Declared 2020 Candidates / 10th Legislative District


Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

Helen Price Johnson

Helen Price-Johnson
WA St Senate 10th Legislative District

Helen Price-Johnson grew up on Whidbey Island, graduating from Langley High School and then earning a degree from Mills College in Administration and Legal Processes.  She and her husband Dave raised their four children on Whidbey Island, and she is a third generation small business owner on the island.

Helen has spent her adult life in service to her community, and was recognized for this service by being named a Home Town Hero by the South Whidbey Record in 2004.  As a twice-elected Board Member of the South Whidbey School District – from 2001 through 2008 – she represented the board on legislative issues at the state and federal level, and served for four years as board liaison to the Community Engagement Team for South Whidbey Schools. In 2007 the South Whidbey School Board earned the distinction of being named a Washington State School Board of the Year.

Helen serves on the Board of Directors of the Whidbey Community Foundation, and has been a longtime community volunteer with the South Whidbey PTA, the League of Women Voters, the South Whidbey Home Builders Association, the South Whidbey Historical Society, and South Whidbey Youth Soccer. The Langley Middle School PTSA gave her their highest honor, a Golden Acorn Award, in 1999.  She is a member of the Clinton Community Club, Civility First, and a board member of the Mobile Turkey Unit.  She served for 20 years as a Youth Leader at Langley United Methodist Church.

Helen is the past president of the Washington State Association of Counties. She has worked with Republican and Democratic county commissioners from across the state to address local government concerns, and will continue to work to support local communities and local government as a member of the Washington State Senate.

Helen Price-Johnson, State Senate 10th Legislative District   
P.O. Box 112 Clinton, WA 98236

Committee to Elect Helen Price Johnson (D) | 360-391-0487



Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

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Dave Paul - WA State
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Dave Paul is a longtime educator and champion for children, public schools, active military and veterans, sustainable economic growth, the environment, and the protection of women’s, LGBTQ, and minority rights.

For the last 10 years, Dave has served our community at Skagit Valley College. Currently, he serves as a vice president at the college. During his time there, he’s demonstrated strong leadership by managing a staff of 80 employees, serving 5600 students, and overseeing state, grant and student budgets of $5.5 million.

Giving all members of the community the opportunity to achieve their potential has always been a priority with Dave. He works with Vets, first-generation students, DREAMers, students with disabilities, displaced homemakers, and non-traditional students throughout Skagit and Island counties on a daily basis to further their education and find jobs that pay living wages. Some accomplishments of Dave’s tenure.

Friends of Dave Paul. PO Box 387, Oak Harbor, WA  98277







Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

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Angie Homola

WA State 10th Legislative District Representative: Position 1

Angie and her family moved to Oak Harbor in 1997 where her children attended public schools and her husband served as a naval aviator at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Angie’s decades long volunteer services include: teaching enrichment courses to school children, donating fresh vegetables from her garden to food banks, building sets for local theaters, and Chairing a scholarship committee that helps young women achieve a higher education. During the past four legislative sessions Angie helped move bills that protect wild salmon fisheries, reduce climate change, promote affordable housing, and improve social justice.

As an architect and former carpenter, laborer, and machinist, Angie doesn’t just understand the policies needed to ensure smart land-use planning; she’s helped build affordable housing, and she founded an environmental nonprofit.  

“I have a proven track record of getting things done for the common good by fighting for what is right vs. settling for what is easy. That’s how I collaboratively brought transparency to Island County government, reduced expenses to balance the budget during the Great Recession, significantly improved services to indigent veterans, maintained senior and mental healthcare services, protected the environment, and enhanced local job opportunities. To help Island County pay for necessary but non-mandated services I donated $30,000 of my salary.

Top Three of Many Priorities:

  • Affordable housing and housing the homeless
  • Environmental protections and action on climate change
  • Public and mental healthcare - ending opioid and heroin addiction

I am confident that my experience and qualifications make me the right candidate to represent working families, protect our quality of life, and stand up to unethical efforts to undermine democracy.  I will bring energy, compassion, and effectiveness to this office; and would be honored to serve you in Olympia.”

Learn more about Angie Homola and share your concerns and ideas at:

Angie for All - P.O. Box 955 Oak Harbor, WA 98277





Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

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Melanie Bacon - Island County Commissioner District 1

Island County Human Resources Director Melanie Bacon has announced that she will run for the Island County Commissioner District 1 seat in the 2020 election, as a Democrat. District 1 is the South Whidbey seat currently held by Helen Price-Johnson, who is running for State Senate in 2020.

Bacon wants to continue the forward movement established by Price-Johnson and other community leaders. “Each day I witness the cooperative work of the current Board of Island County Commissioners,” she said, “and I am determined to maintain and encourage that important bipartisan effort to benefit everyone who calls Whidbey or Camano Island their home.”

During her nine years at the County, Bacon has worked intimately with all of the elected officials and eight different county commissioners, thus giving her a good grasp on vital citizen issues. “As a citizen and a county staff leader I have a good sense of what matters to people. As County Commissioner I will focus on wisely managing Island County growth, on environmental common sense, smart and citizen-friendly government, and on secure public transportation options and solutions to ferry line and bridge congestion.”

In her role as Human Resources Director for the county, Bacon serves offices held by both Democratic and Republican elected officials. It’s been critical in her position to have everyone’s trust. “It’s always been important to me to be seen as nonbiased and that will not change.”

Bacon has a diverse and extensive background in business and public service. She is a U.S. Army military intelligence veteran, has been a consultant to tribal governments, been a community activist as a NOW leader, was founding member of an educational endowment foundation, worked to re-energize a decaying downtown, served as a prison chaplain, served on the board of a domestic violence shelter, and was chair of a planning commission and zoning board responsible for the 10-year plan that guided her city’s growth while it was the fastest-growing region in Minnesota. She is also a novelist, and Island County residents may know her from her music and theater work with WICA and the Whidbey Island Playhouse.

Melanie Bacon for County Commissioner District 1

P.O Box 1530

Coupeville, WA, 98239




Endorsed by 10th LD Democrats

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Mark Lundsten

Skagit County Commissioner Position 1

I will bring a fresh perspective to Skagit County, along with years of experience and a record of creating solutions that work - environmentally, socially, and economically.

Since 2017, I have deliberated Skagit issues firsthand as a County Planning Commissioner. Prior to that, as a politically active commercial fisherman in Alaska, I learned how to collaborate to create successful policies, and I learned how good conservation is good business.

Now, Skagit County’s multiple water issues need attention as snowpacks shrink and sea levels rise in our changing climate. These problems won’t solve themselves. They require well-debated, scientifically based plans and transparent decisions.

We need a more coordinated, regional plan to address our shortage of affordable housing. Those who work here should be able to live here, and we can’t have suburbs across the county. 

As our economy recovers from COVID-19, we also must address its effects on mental illness and drug abuse. Our social health is essential to our economic health.

This is my family’s home, and we love it here. I have a record of success solving problems, and I bring confidence to the job. As County Commissioner, I will work for you, and with you.

Lundsten for Skagit
PO Box 574
Anacortes, WA 98221


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