• 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.

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  • 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.
  • Endorsed By The Stranger
  • 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.

  • Democrat Doug White is running for U.S. representative for the 4th Congressional District. His platform is focused on protecting the local environment and expanding rural health care. He comes from several generations of Central Washington farmers and has worked with family businesses.

    White's focus would be a significant change from incumbent Dan Newhouse's conservative policies. White believes that climate change needs to be mitigated by local energy from solar and wind. He also believes immigrants need a path forward to citizenship, more must be done to secure affordable housing for all, a safety net for seniors and the vulnerable must be provided, and that infrastructure from waterways to broadband internet needs to be modernized and rebuilt. Unlike his opponent, he also supports passing a law to protect reproductive freedom for all Americans.

    Incumbent Republican Dan Newhouse was first elected in 2014 and previously served as the Washington director of agriculture and in the state House of Representatives. He is very conservative, and while Trump was in office he voted with the president 93% of the time. While he was one of the few Republicans to support Trump's impeachment in 2021 after the attack on the capitol on January 6th, Newhouse refused to support the pandemic relief package. Newhouse is also strongly opposed to reproductive freedom and has an A+ rating from a national anti-abortion PAC.

    White is broadly endorsed by many Democratic organizations, unions, and more. For his willingness to take on the district's and nation's biggest issues, like protecting water and building up communities more equitably, we recommend Doug White for Congress for the 4th District.

    Doug White

    Democrat Doug White is running for U.S. representative for the 4th Congressional District. His platform is focused on protecting the local environment and expanding rural health care. He comes from several generations of Central Washington farmers and has worked with family businesses.

    Doug White

    Democrat Doug White is running for U.S. representative for the 4th Congressional District. His platform is focused on protecting the local environment and expanding rural health care. He comes from several generations of Central Washington farmers and has worked with family businesses.

  • 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

Legislative Races

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

No Good Choices

Shelly Short - 7th LD - No Good Choices

Republican Sen. Shelly Short is running to remain in the state Senate representing the 7th Legislative District. She is the Republican floor leader and has served in the Senate since winning the 2017 special election to replace Brian Dansel.

Shelly Short - 7th LD - No Good Choices

Republican Sen. Shelly Short is running to remain in the state Senate representing the 7th Legislative District. She is the Republican floor leader and has served in the Senate since winning the 2017 special election to replace Brian Dansel.

No Good Choices

Joel A Kretz - 7th LD - No Good Choices

Conservative incumbent Rep. Joel Kretz is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 2 in the 7th Legislative District. Previously, Kretz has worked with the Okanogan Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

Joel A Kretz - 7th LD - No Good Choices

Conservative incumbent Rep. Joel Kretz is running unopposed for re-election to House Position 2 in the 7th Legislative District. Previously, Kretz has worked with the Okanogan Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

No Good Choices

Judith Warnick - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Sen. Judith Warnick is running unopposed for re-election to represent the 13th Legislative District in the state Senate. She has served in the Legislature since 2007 and has been a state senator for seven of those years.

Judith Warnick - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Sen. Judith Warnick is running unopposed for re-election to represent the 13th Legislative District in the state Senate. She has served in the Legislature since 2007 and has been a state senator for seven of those years.

No Good Choices

Thomas Dent - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Dent is running for a fifth term in the House representing the 13th Legislative District in Position 1. His opponent, Ron Fode, dropped out earlier this year, leaving him running unopposed in this race.

Thomas Dent - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Dent is running for a fifth term in the House representing the 13th Legislative District in Position 1. His opponent, Ron Fode, dropped out earlier this year, leaving him running unopposed in this race.

No Good Choices

Alex Ybarra - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican Rep. Alex Ybarra is running unopposed for re-election to Position 2 in the 13th Legislative District. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after taking over Rep. Matt Manweller’s seat and previously served as the president of the Quincy School Board.

Alex Ybarra - 13th LD - No Good Choices

Republican Rep. Alex Ybarra is running unopposed for re-election to Position 2 in the 13th Legislative District. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after taking over Rep. Matt Manweller’s seat and previously served as the president of the Quincy School Board.

  • 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.

  • Incumbent Judge Anna Gigliotti is running for re-election to Grant County Superior Court, Judge Position 1. Gigliotti joined the court in 2021 through an appointment by Gov. Inslee. Before the superior court, she worked as a district court commissioner, a pro tem judge, and a deputy prosecutor in Grant County.

    Gigliotti is a dedicated community leader with a wide range of local legal experience. She supports establishing a drug court for Grant County to deliver services and treatment to those who need it most, leading to fewer people behind bars. Gigliotti also wants to modernize the county’s legal system to improve access and equity. She was rated "exceptionally well qualified" by the Veteran's Bar Association of Washington and has earned an impressive, bipartisan list of endorsements in this race.

    Melissa Chlarson, a Grant County District Court commissioner, is the other candidate in this race. Chlarson previously worked as a private practice attorney and was a former board member of the Moses Lake Community Health Center. She wants to serve the community by bringing her experience and temperament to the bench.

    Judge Gigliotti is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote to remain in Position 1 on the Grant County Superior Court.

    Anna Gigliotti

    Incumbent Judge Anna Gigliotti is running for re-election to Grant County Superior Court, Judge Position 1. Gigliotti joined the court in 2021 through an appointment by Gov. Inslee.

    Anna Gigliotti

    Incumbent Judge Anna Gigliotti is running for re-election to Grant County Superior Court, Judge Position 1. Gigliotti joined the court in 2021 through an appointment by Gov. Inslee.