• 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.

  • VOTE MAINTAINED

    Vote Maintained for rideshare worker protections

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

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

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

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

    Vote “Maintained” on State Advisory Vote 40.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rep. Derek Kilmer is running for re-election in the 6th Congressional District. He is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs, improving infrastructure, developing small businesses, expanding health care access, reforming campaign financing, and protecting Puget Sound.

    In office this term, he voted for both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and Build Back Better, President Biden's sweeping legislation to fund clean energy, child tax credits, and other progressive priorities. He also wrote the Tiny Homes for Veterans Act of 2021, which would establish a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs to build tiny home villages for veterans experiencing homelessness. Now, Kilmer is running for re-election to continue helping middle-class families, creating living-wage jobs, and supporting small businesses that were hurt in the pandemic. He supported the Women's Health Protection Act and pledges to keep fighting to codify abortion rights in federal law.

    Also in this race is former education researcher Elizabeth Kreiselmaier. She is running on a MAGA Republican platform that prioritizes dismantling the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a global pandemic, defunding Planned Parenthood, and removing equitable access to education by privatizing our schools. Kreiselmaier has promoted many far-right conspiracy theories, including those seeking to overturn the will of the voters in the 2020 election to install Trump back in power.

    Kilmer is the clear choice in this race to continue bringing steady leadership rooted in the district during these tumultuous times.

    Derek Kilmer

    Rep. Derek Kilmer is running for re-election in the 6th Congressional District. He is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs, improving infrastructure, developing small businesses, expanding health care access, reforming campaign financing, and protecting Puget Sound.

    Derek Kilmer

    Rep. Derek Kilmer is running for re-election in the 6th Congressional District. He is a moderate Democrat who is a reliable supporter of creating jobs, improving infrastructure, developing small businesses, expanding health care access, reforming campaign financing, and protecting Puget Sound.

  • Rep. Marilyn Strickland is seeking re-election to Washington’s 10th District in the U.S. House. Strickland previously served as the mayor of Tacoma and on the city’s council before joining Congress in 2021, when she became the first African American and Korean American representative from Washington. She also formerly led both the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Pierce Transit.

    In her years serving the public, Strickland has been a champion for working people in Washington and beyond. She has worked to lower the cost of prescription medicine, recover social security and veterans' benefits, and make corporations pay their share. Strickland also advocated for strong investments in public infrastructure like clean water, broadband, roadways, and parks. If re-elected, she will continue to fight for reproductive freedom, accessible health care, stable housing, and voting rights.

    Keith Swank is a police officer and SWAT member who joined this race on a MAGA Republican platform to undo the progress Rep. Strickland has made. Swank is stoking fears by promising that our communities will be safer if we just put more people in our overcrowded prisons and send more militarized police forces into our neighborhoods. At the same time, he wants to oppose investments in affordable health care, food and gas, rent, and education that actually make our communities safer in order to favor wealthy corporations. In this campaign, he has criticized the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, parroted Trump's conspiracy theories, and defended the fossil fuel industry which continues to prioritize profits above the health of our planet and our families.

    Strickland is the clear choice in this race.

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is seeking re-election to Washington’s 10th District in the U.S. House.

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is seeking re-election to Washington’s 10th District in the U.S. House.

  • 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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  • Progressive Julianne Y. Gale is running for the Washington state Senate in the 35th Legislative District, the seat currently occupied by the retiring Sen. Tim Sheldon. Gale currently manages the Skokomish Indian Tribe’s youth program and has previously worked as a union construction worker, teacher, and grassroots climate advocate. She identifies as a queer, American-Chinese Jew and believes both her personal and work experiences of bringing people together will allow her to represent all the residents in her district if elected.

    As a co-founder of Mason County Climate Justice, one of Gale’s top political priorities is climate justice. If elected, she would pursue regenerative foresting and clean water to ensure sustainable environments and jobs for generations to come. Having lost stable housing herself for a time, Gale also wants to make sure that Washington is a place where all people can access housing security and affordable health care.

    Gale is running against Republican Rep. Drew MacEwen, who has represented the 35th Legislative District in the House since 2012. Now, he is running for the state Senate to prioritize the private sector while cutting funding to social services. In the last session, MacEwen voted against commonsense gun safety legislation and opposed a bill to put Washington on track with better energy code standards.

    We strongly recommend Gale to represent residents of the 35th Legislative District in the state Senate with her vision for putting the community first.

    Julianne Y. Gale

    Progressive Julianne Y. Gale is running for the Washington state Senate in the 35th Legislative District, the seat currently occupied by the retiring Sen. Tim Sheldon.

    Julianne Y. Gale

    Progressive Julianne Y. Gale is running for the Washington state Senate in the 35th Legislative District, the seat currently occupied by the retiring Sen. Tim Sheldon.

  • James DeHart is running for the 35th Legislative District in Position 1. DeHart has worked for a variety of state agencies in his career, including the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Transportation. He is also involved with community orchestras and served as the musical director for a 2019 Broadway Olympia production.

    DeHart is running on a progressive platform to invest in public infrastructure including school buildings, roads and bridges, transportation, meal programs, and high-speed broadband. If elected, he will also focus on climate solutions and specifically wants to look at energy alternatives that will benefit both residents and our environment. DeHart identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and wants to make sure that people of all marginalized communities, especially Washingtonians of color, have equal access to jobs, housing, and voting.

    DeHart is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Daniel Griffey, who is running to remain in the seat he was first elected to in 2014. Outside of the Legislature, Griffey works as a lieutenant firefighter in central Mason County. Griffey voted with the majority of Republicans this year to block commonsense measures to protect our communities from gun violence and to institute environmental protections. He wants to further militarize our police, even though our communities are actually safer when we have access to good schools, jobs, and housing.

    James DeHart is the clear choice for House Position 1 in the 35th Legislative District.

    James DeHart

    James DeHart is running for the 35th Legislative District in Position 1. DeHart has worked for a variety of state agencies in his career, including the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Transportation.

    James DeHart

    James DeHart is running for the 35th Legislative District in Position 1. DeHart has worked for a variety of state agencies in his career, including the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Transportation.

  • Former American diplomat Sandra Kaiser is running for the 35th Legislative District 35, Position 2 seat as a Democrat. Kaiser served the Department of State for almost 30 years with many presidential administrations, leading public affairs and directing U.S. embassy operations. In Washington, she has worked for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Evergreen State College, and she currently works for serves as the vice president of the Capitol Land Trust board.

    Kaiser is running to improve economic security for working families, invest in social services and public infrastructure, and improve our kids' classrooms. She wants to leverage her past government and communications experience with her hometown knowledge to build economic, social, and environmental sustainability in the 35th Legislative District.

    Kaiser is running against Navy veteran Travis Couture. He works for a manufacturing corporation that focuses on aerospace, arms, and defense, and he previously ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Legislature. In this race, he sets himself apart with an endorsement from Rep. Jesse Young, one of the most extreme Trump Republicans in the Legislature. Though Couture claims to prioritize public safety, he opposes policies to keep our communities safe from gun violence and efforts to hold police accountable for their actions. If elected, he would cut funding for community investments that help all Washingtonians access quality schools, housing security, and affordable health care.

    We recommend Sandra Kaiser for Position 2 from the 35th Legislative District. She is the clear choice to bring thoughtful leadership and progressive values to the House.

    Sandra Kaiser

    Former American diplomat Sandra Kaiser is running for the 35th Legislative District 35, Position 2 seat as a Democrat. Kaiser served the Department of State for almost 30 years with many presidential administrations, leading public affairs and directing U.S. embassy operations.

    Sandra Kaiser

    Former American diplomat Sandra Kaiser is running for the 35th Legislative District 35, Position 2 seat as a Democrat. Kaiser served the Department of State for almost 30 years with many presidential administrations, leading public affairs and directing U.S. embassy operations.

County Races

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

  • Paul Andrews is the current Kitsap County auditor running for a second term in office. Andrews worked as a data analyst for more than two decades before joining the auditor’s office. Additionally, he has served on a number of community boards and is a current member of the Washington State Association of County Auditors board.

    Andrews is running to continue bringing transparent and reliable leadership to the auditor’s office. He is proud of how his office managed election safely through the pandemic. Andrews has opened a new voting center and also added a handful of secure ballot drop boxes to increase voter turnout. If re-elected, he wants to keep building accessibility, equity, and security in the auditor’s office to strengthen democratic systems in our communities and deliver high-quality financial and licensing services to the county.

    Andrews faces a challenge from Republican Mike Simpson, an Army veteran and former Bremerton City Council member. Simpson has stoked some conspiracy theories about a ballot error that caused a special election for his council seat last February. Now, he is running without a campaign website on a platform that is full of blame and conservative rhetoric but lacks real suggestions for how the auditor’s office can best serve the county.

    Paul Andrews deserves your vote to be re-elected as Kitsap County auditor.

    Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews is the current Kitsap County auditor running for a second term in office. Andrews worked as a data analyst for more than two decades before joining the auditor’s office.

    Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews is the current Kitsap County auditor running for a second term in office. Andrews worked as a data analyst for more than two decades before joining the auditor’s office.

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  • Incumbent clerk David T. Lewis III is running unopposed for re-election to continue serving Kitsap County. He was appointed to the position last year by the county commissioners when Alison Sonntag left the role before the term was up. Lewis has served in the county clerk’s office for decades, including as a domestic violence specialist and deputy clerk. Outside of the office, he serves as the board president of Kitsap Legal Services.

    Lewis wants to continue delivering quality legal services to the county while making sure the office is a welcoming, supportive place that all residents can rely on. If re-elected, he would modernize the office and utilize new technology in order to streamline services and give all Kitsap community members equal access to justice.

    David Lewis has earned your vote to remain Kitsap County clerk.

    David Lewis III

    Incumbent clerk David T. Lewis III is running unopposed for re-election to continue serving Kitsap County. He was appointed to the position last year by the county commissioners when Alison Sonntag left the role before the term was up.

    David Lewis III

    Incumbent clerk David T. Lewis III is running unopposed for re-election to continue serving Kitsap County. He was appointed to the position last year by the county commissioners when Alison Sonntag left the role before the term was up.

  • Democrat Katie Walters is running for Kitsap County Commissioner of District 3 to replace the retiring conservative Edward Wolfe. Walters is an active community leader, serving as the executive director of the Kitsap Foundation and as a community relations director for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

    Walters’ top campaign priorities include managing smart growth, ensuring public safety through police accountability and support, natural resource stewardship, and investments in housing and public infrastructure. Though she is more of a moderate Democrat, she approaches issues by centering on the needs of the community and she has earned a range of endorsements from community leaders.

    Josh Hinman is Walter’s Republican opponent in this race. He is the director of a Christian organization and a former marketing consultant. Now, Hinman is running for the commissioner seat on a more conservative platform that opposes both balancing our state’s upside-down tax code and raising public revenue for investments in infrastructure and community services.

    Katie Walters is the clear choice in this race to deliver community-driven solutions to Kitsap County.

    Katie Walters

    Democrat Katie Walters is running for Kitsap County Commissioner of District 3 to replace the retiring conservative Edward Wolfe.

    Katie Walters

    Democrat Katie Walters is running for Kitsap County Commissioner of District 3 to replace the retiring conservative Edward Wolfe.

  • Incumbent Chad Enright is running unopposed to continue serving as the Kitsap County prosecuting attorney. Enright was first elected to the office in 2018 and worked in the county prosecutor’s office for ten years before that. He currently also serves as a member of the Kitsap Community Resources board and the Washington State Substance Use Recovery Services Advisory Committee.

    In office, Enright has prioritized reducing recidivism and delivering fair justice. He participated in the National Expungement Week to give members of our community a second chance and the real opportunity to thrive after doing their time. Enright has also made an active effort to ensure equal justice for all Kitsap residents including requiring implicit bias training.

    Enright has earned your vote for Kitsap County prosecutor.

    Chad M. Enright

    Incumbent Chad Enright is running unopposed to continue serving as the Kitsap County prosecuting attorney. Enright was first elected to the office in 2018 and worked in the county prosecutor’s office for ten years before that.

    Chad M. Enright

    Incumbent Chad Enright is running unopposed to continue serving as the Kitsap County prosecuting attorney. Enright was first elected to the office in 2018 and worked in the county prosecutor’s office for ten years before that.

  • John Gese was appointed Kitsap County sheriff last year and is now running to retain the seat. The Democrat incumbent has worked in the county sheriff’s office for more than 30 years, including as an interim sheriff, before officially taking over the position. He also serves as a member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

    Gese has an interest in the intersection of law enforcement and social work, and is working towards strengthening the sheriff’s office through community partnerships and police accountability. He also believes that providing the community with critical resources and services is an important way to reduce crime and create true public safety. Gese has earned a long list of endorsements in this race, including the local Democratic groups, elected progressive leaders, and unions.

    Republican Rick Kuss has worked for the Navy for more than 20 years and is seeking elected office for the first time in this race. Kuss’ platform represents a more conservative approach to the sheriff’s office. He blames our neighbors struggling with addiction, wants to apply military tactics to local policing, and fails to share efforts to keep law enforcement accountable to the community.

    Gese is the best choice in this race and should be retained as the Kitsap County sheriff.

    John Gese

    John Gese was appointed Kitsap County sheriff last year and is now running to retain the seat. The Democrat incumbent has worked in the county sheriff’s office for more than 30 years, including as an interim sheriff, before officially taking over the position.

    John Gese

    John Gese was appointed Kitsap County sheriff last year and is now running to retain the seat. The Democrat incumbent has worked in the county sheriff’s office for more than 30 years, including as an interim sheriff, before officially taking over the position.

  • Democrat Pete Boissonneau is running unopposed for Kitsap County treasurer to replace Meredith Green, who is not seeking another term this year. Boissonneau has been working for the county in financial services for the last three years, including serving as the chief deputy treasurer.

    Boissonneau is running to bring competent, quality leadership to the treasurer’s office which manages public revenue. He will utilize his professional background in finance and investment management along with his direct work experience with the county office in order to continue the responsible stewardship of the county’s revenue which feeds the fire, port, water, school, and park districts.

    We recommend Boissonneau for Kitsap County treasurer.

    Pete Boissonneau

    Democrat Pete Boissonneau is running unopposed for Kitsap County treasurer to replace Meredith Green, who is not seeking another term this year. Boissonneau has been working for the county in financial services for the last three years, including serving as the chief deputy treasurer.

    Pete Boissonneau

    Democrat Pete Boissonneau is running unopposed for Kitsap County treasurer to replace Meredith Green, who is not seeking another term this year. Boissonneau has been working for the county in financial services for the last three years, including serving as the chief deputy treasurer.

  • Incumbent auditor Paddy McGuire is running for re-election to continue serving Mason County in the office to which he was first elected in 2018. McGuire is a certified election administrator and has overseen many secure elections over his career. Notably, he played a leading role in the country’s first vote-by-mail presidential election when he served as Oregon’s deputy secretary of state. He previously served as the deputy director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

    McGuire saw Mason County through safe and fair elections during the pandemic and at a time of rampant right-wing conspiracy disinformation about election fraud. He also made sure that the county had its own voters’ pamphlet for the first time and he secured state funds to supplement county tax dollars to support the services of the auditor’s office. Now, McGuire wants to continue bringing integrity and consistent leadership to the office while working to keep our election secure and accessible for all Mason County voters.

    Steve Duenkel, who has worked for Boeing, is challenging Mcguire this year running on an “election integrity” platform to undermine democracy and deny the clear choice of the voters in 2020. Though Duenkel shared only a vague platform in his voters’ statement, he has promoted Trump’s lies about the last presidential election elsewhere and even shared a campaign goal to stop the use of machines that complete accurate, timely, and secure vote counts across the country.

    Mason County voters deserve an auditor who will counter right-wing conspiracy theories of election fraud, put the truth first, and protect our democracy.

    Paddy McGuire is the clear choice in this race and deserves your vote for re-election.

    Paddy McGuire

    Incumbent auditor Paddy McGuire is running for re-election to continue serving Mason County in the office to which he was first elected in 2018. McGuire is a certified election administrator and has overseen many secure elections over his career.

    Paddy McGuire

    Incumbent auditor Paddy McGuire is running for re-election to continue serving Mason County in the office to which he was first elected in 2018. McGuire is a certified election administrator and has overseen many secure elections over his career.

  • 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.

  • Gig Harbor city prosecutor Stan Glisson is running for Judge Position 3 on the Kitsap County District Court. Glisson has spent his entire career as a trial lawyer, working in both criminal defense and prosecution. Glisson has also had judicial experience as a pro tem judge in local district and municipal courts since 2004.

    Glisson’s top priority if elected is to bring equitable justice to all Kitsap residents. He also wants to make sure that the court has access to technology improvements and modern infrastructure. Glisson has received the highest rating from a number of key bar associations in the state and he is endorsed by a wide-ranging, impressive list of local judicial and community leaders.

    Shane Seaman is a court commissioner for the Bremerton Municipal Court. He also serves as a pro tem judge for local courts and sits on the board of a few community organizations. In this race, Seaman wants to serve the diverse Kitsap community with equal and trustworthy treatment in court.

    We recommend Stan Glisson for Kitsap County District Court, Judge Position 3 to bring fair and accountable justice to all residents while serving on the bench.
     

    Stan Glisson

    Gig Harbor city prosecutor Stan Glisson is running for Judge Position 3 on the Kitsap County District Court. Glisson has spent his entire career as a trial lawyer, working in both criminal defense and prosecution.

    Stan Glisson

    Gig Harbor city prosecutor Stan Glisson is running for Judge Position 3 on the Kitsap County District Court. Glisson has spent his entire career as a trial lawyer, working in both criminal defense and prosecution.