• 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.

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

     

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

     

    Jayapal is responsive to her constituents and has held over 100 town halls during her time in Congress. She is the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has been one of the strongest progressive advocates in Washington for the needs of all in this country. Pramila Jayapal has earned your vote.

    Pramila Jayapal

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

    Pramila Jayapal

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

  • Endorsed By: Equal Rights Washington, OneAmerica Votes, The Stranger, Washington State Labor Council , Planned Parenthood Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, NARAL, Black Lives Matter PAC, Everytown for Gun Safety Fund

Other Candidates

CD 7 other candidates

Jayapal faces three challengers this year. Republican Cliff Moon is an oceanographer who states that he's running against "political correctness" and for American freedom. His website is unavailable as of July 13.

CD 7 other candidates

Jayapal faces three challengers this year. Republican Cliff Moon is an oceanographer who states that he's running against "political correctness" and for American freedom. His website is unavailable as of July 13.

  • 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
  • Rep. Noel Frame is running for the state Senate on a strong and progressive record of action in the state House. First elected as a representative in 2016, she previously served as the Washington state director of Progressive Majority, where she worked to recruit and elect progressive candidates from underrepresented communities. She has spent her time in Olympia advocating for working families, funding our public schools, and creating a more equitable society by removing systemic discrimination and barriers for people of color.

    Frame had a particularly productive legislative session this year, and sponsored many of the progressive bills that passed into law, including limiting ghost guns, restricting guns in certain public areas, and creating a system to locate missing Indigenous people. Though they didn't pass this year, Frame also sponsored a bill to add more middle housing as well as the wealth tax bill, building support for making the extraordinarily wealthy finally pay their share for the resources we all use. She also successfully supported juvenile justice reform, expanding the number of families who qualify for child care assistance, and protecting us from surprise medical billing by continuing to push for a progressive Washington.

    Her opponent in this race is planning and design consultant Kate Martin, who ran and lost races in the City of Seattle three times since 2013. She also launched I-123 in 2016 to preserve the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which 83% of Seattle voters rejected.

    While Martin filed for office as a Democrat, her values and voters' pamphlet statement make it clear that she's not progressive. In December of 2020, Martin stated that "I joined the GOP today" and claims to have re-joined the Democratic Party only recently. However, her Facebook page is an endless stream of Republican conspiracy theories and disinformation about unions, the LGBTQ community, homelessness, and people struggling with addiction. In contrast, as of mid-July Martin's campaign website does not include campaign priorities beyond vague platitudes about moderation and bipartisanship.

    This race offers a clear contrast between a hard-working, proven leader in Olympia and a candidate who would block the kind of bold progressive reforms our communities need. While Martin filed for office as a Democrat, voters should know that her public statements reveal the truth about her far-right beliefs on a wide range of topics.

    Vote for Noel Frame for state Senate from the 36th Legislative District.

    Noel Frame

    Rep. Noel Frame is running for the state Senate on a strong and progressive record of action in the state House.

    Noel Frame

    Rep. Noel Frame is running for the state Senate on a strong and progressive record of action in the state House.

  • Evergreen Future
  • Julia Reed is running for the open 36th Legislative District, Position 1 seat on a platform to strengthen workers' rights, invest in our neighborhoods, and address inequities at every level of the community. Reed has worked in several levels of government, including in Obama's State Department as a Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, as a senior policy advisor for workforce development in the Seattle mayor's office, and most recently as a public policy consultant. Reed is also the former chair of the 36th Legislative District Democrats, a current volunteer board member for the YMCA Social Impact Center, and a board member at Fuse Washington, which produces this guide.

    Among the candidates in this district, Reed has the most comprehensive and detailed policy proposals, covering topics from housing to health. Reed recognizes that appropriate density is a must. Washington has the fewest units of housing per household of any state and market-rate, middle-income, affordable, duplexes, accessory dwelling units, and permanent supportive housing are all needed to alleviate the pressure. When working at the City of Seattle, Reed helped establish an internship program for Seattle Promise community college students and wants to expand apprenticeship, technical college, and work-based learning opportunities to get students ready for jobs of the future.

    If elected, Reed would advocate for making zero-carbon transportation available in every city, including electrifying buses and ferries and expanding electric car infrastructure, among other climate priorities. Reed is one of the few candidates this year to show interest in a pilot program for universal basic income, which could be a game-changer for struggling families and working people.

    In our interview with Reed, she was thoughtful and informed about the ways that the Legislature could partner with and invest in communities of color, youth, and others to build a more resilient Washington. For her deep experience and readiness to bring innovative solutions to Olympia, we recommend Julia Reed for Legislative District 36, Position 1.

    Julia Reed

    Julia Reed is running for the open 36th Legislative District, Position 1 seat on a platform to strengthen workers' rights, invest in our neighborhoods, and address inequities at every level of the community.

    Julia Reed

    Julia Reed is running for the open 36th Legislative District, Position 1 seat on a platform to strengthen workers' rights, invest in our neighborhoods, and address inequities at every level of the community.

  • Jeff Manson is an administrative law judge who is running for office to boost opportunities for workers and working families and to fund the services we all rely on. He has served as a precinct committee officer, the chair of the 36th District Democrats for eight years, and the board chair of the disability rights group Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE), among other leadership experience.

    In our interview with Manson, he described himself as the labor candidate in the race, and mentioned that with the departure of incumbents like Rep. Mike Sells, the House needs more support for working people. However, we were disappointed that Manson stated that he is ready to pour more money into the criminal justice system and militarized police without speaking specifically on how he would ensure we all feel safe, especially for communities of color.

    Manson acknowledges that the state is extremely behind on the number of housing units needed for everyone to have a roof over their head and a door that locks, including people experiencing homelessness. To that end, he supports a housing-first approach to homelessness that includes tiny homes and accessory dwelling units. He also supports flipping the state's upside-down tax code, which is the most regressive in the nation, and a reduction of carbon emissions by half by 2030.

    Jeff Manson

    Jeff Manson is an administrative law judge who is running for office to boost opportunities for workers and working families and to fund the services we all rely on.

    Jeff Manson

    Jeff Manson is an administrative law judge who is running for office to boost opportunities for workers and working families and to fund the services we all rely on.

  • Evergreen Future
  • Nicole Gomez is running on the motto of creating an economy that works for everyone. She works on the Universal Health Care Commission and is the co-founder of healthcare policy nonprofit Alliance for a Healthy Washington. In addition, she's the executive director of the Institute for a Democratic Future which trains future Democratic policy leaders. Gomez has also served as chair of the 36th District Democrats and is a current precinct committee officer.

    In our interview with Gomez, she described how her family became homeless due to the illness of a family member when she was young, which has spurred her to fight for working families. She is supportive of bills like Rep. Bateman's middle housing bill, which if passed would have created opportunities for homes like triplexes and duplexes near transit. For people who need housing and behavioral health, Gomez also supports wraparound services. As a member of the policy committee of the Balance Our Tax Code coalition, she is ready to support policies like a wealth tax on extraordinarily high earners, which would help flip Washington's status as having the most regressive tax code in the nation.

    Nicole Gomez

    Nicole Gomez is running on the motto of creating an economy that works for everyone. She works on the Universal Health Care Commission and is the co-founder of healthcare policy nonprofit Alliance for a Healthy Washington.

    Nicole Gomez

    Nicole Gomez is running on the motto of creating an economy that works for everyone. She works on the Universal Health Care Commission and is the co-founder of healthcare policy nonprofit Alliance for a Healthy Washington.

  • Evergreen Future
  • Tyler Crone is the founding director for the ATHENA Network, which aims to promote gender equality and human rights within and beyond the global HIV response. As a public health expert and the mother of a transgender child, Crone wants to make communities safe and welcoming for all, expand child care, protect reproductive freedom, and improve affordability.

    Crone wants to see urgent action on the housing crisis, including housing with wraparound services for those who need additional support. If elected, she would work to create more partnerships in the Legislature for immigrant and Indigenous issues, with leadership coming from those communities themselves.

    In our interview with Crone, she stated that she was ready to be an ally and follow the lead of experienced legislators on climate, housing, racial justice, and other issues.

    Elizabeth Tyler Crone

    Tyler Crone is the founding director for the ATHENA Network, which aims to promote gender equality and human rights within and beyond the global HIV response.

    Elizabeth Tyler Crone

    Tyler Crone is the founding director for the ATHENA Network, which aims to promote gender equality and human rights within and beyond the global HIV response.

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - 36 LD Waylon Robert

Waylon Robert is a project manager for Forterra, and also serves on the leadership team of several nonprofits, including the boards of HistoryLink and Grays Harbor College Foundation.

Other Candidates - 36 LD Waylon Robert

Waylon Robert is a project manager for Forterra, and also serves on the leadership team of several nonprofits, including the boards of HistoryLink and Grays Harbor College Foundation.

  • Evergreen Future
  • Democrat Liz Berry is running unopposed for re-election to the 36th Legislative District in House Position 2. Berry is the former director of the Washington State Association of Justice, which advocates for the legal rights of patients, consumers, and injured workers. She also previously served as the president of the National Women's Political Caucus and on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

    Berry had a prolific first session as a legislator on many progressive priorities this year. She sponsored successful community safety initiatives to restrict untraceable ghost guns and to prohibit carrying guns in certain settings like school board meetings, which is especially notable for Berry as the former legislative director to Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Berry also sponsored the creation of an alert system for missing Indigenous people. If that weren't enough, she worked to flip the state's regressive tax code with a wealth tax and supported important legislation to expand housing options near transit.

    Berry has had a successful first term and deserves your vote.

    Liz Berry

    Democrat Liz Berry is running unopposed for re-election to the 36th Legislative District in House Position 2. Berry is the former director of the Washington State Association of Justice, which advocates for the legal rights of patients, consumers, and injured workers.

    Liz Berry

    Democrat Liz Berry is running unopposed for re-election to the 36th Legislative District in House Position 2. Berry is the former director of the Washington State Association of Justice, which advocates for the legal rights of patients, consumers, and injured workers.