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2016 Endorsements

2016 General Election Edorsements - Mail your ballots by November 8, 2016!

President/Vice President: Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine   (Facebook)

U.S. Senator: Patty Murray (Facebook)
7th Congressional Dist: Brady Walkinshaw (Facebook)
9th Congressional Dist: Adam Smith (Facebook)

Governor: Jay Inslee (Facebook)
Lieutenant Governor: Cyrus Habib (Facebook)
State Attorney General: Bob Ferguson (Facebook)
State Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kriedler (Facebook)
Secretary of State: Tina Podlodowski (Facebook)
State Treasurer: No endorsement
State Auditor: Pat McCarthy (Facebook)
State Public Lands Commissioner: Hilary Franz (Facebook)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Erin Jones (Facebook)
State Supreme Court (Pos 1): Mary Yu (Facebook)
State Supreme Court (Pos 5): Barbara Madsen (Facebook)
State Supreme Court (Pos 6): Charlie Wiggins (Facebook)

43rd Legislative Dist (Pos 1): Nicole Macri (Facebook)
43rd Legislative Dist (Pos 2): Frank Chopp (Facebook)

King Cty Superior Court (Pos 14) Nicole A. Gaines Phelps (Facebook)
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 26) David S. Keenan (Facebook)
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 31) Helen L. Halpert (Facebook)
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 28) Johanna Bender (Facebook)
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 41) Matthew Williams
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 44): Cathy Moore (Facebook)
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 52) Anthony David Gipe (Facebook)
King Cty Superior Court (Pos 53) Marianne Spearman
King Cty District Court (Dst. W, Pos 1) Lisa Paglisotti
King Cty District Court (Dst. W, Pos 4) Gregg Hirakawa

Constitutional Admentment: SJR 8210 (Shortens time for redistricting reports) - Yes
Advisory Measure 14 (HB2768 Dental insurance premium tax) - Maintain
Advisory Measure 15 (HB2778 Extending tax break for clean energy cars) - Maintain

Initiative 732 (Carbon tax) - No position
Initiative 735 (WAMEND - Proposed admendment to the federal constitution) - Yes
Initiative 1433 (Raise the minimum wage) - Yes
Initiative 1464 (Elections and lobbying accountability of Washington) - No position
Initiative 1491 (Extreme risk protection) - Yes
Initiative 1501 (Concerns seniors and vulnerable individual protection) - Yes

Sound Transit 3 - Yes
King County Charter Admendment 1 (Nonpartisan prosecuting attorney) -  No position
King County Charter Admendment 2 (adopting gender-neutral language) - Yes
Initiative 124 - Yes

2016 Primary Election Edorsements (Primary Election held on Aug. 2, 2016)

U.S. Senator: Patty Murray (Facebook)
7th Congressional Dist: Brady Walkinshaw (Facebook)
9th Congressional Dist: Adam Smith (Facebook)

Governor: Jay Inslee (Facebook)
Lieutenant Governor: Cyrus Habib (Facebook)
State Attorney General: Bob Ferguson (Facebook)
State Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kriedler (Facebook)
Secretary of State: Tina Podlodowski (Facebook)
State Treasurer: John Paul Comerford (Facebook)
State Auditor: Jeff Sprung (Facebook)
State Public Lands Commissioner: Hilary Franz (Facebook)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Erin Jones (Facebook)
State Supreme Court (Pos 1): Mary Yu (Facebook)
State Supreme Court (Pos 5): Barbara Madsen (Facebook)
State Supreme Court (Pos 6): Charlie Wiggins (Facebook)

43rd Legislative Dist (Pos 1): Nicole Macri (Facebook)
43rd Legislative Dist (Pos 2): Frank Chopp (Facebook)

King Cty Superior Court (Pos 44): Cathy Moore (Facebook)

I-1491 (Extreme Risk Protection Orders): YES
I-1433 (Raise Minimum Wage): YES
I-1515 (Repeal Non-Discrimination Protections): NO
Prop 1 (Housing Levy): YES
I-123 (Alaskan Way Elevated Park): NO

 


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