• 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 higher 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, pass abortion rights 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. 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 higher 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 higher quality of life in Washington and beyond.

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - Tiffany Smiley

Sen. Murray faces more than a dozen challengers this year. The most prominent among them is Tiffany Smiley, a triage nurse running on a MAGA Republican platform. Smiley has never held public office but she previously worked on Capitol Hill.

Other Candidates - Tiffany Smiley

Sen. Murray faces more than a dozen challengers this year. The most prominent among them is Tiffany Smiley, a triage nurse running on a MAGA Republican platform. Smiley has never held public office but she previously worked on Capitol Hill.

  • Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez identifies as a working-class Washingtonian and she 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 progressive platform to champion the needs of working families and 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.

    Perez is the clear choice in this crowded race. She deserves your vote to represent the 3rd Congressional District and fight for progressive change at the federal level.

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez identifies as a working-class Washingtonian and she co-owns a family auto repair shop with her husband.

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez identifies as a working-class Washingtonian and she co-owns a family auto repair shop with her husband.

Other Candidates

This race has attracted several of the most extreme Republicans on the ballot this year challenging Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who is seeking her seventh term in the seat.

Herrera Beutler is a conservative Republican who voted with Trump more than 80 percent of the time. Despite taking a few key votes to appear more moderate, Herrera Beutler is actually very conservative. She has stated she wants to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which provides health care to millions of Americans. Herrera Beutler was also the only member of Congress from Washington to support the Trump administration's cruel immigration bill and she refused to vote for the Voting Rights Advancement Act. Despite this very conservative record, numerous Republicans have challenged her because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6th insurrection.

Joe Kent is Trump’s pick to represent the 3rd Congressional District and he is running on a divisive, MAGA platform. 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 in this race. 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. Now, he is running to challenge an incumbent from his own party who Kent thinks is not extreme enough.

Also running is Republican state Rep. Vicki Kraft. She worked for the virulently anti-worker Freedom Foundation and spent the early months of the pandemic trying to remove state health safety measures months before public health experts said it was safe. Kraft also has one of the most far-right voting records in the state House. She was a leading opponent of comprehensive sex education and broader vaccination of students. Kraft is zealously opposed to abortion and voted against legislation requiring insurance companies to cover all reproductive health care. Kraft has been a loud proponent of conspiracy theories that seek to overturn the will of the people in the 2020 election.

 

Heidi St. John is another Republican challenger in this race who runs a Bible-based homeschooling business. Her right-wing agenda includes divisive rhetoric and typical conservative positions against reproductive freedom and gun violence prevention. Leslie French is a MAGA Republican and gymnastics gym owner who is campaigning to cast doubt on election results that don’t favor Republicans with conspiracy theories and extremist lies. 

 

There are several other candidates running in this crowded race. Davy Ray is a moderate Democrat and planning commissioner for the city of Stevenson who is running to protect democracy and ensure that all Americans have a real chance to succeed, not just the wealthy. Oliver Black, a high school teacher, is running with the American Solidarity Party on a platform to support workers’ rights, take action on climate change, and protect our democracy from corporate influence. Unfortunately, Black wants to take away Washingtonian’s freedom to decide whether and when we grow our families by opposing our right to abortion. Social studies teacher and Independent Chris Byrd is in this race to critique the political climate of Congress. However, Byrd doesn’t have any concrete policy suggestions for making Washington a better place for us all to live and work.

Other Candidates - Jaime Herrera Beutler

This race has attracted several of the most extreme Republicans on the ballot this year challenging Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who is seeking her seventh term in the seat.

  • 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 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 more conservative on taxes, environmental issues, and workers' rights.

    During his first eight 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 many things re-open from the pandemic, 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. He is particularly 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.

    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 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 a nonpartisan candidate to bring an independent 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 as a nonpartisan candidate 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 nonpartisan, 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.

    While Hobbs spoke more about using cybersecurity to protect our elections, Anderson leaned on her professional expertise to describe ways to expand our democracy. She believes, for example, that the state should redouble its efforts to reach voters with disabilities. By using a secure, expert-vetted electronic ballot similar to those used for overseas military voters, Anderson sees a path forward to reach those who don't always have access to vote.

     

    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. She supports grants for local jurisdictions that are interested in trying ranked choice voting so that it's not unduly expensive for local governments, and so that auditors can learn more about how to manage and implement it.

    Anderson offers voters an experienced option if they are looking for an independent to administer our state's elections.

    Julie Anderson

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

  • Endorsed By: Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Democrat Terri Niles is running for Position 1 in the 17th Legislative District to replace Republican Vicki Kraft, who vacated this seat to run against Jaime Herrera Beutler. Niles is a labor organizer who has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse. She is also a Clark County Charter Review Commissioner and president of the Clark County Democratic Women, among other leadership roles. Niles supports increasing apprenticeship and trades programs, strengthening the workforce, creating clean energy solutions, and supporting local businesses. For her pro-worker platform, Niles has been endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council.

    There are also three Republicans in this race. Anthony Ho is the president of the Oregon Court Security Officers Association and has previously held roles in Homeland Security investigations. Much of Ho's agenda is reactionary - against Democrats, police accountability, climate-saving light rail, and gun violence prevention. Ho promises to reduce regulations on businesses, which exist to protect workers and the environment, and wants to see Republicans ushered into offices across the state.

    Hannah Joy serves in the Skamania County Republican Party. Like fellow challenger Kevin Waters, Joy's campaign emphasizes anti-abortion legislation that would follow the Republican trend of eliminating reproductive freedom. She mentions government overreach in education and property rights but makes no detailed statements about what kinds of bills she would support, though she implies that she would not be a strong supporter of public schools.

    Kevin Waters is the owner of the Backwoods Brewing company and a former commissioner of the Port of Skamania. His inclusion of a sticker from an anti-choice PAC shows his support for stripping Washingtonians of reproductive freedom. He states that he will fix infrastructure, reduce business regulations, and pour more money into law enforcement. However, we know that safety doesn't come from driving wedges between communities or more and more militarized police. The district needs investment and care as communities begin to recover from the pandemic.

    While we hope all the candidates this year expand their platforms with more details about their potential policies if elected, only one candidate this year is progressive. Vote Terri Niles for state representative in the 17th Legislative District.

    Terri Niles

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for Position 1 in the 17th Legislative District to replace Republican Vicki Kraft, who vacated this seat to run against Jaime Herrera Beutler. Niles is a labor organizer who has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse.

    Terri Niles

    Democrat Terri Niles is running for Position 1 in the 17th Legislative District to replace Republican Vicki Kraft, who vacated this seat to run against Jaime Herrera Beutler. Niles is a labor organizer who has worked for 20 years as an ICU nurse.

  • Democrat Joe Kear is running for the 17th Legislative District, Position 2 to bring good jobs to the district, support working people, and increase the community's access to everyday needs. Kear has served as a Democratic precinct committee officer for ten years, as well as former vice chair and current secretary of the Skamania County Democrats. He has also worked extensively in labor, including on the Northwest Oregon Labor Council and the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council. If elected, Kear wants to support better broadband internet access, expand child care and mental health resources, support clean energy, and protect forests.

    Kear has three Republican opponents. Earl Bowerman has unsuccessfully run for several offices in the past few years. He challenged U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in 2018 because he thought she wasn't loyal enough to former President Donald Trump. In 2019, while Bowerman was the Clark County Republican chair, his own members attempted to recall him for ruining party finances and his failure to act against a committee chair who had been convicted of inappropriate behavior with a teenage girl. This year, Bowerman is running to fight against toll roads and reverse community accountability measures for law enforcement.

    Incumbent Republican Paul Harris has occasionally bucked the party line for public health measures, for example sponsoring bills that would raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21. However, he has disappointed voters with his votes on numerous commonsense health measures, including voting against this year's bill to preserve access to abortion care and a bill allowing people suffering from domestic violence to seek help virtually during the pandemic. He has also opposed bills aimed at fixing our state's upside-down tax code, for example, by closing wasteful tax loopholes for special interest groups, as well as voting against prohibiting the sale of high-capacity gun magazines, earning him a 92% rating with the NRA.

    Perennial candidate Justin Forsman has run for numerous offices since 2015, including Vancouver City Council and mayor, state senator, and state representative. He is running this year for Legislature to fight against gun violence prevention measures, stop water fluoridation, provide safe housing, and in his own words, fight tyranny.

    The communities of the 17th District need new progressive leadership. Vote Joe Kear for Position 2.

    Joe Kear

    Democrat Joe Kear is running for the 17th Legislative District, Position 2 to bring good jobs to the district, support working people, and increase the community's access to everyday needs.

    Joe Kear

    Democrat Joe Kear is running for the 17th Legislative District, Position 2 to bring good jobs to the district, support working people, and increase the community's access to everyday needs.

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

  • Non-Partisan

    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. 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 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 to the county.

    Brett Simpson is a far-right candidate 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 install himself and others from his party into office without the necessary votes.

    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.

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

  • Chartisha Roberts is running to be the Clark County commissioner in District 2. Roberts has worked in the health care and transportation sectors doing human resource and administration work. 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 to make Clark County a safe place to live and work 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.

    There are two other candidates in this race: Michelle Belkot and Kam Hamlik. Belkot is 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.

    Hamlik is also running on a conservative platform that emphasizes criminal punishment and incarceration as solutions to social issues facing Clark County. Unfortunately, she doesn't support adequate investments in quality health care, good education, clean air and climate solutions, and stable housing. She thinks her background in business – as a dean of students for a business school and former small business owner – will help her as a county commissioner.

    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 doing human resource and administration work.

    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 doing human resource and administration work.