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SEIU Local 925 unites 17,000 education and public service workers across Washington including child care providers, university employees, and school district staff. Our members meet with candidates, review their records, and recommend those who will support working families.

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all. Before elected office, she worked for a number of social justice-focused nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood.

    In Olympia, Randall has been instrumental in authoring and passing progressive legislation. In her first term, she worked to expand health care access, reform the tax code, and raise the minimum wage for working people with disabilities. This term, Randall helped achieve major progressive victories through her leadership on bills to expand eligibility for financial aid programs, increase access to HIV treatment, and protect the privacy of patients receiving ultrasounds.

    Now, Randall is running to be a champion for accessible health care, working people, and a healthy environment. She wants to take measures to address climate change including investing in clean energy and green infrastructure. Randall wants to bring down the cost of American health care by expanding Medicaid, strengthening the Affordable Care Act, and making prescription drugs more affordable. She also has plans to strengthen our democracy, improve the quality of public education, and safeguard reproductive freedom.

    We recommend Emily Randall for the Congressional District 6 seat in the U.S. House due to her strong track record of community advocacy and her impressive number of progressive endorsements from our partner organizations.
    Last updated: 2024-07-03

    Emily Randall

    Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all.

    Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all. Before elected office, she worked for a number of social justice-focused nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood.

    In Olympia, Randall has been instrumental in authoring and passing progressive legislation. In her first term, she worked to expand health care access, reform the tax code, and raise the minimum wage for working people with disabilities. This term, Randall helped achieve major progressive victories through her leadership on bills to expand eligibility for financial aid programs, increase access to HIV treatment, and protect the privacy of patients receiving ultrasounds.

    Now, Randall is running to be a champion for accessible health care, working people, and a healthy environment. She wants to take measures to address climate change including investing in clean energy and green infrastructure. Randall wants to bring down the cost of American health care by expanding Medicaid, strengthening the Affordable Care Act, and making prescription drugs more affordable. She also has plans to strengthen our democracy, improve the quality of public education, and safeguard reproductive freedom.

    We recommend Emily Randall for the Congressional District 6 seat in the U.S. House due to her strong track record of community advocacy and her impressive number of progressive endorsements from our partner organizations.

    Emily Randall

    Sen. Emily Randall is running on a progressive and community-forward platform for Congress. Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Randall has been one of the most outspoken advocates of reproductive freedom and accessible health care for all.

  • Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021. His professional background also includes serving five terms representing Legislative District 17 in the state House, starting small businesses in his community, serving as the chief of staff to Gov. Booth Gardner, and founding one of the nation’s largest statewide public affairs networks.

    Heck has fought for a number of Democratic priorities, including rebalancing our upside-down tax code, investing in public infrastructure, lowering health care costs, increasing workforce development and employment opportunities, and making college more affordable. He's running to continue fighting for affordability, health and safety, and opportunity for all Washingtonians.

    We recommend Denny Heck for another term as the state’s lieutenant governor.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Denny Heck

    Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021.

    Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021. His professional background also includes serving five terms representing Legislative District 17 in the state House, starting small businesses in his community, serving as the chief of staff to Gov. Booth Gardner, and founding one of the nation’s largest statewide public affairs networks.

    Heck has fought for a number of Democratic priorities, including rebalancing our upside-down tax code, investing in public infrastructure, lowering health care costs, increasing workforce development and employment opportunities, and making college more affordable. He's running to continue fighting for affordability, health and safety, and opportunity for all Washingtonians.

    We recommend Denny Heck for another term as the state’s lieutenant governor.

    Denny Heck

    Democrat Denny Heck is running for a second term as Washington’s lieutenant governor. Heck is a former representative who served the 10th Congressional District from 2013 until 2021.

  • Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020. Before that, Pellicciotti served as a representative for Legislative District 30 in the state House, an assistant state attorney general, and a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County.

    In public office, he has advocated for transparency and public accountability. He has never accepted corporate campaign donations and previously worked to make the Legislature’s records open for public view. As a treasurer, he has prioritized economic security and prosperity for all, especially working families and retirees. In office, he has worked to strengthen budget reserves, increase pension funds, and manage debt costs.

    Republican Sharon Hanek is challenging Pellicciotti in this race. Hanek is a certified public accountant and serves as the vice chair of the Pierce County Planning Commission. Hanek has run for office unsuccessfully several times before, including losing by more than 17 percent statewide in her 2012 run for state Treasurer. Hanek is the founder of My Family My Choice, a far-right group aligned with Moms for Liberty that wants to ban books and promotes conspiracy theories about public schools. We can't afford to give Hanek a statewide platform for her dangerous, far-right agenda.

    Pellicciotti has been a reliable Democratic leader in the Washington state treasurer’s office and he has earned your vote for another term.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020.

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020. Before that, Pellicciotti served as a representative for Legislative District 30 in the state House, an assistant state attorney general, and a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County.

    In public office, he has advocated for transparency and public accountability. He has never accepted corporate campaign donations and previously worked to make the Legislature’s records open for public view. As a treasurer, he has prioritized economic security and prosperity for all, especially working families and retirees. In office, he has worked to strengthen budget reserves, increase pension funds, and manage debt costs.

    Republican Sharon Hanek is challenging Pellicciotti in this race. Hanek is a certified public accountant and serves as the vice chair of the Pierce County Planning Commission. Hanek has run for office unsuccessfully several times before, including losing by more than 17 percent statewide in her 2012 run for state Treasurer. Hanek is the founder of My Family My Choice, a far-right group aligned with Moms for Liberty that wants to ban books and promotes conspiracy theories about public schools. We can't afford to give Hanek a statewide platform for her dangerous, far-right agenda.

    Pellicciotti has been a reliable Democratic leader in the Washington state treasurer’s office and he has earned your vote for another term.

    Mike Pellicciotti

    Democratic incumbent Mike Pellicciotti is running for re-election to Washington state treasurer. Pellicciotti was first elected to the position in 2020.

  • Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Previously, she served as a King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney for 20 years and helped found API Chaya, a community nonprofit fighting gender-based violence.

    In Olympia, Sen. Dhingra has been a strong advocate for addressing gender-based violence. She sponsored bills to establish a task force dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women’s cases and to strengthen legal procedures in sexual assault cases, and she successfully passed one to expand protections and services for victims of human trafficking. As a secondary sponsor, she was also critical in helping to pass a slate of progressive bills, including legislation to ensure valid ballots aren’t rejected unfairly and to extend the crisis center resource model to minors.

    As Attorney General, Dhingra hopes to keep fighting for Washingtonians. In our interview with Dhingra, she emphasized that her top priority was building on Ferguson's track record of transparency and ensuring that the office collaborates with the governor and legislature. She wants to create strong environmental enforcement that holds polluters accountable, penalizes fraud, and promotes consumer protections.

    As for the differences between the candidates, Dhingra and Brown are likely to agree on the vast majority of issues the office handles. The primary differences between the candidates lay in experience and track record.

    As a legislator, Dhingra has a track record of leading and passing progressive bills that have made a difference in the lives of Washingtonians. This includes improving worker safety, expanding substance use treatment, and providing mental health crisis support for minors. Her experience as the former chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, where she supervised the Regional Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and the Community Assessment and Referral for Diversion program, is another example of her legal and lawmaking background working well together. She helped create the 40-hour crisis intervention training for law enforcement, was a trainer at the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and led the Coordinated Crisis Intervention Response meetings where she collaborated with all King County law enforcement officers to find creative solutions and coordinate responses to help individuals with mental illness.

    Dhingra's proven track record has earned her an impressive list of endorsements from our progressive partner organizations. We lean slightly toward Dhingra for attorney general.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Manka Dhingra

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Previously, she served as a King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney for 20 years and helped found API Chaya, a community nonprofit fighting gender-based violence.

    In Olympia, Sen. Dhingra has been a strong advocate for addressing gender-based violence. She sponsored bills to establish a task force dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women’s cases and to strengthen legal procedures in sexual assault cases, and she successfully passed one to expand protections and services for victims of human trafficking. As a secondary sponsor, she was also critical in helping to pass a slate of progressive bills, including legislation to ensure valid ballots aren’t rejected unfairly and to extend the crisis center resource model to minors.

    As Attorney General, Dhingra hopes to keep fighting for Washingtonians. In our interview with Dhingra, she emphasized that her top priority was building on Ferguson's track record of transparency and ensuring that the office collaborates with the governor and legislature. She wants to create strong environmental enforcement that holds polluters accountable, penalizes fraud, and promotes consumer protections.

    As for the differences between the candidates, Dhingra and Brown are likely to agree on the vast majority of issues the office handles. The primary differences between the candidates lay in experience and track record.

    As a legislator, Dhingra has a track record of leading and passing progressive bills that have made a difference in the lives of Washingtonians. This includes improving worker safety, expanding substance use treatment, and providing mental health crisis support for minors. Her experience as the former chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, where she supervised the Regional Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and the Community Assessment and Referral for Diversion program, is another example of her legal and lawmaking background working well together. She helped create the 40-hour crisis intervention training for law enforcement, was a trainer at the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and led the Coordinated Crisis Intervention Response meetings where she collaborated with all King County law enforcement officers to find creative solutions and coordinate responses to help individuals with mental illness.

    Dhingra's proven track record has earned her an impressive list of endorsements from our progressive partner organizations. We lean slightly toward Dhingra for attorney general.

    Manka Dhingra

    Democrat Manka Dhingra is a state senator and former prosecuting attorney. First elected in 2017, she is currently the deputy majority leader of the Senate and chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

  • King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle. He joined the King County Council in 2013, where he has been a strong advocate for climate concerns and environmental protections. 

    Upthegrove has an inclusive vision for using the office to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Upthegrove wants to mitigate the damage of wildfire seasons, bring good jobs and services to rural Washington, preserve mature legacy forests, expand recreational opportunities on public lands, and center the idea of environmental justice to guide policy. While he lauds the incumbent Franz for her work on wildfire prevention, Upthegrove wants to be more ambitious when it comes to reforming forestry policies. He believes the department needs a more honest accounting of the carbon impacts of forestry and timber work, which he is well positioned to lead having managed King County's forest carbon program. Upthegrove also wants to use his experience and relationships in the legislature to help pass laws and increase funding for the department's conservation work.

    The race for this open seat will determine whether our state will be a leader in fighting climate change, protecting our forests, and preventing forest fires or bow to the demands of big timber companies. Upthegrove's environmental track record in office and endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, the Sierra Club, and other environmental champions make him the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle.

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle. He joined the King County Council in 2013, where he has been a strong advocate for climate concerns and environmental protections. 

    Upthegrove has an inclusive vision for using the office to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Upthegrove wants to mitigate the damage of wildfire seasons, bring good jobs and services to rural Washington, preserve mature legacy forests, expand recreational opportunities on public lands, and center the idea of environmental justice to guide policy. While he lauds the incumbent Franz for her work on wildfire prevention, Upthegrove wants to be more ambitious when it comes to reforming forestry policies. He believes the department needs a more honest accounting of the carbon impacts of forestry and timber work, which he is well positioned to lead having managed King County's forest carbon program. Upthegrove also wants to use his experience and relationships in the legislature to help pass laws and increase funding for the department's conservation work.

    The race for this open seat will determine whether our state will be a leader in fighting climate change, protecting our forests, and preventing forest fires or bow to the demands of big timber companies. Upthegrove's environmental track record in office and endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, the Sierra Club, and other environmental champions make him the clear choice in this race.

    Dave Upthegrove

    King County Council chair Dave Upthegrove is running for commissioner of public lands to fill the vacancy left by Hilary Franz. Upthegrove previously served in the Legislature for five terms, where he made history as the first openly gay representative from outside of Seattle.

  • Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Reykdal has been a strong champion for public education as superintendent, during his six years in the Legislature, and in 14 years on local school boards or in leadership positions at educational institutions.

    The superintendent's office provides resources and guidance on language access, student safety, school district budgeting, and meeting student needs to Washington's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools. In office, Reykdal has worked to reduce learning gaps, raise educator salaries, increase free meal access, and expand dual and tribal language learning programs.

    In our interview, Reykdal acknowledged that the pandemic and declining birth rates have affected enrollment rates in public schools. Despite this challenge, he was proud that districts have made gains in other areas like retaining teachers of color. He identified the decrease in state funding for public schools, relative to inflation, as a fundamental challenge facing public schools. He reiterated his commitment to advocating for the Legislature to increase funding per student and allow districts to fund special education. He also expressed his commitment to keeping schools public, rejecting vouchers, and improving mental health support for students. This year, OSPI offered legislation to increase paraeducator pay to attract and retain these critical classroom supports. Finally, he cited his experience running a large state agency for the last eight years as a key strength compared with his less experienced opponents.

    Reykdal has strong support from educators across the state and earned your vote for re-election.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Chris Reykdal

    Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

    Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Reykdal has been a strong champion for public education as superintendent, during his six years in the Legislature, and in 14 years on local school boards or in leadership positions at educational institutions.

    The superintendent's office provides resources and guidance on language access, student safety, school district budgeting, and meeting student needs to Washington's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools. In office, Reykdal has worked to reduce learning gaps, raise educator salaries, increase free meal access, and expand dual and tribal language learning programs.

    In our interview, Reykdal acknowledged that the pandemic and declining birth rates have affected enrollment rates in public schools. Despite this challenge, he was proud that districts have made gains in other areas like retaining teachers of color. He identified the decrease in state funding for public schools, relative to inflation, as a fundamental challenge facing public schools. He reiterated his commitment to advocating for the Legislature to increase funding per student and allow districts to fund special education. He also expressed his commitment to keeping schools public, rejecting vouchers, and improving mental health support for students. This year, OSPI offered legislation to increase paraeducator pay to attract and retain these critical classroom supports. Finally, he cited his experience running a large state agency for the last eight years as a key strength compared with his less experienced opponents.

    Reykdal has strong support from educators across the state and earned your vote for re-election.

    Chris Reykdal

    Incumbent Chris Reykdal is running for a third term in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

  • State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

    Kuderer has been one of the most active sponsors of progressive bills in the Legislature. This year, she was the primary sponsor of a successful bill to ensure NARCAN is available in Washington schools. As a secondary sponsor, she helped to pass a slate of progressive bills, including ensuring that valid ballots are not unduly rejected, limiting the ability to bring firearms to public places like zoos, transit stations, and libraries, and aligning state and federal financial aid programs. Kuderer is now campaigning for insurance commissioner on a progressive platform that includes exploring universal health care, reducing auto insurance costs, expanding cancer screening for firefighters, and improving access to climate change insurance for homeowners and businesses.

    We recommend Patty Kuderer for Washington Insurance Commissioner because of her strong background in public service and clear vision for the office.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Patty Kuderer

    State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

    State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

    Kuderer has been one of the most active sponsors of progressive bills in the Legislature. This year, she was the primary sponsor of a successful bill to ensure NARCAN is available in Washington schools. As a secondary sponsor, she helped to pass a slate of progressive bills, including ensuring that valid ballots are not unduly rejected, limiting the ability to bring firearms to public places like zoos, transit stations, and libraries, and aligning state and federal financial aid programs. Kuderer is now campaigning for insurance commissioner on a progressive platform that includes exploring universal health care, reducing auto insurance costs, expanding cancer screening for firefighters, and improving access to climate change insurance for homeowners and businesses.

    We recommend Patty Kuderer for Washington Insurance Commissioner because of her strong background in public service and clear vision for the office.

    Patty Kuderer

    State Senator and attorney Patty Kuderer is running for Washington Insurance Commissioner. She has served the 48th Legislative District since 2015 when she was appointed to the state House before being appointed to fill the Senate seat vacancy in 2017.

Legislative Races

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below legislative races on your ballot.

  • Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019. Stanford runs an analytics and statistical consulting business outside of the Senate.

    During his time in the Senate, Stanford has focused on education, mental health funding, and improvements in the district. This year, he was the prime sponsor of two successful bills to fund more paraeducators in Washington schools and crack down on predatory loans from out-of-state banks. Locally, Stanford has helped secure funding for important projects like supportive housing in Kenmore and infrastructure at UW Bothell, on top of $28 million for youth behavioral health and $140 million for emergency housing and rental assistance statewide.

    Stanford has earned another term in the Senate representing the 1st District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Derek Stanford

    Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019.

    Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019. Stanford runs an analytics and statistical consulting business outside of the Senate.

    During his time in the Senate, Stanford has focused on education, mental health funding, and improvements in the district. This year, he was the prime sponsor of two successful bills to fund more paraeducators in Washington schools and crack down on predatory loans from out-of-state banks. Locally, Stanford has helped secure funding for important projects like supportive housing in Kenmore and infrastructure at UW Bothell, on top of $28 million for youth behavioral health and $140 million for emergency housing and rental assistance statewide.

    Stanford has earned another term in the Senate representing the 1st District.

    Derek Stanford

    Rep. Derek Stanford is running unopposed for re-election for the 1st Legislative District Senate seat. He served nearly 10 years as a state representative before earning an appointment to the state Senate to replace Guy Palumbo in 2019.

  • Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell. Duerr also previously founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness.

    In office this past session, Rep. Duerr was the primary sponsor of a number of bills to promote environmental justice and climate protections. One of the bills, which came through a collaboration with local environmental leaders, established that climate concerns must be taken into account in building plans.

    Mark Davies, a typical party-line Republican, is challenging Duerr on a platform that would take the district backward. He spent more than 30 years at Boeing and has also been an active community member with his local Boy Scouts, church, and Habitat for Humanity. Davies was motivated to run because he and his wife, who has a disability, are struggling with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, he does not have progressive solutions to the question of affordability. Instead, he wants to reduce public revenue, maintain our regressive tax system where working people pay more than their share, and oppose efforts to reduce health care costs.

    Rep. Duerr has yet to release an updated platform in this race, but she has been a reliable progressive advocate in the House and deserves another term in Legislative District 1, Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Davina Duerr

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell.

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell. Duerr also previously founded the M.I.L.K. Money campaign to support Northshore students experiencing homelessness.

    In office this past session, Rep. Duerr was the primary sponsor of a number of bills to promote environmental justice and climate protections. One of the bills, which came through a collaboration with local environmental leaders, established that climate concerns must be taken into account in building plans.

    Mark Davies, a typical party-line Republican, is challenging Duerr on a platform that would take the district backward. He spent more than 30 years at Boeing and has also been an active community member with his local Boy Scouts, church, and Habitat for Humanity. Davies was motivated to run because he and his wife, who has a disability, are struggling with the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, he does not have progressive solutions to the question of affordability. Instead, he wants to reduce public revenue, maintain our regressive tax system where working people pay more than their share, and oppose efforts to reduce health care costs.

    Rep. Duerr has yet to release an updated platform in this race, but she has been a reliable progressive advocate in the House and deserves another term in Legislative District 1, Position 1.

    Davina Duerr

    Davina Duerr is running for re-election to House Position 1 representing the 1st Legislative District. Duerr replaced Derek Stanford in the state House in 2019 when he moved to the district’s Senate seat. Before that, she worked as the deputy mayor and city council member in Bothell.

  • Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been a long-standing community advocate and worked with the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration.

    In Olympia, some of Kloba’s top priorities have included data privacy, economic opportunity, and equitable education. This past session, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to streamline voting address changes, tightening loopholes for licensed firearm dealers to prevent gun violence, and expanding wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Though she has yet to update her campaign platform this year, her track record makes it clear Rep. Kloba will continue to be a reliable Democratic voice in Olympia.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Shelley Kloba

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board.

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board. She has been a long-standing community advocate and worked with the King County Domestic Violence Initiative and the King County Cities Climate Collaboration.

    In Olympia, some of Kloba’s top priorities have included data privacy, economic opportunity, and equitable education. This past session, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to streamline voting address changes, tightening loopholes for licensed firearm dealers to prevent gun violence, and expanding wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Though she has yet to update her campaign platform this year, her track record makes it clear Rep. Kloba will continue to be a reliable Democratic voice in Olympia.

    Shelley Kloba

    Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba is running unopposed for another term representing Legislative District 1, Position 2, which she has held since her first election in 2016. Kloba previously served on the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland Parks Board.

  • Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace Sen. Andy Billig, who is retiring, representing the 3rd Legislative District in the state Senate. Riccelli has served this district in the state House since 2013, where he has distinguished himself as a progressive advocate for helping meet residents' basic needs, rebalancing our tax code, and finding creative policy solutions that benefit all Washingtonians. Outside of the Legislature, he works as a community relations manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane.

    Riccelli has consistently sponsored progressive legislation to fight for a better Washington for all. This past session, he helped to pass bills to streamline voter address changes, protect abortion and reproductive health care providers from harassment, and make it easier for working families who are eligible for food assistance to access early learning and childcare programs. He was also the primary sponsor of legislation to reduce the costs of health care and prescription medicine so that all residents can access the care they need, not simply the care they can afford. In this race, he is campaigning on a progressive platform emphasizing housing solutions, workforce development, reproductive freedom, affordable health care, and public education investments.

    Riccelli has earned your vote for state Senate from the 3rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace Sen. Andy Billig, who is retiring, representing the 3rd Legislative District in the state Senate.

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace Sen. Andy Billig, who is retiring, representing the 3rd Legislative District in the state Senate. Riccelli has served this district in the state House since 2013, where he has distinguished himself as a progressive advocate for helping meet residents' basic needs, rebalancing our tax code, and finding creative policy solutions that benefit all Washingtonians. Outside of the Legislature, he works as a community relations manager for the Community Health Association of Spokane.

    Riccelli has consistently sponsored progressive legislation to fight for a better Washington for all. This past session, he helped to pass bills to streamline voter address changes, protect abortion and reproductive health care providers from harassment, and make it easier for working families who are eligible for food assistance to access early learning and childcare programs. He was also the primary sponsor of legislation to reduce the costs of health care and prescription medicine so that all residents can access the care they need, not simply the care they can afford. In this race, he is campaigning on a progressive platform emphasizing housing solutions, workforce development, reproductive freedom, affordable health care, and public education investments.

    Riccelli has earned your vote for state Senate from the 3rd Legislative District.

    Marcus Riccelli

    Rep. Marcus Riccelli is running unopposed to replace Sen. Andy Billig, who is retiring, representing the 3rd Legislative District in the state Senate.

  • Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council. He is a strong labor advocate with an impressive track record on community issues during his tenure in office.

    This past session, Rep. Ormsby was the primary sponsor of bills aimed at fortifying workers’ rights and economic security across income levels. He helped pass several progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to strengthen commonsense regulations on firearm dealers, to enable professional licensing regardless of immigration status, and to expand wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Despite lacking a detailed campaign platform as of early June, Ormsby is a reliable Democratic vote.

    Vote Ormsby for House Position 2 representing the 3rd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Timm Ormsby

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council.

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council. He is a strong labor advocate with an impressive track record on community issues during his tenure in office.

    This past session, Rep. Ormsby was the primary sponsor of bills aimed at fortifying workers’ rights and economic security across income levels. He helped pass several progressive bills as a secondary sponsor, including legislation to strengthen commonsense regulations on firearm dealers, to enable professional licensing regardless of immigration status, and to expand wage discrimination protections in the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Despite lacking a detailed campaign platform as of early June, Ormsby is a reliable Democratic vote.

    Vote Ormsby for House Position 2 representing the 3rd Legislative District.

    Timm Ormsby

    Rep. Timm Ormsby is running unopposed for re-election to Legislative District 3, Position 2. Ormsby was first elected to the state House in 2003 and also serves as the president of the Spokane Regional Labor Council.

  • Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that. Outside of elected office, he has worked in transportation consultation.

    In the House, Rep. Ramos has been a strong advocate for community safety through police accountability, environmental protections, and public infrastructure upgrades. This year, he sponsored a bill to establish a commission to fight domestic violence. In this campaign, he is running on a progressive platform focused on ensuring all communities have accessible health care, strong public transit, clean air and water, fully funded local schools, and affordable housing.

    Ramos is running against former Republican Representative and teacher Chad Magendanz. He served in the state House representing the 5th Legislative District from 2013 to 2017, before he narrowly lost a Senate race to Mullet. Magendanz also challenged Lisa Callan for state House in 2022 and similarly lost the race. Now, Magendanz teaches computer science classes in Bellevue.

    Magendanz originally planned to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in this election where, in a campaign interview, he referenced “trans ideology” and “critical race theory,” echoing far-right conspiracy theories about our schools. He has yet to release a detailed platform in this race as of mid-July, but he has a demonstrated conservative track record in his past public service roles. He is not a progressive choice and has been repeatedly rejected by the voters of Legislative District 5.

    Ramos is the clear choice for state House in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that.

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that. Outside of elected office, he has worked in transportation consultation.

    In the House, Rep. Ramos has been a strong advocate for community safety through police accountability, environmental protections, and public infrastructure upgrades. This year, he sponsored a bill to establish a commission to fight domestic violence. In this campaign, he is running on a progressive platform focused on ensuring all communities have accessible health care, strong public transit, clean air and water, fully funded local schools, and affordable housing.

    Ramos is running against former Republican Representative and teacher Chad Magendanz. He served in the state House representing the 5th Legislative District from 2013 to 2017, before he narrowly lost a Senate race to Mullet. Magendanz also challenged Lisa Callan for state House in 2022 and similarly lost the race. Now, Magendanz teaches computer science classes in Bellevue.

    Magendanz originally planned to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction in this election where, in a campaign interview, he referenced “trans ideology” and “critical race theory,” echoing far-right conspiracy theories about our schools. He has yet to release a detailed platform in this race as of mid-July, but he has a demonstrated conservative track record in his past public service roles. He is not a progressive choice and has been repeatedly rejected by the voters of Legislative District 5.

    Ramos is the clear choice for state House in this race.

    Bill Ramos

    Rep. Bill Ramos, who currently represents the 5th Legislative District in the state, is running for the district’s state Senate seat. The seat opened up with Sen. Mark Mullet’s decision to run for governor. Ramos joined the Legislature in 2019 and served on the Issaquah City Council before that.

  • Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

    In our interview, Hunt highlighted her background in urban planning and her Ph.D in ecology as two strengths of her candidacy. She wants to build more infrastructure for electric vehicles, have developers pay impact fees for additional usage of sewers, classroom sizes, and other increased resource use from development, and center more construction around transit. Hunt also saw that when Issaquah residents had access to beds at a Motel 6 for short-term stays to get back on their feet, people were able to bounce back from hard times and homelessness. She supports statewide policies to provide full-time caseworkers, permanent housing, and more to keep people in their homes.

    Hunt believes the state must do a better job of working with cities in order to build homes more quickly and reduce the cost of housing. She wants to leverage her experience as a city council member to help the Legislature strengthen relationships and improve communication with local officials to achieve our housing goals.

    Hunt has earned the most support from our progressive partner organizations and is the best choice in this race.

    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Victoria Hunt

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

    In our interview, Hunt highlighted her background in urban planning and her Ph.D in ecology as two strengths of her candidacy. She wants to build more infrastructure for electric vehicles, have developers pay impact fees for additional usage of sewers, classroom sizes, and other increased resource use from development, and center more construction around transit. Hunt also saw that when Issaquah residents had access to beds at a Motel 6 for short-term stays to get back on their feet, people were able to bounce back from hard times and homelessness. She supports statewide policies to provide full-time caseworkers, permanent housing, and more to keep people in their homes.

    Hunt believes the state must do a better job of working with cities in order to build homes more quickly and reduce the cost of housing. She wants to leverage her experience as a city council member to help the Legislature strengthen relationships and improve communication with local officials to achieve our housing goals.

    Hunt has earned the most support from our progressive partner organizations and is the best choice in this race.

    Victoria Hunt

    Victoria Hunt is a third-term Issaquah City Councilmember who is running for Legislative District 5, Position 1 to protect the environment, secure reproductive rights, and modernize our state housing laws.

  • Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    In the Legislature, Rep. Callan has focused on creating economic opportunity and security for all Washingtonians through strong investments in education and strengthening support for working families. As a secondary sponsor, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills including one to bring zero-emission school buses to our students, one establishing a Native American apprenticeship program, one to strengthen the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act by preventing wage discrimination, and one to reduce barriers to early learning and childcare programs for working families. Her top priorities in this race include strengthening our public schools, reducing the cost of living, supporting small businesses, and improving community safety.

    Challenging Callan is Republican Patrick Peacock, a senior industrial security specialist at Boeing who has previously worked in military intelligence. He lacks leadership experience outside of his military career, and last year, he unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent director on the Tahoma School Board. He has yet to release a detailed campaign platform beyond high-level conservative principles.

    Lisa Callan has earned your vote for another term representing Legislative District 5 in House Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Lisa Callan

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

    In the Legislature, Rep. Callan has focused on creating economic opportunity and security for all Washingtonians through strong investments in education and strengthening support for working families. As a secondary sponsor, she helped pass a slate of progressive bills including one to bring zero-emission school buses to our students, one establishing a Native American apprenticeship program, one to strengthen the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act by preventing wage discrimination, and one to reduce barriers to early learning and childcare programs for working families. Her top priorities in this race include strengthening our public schools, reducing the cost of living, supporting small businesses, and improving community safety.

    Challenging Callan is Republican Patrick Peacock, a senior industrial security specialist at Boeing who has previously worked in military intelligence. He lacks leadership experience outside of his military career, and last year, he unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent director on the Tahoma School Board. He has yet to release a detailed campaign platform beyond high-level conservative principles.

    Lisa Callan has earned your vote for another term representing Legislative District 5 in House Position 2.

    Lisa Callan

    Democratic incumbent Lisa Callan is seeking re-election to Legislative District 5, Position 2, where she has served since 2019. She has also served on the Issaquah School Board, including a stint as president, and for Boeing as an engineer and project manager.

  • Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St. Clair has served as a county commissioner since 2018 and has spent her three-decade-long career in social work, including as a director of large social service organizations. She is also a proud volunteer foster parent.

    On the Island County Commission, St. Clair has been a strong advocate for affordability and environmental protections so that county residents of all income levels can build sustainable futures. She is running on a pragmatic Democratic platform in this race while continuing to value bipartisanship, affordability, and community service. St. Clair’s top priorities include reducing corporate price gouging, advocating for reproductive freedom, ensuring prescription drugs and health care are affordable, protecting air, water, and local ecosystems, and supporting veterans. St. Clair also wants to bridge first responder and law enforcement resources to address the fentanyl crisis with compassion.

    Ron Muzzall, the Republican incumbent, is running for another term in the state Senate. He was first elected in 2019 and works in the agriculture industry as a farm owner and manager. In his first year in office, Muzzall failed to provide strong leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and the following economic downturn. Last year, he voted against an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state. In the 2024 legislative session, he voted against key bills to protect consumer data privacy and opposed bills that would reduce gun violence through stronger background checks.

    Democrat Denny Sandberg has no campaign website and little information available as of early June. We will continue to monitor this race and update Sandberg's information if it becomes available.

    We recommend Janet St. Clair for the state Senate position representing the 10th Legislative District to continue leading with community needs at the state level.

    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Janet St. Clair

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St.

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St. Clair has served as a county commissioner since 2018 and has spent her three-decade-long career in social work, including as a director of large social service organizations. She is also a proud volunteer foster parent.

    On the Island County Commission, St. Clair has been a strong advocate for affordability and environmental protections so that county residents of all income levels can build sustainable futures. She is running on a pragmatic Democratic platform in this race while continuing to value bipartisanship, affordability, and community service. St. Clair’s top priorities include reducing corporate price gouging, advocating for reproductive freedom, ensuring prescription drugs and health care are affordable, protecting air, water, and local ecosystems, and supporting veterans. St. Clair also wants to bridge first responder and law enforcement resources to address the fentanyl crisis with compassion.

    Ron Muzzall, the Republican incumbent, is running for another term in the state Senate. He was first elected in 2019 and works in the agriculture industry as a farm owner and manager. In his first year in office, Muzzall failed to provide strong leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and the following economic downturn. Last year, he voted against an abortion shield law that protects Washington state health care workers when they provide abortion care to patients from Washington and from out of state. In the 2024 legislative session, he voted against key bills to protect consumer data privacy and opposed bills that would reduce gun violence through stronger background checks.

    Democrat Denny Sandberg has no campaign website and little information available as of early June. We will continue to monitor this race and update Sandberg's information if it becomes available.

    We recommend Janet St. Clair for the state Senate position representing the 10th Legislative District to continue leading with community needs at the state level.

    Janet St. Clair

    Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Muzzal for the Legislative District 10 Senate seat. St.

  • Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    In his first term, Rep. Shavers focused on several of the big issues he campaigned on, including addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He was the prime sponsor for a successful bill that prevented limits on food bank funding for necessary items like diapers and menstrual products. Shavers also sponsored bills to expand hydrogen and fusion power to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

    Shavers is a member of the Capital Budget committee and states that he's proud to have supported a budget that funds clean drinking water infrastructure in Island County, the Camano Lutheran Childcare Center, and housing services for the developmentally disabled.

    While Shavers faced some controversy during his previous hard-fought campaign, his solid track record during his first term in Olympia has earned your vote for re-election.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

    In his first term, Rep. Shavers focused on several of the big issues he campaigned on, including addressing the housing crisis and prioritizing environmental sustainability. He was the prime sponsor for a successful bill that prevented limits on food bank funding for necessary items like diapers and menstrual products. Shavers also sponsored bills to expand hydrogen and fusion power to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

    Shavers is a member of the Capital Budget committee and states that he's proud to have supported a budget that funds clean drinking water infrastructure in Island County, the Camano Lutheran Childcare Center, and housing services for the developmentally disabled.

    While Shavers faced some controversy during his previous hard-fought campaign, his solid track record during his first term in Olympia has earned your vote for re-election.

    Clyde Shavers

    Clyde Shavers is running for re-election as state representative for the 10th Legislative District in Position 1. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who previously served as a public affairs officer and now works as a reserve officer.

  • Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade. As a member of the Transportation and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committees, Paul has worked hard to improve Washingtonians' career opportunities and connectivity to work, play, and school around the state.

    This year, Paul led efforts to cap the cost of life-saving inhalers and epinephrine injectors at $35 a month and to implement the 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention system. Locally, Paul helped secure funding for the Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue's new station as well as outreach and services for rural youth mental health in Island County.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade. As a member of the Transportation and Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committees, Paul has worked hard to improve Washingtonians' career opportunities and connectivity to work, play, and school around the state.

    This year, Paul led efforts to cap the cost of life-saving inhalers and epinephrine injectors at $35 a month and to implement the 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention system. Locally, Paul helped secure funding for the Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue's new station as well as outreach and services for rural youth mental health in Island County.

    Paul has been one of the most thoughtful leaders in Olympia during his first two terms, reaching across the aisle to get things done for the district. We enthusiastically recommend Paul to continue representing the 10th Legislative District with strong community-centered leadership in the House.

    Dave Paul

    Democratic Rep. Dave Paul is running for re-election in the 10th Legislative District for Position 2. He joined the Legislature in 2019 after working for Skagit Valley College for more than a decade.

  • Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005. He is a labor advocate and founding member of several labor boards, including the Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council. 

    Hasegawa has been a consistent advocate for establishing a state bank. This past session, he supported progressive bills to include LGBTQ+ history in our schools, to purchase electric school buses across the state, and to legally protect Washingtonians from certain forms of sexual assault such as removing a condom nonconsensually. Now, Hasegawa is running on a platform to reduce the gap between Washington’s most and least economically prosperous, address homelessness while working towards affordable housing for all income levels, secure health care as a human right, and invest in public transit and the small business community.

    Vote Bob Hasegawa for another term in the 11th Legislative District’s Senate seat.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Bob Hasegawa

    Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005.

    Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005. He is a labor advocate and founding member of several labor boards, including the Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council. 

    Hasegawa has been a consistent advocate for establishing a state bank. This past session, he supported progressive bills to include LGBTQ+ history in our schools, to purchase electric school buses across the state, and to legally protect Washingtonians from certain forms of sexual assault such as removing a condom nonconsensually. Now, Hasegawa is running on a platform to reduce the gap between Washington’s most and least economically prosperous, address homelessness while working towards affordable housing for all income levels, secure health care as a human right, and invest in public transit and the small business community.

    Vote Bob Hasegawa for another term in the 11th Legislative District’s Senate seat.

    Bob Hasegawa

    Democrat Bob Hasegawa is running unopposed for re-election to the state Senate. Hasegawa was first elected to the House in 2005.

  • Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman. Beltran is the youngest board chair to serve for the nonprofit group OneAmerica, which organizes immigrant and refugee leaders for civic engagement, political advocacy, and more. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Beltran is running to improve the lives of all in the district.

    In our interview, Beltran stated that affordability in all its aspects is one of the biggest problems she's aiming to tackle. She wants to lower the cost of housing by diversifying the housing market with more housing types, prioritizing faster construction, adding more transitional housing, and providing more direct assistance to people who have become unsheltered. Beltran wants to see more effort made to reduce gang and gun violence by providing after-school programs, support for the formerly incarcerated, and programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Her pragmatic and forward-leaning platform has earned her the endorsement of many legislators, local elected officials, labor unions, and community advocates.

    Beltran is running against incumbent Sen. Curtis King, who has served the 14th Legislative District since 2007 and is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, King has spent his tenure in the Legislative voting against priorities that make our communities safer and healthier. He opposed commonsense gun safety laws that require background checks and firearm safety programs for buyers. King also defended oil companies and opposed efforts to make big companies pay for their pollution.

    Beltran is the clear choice for state Senate from District 14.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Maria Beltran

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman.

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman. Beltran is the youngest board chair to serve for the nonprofit group OneAmerica, which organizes immigrant and refugee leaders for civic engagement, political advocacy, and more. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Beltran is running to improve the lives of all in the district.

    In our interview, Beltran stated that affordability in all its aspects is one of the biggest problems she's aiming to tackle. She wants to lower the cost of housing by diversifying the housing market with more housing types, prioritizing faster construction, adding more transitional housing, and providing more direct assistance to people who have become unsheltered. Beltran wants to see more effort made to reduce gang and gun violence by providing after-school programs, support for the formerly incarcerated, and programs that serve victims of domestic violence. Her pragmatic and forward-leaning platform has earned her the endorsement of many legislators, local elected officials, labor unions, and community advocates.

    Beltran is running against incumbent Sen. Curtis King, who has served the 14th Legislative District since 2007 and is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee. Unfortunately, King has spent his tenure in the Legislative voting against priorities that make our communities safer and healthier. He opposed commonsense gun safety laws that require background checks and firearm safety programs for buyers. King also defended oil companies and opposed efforts to make big companies pay for their pollution.

    Beltran is the clear choice for state Senate from District 14.

    Maria Beltran

    Maria Beltran is running for the newly formed 14th Legislative District's Senate seat. A community organizer since the age of 19, she has worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier and campaigned for state Rep. Debra Entenman.

  • Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly-redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous Latinx woman in the Legislature. Dimas has spent her life working as an activist for protections for farmworkers, immigrants, and others. She wants to bring these experiences to Olympia to strengthen protections for working people and make progress on the housing crisis.

    Dimas wants to establish housing as a human right, passing a range of bills that supports bringing costs down and increasing accessibility. Tenant protections, downpayment assistance, and prioritizing affordable housing are at the top of her list. She also knows working families need a boost in the form of livable wages, safe working conditions, and good benefits, which she wants to secure regardless of immigration status. If elected, Dimas wants to bring in more resources for public health issues like substance abuse as well as environmental protections. Her work in the labor community and her strong progressive platform has earned Dimas a huge slate of diverse endorsements, from many labor unions to environmental groups.

    With her experience and commitment to the people of Washington, Dimas is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Chelsea Dimas

    Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly-redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous Latinx woman in the Legislature.

    Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly-redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous Latinx woman in the Legislature. Dimas has spent her life working as an activist for protections for farmworkers, immigrants, and others. She wants to bring these experiences to Olympia to strengthen protections for working people and make progress on the housing crisis.

    Dimas wants to establish housing as a human right, passing a range of bills that supports bringing costs down and increasing accessibility. Tenant protections, downpayment assistance, and prioritizing affordable housing are at the top of her list. She also knows working families need a boost in the form of livable wages, safe working conditions, and good benefits, which she wants to secure regardless of immigration status. If elected, Dimas wants to bring in more resources for public health issues like substance abuse as well as environmental protections. Her work in the labor community and her strong progressive platform has earned Dimas a huge slate of diverse endorsements, from many labor unions to environmental groups.

    With her experience and commitment to the people of Washington, Dimas is the best choice in this race.

    Chelsea Dimas

    Democrat Chelsea Dimas is running for the newly-redistricted 14th Legislative District, Position 1. If elected, she states that she would be the first openly Queer, Indigenous Latinx woman in the Legislature.

  • Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district. Kennedy has served in many community leadership roles, including on the Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs, chair of the Franklin County Democrats, and on the board of organizations like Progreso, Latino Community Fund, and more. She works as a business liaison at Craft3, a non-profit community development financial organization.

    Though Kennedy's site does not have an extensive list of policy priorities as of early July, her voter's candidate statement states that she wants to create living wage jobs, support local businesses, tackle fentanyl issues, and strengthen our healthcare access and services. Her platform has earned her the endorsement of the county Democrats, many labor unions, and more.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Ana Ruiz Kennedy

    Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district.

    Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district. Kennedy has served in many community leadership roles, including on the Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs, chair of the Franklin County Democrats, and on the board of organizations like Progreso, Latino Community Fund, and more. She works as a business liaison at Craft3, a non-profit community development financial organization.

    Though Kennedy's site does not have an extensive list of policy priorities as of early July, her voter's candidate statement states that she wants to create living wage jobs, support local businesses, tackle fentanyl issues, and strengthen our healthcare access and services. Her platform has earned her the endorsement of the county Democrats, many labor unions, and more.

    Ana Ruiz Kennedy

    Democrat Ana Ruiz Kennedy is running for the Position 2 seat in the newly-formed 14th Legislative District. Kennedy is running to be a "moderating voice" who wants to bridge political divides to get things done for the residents of the district.

  • Union member and Democrat Deken Letinich is challenging Republican incumbent Stephanie McClintock for Legislative District 18, Position 1.​​ Letinich is an assistant political and legislative director for the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers. 

    Letinich is running to raise the quality of life in Southwest Washington by tackling safety and affordability. He wants to address the cost of living while making child care and housing more affordable. If elected, Letinich would also improve community safety by investing in road improvement and clean water protections while defending reproductive freedom. In this race, he has been endorsed by key progressive organizations and unions.

    McClintock is a former member of the Battleground School Board and former chair of the Clark County Republican Party. Despite her role on the school board, McClintock has spent her first term in the Legislature fighting against inclusive and practical policies in Washington schools. Specifically, she voted against bills to prevent discrimination in public schools, including education on historically underrepresented groups. She is a described pro-business conservative who also voted against protecting worker health care in labor disputes, the right for workers to refrain from attending political or religious meetings held by their employers, and collective bargaining for state employees.

    Letinich is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-09

    Deken Letinich

    Union member and Democrat Deken Letinich is challenging Republican incumbent Stephanie McClintock for Legislative District 18, Position 1.​​ Letinich is an assistant political and legislative director for the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers. 

    Union member and Democrat Deken Letinich is challenging Republican incumbent Stephanie McClintock for Legislative District 18, Position 1.​​ Letinich is an assistant political and legislative director for the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers. 

    Letinich is running to raise the quality of life in Southwest Washington by tackling safety and affordability. He wants to address the cost of living while making child care and housing more affordable. If elected, Letinich would also improve community safety by investing in road improvement and clean water protections while defending reproductive freedom. In this race, he has been endorsed by key progressive organizations and unions.

    McClintock is a former member of the Battleground School Board and former chair of the Clark County Republican Party. Despite her role on the school board, McClintock has spent her first term in the Legislature fighting against inclusive and practical policies in Washington schools. Specifically, she voted against bills to prevent discrimination in public schools, including education on historically underrepresented groups. She is a described pro-business conservative who also voted against protecting worker health care in labor disputes, the right for workers to refrain from attending political or religious meetings held by their employers, and collective bargaining for state employees.

    Letinich is the best choice in this race.

    Deken Letinich

    Union member and Democrat Deken Letinich is challenging Republican incumbent Stephanie McClintock for Legislative District 18, Position 1.​​ Letinich is an assistant political and legislative director for the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers. 

  • Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement. He's running for the 18th Legislative District, Position 2 to open opportunities for working class families to thrive through strong workplace protections, health care access, and more.

    As an education professional, Zingale understands the immense benefits a strong educational system can have for youth, families, and communities. If elected, he wants to invest in more robust career training and rebalance funding for public schools so that they rely less on property taxes. Zingale also wants to create incentives for sustainable building and reasonable zoning regulation changes to create a better life for those in the 18th District. He also sees universal healthcare as a key public good, one that keeps everyone healthy, productive, and able to avoid the threat of medical debt.

    Zingale ran a solid race as a first-time candidate in 2022, and has returned with a strong platform that has earned him the support of many progressive advocates. John Zingale is the clear choice for state House from the 18th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    John Zingale

    Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement.

    Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement. He's running for the 18th Legislative District, Position 2 to open opportunities for working class families to thrive through strong workplace protections, health care access, and more.

    As an education professional, Zingale understands the immense benefits a strong educational system can have for youth, families, and communities. If elected, he wants to invest in more robust career training and rebalance funding for public schools so that they rely less on property taxes. Zingale also wants to create incentives for sustainable building and reasonable zoning regulation changes to create a better life for those in the 18th District. He also sees universal healthcare as a key public good, one that keeps everyone healthy, productive, and able to avoid the threat of medical debt.

    Zingale ran a solid race as a first-time candidate in 2022, and has returned with a strong platform that has earned him the support of many progressive advocates. John Zingale is the clear choice for state House from the 18th Legislative District.

    John Zingale

    Democrat John Zingale has worked as a teacher for more than a decade in the district, earning him state and local awards as an educator who focuses on civic engagement.

  • Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills, including sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and to provide meals for hungry students through the Breakfast Before the Bell program. He was also the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Medicine Back Act. This year, Peterson sponsored important bills to establish the Voting Rights Act and to create a basic income pilot program. He is proud to have been the primary sponsor of the successful Economic Security for All program, which allocates grants to families and individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to uplift individuals and families to self-sufficiency, especially people of color and rural residents.

    Peterson's platform includes bold action on housing to establish permanent supportive shelters, fund workforce housing, and invest in affordable options for all income levels. He also wants to protect reproductive freedom, increase behavioral health support, strengthen gun violence prevention laws, and expand addiction treatment options.

    Peterson's progressive track record and support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations make him the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-15

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

    In Olympia, Peterson has had a hand in passing several important progressive bills, including sponsoring legislation to limit the sale of ghost guns and to provide meals for hungry students through the Breakfast Before the Bell program. He was also the primary sponsor of the Secure Drug Medicine Back Act. This year, Peterson sponsored important bills to establish the Voting Rights Act and to create a basic income pilot program. He is proud to have been the primary sponsor of the successful Economic Security for All program, which allocates grants to families and individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to uplift individuals and families to self-sufficiency, especially people of color and rural residents.

    Peterson's platform includes bold action on housing to establish permanent supportive shelters, fund workforce housing, and invest in affordable options for all income levels. He also wants to protect reproductive freedom, increase behavioral health support, strengthen gun violence prevention laws, and expand addiction treatment options.

    Peterson's progressive track record and support from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations make him the best choice in this race.

    Strom Peterson

    Democratic Rep. Strom Peterson is running for re-election to represent the 21st Legislative District in House Position 1. Prior to joining the Legislature, Peterson served on the Edmonds City Council for six years and now serves on the Snohomish County Council.

  • Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She has served families and children throughout her career as the regional coordinator for the Illinois State Board of Education and former director and founder of the Comunidad Unida Project, a center for Latino families and youth. Ortiz-Self also serves as chair of the Washington State Latino Democratic Caucus and secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.

    Since joining the House in 2015, Ortiz-Self has put her expertise to work improving the lives of students and workers in her district and beyond. This year she was the primary sponsor for successful bills to help workers who've filed wage complaints and to provide dual and tribal language education. Ortiz-Self also sponsored bills to enhance the College Bound Scholarship program, provide free school meals for all students, remove barriers to hiring paraeducators, and more.

    Over the years Ortiz-Self has spearheaded many efforts to secure more resources for students, prevent gun violence, and lead in the House. She is the best choice in the race for Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2.

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2. She has served families and children throughout her career as the regional coordinator for the Illinois State Board of Education and former director and founder of the Comunidad Unida Project, a center for Latino families and youth. Ortiz-Self also serves as chair of the Washington State Latino Democratic Caucus and secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.

    Since joining the House in 2015, Ortiz-Self has put her expertise to work improving the lives of students and workers in her district and beyond. This year she was the primary sponsor for successful bills to help workers who've filed wage complaints and to provide dual and tribal language education. Ortiz-Self also sponsored bills to enhance the College Bound Scholarship program, provide free school meals for all students, remove barriers to hiring paraeducators, and more.

    Over the years Ortiz-Self has spearheaded many efforts to secure more resources for students, prevent gun violence, and lead in the House. She is the best choice in the race for Position 2.

    Lillian Ortiz-Self

    Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self is running for re-election to the 21st Legislative District, House Position 2.

  • Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more. Before serving in the House, Bateman was an Olympia City Council member for five years, including serving as deputy mayor for two years, and an Olympia Planning Commissioner. She currently works as a policy advisor for community health centers in Washington.

    One of Bateman's biggest contributions has been her tenacity in making housing more affordable and accessible for all. In 2022, Bateman was the prime sponsor of the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit and require cities to allow more homes to be built. Middle housing, or housing options between large-scale housing complexes and single-family homes, is one crucial element Washington families need to reduce costs. As cities build more duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters, townhomes, and other medium-sized options, Washington can finally begin to meet its housing deficit, lower rents, increase homeownership, and more.

    Bateman has also successfully sponsored other progressive priorities, including bills to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone, simplify the decarbonization of buildings, grow the behavioral health workforce through in-state licensing, and create incentives to convert commercial buildings into housing.

    Jessica Bateman has been a standout member of the House and has earned your vote for state Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more.

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more. Before serving in the House, Bateman was an Olympia City Council member for five years, including serving as deputy mayor for two years, and an Olympia Planning Commissioner. She currently works as a policy advisor for community health centers in Washington.

    One of Bateman's biggest contributions has been her tenacity in making housing more affordable and accessible for all. In 2022, Bateman was the prime sponsor of the "middle housing" bill, which sought to expand housing options near transit and require cities to allow more homes to be built. Middle housing, or housing options between large-scale housing complexes and single-family homes, is one crucial element Washington families need to reduce costs. As cities build more duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters, townhomes, and other medium-sized options, Washington can finally begin to meet its housing deficit, lower rents, increase homeownership, and more.

    Bateman has also successfully sponsored other progressive priorities, including bills to preserve access to the abortion medication mifepristone, simplify the decarbonization of buildings, grow the behavioral health workforce through in-state licensing, and create incentives to convert commercial buildings into housing.

    Jessica Bateman has been a standout member of the House and has earned your vote for state Senate.

    Jessica Bateman

    Rep. Jessica Bateman is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District in the state Senate. A star legislator in her four years serving in the state House, she hopes to continue leading the state on housing affordability, reproductive justice, climate, and more.

  • Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress. Prior to seeking elected office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    Doglio sponsored a large number of bills this year, including legislation to begin decarbonizing Puget Sound Energy’s gas system. She furthered her climate-saving agenda with several other bills she sponsored, including funding zero-emission school buses and changes to rules around unlawful solid waste dumping. She also helped expand paid sick leave and ensure the safe disposal of guns seized by law enforcement.

    Doglio is facing Independent candidate and Navy veteran Steve Owens. He states that he's running to diverge from politics as usual. He is not looking for endorsements or support from groups outside the district. Some of his policies include removing the need for college from government jobs, ending the "renter class" in favor of home ownership, and de-centralizing housing away from major transit lines.

    Doglio has been a force for progress in the Legislature. She has earned your vote for re-election in the 22nd District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress.

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress. Prior to seeking elected office, Doglio worked as the Climate Solutions campaign director and was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.

    Doglio sponsored a large number of bills this year, including legislation to begin decarbonizing Puget Sound Energy’s gas system. She furthered her climate-saving agenda with several other bills she sponsored, including funding zero-emission school buses and changes to rules around unlawful solid waste dumping. She also helped expand paid sick leave and ensure the safe disposal of guns seized by law enforcement.

    Doglio is facing Independent candidate and Navy veteran Steve Owens. He states that he's running to diverge from politics as usual. He is not looking for endorsements or support from groups outside the district. Some of his policies include removing the need for college from government jobs, ending the "renter class" in favor of home ownership, and de-centralizing housing away from major transit lines.

    Doglio has been a force for progress in the Legislature. She has earned your vote for re-election in the 22nd District.

    Beth Doglio

    Beth Doglio is running for re-election to Position 1 from the 22nd Legislative District. She was first elected to this seat in 2016, and was re-elected in 2022 after she stepped down in 2020 to run for Congress.

  • Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    In his brief time in the Legislature, Nance has prioritized improving service and increasing funding for local ferries. In particular, he is proud of securing an additional $80 million for ferry construction, maintenance, and workforce expansion. In addition, Nance supported bills to stabilize rent prices, reduce gun violence, and provide more mental health support for young people.

    We were impressed with Nance's energy and dedication in our interview. He enthusiastically supported more permanent and transitional housing to solve the state's homelessness crisis as well as more housing at every price point in the continuum. As someone who struggled with addiction in his youth, Nance wants to center these resources to meet people where they are and make every dollar more effective. His campaign priorities this year are improving the ferry system, childcare, and expanding the health care workforce.

    Nance has many endorsements from his fellow legislators and some of our progressive partner organizations. He is a good choice if you're looking for a candidate with a demonstrated track record in Olympia supporting working families and advocating for improved ferry services.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Greg Nance

    Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

    In his brief time in the Legislature, Nance has prioritized improving service and increasing funding for local ferries. In particular, he is proud of securing an additional $80 million for ferry construction, maintenance, and workforce expansion. In addition, Nance supported bills to stabilize rent prices, reduce gun violence, and provide more mental health support for young people.

    We were impressed with Nance's energy and dedication in our interview. He enthusiastically supported more permanent and transitional housing to solve the state's homelessness crisis as well as more housing at every price point in the continuum. As someone who struggled with addiction in his youth, Nance wants to center these resources to meet people where they are and make every dollar more effective. His campaign priorities this year are improving the ferry system, childcare, and expanding the health care workforce.

    Nance has many endorsements from his fellow legislators and some of our progressive partner organizations. He is a good choice if you're looking for a candidate with a demonstrated track record in Olympia supporting working families and advocating for improved ferry services.

    Greg Nance

    Rep. Greg Nance is running for re-election to the 23rd Legislative District's Position 2, to which he was appointed late last year. Nance is the CEO of the nonprofit Run Far Foundation and founded two organizations that have helped fund students' university educations.

  • Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing. Richards previously worked at the Northwest Justice Project assisting survivors of crime, including domestic violence and human trafficking, and now works at Kitsap Legal Services in housing law. He also volunteers in the community with groups like the Rotary Club, Harbor History Museum, and the Bremerton NAACP.

    Unlike his opponents, Richards promotes policies that help the middle class, including supporting tax reform that makes the wealthy pay their share, building more housing, and supporting clean energy jobs. With his experience in helping people struggling with housing instability, he knows the country's mental and behavioral health challenges require a comprehensive response. He is committed to improving public safety through community investments that raise wages, increase education options, and expand stable housing. Richards narrowly lost to Republican Spencer Hutchins in 2022 by a few hundred votes but has come back this year with a stronger platform and campaign.

    Challenging Richards is former House representative Jesse Young, one of the most conservative members of the state House, Young sponsored several bills aimed at curtailing people's constitutional right to an abortion long before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2022, including a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Young was also infamously restricted from having legislative staff after allegations of mistreatment in 2017. He has led on some of the more controversial conservative policies, like efforts to stop a ban on high-capacity magazines. If elected, Young can be expected to rejoin the Legislature with the same far-right fervor that he held while in office.

    Republican Jim Henderson is another candidate in this race. Henderson is the president of a company that offers services for landlords and property managers, and he founded a separate company a few years ago to legally lobby for the landlord company’s interest. He is running on a conservative platform to eliminate corporate accountability measures, maintain our unbalanced state tax code where corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share, prevent a Democratic supermajority in Olympia, and pour even more public funding into militarized law enforcement which doesn’t keep us safer.

    Richards is the best choice in this race as a thoughtful progressive who has worked to improve the lives of all in the district.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Adison Richards

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing.

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing. Richards previously worked at the Northwest Justice Project assisting survivors of crime, including domestic violence and human trafficking, and now works at Kitsap Legal Services in housing law. He also volunteers in the community with groups like the Rotary Club, Harbor History Museum, and the Bremerton NAACP.

    Unlike his opponents, Richards promotes policies that help the middle class, including supporting tax reform that makes the wealthy pay their share, building more housing, and supporting clean energy jobs. With his experience in helping people struggling with housing instability, he knows the country's mental and behavioral health challenges require a comprehensive response. He is committed to improving public safety through community investments that raise wages, increase education options, and expand stable housing. Richards narrowly lost to Republican Spencer Hutchins in 2022 by a few hundred votes but has come back this year with a stronger platform and campaign.

    Challenging Richards is former House representative Jesse Young, one of the most conservative members of the state House, Young sponsored several bills aimed at curtailing people's constitutional right to an abortion long before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2022, including a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Young was also infamously restricted from having legislative staff after allegations of mistreatment in 2017. He has led on some of the more controversial conservative policies, like efforts to stop a ban on high-capacity magazines. If elected, Young can be expected to rejoin the Legislature with the same far-right fervor that he held while in office.

    Republican Jim Henderson is another candidate in this race. Henderson is the president of a company that offers services for landlords and property managers, and he founded a separate company a few years ago to legally lobby for the landlord company’s interest. He is running on a conservative platform to eliminate corporate accountability measures, maintain our unbalanced state tax code where corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share, prevent a Democratic supermajority in Olympia, and pour even more public funding into militarized law enforcement which doesn’t keep us safer.

    Richards is the best choice in this race as a thoughtful progressive who has worked to improve the lives of all in the district.

    Adison Richards

    Housing attorney Adison Richards is running for state House from the 26th Legislative District. With his background in legal assistance for the disenfranchised, Richards' campaign emphasizes a better approach to public safety and addresses the rising cost of housing.

  • Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Mitchell formerly served as a representative in the Oregon state House until she moved to Washington in 2021. Though Mitchell has moved, her progressive priorities haven't wavered from her service in Oregon, and she wants to enact policies that uplift working people if elected.

    During Mitchell's service as a state representative, she voted in favor of the Student Success Act, which invested $1 billion a year into Oregon public schools and early childhood education. In addition, she voted in favor of making polluters pay their share for carbon pollution, which led to a right-wing recall effort that she defeated. Mitchell also supported “missing middle” housing legislation that allowed for the construction of more duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and more.  At the top of Mitchell's priorities in Washington is protecting the right to abortion, expanding health care coverage, and shielding consumers from price gouging. She also wants to make further investments in infrastructure, including rural broadband and ferry workforce training.

    Mitchell would be a refreshing change for the 26th Legislative District in Olympia. She has earned your vote in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-11

    Tiffiny Mitchell

    Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program.

    Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Mitchell formerly served as a representative in the Oregon state House until she moved to Washington in 2021. Though Mitchell has moved, her progressive priorities haven't wavered from her service in Oregon, and she wants to enact policies that uplift working people if elected.

    During Mitchell's service as a state representative, she voted in favor of the Student Success Act, which invested $1 billion a year into Oregon public schools and early childhood education. In addition, she voted in favor of making polluters pay their share for carbon pollution, which led to a right-wing recall effort that she defeated. Mitchell also supported “missing middle” housing legislation that allowed for the construction of more duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and more.  At the top of Mitchell's priorities in Washington is protecting the right to abortion, expanding health care coverage, and shielding consumers from price gouging. She also wants to make further investments in infrastructure, including rural broadband and ferry workforce training.

    Mitchell would be a refreshing change for the 26th Legislative District in Olympia. She has earned your vote in this race.

    Tiffiny Mitchell

    Tiffiny Mitchell is running for House Position 2 in the 26th Legislative District. Mitchell is a union member and works to connect Washingtonians with the state's Paid Family and Medical Leave program.

  • Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes. Since 2020, she has served as the first woman and LBGTQ+ Speaker of the House in Washington.

    As Speaker, Jinkins' role is to lead the House's legislative process. She consistently advocates for the wealthy to pay their share and provide the resources our communities need to thrive. Recently, she has pledged to protect the right to abortion in Washington state. In previous sessions, Jinkins sponsored bills to improve education funding and secure resources for a new health clinic in Hilltop that serves low-income patients.

    Challenging Jinkins this year is Republican Ken Paulson, who has run for office twice before with campaigns in 2008 and 2010 for Pierce County Council and state Senate. He raised no funds in his previous campaigns and has no campaign information or website available this year as of early June. Paulson has been featured in local newspapers advocating for anti-stalking laws after the death of his daughter at the hands of a stalker in 2010.

    Speaker Jinkins has been a keystone of progressive advocacy in the state of Washington and has earned another term in the House.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Laurie Jinkins

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes.

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes. Since 2020, she has served as the first woman and LBGTQ+ Speaker of the House in Washington.

    As Speaker, Jinkins' role is to lead the House's legislative process. She consistently advocates for the wealthy to pay their share and provide the resources our communities need to thrive. Recently, she has pledged to protect the right to abortion in Washington state. In previous sessions, Jinkins sponsored bills to improve education funding and secure resources for a new health clinic in Hilltop that serves low-income patients.

    Challenging Jinkins this year is Republican Ken Paulson, who has run for office twice before with campaigns in 2008 and 2010 for Pierce County Council and state Senate. He raised no funds in his previous campaigns and has no campaign information or website available this year as of early June. Paulson has been featured in local newspapers advocating for anti-stalking laws after the death of his daughter at the hands of a stalker in 2010.

    Speaker Jinkins has been a keystone of progressive advocacy in the state of Washington and has earned another term in the House.

    Laurie Jinkins

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District in Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for women, equity, and closing tax loopholes.

  • Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor. As a community leader, Fey has been a progressive advocate for educational, youth-related, environmental, and transportation issues.

    Recently in Olympia, Fey has worked across a number of issue areas to support working people, the climate, and our students. He was a primary sponsor of legislation to bring free school lunches to all Washington students. Fey was also key in passing the ban on child marriage as a secondary sponsor. As the chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been instrumental in making greater investments in ferry service and improving mobility across the state.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Jake Fey

    Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor.

    Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor. As a community leader, Fey has been a progressive advocate for educational, youth-related, environmental, and transportation issues.

    Recently in Olympia, Fey has worked across a number of issue areas to support working people, the climate, and our students. He was a primary sponsor of legislation to bring free school lunches to all Washington students. Fey was also key in passing the ban on child marriage as a secondary sponsor. As the chair of the House Transportation Committee, Fey has been instrumental in making greater investments in ferry service and improving mobility across the state.

    Jake Fey

    Democrat Rep. Jake Fey is running for re-election to Legislative District 27, House Position 2, where he has been a progressive advocate for more than a decade. Before that, Fey served on the Tacoma City Council and then as the city’s deputy mayor.

  • Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times. She has worked in education for 15 years as an instructor, University Place School Board Director, and PTA leader.

    As chair of the Senate Higher Education, Workforce Development Committee, she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of students across the state. Nobles sponsored a bill signed into law this year that will help youth in foster care thrive by providing them access to financial literacy education and banking. She also sponsored bills this session to increase access to free meals for students in need, establish collective bargaining rights for employed students, and make financial aid more accessible for postsecondary school students. As the only Black member of the Senate, Nobles has worked hard to improve equity for all in the state.

    If elected, Nobles wants to increase pay for teachers, reduce class sizes, and work to make schools more inclusive and equitable. She knows more needs to be done to ensure families in the 28th LD are healthy and safe, which she believes includes gun violence prevention, addiction recovery and mental health resources, and better health care access.

    Nobles faces a challenge from Republican Maia Espinoza. She has served on the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and is the executive director and founder of the Center for Latino Leadership, a civic engagement organization.

    This is Espinoza's fourth run for public office, with failed runs for Lakewood City Council, state representative, and Superintendent of Public Education. Espinoza's previous campaigns have been newsworthy for a lawsuit against her for false claims about her opponent's stance on comprehensive sexual health education, which Espinoza has stood against despite research showing healthier outcomes for students who learn about consent and their own health. She was also dinged in her 2020 race against Reykdal for falsely listing her organization as a nonprofit when it didn't meet the criteria. Her brief list of policy priorities this year includes right-wing dog whistles involving parental rights, which conservatives have used this year to try and siphon off public funding for private schools and enact book bans.

    Nobles has been a standout progressive leader and has earned your vote for re-election to the state Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    T'wina Nobles

    Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times.

    Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times. She has worked in education for 15 years as an instructor, University Place School Board Director, and PTA leader.

    As chair of the Senate Higher Education, Workforce Development Committee, she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of students across the state. Nobles sponsored a bill signed into law this year that will help youth in foster care thrive by providing them access to financial literacy education and banking. She also sponsored bills this session to increase access to free meals for students in need, establish collective bargaining rights for employed students, and make financial aid more accessible for postsecondary school students. As the only Black member of the Senate, Nobles has worked hard to improve equity for all in the state.

    If elected, Nobles wants to increase pay for teachers, reduce class sizes, and work to make schools more inclusive and equitable. She knows more needs to be done to ensure families in the 28th LD are healthy and safe, which she believes includes gun violence prevention, addiction recovery and mental health resources, and better health care access.

    Nobles faces a challenge from Republican Maia Espinoza. She has served on the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and is the executive director and founder of the Center for Latino Leadership, a civic engagement organization.

    This is Espinoza's fourth run for public office, with failed runs for Lakewood City Council, state representative, and Superintendent of Public Education. Espinoza's previous campaigns have been newsworthy for a lawsuit against her for false claims about her opponent's stance on comprehensive sexual health education, which Espinoza has stood against despite research showing healthier outcomes for students who learn about consent and their own health. She was also dinged in her 2020 race against Reykdal for falsely listing her organization as a nonprofit when it didn't meet the criteria. Her brief list of policy priorities this year includes right-wing dog whistles involving parental rights, which conservatives have used this year to try and siphon off public funding for private schools and enact book bans.

    Nobles has been a standout progressive leader and has earned your vote for re-election to the state Senate.

    T'wina Nobles

    Sen. T'wina Nobles is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District Senate seat to continue her outstanding work in Olympia. Nobles is the president and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, an organization that helps underserved communities navigate difficult economic times.

  • Incumbent Representative Dan Bronoske is running for another term in Legislative District 28, House Position 2. Additionally, Bronoske has served as a Pierce County and Lakewood firefighter for two decades and is an active union member. He is also a delegate on the Pierce County Central Labor Council Delegate and a member of the Pierce College EMS Advisory Board.

    In office, Bronoske has been a champion of working people and community safety. Last session, he supported bills to strengthen gun safety in our communities, add legal protections against certain forms of sexual assault, and ensure oil pipelines do not harm our ecosystems. Bronoske’s top campaign priorities include continuing to improve community safety, reducing the cost of living, and supporting local small businesses.

    Republican Mark Herr is challenging Bronoske for his seat from the right. He emphasizes police and law enforcement as the main tools to address homelessness, which represents only a band-aid approach to a complex challenge. Unfortunately, Herr provides voters with few details about his campaign priorities or how he would achieve results in office.

    Rep. Dan Bronoske is a strong advocate for community progress and he deserves your vote for another term in the 38th Legislative District’s House Position 2
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Dan Bronoske

    Incumbent Representative Dan Bronoske is running for another term in Legislative District 28, House Position 2. Additionally, Bronoske has served as a Pierce County and Lakewood firefighter for two decades and is an active union member.

    Incumbent Representative Dan Bronoske is running for another term in Legislative District 28, House Position 2. Additionally, Bronoske has served as a Pierce County and Lakewood firefighter for two decades and is an active union member. He is also a delegate on the Pierce County Central Labor Council Delegate and a member of the Pierce College EMS Advisory Board.

    In office, Bronoske has been a champion of working people and community safety. Last session, he supported bills to strengthen gun safety in our communities, add legal protections against certain forms of sexual assault, and ensure oil pipelines do not harm our ecosystems. Bronoske’s top campaign priorities include continuing to improve community safety, reducing the cost of living, and supporting local small businesses.

    Republican Mark Herr is challenging Bronoske for his seat from the right. He emphasizes police and law enforcement as the main tools to address homelessness, which represents only a band-aid approach to a complex challenge. Unfortunately, Herr provides voters with few details about his campaign priorities or how he would achieve results in office.

    Rep. Dan Bronoske is a strong advocate for community progress and he deserves your vote for another term in the 38th Legislative District’s House Position 2

    Dan Bronoske

    Incumbent Representative Dan Bronoske is running for another term in Legislative District 28, House Position 2. Additionally, Bronoske has served as a Pierce County and Lakewood firefighter for two decades and is an active union member.

  • Rep. Melanie Morgan is running for re-election for the 29th Legislative District, House Position 1. Morgan is an Army veteran who was elected to the Franklin-Pierce School Board in 2015 and worked with Young Life to create a mentorship group for young Black men, focusing on participation in STEM fields. Since taking office in 2019, she has been an advocate for representation and equity in Olympia where she has served as the deputy majority floor leader.

    As someone who has experienced homelessness, Morgan has focused her efforts in the Legislature on ensuring Washingtonians stay healthy and housed. She was the primary sponsor of the successful effort to establish a state department of housing that aims to tackle the enormous need for homelessness prevention and increasing housing options. She has also worked to secure funding for a new Parkland/Spanaway homeless shelter, rental assistance, and charity care for those who need medical services but are struggling to afford them. In addition, Morgan has focused on supporting bills that provide food assistance to needy families, capped the cost of insulin, and increased public transportation options in Pierce County.

    We are concerned about recent reports that Morgan "engaged in abusive and bullying conduct" while in office. Leaders of the House Democrats are waiting for the completion of her appeal before taking any action. Pending the outcome of the investigation, at the current time of writing, Morgan is more qualified than her opponent in terms of a real strategy and experience about how to make and pass policies that affect the people of the district. She is currently the best option for the 29th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Melanie Morgan

    Rep. Melanie Morgan is running for re-election for the 29th Legislative District, House Position 1.

    Rep. Melanie Morgan is running for re-election for the 29th Legislative District, House Position 1. Morgan is an Army veteran who was elected to the Franklin-Pierce School Board in 2015 and worked with Young Life to create a mentorship group for young Black men, focusing on participation in STEM fields. Since taking office in 2019, she has been an advocate for representation and equity in Olympia where she has served as the deputy majority floor leader.

    As someone who has experienced homelessness, Morgan has focused her efforts in the Legislature on ensuring Washingtonians stay healthy and housed. She was the primary sponsor of the successful effort to establish a state department of housing that aims to tackle the enormous need for homelessness prevention and increasing housing options. She has also worked to secure funding for a new Parkland/Spanaway homeless shelter, rental assistance, and charity care for those who need medical services but are struggling to afford them. In addition, Morgan has focused on supporting bills that provide food assistance to needy families, capped the cost of insulin, and increased public transportation options in Pierce County.

    We are concerned about recent reports that Morgan "engaged in abusive and bullying conduct" while in office. Leaders of the House Democrats are waiting for the completion of her appeal before taking any action. Pending the outcome of the investigation, at the current time of writing, Morgan is more qualified than her opponent in terms of a real strategy and experience about how to make and pass policies that affect the people of the district. She is currently the best option for the 29th Legislative District.

    Melanie Morgan

    Rep. Melanie Morgan is running for re-election for the 29th Legislative District, House Position 1.

  • Rep. Sharlett Mena is running unopposed for re-election on her strong record from her first term representing the 29th Legislative District. Mena has a deep background in both public service and community organizing. She currently works at the Washington State Department of Ecology advancing environmental justice, protecting clean air and water, and implementing climate action. She co-created Voter Turnup in 2021, an organization led by people of color to spur voter turnout and civic engagement. Notably, she also served on the boards of Progreso, Planned Parenthood, and Fuse Washington, which produces this guide.

    In the Legislature, Mena has worked hard to secure rights for all Washingtonians. She was the prime sponsor of the bills to improve the Voting Rights Act, ban hog-tying by law enforcement, and expand existing pay equity protections under Washington’s anti-discrimination laws.

    Mena has had an impressive first term and has earned your vote to continue representing the 29th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Sharlett Mena

    Rep. Sharlett Mena is running unopposed for re-election on her strong record from her first term representing the 29th Legislative District. Mena has a deep background in both public service and community organizing.

    Rep. Sharlett Mena is running unopposed for re-election on her strong record from her first term representing the 29th Legislative District. Mena has a deep background in both public service and community organizing. She currently works at the Washington State Department of Ecology advancing environmental justice, protecting clean air and water, and implementing climate action. She co-created Voter Turnup in 2021, an organization led by people of color to spur voter turnout and civic engagement. Notably, she also served on the boards of Progreso, Planned Parenthood, and Fuse Washington, which produces this guide.

    In the Legislature, Mena has worked hard to secure rights for all Washingtonians. She was the prime sponsor of the bills to improve the Voting Rights Act, ban hog-tying by law enforcement, and expand existing pay equity protections under Washington’s anti-discrimination laws.

    Mena has had an impressive first term and has earned your vote to continue representing the 29th Legislative District.

    Sharlett Mena

    Rep. Sharlett Mena is running unopposed for re-election on her strong record from her first term representing the 29th Legislative District. Mena has a deep background in both public service and community organizing.

  • Rep. Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. First elected in 2020, Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service. She previously served as the statewide advocacy counsel for the Northwest Justice Project, where she managed a network of legal aid attorneys, and has worked on youth intervention programs and other violence reduction efforts. Taylor is a former elected chair of the state Black Members Caucus, where she advocated for racial equity for all Washingtonians. She chairs the Developmental Advocacy Caucus and is the First Vice Chair of the Members of Color Caucus.

    In Taylor's second term, she sponsored several important bills, including creating an investigation unit for missing Indigenous women, developing opportunities for climate-ready workforce programs, and providing free school meals for hungry students. She's also secured millions of dollars locally for youth violence prevention programs, funding therapeutic court interventions for drug-related crimes, supporting small business development, adding transit-oriented housing near the Redondo Heights light rail station, and much more.

    Republican Melissa Hamilton is challenging Taylor from the right. Hamilton has worked in several positions in law enforcement, including as a records specialist and administrative assistant. Hamilton's agenda including references to "classroom agendas outside of academics," echoes the state's larger conservative movement to ban books and prevent historically accurate discussions about race in schools. Hamilton's far-right values are clearly out of step with the voters of the 30th District.

    Taylor has been a stalwart advocate for progress for all. We recommend re-electing Jamila Taylor for the 30th Legislative District, Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Jamila Taylor

    Rep. Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. First elected in 2020, Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service.

    Rep. Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. First elected in 2020, Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service. She previously served as the statewide advocacy counsel for the Northwest Justice Project, where she managed a network of legal aid attorneys, and has worked on youth intervention programs and other violence reduction efforts. Taylor is a former elected chair of the state Black Members Caucus, where she advocated for racial equity for all Washingtonians. She chairs the Developmental Advocacy Caucus and is the First Vice Chair of the Members of Color Caucus.

    In Taylor's second term, she sponsored several important bills, including creating an investigation unit for missing Indigenous women, developing opportunities for climate-ready workforce programs, and providing free school meals for hungry students. She's also secured millions of dollars locally for youth violence prevention programs, funding therapeutic court interventions for drug-related crimes, supporting small business development, adding transit-oriented housing near the Redondo Heights light rail station, and much more.

    Republican Melissa Hamilton is challenging Taylor from the right. Hamilton has worked in several positions in law enforcement, including as a records specialist and administrative assistant. Hamilton's agenda including references to "classroom agendas outside of academics," echoes the state's larger conservative movement to ban books and prevent historically accurate discussions about race in schools. Hamilton's far-right values are clearly out of step with the voters of the 30th District.

    Taylor has been a stalwart advocate for progress for all. We recommend re-electing Jamila Taylor for the 30th Legislative District, Position 1.

    Jamila Taylor

    Rep. Jamila Taylor is running for re-election to the 30th Legislative District, House Position 1. First elected in 2020, Taylor is an attorney who advocates for crime victims and has an extensive record of volunteer service.

  • Rep. Kristine Reeves is running for re-election to Position 2 for the 30th Legislative District. As a working mom of two who went through the foster care system as a child, Reeves' focus in the Legislature has been improving lives for families, and advocating for affordable housing. Reeves also served recently as the interim chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.

    In the Legislature year, Reeves sponsored successful bills to protect consumers in the solar power market and open opportunities for urban agriculture. She has also been a champion for paid family and medical leave, gun safety, linking students with apprenticeships, and making childcare more affordable. If she's re-elected, Reeves wants to continue building on her accomplishments in reducing the cost of education, lowering medical costs, and keeping childcare affordable.

    While Reeves has been a progressive leader on many issues, she's taken a more cautious approach to others, including voting against taxing polluters and opposing eviction protections in 2019, though we're happy to say she also voted in favor of several important housing bills since then including this year's rent stabilization bill.

    Republican Quentin Morris is challenging Reeves from the right. He serves as the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association representative for Federal Way Public Schools, where he ran a campaign decrying "critical race theory." As of late June, his website is fairly empty. He has no listed policy proposals, stating only that he will foster a district where residents can achieve "health, safety, security, and economic freedom."

    Reeves' experience improving the lives of children, families, and working people in the district is leagues above her opponent. She is by far the best choice for state House from the 30th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Kristine Reeves

    Rep. Kristine Reeves is running for re-election to Position 2 for the 30th Legislative District. As a working mom of two who went through the foster care system as a child, Reeves' focus in the Legislature has been improving lives for families, and advocating for affordable housing.

    Rep. Kristine Reeves is running for re-election to Position 2 for the 30th Legislative District. As a working mom of two who went through the foster care system as a child, Reeves' focus in the Legislature has been improving lives for families, and advocating for affordable housing. Reeves also served recently as the interim chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.

    In the Legislature year, Reeves sponsored successful bills to protect consumers in the solar power market and open opportunities for urban agriculture. She has also been a champion for paid family and medical leave, gun safety, linking students with apprenticeships, and making childcare more affordable. If she's re-elected, Reeves wants to continue building on her accomplishments in reducing the cost of education, lowering medical costs, and keeping childcare affordable.

    While Reeves has been a progressive leader on many issues, she's taken a more cautious approach to others, including voting against taxing polluters and opposing eviction protections in 2019, though we're happy to say she also voted in favor of several important housing bills since then including this year's rent stabilization bill.

    Republican Quentin Morris is challenging Reeves from the right. He serves as the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association representative for Federal Way Public Schools, where he ran a campaign decrying "critical race theory." As of late June, his website is fairly empty. He has no listed policy proposals, stating only that he will foster a district where residents can achieve "health, safety, security, and economic freedom."

    Reeves' experience improving the lives of children, families, and working people in the district is leagues above her opponent. She is by far the best choice for state House from the 30th Legislative District.

    Kristine Reeves

    Rep. Kristine Reeves is running for re-election to Position 2 for the 30th Legislative District. As a working mom of two who went through the foster care system as a child, Reeves' focus in the Legislature has been improving lives for families, and advocating for affordable housing.