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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Scott McMullen -

WA State 10th Legislative District Representative: Position 1 

Scott McMullen is a firefighter, veteran, and proud union member. He is committed to working on issues that will help working families get ahead, better educate our students, create living wage jobs, and protect our quality of life.

He is an active community member having volunteered with YMCA Children's Programs, Boys Scouts of America, Jefferson Elementary Parents Group, and as a volunteer firefighter. He's also an active member at Immaculate Conception Church.

Scott retired from the US Air Force and Air Force reserves after 26 years as a Fire Battalion Chief. He currently works at the Boeing Company as a firefighter/EMT.

Served on Mount Vernon City Council for 8 years, serving as Chair of the Public Safety and Parks and Recreation Committees

Member, Washington State Council of Firefighters

Member, Non-Commissioned Officers Association

Member, Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon

Member, Immaculate Conception Church

Past Secretary/Treasurer, International Association of Firefighters Local I-66

Past Board Member, Skagit County Community Action Agency

Past Member, Skagit County Law and Justice Committee

Past Director, Skagit Transit Board

Past Member, Mount Vernon Fire Dept Master Plan Committee

 Citizens to Elect Scott McMullen | PO Box 1812 Mount Vernon, WA 98273




Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

Suzanne Woodard

Suzanne Woodard -

WA State 10th Legislative District Representative: Position 1


Suzanne Woodard is a 38-year neonatal nurse, educator, and mom. As a nurse for three decades, Suzanne has worked in local hospitals delivering thousands of babies, and caring for new moms, military families, and seniors through the north Puget Sound region.

“Healthcare will be prominent feature of my candidacy. I vow to use my knowledge of medical access, healthcare standards and experience working within the corporate medical systems to benefit our community. I speak the language! Priorities will include protecting our vulnerable members from loss of benefits and work diligently to increase the resources all of our community needs to be healthy and well!

Suzanne is a strong supporter of K-12 and secondary education.  Quality education is the answer to enhancing our community and continuing the work towards improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods, our communities and our world. I have a keen interest in investigating and exploring some non-traditional educational pathways in our legislative district for secondary students such as mentorships, apprenticeships and trade programs.

In regards to local infrastructure our roads, bridges, highways and ferries are suffering and it can make community traffic cumbersome. It’s time to think of some new ideas and options to positively impact our commute and long-term environmental concerns.”

Campaign: Friends of Suzanne Woodard

4801 Deer Lake Road #1169

Clinton, WA, 98236

Phone: (206) 745-2010






Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

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Ivan Lewis

WA State 10th Legislative District Representative: Position 1


Ivan Lewis is a self-educated entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in early childhood education and educational enrichment. He now co-owns the math and reading learning center he has spent the last ten years managing in Mukilteo.

In his youth, Ivan was heavily involved in Scouts, where he grew a love for the outdoors and a passion for service to others. He was awarded the Medal of Merit as a young teen and went on to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. He was active with scouting’s honor society serving as Lodge Chief for a number of years and was honored with the prestigious Founders’ award. Currently Ivan is an active volunteer in the Coupeville Cub Scout Pack where his oldest two kids are scouts.

Ivan continued his passion for serving his community by becoming a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Snohomish County where he met his partner. He responded to emergency calls in his community for five years before leaving in order to start a family.

Ivan has a deep set belief that politicians should be beholden to the hard working people of his community; not to corporations, special interests and lobbyists. He has been active in the Democratic party as a grassroots activist, as a PCO and as a former chair of a Democratic Local Party Organization. 

A father of four, Ivan resides in Coupeville on Whidbey Island where he is working on establishing a small hobby farm with his wife and family.

Campaign: Friends of Ivan Lewis

PO Box 433

Greenbank, WA 98253

Phone: 425-232-3370






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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Nathan Howard -  Island County Commissioner District 1

Nathan is passionate about making local government more effective. He has the
experience and know-how to tackle our biggest challenges, so we can build an even better place to live, work, and visit!

Nathan’s plan for Island County is to:
● Create Local Jobs in a Robust, Diverse Economy
● Invest in Sound Infrastructure
● Modernize Our Government to Better Serve the Community and Support Workers
● Preserve and Strengthen our Vibrant Communities
● Rational Environmental Conservation
● Bring More Civility and Civil Discourse to Local Politics

Nathan lives in Coupeville with his wife and four young children. He has worked in government for the last 14 years at the national, regional, and local levels. He worked for Island County as a long-range planner and during that time served as the AFSCME Local 1845 Union President, successfully negotiating two union contracts. Nathan is a combat veteran, having honorably served two tours in Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. He currently is a transportation planner for Snohomish County, working to make the county more walkable and bikeable. Nathan attended the University of Washington where he earned degrees in community engagement and facilitation, and infrastructure planning and management. Nathan is an active part of the Coupeville community, volunteering regularly for local organizations.

To learn more about Nathan and his platform, please visit

Committee to Elect Nathan Howard
PO Box 1114
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone: (360) 390-4660


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




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Chris Reed - Island County Commissioner District 2

Chris Reed, who owns Barnavit Industries in Oak Harbor, said he decided to run for office to solve problems that he sees “instead of complaining about it on Facebook.”

The lifelong Whidbey Island resident said he hopes to focus on de-regulating small businesses, homelessness and the opioid crisis.

He grew up in Greenbank, graduated from Coupeville High School, lived in Freeland and moved to Oak Harbor in 2015.

Reed said his low-income background and history of working blue-collar jobs instilled a work ethic that would serve him well as commissioner.

“I’m not establishment,” he said. “I’m a worker bee.”

He’s held a variety of jobs, including changing oil, mowing lawns, working on assembly lines, serving as labor foreman and is now running a commercial lawn care business.

He lives in the city with his wife Jessica, son Gabriel, 13, and his elderly mother. After a lifetime of manual labor, he said recent injuries caused him to consider other careers. Within the last few years, he started reading and absorbing information about policy and politics in the U.S.

He said he’s willing to work with people of all political leanings and opinions to find solutions, and he believes there could be more partnership with the Navy to address housing and jet noise concerns.

He also wants to elevate the voices of community members to get their ideas to state and federal leaders.

“I’m the kind of guy that will walk around all day and talk to these people,” he said.


1773 SW Tahoe St.  Oak Harbor, WA. 98277



Endorsed by the 10th LD Democrats

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 Fe Mischo

Island County Commissioner District 2

My name is Stephenie (Fe) Mischo and I am running for Island County Commissioner District 2.  My work as an early childhood education advocate has taken me to Olympia and Washington DC to fight for my children and working families. I am a mother, military spouse, and proud resident of Oak Harbor. My experience working on state and national policies and as a local volunteer have helped me to realize that now is the time to use my knowledge and skills to further benefit our county. The work that I have done locally allows me to see and experience first-hand the struggles faced by our community and its residents. Over the last five years I have focused my efforts on those most vulnerable from children to our elderly. I’ve worked for the homeless and those affected by family violence. The strength of all those working to overcome adversity has inspired and given me hope. I envision a bright future for our county, where community and government work together so all benefit. I will invest in our residents, our environment, and our community, striving to create and sustain workforce housing, develop and implement sources of renewable energy and offer wrap around services for those struggling with mental and behavioral health.   

P.O. Box 2568
Oak Harbor, WA, 98277
Phone: (206) 682-7328

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