SEIU 775 caregivers across Washington state came together, interviewed the people running for office in Washington, and are proud to endorse the following candidates for elected office.

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Statewide Ballot Issues:

Approve Referendum Measure No. 90

Requires all public schools to offer medically accurate age-appropriate comprehensive sex education that is LGBTQ inclusive, includes affirmative consent, and teaches the signs of healthy relationships.

Approve Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution No. 8212

In 2019 the legislature passed a landmark bipartisan law establishing the Long Term Care Trust, which will help reduce the burdensome cost of long term care for hundreds of thousands struggling Washington families.  This amendment, 8212, is designed to allow the independent oversight committee established by the Long Term Care Trust Act to better manage and invest our money, ensuring our money is there for us when we need it for decades to come.


County Ballot Issues:

King County:

Yes on Charter Amendment No. 7 — Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Family Caregiver, Military or Veteran Status

If adopted, Charter Amendment No. 7 would add the following to the list of statuses for which discrimination in county employment and contracting with nongovernmental entities is prohibited: (1) status as a family caregiver; (2) military status; and (3) status as a veteran who was honorably discharged or who was discharged solely as a result of the person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Approve Proposition No. 1 — Harborview Medical Center Health and Safety Improvement Bonds

This proposition would authorize King County to make public health, safety and seismic improvements to Harborview Medical Center facilities, including construction of new buildings, renovation and upgrading of existing facilities and demolition of existing buildings. This will allow Harborview to increase critical health capacity, update and expand modern infection control standards and expand behavioral health capacity.


Federal Candidates:

President and Vice President

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – Click here to find volunteer opportunities!

Congressional District 1

Suzan DelBene

Congressional District 2

Rick Larson

Congressional District 3

Carolyn Long

Congressional District 6

Derek Kilmer

Congressional District 7

Pramila Jayapal

Congressional District 8

Kim Schrier

Congressional District 9

Adam Smith

Congressional District 10

Beth Doglio


Statewide Candidates:


Jay Inslee

Lieutenant Governor

Marko Liias

Secretary of State

Gael Tarelton

State Treasurer

Mike Pellicciotti

State Auditor

Pat (Patrice) McCarthy

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Commissioner of Public Lands

Hilary Franz

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Chris Reykdal

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler


State Supreme Court Justice

Raquel Montoya Lewis – Pos. 3

Charles Johnson – Pos. 4

G. Helen Whitener – Pos. 6


State Legislative Candidates:

1st Legislative District

State Senate:  Derek Stanford

State House, Position 1: Davina Duerr

State House Position 2: Shelley Kloba


3rd Legislative District

State Senate: Andy Billig

State House, Position 1: Marcus Riccelli

State House Position 2: Timm Ormsby


4th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Lori Feagan


5th Legislative District

State Senate: Ingrid Anderson

State House Position 1: Bill Ramos

State House Position 2: Lisa Callan


9th Legislative District

State House Position 2: Joe Schmick


10th Legislative District

State Senate: Helen Price Johnson

State House Position 1: Angie Homola

State House Position 2: Dave Paul


11th Legislative District

State Senate: Bob Hasegawa

State House Position 1: Zack Hudgens

State House Position 2: Steve Bergquist


12th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Adrianne Moore


16th Legislative District

State House Position 2: Skyler Rude


17th Legislative District

State Senate: Daniel Smith

State House Position 1: Tanisha Harris

State House Position 2: Paul Harris


18th Legislative District

State House Position 2 – Donna Sinclair


19th Legislative District

State Senate: Dean Takko

State House Position 1: Marianna Everson

State House Position 2: Brian Blake


21st Legislative District

State House Position 1: Strom Peterson

State House Position 2: Lillian Ortiz-Self


22nd Legislative District

State Senate: Sam Hunt

State House Position 1: Laurie Dolan

State House Position 2: Jessica Bateman


23rd Legislative District

State Senate: Christine Rolfes

State House Position 1: Tarra Simmons

State House Position 2: Drew Hansen


24th Legislative District

State Senate: Kevin Van De Wege

State House Position 2: Steve Tharinger


25th Legislative District

State House 1: Jamie Smith

State House Position 2: Brian Duthie


26th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Carrie Hesch

State House Position 2: Joy Stanford


27th Legislative District

State Senate: Jeannie Darneille

State House Position 1: Laurie Jenkins

State House Position 2: Jake Fey


28th Legislative District

State Senate: T’wina Nobles

State House Position 1: Mari Leavitt

State House Position 2: Dan Bronoske


29th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Melanie Morgan

State House Position 2: Steve Kirby


30th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Jamila Taylor

State House Position 2: Jesse Johnson


32nd Legislative District

State House Position 1: Cindy Ryu

State House Position 2: Lauren Davis


33rd Legislative District

State House Position 1: Tina Orwall

State House Position 2: Mia Gregerson


34th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Eileen Cody

State House Position 2: Joe Fitzgibbon


35th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Colton Meyers


36th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Noel Frame

State House Position 2: Liz Berry


38th Legislative District

State Senate: June Robinson

State House Position 1: Emily Wicks

State House Position 2: Mike Sells


40th Legislative District

State Senate: Liz Lovelett

State House Position 1: Debra Lekanoff

State House Position 2: Alex Ramel


41st Legislative District

State Senate: Lisa Wellman

State House Position 1: Tana Senn

State House Position 2: My-Linh Thai


42nd Legislative District

State House Position 1: Alicia Rule

State House Position 2: Sharon Shewmake


43rd Legislative District

State House Position 1: Nicole Macri

State House Position 2: Frank Chopp


44th Legislative District

State House Position 1: John Lovick

State House Position 2: April Berg


45th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Roger Goodman

State House Position 2: Larry Springer


46th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Gary Pollet

State House Position 2: Javier Valdez


47th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Debra Entenman

State House Position 2: Pat Sullivan


48th Legislative District

State House Position 1: Vandana Slatter

State House Position 2: Amy Walen


49th Legislative District

State Senate: Annette Cleveland

State House Position 1: Sharon Wylie

State House Position 2: Monica Jurado Stonier

When home care worker Shazia Anwar has had a tough day, when her back hurts from lifting and she’s particularly tired, it’s her clients’ smiles and words of appreciation that keep her going.

Anwar has been a home care worker for eight years and while the work has always been physically and emotionally challenging, she is grateful for the role she plays in her clients’ lives. She is there for five clients 24-7, ready to provide a supportive ear or to take them to the ER in the middle of the night, if necessary. She doesn’t mind. She finds it rewarding and said her clients “are like family to me.”

Yet now with the coronavirus pandemic, the job has become scary. Every day her work requires her to be out in the community, shuttling between her clients’ homes, pharmacies and grocery stores, to make sure their needs are met. She’s in physical contact, in close quarters, with multiple people a day.

Read more on The Seattle Times’ website.

Brittany Williams, SEIU 775 caregiver: “During the past six years as a home care worker, I’ve cared for many mothers and grandmothers in my community. I’m also a mother myself, and my children mean the world to me. Historically, home care workers have always filled this role of caring for other people’s families while raising our own, but our vital work has been shamefully undervalued.”

Read more on Jezebel’s website.