Our Endorsed Democratic Candidates 2022
Patty Murray - US Senate
First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Patty Murray was the first woman to represent Washington State in the Senate. Patty sits on a variety of committees that include: Health Educations Labor & Pensions Committee (HELP), Appropriations, Budget, and Veteran’s Affairs. Patty is the Ranking member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. She also serves on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, the Transportation, House and Urban Development and Related Agencies, the Defense Subcommittee, and the Homeland Security Subcommittee. Patty was initially elected to the Senate in 1992, and was then reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010.
Senator Patty Murray website: https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/home
Email Senator Murray
D.C. Phone: 202-224-2621
Suzan DelBene - US House of Representatives- Washington State 1st Congressional Dist.
Joined Congress 2012. Currently a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, The Select Committee Revenue Measures, House Trade Committee, House Oversight Committee, and the Modernization of Congress Committee. Previously Suzan had directed the Washington State Department of Revenue, and prior had worked for Microsoft.
Suzan DelBene website: https://delbene.house.gov/
Suzan DelBene Contact info: https://delbene.house.gov/contact/
Washington DC phone: (202)-225-6311
Mount Vernon, WA. office: (360) 416-7879
Rick Larsen - US House Of Representatives -Washington State 2nd Congressional District
Rick Larsen, who hails from Snohomish County, Washington, was first elected to Congress to represent the 2nd CD in 2000 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. The 2nd Congressional District includes portions of Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. It also includes all of Island and San Juan counties. Rick currently serves on the House Armed Services committee and the House Transportation Committee and is the Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee. Rick is also the co-chair of the House US-China Working Group.
2nd Congressional District Representative Rick Larsen’s website: https://larsen.house.gov/
Contact Representative Rick Larsen: https://larsen.house.gov/contact-rick
D.C. Phone: 202-225-2605
Everett Phone: 425-252-3188
Kim Schrier - Washington State Congressional District 8
I am honored to represent families throughout Washington’s 8th Congressional District. These are the families I had the pleasure of serving for the past 20 years as a pediatrician in Issaquah, and I know how to listen. I look at the issues facing our district as a scientist, doctor, and parent, with an eye towards making sure that the patients I cared for have access to great, affordable healthcare, clean air and water, an excellent public education, and a shot at the American Dream. I am not a slick career politician. I am a pediatrician, a wife, and a mom who is excited to bring some basic common sense to Congress.
Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress - https://www.drkimschrier.com/
PO box 2728
Issaquah WA 98027
Steve Hobbs - Washington State Secretary of State
Steve Hobbs, appointed as Washington State Secretary of State in 2021, Steve is a Lieutenant Colonel is the Washington Army National Guard. As Washington’s 16th Secretary of State, Steve Hobbs works to ensure every eligible Washingtonian’s voice is heard in secure, accessible elections.
Thanks to bipartisan support from state lawmakers, Hobbs is enacting plans to increase the cybersecurity readiness of our state and 39 counties, combat malicious disinformation, and concentrate voter-education programs to reach young voters, voters with disabilities, non-English-speaking voters, new state residents, and voters in tribal and underserved communities.
Steve Hobbs campaign website: https://www.electhobbs.com/ Contact email: [email protected] Phone 360-322-4637
Dave Paul - WA St. 10th Leg. Dist. House Representative.
Dave Paul from Whidbey Island was first elected to the Washington State House of Representative in 2018 and currently serves on the Transportation, College & workforce Development, and the Education committees. He was reelected in 2020.
Email: [email protected]
Toll-free Hotline (800-562-6000 or for TTY / hearing impaired, 800-635-9993)
Direct line: 360-786-7914
Dave Paul’s 10 Legislative District website: https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/paul/
Contact Dave Paul: https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/paul/contact/ [email protected]
Clyde Shavers - Washington State 10th Legislative District Candidate
Clyde Shavers is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and U.S. Navy Veteran, non-profit leader and volunteer, and environmental law advocate. As the son of a police officer and U.S. Marine, Clyde grew up in Washington in a family dedicated to public service. "We need Veteran leaders who fight for our shared American values and defend our freedoms – and who care deeply about affordable housing, quality care for our seniors and Veterans, good education for our children, sustainable fishing and farming, and a healthier environment." -Clyde Shavers
Elect Clyde Shavers P.O. Box 24 Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
Mary Yu - Washington State Supreme Court Pos 1 Justice
Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court since 2014
Trial court judge for 14 years on the King County Superior Court
Co-Chair of the WA Supreme Court Rules Committee
Chair of the Public Trust and Confidence Committee, Board for Judicial Administration
Co-Chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission
Distinguished Jurist in Residence and Instructor at Seattle University School of Law
Co-Chair of the Leadership Institute of the University of Washington and Washington State Bar Association
2022 Loren Miller Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award
2022 QLaw Bar Association President's Award
2021 Seattle University School of Law established the Justice Mary I. Yu Endowed Scholarship
2020 Latina/o Bar Association of Washington CZ Smith Trailblazer Award
2019 Crosscut Courage in Elected Office Award
2019 Established Leader Pride Award, City of Seattle
2018 Voice of Social Justice Award from the Greater Seattle Business Association
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Northwest Asian Weekly
2016 Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2016 Imagine Justice Award from Columbia Legal Services
2016 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
2016 Seattle Women's Pride, Luminary Award
Paid for by Retain Justice Mary Yu
P.O. Box 21961
Seattle, WA 98111
Email: [email protected]
Barbara Madson - Washington State Supreme Court Justice
On November 5, 2009, Barbara Madsen was unanimously elected by her peers to serve as Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. She was sworn in as Chief Justice on January 11, 2010, replacing retiring Chief Justice Gerry L. Alexander. She served two terms as Chief Justice, the second longest serving in Washington state history.
Madsen is a native of Renton, Washington, and graduated from Hazen High School. In 1974, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. In 1977, she earned her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law. After completing law school, Madsen worked as a public defender in King County and Snohomish County. In 1982, she joined the Seattle City Attorney's Office and was appointed Special Prosecutor in 1984. Seattle Mayor Charles Royer appointed Madsen in 1988 to the Seattle Municipal Court bench. After serving as the Presiding Judge of the Seattle Municipal Court, she ran for the Washington Supreme Court in 1992 to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Fred H. Dore.
Paid For By: Friends of Barbara Madsen
PO Box 9100 Seattle, WA, 98109
Email: [email protected]
Helen Whitener - Washington State Supreme Court Justice
Justice Whitener is a national leader on access to justice issues and is often invited to speak to organizations locally, nationally, and internationally on human rights and the responsibility of the judiciary to ensure the right of all who appear before the court to be treated with dignity and respect in judicial proceedings.
Born and raised in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Justice Whitener earned her B.A. degree in Business Administration and International Marketing from Baruch College, New York, and received her J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. Justice Whitener lives in Pierce County with her wife, attorney Lynn Rainey (CSM-US Army Ret).
Chair WA state’s Annual Judicial Conference Planning Committee
Appellate Court Representative to the Washington Supreme Court Interpreter Commission
Former co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission
Serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of LGBT (IALGBT) Judges
Serves on the Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee (OCLA)
International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), member
Nation Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), member
American Judges Association, member
Former Chair of the Superior Court Judges’ Association–Equity and Fairness Committee
Washington Women Lawyers, judicial member
Advisory Council for the QLAW Association of Washington, judicial member
Address: PO Box 23037
Seattle, WA 98102
Email: [email protected]
Jenifer Howson - Skagit County District Court Judge
Jennifer Rancourt - Snohomish County District Court Judge
- Education: Juris Doctorate with honors, University of Washington, 2000; B.A. magna cum laude, Western Washington University 1997
- Elected offices sought: Snohomish County District Court, Cascade Division
- Community involvement: Rotary of Everett; board member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County; associate board member Camp Fire of Snohomish County; chair, Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board
- I will bring the experience, compassion and work ethic that our community expects. As a trial attorney with 17 years of experience, I have tried cases ranging from drug possession to first-degree murder. I have a strong understanding of Washington state law, courtroom procedure and the rules of evidence. I also have extensive experience as a neutral decision-maker, having served as a judge pro tem in the cities of Marysville and Everett since 2009, and as a member of the Governor's Clemency and Pardons Board since 2011.
- In both of those roles, I have managed large court calendars and made difficult decisions. I consistently treat litigants with dignity and respect, and insure all parties are given a full and fair opportunity to be heard. I bring the compassion and understanding necessary to help our citizens solve problems. As a public defender, I have assisted those in crisis, and gained insights into a broad range of human experiences. Finally, I will bring the strong work ethic that we should expect of our elected officials. I have always worked hard to obtain my goals, going back to my days working in a salmon cannery to pay my way through college. My work ethic cannot be questioned, both in my legal career and in my dedication to community service.
- Campaign website: ElectRancourt.com
P.O. Box 27113
Seattle, WA 98165
Email: [email protected]
JANET ST CLAIR - ISLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 3
Janet St Clair represents District 3, which encompasses Whidbey Island north of Oak Harbor and all of Camano Island. Janet was elected to office in 2018 after a distinguished career in non-profits including executive roles.
The Mission Statement for the Board of Island County Commissioners is “Quality Services for a Quality Life”. The Guiding Principles include the following:
Provide for the long term health and safety of the people, the economy and our natural resources
Assure customer service & promote operational excellence and efficiencies of Island County
Promote active participation in government
Fulfill our constitutional responsibilities, holding ourselves to a high standard of accountability, transparency, ethics and fairness
Maintain agricultural & recreational opportunities while strengthening our economic vitality
Commissioner Janet St Clair website: https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Commissioners/Pages/district3.aspx
Contact Commissioner Janet St Clair: [email protected]
Janet St Clair campaign website: JanetStClair.com
370 NE Camano Dr Ste 5-214
Camano Island, Wa. 98282
Campaign Email: [email protected]
Campaign Phone: 360-445-1309
Commissioner's Office Phone Whidbey: 360-679-7354, Camano: 360-387-3443 x8264
Melissa Beaton - Skagit County Clerk
I am a lifelong Skagit County resident raised in Burlington and have made my home in Mount Vernon. At the age of 17, I began working as an errand person for Bannister, Bruhn & Clark, a local law firm. My career in public service began in 1998 as a receptionist for Skagit County Superior Court then working my way up to Superior Court Manager before leaving to become County Clerk. I currently have the honor of serving as your Skagit County Clerk and am running for re-election to continue my service.
Outside of work, I am active in my community. I am a proud Skagit Rotarian serving as the Club’s first female president in 2018. I was a member of the Skagit Valley YMCA Board of Directors for 8 years and part of the leadership that brought our new facility to the community.
For a number of years while my children were in school I held the position of Board Secretary for Immaculate Conception Regional School Commission. I also served on the Citizens Advisory and Facilities Planning Committees for the Mount Vernon School District. I have participated on a number of hiring board panels for the Civil Service Commission.
I also have the privilege of serving on Mount Vernon City Council. Since joining Council, I have graduated from Mount Vernon Police Department’s Citizens Academy, attended Fire Ops 101, served as mayor pro tem, the voting rights committee, chaired our Public Safety committee and am currently chair of Development Services committee.
I am married, have three daughters, a son, two grandsons and can’t forget about our family dog, Larry David. I enjoy being outdoors hiking, working in our yard and working out at the YMCA.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me. I would be honored and humbled to receive your vote.
3906 Foxglove Circle
Mount Vernon, WA 98273