Elevating LGBTQ-related issues to the to the forefront.

Endorsements

Equal Rights Washington (c4) plays a role in elevating LGBTQ-related issues to the to the forefront during an election cycle. ERW’s non-partisan endorsement committee uses a specific set of carefully developed criteria in making our endorsements. We back candidates who have a track record of support for LGBTQ equality in a number of areas, and who advocate on behalf of the issues we support, such as trans justice, gender and racial equity, anti-bullying and banning conversion therapy for minors.

Questions? Contact endorsements@equalrightswashington.org

 

2018 General Election Endorsements

Initiatives
Yes on 940 – “De-Escalate Washington”

Federal
Congressional District 2 – Rick Larsen
Congressional District 5 – Lisa Brown
Congressional District 6 – Derek Kilmer
Congressional District 7 – Pramila Jayapal
Congressional District 8 – Kim Schrier
Congressional District 9 – Adam Smith

Legislative Districts
1st LD Representative, Position 1 – Derek Stanford

3rd LD Representative, Position 2 – Timm Ormsby

4th LD Representative, Position 1 – Ted Cummings
4th LD Representative, Position 2 – Mary May

6th LD Senator – Jessa Lewis
6th LD Representative, Position 2 – Dave Wilson

7th LD Senator – Karen Hardy

9th LD Representative, Position 1 – Jenn Goulet
9th LD Representative, Position 2 – Matthew Sutherland

10th LD Representative, Position 2 – Dave Paul

12th LD Representative, Position 2 – Valerie Sarratt

14th LD Representative, Position 1 – Sasha Bentley
14th LD Representative, Position 2 – Liz Hallock

15th LD Representative, Position 2 – A.J. Cooper

16th LD Representative, Position 1 – Everett Maroon

17th LD Representative, Position 1 – Tanisha Harris

18th LD Representative, Position 2 – Kathy Gillespie

19th LD Representative, Position 1 – Erin Frasier

21st LD Senator – Marko Liias
21st LD Representative, Position 1 – Strom Peterson

22nd LD Representative, Position 2 – Beth Doglio

25th LD Representative, Position 1 – Jamie Smith

26th LD Senator – Emily Randall
26th LD Representative, Position 1 – Connie FitzPatrick

27th LD Representative, Position 1 – Laurie Jinkins
27th LD Representative, Position 2 – Jake Fey

28th LD Representative, Position 1 – Mari Leavitt
28th LD Representative, Position 2 – Christine Kilduff

29th LD Representative, Position 1 – Melanie Morgan

30th LD Senator – Claire Wilson
30th LD Representative, Position 2 – Kristine Reeves

31st LD Representative, Position 1 – Victoria Mena

32nd LD Senator – Maralyn Chase
32nd LD Representative, Position 1 – Cindy Ryu
32nd LD Representative, Position 2 – Lauren Davis

35th LD Senator – Irene Bowling
35th LD Representative, Position 1 – James Thomas

36th LD Representative, Position 1 – Noel Frame
36th LD Representative, Position 2 – Gael Tarleton

37th LD Senator – Rebecca Saldaña

38th LD Representative, Position 1 – June Robinson

39th LD Representative, Position 1 – Ivan Lewis
39th LD Representative, Position 2 – Eric Halvorson

41st LD Representative, Position 1 – Tana Senn
41st LD Representative, Position 2 – My-Linh Thai

42nd LD Senator – Pinky Vargas
42nd LD Representative, Position 1 – Justin Boneau
42nd LD Representative, Position 2 – Sharon Shewmake

43rd LD Senator – Jamie Pedersen
43rd LD Representative, Position 1 – Nicole Macri

44th LD Senator – Steve Hobbs
44th LD Representative, Position 1 – John Lovick

45th LD Senator – Manka Dhingra

46th LD Senator – David Frockt

47th LD Senator – Joe Fain*
47th LD Representative, Position 1 – Debra Entenman

48th LD Senator – Patty Kuderer
48th LD Representative, Position 1 – Vandana Slatter
48th LD Representative, Position 2 – Amy Walen

Local
Clark County Councilor, District 1 – Temple Lentz

Franklin County Commissioner, District 3 – Zahra Roach

Pierce County Council, District 5 – Marty Campbell
Pierce County Council, District 7 – Derek Young

Spokane County Commissioner, District 3 – Robbi Katherine Anthony

Thurston County Commissioner, District 3 – Tye Menser
Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney – Jon Tunheim

Vancouver City Council, Position 1 – Laurie Lebowsky

Whatcom County, Prosecuting Attorney – James Erb
Whatcom County Council, At Large, Position B – Carol Frazey

*Equal Rights Washington is aware of and concerned by the allegations against Senator Fain. Our endorsement in this race was made due to his strong history of support for LGBTQ equality, and prior to the allegations being made public.