SEIU 925 Election Endorsements 2024

SEIU 925 is proud to announce our endorsements for Washington races in 2024.

To earn SEIU 925’s endorsement, candidates must complete a questionnaire and sit for an interview with members from their local area.  Candidates must commit to joining a picket line if called upon, and take questions on issues ranging from Washington’s upside down tax system, K-12 education issues, the ongoing child care crisis in our state, housing affordability, racial justice, and more.

“People in Olympia make decisions that affect working people’s lives, so it’s important that they understand our issues. That’s why I participate in endorsement interviews.”
~ Maria Rivera, family childcare provider, Mabton, WA
“Washington works because we do. We need to elect people who are going to support workers and deliver for us.”
~ Dave Domingues, bus driver, Marysville School District

GOVERNOR: Bob Ferguson  www.bobferguson.com

Bob Ferguson has a long history of holding the powerful accountable. As Attorney General, he recovered over a $1 billion from Purdue Pharma and pharmacy chains for their roles in the opioid crisis, and used those funds to improve treatment services. Ferguson also spearheaded an update to penalties for wage theft violations, and criminally prosecuted violators. In addition, he also helped pass legislation to make sure wage theft violators don’t receive government contracts.

When workers in Hanford workers began getting sick due to exposure to harmful vapors, Ferguson sued the Department of Energy for greater protections for those workers. He also worked closely with SEIU to protect worker information from wealthy extremist organizations, pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and a nation-leading law for financial assistance on hospital care.

SEIU 925 is proud to endorse Bob Ferguson for Governor!

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Denny Heck

SUPERINTENDANT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: Chris Reykdal for   www.chrisreykdal.org

As OSPI, he has worked to increase wages for classified staff in public schools, made sure 465,000 more kids had access to free lunch, and ensured that timber revenue returned to rural communities.

If re-elected,  he will focus on student mental health, fully funding education, and will make sure every student has access to a meal.

We are excited to support his campaign for re-election!

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: Patty Kuderer
STATE LANDS COMMISSIONER: Dave Upthegrove
STATE TREASURER: Mike Pellicciotti

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, Congressional District 6 (Tacoma, Bremerton, Kitsap): Emily Randall  www.electemilyrandall.com

As a State Senator for Legislative District 26, Randall has long been a partner to our union in Olympia on priorities like affordable housing, lowering healthcare costs, and raising wages for working people. In 2020, while schools were still reacting to the COVID pandemic, Randall and her team helped members in South Kitsap access the unemployment benefits they had earned. She will continue fighting to lower costs for working families, safeguard access to abortion, enhance healthcare, and improve education. 925 members are excited to see her run for this seat and proud to endorse her campaign!

STATE LEGISLATURE
1st Legislative District

    • State Representative, Position 1: Davina Duerr
    • State Representative, Position 2: Shelley Kloba
    • State Senator: Derek Stanford

    3rd Legislative District

      • State Representative, Position 1: Marcus Riccelli
      • State Representative, Position 2: Timm Ormsby

      5th Legislative District

        • State Representative, Position 1: Victoria Hunt

          Hunt is a climate scientist with two children in the Issaquah School District.  In Olympia, she plans to focus on affordable housing, climate resilience, and will work tirelessly to ensure our schools provide an excellent education and equitable opportunities for all.  SEIU 925 proudly endorses her campaign! https://victoriahunt.com

        • State Representative, Position 2: Lisa Callan
        • State Senator: Bill Ramos

        10th Legislative District

          • State Representative, Position 1: Clyde Shavers
          • State Representative, Position 2: Dave Paul
          • State Senator: Janet St. Clair
            St. Clair is a former teacher challenging the incumbent Senator to better represent working people in Olympia.  As Island County Commissioner, she worked to stop the closure of Whidbey Health, because rural communities like hers are losing access to quality health care. In Olympia, she will prioritize housing affordability, expanded access to quality health care, and continue her work to protect clean air and water, forests and farmland.  SEIU 925 is excited to support her campaign. https://www.janetforsenate.org/

          11th Legislative District

            • State Representative, Position 1: David Hackney
            • State Representative, Position 2: Steve Bergquist
            • State Senator: Bob Hasegawa

            14th Legislative District

            • State Representative, Position 1: Chelsea Dimas – 

              Chelsea Dimas is the Board Director for the Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the founder of the community-led organization RAICES. Members were impressed with her work for United Farm Workers, and her assistance with Ostrom mushroom workers to unionize. In Olympia, Dimas plans on fighting for rent stabilization, worker’s rights to a safe workplace with fair wages, and holding polluters accountable. 925 members are proud to endorse her campaign! www.chelseaforwa.com

            • State Representative, Position 2: Ana Ruiz Kennedy – 

              Ruiz Kennedy grew up in Guadalajara and Colima City, moving to Franklin County in 1998. With three kids in the Pasco School District, she volunteered on levy and bond campaigns and the Pasco School District Task Force. In her interview with us, Ruiz Kennedy committed to reducing housing costs for working families, increasing access to health care services, and creating more living wage jobs. SEIU 925 is excited to see her run and proud to endorse her campaign! www.anaruizkennedy.com

            • State Senator: Maria Beltran – 

              As the daughter of Teamsters, Beltran learned union values at young age, and was the first of her family to graduate from high school and college. Beltran worked as a community organizer in Yakima to elect pro-worker candidates up and down the ballot.As the next State Senator from the 14th LD, she will prioritize health care access, expand educational and economic opportunities for all, and a multi-pronged approach to adding more affordable housing in Washington state. Beltran will be a fighter for working families and SEIU 925 is excited to endorse her campaign! www.votemariabeltran.com

            18th Legislative District

              • State Representative, Position 1: John Zingale – 

                Zingale has spent more than a decade teaching public school in Vancouver, WA. Before becoming a teacher, he began his work and union career as an employee in a grocery store. In Olympia, Zingale will improve and invest in alternative career pathways, create incentives to build more affordable housing, and fix education funding. SEIU 925 is excited to support him and endorse his campaign! www.electjohnzingale.com

              • State Representative, Position 2: Deken Letinich

              21st Legislative District

              • State Representative, Position 1: Strom Peterson
              • State Representative, Position 2: Lillian Ortiz-Self

              22nd Legislative District

                • State Representative, Position 1: Beth Doglio
                • State Representative, Position 2: Lisa Parshley
                • State Senator:  Jessica Bateman

                23rd Legislative District

                • State Representative, Position 1: Tara Simmons
                • State Representative, Position 2: Greg Nance

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                26th Legislative District

                  • State Representative, Position 1: Tiffiny Mitchell

                    Mitchell is a former SEIU 503 and former state representative in Oregon, where she was a leader on progressive tax reform, paid family and medical leave, and education funding.  Now living in Washington, she is running to address housing and health care costs, and education funding, so that kids, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or what they look like are able to get an outstanding education.  SEIU 925 is excited to support a fellow SEIU member who will bring our values to Olympia! www.votetiffinymitchell.com 

                  • State Representative, Position 2: Adison Richards

                  27th Legislative District

                  • State Representative, Position 1: Laurie Jinkins
                  • State Representative, Position 2: Jake Fey

                  28th Legislative District

                  • State Representative, Position 2: Dan Bronoske
                  • State Senator: T’wina Nobles

                  29th Legislative District

                    • State Representative, Position 1: Melanie Morgan
                    • State Representative, Position 2: Sharlett Mena

                    30th Legislative District

                    • State Representative, Position 1: Jamila Taylor
                    • State Representative, Position 2: Kristine Reeves

                    32nd Legislative District

                      • State Representative, Position 1: Cindy Ryu
                      • State Representative, Position 2: Lauren Davis

                      33rd Legislative District

                      • State Representative, Position 1: Tina Orwall
                      • State Representative, Position 2: Mia Gregerson

                      34th Legislative District

                        • State Representative, Position 1: Emily Alvarado
                        • State Representative, Position 2: Joe Fitzgibbon

                        36th Legislative District

                        • State Representative, Position 1: Julia Reed 
                        • State Representative, Position 2: Liz Berry

                        37th Legislative District

                        • State Representative, Position 1: Sharon Tomiko Santos
                        • State Representative, Position 2: Chipalo Street

                        38th Legislative District

                        • State Representative, Position 1: Julio Cortes
                        • State Representative, Position 2: Mary Fosse

                        40th Legislative District

                          • State Representative, Position 1: Debra Lekanoff
                          • State Representative, Position 2: Alex Ramel
                          • State Senator: Liz Lovelett

                          41st Legislative District

                            • State Representative, Position 1: Tana Senn
                            • State Representative, Position 2: My-Linh Thai
                            • State Senator: Lisa Wellman

                            42nd Legislative District

                            • State Representative, Position 1: Alicia Rule
                            • State Representative, Position 2: Joe Timmons

                            43rd Legislative District

                              • State Representative, Position 1: Nicole Macri
                              • State Representative, Position 2: Shaun Scott

                              44th Legislative District

                              • State Representative, Position 1: April Berg
                              • State Representative, Position 2: Brandy Donaghy

                              45th Legislative District

                              • State Representative, Position 1: Roger Goodman

                              46th Legislative District

                                • State Representative, Position 1: Gerry Pollett
                                • State Representative, Position 2: Dariya Farivar

                                47th Legislative District

                                • State Representative, Position 2: Chris Stearns

                                48th Legislative District

                                • State Representative, Position 1: Vandana Slatter

                                49th Legislative District

                                  • State Representative, Position 2: Monica Jurado Stonier

                                  Island County

                                  • Commissioner: Marie Shimada

                                  Pierce County

                                  • Executive: Ryan Mello
                                  • Council Commissioner: Davida Haygood
                                  • Council Commissioner: Rodney Robinson

                                   Bob Ferguson has a long history of holding the powerful accountable. As Attorney General,he updated penalties for wage theft violations, criminally prosecuted violators, and barred them from receiving government contracts.

                                  When Hanford workers got sick from exposure to harmful vapors, Ferguson sued the Department of Energy for greater protections. He also worked closely with SEIU to protect worker information from wealthy extremist organizations, to pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and on a nation-leading law for financial assistance on hospital care.

                                   As a State Senator for Legislative District 26, Randall has long been a partner to our union in Olympia on priorities like affordable housing, lowering healthcare costs, and raising wages for working people. In 2020, while schools were still reacting to the COVID pandemic, Randall and her team helped members in South Kitsap access the unemployment benefits they had earned. She will continue fighting to lower costs for working families, safeguard access to abortion, enhance healthcare, and improve education.