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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.
  • 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 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.

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No Good Choices

Peter Abbarno - 20th LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Rep. Peter Abbarno is running unopposed for re-election to continue representing the 20th Legislative District in House Position 1. Abbarno is an attorney who has pushed a conservative agenda in the Legislature since joining in 2021.

Peter Abbarno - 20th LD - No Good Choices

Republican incumbent Rep. Peter Abbarno is running unopposed for re-election to continue representing the 20th Legislative District in House Position 1. Abbarno is an attorney who has pushed a conservative agenda in the Legislature since joining in 2021.

County Races

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

No Hay Recomendación

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.

Peter Van Nortwick - Clark - County Assessor - No Recommendation

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.
  • 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’s 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.
  • Non-Partisan

    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 prosector 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 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 integriy.

    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 prosector 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 prosector for 14 years before that. He helped found the county’s Elder Justice Center and serves as its board chair.

No Hay Recomendación

No progressives are running for Clark County sheriff, a nonpartisan position.

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 is the only candidate in this race to not be claimed by the county Republican party and to receive an endorsement by the county Democrats.

Unfortunately, Horch is running on a platform that looks very similar to his opponent's. 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 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.

Rey Reynolds, a corporal with the Vancouver police department, is the other candidate in this race. He is running to bring his multiple decades of direct law enforcement experience to the sheriff’s office on a reactionary platform to take our state backward on police accountability. Reynolds said during this race that, if elected, he would only enforce laws he decides are constitutional.

For Clark County sheriff, vote for John Horch or write in a candidate of your choice.
  • Incumbent Alishia Topper is running for re-election to the Clark County treasure'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 for re-election to the Clark County treasure'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 for re-election to the Clark County treasure'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.
  • 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 commissioner 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 and 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 Commission because of her community-centric vision and the support she has earned from a partner organization.

    Chartisha Roberts

    Chartisha Roberts is running to be the Clark County commissioner 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 commissioner 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.

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

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

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

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

    Steven J. Drew

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

    Steven J. Drew

    Democrat Steven Drew is running for re-election as the Thurston County assessor. Drew’s work in this role has been recognized by the Washington State Association of County Assessors and the International Association of Assessing Officers.
  • Democrat Mary Hall is seeking re-election as Thurston County auditor, where she has served since 2013. The Office of the Secretary of the State named her the 2020 Auditor of the Year and she serves on the National Association of Election Officials board. Before joining Thurston County’s auditing office, Hall worked as an elections manager for Pierce County and as the president of an imaging and document management software company.

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

    Hall faces a challenge from Republican Sal Militello. He runs his own IT consulting firm and is campaigning on a vague and typical conservative platform in this race. Militello’s website is not functional as of early August.

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

    Mary Hall

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

    Mary Hall

    Democrat Mary Hall is seeking re-election as Thurston County auditor, where she has served since 2013. The Office of the Secretary of the State named her the 2020 Auditor of the Year and she serves on the National Association of Election Officials board.
  • Jon Tunheim is running unopposed for re-election as the prosecuting attorney in Thurston County. Tunheim began serving as the county prosecutor in 2010 but he first joined the prosecutor’s office more than thirty years ago.

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

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

    Jon Tunheim

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

    Jon Tunheim

    Jon Tunheim is running unopposed for re-election as the prosecuting attorney in Thurston County. Tunheim began serving as the county prosecutor in 2010 but he first joined the prosecutor’s office more than thirty years ago.
  • Jeff Gadman is a Democrat and running for re-election as Thurston County treasurer. Gadman previously served on the Lacey City Council for six years before he was appointed to be county treasurer in 2017. He is an active union member and serves on the board of directors for the Thurston County Food Bank.

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

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

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

    Jeff Gadman

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

    Jeff Gadman

    Jeff Gadman is a Democrat and running for re-election as Thurston County treasurer. Gadman previously served on the Lacey City Council for six years before he was appointed to be county treasurer in 2017.
  • Democrat Tye Menser is running for re-election to the Thurston County Commission from District 3. Menser is an attorney, chair of the Thurston County Board of Health, and commissioner with the Thurston County Water Conservancy board. He was elected as county commissioner in 2018 and has been a champion of climate action, criminal justice reform, and small business support since then.

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

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

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

    Tye Menser

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

    Tye Menser

    Democrat Tye Menser is running for re-election to the Thurston County Commission from District 3. Menser is an attorney, chair of the Thurston County Board of Health, and commissioner with the Thurston County Water Conservancy board.
  • 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 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 public defense and prosecuting, Madsen has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice 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 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 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 a Trinidadian immigrant and openly gay justice, and she 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.