.

    También en esta elección está el republicano Doug Basler, quien ha intentado y fracasado en desbancar a Smith en todas las elecciones desde 2014. Basler es un republicano de Trump que se opone a la libertad reproductiva y a las medidas de salud pública tomadas para combatir el coronavirus. Ahora está promoviendo algunas de las teorías de conspiración de extrema derecha que buscan negar a nuestros hijos una educación integral y precisa. 

    La antigüedad y la experiencia de Smith lo convierten en una voz influyente para nosotros en el otro Washington. Él es la opción clara en esta elección y merece su voto para otro mandato en el Congreso.

    Adam Smith

    El demócrata Adam Smith se postula para un 13º mandato representando al 9º Distrito Congresal de Washington. Antes de postularse para el Congreso, Smith trabajó como abogado, fiscal en la ciudad de Seattle y como senador estatal.

    Adam Smith

    El demócrata Adam Smith se postula para un 13º mandato representando al 9º Distrito Congresal de Washington. Antes de postularse para el Congreso, Smith trabajó como abogado, fiscal en la ciudad de Seattle y como senador estatal.

  • El demócrata Steve Hobbs se postula para retener su puesto como Secretario de Estado por el resto del mandato de dos años. Es un estadounidense de origen japonés de primera generación y miembro del ejército durante 30 años, sirviendo en giras en Kosovo e Irak antes de convertirse en teniente coronel en la Guardia Nacional del Ejército de Washington.
     
    Hobbs fue nombrado Secretario de Estado en noviembre del año pasado después de que Kim Wyman renunciara para unirse a la Administración Biden. Antes de su nombramiento, sirvió cuatro términos en el Senado del estado de Washington representando al Distrito Legislativo 44. Su historial de votos fue consistentemente progresista en temas sociales y se inclinó a más conservador en impuestos y derechos de los trabajadores. 
     
    Durante sus primeros 8 meses en el cargo, Hobbs se ha centrado en proteger nuestros sistemas electorales de los ataques. Ha utilizado su experiencia en seguridad nacional para asociarse estrechamente con el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional para detener las amenazas digitales a nuestros sistemas de votación, tanto extranjeros como nacionales. Hobbs también entiende el desafío que la desinformación plantea a la integridad de nuestras elecciones. Ha estado trabajando para establecer una división dentro de su oficina específicamente para combatir la desinformación y quiere trabajar en estrecha colaboración con las compañías de redes sociales para asegurarse de que eliminen las peligrosas teorías de conspiración. 
     
    A medida que la pandemia disminuye, Hobbs se compromete a reiniciar el programa de alcance electoral de su oficina. Está muy entusiasmado con un programa de mensajería confiable que está lanzando para utilizar a los líderes de la comunidad para hablar sobre la importancia de votar. También quiere mejorar el alcance para reducir las disparidades raciales en las boletas rechazadas debido a los desajustes de firmas. 
     
    El único tema de preocupación con Hobbs es su oposición personal a la votación por orden de preferencia. Durante nuestra entrevista, compartió que le preocupa implementar un nuevo y complicado sistema de votación en un momento de baja confianza en nuestras elecciones. Además, le preocupa que los votantes como su madre, que habla inglés como segundo idioma, tengan dificultades para aprender y participar en el nuevo sistema. Los expertos han reiterado que la votación por orden de preferencia es simple para todos los votantes y se ha utilizado con éxito en las boletas en varios idiomas. 
     
    Hobbs argumentó de forma convincente que el secretario de Estado debe adaptarse a los nuevos y complejos desafíos de organizar elecciones modernas. Hobbs es una buena opción si está buscando a alguien con amplios respaldos demócratas y con experiencia en seguridad nacional para salvaguardar y reconstruir la confianza en nuestro sistema electoral.

    Steve Hobbs

    El demócrata Steve Hobbs se postula para retener su puesto como Secretario de Estado por el resto del mandato de dos años.

    Steve Hobbs

    El demócrata Steve Hobbs se postula para retener su puesto como Secretario de Estado por el resto del mandato de dos años.

  • La auditora del condado de Pierce, Julie Anderson, se postula como independiente para llevar una voz no partidista a la oficina del secretario de estado. Anderson sirvió en el Consejo Municipal de Tacoma antes de postularse para auditora del condado en 2009 y ganar la reelección tres veces. Como auditora del condado de Pierce, que es un puesto no partidista, ha administrado docenas de elecciones al tiempo que supervisa la concesión de licencias y el mantenimiento de registros públicos. 
     
    Anderson se postula porque cree que los partidos políticos no deberían participar en la realización de elecciones que simultáneamente están tratando de ganar. Sus prioridades de campaña incluyen apoyar que más elecciones locales se conviertan en no partidistas, aumentar el acceso a la información electoral y de votación, y mejorar la seguridad electoral. Quiere traducir el folleto de los votantes a 10 idiomas, yendo más allá de lo que exige la Ley de Derechos Electorales. También quiere llevar a cabo auditorías que limiten el riesgo en los 39 condados de Washington y desmentir rumores para aumentar la confianza en los sistemas electorales de nuestro estado. 
     
    Durante nuestra entrevista, Anderson expresó su apoyo a la votación por orden de preferencia porque cree que permitirá a los candidatos romper nuestro sistema político bipartidista. Este es uno de los mayores puntos de diferencia entre Anderson y Hobbs.
     
    Anderson ofrece a los votantes una opción experimentada si están buscando una administradora no partidista para administrar las elecciones de nuestro estado y apoyar la votación por orden de preferencia.

    Julie Anderson

    La auditora del condado de Pierce, Julie Anderson, se postula como independiente para llevar una voz no partidista a la oficina del secretario de estado. Anderson sirvió en el Consejo Municipal de Tacoma antes de postularse para auditora del condado en 2009 y ganar la reelección tres veces.

    Julie Anderson

    La auditora del condado de Pierce, Julie Anderson, se postula como independiente para llevar una voz no partidista a la oficina del secretario de estado. Anderson sirvió en el Consejo Municipal de Tacoma antes de postularse para auditora del condado en 2009 y ganar la reelección tres veces.

  • Apoyadas Por: Teamsters Joint Council 28, Teamsters 117, UFCW 3000 , Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Elecciones legislativas

Dependiendo de su lugar de residencia, es posible que en su papeleta figure una de las elecciones legislativas que se indican a continuación.

  • Sen. Jesse Salomon is running for re-election to continue bringing progressive leadership to the 32nd Legislative District. A part-time public defender and former Shoreline City Council member, Salomon has been serving in the Legislature since 2019 where he has been a crucial voice for environmental protections, living affordability, and public education.

    In Olympia, Salomon recently supported the historic Move Ahead Washington green transportation package that invests in infrastructure upgrades and expanded access to Washington’s public transit. Earlier this year, he introduced a bill to strengthen police accountability by closing a loophole that allows officers guilty of serious misconduct to return to their jobs. This came in response to the 2020 case of the Kent officer who displayed pro-Nazi insignia outside his office. Salomon is running for re-election to keep fighting climate change, addressing the housing crisis, and improving the quality of life for all local residents.

    Salomon faces a Democratic challenger in this race, Patricia Weber. Weber is a retired medical doctor and former PCO for her local Democrats. She is running on a platform to get everyone the medical care they need, including mental health services. Weber also wants to make sure all Washingtonians have affordable housing, fair pay, good schools, and freedom from gun violence.

    We recommend Jesse Salomon for re-election to the state Senate in the 32nd Legislative District because of his proven track record of progressive law making and community advocacy.

    Jesse Salomon

    Sen. Jesse Salomon is running for re-election to continue bringing progressive leadership to the 32nd Legislative District.

    Jesse Salomon

    Sen. Jesse Salomon is running for re-election to continue bringing progressive leadership to the 32nd Legislative District.

  • Democrat Rep. Cindy Ryu is running for re-election to the 32nd Legislative District, Position 1. Ryu was originally elected in 2011 when she became the first Korean American to join the state Legislature. Before that, Ryu also made history as the first Korean American woman mayor in the country when she served the City of Shoreline.

    Ryu has been an advocate for public education, transportation, small business owners, and the environment in the Legislature. Recently, she sponsored a slate of progressive bills including legislation to prohibit guns at school board meetings, city council meetings, and election offices. In the last few weeks, Ryu reaffirmed her support for reproductive freedom for all Washingtonians.

    Ryu faces a challenge this year from Lori Theis, the former director of Alliance for the Advancement of Canine Welfare. Theis is one of several extreme conservatives this year running as a member of the "Election Integrity Party." Her main reason for running is to question election security, echoing the messages of Trump Republicans who tried to overturn the will of the people in the last presidential election.

    Ryu is by far the best choice in this race.

    Cindy Ryu

    Democrat Rep. Cindy Ryu is running for re-election to the 32nd Legislative District, Position 1. Ryu was originally elected in 2011 when she became the first Korean American to join the state Legislature.

    Cindy Ryu

    Democrat Rep. Cindy Ryu is running for re-election to the 32nd Legislative District, Position 1. Ryu was originally elected in 2011 when she became the first Korean American to join the state Legislature.

  • Rep. Lauren Davis is seeking re-election to Position 2 representing the 32nd Legislative District. She joined the Legislature in 2019 and additionally leads the Washington Recovery Alliance, a nonprofit that helps those experiencing addiction and mental health issues. In her free time, Davis also serves on the Public Policy Committee for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Washington State.

    In the Legislature, Davis has voted with other progressives on important bills that prohibited the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines and set new carbon neutrality goals for the state. Recently, she sponsored legislation to connect people who are experiencing mental health crises with treatment and resources rather than criminalization. Davis’ top priorities include affordable housing, gun violence prevention, addiction recovery, and quality education from K-12 to public universities.

    Davis's challenger is Republican Anthony Hubbard. He does not have a working campaign website or priorities listed as of mid-October and has no professional, elected, or community leadership experience in his official voter's guide statement. Though he's running as a Republican, his language is a near copy-paste duplicate of the extreme Election Integrity Party candidates this year. Their priority is to question election security alongside the Trump Republicans who tried to overturn the will of the people last presidential election.

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

    Lauren Davis

    Rep. Lauren Davis is seeking re-election to Position 2 representing the 32nd Legislative District. She joined the Legislature in 2019 and additionally leads the Washington Recovery Alliance, a nonprofit that helps those experiencing addiction and mental health issues.

    Lauren Davis

    Rep. Lauren Davis is seeking re-election to Position 2 representing the 32nd Legislative District. She joined the Legislature in 2019 and additionally leads the Washington Recovery Alliance, a nonprofit that helps those experiencing addiction and mental health issues.

  • Incumbent Sen. Joe Nguyen is running to continue bringing strong progressive leadership to the state Senate from the 34th Legislative District, where he has served since 2018. Outside of the Legislature, he has spent almost a decade at Microsoft as a senior program manager. He is running to put people over politics and keep helping Washingtonians access the resources they need to thrive.

    This year, Nguyen sponsored a bill to prohibit the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines and keep our communities safe from gun violence. He also supported Move Ahead Washington, a historic policy package that will upgrade the state’s public transportation while making it more accessible for all and reducing our environmental impact. Throughout his first term, Nguyen’s priorities have included working toward environmental justice, balancing our state’s upside-down tax code, reforming our broken criminal legal system, and making sure all Washingtonians have equitable opportunities.

    Nguyen faces a challenge from Republican John Potter, a paraeducator with the Highline School District and a member of the Teamsters Local 763. Potter would bring extremely conservative views to office if elected. He has a transphobic opinion of gender-affirming health services and wants to revoke our freedom to decide whether and when to grow our families by trying to ban safe, legal abortion. Potter’s approach to the housing crisis is to vilify our neighbors struggling to secure stable housing while cutting funding for the community services so many of us rely on.

    Joe Nguyen has fought to make our state a place where all families and communities can thrive. He deserves to be re-elected and is the clear choice in this race.

    Joe Nguyen

    Incumbent Sen. Joe Nguyen is running to continue bringing strong progressive leadership to the state Senate from the 34th Legislative District, where he has served since 2018. Outside of the Legislature, he has spent almost a decade at Microsoft as a senior program manager.

    Joe Nguyen

    Incumbent Sen. Joe Nguyen is running to continue bringing strong progressive leadership to the state Senate from the 34th Legislative District, where he has served since 2018. Outside of the Legislature, he has spent almost a decade at Microsoft as a senior program manager.

  • Democrat

    Emily Alvarado

    Evergreen Future
    Evergreen Future
  • Attorney Emily Alvarado has spent five years working at Seattle’s Office of Housing, including two as its director. She was previously an organizer at Planned Parenthood and currently serves on the board of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, among several other leadership roles in community organizations.

    Alvarado's key issue is housing, and she states that her work helping long-standing residents in communities of color stay in their homes is indicative of her ability to build coalitions and have deep relationships with both constituents and elected leaders. In our interview with Alvarado, we found her to be one of the most knowledgeable candidates about housing we spoke with this year. She described very in-depth strategies to increase housing affordability through many means - tenant and homeowner protections, providing more housing types, public housing, and investing in organizations led by communities of color to reduce displacement, to name a few.

    In a time of deepening political divides, we appreciated her ethos - that our biggest problems are solvable, but we will need to take on more complex issues with greater transparency and discussion. For example, she believes homeownership can be a massive crosscutting issue across party lines, and that tackling the state's upside-down tax code and other issues needs more communication from Olympia.

    Since the primary, Alvarado has added several new organizations to her wide range of endorsing partners. We recommend Alvarado for her comprehensive housing plan and her broad support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations.

    Emily Alvarado

    Attorney Emily Alvarado has spent five years working at Seattle’s Office of Housing, including two as its director.

    Emily Alvarado

    Attorney Emily Alvarado has spent five years working at Seattle’s Office of Housing, including two as its director.

  • School librarian Leah Griffin is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault. After police refused to test her rape kit, she worked with state officials on legislation that led to testing all 11,000 of the state's backlogged rape kits, passed a survivor's bill of rights, and more. Griffin also worked with Sen. Patty Murray on the federal Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act, founded the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Task Force, and organized for the R-90 campaign for age-appropriate sexual health education.

    Griffin is now running for the Legislature to advocate for more access to behavioral health care, public safety reform, and affordable housing. In our interview with Griffin, she elaborated on the immense need for more behavioral and mental health care across the population - for frontline workers with PTSD, youth, teachers, people experiencing homelessness, and many others. She wants to see counselors embedded in union halls and wraparound services at shelters, giving care at the point of need where people can access it. As a victim of violent crime, Griffin states that a lack of behavioral health care, housing, and education are the undercurrents for crime, and putting people in prison without resources is morally bankrupt. Griffin also wants to see an increase in green energy like tidal power, community-centered child care programs, and greater unionization of workers.

    Both Griffin and Alvarado are progressive and support bills like the capital gains tax, which aim to flip Washington's deeply regressive tax code to stop favoring the ultra-wealthy. Griffin in particular is a good choice if you are looking for a candidate with a long record of grassroots advocacy who will focus on expanding health care access.

    Leah Griffin

    School librarian Leah Griffin is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault. After police refused to test her rape kit, she worked with state officials on legislation that led to testing all 11,000 of the state's backlogged rape kits, passed a survivor's bill of rights, and more.

    Leah Griffin

    School librarian Leah Griffin is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault. After police refused to test her rape kit, she worked with state officials on legislation that led to testing all 11,000 of the state's backlogged rape kits, passed a survivor's bill of rights, and more.

  • Environmental advocate Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 34th Legislative District. Fitzgibbon worked as a legislative staffer and served on the Burien Planning Commission before joining the Legislature in 2010.

    Fitzgibbon is running for re-election to build on his impressive track record of success. He played a leading role in passing clean fuels legislation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to cleaner air. In addition, he supported legislation to cut plastic bag pollution, reduce gender pay disparities, and improve gun safety laws.

    This session, Fitzgibbon also passed bills to streamline the permitting process for salmon recovery projects, increase the construction of affordable housing, and expand coverage of paid family and medical leave. His other priorities in office include addressing mass incarceration and inequities in our criminal legal system, expanding voting rights, and investing in public transportation.

    Software engineer and Republican Andrew Pilloud is running against Fitzgibbon to roll back many of these progressive victories. He does not have elected experience but volunteers with a robotics program. Pilloud's thin platform mentions mental health and addiction as the drivers of homelessness without addressing the cause that local housing experts have pointed to for years: the lack of affordable housing options. Pilloud also makes vague statements about criminals and a confusing statement about abortion that implies that he does not fully support the freedom of Washingtonians to decide whether and when we have children.

    Rep. Fitzgibbon has been one of the most effective progressive legislators in Olympia and has earned your support for another term.

    Joe Fitzgibbon

    Environmental advocate Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 34th Legislative District. Fitzgibbon worked as a legislative staffer and served on the Burien Planning Commission before joining the Legislature in 2010.

    Joe Fitzgibbon

    Environmental advocate Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon is running for re-election to Position 2 in the 34th Legislative District. Fitzgibbon worked as a legislative staffer and served on the Burien Planning Commission before joining the Legislature in 2010.

  • Rep. Noel Frame is running for the state Senate on a strong and progressive record of action in the state House. First elected as a representative in 2016, she previously served as the Washington state director of Progressive Majority, where she worked to recruit and elect progressive candidates from underrepresented communities. She has spent her time in Olympia advocating for working families, funding our public schools, and rebalancing our state's upside-down tax code.

    Frame had a particularly productive legislative session this year. She sponsored many of the progressive bills that passed into law, including limiting ghost guns, restricting guns in certain public areas, creating a system to locate missing Indigenous people, and creating middle housing near transit. Though the bill didn't pass this year, Frame also sponsored the wealth tax bill that would make the extraordinarily wealthy finally pay their share for the resources we all use. She has supported juvenile justice reform, expanded the number of families who qualify for child care assistance, and protected us from surprise medical billing by continuing to push for a progressive Washington.

    Frame faces planning and design consultant Kate Martin, who ran for Seattle City Council last year against Teresa Mosqueda, in 2019 against Councilmember Dan Strauss, and in 2013 for Seattle mayor.

    While Martin filed for office as a Democrat, her values and public statements make it clear that she's not progressive. In December of 2020, Martin stated that "I joined the GOP today" and claims to have re-joined the Democratic Party only recently. However, her Facebook page is an endless stream of Republican conspiracy theories and disinformation about unions, the LGBTQ community, homelessness, and people struggling with addiction.

    This race offers a clear contrast between a hard-working, proven leader in Olympia and a candidate who would block the kind of bold progressive reforms our communities need. While Martin filed for office as a Democrat, voters should know that her public statements reveal the truth about her far-right beliefs on a wide range of topics.

    Rep. Frame has been a strong advocate for the district and deserves your vote.

    Noel Frame

    Rep. Noel Frame is running for the state Senate on a strong and progressive record of action in the state House.

    Noel Frame

    Rep. Noel Frame is running for the state Senate on a strong and progressive record of action in the state House.

  • Democrat

    Julia Reed

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  • Julia Reed is running for the open 36th Legislative District, Position 1 seat to strengthen workers' rights, invest in our neighborhoods, and address inequities at every level of the community. Reed has worked in several levels of government, including in the Obama State Department as a Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, as a senior policy advisor for workforce development in the Seattle mayor's office, and most recently as a public policy consultant. Reed is also the former chair of the 36th Legislative District Democrats, a current volunteer board member for the YMCA Social Impact Center, and a board member at Fuse Washington, which produces this guide.

    Reed offers the most comprehensive and detailed policy proposals in this race, covering topics from housing to health. Reed recognizes that appropriate density is a must. Washington has the fewest units of housing per household of any state and market-rate, middle-income, affordable, duplexes, accessory dwelling units, and permanent supportive housing are all needed to alleviate the pressure. While working for the city of Seattle, Reed helped establish an internship program for Seattle Promise community college students. She wants to expand apprenticeship, technical college, and work-based learning opportunities to get students ready for jobs of the future.

    If elected, Reed would advocate for making zero-carbon transportation available in every city, including electrifying buses and ferries and expanding electric car infrastructure, among other climate priorities. Reed is one of the few candidates this year to show interest in a pilot program for universal basic income, which could be a game-changer for struggling families and working people.

    In our interview with Reed, she was thoughtful and informed about the ways that the Legislature could partner with and invest in communities of color, youth, and others to build a more resilient Washington. Since the primary, Reed has garnered even more support from progressive organizations for her forward-thinking priorities. For her deep experience and readiness to bring innovative solutions to Olympia, we recommend Julia Reed for the 36th Legislative District in Position 1.

    Julia Reed

    Julia Reed is running for the open 36th Legislative District, Position 1 seat to strengthen workers' rights, invest in our neighborhoods, and address inequities at every level of the community.

    Julia Reed

    Julia Reed is running for the open 36th Legislative District, Position 1 seat to strengthen workers' rights, invest in our neighborhoods, and address inequities at every level of the community.

  • Jeff Manson is an administrative law judge who is running for office to boost opportunities for working families and to fund the services we all rely on. He has served as a precinct committee officer, the chair of the 36th District Democrats for eight years, and the board chair of the disability rights group Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE), among other leadership experiences.

    In our interview with Manson, he described himself as the labor candidate in the race and mentioned that with the departure of incumbents like Rep. Mike Sells, the House needs more support for working people. However, we were disappointed that Manson stated that he is ready to put more money into the criminal legal system and without speaking specifically on how he would ensure we all feel safe, especially for communities of color.

    Manson acknowledges that the state is extremely behind on the number of housing units needed for everyone to have a roof over their head and a door that locks, including people experiencing homelessness. To that end, he supports a housing-first approach to homelessness that includes tiny homes and accessory dwelling units. He also supports flipping the state's upside-down tax code, which is the most regressive in the nation, and a reduction of carbon emissions by half by 2030.

    Jeff Manson

    Jeff Manson is an administrative law judge who is running for office to boost opportunities for working families and to fund the services we all rely on.

    Jeff Manson

    Jeff Manson is an administrative law judge who is running for office to boost opportunities for working families and to fund the services we all rely on.

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  • Democrat Liz Berry is running unopposed for re-election to the 36th Legislative District in House Position 2. Berry is the former director of the Washington State Association of Justice, which advocates for the legal rights of patients, consumers, and injured workers. She also previously served as the president of the National Women's Political Caucus and on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

    Berry had a prolific first session as a legislator on many progressive priorities. She sponsored successful community safety initiatives to restrict untraceable ghost guns and to prohibit carrying guns in certain settings like school board meetings, which is especially notable as Berry was a legislative director for former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Berry also sponsored the creation of an alert system for missing Indigenous people. If that weren't enough, she worked to flip the state's regressive tax code with a wealth tax and supported important legislation to expand housing options near transit.

    Berry has had a successful first term and deserves your vote.

    Liz Berry

    Democrat Liz Berry is running unopposed for re-election to the 36th Legislative District in House Position 2. Berry is the former director of the Washington State Association of Justice, which advocates for the legal rights of patients, consumers, and injured workers.

    Liz Berry

    Democrat Liz Berry is running unopposed for re-election to the 36th Legislative District in House Position 2. Berry is the former director of the Washington State Association of Justice, which advocates for the legal rights of patients, consumers, and injured workers.

  • Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos is running for re-election to the 37th Legislative District, Position 1. Santos formerly worked in banking, politics, and nonprofit management before joining the Legislature in 1998. She is a moderate Democrat and the longest-serving representative of color in Washington’s history.

    Though she took a disappointing stance against comprehensive sex education in 2020, Santos has been an advocate for economic justice, civil rights, and environmental action. This year, she took important votes to advance gun safety, set new environmental goals, and create a more equitable criminal legal system. If re-elected, Santos wants to invest in education, health care, and housing so that all Washingtonians have an equal opportunity to thrive.

    Her opponent is Republican John Dickinson, who does not appear to have significant elected or community leadership experience. His platform is somewhat confusing, but two of his main goals are to "legalize cannabis" and restore the Comet Lodge graveyard. If elected, Dickinson promises to only serve one term.

    Rep. Tomiko Santos is the best choice in this race.

    Sharon Tomiko Santos

    Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos is running for re-election to the 37th Legislative District, Position 1. Santos formerly worked in banking, politics, and nonprofit management before joining the Legislature in 1998.

    Sharon Tomiko Santos

    Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos is running for re-election to the 37th Legislative District, Position 1. Santos formerly worked in banking, politics, and nonprofit management before joining the Legislature in 1998.

  • As a community organizer deeply rooted in the community, Emijah Smith wants to bring the voices and needs of the community to the forefront through investment in small businesses, trauma-informed health care, and racial justice.

    In our interview, she spoke of how the war on drugs in the Central District was her first doorway into being an advocate for her community. After years of working with Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Smith worked at Solid Ground with those experiencing housing and food insecurity, and spent 11 years organizing in Olympia as a community engagement manager at the Children’s Alliance. As a legislator, she wants to prioritize flexible afterschool programs, access to addiction services, and truly affordable childcare.

    Smith has served as PTSA president and vice president of the Seattle Public Schools PTSA. Unique to her candidacy is her experience advocating for her children in the district, which led to developing better investments for marginalized students. In a point of differentiation between Smith and her opponent Chipalo Street, only Smith spoke of ending gentrification in the Central and International District, Rainier Valley, and Renton by ending predatory real estate development practices. She was also the only candidate to discuss the need to support survivors of domestic violence by unraveling the difficult knot of laws and procedures around getting protection.

    Smith's notable endorsements include King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, Rep. Tarra Simmons, Rep. Jamila Taylor, and former King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, all of whom are outstanding advocates for racial justice and community building.

    Smith is a great choice if you are looking for a candidate with a long record of work in the community who centers Black liberation, self-determination, and using local knowledge to inform policy.

    Emijah Smith

    As a community organizer deeply rooted in the community, Emijah Smith wants to bring the voices and needs of the community to the forefront through investment in small businesses, trauma-informed health care, and racial justice.

    Emijah Smith

    As a community organizer deeply rooted in the community, Emijah Smith wants to bring the voices and needs of the community to the forefront through investment in small businesses, trauma-informed health care, and racial justice.

  • Chipalo Street is running for 37th Legislative District, Position 2 to improve education, expand economic opportunity, and close the digital divide. He works in Microsoft's office of the CTO as a senior leader on emerging technology. He also serves on the board of the Institute For A Democratic Future, which trains up-and-coming civic leaders, and he is the co-founder of the Teacher Scientist Partnership at Technology Access Foundation Academy, which teaches a computer science curriculum in south Seattle.

    Street is running on a strong progressive platform that includes supporting reproductive rights, delivering affordable housing, strengthening tenant protections, fighting for clean energy and environmental justice, expanding early education and childcare access, and strengthening laws that reduce gun violence.

    In our interview with Street, he was very passionate about education with an emphasis on technology. Street believes that Washington can lead the nation in STEM education and that the Legislature can do more for students by funding free two-year college. He also spoke extensively about his experience being a small landlord and how he believes that tenants and owners should work in partnership. Street emphasized that during the pandemic he was able to keep all his tenants housed despite a third of them losing work. He supports tenant protections, rental assistance, housing vouchers, and ending exclusionary zoning in transit areas, which would bring more housing options like triplexes and duplexes.

    Street's notable individual endorsements include Port Commissioners Hamdi Mohamed and Sam Cho, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, and Tukwila City Councilmember Mohamed Abdi, who all emphasized Street's work with small businesses, civic leadership, and his values around housing.

    If you are looking for a candidate who is pushing to bridge the digital divide through education in the 37th Legislative District, Street would be a good choice.

    Chipalo Street

    Chipalo Street is running for 37th Legislative District, Position 2 to improve education, expand economic opportunity, and close the digital divide. He works in Microsoft's office of the CTO as a senior leader on emerging technology.

    Chipalo Street

    Chipalo Street is running for 37th Legislative District, Position 2 to improve education, expand economic opportunity, and close the digital divide. He works in Microsoft's office of the CTO as a senior leader on emerging technology.

  • Democrat

    Nicole Macri

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  • Rep. Nicole Macri is running unopposed for re-election to the 43rd Legislative District, House Position 1. Rep. Macri is a strong progressive who has worked as an advocate for those with mental illnesses and people struggling with homelessness. She is currently the deputy director at the Downtown Emergency Service Center and president of the board of directors of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

    This session, she sponsored a wide slate of progressive legislation, including successful bills to restrict ghost guns and establish a statewide alert system for missing Indigenous women. She also sponsored two bills to help working people - a wealth tax to flip the state's regressive tax code and a bill to increase "missing middle" housing options near transit, like duplexes and triplexes. In previous sessions, Macri supported legislation to require the state to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and to establish the Washington State Office of Equity.

    Macri has 20 years of experience in human services, championing affordable housing, and expanding health care. Her expertise and passion for expanding affordable housing options continue to be an incredible asset in Olympia. Macri deserves your vote to remain in the state House representing the 43rd Legislative District.

    Nicole Macri

    Rep. Nicole Macri is running unopposed for re-election to the 43rd Legislative District, House Position 1. Rep. Macri is a strong progressive who has worked as an advocate for those with mental illnesses and people struggling with homelessness.

    Nicole Macri

    Rep. Nicole Macri is running unopposed for re-election to the 43rd Legislative District, House Position 1. Rep. Macri is a strong progressive who has worked as an advocate for those with mental illnesses and people struggling with homelessness.

  • Democrat

    Javier Valdez

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  • Rep. Javier Valdez is running for the 46th Legislative District Senate seat. Valdez was appointed to the state House in 2017 and was re-elected in 2018 and 2020. He also served as the first president of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME Council 2).

    In Olympia, Valdez has worked to find equitable, progressive solutions to problems facing residents in his district. He supported legislation to prevent discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status, and he advocated for requiring the state to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    This year, Valdez sponsored several successful bills that protect our communities, including being the prime sponsor of the law to restrict ghost guns. He also sought to provide safe places for civic discourse by banning guns in settings like school board meetings and supported an alert system for missing Indigenous people.

    Valdez deserves credit for sponsoring the middle housing bill, which would have provided more housing options around transit, and the wealth tax, which aimed to finally make the extraordinarily wealthy residents of Washington pay their share into education, transportation, and more. These two bills will be critical progressive priorities in the coming years.

    Valdez is running against King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Gross. His platform includes making housing more affordable and tackling homelessness in the district. There is much to appreciate about Gross' platform - he wants to end exclusionary zoning and gradually increase the housing supply with duplexes or triplexes. He also wants to see more investments in the state Housing Trust Fund and mental health care.

    While Gross is progressive, Valdez has swept nearly every endorsement from a broad spectrum of progressive organizations and elected officials. This reflects both the breadth of his platforms and his experience in lawmaking and legislative leadership. Rep. Javier Valdez is the best choice in this race.

    Javier Valdez

    Rep. Javier Valdez is running for the 46th Legislative District Senate seat. Valdez was appointed to the state House in 2017 and was re-elected in 2018 and 2020. He also served as the first president of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME Council 2).

    Javier Valdez

    Rep. Javier Valdez is running for the 46th Legislative District Senate seat. Valdez was appointed to the state House in 2017 and was re-elected in 2018 and 2020. He also served as the first president of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees (AFSCME Council 2).

  • Democrat

    Gerry Pollet

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  • Rep. Gerry Pollet is running for re-election to the 46th Legislative District, House Position 1. He is the executive director of Heart of America Northwest, a group devoted to cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Pollet's background as an attorney and educator has enhanced his policy work on the issues of climate change, equitable education, and government transparency.

    In the Legislature, Pollet has been a reliable vote for protecting the environment and for education. This session, Pollet sponsored bills to restrict untraceable ghost guns and limit carrying weapons in public places such as school board meetings. In addition, he supported a wealth tax, which would have been a big step toward making the state's extremely wealthy pay their share for the resources we all depend on. In previous years, he sponsored a bill to require the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and bills to lower class sizes and offer free community college.

    While Pollet has been excellent on environmental issues, we were extremely disappointed that he was an obstacle to important legislation related to housing affordability. The "missing middle" housing bill, sponsored by Rep. Batemen, would have given Washingtonians more housing options by increasing density near transit lines. As the chair of the Local Government Committee, Pollet used his position to water down this bill with amendments in a way that would exempt much of his district. This isn't the first time Pollet has opposed important legislation that would reduce the cost of housing. In previous years, he also weakened or blocked bills that would allow homeowners to build and rent backyard cottages. We hope Pollet reconsiders his position on these bills to alleviate the crushing cost of housing for residents of his district.

    Pollet's opponent in this race was Hadeel Jeanne, a longtime resident of the 46th whose campaign was focused on the experiences of everyday working people and parents in the district, many of whom struggle to afford rising rents and home prices. Regrettably, Jeanne announced on July 12 that she was suspending her campaign for family reasons, though she will still appear on the general election ballot.

    Gerry Pollet

    Rep. Gerry Pollet is running for re-election to the 46th Legislative District, House Position 1. He is the executive director of Heart of America Northwest, a group devoted to cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

    Gerry Pollet

    Rep. Gerry Pollet is running for re-election to the 46th Legislative District, House Position 1. He is the executive director of Heart of America Northwest, a group devoted to cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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  • Darya Farivar is running for the 46th Legislative District, Position 2 to bring a keen eye to the intersection of policy and marginalized experiences. She is the public policy director with Disability Rights Washington, an organization that provides free services to people with disabilities and protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Farivar has also served as co-chair of the Seattle Women's Commission, policy chair of the State Special Education Advisory Council, and is currently a board member of Peyvand, which supports Iranian students at UW.

    A focus on disability rights runs through Farivar's campaign, from her priorities in housing, criminal justice reform, health care, and more. In our interview, Farivar stated that she wants to build up diversion programs and ensure accessible housing units for people experiencing homelessness, noting that 40 percent of homeless people report having a disability. Farivar also makes the interesting point that disabilities cut across partisan lines and she would be willing to work across the aisle to move forward with legislation that works for everyone. She wants to see investments in robust mass transit, including infrastructure to get people to the district's three light rail stops and would be very supportive of transit-centered housing.

    Farivar states that she would be the first Middle Eastern woman serving in Olympia. As the daughter of refugees, she wants to establish a commission for Middle Eastern affairs to help the Legislature work in unison with Middle Eastern communities. Since the primary, she has solidified broad support from progressive organizations and earned the endorsement of the three leading Democrats who did not advance from the primary.

    Farivar is a good choice if you're looking for a candidate who would center underrepresented voices and ensure truly accessible services and housing for all.

    Darya Farivar

    Darya Farivar is running for the 46th Legislative District, Position 2 to bring a keen eye to the intersection of policy and marginalized experiences.

    Darya Farivar

    Darya Farivar is running for the 46th Legislative District, Position 2 to bring a keen eye to the intersection of policy and marginalized experiences.

  • Democrat

    Lelach Rave

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  • Pediatrician Dr. Lelach Rave is running for office to bring mental health, youth and family health, and education to the forefront of the Legislature's agenda. She is the legislative chair for the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has spent years in Olympia advocating for policies like paid family leave, feeding kids through Breakfast After the Bell, and creating the Washington Vaccine Association.

    Rave is the only physician running for Legislature this year. Because of her pediatric focus, Rave highlighted the need to support both kids and parents in this burgeoning mental health crisis. She noted that we can accelerate hiring much-needed mental health staff statewide by lowering the administrative burden on health care workers, especially lower-paid staff.

    In her interview, Rave was also one of the few candidates on any ballot this year to discuss the importance of special education, noting that the state is behind by millions of dollars in funding special education, and that special needs kids fell even further behind than neurotypical kids in the pandemic. Outside of her health-related policies, Rave wants to see additional investments in the Housing Trust Fund, more low- and middle-income housing, reduction of fossil fuels, and more.

    Rave emphasized that there are no medical professionals currently in the Legislature. Rave is a good choice if you are looking for a candidate with the experience and drive to advocate for community health care for children and families.

    Lelach Rave

    Pediatrician Dr. Lelach Rave is running for office to bring mental health, youth and family health, and education to the forefront of the Legislature's agenda.

    Lelach Rave

    Pediatrician Dr. Lelach Rave is running for office to bring mental health, youth and family health, and education to the forefront of the Legislature's agenda.

  • Leesa Manion ha trabajado como jefa de personal de la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de King durante los últimos 15 años. Ahora se postula para Fiscal del Condado de King para proporcionar un liderazgo consistente con el cargo y apoyar reformas importantes al sistema legal penal. Si es elegida, sería la primera mujer y la primera persona de color en este cargo. Fuera de la oficina del fiscal, Manion ha desempeñado varios roles de liderazgo, incluso en las juntas directivas de Alliance for Gun Responsibility, la Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle y como socia cofundadora de Choose 180, que ofrece programas de capacitación y desvío para mantener a los jóvenes fuera del sistema de justicia juvenil. 
     
    Las principales prioridades de Manion incluyen abordar la acumulación de 4,500 casos presentados durante la interrupción del trabajo de la pandemia, aumentar los fondos para reformas como el tribunal de salud mental e intervenir en la violencia armada antes de que las personas se conviertan en víctimas o delincuentes. En un lugar destacado de su programa figura seguir enjuiciando los delitos violentos, al tiempo que se abordan las disparidades raciales y se presta a las víctimas una atención culturalmente receptiva. 
     
    En nuestra entrevista con Manion, ofreció ideas convincentes sobre la oficina del fiscal y cómo la gestionaría si fuera elegida. Habló de su experiencia en la construcción de un equipo que funcione bien y relaciones de trabajo sólidas en todo el sistema legal, como lo demuestra el hecho de que obtuvo el respaldo de SEIU 925, el sindicato que incluye a los defensores públicos. También habló sobre la necesidad de aplicar los principios de justicia racial para reflejar mejor los valores de la comunidad, e invitar a la comunidad a sesiones de escucha pública o posiblemente convocar juntas asesoras comunitarias. Finalmente, Manion se comprometió a pasar más tiempo asistiendo a reuniones mensuales de la policía y el sheriff para construir relaciones en todo el condado. 
     
    Recomendamos a Manion por su impresionante plataforma y su extenso historial de resultados, así como por el amplio apoyo de muchas organizaciones progresistas y demócratas.

    Leesa Manion

    Leesa Manion ha trabajado como jefa de personal de la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de King durante los últimos 15 años. Ahora se postula para Fiscal del Condado de King para proporcionar un liderazgo consistente con el cargo y apoyar reformas importantes al sistema legal penal.

    Leesa Manion

    Leesa Manion ha trabajado como jefa de personal de la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de King durante los últimos 15 años. Ahora se postula para Fiscal del Condado de King para proporcionar un liderazgo consistente con el cargo y apoyar reformas importantes al sistema legal penal.

Otros Candidatos

El oponente de Manion es el alcalde de Federal Way, Jim Ferrell, quien ha sido elegido tres veces desde 2013. Ferrell es tres veces miembro del Consejo de la Ciudad de Federal Way, y fue fiscal en Renton antes de convertirse más tarde en Fiscal Adjunto Senior del Condado de King.

Ferrell se postula para Fiscal del Condado de King con un rumbo diferente al de Manion. Ha sido crítico con el programa de desvío juvenil altamente efectivo del Condado de King, que proporciona a los delincuentes juveniles primerizos de bajo nivel una alternativa a la prisión. 
Se ha demostrado que el programa Restorative Community Pathways reduce el porcentaje de jóvenes que reinciden en más de la mitad. Sin pruebas, Ferrell continúa atacando el programa utilizando puntos de conversación políticos republicanos sobre el crimen. 

Ferrell está respaldado por varios gremios policiales conservadores, y apareció en una conferencia de prensa con el líder del Gremio de Oficiales de Policía de Seattle, Mike Solan, quien es conocido por defender a los oficiales de Seattle que participaron en la insurrección del 6 de enero. Durante el tiempo de Ferrell como alcalde, el Departamento de Policía de Federal Way ha tenido múltiples casos de oficiales que usaron fuerza excesiva y se comportaron de manera inapropiada, incluido un controvertido video publicado por un oficial que fue noticia nacional este verano. 

Ferrell está respaldado por el Partido Republicano del Condado de King, y su historial como alcalde y plataforma de campaña dejan en claro que buscaría revertir las reformas duramente ganadas hechas en la oficina del Fiscal del Condado de King en los últimos años. Manion es la opción clara en esta elección.

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El oponente de Manion es el alcalde de Federal Way, Jim Ferrell, quien ha sido elegido tres veces desde 2013. Ferrell es tres veces miembro del Consejo de la Ciudad de Federal Way, y fue fiscal en Renton antes de convertirse más tarde en Fiscal Adjunto Senior del Condado de King.

  • La jueza Mary Yu se postula sin oposición para continuar sirviendo en el Tribunal Supremo del estado. Yu fue nombrada para el Tribunal Supremo en 2014, elegida por los votantes para el escaño más tarde ese año, y reelegida en 2016. Antes de unirse al tribunal más alto de Washington, pasó 14 años como jueza de primera instancia en el Tribunal Superior del Condado de King y anteriormente como subjefa de personal del ex fiscal del Condado de King Norm Maleng.

    Yu tiene una reputación intachable y ha sido calificada como “excepcionalmente bien calificada” por varios colegios de abogados clave. En el Tribunal, ella ha sido una voz para la justicia igualitaria y la defensa de los derechos de todos. Ahora, se postula con el respaldo de todos sus compañeros jueces, así como de varios jueces retirados del tribunal.

    La jueza Yu merece su voto para continuar sirviendo como una de los jueces del Tribunal Supremo del estado de Washington

    Mary Yu

    La jueza Mary Yu se postula sin oposición para continuar sirviendo en el Tribunal Supremo del estado. Yu fue nombrada para el Tribunal Supremo en 2014, elegida por los votantes para el escaño más tarde ese año, y reelegida en 2016.

    Mary Yu

    La jueza Mary Yu se postula sin oposición para continuar sirviendo en el Tribunal Supremo del estado. Yu fue nombrada para el Tribunal Supremo en 2014, elegida por los votantes para el escaño más tarde ese año, y reelegida en 2016.

  • La jueza Barbara Madsen ha servido en el Tribunal Supremo del estado durante 30 años y se postula sin oposición para la reelección este año. Ella fue sólo la tercera mujer en servir en el tribunal cuando fue elegida por primera vez en 1992. Durante su tiempo en el Tribunal, sus compañeros jueces la eligieron la 55ª presidenta del Tribunal, una posición que ocupó durante 7 años. 
     
    Habiendo pasado su elección tanto en defensa pública como en enjuiciamiento, Madsen tiene un amplio conocimiento del sistema de justicia penal y una pasión por servir a su comunidad. Su reelección ha sido respaldada por cada uno de sus colegas jueces y una amplia gama de otros líderes judiciales y organizaciones comunitarias. 
     
    La jueza Madsen ha servido al estado con justicia justa e igualitaria. Se merece su voto para permanecer en su asiento en el Tribunal Supremo de Washington.

    Barbara Madsen

    La jueza Barbara Madsen ha servido en el Tribunal Supremo del estado durante 30 años y se postula sin oposición para la reelección este año. Ella fue sólo la tercera mujer en servir en el tribunal cuando fue elegida por primera vez en 1992.

    Barbara Madsen

    La jueza Barbara Madsen ha servido en el Tribunal Supremo del estado durante 30 años y se postula sin oposición para la reelección este año. Ella fue sólo la tercera mujer en servir en el tribunal cuando fue elegida por primera vez en 1992.

  • La jueza G. Helen Whitener se postula sin oposición para la reelección a la Posición 6 en el Tribunal Supremo de Washington. Whitener se convirtió en la primera mujer negra en servir en el Tribunal Supremo del estado en abril de 2020 cuando fue nombrada para llenar una vacante por el gobernador Inslee. Más tarde ese año, ganó su elección para llenar el resto del mandato. Antes de unirse al Tribunal Supremo de Washington, Whitener sirvió en el Tribunal Superior del Condado de Pierce y trabajó como fiscal y abogada defensora antes de convertirse en jueza. 

    La jueza Whitener es una inmigrante trinitense y jueza abiertamente gay, y ha trabajado para ser una voz representativa de la justicia para todos en el tribunal más alto del estado. En esta elección, se ha ganado el respaldo de cada uno de sus compañeros jueces, así como de algunos jueces jubilados. Whitener ha sido calificada como “excepcionalmente bien calificada” por varios colegios de abogados y ha hecho un trabajo excepcional desde que se unió al Tribunal. 

    Whitener es una voz importante en el Tribunal Supremo del Estado y merece su voz para continuar sirviendo como jueza en la Posición 6.

    G. Helen Whitener

    La jueza G. Helen Whitener se postula sin oposición para la reelección a la Posición 6 en el Tribunal Supremo de Washington.

    G. Helen Whitener

    La jueza G. Helen Whitener se postula sin oposición para la reelección a la Posición 6 en el Tribunal Supremo de Washington.

  • Pooja Vaddadi is currently an adjunct professor of legal writing at Seattle University. Prior to joining the staff, she served as a public defender with the Northwest Defenders Division (NDD) of the King County Department of Public Defense. Vaddadi’s career as a public defender gives her a rare and valuable perspective that most judges - who come from prosecutorial or corporate law - don’t have. She has seen firsthand the deterioration and crisis at our prisons while working with clients who are unhoused or suffering from mental illness. 

    More so than Eisenberg, Vaddadi approaches justice from the angle that there’s no amount of incarceration that’s going to fix crimes of poverty or desperation that she sees daily. Vaddadi is serious about the ways in which she would implement restorative justice from the bench, and speaks of how these efforts need to be sustained carefully over time because there’s no quick fix. If elected, she would be a counterweight to the more heavy-handed and prosecution-friendly judges and city officials in her efforts to treat everyone fairly with respect towards the law. She has a strong set of endorsements from Democratic organizations and progressive elected officials.

    This is a somewhat tricky race, as experienced judges are critical in the post-COVID restrictions courts. But we lean towards Vaddadi because we believe she would add valuable perspectives to the bench, and because of her vision for restorative justice and criminal justice reform.

    Pooja Vaddadi

    Enviado por stephanie el Mié, 02/11/2022 - 10:33

    Pooja Vaddadi is currently an adjunct professor of legal writing at Seattle University. Prior to joining the staff, she served as a public defender with the Northwest Defenders Division (NDD) of the King County Department of Public Defense. Vaddadi’s career as a public defender gives her a rare and valuable perspective that most judges - who come from prosecutorial or corporate law - don’t have.

    Pooja Vaddadi

    Enviado por stephanie el Mié, 02/11/2022 - 10:33

    Pooja Vaddadi is currently an adjunct professor of legal writing at Seattle University. Prior to joining the staff, she served as a public defender with the Northwest Defenders Division (NDD) of the King County Department of Public Defense. Vaddadi’s career as a public defender gives her a rare and valuable perspective that most judges - who come from prosecutorial or corporate law - don’t have.

  • Apoyadas Por: Sage Leaders, The Stranger
  • Prior to becoming a judge, Adam Eisenberg worked in various legal roles since 1992, including as a civil trial attorney and a criminal prosecutor. He was chosen by his colleagues to be the Presiding Judge on the Seattle Municipal Court. He was appointed to the court in 2017, and has been rated Exceptionally Well Qualified by several bar associations. Eisenberg is particularly focused on domestic violence, and helped create and currently serves on the steering committee for the Domestic Violence Intervention Project. Eisenberg also speaks to expanding access to the courts through virtual hearings and the importance of equality and justice to him personally as a gay and Jewish judge. His supporters point to the need for experienced judges like Eisbenberg to work through the backlog of cases from the pandemic quickly and fairly. He has earned the endorsement of many of his fellow judges, as well as some Democratic leaders.

    However, Eisenberg has also been called out for some issues from the bench, including complaints of failing to be impartial. In particular, he was criticized for implementing a “trial tax” on a defendant who went to trial rather than accept a plea deal. Furthermore, Eisenberg signed on to City Attorney Ann Davison’s controversial effort to exclude over 100 “high utilizers” from community court.

    Adam Eisenberg

    Enviado por stephanie el Mié, 02/11/2022 - 10:53

    Prior to becoming a judge, Adam Eisenberg worked in various legal roles since 1992, including as a civil trial attorney and a criminal prosecutor. He was chosen by his colleagues to be the Presiding Judge on the Seattle Municipal Court. He was appointed to the court in 2017, and has been rated Exceptionally Well Qualified by several bar associations. Eisenberg is particularly focused on domestic violence, and helped create and currently serves on the steering committee for the Domestic Violence Intervention Project.

    Adam Eisenberg

    Enviado por stephanie el Mié, 02/11/2022 - 10:53

    Prior to becoming a judge, Adam Eisenberg worked in various legal roles since 1992, including as a civil trial attorney and a criminal prosecutor. He was chosen by his colleagues to be the Presiding Judge on the Seattle Municipal Court. He was appointed to the court in 2017, and has been rated Exceptionally Well Qualified by several bar associations. Eisenberg is particularly focused on domestic violence, and helped create and currently serves on the steering committee for the Domestic Violence Intervention Project.

  • Incumbent Judge Damon Shadid is running for re-election to his Position 7 seat on the Seattle Municipal Court. Shadid was first elected to the court in 2014 and has been a strong voice for treatment, support, and accountability on the bench. Previously, he worked in legal defense for women facing abusers in court as well as refugees and other non-citizen defendants. Shadid has also been a community leader in working towards racial justice in our legal system including founding the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington and serving on multiple equity-focused committees and projects.

    Shadid has a progressive vision for the criminal legal system: delivering justice that keeps our community safe and connecting people with the resources and services they need to get out of the criminal legal system. He helped re-establish the city’s mental health court and has fought to involve case workers in court in a more effective, collaborative way. His judicial track record and commitment to progressive alternatives have earned him an impressive list of endorsements in this race including all Seattle-based Democratic organizations, local progressive officials, and key judicial leaders.

    Assistant City Attorney Nyjat Rose-Atkins is challenging Shadid in this race. Outside the city attorney’s office where she has worked for more than a decade, Rose-Atkins works as a pro tem judge for the district court. She is running with a somewhat more conservative approach to the criminal legal system, including wanting to roll back diversion programs and alternatives that reduce prison overcrowding and help community members get the resources they need.

    Shadid has been an exceptional leader in the court and is helping build a safer and more resilient Seattle. He deserves your vote for another term on the city’s municipal court.

    Damon Shadid

    Enviado por alexwhite el Vie, 23/09/2022 - 18:09

    Incumbent Judge Damon Shadid is running for re-election to his Position 7 seat on the Seattle Municipal Court. Shadid was first elected to the court in 2014 and has been a strong voice for treatment, support, and accountability on the bench. Previously, he worked in legal defense for women facing abusers in court as well as refugees and other non-citizen defendants.

    Damon Shadid

    Enviado por alexwhite el Vie, 23/09/2022 - 18:09

    Incumbent Judge Damon Shadid is running for re-election to his Position 7 seat on the Seattle Municipal Court. Shadid was first elected to the court in 2014 and has been a strong voice for treatment, support, and accountability on the bench. Previously, he worked in legal defense for women facing abusers in court as well as refugees and other non-citizen defendants.