Endorsements

How We Make Endorsements

No workforce has more at stake in decisions made by elected officials. That’s why we support candidates and issues that support public workers.
  • Union members decide who our union endorses by interviewing and evaluating candidates.
  • We don’t tell members who to vote for; instead, we tell members which candidates are better on state employee issues.
  • We focus on what unites us: wages, benefits, job security, working conditions, outsourcing, and collective bargaining.

WFSE 2022 Races and Initiatives

* Endorsed by Washington State Labor Council (Note: In some races, WSLC has made dual endorsements. Please view their full endorsements here.) 

FEDERAL OFFICES
US Senator: Patty Murray*
US Rep CD 1: Suzan DelBene*
US Rep CD 2: Rick Larsen*
US Rep CD 6: Derek Kilmer*
US Rep CD 7: Pramila Jayapal*
US Rep CD 8: Kim Schrier*
US Rep CD 9: Adam Smith*
US Rep CD 10: Marilyn Strickland*

STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICES
Secretary of State: Steve Hobbs* 

STATE SUPREME COURT
Pos. 1: Mary Yu*
Pos. 5: Barbara Madsen*
Pos. 6: Helen Whitener*

STATE LEGISLATURE

LD/Position

Endorsement

LD 1

House 1

Davina Duerr*

 

LD 1

House 2

Shelley Kloba*

 

LD 3

House 1

Marcus Riccelli*

 

LD 3

House 2

Timm Ormsby*

 

LD 5

House 1

Bill Ramos*

 

LD 5

House 2

Lisa Callan*

 

LD 6

Senate

Jeff Holy*

 

LD 6

House 1

Mike Volz*

 

LD 10

House 2

Dave Paul*

 

LD 11

House 2

Steve Bergquist*

 

LD 16

House 2

Skyler Rude*

 

LD 17

House 2

Paul Harris*

 

LD 21

Senate

Marko Liias*

 

LD 21

House 1

Strom Peterson*

 

LD 21

House 2

Lillian Ortiz-Self*

 

LD 22

House 1

Beth Doglio*

 

LD 22

House 2

Jessica Bateman*

 

LD 23

House 1

Tarra Simmons*

 

LD 23

House 2

Drew Hansen*

 

LD 24

House 1

Mike Chapman*

 

LD 24

House 2

Steve Tharinger*

 

LD 26

Senate

Emily Randall*

 

LD 27

Senate

Yasmin Trudeau*

(appointee)

LD 27

House 1

Laurie Jinkins*

 

LD 27

House 2

Jake Fey*

 

LD 28

House 1

Mari Leavitt*

 

LD 28

House 2

Dan Bronoske*

 

LD 29

Senate

Steve Conway*

 

LD 29

House 1

Melanie Morgan*

 

LD 29

House 2

Sharlett Mena*

LD 30

Senate

Claire Wilson*

 

LD 30

House 1

Jamila Taylor*

 

LD 30

House 2

Kristine Reeves*

LD 31

Senate

Chris Vance*

LD 31

House 2

Eric Robertson

 

LD 32

Senate

Jesse Salomon 

LD 32

House 1

Cindy Ryu*

 

LD 32

House 2

Lauren Davis*

 

LD 33

Senate

Karen Keiser*

 

LD 33

House 1

Tina Orwall*

 

LD 33

House 2

Mia Gregerson*

 

LD 34

Senate

Joe Nguyen*

 

LD 34

House 1

Leah Griffin

 

LD 34

House 2

Joe Fitzgibbon*

 

LD 35

Senate

Drew MacEwen

 

LD 35

House 1

Dan Griffey

 

LD 36

Senate

Noel Frame*

LD 36

House 1

Jeff Manson*

LD 36

House 2

Liz Berry*

 

LD 37

Senate

Rebecca Saldana*

 

LD 37

House 1

Sharon Tomiko Santos*

LD 37

House 2

Chipalo Street 

LD 38

Senate

June Robinson*

 

LD 38

House 1

Julio Cortes*

LD 38

House 2

Mary Fosse*

LD 40

House 1

Debra Lekanoff*

 

LD 40

House 2

Alex Ramel*

 

LD 41

House 1

Tana Senn*

 

LD 41

House 2

My-Linh Thai*

 

LD 42

Senate

Sharon Shewmake*

LD 42

House 1

Alicia Rule*

 

LD 43

Senate

Jamie Pedersen*

 

LD 43

House 1

Nicole Macri*

 

LD 43

House 2

Frank Chopp*

 

LD 44

Senate

John Lovick*

(appointee)

LD 44

House 1

Brandy Donaghy*

(appointee)

LD 44

House 2

April Berg*

 

LD 45

Senate

Manka Dhingra*

 

LD 45

House 1

Roger Goodman*

 

LD 45

House 2

Larry Springer*

 

LD 46

Senate

Javier Valdez*

LD 46

House 1

Gerry Pollet*

 

LD 47

House 1

Debra Entenman*

 

LD 47

House 2

Shukri Olow*

LD 48

Senate

Patty Kuderer*

 

LD 48

House 1

Vandana Slatter*

 

LD 48

House 2

Amy Walen*

 

LD 49

House 1

Sharon Wylie*

 

LD 49

House 2

Monica Stonier*