Elevating LGBTQ-related issues to the to the forefront.


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

2017 General Election Endorsements
(rolling as of 9/13/17)

Legislative Districts
7th LD Senator – Karen Hardy

37th LD Senator – Rebecca Saldaña

45th LD Senator – Manka Dhingra

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

Bellingham City Council, At Large – Roxanne Murphy

Edmonds School Board Director, District 2 – Mitchell Below
Edmonds School Board Director, District 4 – Deborah Kilgore

Everett City Council, Position 2 – Alex Lark
Everett Mayor – Cassie Franklin

Fife School Board, Position 4 – Cheryl Reid-Simons

Issaquah City Council, Position 1 – Bryan Weinstein

Kenmore City Council, Position 4 – Nigel Herbig

King County Council, Position 5 – Dave Upthegrove
King County Sheriff – Mitzi Johanknecht

Lake Forest Park City Council, Position 3 – Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien

Northshore School Board, District 2 – Bob Swain
Northshore School Board, District 5 – Amy Cast

Olympia City Council, Position 6 – Renata Rollins
Olympia Port Commissioner, District 2 – Bill Fishburn
Olympia Port Commissioner, District 3 – Elizabeth (E.J.) Zita

Redmond City Council, Position 4 – Tanika Padhye

Renton City Council, Position 1 – Randy Corman

Sammamish City Council, Position 1 – Jason Ritchie
Sammamish City Council, Position 3 – Karen N Howe
Sammamish City Council, Position 5 – Rituja Indapure

Shoreline City Council, Position 7 – Christopher Roberts

Spokane City Council, District 1 – Kate Burke
Spokane City Council, District 2 – Breean L Beggs
Spokane City Council, District 3 – Candace Mumm
Spokane Schools Director, District 81 – Mike Wiser

Tumwater City Council, Position 5 – Chelsea Rustad
Tumwater City Council, Position 6 – Brian Tomlinson
Tumwater School Board Director, Position 4 – Ryan Tebow

Vancouver School Board, Position 3 – Wendy Smith

Whatcom County Council, Position 1 – Rud Browne