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  • Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    In Congress, Cantwell has been a strong advocate for environmental protections and clean energy. She recently sponsored bills to protect waterways while promoting clean energy and strengthening tribal involvement in matters relating to conservation and land management. This spring, Cantwell partnered with Sen. Patty Murray to secure $28 million in funding to replace lead pipes in Washington and ensure safe drinking water across the state. In this race, she is running on a broad and detailed platform to address Washington’s most pressing issues, including protecting and restoring reproductive health access, increasing funding for K-12 and student loans, and expanding the affordable housing tax credit and other housing solutions.

    Cantwell has been a thoughtful and hard-working advocate for the people of Washington. She has earned your vote for another term in the U.S. Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Maria Cantwell

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

    In Congress, Cantwell has been a strong advocate for environmental protections and clean energy. She recently sponsored bills to protect waterways while promoting clean energy and strengthening tribal involvement in matters relating to conservation and land management. This spring, Cantwell partnered with Sen. Patty Murray to secure $28 million in funding to replace lead pipes in Washington and ensure safe drinking water across the state. In this race, she is running on a broad and detailed platform to address Washington’s most pressing issues, including protecting and restoring reproductive health access, increasing funding for K-12 and student loans, and expanding the affordable housing tax credit and other housing solutions.

    Cantwell has been a thoughtful and hard-working advocate for the people of Washington. She has earned your vote for another term in the U.S. Senate.

    Maria Cantwell

    Democrat Maria Cantwell is running for another term in the U.S. Senate, where she has served the state of Washington since 2001. Before that, she served in the state Legislature and had a successful career in the private sector, leading marketing efforts for a large tech company.

Other Candidates

A host of candidates are running against Sen. Cantwell this year, though none appear to be competitive.

Dr. Raul Garcia is the leading Republican challenger for the U.S. Senate. After initially announcing a campaign for governor, he is now running to install conservative leadership in one of Washington’s senate seats. Despite his vague platform, he has already received support from some of Washington’s most prominent conservatives.

You can read more about Dr. Garcia and the other candidates challenging Sen. Cantwell on our website.
A host of candidates are running against Sen. Cantwell this year, though none appear to be competitive.

Dr. Raul Garcia is the leading Republican challenger for the U.S. Senate. After initially announcing a campaign for governor, he is now running to install conservative leadership in one of Washington’s senate seats. Despite his vague platform, he has already received support from some of Washington’s most prominent conservatives.

You can read more about Dr. Garcia and the other candidates challenging Sen. Cantwell on our website.

Congress

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: 2024-07-18

    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.

  • Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is the other prominent Democrat running for the 6th Congressional District seat. Franz is an environmental land use attorney who was elected to lead the Department of Natural Resources in 2017. Before that, she also served on the Bainbridge Island City Council and ran a nonprofit dedicated to promoting livable communities and protecting natural resources. Franz ran for governor last year before shifting to run for Congress after Rep. Kilmer announced his retirement.

    In office, Franz has led wildfire prevention efforts and land management to promote the long-term health of Washington’s public lands. She believes her position leading Washington’s Department of Natural Resources has put her on the frontlines of climate change, and she wants to leverage that experience if elected to Congress to build strong environmental policy at the federal level. Franz also wants to fight for reproductive freedom, invest in strong public education and affordable college, prevent gun violence, champion the middle class, and protect our democracy. Franz has earned the support of many Washington tribes, as well as some local labor unions and the retiring incumbent, Derek Kilmer.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Hilary Franz

    Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is the other prominent Democrat running for the 6th Congressional District seat. Franz is an environmental land use attorney who was elected to lead the Department of Natural Resources in 2017.

    Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is the other prominent Democrat running for the 6th Congressional District seat. Franz is an environmental land use attorney who was elected to lead the Department of Natural Resources in 2017. Before that, she also served on the Bainbridge Island City Council and ran a nonprofit dedicated to promoting livable communities and protecting natural resources. Franz ran for governor last year before shifting to run for Congress after Rep. Kilmer announced his retirement.

    In office, Franz has led wildfire prevention efforts and land management to promote the long-term health of Washington’s public lands. She believes her position leading Washington’s Department of Natural Resources has put her on the frontlines of climate change, and she wants to leverage that experience if elected to Congress to build strong environmental policy at the federal level. Franz also wants to fight for reproductive freedom, invest in strong public education and affordable college, prevent gun violence, champion the middle class, and protect our democracy. Franz has earned the support of many Washington tribes, as well as some local labor unions and the retiring incumbent, Derek Kilmer.

    Hilary Franz

    Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is the other prominent Democrat running for the 6th Congressional District seat. Franz is an environmental land use attorney who was elected to lead the Department of Natural Resources in 2017.

Other Candidates

There are three other candidates in this race. State Senator Drew MacEwen is the first Republican in the race to represent Washington’s 6th congressional district. First elected to the state legislature in 2012, MacEwen has been a staunch conservative voice in Olympia, including opposing clean climate initiatives, resources for Washington students, protections for local wildlife, and commonsense gun safety bills. In addition, MacEwen 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.

You can read more about the other candidates in this race on our website here.
There are three other candidates in this race. State Senator Drew MacEwen is the first Republican in the race to represent Washington’s 6th congressional district. First elected to the state legislature in 2012, MacEwen has been a staunch conservative voice in Olympia, including opposing clean climate initiatives, resources for Washington students, protections for local wildlife, and commonsense gun safety bills. In addition, MacEwen 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.

You can read more about the other candidates in this race on our website here.
  • Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah. In her past three terms in Congress, she has come to represent a pragmatic voice working across party lines to advocate for Washington’s working families and economic prosperity across our state.

    In Congress, Rep. Schrier has leveraged her background in medicine as well as her strong community experience to advocate effectively for her constituents. This recent term, she sponsored a slate of health-related legislation, including bills to establish a state public option to make health care more affordable, to protect providers who work in reproductive health care, and to help kids access primary care. She was also a leader in bringing climate solutions to the agricultural industry, providing tax credits to working families, and addressing the baby formula shortage. Her past key votes have aligned with Biden’s more progressive bills including Build Back Better which would have made huge strides in addressing climate change, funding early childhood education, and extending the child tax credit. Schrier’s campaign platform in this race reflects her continued goals to build a healthy, prosperous future for all Washingtonians. Some of her progressive campaign priorities include women’s rights, gun violence prevention, corporate accountability, veteran support, child nutrition, environmental protections, and lowering the cost of living.

    Schrier has earned your vote for another term.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah.

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah. In her past three terms in Congress, she has come to represent a pragmatic voice working across party lines to advocate for Washington’s working families and economic prosperity across our state.

    In Congress, Rep. Schrier has leveraged her background in medicine as well as her strong community experience to advocate effectively for her constituents. This recent term, she sponsored a slate of health-related legislation, including bills to establish a state public option to make health care more affordable, to protect providers who work in reproductive health care, and to help kids access primary care. She was also a leader in bringing climate solutions to the agricultural industry, providing tax credits to working families, and addressing the baby formula shortage. Her past key votes have aligned with Biden’s more progressive bills including Build Back Better which would have made huge strides in addressing climate change, funding early childhood education, and extending the child tax credit. Schrier’s campaign platform in this race reflects her continued goals to build a healthy, prosperous future for all Washingtonians. Some of her progressive campaign priorities include women’s rights, gun violence prevention, corporate accountability, veteran support, child nutrition, environmental protections, and lowering the cost of living.

    Schrier has earned your vote for another term.

    Kim Schrier

    Dr. Kim Schrier is running for a fourth term representing Congressional District 8 in the U.S. House. She was first elected in 2018 when she turned the seat blue for the first time in its history. Schrier is a former pediatrician who previously ran a local practice in Issaquah.

  • Imraan Siddiqi is running for Congress for the 8th District to represent Washingtonians looking for a different approach to foreign policy. For the past four years, he has served as the executive director of the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and has also served on CAIR's board of directors in Arizona, later becoming their chapter's executive director in 2015 as well.

    As an advocate for the American Muslim community, Siddiqi was one of the first plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Trump's Muslim travel ban in 2017 and has brought his passion and energy for justice to this year's run for office as well. In our interview, he expressed dismay that aside from U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, none of Washington's members of Congress have adequately stood against the offensive in Palestine, asked for a ceasefire, or tried to stop the U.S. transfer of weapons to Israel. He stated that if elected, he wants to reduce the nation's high investment in the military-industrial complex and instead pour more into Medicare access for all and affordable housing. He wants to uplift criminal legal reform, support labor unions and the right to unionize, and hold corporations accountable for carbon emissions.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Imraan Siddiqi

    Imraan Siddiqi is running for Congress for the 8th District to represent Washingtonians looking for a different approach to foreign policy.

    Imraan Siddiqi is running for Congress for the 8th District to represent Washingtonians looking for a different approach to foreign policy. For the past four years, he has served as the executive director of the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and has also served on CAIR's board of directors in Arizona, later becoming their chapter's executive director in 2015 as well.

    As an advocate for the American Muslim community, Siddiqi was one of the first plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Trump's Muslim travel ban in 2017 and has brought his passion and energy for justice to this year's run for office as well. In our interview, he expressed dismay that aside from U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, none of Washington's members of Congress have adequately stood against the offensive in Palestine, asked for a ceasefire, or tried to stop the U.S. transfer of weapons to Israel. He stated that if elected, he wants to reduce the nation's high investment in the military-industrial complex and instead pour more into Medicare access for all and affordable housing. He wants to uplift criminal legal reform, support labor unions and the right to unionize, and hold corporations accountable for carbon emissions.

    Imraan Siddiqi

    Imraan Siddiqi is running for Congress for the 8th District to represent Washingtonians looking for a different approach to foreign policy.

  • Endorsed By: The Stranger, The Urbanist

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - CD 8

Carmen Goers is a Republican challenging Kim Schrier in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Goers is a veteran and a financial services professional of 25 years who has also served with the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

Other Candidates - CD 8

Carmen Goers is a Republican challenging Kim Schrier in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Goers is a veteran and a financial services professional of 25 years who has also served with the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

  • Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House. Strickland has a long track record of public service as a mayor and city council member for Tacoma and as the former lead for both Pierce Transit and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. When she was first elected to Congress in 2020, Strickland became the first African American and Korean American representative from Washington.

    In office, Strickland has fought for a better quality of life for all Washingtonians. She boasts strong priorities and has fought for a community-focused agenda including holding corporations accountable, lowering the cost of prescription medicine, strengthening voting rights, and investing in infrastructure like broadband, roadways, and parks. In her most recent term, Strickland sponsored legislation to fund grants for women and underrepresented communities in STEM, to address the workforce shortage in senior services and childcare, and to support military firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the line of duty. Strickland is also a staunch advocate of reproductive freedom for all, and this past March, she sponsored a bill to provide federal financial assistance for those traveling to access reproductive health care. In this race, she has a strong, detailed, progressive platform that addresses pressing issues in western Washington.

    Strickland has earned another term representing the 10th Congressional District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House.

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House. Strickland has a long track record of public service as a mayor and city council member for Tacoma and as the former lead for both Pierce Transit and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. When she was first elected to Congress in 2020, Strickland became the first African American and Korean American representative from Washington.

    In office, Strickland has fought for a better quality of life for all Washingtonians. She boasts strong priorities and has fought for a community-focused agenda including holding corporations accountable, lowering the cost of prescription medicine, strengthening voting rights, and investing in infrastructure like broadband, roadways, and parks. In her most recent term, Strickland sponsored legislation to fund grants for women and underrepresented communities in STEM, to address the workforce shortage in senior services and childcare, and to support military firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the line of duty. Strickland is also a staunch advocate of reproductive freedom for all, and this past March, she sponsored a bill to provide federal financial assistance for those traveling to access reproductive health care. In this race, she has a strong, detailed, progressive platform that addresses pressing issues in western Washington.

    Strickland has earned another term representing the 10th Congressional District.

    Marilyn Strickland

    Rep. Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington’s Congressional District 10 in the U.S. House.

Other Progressive Candidates

Other Progressives - CD 10

Desirée Toliver, who previously worked for the Washington State Department of Ecology, has one of the most left-leaning platforms in this race.

Other Progressives - CD 10

Desirée Toliver, who previously worked for the Washington State Department of Ecology, has one of the most left-leaning platforms in this race.

Other Candidates

Nirav Sheth is one of two Republicans challenging incumbent Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland in Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Sheth owns a Normandy Park restaurant and claims he was motivated to run for office after the business suffered a break-in. He previously served as a police officer and is a Marine veteran.

Despite saying he wants to raise the quality of life in Washington, Sheth joins fellow conservatives in vilifying those who are struggling most. He fails to offer solutions that will help Washingtonians afford rent, place food on the table, or cover health care costs, and wants only to divide us while supporting a pro-business agenda. Sheth has also called for the repeal of the capital gains tax, which when passed marked a huge win for rebalancing Washington’s tax code so that the wealthiest finally pay their share.

You can read more about the other candidates in this race on our website here.
Nirav Sheth is one of two Republicans challenging incumbent Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland in Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Sheth owns a Normandy Park restaurant and claims he was motivated to run for office after the business suffered a break-in. He previously served as a police officer and is a Marine veteran.

Despite saying he wants to raise the quality of life in Washington, Sheth joins fellow conservatives in vilifying those who are struggling most. He fails to offer solutions that will help Washingtonians afford rent, place food on the table, or cover health care costs, and wants only to divide us while supporting a pro-business agenda. Sheth has also called for the repeal of the capital gains tax, which when passed marked a huge win for rebalancing Washington’s tax code so that the wealthiest finally pay their share.

You can read more about the other candidates in this race on our website here.
  • Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

    Ferguson has a long record of success in litigating against the Trump administration and greedy corporations. When Donald Trump attacked contraception access, Ferguson took him to court and won. Ferguson has sued the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear facility more quickly and has defended the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration, helping preserve care for 825,000 Washingtonians. Other wins include protecting statewide water quality from Trump's pro-pollution environmental policies, securing over $1 billion from opioid manufacturers to fund treatment, and fighting back against child detention laws.

    All of these wins echo Ferguson's priorities in running for governor: to continue fighting to improve health care access, protect consumers, and strengthen the rights of working families in Washington. If elected, he plans to scale up behavioral health care. Recognizing that currently "our jails are collectively our largest mental health provider," he is committed to a large number of interventions in our communities including prevention, adding more health providers, and more peer service support. He's also committed to breaking up corporate monopolies and reducing the cost of living, establishing Washington as a clean energy hub, and exploring high-speed rail infrastructure.

    Bob Ferguson is an accomplished progressive who leads with integrity and grit. He is the best choice to be the next governor of Washington.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

    Ferguson has a long record of success in litigating against the Trump administration and greedy corporations. When Donald Trump attacked contraception access, Ferguson took him to court and won. Ferguson has sued the federal government to clean up the Hanford nuclear facility more quickly and has defended the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration, helping preserve care for 825,000 Washingtonians. Other wins include protecting statewide water quality from Trump's pro-pollution environmental policies, securing over $1 billion from opioid manufacturers to fund treatment, and fighting back against child detention laws.

    All of these wins echo Ferguson's priorities in running for governor: to continue fighting to improve health care access, protect consumers, and strengthen the rights of working families in Washington. If elected, he plans to scale up behavioral health care. Recognizing that currently "our jails are collectively our largest mental health provider," he is committed to a large number of interventions in our communities including prevention, adding more health providers, and more peer service support. He's also committed to breaking up corporate monopolies and reducing the cost of living, establishing Washington as a clean energy hub, and exploring high-speed rail infrastructure.

    Bob Ferguson is an accomplished progressive who leads with integrity and grit. He is the best choice to be the next governor of Washington.

    Bob Ferguson

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for governor on his impressive record of advocating for all Washingtonians. He has served as attorney general since 2012 and has won some of the biggest and most consequential legal cases in Washington's history during that time.

Other Candidates

State Sen. Mark Mullet is a conservative Democrat who would be a step backward for Washington. For example, his votes were part of the reason that rent stabilization failed in the Legislature this year, denying Washingtonians the safety of more stable, affordable housing. Mullet also voted against the progressive capital gains tax, which taxes the ultra-wealthiest Washingtonians to fund education and early learning. Mullet's stances against bills like the wealth tax and the Climate Commitment Act make it clear that he would prioritize the powerful few over working families.

Former U.S. House Representative Dave Reichert is the leading Republican in the crowded gubernatorial race to replace retiring governor Jay Inslee. Reichert served Washington’s 8th Congressional District in the House for 14 years, where he took some bad votes against climate protections and health care affordability. Reichert voted in favor of a national abortion ban, among his other anti-abortion votes. He also previously served as the elected King County Sheriff, and worked on the prominent Green River Killer case.

While Reichert is adept at sounding more moderate than some of his MAGA colleagues, his policy positions tell the truth, particularly when speaking to friendly crowds of Republicans behind closed doors. Earlier this year Reichert said that he opposes marriage equality, which Washington voters passed in 2012 and became the law nationwide in 2015. More recently, Reichert finally admitted that he plans to vote for Trump this November and cited his signed MAGA hat as evidence of his Republican credentials. Finally, Reichert questioned humans' impact on climate change, despite the overwhelming scientific consensus. Reichert is clearly out of step with the values of most Washingtonians.

You can read more about this race on our website here.
State Sen. Mark Mullet is a conservative Democrat who would be a step backward for Washington. For example, his votes were part of the reason that rent stabilization failed in the Legislature this year, denying Washingtonians the safety of more stable, affordable housing. Mullet also voted against the progressive capital gains tax, which taxes the ultra-wealthiest Washingtonians to fund education and early learning. Mullet's stances against bills like the wealth tax and the Climate Commitment Act make it clear that he would prioritize the powerful few over working families.

Former U.S. House Representative Dave Reichert is the leading Republican in the crowded gubernatorial race to replace retiring governor Jay Inslee. Reichert served Washington’s 8th Congressional District in the House for 14 years, where he took some bad votes against climate protections and health care affordability. Reichert voted in favor of a national abortion ban, among his other anti-abortion votes. He also previously served as the elected King County Sheriff, and worked on the prominent Green River Killer case.

While Reichert is adept at sounding more moderate than some of his MAGA colleagues, his policy positions tell the truth, particularly when speaking to friendly crowds of Republicans behind closed doors. Earlier this year Reichert said that he opposes marriage equality, which Washington voters passed in 2012 and became the law nationwide in 2015. More recently, Reichert finally admitted that he plans to vote for Trump this November and cited his signed MAGA hat as evidence of his Republican credentials. Finally, Reichert questioned humans' impact on climate change, despite the overwhelming scientific consensus. Reichert is clearly out of step with the values of most Washingtonians.

You can read more about this race on our website here.
  • 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, reducing 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: 2024-07-17

    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, reducing 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.

Other Candidates

Heck faces several opponents this year, none of whom appear to be running competitive campaigns.

Republican Bob Hagglund is an IT professional with data science credentials. Previously, Hagglund joined some of the country's biggest MAGA conservatives in lying about the results of the 2020 elections in an effort to illegally install Trump as president. He has spent most of this campaign criticizing elected Democrats rather than offering his own ideas for improving the office. He has an identical platform to Rep. Mike Kelly, who is running for a state Senate seat. Like Kelly, Hagglund has shared transphobic and misogynistic rhetoric about protecting the so-called “very essence of womanhood.” Hagglund is not a leader and his views do not represent our state’s values.

You can read more about all the candidates in this race on our website here.
Heck faces several opponents this year, none of whom appear to be running competitive campaigns.

Republican Bob Hagglund is an IT professional with data science credentials. Previously, Hagglund joined some of the country's biggest MAGA conservatives in lying about the results of the 2020 elections in an effort to illegally install Trump as president. He has spent most of this campaign criticizing elected Democrats rather than offering his own ideas for improving the office. He has an identical platform to Rep. Mike Kelly, who is running for a state Senate seat. Like Kelly, Hagglund has shared transphobic and misogynistic rhetoric about protecting the so-called “very essence of womanhood.” Hagglund is not a leader and his views do not represent our state’s values.

You can read more about all the candidates in this race on our website here.
  • Democrat Steve Hobbs is running for another term as Washington's secretary of state. He first joined the office when he was appointed in 2021 and was retained by voters in 2022. Hobbs, a first-generation Japanese American, previously served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Washington Army National Guard and a four-term state senator for the 44th Legislative District.

    In office, Hobbs has pursued a progressive set of priorities to ensure Washington’s election integrity, making the state safe from attacks and accessible to all Washington voters. He has worked on strengthening digital security, preventing the spread of misinformation, and voter outreach. Unfortunately, in the last election, he expressed concerns about implementing ranked-choice voting for fear of the fragility of public trust and the accessibility of it to non-English-speaking voters.

    In this race, Hobbs’ top two priorities are to ensure our elections remain both secure and accessible for every eligible voter. While he has and will continue to pursue security measures – such as cybersecurity investments and improvement grants, Hobbs also believes it’s his job to restore community trust in him and his office. He has also taken great strides to reach eligible voters from historically disenfranchised communities, including formerly incarcerated voters.

    Hobbs is the best choice for Washington's secretary of state.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Steve Hobbs

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running for another term as Washington's secretary of state. He first joined the office when he was appointed in 2021 and was retained by voters in 2022.

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running for another term as Washington's secretary of state. He first joined the office when he was appointed in 2021 and was retained by voters in 2022. Hobbs, a first-generation Japanese American, previously served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Washington Army National Guard and a four-term state senator for the 44th Legislative District.

    In office, Hobbs has pursued a progressive set of priorities to ensure Washington’s election integrity, making the state safe from attacks and accessible to all Washington voters. He has worked on strengthening digital security, preventing the spread of misinformation, and voter outreach. Unfortunately, in the last election, he expressed concerns about implementing ranked-choice voting for fear of the fragility of public trust and the accessibility of it to non-English-speaking voters.

    In this race, Hobbs’ top two priorities are to ensure our elections remain both secure and accessible for every eligible voter. While he has and will continue to pursue security measures – such as cybersecurity investments and improvement grants, Hobbs also believes it’s his job to restore community trust in him and his office. He has also taken great strides to reach eligible voters from historically disenfranchised communities, including formerly incarcerated voters.

    Hobbs is the best choice for Washington's secretary of state.

    Steve Hobbs

    Democrat Steve Hobbs is running for another term as Washington's secretary of state. He first joined the office when he was appointed in 2021 and was retained by voters in 2022.

Other Candidates

Hobbs is facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Marquez Tiggs, a finance professional and veteran. In a volunteer capacity, Tiggs has been involved in community organizations such as POCAAN Seattle, which delivers social services for people of color. The pillars of his campaign include community empowerment, voter education, election security, and strengthening public trust in the electoral process. Tiggs’ ultimate goal is to build an inclusive, secure democracy where everyone’s voice can be heard and counted. In comparison to Hobbs, Tiggs appears to lack a track record of community leadership and strong endorsements in this race.

You can read more about the other candidates in this race on our website here.
Hobbs is facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Marquez Tiggs, a finance professional and veteran. In a volunteer capacity, Tiggs has been involved in community organizations such as POCAAN Seattle, which delivers social services for people of color. The pillars of his campaign include community empowerment, voter education, election security, and strengthening public trust in the electoral process. Tiggs’ ultimate goal is to build an inclusive, secure democracy where everyone’s voice can be heard and counted. In comparison to Hobbs, Tiggs appears to lack a track record of community leadership and strong endorsements in this race.

You can read more about the other candidates in this race on our website here.
  • 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.

  • Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017. Before that, she served Pierce County in the elected roles of both executive and auditor and was previously a member of the Tacoma School Board, including as board president. She serves in multiple community leadership positions including on the Asian Pacific Cultural Center Advisory Board and with the Pierce County Sexual Assault Center.

    In her first two terms, McCarthy has worked hard to bring accountability and transparency to the auditor’s office. She previously launched important investigations into both white-collar crime and unemployment benefit cases and even oversaw the largest fraud case in state history pertaining to misappropriated local housing funds. Looking towards another term, McCarthy wants to prioritize public and private sector integrity, responsible resource use, and advancing the office’s technology infrastructure to serve the public better.

    Spokane County Republican Party leader Matt Hawkins is challenging incumbent McCarthy in this race. Hawkins created the We The People interactive calendar, which details events in U.S. history that he deems important. He has run for elected office before including vying for the top Republican Party job in the state last year, as well as the Washington state Senate in 2018. In this race, Hawkins boasts a typically conservative platform which includes continuing to cast doubt on the security of our local elections and worsening the imbalance in our state’s tax code.

    McCarthy has earned your vote for another term as Washington's state auditor.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Pat McCarthy

    Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017.

    Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017. Before that, she served Pierce County in the elected roles of both executive and auditor and was previously a member of the Tacoma School Board, including as board president. She serves in multiple community leadership positions including on the Asian Pacific Cultural Center Advisory Board and with the Pierce County Sexual Assault Center.

    In her first two terms, McCarthy has worked hard to bring accountability and transparency to the auditor’s office. She previously launched important investigations into both white-collar crime and unemployment benefit cases and even oversaw the largest fraud case in state history pertaining to misappropriated local housing funds. Looking towards another term, McCarthy wants to prioritize public and private sector integrity, responsible resource use, and advancing the office’s technology infrastructure to serve the public better.

    Spokane County Republican Party leader Matt Hawkins is challenging incumbent McCarthy in this race. Hawkins created the We The People interactive calendar, which details events in U.S. history that he deems important. He has run for elected office before including vying for the top Republican Party job in the state last year, as well as the Washington state Senate in 2018. In this race, Hawkins boasts a typically conservative platform which includes continuing to cast doubt on the security of our local elections and worsening the imbalance in our state’s tax code.

    McCarthy has earned your vote for another term as Washington's state auditor.

    Pat McCarthy

    Incumbent Democrat Pat McCarthy is running for a third term as Washington state auditor. McCarthy made history as the state’s first woman auditor when she took office in 2017.

  • 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, Dhingra has proven herself as a strong leader who will do the right thing on challenging issues. She has been an effective 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. She is a good choice for attorney general.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    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, Dhingra has proven herself as a strong leader who will do the right thing on challenging issues. She has been an effective 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. She is a good choice 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.

  • Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee. He also served in the US Army as a judge advocate general (JAG) officer, where he represented soldiers and the Army in legal matters, followed by working as a prosecutor. Brown has also served as chair of the attorney general’s Advisory Subcommittee on Civil Rights.

    As the first Black U.S. attorney general in the state's history, Brown notes that Washington is experiencing the highest number of hate crimes in 20 years. He wants to use the attorney general's office to implement laws that prosecute domestic terrorists, especially the burgeoning white supremacist movements that have threatened local leaders and committed violent hate crimes.

    In our interview with Brown, he identified his top three priorities as strengthening the operations of the office, holding local jurisdictions accountable for upholding the law, and environmental enforcement. He emphasized his work with the attorney general's office as a special assistant attorney general and said that he would strive to build a more representative office and ensure they resolve problems with legal standards that led to the office receiving a fine last year. One of Brown's biggest accomplishments as an attorney was helping write Initiative 1639, Safe Schools and Safe Communities, which makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to own a semi-automatic rifle. He later defended the law against the NRA. Building from that success, Brown wants to continue to enforce laws against deadly weapons and defend the state against voter suppression, wage theft, and more.

    We found that differences between the candidates in policy are smaller than overall differences in experience and direction. Like Dhingra, Brown also wants to enforce environmental laws strictly and uphold strong consumer protections by, for example, pursuing the ongoing investigation on monopolistic practices by landlords and rental companies to keep prices inflated.

    Many organizations have endorsed both candidates and Brown is a good choice if you want to prioritize his experience running a large office of prosecuting attorneys.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Nick Brown

    Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee.

    Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee. He also served in the US Army as a judge advocate general (JAG) officer, where he represented soldiers and the Army in legal matters, followed by working as a prosecutor. Brown has also served as chair of the attorney general’s Advisory Subcommittee on Civil Rights.

    As the first Black U.S. attorney general in the state's history, Brown notes that Washington is experiencing the highest number of hate crimes in 20 years. He wants to use the attorney general's office to implement laws that prosecute domestic terrorists, especially the burgeoning white supremacist movements that have threatened local leaders and committed violent hate crimes.

    In our interview with Brown, he identified his top three priorities as strengthening the operations of the office, holding local jurisdictions accountable for upholding the law, and environmental enforcement. He emphasized his work with the attorney general's office as a special assistant attorney general and said that he would strive to build a more representative office and ensure they resolve problems with legal standards that led to the office receiving a fine last year. One of Brown's biggest accomplishments as an attorney was helping write Initiative 1639, Safe Schools and Safe Communities, which makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to own a semi-automatic rifle. He later defended the law against the NRA. Building from that success, Brown wants to continue to enforce laws against deadly weapons and defend the state against voter suppression, wage theft, and more.

    We found that differences between the candidates in policy are smaller than overall differences in experience and direction. Like Dhingra, Brown also wants to enforce environmental laws strictly and uphold strong consumer protections by, for example, pursuing the ongoing investigation on monopolistic practices by landlords and rental companies to keep prices inflated.

    Many organizations have endorsed both candidates and Brown is a good choice if you want to prioritize his experience running a large office of prosecuting attorneys.

    Nick Brown

    Nick Brown is a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington running to protect the climate, our democracy, and Washingtonians' civil rights. Before his appointment by the Biden Administration in 2021, Brown worked as the general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee.

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - Attorney General

Republican and Pasco attorney Pete Serrano is running to bring a conservative agenda to the attorney general's office. Serrano, the board president and general counsel of an organization that fights commonsense gun laws and public health mandates, was recently elected as mayor of Pasco.

Other Candidates - Attorney General

Republican and Pasco attorney Pete Serrano is running to bring a conservative agenda to the attorney general's office. Serrano, the board president and general counsel of an organization that fights commonsense gun laws and public health mandates, was recently elected as mayor of Pasco.

  • 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.

Other Candidates

Patrick DePoe, the tribal relations director for the state’s Department of Natural Resources, is running to become the first Native candidate to win a statewide position. DePoe is a member of the Makah Tribe who grew up on the Neah Bay reservation. In addition to his DNR job, he works with a number of groups at the intersection of environmental sustainability and Indigenous land use, including the Northwest Indian Fish Commission, the Environmental Justice Council, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council. DePoe has also served on the Makah Tribal Council, including as vice chairman.

In this race, DePoe is running to manage public lands in a way that maximizes environmental sustainability while balancing building a stronger economy of well-paying jobs. He believes he can build a widespread climate coalition to engage all community stakeholders in efforts towards a green future. DePoe also wants to improve forest health while preventing and fighting increasingly dangerous wildfire seasons. Finally, he is committed to being a representative for rural communities who often serve as the frontline of environmental issues in our state. However, DePoe lacks Upthegrove’s experience in elected office as well as his demonstrated track record of writing and passing environmental legislation.

Also in this crowded race is state Senator Kevin Van De Wege. Van de Wege served five terms in the House before joining the Senate in 2016. Before that, he served as a firefighter and paramedic. His voting record makes it clear he would not be a progressive choice in this race. Van De Wege broke ranks with his party to vote against the critical 2021 Climate Commitment Act, which enables the state’s Department of Ecology to make headway on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and engages an environmental justice approach to make sure no community is left behind in climate mitigation, among other key policies. As a hindrance, rather than a leader, on addressing climate change within his own party, Van De Wege is not the best choice to take the bold action our communities need from the next public lands commissioner.

You can read more about all the candidates in this race on our website here.
Patrick DePoe, the tribal relations director for the state’s Department of Natural Resources, is running to become the first Native candidate to win a statewide position. DePoe is a member of the Makah Tribe who grew up on the Neah Bay reservation. In addition to his DNR job, he works with a number of groups at the intersection of environmental sustainability and Indigenous land use, including the Northwest Indian Fish Commission, the Environmental Justice Council, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council. DePoe has also served on the Makah Tribal Council, including as vice chairman.

In this race, DePoe is running to manage public lands in a way that maximizes environmental sustainability while balancing building a stronger economy of well-paying jobs. He believes he can build a widespread climate coalition to engage all community stakeholders in efforts towards a green future. DePoe also wants to improve forest health while preventing and fighting increasingly dangerous wildfire seasons. Finally, he is committed to being a representative for rural communities who often serve as the frontline of environmental issues in our state. However, DePoe lacks Upthegrove’s experience in elected office as well as his demonstrated track record of writing and passing environmental legislation.

Also in this crowded race is state Senator Kevin Van De Wege. Van de Wege served five terms in the House before joining the Senate in 2016. Before that, he served as a firefighter and paramedic. His voting record makes it clear he would not be a progressive choice in this race. Van De Wege broke ranks with his party to vote against the critical 2021 Climate Commitment Act, which enables the state’s Department of Ecology to make headway on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and engages an environmental justice approach to make sure no community is left behind in climate mitigation, among other key policies. As a hindrance, rather than a leader, on addressing climate change within his own party, Van De Wege is not the best choice to take the bold action our communities need from the next public lands commissioner.

You can read more about all the candidates in this race on our website here.
  • 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, 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: 2024-07-17

    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, 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).

  • Local teacher and nonprofit leader Reid Saaris is challenging Chris Reykdal in this race. Saaris is a fourth-generation Washington public educator who teaches at Rainier Beach High School. He founded and spent 12 years as CEO of Equal Opportunity Schools, an organization dedicated to connecting marginalized students with college-level learning opportunities.

    Saaris is running for office on an optimistic platform to bridge learning gaps, prioritize the health and wellness of students, and prepare all students for bright futures. If elected, he wants to increase tutoring and instructional resources for schools, invest in mental health supports for students, including community and parent-led services, and support diverse paths to post-high-school success. Saaris would lead with data and evidence-based solutions to address challenges in our public schools.  

    It's important to note that the public superintendent largely plays an assistance and implementation role for school districts, and can't directly increase funding or change curriculum. During our interview, Saaris reiterated his commitment to public schools and using data to drive decision-making that will close learning gaps and improve outcomes for students. He wants to leverage the office to share proven best practices with districts across the state. While he praises many of Reykdal's actions, he believes the superintendent can play a larger role in pushing the legislature and school districts to distribute resources more equitably. In response to questions about whether he was ready to take on such a large state office, Saaris responded that he had built and managed a large non-profit and that as an educator, he would bring a fresh, collaborative perspective to the office.

    Saaris' endorsements include The Seattle Times and many current and former elected office officials.
    Last updated: 2024-07-16

    Reid Saaris

    Local teacher and nonprofit leader Reid Saaris is challenging Chris Reykdal in this race. Saaris is a fourth-generation Washington public educator who teaches at Rainier Beach High School.

    Local teacher and nonprofit leader Reid Saaris is challenging Chris Reykdal in this race. Saaris is a fourth-generation Washington public educator who teaches at Rainier Beach High School. He founded and spent 12 years as CEO of Equal Opportunity Schools, an organization dedicated to connecting marginalized students with college-level learning opportunities.

    Saaris is running for office on an optimistic platform to bridge learning gaps, prioritize the health and wellness of students, and prepare all students for bright futures. If elected, he wants to increase tutoring and instructional resources for schools, invest in mental health supports for students, including community and parent-led services, and support diverse paths to post-high-school success. Saaris would lead with data and evidence-based solutions to address challenges in our public schools.  

    It's important to note that the public superintendent largely plays an assistance and implementation role for school districts, and can't directly increase funding or change curriculum. During our interview, Saaris reiterated his commitment to public schools and using data to drive decision-making that will close learning gaps and improve outcomes for students. He wants to leverage the office to share proven best practices with districts across the state. While he praises many of Reykdal's actions, he believes the superintendent can play a larger role in pushing the legislature and school districts to distribute resources more equitably. In response to questions about whether he was ready to take on such a large state office, Saaris responded that he had built and managed a large non-profit and that as an educator, he would bring a fresh, collaborative perspective to the office.

    Saaris' endorsements include The Seattle Times and many current and former elected office officials.

    Reid Saaris

    Local teacher and nonprofit leader Reid Saaris is challenging Chris Reykdal in this race. Saaris is a fourth-generation Washington public educator who teaches at Rainier Beach High School.

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - OSPI

Gig Harbor School Board member David Olson is running on a reactionary platform. Olson wants to increase special education budgets, engage parental intervention, and double down on letter grade systems.

Other Candidates - OSPI

Gig Harbor School Board member David Olson is running on a reactionary platform. Olson wants to increase special education budgets, engage parental intervention, and double down on letter grade systems.

  • 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.

Other Candidates

Bill Boyd is the other Democratic candidate in this race. Boyd has worked in insurance for more than three decades and has spent nearly all of his industry experience at his own company, Boyd Insurance Brokerage. He is highly involved in his community as a church leader, youth sports coach, and league treasurer. Boyd is campaigning to expand health care options and take climate change into account in insurance coverage. However, he supports privatizing the workers’ compensation program, which the voters opposed in 2010 because it would undermine benefits for working people and their families.

You can read more about all the candidates running for insurance commissioner on our website here.
Bill Boyd is the other Democratic candidate in this race. Boyd has worked in insurance for more than three decades and has spent nearly all of his industry experience at his own company, Boyd Insurance Brokerage. He is highly involved in his community as a church leader, youth sports coach, and league treasurer. Boyd is campaigning to expand health care options and take climate change into account in insurance coverage. However, he supports privatizing the workers’ compensation program, which the voters opposed in 2010 because it would undermine benefits for working people and their families.

You can read more about all the candidates running for insurance commissioner on our website here.

Legislative Races

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

  • Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez, a Democrat and Bethel School Board director, is challenging incumbent Republican Jim McCune for state Senate representing Legislative District 2. Gonzalez is a social worker and educator. He was raised by immigrant farmworker parents and states that he hopes to be a champion for working families and farmers.

    In this conservative district, Gonzalez is a moderate Democrat who wants to invest in rural infrastructure, protect our natural resources, increase police budgets, and strive for unity and bipartisanship in decision-making. If elected, he wants to address the rising cost of living to ensure that all Washingtonians can afford the basics like rent, groceries, gas, and medicine. Gonzalez also wants to support American manufacturing, increase government accountability, fund critical infrastructure projects, and invest in workforce development.

    We recommend Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez to represent Legislative District 2 in the state Senate.
    Last updated: 2024-06-28

    Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez

    Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez, a Democrat and Bethel School Board director, is challenging incumbent Republican Jim McCune for state Senate representing Legislative District 2. Gonzalez is a social worker and educator.

    Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez, a Democrat and Bethel School Board director, is challenging incumbent Republican Jim McCune for state Senate representing Legislative District 2. Gonzalez is a social worker and educator. He was raised by immigrant farmworker parents and states that he hopes to be a champion for working families and farmers.

    In this conservative district, Gonzalez is a moderate Democrat who wants to invest in rural infrastructure, protect our natural resources, increase police budgets, and strive for unity and bipartisanship in decision-making. If elected, he wants to address the rising cost of living to ensure that all Washingtonians can afford the basics like rent, groceries, gas, and medicine. Gonzalez also wants to support American manufacturing, increase government accountability, fund critical infrastructure projects, and invest in workforce development.

    We recommend Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez to represent Legislative District 2 in the state Senate.

    Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez

    Erasmo Ruiz Gonzalez, a Democrat and Bethel School Board director, is challenging incumbent Republican Jim McCune for state Senate representing Legislative District 2. Gonzalez is a social worker and educator.

Other Candidates

Republican Sen. Jim McCune is running for re-election to the 2nd Legislative District seat in the state Senate where he has served since 2021. Before that, McCune served on the Pierce County Council and represented the district in the state House for nine years. Outside of office, McCune owns a small business selling salmon products.

McCune aligns himself with MAGA politics and even previously promoted Trump’s dangerous hydroxychloroquine cocktail as a viable treatment for coronavirus in a taxpayer-funded council newsletter. Since joining the Senate more recently, he has taken some bad votes to oppose background check reform that prevents gun violence, funding for basic student needs, and assistance programs that help Washingtonians get back on their feet.

Conservative small business owner Ronda Litzenberger is the third candidate in this race. Litzenberger also challenged McCune for the seat in 2020. Her public service experience includes serving as an Eatonville School Board member and the chair of the small schools committee at the Washington State School Directors' Association. She espouses typical conservative rhetoric and has earned some local Republican endorsements. It's clear she will not bring progressive values to Olympia if elected.

Jim McCune

Republican Sen. Jim McCune is running for re-election to the 2nd Legislative District seat in the state Senate where he has served since 2021. Before that, McCune served on the Pierce County Council and represented the district in the state House for nine years.

No Good Choices

Rep. Andrew Barkis, a Republican incumbent, is running unopposed for another term in Legislative District 2, Position 1. Barkis originally joined the Legislature in 2016 and worked in property management rentals before that.

In the Legislature, Barkis has taken bad conservative votes including opposing bills protecting consumer data privacy, enacting commonsense gun violence prevention policies, and covering basic student costs so that all of Washington’s students can make the most of their education. Recently, 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.

Residents of the 2nd Legislative District deserve a leader in Olympia who is focused on making it easier to afford the basics and access opportunities. Write in a more progressive candidate of your choice.

No Good Choices - LD 2 P1

Rep. Andrew Barkis, a Republican incumbent, is running unopposed for another term in Legislative District 2, Position 1. Barkis originally joined the Legislature in 2016 and worked in property management rentals before that.

  • Democrat Yanah Cook is running to fill Republican Rep. J.T. Wilcox’s open seat in Legislative District 2. She wants to bring a fresh, working-class voice to the district where there hasn’t been a woman legislator in more than 15 years. Cook owns a small business and has served the district as a Democratic precinct committee officer and with the state’s Department of Transportation in Contract Plans and Right of Way for nearly two decades.

    Cook is running on a more moderate platform in this race. She wants to reduce public revenue in favor of small business support and improve public safety. She also wants to codify reproductive freedom into law, invest in affordable housing, lower the costs of prescription medicine, create living-wage jobs, and increase inclusive public transit options.

    Cook is the clear choice for Position 2 representing the 2nd Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Yanah Cook

    Democrat Yanah Cook is running to fill Republican Rep. J.T. Wilcox’s open seat in Legislative District 2. She wants to bring a fresh, working-class voice to the district where there hasn’t been a woman legislator in more than 15 years.

    Democrat Yanah Cook is running to fill Republican Rep. J.T. Wilcox’s open seat in Legislative District 2. She wants to bring a fresh, working-class voice to the district where there hasn’t been a woman legislator in more than 15 years. Cook owns a small business and has served the district as a Democratic precinct committee officer and with the state’s Department of Transportation in Contract Plans and Right of Way for nearly two decades.

    Cook is running on a more moderate platform in this race. She wants to reduce public revenue in favor of small business support and improve public safety. She also wants to codify reproductive freedom into law, invest in affordable housing, lower the costs of prescription medicine, create living-wage jobs, and increase inclusive public transit options.

    Cook is the clear choice for Position 2 representing the 2nd Legislative District.

    Yanah Cook

    Democrat Yanah Cook is running to fill Republican Rep. J.T. Wilcox’s open seat in Legislative District 2. She wants to bring a fresh, working-class voice to the district where there hasn’t been a woman legislator in more than 15 years.

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - LD 2 P2

While Michael Holloman identified as a Democrat on his ballot, he's actually running against progressive politics in this race in his self-funded, first-time campaign.

Other Candidates - LD 2 P2

While Michael Holloman identified as a Democrat on his ballot, he's actually running against progressive politics in this race in his self-funded, first-time campaign.

  • Kenneth King is a behavioral health specialist who is challenging incumbent Sen. Chris Gildon in order to make health services more accessible and improve life for everyday residents in the 25th District. King wants to emphasize community-based diversion and intervention programs to help people experiencing behavioral health struggles. He wants to ensure students can access the health care they deserve and feels that new development needs to be studied with environmental planning.

    Republican Gildon is running for a second term in the state Senate. He was first elected to the seat in 2020 and before that served in the state House for two years. He is an Army veteran who worked professionally in the real estate industry.

    In office last year, Gildon voted against bills to strengthen gun violence prevention and opposed funding assistance for working families. Despite not sharing a detailed campaign platform as of mid-June, as a leader of the Senate Republicans, it's clear that Gildon will continue dragging the state backward on many important policies if he is re-elected.

    While we hope King fills out his platform more in the general election, he is the better choice for state Senate from the 25th Legislative District.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Kenneth King

    Kenneth King is a behavioral health specialist who is challenging incumbent Sen. Chris Gildon in order to make health services more accessible and improve life for everyday residents in the 25th District.

    Kenneth King is a behavioral health specialist who is challenging incumbent Sen. Chris Gildon in order to make health services more accessible and improve life for everyday residents in the 25th District. King wants to emphasize community-based diversion and intervention programs to help people experiencing behavioral health struggles. He wants to ensure students can access the health care they deserve and feels that new development needs to be studied with environmental planning.

    Republican Gildon is running for a second term in the state Senate. He was first elected to the seat in 2020 and before that served in the state House for two years. He is an Army veteran who worked professionally in the real estate industry.

    In office last year, Gildon voted against bills to strengthen gun violence prevention and opposed funding assistance for working families. Despite not sharing a detailed campaign platform as of mid-June, as a leader of the Senate Republicans, it's clear that Gildon will continue dragging the state backward on many important policies if he is re-elected.

    While we hope King fills out his platform more in the general election, he is the better choice for state Senate from the 25th Legislative District.

    Kenneth King

    Kenneth King is a behavioral health specialist who is challenging incumbent Sen. Chris Gildon in order to make health services more accessible and improve life for everyday residents in the 25th District.

  • Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry. In 2022, he vied for another incumbent Republican’s seat in the 25th Legislative District in a formidable write-in campaign.

    Severns is a more moderate candidate, running to bring a commonsense alternative to the district’s conservative leadership. He is a vocal advocate for environmental protections and a high quality of life for all. His campaign is built on his own experience with eviction and job loss. If elected, Severns wants to make sure that all residents of the 25th Legislative District have the same support. He is leading with the values of unity, problem-solving, and collaboration.

    Challenging Severns is Republican Michael Keaton, a senior manager at one of the largest missile producers and U.S. defense contractors. Keaton has also served two terms on the Puyallup School Board. In this race, Keaton is running on a vague platform to eliminate regulations that keep our communities and ecosystems safe and to throw more people into our overcrowded jails and prisons.

    Severns is the clear choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Cameron Severns

    Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry.

    Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry. In 2022, he vied for another incumbent Republican’s seat in the 25th Legislative District in a formidable write-in campaign.

    Severns is a more moderate candidate, running to bring a commonsense alternative to the district’s conservative leadership. He is a vocal advocate for environmental protections and a high quality of life for all. His campaign is built on his own experience with eviction and job loss. If elected, Severns wants to make sure that all residents of the 25th Legislative District have the same support. He is leading with the values of unity, problem-solving, and collaboration.

    Challenging Severns is Republican Michael Keaton, a senior manager at one of the largest missile producers and U.S. defense contractors. Keaton has also served two terms on the Puyallup School Board. In this race, Keaton is running on a vague platform to eliminate regulations that keep our communities and ecosystems safe and to throw more people into our overcrowded jails and prisons.

    Severns is the clear choice in this race.

    Cameron Severns

    Democrat Cameron Severns is running for Legislative District 25, House Position 1 to fill Republican Kelly Chambers' seat. Severns is an insurance agent and has served the community on the board of the South Hill Church, where he has led an addiction-recovery ministry.

  • Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact. She is also an Army veteran who is very involved in supporting servicewomen, women veterans, and military spouses, including as the chair of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the state. Finally, Willis serves on the board of the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce.

    Willis has demonstrated a long track record of civic leadership and previously ran an inclusive campaign that envisioned prosperous and safe neighborhoods for all. She is running on a community-centric platform to address living affordability, investing in infrastructure, supporting veterans’ affairs, building true community safety, and more.

    Willis is challenging Republican Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen, who is running for a third term. A former Puyallup City Council member, Jacobsen has taken far-right positions in public office including opposing both marriage equality and reproductive health care as well as advocating for something she calls “biblical citizenship.” In Olympia last year, she voted against bills to protect private consumer data and she opposed 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.

    Residents in Legislative District 25 deserve a representative in the Legislature who will bring us together to make progress on housing affordability, quality health care, and good wages. Willis is the best choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-08

    Shellie Willis

    Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact.

    Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact. She is also an Army veteran who is very involved in supporting servicewomen, women veterans, and military spouses, including as the chair of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the state. Finally, Willis serves on the board of the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce.

    Willis has demonstrated a long track record of civic leadership and previously ran an inclusive campaign that envisioned prosperous and safe neighborhoods for all. She is running on a community-centric platform to address living affordability, investing in infrastructure, supporting veterans’ affairs, building true community safety, and more.

    Willis is challenging Republican Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen, who is running for a third term. A former Puyallup City Council member, Jacobsen has taken far-right positions in public office including opposing both marriage equality and reproductive health care as well as advocating for something she calls “biblical citizenship.” In Olympia last year, she voted against bills to protect private consumer data and she opposed 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.

    Residents in Legislative District 25 deserve a representative in the Legislature who will bring us together to make progress on housing affordability, quality health care, and good wages. Willis is the best choice in this race.

    Shellie Willis

    Democrat Shellie Willis is challenging incumbent Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen for House position 2 in the 25th Legislative District. Willis has previously run for public office and currently works at a local workforce development nonprofit as the senior director of collective impact.

  • 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 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 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: 2024-07-18

    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 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 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.

Other Progressive Candidates

Josh Smith

Independent candidate Josh Smith is running to bring together a coalition across party lines to advocate on issues that affect the working class.

Josh Smith

Independent candidate Josh Smith is running to bring together a coalition across party lines to advocate on issues that affect the working class.

Other Candidates

Other Candidates - LD 26 P2

Republican Rep. Michelle Caldier is running for re-election to Legislative District 26, Position 2. Caldier joined the Legislature in 2015 and has served as an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Other Candidates - LD 26 P2

Republican Rep. Michelle Caldier is running for re-election to Legislative District 26, Position 2. Caldier joined the Legislature in 2015 and has served as an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

  • Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021. She was elected to the seat since and has distinguished herself as a progressive voice. Outside of the Senate, she works as the Race Equity Unit manager for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    In Olympia, Trudeau has made ambitious strides toward progress. Recently, she was the primary sponsor of a bill to reduce police violence by prohibiting the practice of hog-tying in the wake of the killing of Manuel Ellis by three Tacoma police officers. Trudeau was also a primary sponsor of bills to cover lactation consulting under Medicaid and offer voluntary professional licensing for providers, to increase middle housing options, to establish both Eid al-Fitr and Hannukah as state holidays, and to strengthen jury diversity so our criminal legal system functions more fairly. Her priorities have long centered on building safe and sustainable communities, including through investments in environmental protections, behavioral health services, accessible housing, food security, and more.

    Republican Carole Sue Braaten is challenging Trudeau this year. In 2012, she ran for a state House seat representing Legislative District 25 but did not make it past the primary. In this race, she has yet to release a campaign platform or website as of early June.

    Yasmin Trudeau is the best choice in this race for the Legislative District 27 senate seat.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Yasmin Trudeau

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021.

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021. She was elected to the seat since and has distinguished herself as a progressive voice. Outside of the Senate, she works as the Race Equity Unit manager for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

    In Olympia, Trudeau has made ambitious strides toward progress. Recently, she was the primary sponsor of a bill to reduce police violence by prohibiting the practice of hog-tying in the wake of the killing of Manuel Ellis by three Tacoma police officers. Trudeau was also a primary sponsor of bills to cover lactation consulting under Medicaid and offer voluntary professional licensing for providers, to increase middle housing options, to establish both Eid al-Fitr and Hannukah as state holidays, and to strengthen jury diversity so our criminal legal system functions more fairly. Her priorities have long centered on building safe and sustainable communities, including through investments in environmental protections, behavioral health services, accessible housing, food security, and more.

    Republican Carole Sue Braaten is challenging Trudeau this year. In 2012, she ran for a state House seat representing Legislative District 25 but did not make it past the primary. In this race, she has yet to release a campaign platform or website as of early June.

    Yasmin Trudeau is the best choice in this race for the Legislative District 27 senate seat.

    Yasmin Trudeau

    Sen. Yasmin Trudeau is seeking another term representing the 27th Legislative District in the state Senate. She first joined the Senate when the Pierce County Council unanimously selected her to fill Sen. Jeannie Darneille’s seat in 2021.

  • Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender 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 leads 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 Washington and has earned another term in the House.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Laurie Jinkins

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

    Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins is running for re-election to the 27th Legislative District, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender 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 leads 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 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, Position 1. She has been a passionate and effective champion for progressive values, particularly in her fight for racial and gender 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 education, youth, 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.

    We recommend Fey because of his consistent track record in Olympia and his strong support from our progressive partner organizations.
    Last updated: 2024-07-19

    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 education, youth, 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.

    We recommend Fey because of his consistent track record in Olympia and his strong support from our progressive partner organizations.

    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.

  • Fellow Democrat Devin Kelly is challenging Rep. Fey in this race. Kelly works at the Foundation for Tacoma Students as the director of data where he helps work towards racial and economic equity in Tacoma schools. He previously worked for SEIU 925, a state education union, as a full-time strategic researcher and union organizer. Recently, he led the Tacoma for All coalition that narrowly passed tenant protections on the November ballot last year.

    In this race, Kelly is running on a strong progressive platform. His top priorities for Legislative District 27 include balancing our tax code so everyone pays their share, providing free state higher education, keeping people housed, offering equitable K-12 resources, and creating a green economy with good wages and sustainable practices.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Devin Rydel Kelly

    Fellow Democrat Devin Kelly is challenging Rep. Fey in this race. Kelly works at the Foundation for Tacoma Students as the director of data where he helps work towards racial and economic equity in Tacoma schools.

    Fellow Democrat Devin Kelly is challenging Rep. Fey in this race. Kelly works at the Foundation for Tacoma Students as the director of data where he helps work towards racial and economic equity in Tacoma schools. He previously worked for SEIU 925, a state education union, as a full-time strategic researcher and union organizer. Recently, he led the Tacoma for All coalition that narrowly passed tenant protections on the November ballot last year.

    In this race, Kelly is running on a strong progressive platform. His top priorities for Legislative District 27 include balancing our tax code so everyone pays their share, providing free state higher education, keeping people housed, offering equitable K-12 resources, and creating a green economy with good wages and sustainable practices.

    Devin Rydel Kelly

    Fellow Democrat Devin Kelly is challenging Rep. Fey in this race. Kelly works at the Foundation for Tacoma Students as the director of data where he helps work towards racial and economic equity in Tacoma schools.

  • 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: 2024-07-18

    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.

  • Rep. Mari Leavitt is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District's House Position 1. Leavitt previously worked as the deputy director of Pierce County Human Services and has also served as a PTSA board member in University Place, chair of the Pierce County Ethics Commission, and on the Mel Korum YMCA board of directors.

    Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Leavitt has focused on improving education, safeguarding democracy, and advocating for veterans and military families. She sponsored successful bills this year to protect election workers from harassment and death threats, assign the Washington Military Department to help residents in extreme weather events, and provide education to schools to prevent youth drug overdoses and addiction. She also sponsored a bill to help veterans and military families access workforce training after their assignments.

    Her Republican opponent is Marine Corps veteran Gabe Sachwitz. Like many conservatives, he says that laws should be examined through the lens of the Constitution, but he offers little detail about how that would affect policies he would support in the Legislature. Sachwitz also states that policies should be "widely acceptable" to the public and that legislators shouldn't support "random changes," though again he gives no specific examples of actual policies or laws with which he has concerns. As of early June, he has no concrete examples of what he would seek to accomplish as a lawmaker.

    Leavitt has worked hard to expand benefits for military families, fund local projects like toxic "forever chemicals" cleanup in Lakewood, and more. She is the best and most experienced choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Mari Leavitt

    Rep. Mari Leavitt is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District's House Position 1.

    Rep. Mari Leavitt is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District's House Position 1. Leavitt previously worked as the deputy director of Pierce County Human Services and has also served as a PTSA board member in University Place, chair of the Pierce County Ethics Commission, and on the Mel Korum YMCA board of directors.

    Since joining the Legislature in 2019, Leavitt has focused on improving education, safeguarding democracy, and advocating for veterans and military families. She sponsored successful bills this year to protect election workers from harassment and death threats, assign the Washington Military Department to help residents in extreme weather events, and provide education to schools to prevent youth drug overdoses and addiction. She also sponsored a bill to help veterans and military families access workforce training after their assignments.

    Her Republican opponent is Marine Corps veteran Gabe Sachwitz. Like many conservatives, he says that laws should be examined through the lens of the Constitution, but he offers little detail about how that would affect policies he would support in the Legislature. Sachwitz also states that policies should be "widely acceptable" to the public and that legislators shouldn't support "random changes," though again he gives no specific examples of actual policies or laws with which he has concerns. As of early June, he has no concrete examples of what he would seek to accomplish as a lawmaker.

    Leavitt has worked hard to expand benefits for military families, fund local projects like toxic "forever chemicals" cleanup in Lakewood, and more. She is the best and most experienced choice in this race.

    Mari Leavitt

    Rep. Mari Leavitt is running for re-election for the 28th Legislative District's House Position 1.

  • Incumbent Representative Dan Bronoske is running for another term in Legislative District 28, House Position 2. In addition to his Legislative work, 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: 2024-07-18

    Dan Bronoske

    Incumbent Representative Dan Bronoske is running for another term in Legislative District 28, House Position 2. In addition to his Legislative work, 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. In addition to his Legislative work, 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. In addition to his Legislative work, 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 increase 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, cap the cost of insulin, and increase 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: 2024-07-18

    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 increase 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, cap the cost of insulin, and increase 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.

Other Candidates

Richard Miller is a realtor who is running to get better resources in schools, housing affordability, and making communities feel safe. However, he has no website or campaign materials available as of early June.

In our interview with Miller, he confirmed that he wanted to run to support everyone in the district, reduce partisanship, and help build a sense of community. Though we agreed with him broadly on some issues, he unfortunately had no concrete policy proposals or solutions to support these positions.

Richard Miller

Richard Miller is a realtor who is running to get better resources in schools, housing affordability, and making communities feel safe. However, he has no website or campaign materials available as of early June.

  • 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: 2024-07-17

    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 she has additionally 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: 2024-07-17

    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 she has additionally 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 in 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.

    This 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, medical care, and childcare.

    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. Thankfully, she 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 makes her the best choice for state House from the 30th Legislative District, Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Kristine Reeves

    Rep. Kristine Reeves is running for re-election to Position 2 in 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 in 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.

    This 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, medical care, and childcare.

    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. Thankfully, she 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 makes her the best choice for state House from the 30th Legislative District, Position 2.

    Kristine Reeves

    Rep. Kristine Reeves is running for re-election to Position 2 in 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.

  • Democrat Sara Sutterfield is a member of Friends of the Carbon Canyon and volunteers with the Foothills Historical Society in Buckley.

    Her campaign for the 31st Legislative District, Position 1, is focused on four main priorities: advocating for a universal health care system, promoting inclusive and comprehensive education, environmental stewardship, and investing in small-town infrastructure. Specifically on the last point, Sutterfield says that while tourism has played an important role in the local economies of small towns, there needs to be equal investment into reliable transportation and quality public facilities. If elected, she states that she will focus on more funding for education, comprehensive anti-discrimination laws, and criminal legal reform.

    Sutterfield is challenging attorney and Republican incumbent Drew Stokesbary, who is running for another term representing Legislative District 31. Stokesbary voted against bills that would have made the wealthy pay what they owe in taxes, protected the privacy of consumer data, and reduced gun violence in Washington. He also 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.

    Sutterfield's values are much more progressive than Stokesbary's. While she likely faces an uphill battle on the ballot, Sara Sutterfield is the better choice for state House from the 31st Legislative District in Position 1.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Sara Sutterfield

    Democrat Sara Sutterfield is a member of Friends of the Carbon Canyon and volunteers with the Foothills Historical Society in Buckley.

    Democrat Sara Sutterfield is a member of Friends of the Carbon Canyon and volunteers with the Foothills Historical Society in Buckley.

    Her campaign for the 31st Legislative District, Position 1, is focused on four main priorities: advocating for a universal health care system, promoting inclusive and comprehensive education, environmental stewardship, and investing in small-town infrastructure. Specifically on the last point, Sutterfield says that while tourism has played an important role in the local economies of small towns, there needs to be equal investment into reliable transportation and quality public facilities. If elected, she states that she will focus on more funding for education, comprehensive anti-discrimination laws, and criminal legal reform.

    Sutterfield is challenging attorney and Republican incumbent Drew Stokesbary, who is running for another term representing Legislative District 31. Stokesbary voted against bills that would have made the wealthy pay what they owe in taxes, protected the privacy of consumer data, and reduced gun violence in Washington. He also 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.

    Sutterfield's values are much more progressive than Stokesbary's. While she likely faces an uphill battle on the ballot, Sara Sutterfield is the better choice for state House from the 31st Legislative District in Position 1.

    Sara Sutterfield

    Democrat Sara Sutterfield is a member of Friends of the Carbon Canyon and volunteers with the Foothills Historical Society in Buckley.

  • Democrat Brian Gunn is running for the Legislative District 31, Position 2 seat in the state House. Gunn works in quality assurance for Boeing and serves as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

    Gunn’s candidacy is strongly grounded in local issues. If elected, he wants to make infrastructure upgrades such as Highways 164 and 410 maintenance as well as an Enumclaw-Buckley bridge construction. Gunn also wants to improve the district’s water quality and invest in our local schools. In the bigger picture, he supports reproductive freedom and efforts to fix Washington’s upside-down tax code. In this race, Gunn has received the sole endorsement from the Washington State Labor Council.

    Gunn is the best choice to represent the 31st Legislative District in Position 2.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Brian Gunn

    Democrat Brian Gunn is running for the Legislative District 31, Position 2 seat in the state House. Gunn works in quality assurance for Boeing and serves as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

    Democrat Brian Gunn is running for the Legislative District 31, Position 2 seat in the state House. Gunn works in quality assurance for Boeing and serves as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

    Gunn’s candidacy is strongly grounded in local issues. If elected, he wants to make infrastructure upgrades such as Highways 164 and 410 maintenance as well as an Enumclaw-Buckley bridge construction. Gunn also wants to improve the district’s water quality and invest in our local schools. In the bigger picture, he supports reproductive freedom and efforts to fix Washington’s upside-down tax code. In this race, Gunn has received the sole endorsement from the Washington State Labor Council.

    Gunn is the best choice to represent the 31st Legislative District in Position 2.

    Brian Gunn

    Democrat Brian Gunn is running for the Legislative District 31, Position 2 seat in the state House. Gunn works in quality assurance for Boeing and serves as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

  • Endorsed By: Washington State Labor Council, Pierce County Democrats

Other Candidates

Republican Brandon Beynon is running to replace Robertson in the state House. Beynon is a real estate and construction professional who previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2022. Beynon has worked as a precinct committee officer for the Pierce County Republicans.

You can read more about other candidates in this race on our website here.
Republican Brandon Beynon is running to replace Robertson in the state House. Beynon is a real estate and construction professional who previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2022. Beynon has worked as a precinct committee officer for the Pierce County Republicans.

You can read more about other candidates in this race on our website here.
  • Democrat Ryan Mello is running for Pierce County Executive. Mello currently chairs the Pierce County Council and previously served on the Tacoma City Council for nine years. Mello is an environmental champion who worked as executive director of the Pierce Conservation District, and he has served on a number of local committees focused on transportation and the climate. He was also Tacoma's first openly gay council member.

    Mello has been an important and effective progressive leader in Pierce County. As a county council member, he has worked to improve housing affordability, fight climate change, and reduce injustice in the criminal legal system. Now, he is campaigning on a vision to address community needs and raise the quality of life for all Pierce residents. If elected, he wants to support family-wage jobs, improve public safety, and invest in public transportation, parks, and public greenspaces.

    Mello is running against conservative Republican Rep. Kelly Chambers, who currently serves the 25th Legislative District in Olympia. First elected to the Legislature in 2018, Chambers has consistently voted the Republican Party line in the Legislature. She supports banning abortion and has consistently voted against women's health protections. She opposed commonsense laws to reduce gun violence in our communities. Finally, she voted against legislation to protect our clean air and water and opposed workers' rights and labor union protections.

    Pierce County deserves a leader who will bring us together and fight for our everyday needs. Ryan Mello is the clear choice for Pierce County Executive.
    Last updated: 2024-07-18

    Ryan Mello

    Democrat Ryan Mello is running for Pierce County Executive. Mello currently chairs the Pierce County Council and previously served on the Tacoma City Council for nine years.

    Democrat Ryan Mello is running for Pierce County Executive. Mello currently chairs the Pierce County Council and previously served on the Tacoma City Council for nine years. Mello is an environmental champion who worked as executive director of the Pierce Conservation District, and he has served on a number of local committees focused on transportation and the climate. He was also Tacoma's first openly gay council member.

    Mello has been an important and effective progressive leader in Pierce County. As a county council member, he has worked to improve housing affordability, fight climate change, and reduce injustice in the criminal legal system. Now, he is campaigning on a vision to address community needs and raise the quality of life for all Pierce residents. If elected, he wants to support family-wage jobs, improve public safety, and invest in public transportation, parks, and public greenspaces.

    Mello is running against conservative Republican Rep. Kelly Chambers, who currently serves the 25th Legislative District in Olympia. First elected to the Legislature in 2018, Chambers has consistently voted the Republican Party line in the Legislature. She supports banning abortion and has consistently voted against women's health protections. She opposed commonsense laws to reduce gun violence in our communities. Finally, she voted against legislation to protect our clean air and water and opposed workers' rights and labor union protections.

    Pierce County deserves a leader who will bring us together and fight for our everyday needs. Ryan Mello is the clear choice for Pierce County Executive.

    Ryan Mello

    Democrat Ryan Mello is running for Pierce County Executive. Mello currently chairs the Pierce County Council and previously served on the Tacoma City Council for nine years.

  • Pierce County Councilmember Marty Campbell is running for Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer. The seat is being vacated by Mike Lonergan, who cannot run again because of term limits. Campbell, the current vice chair of the county council, previously served on the Tacoma City Council, including as deputy mayor. Before public office, Campbell worked in small business executive leadership. He has also served on a number of community boards, including the county’s Commission Against Domestic Violence and the Agriculture Advisory Committee.

    Campbell is running a centrist campaign to bring effective and community-responsive leadership to the office of the assessor-treasurer. He is committed to representing the interests of our diverse county, from veterans to first-time home buyers to working families. Campbell also wants to leverage his former business leadership to enhance the office’s customer service, including providing accessible information, building positive community relationships, and investing in user-friendly services.

    Marty Campbell is the best choice for assessor-treasurer because of his experience in elected office and strong local endorsements.
    Last updated: 2024-07-17

    Marty Campbell

    Pierce County Councilmember Marty Campbell is running for Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer. The seat is being vacated by Mike Lonergan, who cannot run again because of term limits.

    Pierce County Councilmember Marty Campbell is running for Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer. The seat is being vacated by Mike Lonergan, who cannot run again because of term limits. Campbell, the current vice chair of the county council, previously served on the Tacoma City Council, including as deputy mayor. Before public office, Campbell worked in small business executive leadership. He has also served on a number of community boards, including the county’s Commission Against Domestic Violence and the Agriculture Advisory Committee.

    Campbell is running a centrist campaign to bring effective and community-responsive leadership to the office of the assessor-treasurer. He is committed to representing the interests of our diverse county, from veterans to first-time home buyers to working families. Campbell also wants to leverage his former business leadership to enhance the office’s customer service, including providing accessible information, building positive community relationships, and investing in user-friendly services.

    Marty Campbell is the best choice for assessor-treasurer because of his experience in elected office and strong local endorsements.

    Marty Campbell

    Pierce County Councilmember Marty Campbell is running for Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer. The seat is being vacated by Mike Lonergan, who cannot run again because of term limits.

  • Endorsed By: Pierce County Central Labor Council, Pierce County Democrats, Tacoma Firefighters - IAFF Local 31, Alliance for Gun Responsibility