• VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained for a sustainable climate future

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

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

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 39.

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

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

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 39.

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    Vote Maintained 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 APPROVED

    Vote Approved for Ranked Choice Voting

  • As elections become increasingly divisive and toxic, more municipalities across the country are looking to ranked choice voting as a consensus-building option to make sure all voices are heard. Clark County Charter Amendment 10 proposes to combine the primary and general elections using a ranked choice voting system for county elected offices.

    Ranked choice voting is simple - voters rank candidates in order of preference. This allows them to rank as many candidates as they choose without hurting the chances of their favored candidate. If no candidate receives more than half of the first choices, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and any voter who picked that candidate as their top choice will have their next choice counted until a majority winner emerges.

    Ranked choice voting is considered a more democratic alternative to single choice voting by reducing the need for voters to make a “lesser of two evils” choice. It has been adopted by states and municipalities of various political leanings across the country, from New York City to Alaska, to foster more civil election discourse and incentivize politicians to reach people beyond their base.

    Eleven million voters across the country live in states, municipalities, or districts where ranked choice voting has been used successfully. Clark County should join other counties to adopt this voting system for local elections. Vote “Approved” for Clark County Charter Amendment 10.
    As elections become increasingly divisive and toxic, more municipalities across the country are looking to ranked choice voting as a consensus-building option to make sure all voices are heard. Clark County Charter Amendment 10 proposes to combine the primary and general elections using a ranked choice voting system for county elected offices.

    Ranked choice voting is simple - voters rank candidates in order of preference. This allows them to rank as many candidates as they choose without hurting the chances of their favored candidate. If no candidate receives more than half of the first choices, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and any voter who picked that candidate as their top choice will have their next choice counted until a majority winner emerges.

    Ranked choice voting is considered a more democratic alternative to single choice voting by reducing the need for voters to make a “lesser of two evils” choice. It has been adopted by states and municipalities of various political leanings across the country, from New York City to Alaska, to foster more civil election discourse and incentivize politicians to reach people beyond their base.

    Eleven million voters across the country live in states, municipalities, or districts where ranked choice voting has been used successfully. Clark County should join other counties to adopt this voting system for local elections. Vote “Approved” for Clark County Charter Amendment 10.
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    Vote Approved to improve the county manager hiring process

  • Clark County runs the smoothest and provides the best services to residents when the county manager gets along with the rest of the county executive elected officials. Clark County Amendment 11 requires that the county council, which appoints the county manager, will at minimum hold a meeting to receive input from the county executives on the hiring decision.

    If passed, this measure would ensure that the assessor, auditor, clerk, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, and treasurer are consulted prior to the county council’s appointment of a new county manager - meaning that all stakeholders have a voice in the decision and that different county leaders are brought to the same decision table. The campaign to approve this amendment is chaired by a former Democrat-endorsed, charter commissioner, and its opposition is led by a local Republican resident who has previously run unsuccessfully for office.

    Vote “Approved” for Charter Amendment 11 in Clark County.
    Clark County runs the smoothest and provides the best services to residents when the county manager gets along with the rest of the county executive elected officials. Clark County Amendment 11 requires that the county council, which appoints the county manager, will at minimum hold a meeting to receive input from the county executives on the hiring decision.

    If passed, this measure would ensure that the assessor, auditor, clerk, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, and treasurer are consulted prior to the county council’s appointment of a new county manager - meaning that all stakeholders have a voice in the decision and that different county leaders are brought to the same decision table. The campaign to approve this amendment is chaired by a former Democrat-endorsed, charter commissioner, and its opposition is led by a local Republican resident who has previously run unsuccessfully for office.

    Vote “Approved” for Charter Amendment 11 in Clark County.
  • VOTE APPROVED

    Vote Approved to amend the county charter

  • The Clark County Charter lays out county guidelines and rules of governance, and it also binds our community together and shows us what we have in common. Charter Amendment 12 proposes adding a preamble to the charter to declare the vision and purpose of the charter.

    If passed, the amendment would allow a county council-approved preamble that highlights responsible governance, inclusion, public participation, and transparency. It would include an acknowledgment of the ancestral relationship of local Indigenous groups to the land and share a vision of collaboration to ensure the wellbeing of all.

    Vote “Approved” on Clark County Charter Amendment 12.
    The Clark County Charter lays out county guidelines and rules of governance, and it also binds our community together and shows us what we have in common. Charter Amendment 12 proposes adding a preamble to the charter to declare the vision and purpose of the charter.

    If passed, the amendment would allow a county council-approved preamble that highlights responsible governance, inclusion, public participation, and transparency. It would include an acknowledgment of the ancestral relationship of local Indigenous groups to the land and share a vision of collaboration to ensure the wellbeing of all.

    Vote “Approved” on Clark County Charter Amendment 12.
  • VOTE APPROVED

    Vote Approved to improve the vacancy appointment process

  • Currently, there is no defined process for how the county temporarily fills a vacant nonpartisan, elected seat. Clark County Charter Amendment 13 proposes to establish a protocol so that transitions after vacancies go as smoothly as possible.

    When an elected official leaves their position early, a temporary appointment is made until the next election when voters choose – however, this process is not as clear with nonpartisan county positions. This measure, if approved, would promote efficiency and continuity in county government by adding an amendment to the county’s charter to clarify the appointment process in nonpartisan cases.

    Clark County residents deserve consistent access to high-quality county services. Vote “Approved” to pass this amendment.
    Currently, there is no defined process for how the county temporarily fills a vacant nonpartisan, elected seat. Clark County Charter Amendment 13 proposes to establish a protocol so that transitions after vacancies go as smoothly as possible.

    When an elected official leaves their position early, a temporary appointment is made until the next election when voters choose – however, this process is not as clear with nonpartisan county positions. This measure, if approved, would promote efficiency and continuity in county government by adding an amendment to the county’s charter to clarify the appointment process in nonpartisan cases.

    Clark County residents deserve consistent access to high-quality county services. Vote “Approved” to pass this amendment.
  • VOTE APPROVED

    Vote Approved for improving the petition process

  • Petitions are an important avenue for Clark County residents to participate in local government and the democratic process. However, the county currently requires a 120-day window to collect signatures and a high signature threshold, which itself acts as a barrier to civilian-led initiatives. Clark County Charter Amendment 14 wants to make the charter more effective by bringing the signature requirements more in line with the size of the county’s voting population and a more realistic assessment of the initiative process.

    If passed, Amendment 14 would place the county’s signature requirement in the middle of the spectrum of county collection requirements in the state and would also allow citizens to transfer signatures from initiatives to mini-initiatives. The amendment is championed by Democratic county treasurer Doug Lasher and a team of community members. They hope that the measure will allow citizens to participate in the initiative process without needing to engage special interest money or wealthy donors in order to meet collection requirements within the timeframe.

    Charter Amendment 14 will empower Clark County voters to make use of the initiative process and participate in local government. Vote "Approved."
    Petitions are an important avenue for Clark County residents to participate in local government and the democratic process. However, the county currently requires a 120-day window to collect signatures and a high signature threshold, which itself acts as a barrier to civilian-led initiatives. Clark County Charter Amendment 14 wants to make the charter more effective by bringing the signature requirements more in line with the size of the county’s voting population and a more realistic assessment of the initiative process.

    If passed, Amendment 14 would place the county’s signature requirement in the middle of the spectrum of county collection requirements in the state and would also allow citizens to transfer signatures from initiatives to mini-initiatives. The amendment is championed by Democratic county treasurer Doug Lasher and a team of community members. They hope that the measure will allow citizens to participate in the initiative process without needing to engage special interest money or wealthy donors in order to meet collection requirements within the timeframe.

    Charter Amendment 14 will empower Clark County voters to make use of the initiative process and participate in local government. Vote "Approved."
  • VOTE APPROVED

    Vote Approved for county level diversity and equity

  • Like many counties across the state and the nation, Clark County has heeded the call for racial justice and worked to improve equity at all levels of county governance. Last year, the county’s Charter Review Commission adopted a resolution to create a diversity and inclusion officer position to advise county leaders and to establish a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Commission.

    Opponents of this measure argue that existing anti-discrimination laws are enough to ensure that people of all backgrounds are treated equitably – but we know that’s not true. We must take a proactive approach to make our communities welcoming and fair, and this amendment is an important step in that direction.

    Vote “Approved” to pass this resolution to make Clark County a more inclusive place to live.
    Like many counties across the state and the nation, Clark County has heeded the call for racial justice and worked to improve equity at all levels of county governance. Last year, the county’s Charter Review Commission adopted a resolution to create a diversity and inclusion officer position to advise county leaders and to establish a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Commission.

    Opponents of this measure argue that existing anti-discrimination laws are enough to ensure that people of all backgrounds are treated equitably – but we know that’s not true. We must take a proactive approach to make our communities welcoming and fair, and this amendment is an important step in that direction.

    Vote “Approved” to pass this resolution to make Clark County a more inclusive place to live.
  • Sen. Patty Murray has been a consistent and strong progressive voice in the U.S. Senate. She's seeking re-election to continue fighting for our basic rights and a better quality of life in Washington and beyond.

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

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

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

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

    Patty Murray

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

    Patty Murray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

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

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Steve Hobbs

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

    Steve Hobbs

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

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

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

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

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

    Julie Anderson

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

    Julie Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

    John Zingale

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

    John Zingale

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

  • Duncan Camacho is an ICU nurse and a Democratic candidate for the 18th Legislative District, House Position 2. Camacho was a paramedic before earning his nursing degree and he now works in neuro and trauma intensive care units. Camacho additionally serves in a union leadership role at his hospital and is a member of the Washington State Nurses Association.

    Camacho wants to bring his background in worker and patient advocacy as well as his expertise in health care to the Legislature. His top priorities include continuing to respond to the spread of COVID-19 with science-based policy, building lasting economic security for working families, bringing living-wage jobs to the area, and investing in public education so all Washington students can thrive.

    Also in this race is Greg Cheney, an attorney who previously worked as a legislative advocate for corporations before attaining his law degree. Now he is running for Legislature on a vague, typical Republican platform. Cheney claims he wants to focus on public safety but, like his conservative colleagues, his solution is to send militarized police forces into our communities instead of funding the care, security, services, and infrastructure we need.

    Duncan Camacho is the clear choice for Position 2 in the 18th Legislative District and he deserves your vote in this race.

    Duncan Camacho

    Duncan Camacho is an ICU nurse and a Democratic candidate for the 18th Legislative District, House Position 2. Camacho was a paramedic before earning his nursing degree and he now works in neuro and trauma intensive care units.

    Duncan Camacho

    Duncan Camacho is an ICU nurse and a Democratic candidate for the 18th Legislative District, House Position 2. Camacho was a paramedic before earning his nursing degree and he now works in neuro and trauma intensive care units.

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Unopposed incumbent assessor Peter Van Nortwick is running for another term. Van Nortwick was first elected to the office in 2010 and outside of public office, he also works as a general appraiser and realtor. In this race, he is running on a platform that emphasizes efficiency and modernization. In the past, Van Nortwick has been a reliable assessor and has worked to build relationships with local unions.

In this race with no progressive choice, write in a candidate of your choice or vote for Peter Van Nortwick.
  • Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has served the public in this role since 1999. He is a certified election administrator and a former union member. Before joining the auditor’s office, Kimsey held leadership positions in business and finance including as the chief financial officer for a Vancouver-based company.

    Kimsey is proud of his office’s track record of accuracy and accountability in election results. He has shared that every audit has confirmed the original results since he took office. For his consistent and responsive leadership, he was once named “Auditor of the Year.” If re-elected, he wants to keep bringing integrity and accuracy to the office to build trust in our democratic systems and deliver quality licensing and recording services for the county.

    Kimsey's opponent, Brett Simpson, is a Trump Republican running on an “election integrity” platform that promotes distrust in our auditor’s office and further spreads the lie that the 2020 election results were invalid. He works in construction and land development and is a member of the Washington Election Integrity Coalition United. This conspiracy group was sanctioned by the state attorney general’s office for bringing a meritless fraud lawsuit against the state aimed at overturning the 2020 election results.

    Clark County voters deserve an auditor who will honor the will of the people and follow the facts on election security, not the words of a former president who wants to illegally install himself and others from his party into office.

    Greg Kimsey is the clear choice in this race. He deserves your vote to remain Clark County auditor.

    Greg Kimsey

    Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has served the public in this role since 1999. He is a certified election administrator and a former union member.

    Greg Kimsey

    Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has served the public in this role since 1999. He is a certified election administrator and a former union member.

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    Tony Golik

  • Incumbent Tony Golik is running unopposed for re-election to the county prosecutor’s office. Golik has served as Clark County prosecuting attorney since 2011 and served as deputy prosecutor for 14 years before that. He helped found the county’s Elder Justice Center and serves as its board chair. At the end of last year, he joined the state’s newly created police oversight board.

    Golik is running to continue bringing impartial and just leadership to the prosecutor’s office. He believes that our communities are safer and stronger when we don’t rely on incarceration and policing as the first resort to address social issues. He is a proponent of mental health courts to reduce crime rates by giving community members the support and resources they need. If re-elected, Golik also wants to keep up his work with Children’s and Elder Justice centers.

    Golik has been a strong community leader as Clark County prosecutor and deserves your vote to continue serving with fairness and integrity.

    Tony Golik

    Incumbent Tony Golik is running unopposed for re-election to the county prosecutor’s office. Golik has served as Clark County prosecuting attorney since 2011 and served as deputy prosecutor for 14 years before that. He helped found the county’s Elder Justice Center and serves as its board chair.

    Tony Golik

    Incumbent Tony Golik is running unopposed for re-election to the county prosecutor’s office. Golik has served as Clark County prosecuting attorney since 2011 and served as deputy prosecutor for 14 years before that. He helped found the county’s Elder Justice Center and serves as its board chair.

  • While no progressives are running for Clark County sheriff, which is a nonpartisan position, we cautiously recommend Josh Horch over Rey Reynolds because of Reynolds' far right and extreme anti-LGTBQ ideology.

    Reynolds, a corporal with the Vancouver Police Department, is running on a reactionary platform to take our state backward on law enforcement and police accountability. He supports the fringe right wing theory that county sheriffs can overrule the federal government’s authority and if elected, he would only enforce laws he decides are constitutional. He has said that he would not enforce gun violence prevention laws that have been approved by courts and voters in Washington.

    Making matters worse, Reynolds recently commented during a Christian political show during a conservative Christian political show that he could attempt to arrest and prosecute members of the LGTBQ community during parades or drag queen story hours. He later tried to pivot and stated that arresting these groups had nothing to do with gender or or sexual orientation, but his newer comments still reflect offensive views about LGBTQ community members.

    John Horch has worked in the sheriff’s office for more than 30 years and is currently in the role of chief criminal deputy. He also serves on the board of the Lifeline Connections Sobering Unit and Crisis Wellness Center. Horch was endorsed by the county Democrats and is the only candidate in this race who wasn’t endorsed by the Republican party.

    Unfortunately, Horch is running on a relatively conservative platform. On a conservative radio show appearance earlier this year, he dismissed progressive legislative efforts to create police accountability and advance racial justice, saying he would prioritize pressuring legislators to repeal or weaken the measures. Horch, like many Republicans running this year, also wants to pour more funding into law enforcement budgets to expand and militarize police presence in our neighborhoods. However, he does say that he wants to invest in social services to help our community members struggling the most and to require body camera use for accountability. 

    Reynolds has no business violating residents' civil rights and arresting people based on his personal bigotry. For Clark County sheriff, vote for John Horch.

    John Horch

    While no progressives are running for Clark County sheriff, which is a nonpartisan position, we cautiously recommend Josh Horch over Rey Reynolds because of Reynolds' far right and extreme anti-LGTBQ ideology.

    John Horch

    While no progressives are running for Clark County sheriff, which is a nonpartisan position, we cautiously recommend Josh Horch over Rey Reynolds because of Reynolds' far right and extreme anti-LGTBQ ideology.

  • Incumbent Alishia Topper is running unopposed for re-election to the Clark County treasurer's office. Before starting the role in 2019, she served as an elected Vancouver City Council member and as a tax services manager within the treasurer’s office. Topper also currently serves as the president of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers.

    In office, Topper has worked hard to deliver efficient and cost-effective services including upgraded payment technologies, streamlined bank processes for the office, and reliable customer service. If re-elected, she wants to continue making the county treasurer’s office an inclusive place where all residents can access the financial resources and services they need and where public revenue is safely stewarded.

    Alishia Topper is a progressive community leader as well as a responsible and tested county treasurer. She deserves your vote for another term in office.

    Alishia Topper

    Incumbent Alishia Topper is running unopposed for re-election to the Clark County treasurer's office. Before starting the role in 2019, she served as an elected Vancouver City Council member and as a tax services manager within the treasurer’s office.

    Alishia Topper

    Incumbent Alishia Topper is running unopposed for re-election to the Clark County treasurer's office. Before starting the role in 2019, she served as an elected Vancouver City Council member and as a tax services manager within the treasurer’s office.

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

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

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

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

    Hector Hinojosa

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

    Hector Hinojosa

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

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

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

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

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

    Chartisha Roberts

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

    Chartisha Roberts

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

  • Sue Marshall is a third-generation family farmer running for Clark County Council in District 5. She is a community leader who has focused on issues affecting working families and the environment. Now she serves as the board supervisor of the Clark Conservation District and on the county’s Clean Water Commission.

    Her background in community advocacy and balancing the interests of local farming and environmental protections make her a good fit to represent District 5. If elected, Marshall wants to work on sustainable growth, clean climate practices, and efficient county services in order to create a healthy rural economy and high quality of life for residents. She is supported by more progressive organizations and community leaders than her Republican opponent in this nonpartisan race.

    Her opponent is Don Benton, a former Republican state legislator who served in both the House and Senate. He later went on to be Trump’s 2016 Washington state campaign chairman and serve as the chair of the state Republican party. Benton’s platform in this race is full of MAGA Republican rhetoric that doesn't offer real solutions to the issues facing our communities but rather casts blame on those of us struggling the most.

    While she is not a progressive, Sue Marshall is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote to serve District 5 on the Clark County Council.

    Sue Marshall

    Sue Marshall is a third-generation family farmer running for Clark County Council in District 5. She is a community leader who has focused on issues affecting working families and the environment.

    Sue Marshall

    Sue Marshall is a third-generation family farmer running for Clark County Council in District 5. She is a community leader who has focused on issues affecting working families and the environment.

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

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

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

    Mary Yu

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

    Mary Yu

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

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

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

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

    Barbara Madsen

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

    Barbara Madsen

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

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

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

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

    G. Helen Whitener

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

    G. Helen Whitener

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

  • Environmentalist and climate activist Don Steinke is running for the District 2 seat on the Clark County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioners. Steinke is a retired teacher who has received recognition for his climate justice work in Clark County and Washington broadly. Now, he is running to make the Clark County PUD a leader in electric and green utilities.

    Steinke’s platform is focused on bold climate action with the overarching goal of helping the county drastically reduce emissions. If elected, he wants to modernize the PUD to bring it in line with the renewable energy goals of the county and work with other local governments to enact environmental protections. As a respected climate activist in the area, Steinke has earned broad community support in this campaign.

    Steinke is challenging incumbent commissioner Nancy Barnes, who first joined the PUD in 1992. She is running on a status quo platform that primarily emphasizes the PUD’s stable rates and reliability, though she does list some environmental goals on her campaign website. Outside of the PUD, Barnes is also a board member of the American Public Power Association.

    Don Steinke has the strongest vision for a sustainable climate future and the role of the PUD in bringing it about. He deserves your vote for Clark County PUD commissioner in District 2.

    Don Steinke

    Submitted by alexwhite on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 18:09

    Environmentalist and climate activist Don Steinke is running for the District 2 seat on the Clark County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioners. Steinke is a retired teacher who has received recognition for his climate justice work in Clark County and Washington broadly. Now, he is running to make the Clark County PUD a leader in electric and green utilities.

    Steinke’s platform is focused on bold climate action with the overarching goal of helping the county drastically reduce emissions. If elected, he wants to modernize the PUD to bring it in line with the renewable energy goals of the county and work with other local governments to enact environmental protections. As a respected climate activist in the area, Steinke has earned broad community support in this campaign.

    Steinke is challenging incumbent commissioner Nancy Barnes, who first joined the PUD in 1992. She is running on a status quo platform that primarily emphasizes the PUD’s stable rates and reliability, though she does list some environmental goals on her campaign website. Outside of the PUD, Barnes is also a board member of the American Public Power Association.

    Don Steinke has the strongest vision for a sustainable climate future and the role of the PUD in bringing it about. He deserves your vote for Clark County PUD commissioner in District 2.

    Public Utilities District

    Don Steinke

    Submitted by alexwhite on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 18:09

    Environmentalist and climate activist Don Steinke is running for the District 2 seat on the Clark County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioners. Steinke is a retired teacher who has received recognition for his climate justice work in Clark County and Washington broadly. Now, he is running to make the Clark County PUD a leader in electric and green utilities.

    Steinke’s platform is focused on bold climate action with the overarching goal of helping the county drastically reduce emissions. If elected, he wants to modernize the PUD to bring it in line with the renewable energy goals of the county and work with other local governments to enact environmental protections. As a respected climate activist in the area, Steinke has earned broad community support in this campaign.

    Steinke is challenging incumbent commissioner Nancy Barnes, who first joined the PUD in 1992. She is running on a status quo platform that primarily emphasizes the PUD’s stable rates and reliability, though she does list some environmental goals on her campaign website. Outside of the PUD, Barnes is also a board member of the American Public Power Association.

    Don Steinke has the strongest vision for a sustainable climate future and the role of the PUD in bringing it about. He deserves your vote for Clark County PUD commissioner in District 2.

    Public Utilities District