Life Issues / Family Ethics Political Action Committee of Southwest Washington

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016 NWPC Primary Endorsements:



Robin Fleming
Superintendent of Public Instruction

Robin Fleming has long promoted the welfare and rights of women and girls in her work as a school nurse, as well as in her personal activities. She partnered with Planned Parenthood to implement a peer health education program at Franklin High School, developing female leaders and highlighting issues of dating violence. She has worked with girls to offset the media messages of unrealistic body images, and promoted HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer in girls and women.

Robin was awarded the Aubrey Davis Progressive Leadership Award from the Economic Opportunity Institute for helping to implement paid sick and safe leave in Seattle. This has particularly important effects on protecting women from violence and also for mothers who must take time off work to tend to a sick child.


Senator Karen Fraser
Lieutenant Governor

Sen. Karen Fraser has a strong record of public service in Washington State. She has served at several levels of Government, including as Mayor of Lacey, and as the state Representative and Senator for the 22nd District, Thurston County. As one of the senior members of the Senate, and as the Senate Democratic Caucus Chair, Karen has the experience to be the first female Lieutenant Governor in Washington state. Karen has been a champion for the rights of women, and was an original champion for the Equal Rights Amendment. She wants to serve as Lt. Governor so she can bring her experience with governance when presiding over the Senate in a fair and ethical manner.

Karen has been a champion for the rights of women, and was an original champion for the Equal Rights Amendment. She wants to serve as Lt. Governor so she can bring her experience with governance when presiding over the Senate in a fair and ethical manner.


Erin Jones
Superintendent of Public Instruction

Erin Jones is running to be the next Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington state. She plans to bring her 20+ years of experience as an educator, substitute teacher, instructional coach, and Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction to the office to serve students in Washington state effectively.

Erin is running to advocate for equitable education of Washington’s students at all levels of government. She wants to make sure education in our state is well-funded, so that no student is left behind because they did not get the resources to succeed. Erin is committed to serving as a mentor for young people, especially young women, who want to pursue education and more.


Pierce County Executive, Pat McCarthy
State Auditor

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy was the first woman to be elected Pierce County Executive. Since her election, Executive McCarthy has managed a county government with more than 3,000 employees. She previously served as Pierce County Auditor and was honored as the 2005 Washington State Auditor of the Year.

In 1975, Pat joined a small group of women in a cramped room at the top of the Tacoma YWCA to form a support group for victims of rape. They called themselves “Rape Relief”. The group eventually created an organization with a board, which became the foundation for the Pierce County Sexual Assault Center. Pat served on the Board of Directors for several years and is an emeritus member of the group today.

As State Auditor, Pat hopes to serve the people of Washington with the accountability, transparency, and integrity she has brought to every office she has been elected to in her career.


Tina Podlodowski
Secretary of State

Tina Podlodowski’s three decades of leadership in technology, government, and management has saved taxpayers millions of dollars, improved public safety and health, and revolutionized technology. Tina knows small businesses are the backbone of our economy. She plans to cut red tape and streamline the process of incorporating and running a business in the state. Tina will use her technology expertise to help create an online business portal that will seamlessly bring together services, forms, and information across state agencies, to save businesses time and money.

The Secretary of State is Washington's Chief Voting Officer, Chief Incorporations Officer, and manager of Washington's State Libraries, Archives and heritage programs. Tina's cross-cutting experience and commitment to a fair, accessible and equitable voting system, will restore Washington as a leader in democracy.





Johanna Bender
King County Superior Court
Position 28

Judge Johanna Bender was appointed to the King County Superior Court bench by Governor Jay Inslee and joined the court in 2015. Prior to joining Superior Court, Johanna spent three years as a King County District Court Judge. While on the District Court bench, she presided over the county’s Regional Mental Health Court and Regional Veterans Court programs.She has co-chaired the county’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Oversight Committee since 2014.

An active contributor to efforts to increase access to justice in King County and across the state, Johanna is a Trustee of the Legal Foundation of Washington and has acted as a liaison to the statewide Access to Justice Board. She also serves on the Curriculum and Selection Committees for the Judicial Institute, a program dedicated to mentoring aspiring judges and increasing the diversity of the Washington State bench.



Nicole Gaines-Phelps
King County Superior Court
Position 14

Nicole Gaines-Phelps has close to 20 years of legal experience, including eight years as a judicial officer. She has practiced in both the private and public sectors with legal experience in criminal, family, civil, and administrative law.

Nicole works to eliminate barriers around accessing legal services and delivering justice with compassion and have worked personally and professionally to that end. She has served as the president of the Loren Miller Bar Association of Washington, a civil rights organization focused on addressing the issues of race, and social and economic disparities that affect the African-American community. Nicole has been a champion for equal justice, bringing together leaders of the various minority and specialty bar community. In 2014, she received the Washington Legal Foundation’s highest honor—The Goldmark Distinguished Service Award.


WA State Supreme Court Chief, Barbara Madsen

Chief Justice Barbara Madsen was elected to the Washington State Supreme Court in 1992. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. In 2009, Barbara was unanimously elected by her peers to serve as the 55th Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court and re-elected to a second term as Chief Justice in 2012.

As Chief Justice, Barbara is the spokesperson for the Supreme Court and presides over court proceedings and court administration. As well, since 1998, she has chaired the Supreme Court's Gender and Justice Commission, which was created to address gender disparities in the court system.


Lisa Paglisotti
District Court Western Division
Position 1

Judge Lisa Paglisotti was appointed by the King County Council on May 9, 2016 to fill a vacant seat in the Seattle Division of the District Court. She brings unique and valuable credentials to the judiciary, and the citizens of King County will indeed be fortunate to have her unmatched perspective on the District Court bench. Lisa has worked in a variety of important roles in the criminal justice system for more than 30 years. In the juvenile justice system, she has been both a Corrections Officer and a Probation Officer. And for the past 22 years, she has been a highly-respected career Public Defender with the King County Department of Public Defense, S.C.R.A.P. Division (formerly Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons).

She is widely praised for her zealous courtroom advocacy on behalf of indigent clients, her deep knowledge of the law, and her strong but calm demeanor. Those who have had the privilege of being represented by Lisa saw that they were respected by her and were comforted by her strong commitment to their well-being. She has received the highest possible rating from four different Bar Associations. Lisa has also been a leader in the Labor movement – AFSCME 2084 and SEIU 925.


Laura Riquelme
Skagit County Superior Court

As the only woman of the seven sitting judges in Skagit County, Judge Laura Riquelme brings a different perspective to the bench and how she communicates with the individuals in her courtroom. Because the cases she handles impact people's lives in profound ways, she is committed to treating all parties with dignity and fairness in order to reach a just result.

Laura’s career has been defined by public service, which has allowed her to have contact with a broad section of this community that is often under-served and to better understand the needs and concerns of people who appear in the courts.


WA State Supreme Court Justice, Mary Yu

Justice Yu has a deep record of service both on and off the bench, mentoring young attorneys, law clerks and students, co-chairing the statewide Minority and Justice Commission, helping lead the bar association’s leadership institute for young attorneys, and more. Before serving as a judge, Mary worked as Deputy Chief of Staff to the King County Prosecutor and for the Peace and Justice Office for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She later directed that office.

Mary has been recognized by numerous organizations for her contributions including Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter, Seattle University Law Latina/o Law Student Association, and the Washington State Bar Association. She is the first woman of color, and first person from the LGBTQ community on our state’s Supreme Court.





Representative Sherry Appleton
23rd Legislative District
Position 1

Sherry Appleton has been representing Kitsap County since 2004. Following her two terms as a Poulsbo City Council member, she was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2004. Sherry is currently Chair of the Local Government Committee and sits on the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs, and Public Safety committees.

From her advocacy work for League of Women Voters of Washington to her efforts with the American Association of University Women, Sherry has demonstrated her deep commitment to supporting policies that impact Washington women. Sherry is a strong champion in true gender equity, and supports policies that affect women every day ranging from equal pay, to reproductive parity in health insurance. Sherry is extremely proud of her endorsement from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington this year and in her previous elections as well.



Irene Bowling
35th Legislative District
Position 1

Irene Bowling is running to represent the 35th district, including Shelton, Hoodsport, and Belfair. Irene has a long history of community involvement, and her family has lived in the area for several generations. Irene is a 2012 YWCA recipient of the Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award, a founding member and trustee of the West Sound Performing Arts Center, and a frequent concert pianist for charitable causes. Irene wants to be elected to ensure that education is well funded, the environment is protected, and to ensure policies are enacted that ensure working families can support themselves. She wants to pass policies to ensure people can keep their job if they have to take time to care for a sick family member.

Irene wants to be elected to ensure that education is well funded, the environment is protected, and to ensure policies are enacted that ensure working families can support themselves. She wants to pass policies to ensure people can keep their job if they have to take time to care for a sick family member.


Darcy Burner
5th Legislative District
Position 2

Darcy Burner has spent much of her adult life as an advocate for the full equality of women in our society, our political process and improving democracy. In Olympia she plans to fight for equal pay for women, build an inclusive economy that makes full participation by women possible, and protect our rights to make our own choices on all key issues in our lives.

Darcy is a small business owner who also served as the first Executive Director of, a non-profit that works with the Congressional Progressive Caucus on public health, civil rights, education, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. She’s been a board member of Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC, the SNAP PAC (Students for a New American Politics) Advisory Board, the Progressive Ideas Network Advisory Board, the Center for International Policy board, the ActBlue board, the NARAL Pro-Choice America board, and the chair of the Netroots Foundation board. Darcy currently serves as the Secretary of the 5th Legislative District Democrats.


Senator Annette Cleveland
49th Legislative District Senator

Born and raised in the 49th Legislative District, Annette Cleveland will bring nearly three decades of private and public sector service experience to Olympia. Annette knows how to work at all levels of government – federal, state and local – to get results for our community, while always focusing on making life better for our families and businesses, and protecting the most vulnerable.

Annette’s extensive experience includes her work at the Vancouver Chamber assisting small businesses, at C-TRAN protecting transit for seniors, students and commuters, and with Senator Patty Murray on WSU Vancouver funding, transportation priorities and services for veterans and military families. Currently, Annette works for a non-profit hospital on the forefront of providing affordable, quality health care. Annette is pro-choice and wants to protect the rights and health of women as a State Senator.


Representative Judy Clibborn
41st Legislative District 
Position 2

Judy has served in the Legislature for 12 years. She has interest in foster care issues and ran the “Cover all Kids” Healthcare bill. She remains committed to women’s issues of parity and reproductive health and is a strong advocate for women and children in the legislature. Judy currently serves as the chair of the House Transportation Committee and in this role she has set the expectation that having women in leadership is important to solving important issues in Washington State.


Representative Eileen Cody
34th Legislative District 
Position 1

Representative Eileen Cody represents the 34th district, including West Seattle, Vashon Island, and Burien. She serves as Chair of the House Health Care Committee where she works on improving access to health care and several bills protecting a woman’s right to choose.

Eileen has served as a neuro-rehab nurse for the last 35 years. She is also a founding member of SEIU 1199, which represents health care workers. As Chair of the House Health Care Committee she has focused on expanding access to affordable health care and mental health care. She has been honored for her work by the American Medical Association, Planned Parenthood, and more.


Beth Doglio
22nd Legislative District 
Position 2

Beth Doglio is a progressive activist and community organizer for civil and environmental justice who is running to represent the 22nd Legislative District. In 1991, Beth was hired as the Executive Director of the fledgling Washington Conservation Voters. She created a year-round PAC, built membership, developed 15 chapters, and launched a non-profit voter education project. She has also worked for the National Abortion Rights Action League and gained experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, working for Seattle Public Utilities, Telcordia Technologies, and Audubon Washington.

Beth has been the Director of the Power Past Coal campaign at Climate Solutions since its inception five years ago. This campaign has mobilized over 17,000 people to attend hearings around the region opposing the export of coal through our communities en route to Asia and supporting a just and rapid transition to a clean energy economy.


Laurie Dolan
22nd Legislative District 
Position 1

Laurie Dolan is running to represent the 22nd district, which includes Olympia and much of Thurston County. She brings decades of experience in public service and policy, including serving as the Policy Director for Governor Gregoire. Before that, she was a teacher for over 30 years.

Laurie has been an advocate for education and college affordability, such as the College Bound program. She has spent many years working with children in poverty, and wants to address the income inequality that affected them, along with funding vital support services to help families succeed.


Representative Jessyn Farrell
46th Legislative District 
Position 2

Representative Jessyn Farrell represents the 46th district, which includes North Seattle, Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park. She serves as Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee. Before she was elected to the legislature, Jessyn served as an attorney and as Executive Director of the Transportation Choices Coalition.

Jessyn has led on many issues affecting women and families in Washington state, including paid parental leave, raising the minimum wage, and helping secure vital transportation funding in the state budget. Rep. Farrell has brought her personal experience as a mother of three children to help champion the rights of pregnant women in the workplace, and other issues affecting women and families.


Representative Noel Frame
36th Legislative District 
Position 1

Representative Noel Frame has served as the State Representative for the 36th District since January 2016. She is a communications, organizing, and management professional who has applied her skill set across the non-profit, private, public and political sectors for the past 15 years.

Noel has passionately pursued her love of civic engagement throughout her life and career, starting with attending college and graduate school in Washington, DC. From recruiting dynamic candidates to run for public office to making civic life more appealing to youth to now serving in the state legislature, Noel has largely worked to effect change at the systems level.


Representative Mia Gregerson
33rd Legislative District 
Position 2

Mia Su-Ling Gregerson is a fourth generation resident of SeaTac where she has served on City Council since 2008 and currently serves as the city's mayor. Mia also represents the city of SeaTac as well as other parts of south King County in the Washington State Legislature as the representative from the 33rd legislative district.

A staunch advocate for social justice, Mia has fought for equitable and forward looking solutions for transportation, education, social services and small businesses in SeaTac. She hopes to continue in her role and work diligently to be a champion for public schools, fiscal responsibility, and transportation in South King County.


Angie Homola
10th Legislative District 

Angie Homola is a licensed architect who completed Masters Degree in Environmental Law and Policy to advance her understanding of policy and law around resource preservation for future generations. Her career emphasis on Contract Administration, and her expertise lies in seeing projects built according to plan while maintaining a collaborative relationship among the owner, architect, and contractor.

Angie is also a dedicated member of her community, and her volunteer service includes beach cleanup, scuba diving to remove debris in Oak Harbor’s public lagoon, removal of noxious weeds on public land, theater ushering and set building, playground construction, and teaching enrichment courses in the Oak Harbor School District - which earned her a Golden Acorn Award.

After receiving a notice regarding Oak Harbor expansion in 2006, Angie focused on activism in her community which opened the door to involvement at city, county, and state governmental levels. She formed a grassroots non-profit group to advocate for accountable government, a sound economy, and responsible growth. She became a county commissioner because she recognized how important today’s decisions are for tomorrow’s generations. As a State Senator she hopes to continue to serve under this guiding principle.


Representative Laurie Jinkins
27th Legislative District 
Position 1

Representative Laurie Jinkins represents the 27th District in Pierce County, and currently serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which handles issues regarding civil rights and the law. She also works on these issues as a member of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee. Laurie has been a lawyer and public health official for the state of Washington and for both the statewide and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

Laurie’s legislative priorities have included a pursuit of social justice, protecting a woman’s right to choose, ending domestic violence, and ensuring equal rights for LGBTQ people. She has consistently advocated for marriage equality and co-chaired the successful campaign for Referendum 71.


Representative Ruth Kagi
32nd Legislative District 
Position 2

Representative Ruth Kagi is a small-business owner and represents the 32nd District, including North King and South Snohomish County. She chairs the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee. Nationally, she is the past-chair of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Human Services Committee.

Ruth’s long history of community and public service includes serving as Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Washington. First elected to the House in 1999, she has focused on improving the quality of early learning and child care, strengthening foster care, and reforming the state’s drug sentencing and truck safety laws.


Representative Christine Kilduff
28th Legislative District 
Position 2

Representative Christine Kilduff has spent most of her career in public service advocating on behalf of the people of our state. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 and serves as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as being a member of the Education, Early Learning and Human Services Committees. Christine is an attorney with more than two decades of experience as a litigator handling hundreds of court cases.

At the outset of her career, Christine represented businesses in labor and employment matters and then families going through difficult times and divorce. Her interest in the challenges families face led to her overseeing a 150-person agency charged with ensuring that kids and parents received the child support they were due. She has also worked to increase public safety by taking licenses away from drunk drivers and removing weapons, money and vehicles used to commit crimes.


Representative Patty Kuderer
48th Legislative District 
Position 1

Representative Patty Kuderer was appointed to represent the 48th District (Bellevue, Redmond, Clyde Hill) and is running for reelection to the House. She wants to run to continue to advocate for full funding of education, gender pay equity, reproductive freedom, and more. She believes in the social, economic, and political equality of women.

Patty has over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney in both public and private practice. She has specialized in representing clients who faced employment discrimination, and people injured by drunk or negligent drivers. She also volunteers in her community for her local PTA and for numerous nonprofits.


Shar Lichty
6th Legislative District 
Position 2

As a domestic violence survivor, Shar Lichty will work to empower women by advancing progressive policies, increasing equity for all, and preserving women’s reproductive rights. As an organizer, she has helped develop women’s leadership abilities, stood with Planned Parenthood at numerous local actions, lobbied for services that support struggling families, and applied an intersectional race and gender lens to our work.

At a time when not only are our reproductive rights under attack but also vital services that support struggling families and gender pay inequity continues to exist, Shar believes it is critical to increase the leadership of women who will stand with women.


Representative Kristine Lytton
40th Legislative District 

Now in her third term in the Washington State Legislature, Representative Kristine Lytton represents the 40th Legislative District, which includes San Juan County and parts of Skagit and Whatcom Counties. She serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, and is a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources and Appropriations Committees. Kristine believes in tax accountability and fairness to Washington’s middle-class families.

Kristine is a lifelong advocate for children and education, having served two terms on the Anacortes School Board prior to joining the state Legislature. Her in-depth knowledge and focus on finding the best solutions for the children of our state have earned her a reputation as a leader on education in Olympia.


Nicole Macri
43rd Legislative District 
Position 1

Nicole Macri is running to represent the 43rd District of Seattle. She has spent her life working on issues of affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. Nicole helped pioneer the Housing First approach and make it national policy in addressing homelessness. Nicole is Deputy Director of DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) and President of the Board of Directors of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

Nicole believes everyone in our state should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home, and a community that thrives. Nicole wants to lead on economic equity, gender equity – including closing the pay gap and funding paid parental leave – racial and social justice, funding education, protecting the environment, and more.


Representative Joan McBride
48th Legislative District 
Position 2

Representative Joan McBride is running for re-election to represent the 48th District of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and more. Prior to serving in the legislature, she was elected Mayor of Kirkland. Joan has long-term experience in non-profit community development, including serving on the boards of Friends of Youth, Feet First, and on the PTAs of several schools in her community.

Joan wants to focus on fully funding education, and advocating for the needs of her community through her work on the Transportation, Local Government, and Environment committees in the House.


Amy Privetta-Hoffman
2nd Legislative District 
Position 2

Amy Pivetta Hoffman is a small business owner and attorney. She started her first business while still in college, and today runs her law office on Puyallup’s South Hill. Her practice focuses on helping South Sound companies navigate business law. Amy has also served on the Bethel School Board since her election in 2013, giving her a clear-eyed understanding of the challenges in our K-12 system.

Active in her community, Amy serves on the board of the South County Branch of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. She has previously served as President of the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Commission, the Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council, and as Secretary of Friends of Stan and Joan Cross Park. As a legislator, Amy will work to fully-fund education, provide businesses with the infrastructure they need to innovate, and support human services.


Senator Christine Rolfes
23rd Legislative District 

Senator Christine Rolfes represents the 23rd district which includes Bainbridge Island, Kingston, and more. Prior to being elected to the State Legislature in 2006, Christine was twice elected to the Bainbridge Island City Council. She represented the city on various county and regional boards, including the Kitsap County Board of Health and the Puget Sound Economic Development District.

In the Senate, Christine is a leader on issues concerning education, transportation, and issues affecting military families and veterans. She also serves on the Taskforce on Education Funding, where she helps ensure our state’s children learn and succeed. In addition to her legislative work, Christine serves on multiple advisory boards dedicating to developing and helping her community.


Representative Tana Senn
41st Legislative District 

Representative Tana Senn was appointed to the State Legislature in September 2013, and won a decisive election victory for a full two-year term in her 2014 House race. Tana is the Vice-Chair of the Early Learning and Human Services Committee and serves on the Appropriations Committee and the General Government and Information Technology Committee. During her first session, Tana served as Vice Chair of the Environment Committee. Tana has also been appointed to the Washington State Building Code Council, the Early Learning Advisory Committee and the Children’s Mental Health Taskforce.

During her tenure in the House of Representatives, Tana has been the lead sponsor of equal pay legislation, advocated for children’s mental health access in schools, introduced gun safety legislation and championed access to computer science at Bellevue College. She has been recognized as a City Champion for her leadership of the bi-partisan House Local Government Caucus and issues of critical importance to Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Newcastle, Renton and Beaux Arts Village.


Rhenda Strub
22nd Legislative District 
Position 1

Rhenda Iris Strub is a former Olympia City Councilmember, who served on the Council from 2008 to 2011, and on the Thurston County Planning Commission prior to that. During her tenure as a councilmember she lead the effort to construct a new fire station, hired 16 new firefighters to staff that station, and create Quixote Village, with permanent housing for homeless members of a tent camp. She also worked to build a new City Hall, build the Hand’s on Children’s Museum, open an off leash dog park, and fund the city’s largest ever transportation package.

As a State Representative, Rhenda will work to fully fund education, establish tax incentive and revenue accountability, restore wages for state employees - who lost 15% of their purchasing power during the recession, and safeguard the environment by supporting laws and investments that improve public health and create green jobs. Rhenda is also a proud supporter of access to all forms of reproductive health, and will defend a woman's right to choose at the State Legislature.


Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos
37th Legislative District 
Position 1

A community activist for more than 30 years, Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1998. Sharon chairs the House Education committee and serves on the House Business & Financial Services and the Technology & Economic Development committees. She also serves appointments to the Washington State Investment Board and the Washington State Education Opportunity Gap Accountability and Oversight committee.

Sharon’s legislative proposals reflect her strong advocacy for providing quality early learning programs for young kids, ensuring a well-trained educator workforce, and closing the opportunity gap. Outside of education, her key policy interests include civil rights, women’s rights, economic and environmental justice, and affordable housing. She has received numerous awards for her legislative and community work, and has served on dozens of boards and foundations including the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the University of Washington Business and Economic Development Program Board of Ambassadors.


Brooke Valentine
47th Legislative District 
Position 1

Brooke Valentine recently served as Washington State PTA’s Legislative Director, and has co-chaired the Kent Area Council PTA’s Clothing Bank --which provides clothing for children of low-income families-- for the last 5 years. Brooke has served as the chair of Citizens for Kent Schools since 2013, which runs the bond and levy campaigns for the Kent School district.

After many years of community involvement, Brooke turned her passion for serving community into a career and began working for League of Education Voters and Northwest Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network, organizations providing vision-driven leadership in policy, creating safer, more effective schools.

Brooke is a passionate, optimist who believes strongly that people can make positive change when working together. She is an open listener, a true collaborator, and has an infectious “can do” attitude. Brooke will work tirelessly and with integrity to represent the people of the 47th.


Lynnette Vehrs
6th Legislative District 
Position 1

Lynette Vehrs is running to represent the 6th District of Spokane. With over 40 years of experience as a nurse and through advocacy on health care issues with the Washington State Nurses Association, she has a thorough understanding of the intersections between health care and education in Washington state. Lynette serves on the WSNA’s Health Care Policy Council, which she has also chaired.

Lynette is running for the legislature to ensure everyone has access to health care, issues of poverty and substance abuse are addressed, and to ensure mental health services are supported. She also wants to make sure our state fully funds education.


Representative Sharon Wylie
49th Legislative District 
Position 1

Representative Sharon Wylie has more than 20 years of management, public relations and leadership experience in business, non-profits and government. Most recently, Sharon has worked as a Management Consultant with business, non-profit and government clients. Prior to this she worked as Government Relations Officer for Clark County where she developed yearly legislative agendas, strategies, and initiatives.

In addition to her service in Washington, from 1993-1998 Sharon served as an Oregon Legislator. Sharon is a current board member and past president of Council for the Homeless of Clark County and current board member for the Affordable Community Environments (ACE), a low–income housing development non-profit.



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