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As a union that stands for justice for all, we’re proud to advocate for a $15/hour minimum wage for the City of Seattle.

As nurses and healthcare workers, we’ve seen too many families, including many of our own, struggle to make ends meet and afford care while giant corporations continue to profit.  No worker should put in a fair day’s work and not get a fair day’s pay.  It’s time to raise the floor and pass $15/hour for Seattle.

Next up is the Mayor’s Symposium on Income Inequality on March 27.  Can you be there?

Already we’ve joined pickets, marches, and public hearings in favor of $15.  Throughout the spring and summer we’ll be standing together until it passes.  Talk to your delegate or organizer or visit www.15now.org for the latest on the campaign.

Nurses, healthcare workers, and behavioral health professionals are using our voice as members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW to advocate for policies that bridge the divide to bring quality healthcare, good jobs, and social justice for all.

In the 2014 Legislative Session, we’re advocating for:

Quality care and patient safety:

Patient Safety Reform: Every year 98,000 patients die from preventable medical errors. We could prevent these errors if we improved nurse staffing levels in our hospital. That’s why nurses and healthcare workers across the state are supporting a law to provide guaranteed, enforceable staffing levels in our acute care and state psychiatric hospitals. Hospital staffing committees will have the authority to determine staffing levels above the minimum standards and to determine the appropriate levels of other nursing staff such as CNAs and Unit Secretaries.
Keep patients, nurses, and healthcare workers safe with real rest breaks: Thousands of nurses and other hospital workers are forced to deliver complex, demanding medical care while fatigued. That’s why we need a law that requires uninterrupted breaks for nurses and hospital workers who deliver direct-patient care.
Prevent mandatory overtime for nurses and healthcare workers: In 2002 we recognized how mandatory overtime puts patients at risk and we passed landmark legislation prohibiting mandatory overtime. Since then, hospitals have found a loophole in the legislative where they rely on on-call nurses, techs, and CNAs to fill anticipated staffing shortages. We must close this loophole and expand the mandatory overtime law to prevent hospitals from abusing ‘call’ and workers.

Improving safety in our state hospitals: A recent report (“Workplace Violence Prevention Programs Review: Washington state Department of Social and Health Services”, September 2013) showed that violence in our state hospitals is a constant disruption to our patients and their progress, as well as our safety. Unequivocally, the report recommended improvements in staffing and acuity. We need 25 additional FTE’s at Western State Hospital and 15 additional FTE’s at Eastern State Hospital along with designated facility and equipment upgrades.

Fully funding community mental health:  Our mental health clients experience different levels of crisis. To serve them we must provide a mental health safety net that includes community mental health clinics, residential care, transitional care and housing, crisis responses services, acute care, and services at our state facilities. This continuum of services saves our state money, and it saves lives but only if we fund it. After years of cuts we need to fully restore an integrated system that funds services our clients need. Our state also needs to act to restructure RSN services.

Affordable Healthcare:

Protecting care for state employees: We need to recruit and retain qualified state employees to continue providing quality care to all patients. State employees including Registered Nurses, professional techs, and healthcare workers reached an agreement with the state on healthcare costs with an 85/15 cost share. Now the legislature needs to fund the agreement. Our new agreement includes a partnership with the governor on wellness improvements that will contain costs and improve health.
Ensuring employer accountability for workers on Apple Health: The Affordable Care Act works to keep employers accountable to providing coverage for their workers. But we need to close a loophole that hurts low wage workers and taxpayers by allowing employers to drive workers to Medicaid by reducing their hours to less than 30 per week.

Civil rights and equal justice:

Invest in our future and pass the DREAM Act: Our state has long valued education, fairness, and diversity. The Washington state DREAM Act would build on these values by extending state-based financial aid to our state’s young aspiring citizens, helping them reach their potential as the next generation of leaders while strengthening our state’s economy.

Support the Affordable Care Act:
Ensure everyone has access to care: As we continue to implement the Affordable Care Act in our state we need to support outreach programs to uninsured populations who may not yet be enrolled in Medicaid or signed up for a plan under the state’s Health Benefits Exchange.

Strength for all workers:

A living wage for all workers: An increasing number of our state’s workforce is employed in low-wage jobs, including pockets of workers in hospitals and in behavioral health positions. This creates greater income disparity across all job classes. That’s why we support raising Washington’s minimum wage to a living wage, such as $15 an hour within the next three years.
Paid sick days for everyone in our community: We all get sick. But not all of us can stay home when we are contagious. A uniform statewide paid sick leave standard is needed to ensure good public health practices for the patients we see, and provide economic stability to Washington families.

This week could mean the difference between our patients and clients getting the care they need or having their care cut off.

The state legislature has still not finalized a budget for the next fiscal year.  If the legislature fails to come to agreement on a budget by July 1, parts of the state government will shut down, denying some of our clients and patients the care they need and temporarily laying off staff.

The Senate Republicans along with conservative Democrats Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon are holding our budget hostage, playing politics at the expense of our families and our patients. They are refusing to compromise on an agreement or include new revenue that would sustainably fund our state.

Our action is urgently needed to tell these senators that they can’t let our state government shut down. Email them now. Barring a last-minute budget agreement, the state will today send out 7-day notice of potential layoffs to some state employees. The notice is not a certain layoff, though.  Even after that notice is sent, should lawmakers come to their senses and make an agreement this week, we will avert layoffs and care interruptions. This is a very uncertain time and our state has never faced this situation before.

More information about the contingency plans for state departments is available here.

There’s still time to avert the shutdown.  We need to make our voices heard for a sustainable budget solution NOW. It’s outrageous that we could be facing care interruptions, payment delays, layoffs, and worse because this group of senators refuses to raise the revenue our state needs to sustainably fund our budget.

Already, our agencies are distracted from our missions by having to create contingency plans and reassure patients and clients who fear losing the services they need. Email Senators Tom, Hill, Fain, Litzow, Sheldon and Schoesler now and tell them we need a budget that puts patients before special interests. We need real revenue solutions to meet our state’s needs.

 

 

 

As the President and Congressional leaders try to negotiate a deal to prevent cuts to healthcare, middle class tax increases, and across-the-board spending cuts from taking effect in January, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members are taking action. At stake in these negotiations is the quality care for our patients, access to care for hundreds of thousands of Washington residents, and more than 100,000 healthcare jobs.

In these negotiations, Congress can either focus on the deficit as the number one problem, or get to work on the issues voters told us they care about: protecting quality healthcare access, rebuilding a vibrant middle class, creating more good jobs and ensuring our policies reflect the core American value that we are all in this together.

Call (888) 979-7521 to be connected to your elected representative right now.

Our Senators are listed here, and our Representatives are listed here. (To find out who your representative is, check here.)

Tell your elected officials: We believe that any agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff must preserve quality care and the Affordable Care Act,  ask all Americans to pay their fair share, put job creation first, and end the across-the-board cuts to vital services.

 

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SEIU members stepped up in historic numbers to elect leaders who will work with us to improve healthcare on a state and national level.  Starting with candidate interviews early this year and continuing all the way through Election Day, we made sure that nurse and healthcare workers’ issues mattered in the 2012 election. We showed that we have power when we stand up and make sure our voices are counted.

In total, we made more than 107,000 phone calls, knocked more than 8,800 doors, and sent nearly 93,000 pieces of mail.  When the stakes are this high, we can’t afford not to make sure every single one of us knows what’s on the line. Our work paid off.  Overwhelmingly, our healthcare champions won their races, and often by large margins.

The outcomes of these elections will make a real difference for our patients and our families.

But our work doesn’t end here. Now we have to continue sharing our stories with our legislators, our new Governor Jay Inslee, and President Barack Obama so they know we’re counting on them to build a better future for healthcare and our families.
Our healthcare champions will help us better advocate for our patients and our professions, from safe staffing standards to expanding Medicaid and protecting Medicare to standing up for public employees.

The work we do makes a difference, whether it’s directly at a patient’s bedside or by voting for people who will protect that care.

2012 Election Results:

Federal races:

President Barack Obama
Governor Jay InsleeU.S. Senate – Maria Cantwell
U.S. House of Representatives CD 1 – Suzan Del Bene
U.S. House of Representatives CD 2 – Rick Larsen
U.S. House of Representatives CD 6 – Derek Kilmer
U.S. House of Representatives CD7 – Jim McDermott
U.S. House of Representatives CD 9 – Adam Smith
U.S. House of Representatives CD 10 – Denny Heck

Statewide races
Lieutenant Governor – Brad Owen
Attorney General – Bob Ferguson
State Auditor – Troy Kelley
State Treasurer  – Jim McIntire
Supreme Court – Sheryl Gordon McCloud

Ballot measures
R-74 Freedom to marry

Legislative races

1 Rosemary McAuliffe
1 Luis Moscoso
1 Derek Stanford
2 Bruce Lachney – lost
3 Andy Billig
3 Timm Ormsby
3 Marcus Ricelli
4 Larry Crouse
4 Amy Biviano – lost
4 Mike Padden
5 Mark Mullet
6 Denny Dellwo – lost
10 Mary Margaret Haugen -lost
10 Tom Riggs – lost
11 Bob Hasegawa
11 Zack Hudgins
11 Steve Bergquist
14 Charles Ross
14 Norm Johnson
16 Maureen Walsh
17 Tim Probst –outcome unknown
19 Brian Blake
19 Brian Hatfield
19 Dean Takko
21 Marko Liias
21 Mary Helen Roberts
22 Sam Hunt
22 Karen Fraser
22 Chris Reykdal
23 Sherry Appleton
23 Drew Hansen
23 Christine Rolfes
24 Jim Hargrove
24 Kevin Van De Wege
24 Steve Tharinger
25 Dawn Morrell
25 Bill Hilton – lost
25 Bruce Dammeier
26 Larry Seaquist
27 Jeannie Darneille
27 Laurie Jinkins
27 Lauren Walker – lost

28 Tami Green
28 Eric Choiniere – lost
28 Yoshi Wong – lost
29 Steve Kirby
29 David Sawyer
30 Roger Flygare – lost
30 Roger Freeman
32 Cindy Ryu
32 Ruth Kagi
33 Dave Upthegrove
33 Tina Orwall
34 Eileen Cody
34 Joe Fitzgibbon
35 Kathy Haigh
36 Reuven Carlyle
36 Noel Frame – lost
37 Sharon Tomiko Santos
37 Eric Pettigrew
38 Mike Sells
38 John McCoy
39 Linda Wright – lost
40 Kris Lytton
40 Jeff Morris
40 Kevin Ranker
41 Judy Clibborn
41 Maureen Judge-lost
41 Marcie Maxwell
43 Jamie Pederson
43 Speaker Frank Chopp
44 Hans Dunshee
44 Mary McNaughton – lost
45 Roger Goodman
45 Larry Springer
46 Gerry Pollet
46 Jessyn Farrell
46 David Frockt
47 Pat Sullivan
47 Bud Sizemore – outcome unknown
48 Ross Hunter
48 Cyrus Habib
49 Annette Cleveland
49 Sharon Wylie
49 Jim Moeller

 

SEIU had more volunteers in the field than any other election in our history to help re-elect President Barack Obama. Thousands of nurses, healthcare workers, home care workers, janitors, and child care providers invested their time to help re-elect President Obama.

SEIU members knocked on millions of doors, made millions of phone calls to talk about the hard issues in this election, including healthcare.

“We’re on the frontlines to provide quality care each day, but we can’t do it alone. We need a partner in the White House who is looking out for our patients and the care we provide. We had a clear choice in this election, and only one candidate has worked to improve healthcare for us,” said Diane Sosne, RN, MN, President of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. “That’s President Obama.”

“As nurses and healthcare workers, we see every day that people are struggling to get the care they need. With President Obama’s leadership we passed the Affordable Care Act and now millions of people have the opportunity to receive free preventive care and screenings, and the promise that insurance companies won’t deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions,” Sosne continued.

President Obama passed the Affordable Care Act to restore healthcare as a basic cornerstone of middle-class security in America. The Affordable Care Act will make healthcare more affordable for families and small businesses and bring much-needed transparency to the insurance industry.

The landmark law expands coverage and access to millions, guarantees coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26, and helps seniors with prescription costs.

President Obama has also worked to fix a broken economy that has allowed wealthy corporations to avoid paying their fair share while working families struggle.

“By re-electing President Barack Obama to lead our country, working people voted for a vibrant middle class fueled by good jobs, where everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream. Voters rejected the notion that the rich should be allowed to run roughshod over our economy with shameful tax breaks and let off the hook by not investing in America.

“Together, we were galvanized by our belief that President Obama is the leader we need to help get our country on track by creating good jobs now, requiring the rich and corporations to pay their fair share, and to invest in healthcare, education and other vital services,” said SEIU President Mary Kay Henry.

“This victory is tremendous for us and the work we do. President Obama values healthcare and his re-election brings us one step closer to a system where everyone has access to quality and preventive care. Our economy is on the path to recovery and we need President Obama to keep us moving in the right direction so our economy doesn’t sacrifice the poor and middle class,” said Liz Oaksmith, a social worker in the Swedish Medical Center Emergency Room.

The fight for working families doesn’t end with this election. Working people including nurses and healthcare workers will continue to partner with our elected leaders and hold them accountable until we have a country with good jobs, where the rich pay their fair share, and we invest in vital services like healthcare and education.

Click here for a full list of candidate recommendations.

President Barack Obama

Passing Healthcare Reform: Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, healthcare is now more affordable and secure for more than 100 million Americans.

Funding Training for Healthcare Workers: President Obama passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which supported up to 3.6 million jobs and gave our SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund $2.35M for new training.

Improving and Innovating Healthcare: President Obama has repeatedly invited SEIU nurses and healthcare workers to the White House to hear our thoughts on improving healthcare. We can count on him to continue fighting for better healthcare policies.

Jay Inslee – Governor

Expanding Healthcare Access: Jay will fight to protect and expand health insurance benefits for nurses and healthcare workers. Jay fully supported healthcare reform so more Washington families have coverage.

Fighting for the Middle Class: Jay will fight for an economy that restores the middle class in our state and works for everyone, not just big corporations and the rich.

Sen. Maria Cantwell – U.S. Senate

Supporting Healthcare Reform: Maria fought to help pass the Affordable Care Act and is leading bipartisan efforts to protect and improve the bill.

Protecting and Expanding Healthcare Access: Maria voted against turning Medicare into a voucher system that would take away guaranteed benefits for our seniors. Maria’s work also brought Washington State an additional $50 million for children’s healthcare.

Our Healthcare Champions:

Bob Ferguson – Attorney General

Bob Ferguson is committed to defending the people of this state and has worked with SEIU members to protect mental healthcare in our community. He will take on those who break the rules like big banks and insurance companies. Bob will fight for all of us instead of letting corporate interests control our state.


Kathleen Drew – Secretary of State

Kathleen Drew is the only candidate who has both statewide executive and legislative experience, having worked for the Governor and been a state legislator. She is committed to increasing turnout of young voters and the economically disadvantaged.



Mike Kreidler – Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler has earned our support for his continuing work to hold wealthy health insurance companies accountable for making staggering profits while their insured patients struggle to afford care.




Sheryl Gordon McCloud – Supreme Court

Sheryl is a former public defender who worked to make sure that all parties were treated fairly, including those who have often lacked meaningful access to the judicial system.




APPROVE Referendum 74

We are all created equal with the same rights, responsibilities and freedoms. It’s time we stop denying one group the freedom to marry the person they love. Approve Referendum 74 so all couples can enjoy the happiness, security and responsibilities of marriages.

NO on Initiative 1240

Before spending millions on I-1240’s unproven charter schools that admit only a tiny fraction of student, let’s do what the Supreme Court told us to do: Fund proven solutions to real problems, so ALL our children can succeed.

NO on Initiative 1185

Tim Eyman’s latest measure is funded by big corporations and cuts funding for schools and social services. Eyman says it will help taxpayers, but in fact it will block efforts to make corporate interests pay their fair share.

Vote by November 6

Other healthcare champions on the ballot need your vote. Click here for a full list of candidate recommendations.

Improving healthcare for everyone

Jay Inslee fully supported the Affordable Healthcare Act, which expands coverage and access to a million Washington residents, guarantees coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, allows young adults up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance, and helps seniors with prescription costs.1

Rob McKenna joined a national lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act and deny access to affordable healthcare to nearly one million Washingtonians, while allowing insurance companies to reject people because of preexisting conditions.2

“We need a governor like Jay who is looking out for healthcare. The Affordable Care Act is making a difference for all of us.”
Georgetta Hachiya, RN,
Harborview Medical Center




Protecting quality care for seniors

Jay Inslee is a champion for quality care for seniors and people with disabilities. He supported Initiative 1163 to improve training and background checks for caregivers.3

Rob McKenna opposed a measure to protect seniors and people with disabilities through improved training and background checks for caregivers.4

“I look out for the seniors in my family, and I want a governor who will do the same. Jay is my choice.”
Kerry Hauf, Medical Secretary,
Deaconess Hospital, Spokane





Protecting Medicare and Medicaid

Jay Inslee has been a staunch defender of our healthcare programs, like Medicare and Medicaid, to ensure our seniors and vulnerable populations have access to healthcare:

Stood up against a proposed budget that would have all but abolished Medicare and Medicaid programs.5

Voted to require insurers to cover mental illness and addiction therapy and voted to expand access to health centers in rural areas.6

Voted repeatedly in Congress to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP) to provide healthcare coverage to millions more children.7

Rob McKenna objected to the expansion of Medicaid in our state, likening it to “creeping socialism”8 and “welfare”8b. Medicaid expansion would provide healthcare to 330,000 low income Washingtonians8 who need access to care.

Rob McKenna praised a House budget which sought to turn Medicare into a voucher program and slash Medicaid.9

“When it comes to protecting Medicare and Medicaid, Jay has the record we’re looking for. He puts healthcare for our clients, kids, and seniors first.
Tomi-Chyne Osborne,
Psych Tech, Mukilteo Evaluation and Treatment Center




Standing up for state employee health benefits

Jay Inslee supports collective bargaining, calling it a “fundamental right”, and the rights of state employees to negotiate fair wages and benefits.10

Rob McKenna has called the unionization of public employees “dangerous,”11 and has said he will almost double state employee health insurance premiums12 and propose higher deductibles13.

“Jay Inslee has supported unions for years. He has my vote. Rob McKenna has said he’ll raise our healthcare costs, and could turn our state into a Wisconsin.”
Debbie Carlson, RN,
MSN, Nurse Consultant, DOH




1.        HR 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 03/21/10
2.        http://atg.wa.gov/2010healthcarelawsuit.aspx
3.        Seattle Times, 10/25/11
4.        Seattle Times, 10/25/11
5.        Ryan Budget Plan; Bill HCR34&SCR21 ; vote number 11-HV277 on Apr 15, 2011
6.        Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act; Bill H.R.1424 ; vote number 08-HR1424 on Mar 5, 2008
7.        SCHIP Extension; Bill Veto override on H.R.3963 ; vote number 08-HR3963 on Jan 23, 2008; SCHIP Extension; Bill Veto override on H.R.3963 ; vote number 08-HR3963 on Jan 23, 2008; Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; Bill H.R. 3963 ; vote number 2007-1009 on Oct 25, 2007
8.        Seattle Times, 09/12/12
8b.     Yakima Gubernatorial Debate, 10/2/12
9.        McKenna on Medicare, Q13 Fox, 8/12/12
10.      Seattle Times, 06/09/12
11.      The Stranger, 3/25/11
12.      http://www.robmckenna.org/mobile/node?nid=907
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13.      Seattle Times, 06/09/12

SEIU nurses and healthcare workers like us interview the candidates and ask them how they’ll stand on our issues to protect our patients, contracts, and healthcare funding in our state. We want elected leaders who will stand up for our families and for us as healthcare workers. Take a look at who SEIU members recommend for election. Vote in the election by November 6.

National candidates:
President – Barack Obama
U.S. Senate – Maria Cantwell
U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 1 – Del Bene
U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2 – Rick Larsen
U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 6 – Derek Kilmer
U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 7 – Jim McDermott
U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 9 – Adam Smith
U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 10 – Denny Heck

Statewide candidates:
Governor – Jay Inslee
Lieutenant Governor – Brad Owen
Attorney General – Bob Ferguson
Secretary of State – Kathleen Drew
State Auditor – Troy Kelley
State Treasurer – Jim McIntire
Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler
Supreme Court – Sheryl Gordon McCloud

Other Races:
Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer – Tim Farrell
Pierce County Council, District 4 – Connie Ladenburg
Thurston County Council – Sandra Romero
Thurston County Council – Cathy Wolfe

Initiatives, referendums:
No on 1240 – Charter Schools
No on 1185
Yes on Referendum 74
Support Thurston Public Power Initiative
Yes – Pierce Co Transit Proposition 1

Legislative candidates:
1 – Rosemary McAuliffe
1 – Luis Moscoso
1 – Derek Stanford
2 – Bruce Lachney
3 – Andy Billig
3 – Timm Ormsby
3 – Marcus Ricelli
4 – Larry Crouse
4 – Amy Biviano
4 – Mike Padden
5 – Mark Mullet
6 – Denny Dellwo
10 – Mary Margaret Haugen
10 – Tom Riggs
11 – Bob Hasegawa
11 – Zack Hudgins
11 – Steve Bergquist
14 – Charles Ross
14 – Norm Johnson
16 – Maureen Walsh
17 – Tim Probst
19 – Brian Blake
19 – Brian Hatfield
19 – Dean Takko
21 – Marko Liias
21 – Mary Helen Roberts
22 – Sam Hunt
22 – Karen Fraser
22 – Chris Reykdal
23 – Sherry Appleton
23 – Drew Hansen
23 – Christine Rolfes
24 – Jim Hargrove
24 – Kevin Van De Wege
24 – Steve Tharinger
25 – Dawn Morrell
25 – Bill Hilton
25 – Bruce Dammeier
26 – Larry Seaquist
27 – Jeannie Darneille
27 – Laurie Jinkins
27 – Lauren Walker
28 – Tami Green
28 – Eric Choiniere
28 – Yoshi Wong
29 – Steve Kirby
29 – David Sawyer
30 – Roger Flygare
30 – Roger Freeman
32 – Cindy Ryu
32 – Ruth Kagi
33 – Dave Upthegrove
33 – Tina Orwall
34 – Eileen Cody
34 – Joe Fitzgibbon
35 – Kathy Haigh
36 – Reuven Carlyle
36 – Noel Frame
37 – Sharon Tomiko Santos
37 – Eric Pettigrew
38 – Mike Sells
38 – John McCoy
39 – Linda Wright
40 – Kris Lytton
40 – Jeff Morris
40 – Kevin Ranker
41 – Judy Clibborn
41 – Maureen Judge
41 – Marcie Maxwell
43 – Jamie Pederson
43 – Speaker Frank Chopp
44 – Hans Dunshee
44 – Mary McNaughton
45 – Roger Goodman
45 – Larry Springer
46 – Gerry Pollet
46 – Jessyn Farrell
46 – David Frockt
47 – Pat Sullivan
47 – Bud Sizemore
48 – Ross Hunter
48 – Cyrus Habib
49 – Annette Cleveland
49 – Sharon Wylie
49 – Jim Moeller

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SEIU nurses and healthcare workers like us interview the candidates and ask them how they’ll stand on our issues to protect our patients, contracts, and healthcare funding in our state. We want elected leaders who will stand up for our families and for us as healthcare workers. Take a look at who SEIU members recommend for election. Vote in the primary by August 7, 2012.

Statewide Candidates:

Governor
Jay Inslee

SEIU members are proud to recommend Jay Inslee as the best candidate for Governor based on his positions, leadership experience, and voting record.

Candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna were both invited to meet with SEIU members to discuss their positions on healthcare, education, our collective bargaining rights, and the economy.

 

Attorney General
Bob Ferguson
Bob Ferguson is committed to defending the people of this state and has worked to protect mental health care in our community. He will take on those who break the rules, like big banks and insurance companies. Bob will fight for all of us, instead of letting corporate interests control our state.

 

Secretary of State
Kathleen Drew
Kathleen Drew is the only candidate who has both statewide executive and legislative experience, having worked for the Governor and been a state legislator. She is committed to increasing turnout of young voters and the economically disadvantaged.

 

Insurance Commissioner
Mike Kriedler
Mike Kreidler has earned our support for his continuing work to hold wealthy insurance companies accountable to their staggering profits, while patients struggle to afford care.

 

Judicial Races:

 

Court of Appeals, Division 2
Brendan Williams

 

Legislative Candidates:

District Candidate
1 Rosemary McAuliffe
1 Luis Moscoso
1 Derek Stanford
2 Bruce Lachney
3 Andy Billig
3 Timm Ormsby
3 Marcus Ricelli
4 Larry Crouse
5 Mark Mullet
6 Denny Dellwo
10 Mary Margaret Haugen
11 Bob Hasegawa
11 Zack Hudgins
11 Bobby Virk
14 Curtis King
14 Norm Johnson
14 Charles Ross
17 Tim Probst
19 Brian Blake
19 Brian Hatfield
19 Dean Takko
21 Marko Liias
21 Mary Helen Roberts
22 Sam Hunt
22 Karen Fraser
22 Chris Reykdal
23 Sherry Appleton
23 Drew Hansen
23 Christine Rolfes
24 Jim Hargrove
24 Kevin Van De Wege
24 Steve Tharinger
25 Dawn Morrell
25 Bill Hilton
26 Larry Seaquist
27 Jeannie Darneille
27 Laurie Jinkins
27 Lauren Walker
28 Tami Green
28 Eric Choiniere
28 Yoshi Wong
29 Steve Kirby
29 Ben Lawver
30 Roger Flygare
32 Cindy Ryu
32 Ruth Kagi
33 Dave Upthegrove
33 Tina Orwall
34 Eileen Cody
34 Joe Fitzgibbon
35 Kathy Haigh
35 Jeff Davis
36 Reuven Carlyle
37 Sharon Tomiko Santos
38 Mike Sells
38 John McCoy
39 Linda Wright
40 Kris Lytton
40 Jeff Morris
40 Kevin Ranker
41 Judy Clibborn
41 Maureen Judge
41 Marcie Maxwell
43 Jamie Pederson
43 Speaker Frank Chopp
44 Hans Dunshee
44 Mary McNaughton
45 Roger Goodman
45 Larry Springer
46 Gerry Pollett
46 Dusty Hoerler
46 David Frockt
47 Pat Sullivan
47 Bud Sizemore
48 Ross Hunter
48 Cyrus Habib
49 Annette Cleveland
49 Sharon Wylie
49 Jim Moeller

 

Other Races:

Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer
Tim Farrell

Pierce County Council, District 4
Connie Ladenburg

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