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    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 for rideshare worker protections

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

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

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

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

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 40.
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    Vote Yes for even-year county elections

  • King County Charter Amendment 1 puts to voters Ordinance 2022–0180, which pertains to when county elections appear on the ballot. The ordinance, which is supported by a progressive coalition of local organizations, passed the King County Council by a 7-2 margin, only the two most conservative council members in opposition.

    If ratified, the ordinance will shift the elections for the county executive, assessor, elections director, and council positions to even-numbered years. By making this change, local leaders will be chosen during high-turnout years, increasing voter participation and reaching a wider, more diverse group for local positions.

    Vote “Yes” to on Amendment 1 to the King County Charter to strengthen our democracy and give more voters a voice in our county government.
    King County Charter Amendment 1 puts to voters Ordinance 2022–0180, which pertains to when county elections appear on the ballot. The ordinance, which is supported by a progressive coalition of local organizations, passed the King County Council by a 7-2 margin, only the two most conservative council members in opposition.

    If ratified, the ordinance will shift the elections for the county executive, assessor, elections director, and council positions to even-numbered years. By making this change, local leaders will be chosen during high-turnout years, increasing voter participation and reaching a wider, more diverse group for local positions.

    Vote “Yes” to on Amendment 1 to the King County Charter to strengthen our democracy and give more voters a voice in our county government.
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    Vote Yes to extend the Conservation Futures Levy

  • King County Proposition 1 would extend the Conservation Futures levy. The levy provides long-term funding to support local ecosystems and open spaces so that farms, forests, shorelines, and greenways are protected for generations to come.

    Since 1982, funding from Conservation Futures levies has helped protect more than 100,000 acres of land as open space in every corner of the county. Some of the projects include the Discover Parky Capehart forest, the Sammamish River Trail, and the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Proposition 1 would cost the owner of a median King County home approximately $22 a year.

    The Conservation Futures level is a critical investment in protecting our natural environment and ensuring a climate future in Washington. Vote "Approved” on King County Proposition 1.

    King County Proposition 1 would extend the Conservation Futures levy. The levy provides long-term funding to support local ecosystems and open spaces so that farms, forests, shorelines, and greenways are protected for generations to come.

    Since 1982, funding from Conservation Futures levies has helped protect more than 100,000 acres of land as open space in every corner of the county. Some of the projects include the Discover Parky Capehart forest, the Sammamish River Trail, and the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Proposition 1 would cost the owner of a median King County home approximately $22 a year.

    The Conservation Futures level is a critical investment in protecting our natural environment and ensuring a climate future in Washington. Vote "Approved” on King County Proposition 1.

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

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

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

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

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

    Patty Murray

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

    Patty Murray

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

Congress

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

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene is running for re-election to the U.S. House representing Washington’s 1st Congressional District. Since first being elected in 2012, DelBene has been a champion for working families, small businesses, and data privacy and consumer protections. This year, she served as the chair of the moderate New Democrat Coalition, a 98-member congressional caucus that seeks to find solutions that bring Democrats and Republicans together. She brings private sector experience from her background in tech, working at Microsoft early on and then leading a number of local startups.

    DelBene has been a staunch advocate for bills to help Washingtonians and the rest of our country afford stable housing, find family-wage jobs, and access quality health care. She has leveraged her tech background to balance consumer rights with innovation to create protections that benefit us all. DelBene played a key role in passing the Child Tax Credit and is leading efforts to expand it going forward in order to reduce child poverty across the country. She also recently supported the bipartisan infrastructure law which sent federal funding to Washington to upgrade public roads, ports, broadband, and more. Now, she is running to keep protecting Social Security, Medicare, reproductive freedom, and community investments that help Americans afford the basics.

    Mill Creek City Council member and sheriff deputy Vincent Cavaleri is challenging DelBene in this race. He wants to expand militarized police forces and send more people to Washington’s expensive and overpopulated prisons. Instead of Cavaleri's failed positions, we need greater investments in community solutions that compassionately address addiction, housing insecurity, and mental health so that we can all thrive.

    DelBene is a pragmatic and hardworking Democratic leader who will continue to make progress at the federal level if she is re-elected. She deserves your vote to represent Washington’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Suzan DelBene

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is running for re-election to the U.S. House representing Washington’s 1st Congressional District. Since first being elected in 2012, DelBene has been a champion for working families, small businesses, and data privacy and consumer protections.

    Suzan DelBene

    Rep. Suzan DelBene is running for re-election to the U.S. House representing Washington’s 1st Congressional District. Since first being elected in 2012, DelBene has been a champion for working families, small businesses, and data privacy and consumer protections.

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal is running for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. She has a long history of civic leadership on immigration reform, economic justice, and civil liberties. Rep. Jayapal founded OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) in 2001 and built it into the largest immigrant rights organization in the state and a national model. She also played a key role on the Mayoral Advisory Committee that created Seattle’s $15 minimum wage, and this year secured $31 million in federal funding for community projects in the Seattle area, including housing, sciences, education, and the environment.

    Since her election to Congress in 2016, Jayapal has resisted the Trump administration and conservative extremists at every turn and provided a voice for progressives across the country. She has supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for young DACA recipients. She also introduced legislation to expand collective bargaining and provide relief to workers and businesses during the pandemic. More recently, she has called for a national women's strike in response to the Supreme Court's ban on abortion and the curtailing of reproductive freedom across the country. Jayapal is also seeking to codify a transgender bill of rights to protect our country from the erosion of trans civil rights.

    Her opponent, Republican Paul Glumaz, ran for Seattle City Council last year on a conservative agenda. He is running on a similar platform this year, including attempting to arrest our way out of the housing crisis and homelessness on a national scale. He also has no elected or community leadership experience.

    Jayapal is highly experienced and responsive to her constituents, and has held more than 100 town halls during her time in Congress. As chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, she has been one of the strongest progressive advocates in Washington for the needs of all in this country. Pramila Jayapal has earned your vote as a national leader for progressive causes.

    Pramila Jayapal

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal is running for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. She has a long history of civic leadership on immigration reform, economic justice, and civil liberties. Rep.

    Pramila Jayapal

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal is running for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. She has a long history of civic leadership on immigration reform, economic justice, and civil liberties. Rep.

  • Apoyadas Por: Equal Rights Washington, OneAmerica Votes, The Stranger, Washington State Labor Council , Planned Parenthood Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, NARAL, Black Lives Matter PAC, Everytown for Gun Safety Fund
  • Dr. Kim Schrier is seeking re-election to her seat in the U.S. House representing Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Prior to serving two terms in Congress, she worked as a pediatrician and ran a local pediatric practice in Issaquah caring for kids and families across the region.

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

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

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

    Kim Schrier

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

    Kim Schrier

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

  • Democrat Adam Smith is running for a 13th term representing Washington's 9th Congressional District. Prior to running for Congress, Smith worked as a lawyer, a prosecutor in the City of Seattle, and as a state senator. He represents Washington's most diverse district, which is home to 30 percent foreign-born residents and large Asian, Latino, and Black communities.

    In Congress last year, Smith supported Biden's more ambitious effort to fund clean energy, child tax credits, and other progressive priorities. Unlike some of his moderate colleagues, he also sponsored both the Green New Deal and the Medicare for All Act. He previously supported the pandemic relief package and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to dramatically increase accountability and transparency. However, some progressives have criticized Smith for his more hawkish foreign policy stances. Now, he is focused on creating living-wage jobs, fighting for Medicare for All, and both protecting and expanding Social Security.

    Also in this race is Republican Doug Basler, who has tried and failed to unseat Smith in every election since 2014. Basler is a Trump Republican who opposes reproductive freedom and the public health measures taken to fight the coronavirus. He's now promoting some of the far-right conspiracy theories that seek to deny our kids a comprehensive and accurate education.

    Smith's seniority and experience make him an influential voice for us in the other Washington. He is the clear choice in this race and deserves your vote for another term in Congress.

    Adam Smith

    Democrat Adam Smith is running for a 13th term representing Washington's 9th Congressional District. Prior to running for Congress, Smith worked as a lawyer, a prosecutor in the City of Seattle, and as a state senator.

    Adam Smith

    Democrat Adam Smith is running for a 13th term representing Washington's 9th Congressional District. Prior to running for Congress, Smith worked as a lawyer, a prosecutor in the City of Seattle, and as a state senator.

  • 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 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 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 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 non-partisan 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.

  • Apoyadas Por: Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Legislative Races

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

  • Democrat

    Davina Duerr

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

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

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

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

    Davina Duerr

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

    Davina Duerr

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

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

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

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

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

    Shelley Kloba

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

    Shelley Kloba

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

  • Democrat

    Bill Ramos

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

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

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

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

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

    Bill Ramos

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

    Bill Ramos

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

  • Democrat

    Lisa Callan

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

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

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

    While in the Legislature, Magendanz maintained a conservative track record, including being the sole East King County legislator of either party to vote against a transportation bill that would have reduced traffic gridlock on the I-405 corridor. Magendanz is running to cut corporate oversight laws that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Magendanz was proud of his "A" rating from the National Rifle Association during his last campaign, which raises questions about his willingness to keep our communities safe from gun violence.

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

    Lisa Callan

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

    Lisa Callan

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

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

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

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

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

    G. David Hackney

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

    G. David Hackney

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Steve Bergquist

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

    Steve Bergquist

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

No Good Choices

Mike Steele - 12th LD - No Good Choices

There are no good choices on the ballot for Position 2 in the 12th Legislative District. Conservative Rep. Mike Steele is running for re-election to the position he has held since 2017. Outside the Legislature, he serves as the executive director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

Mike Steele - 12th LD - No Good Choices

There are no good choices on the ballot for Position 2 in the 12th Legislative District. Conservative Rep. Mike Steele is running for re-election to the position he has held since 2017. Outside the Legislature, he serves as the executive director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

  • Democrat

    Claire Wilson

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  • Sen. Claire Wilson was elected to the Senate in 2018 and serves as the assistant majority whip. Prior to her election, she spent 25 years as an administrator of early childhood education at the Puget Sound Educational Services District and has served in many community leadership roles, including on the PTA, Citizens for Federal Way Schools, and the Building Better Futures Board, among others.

    This year, Wilson sponsored bills to invest in transportation, including ferry upgrades and free rides for kids on transit, as well as the successful gun safety measure of limiting high-capacity magazines. She also sponsored legislation to make Washington's extraordinarily wealthy residents finally pay their share for resources we all use. As an expert in education and youth, Wilson also sponsored a bill that will expand accessible and affordable childcare and early education programs.

    Wilson faces a challenge from former state representative and Federal Way Council President Linda Kochmar. Her 40-word, bullet-point agenda provides little detail on what she plans to do if elected. In the few words offered she alludes to revoking police accountability measures passed in the Legislature. Her record shows her opposition to making the wealthy pay what they owe our communities, and her legislative record received a "D" grade from Pro-Choice Washington. Kochmar is one of the more conservative members of the Federal Way City Council, going so far as to oppose hazard pay for grocery workers at the height of the pandemic.

    Wilson has been a solid legislator and a mover of progressive policies in the Senate, especially for kids and families. She deserves your vote in the 30th Legislative District.

    Claire Wilson

    Sen. Claire Wilson was elected to the Senate in 2018 and serves as the assistant majority whip.

    Claire Wilson

    Sen. Claire Wilson was elected to the Senate in 2018 and serves as the assistant majority whip.

  • Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service. She previously served as the statewide advocacy counsel for the Northwest Justice Project, where she managed a network of legal aid attorneys, and has worked on youth intervention programs and other violence reduction efforts. Taylor was elected chair of the state Black Members Caucus this year, where she advocates for racial equity for all Washingtonians.

    In her first term, Taylor sponsored successful bills to restrict the open carry of guns in public places like school board meetings, establish the state's first statewide digital equity plan, and create a system to locate missing Indigenous people. She was the prime sponsor of legislation that will expand scholarships for community and technical college students. She also supported increasing housing options near transit to alleviate the state's housing crisis. If re-elected, Taylor wants to work on crime and violence prevention, affordable housing access, and health care.

    Taylor's opponent Casey Jones states that he is a Federal Way police commander with 23 years in law enforcement who, unsurprisingly, wants to increase prosecution. Unfortunately, law and order is the only campaign agenda point on his website. Aside from a desire to reduce police accountability measures passed recently in the Legislature, Jones offers no further vision for the district. This doesn’t speak to an interest in the majority of work that a legislator needs to do to keep their communities healthy and whole, including protecting our water and air, supporting great schools, addressing the housing crisis, and more.

    The 30th District doesn't need more abrasive and divisive rhetoric. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, the district needs someone who can bring together communities and write legislation that works for everyone. Taylor's standout first term has shown that she is a progressive and capable legislator, and she has earned your vote in the 30th Legislative District.

    Jamila Taylor

    Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service.

    Jamila Taylor

    Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service.

  • Former House representative Kristine Reeves is running for the vacant seat left open by the retirement of Rep. Jesse Johnson this year. She is a current Washington State Gambling Commissioner and former Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for Washington state.

    In the Legislature, Reeves was a champion for paid family and medical leave, gun safety, linking students with apprenticeships, and making childcare more affordable. She is motivated to address affordable housing and homelessness by her experience growing up as a foster child and being homeless herself at times. Reeves also wants to see childcare workers compensated more fairly, advocate for military families and veterans, greater climate action, and to protect abortion rights by closing fake "crisis pregnancy centers" that pretend to offer abortion services.

    Reeves is running against Ashli Tagoai, a lawyer and former communications director for the Washington State Republican Party. Like many MAGA Republicans running this year, Tagoai is trying to divide and scare us about crime instead of providing our communities the care, security, and support we need. Rather than supporting proven strategies to reduce gun violence and address homelessness, Tagoai wants us to believe that the solution is just to put even more people in jail. She also has no desire to balance our state's upside-down tax code and would allow corporations and the wealthy to avoid paying what they owe our communities.

    While Reeves has been progressive on several issues, she's taken a more cautious approach to others, including voting against taxing polluters. She was also one of only three Democrats to vote no on eviction protections in 2019, especially notable in this district because eviction disproportionately affects Black and Latino residents. While we hope that Reeves will vote differently on these issues, Tagoai's far-right agenda would drag the 30th Legislative District backward. Reeves is by far the best choice in this race.

    Kristine Reeves

    Former House representative Kristine Reeves is running for the vacant seat left open by the retirement of Rep. Jesse Johnson this year. She is a current Washington State Gambling Commissioner and former Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for Washington state.

    Kristine Reeves

    Former House representative Kristine Reeves is running for the vacant seat left open by the retirement of Rep. Jesse Johnson this year. She is a current Washington State Gambling Commissioner and former Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for Washington state.

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    Chris Vance

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  • Chris Vance is challenging Trump Republican Sen. Phil Fortunato as an Independent. Vance has previously served in elected office both in the state Legislature and as a member of the Metropolitan King County Council. He was the former chair of the state’s Republican party and now works for King County in communications and serves as a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, a Libertarian think tank.

    Vance is an outspoken voice against the MAGA Republican trend in the local party he used to lead. His campaign priorities include making sure all public schools have the resources they need for students to thrive and improving our transit system. Unfortunately, he also wants to direct resources away from the things that make our communities safe and strong like affordable housing, accessible health care, and clean parks, and instead use those funds to expand and militarize police forces.

    Fortunato typifies the extreme Republicans Vance opposes. On the first day of the legislative session this year, Fortunato was escorted off the legislative campus for refusing to follow basic COVID-19 protections. Later, he falsely told constituents that COVID safety guidelines have caused more deaths than the virus itself, which has claimed 1 million lives. Fortunato has also promoted far-right conspiracies that seek to overturn the will of the people in the 2020 election and he recently said that the state’s equity efforts were racial “segregation.”

    Residents of the 31st Legislative District deserve a representative who will put community needs above extremist ideologies and conspiracy beliefs. Though he is not a progressive, Chris Vance is the best choice in this race for state senator.

    Chris Vance

    Chris Vance is challenging Trump Republican Sen. Phil Fortunato as an Independent. Vance has previously served in elected office both in the state Legislature and as a member of the Metropolitan King County Council.

    Chris Vance

    Chris Vance is challenging Trump Republican Sen. Phil Fortunato as an Independent. Vance has previously served in elected office both in the state Legislature and as a member of the Metropolitan King County Council.

  • Holly Stanton is an attorney and small business owner running in the 31st Legislative District for Position 1. Stanton is a moderate Democrat and a first-time candidate who wants to strengthen community services so that we can all put food on our tables and access quality health care, housing, and schools. She would also prioritize environmental protections to build a sustainable future for generations to come. Unfortunately, Stanton also supports some more conservative policies around increasing policing instead of expanding public services and infrastructure to keep our communities safe.

    Stanton is challenging Republican Rep. Drew Stokesbary, a practicing attorney at his own law firm. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Stokesbary and a few of his GOP colleagues sued Gov. Inslee over the Stay-At-Home order. While many Washington families are struggling to afford the basics like health care, medicine, housing, child care, and education, Stokesbary has opposed investments in our communities in favor of tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. Though he claims to be interested in public safety, he recently voted against a bill to keep our communities safe from high-capacity firearms and wrongly believes that sending militarized police forces into our neighborhoods will make us safer. Stokesbary has taken some good votes, however, including supporting the Working Families Tax Credit.

    Though there are no progressive candidates in this race, Holly Stanton is the best candidate to advocate for community needs in Legislative District 31, Position 1.

    Holly Stanton

    Holly Stanton is an attorney and small business owner running in the 31st Legislative District for Position 1.

    Holly Stanton

    Holly Stanton is an attorney and small business owner running in the 31st Legislative District for Position 1.

  • Carrie Wilbur is a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Eric Robertson for the 31st Legislative District, Position 2 after making it on the ballot from a successful write-in campaign in the primary. Wilbur has been self-employed and previously worked as a caregiver. She was a co-founder and now serves as a board chair for the local nonprofit Out of the Gray, Caring for Caregivers.

    Wilbur is running to make her district a place where all residents can have their needs met and thrive. She wants to fight for self-determination in reproductive health care, balancing our state’s upside-down tax code, building racial equity, addressing homelessness preventatively through affordable housing solutions, and advocating for people with disabilities. Her progressive vision also includes advocating for caregivers of disabled loved ones who lack institutional support and are rarely paid for their work.

    Rep. Eric Robertson first served in the Legislature from 1994 to 1998 before switching to a career in law enforcement and then rejoining the state House in his current position in 2021. He is promoting a Trump Republican agenda that includes critiquing basic COVID safety guidelines, preventing schools from teaching age-appropriate sexual health education, and relying on over-policing to address addiction issues in our community. In the last session, he voted against commonsense gun safety legislation and updates to the state’s climate goals.

    Carrie Wilbur is the clear choice in this race and deserves your vote to take science seriously and put the community first.

    Carrie Wilbur

    Carrie Wilbur is a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Eric Robertson for the 31st Legislative District, Position 2 after making it on the ballot from a successful write-in campaign in the primary. Wilbur has been self-employed and previously worked as a caregiver.

    Carrie Wilbur

    Carrie Wilbur is a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Eric Robertson for the 31st Legislative District, Position 2 after making it on the ballot from a successful write-in campaign in the primary. Wilbur has been self-employed and previously worked as a caregiver.

  • 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 early August 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. Karen Keiser is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate from the 33rd Legislative District. She serves as the president pro tempore of the state Senate and as the chair of the Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee. Before joining the Legislature in 1995, she spent 25 years working for the Washington State Labor Council.

    In Olympia, Sen. Keiser is committed to improving the affordability of prescription drugs, strengthening workplace safety and security, and expanding accessible housing for all. This year, she was one of the sponsors of a bill to address our state's upside-down tax code. Keiser also recently voted in favor of a bill to prohibit guns in certain government and voting spaces as well as legislation to set new environmental protection goals for the state.

    If re-elected, Sen. Keiser wants to work on getting Washingtonians access to high-quality public education, economic security for families and small businesses, and affordable health care. Keiser has earned your vote for state Senate.

    Karen Keiser

    Incumbent Sen. Karen Keiser is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate from the 33rd Legislative District. She serves as the president pro tempore of the state Senate and as the chair of the Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee.

    Karen Keiser

    Incumbent Sen. Karen Keiser is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate from the 33rd Legislative District. She serves as the president pro tempore of the state Senate and as the chair of the Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee.

  • Democrat

    Tina L. Orwall

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  • Incumbent Rep. Tina Orwall is running unopposed for re-election to the 33rd Legislative District, Position 1. Before joining the Legislature in 2009, Rep. Orwall worked for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing and in the public mental health system.

    Rep. Orwall has been a consistent Democratic voice since assuming office. One of her top priorities is public safety, and she is proud of legislation from this session that strengthens police accountability, introduces a new behavioral health hotline, focuses resources on missing Indigenous women, and improves community gun safety. If re-elected, Rep. Orwall will continue prioritizing funding economic recovery from the pandemic for working families and small businesses, directing resources to mental and behavioral health issues, and addressing the high cost of living.

    Orwall has earned your vote.

    Tina L. Orwall

    Incumbent Rep. Tina Orwall is running unopposed for re-election to the 33rd Legislative District, Position 1. Before joining the Legislature in 2009, Rep. Orwall worked for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing and in the public mental health system.

    Tina L. Orwall

    Incumbent Rep. Tina Orwall is running unopposed for re-election to the 33rd Legislative District, Position 1. Before joining the Legislature in 2009, Rep. Orwall worked for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing and in the public mental health system.

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  • Rep. Mia Su-Ling Gregerson is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 33, Position 2. The former Sea-Tac mayor and city council member has served in the House since 2013 where she has prioritized improving public infrastructure and social services. Rep. Gregerson is proud of serving as the vice chair of both the House Members of Color Caucus and House Appropriations Committee.

    Gregerson has been a champion in Olympia for equity, voting rights, and housing affordability. This session, she succeeded in passing the Digital Equity Act, a bill to address the digital resource divide between students so that all of Washington’s kids have a chance to prosper. If re-elected, Gregerson wants to bring access to reliable broadband to all Washingtonians, increase affordable housing options, and work to combat the climate crisis.

    Gregerson has earned your vote for state House.

    Mia Su-Ling Gregerson

    Rep. Mia Su-Ling Gregerson is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 33, Position 2. The former Sea-Tac mayor and city council member has served in the House since 2013 where she has prioritized improving public infrastructure and social services. Rep.

    Mia Su-Ling Gregerson

    Rep. Mia Su-Ling Gregerson is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 33, Position 2. The former Sea-Tac mayor and city council member has served in the House since 2013 where she has prioritized improving public infrastructure and social services. Rep.

  • 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 justice 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

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  • 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 childcare 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 Legislative District 34, Position 2. 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. Fitzgibbon 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, he 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 Legislative District 34, Position 2. 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 Legislative District 34, Position 2. 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 balancing 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 Legislative District 36, 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 this year. 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.

  • Sen. Rebecca Saldaña is running unopposed for re-election to continue representing Legislative District 37 in the state Senate. Previously, Saldaña worked as an organizer with several unions and served as the executive director of a progressive nonprofit. As a Chicana legislator, she co-chairs the Senate Members of Color Caucus in addition to serving as the vice chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

    Saldaña’s legislative priorities include working towards social equity and racial justice, strengthening workers’ rights, and making sure everyone can access their right to vote. She also wants to invest in public infrastructure like improved transit options and sustainable community development. This past session, she voted for a progressive slate of bills including legislation to prohibit the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines and bills to update our state’s climate goals.

    Saldaña has earned your support for state Senate.

    Rebecca Saldaña

    Sen. Rebecca Saldaña is running unopposed for re-election to continue representing Legislative District 37 in the state Senate. Previously, Saldaña worked as an organizer with several unions and served as the executive director of a progressive nonprofit.

    Rebecca Saldaña

    Sen. Rebecca Saldaña is running unopposed for re-election to continue representing Legislative District 37 in the state Senate. Previously, Saldaña worked as an organizer with several unions and served as the executive director of a progressive nonprofit.

  • Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos is running for re-election to Legislative District 37, 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 Legislative District 37, 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 Legislative District 37, 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.

  • Apoyadas Por: SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
  • 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.

  • Apoyadas Por: The Stranger, The Urbanist
  • Democrat

    Tana Senn

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  • Rep. Tana Senn is running for re-election to the 41st Legislative District in Position 1, where she has served since 2013. As a working mother, Senn has aimed to be a champion for Washington’s families and currently chairs the Children, Youth & Families Committee.

    Senn has been a strong voice for preventing gun violence, making child care more affordable, working towards pay equity, and expanding mental health services and resources. This session, she voted for legislation to prohibit the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines and a bill to set new state carbon reduction goals. She has also sponsored legislation to establish the Washington State Office of Equity and require the state to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, pointing our state in the right direction to fight climate change. One of the few disappointments in Senn's progressive track record was her opposition to the missing middle housing bill this year that would have improved affordability by allowing more dense housing options near transit. If re-elected, Senn will continue to prioritize public education investments, environmental protections, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence.

    Senn faces a challenge from Republican Mike Nykreim, who is technically running under the Election Integrity Party. His main priority for running is to question election security, echoing the conspiracy theories of the extremists who tried to overturn the will of the people last presidential election. As of early August, Nykreim's website is not accessible.

    Rep. Senn has been a strong advocate for her district and is the clear choice in this race.

    Tana Senn

    Rep. Tana Senn is running for re-election to the 41st Legislative District in Position 1, where she has served since 2013. As a working mother, Senn has aimed to be a champion for Washington’s families and currently chairs the Children, Youth & Families Committee.

    Tana Senn

    Rep. Tana Senn is running for re-election to the 41st Legislative District in Position 1, where she has served since 2013. As a working mother, Senn has aimed to be a champion for Washington’s families and currently chairs the Children, Youth & Families Committee.

  • Democratic incumbent Rep. My-Linh Thai is seeking her third term representing the 41st Legislative District in the state House. Before joining the Legislature, Thai served as the president of the Bellevue School District and as the vice president of the Washington State School Board Directors Association. She was the first refugee elected to the state House and is now the vice chair of the Democratic Caucus.

    In office, Thai has been a staunch advocate for investments in public education to ensure all Washington kids have access to equitable resources and the chance to thrive. She also recently sponsored progressive bills such as the Working Families Tax Credit, a bill requiring the translation of prescription medicine so that all communities can receive accurate health information, and legislation to remove barriers for civil cases involving police violence. She is now running for re-election to keep fighting for students and educational resources, social equity, environmental protections, and community health.

    Republican challenger Al Rosenthal is a retired Boeing engineer who now owns retail property and a commercial office. Instead of investing in addiction treatment and stable housing so we can all be safe, healthy, and secure, Rosenthal wants to divide us with fear and cast blame on our neighbors who are struggling the most.

    Rep. Thai is the clear choice in this race. An unwavering community advocate, she deserves to be re-elected to the 41st Legislative District, Position 2.

    My-Linh Thai

    Democratic incumbent Rep. My-Linh Thai is seeking her third term representing the 41st Legislative District in the state House.

    My-Linh Thai

    Democratic incumbent Rep. My-Linh Thai is seeking her third term representing the 41st Legislative District in the state House.

  • Democrat

    Nicole Macri

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    Evergreen Future
  • 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 continues to be an incredible asset in Olympia. Macri deserves your vote for state House from 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.