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Endorsement Information for Candidates – Equal Rights Washington
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Endorsement Information for Candidates

Thank you for your commitment to service. Our communities are stronger because of people like you that have chosen to run for office with the vision of giving back to those around you.

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring and promoting the dignity, safety, and equality of all LGBTQ Washingtonians. If you are interested in seeking ERW’s endorsement, please complete our endorsement questionnaire and return it to

As candidates, we know you have a stack of endorsement questionnaires to complete. Out of respect for that workload, we want to let you know that our endorsements will be made on a rolling basis. Though we are making the questionnaire available to everybody now, we will not start making endorsements until after the May 15th filing deadline. We will notify candidates one week in advance before we close consideration of their race. Once a race is closed, we will not consider additional endorsements unless our endorsed candidate is eliminated.

We invite all candidates on the ballot to seek our endorsement. The endorsement process will consist of a questionnaire, possible interview, and vote of our endorsement committee. We review hundreds of candidates for endorsement every year, and will review your questionnaire as soon as we possibly can.