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Please note: Endorsements by WSPC should NOT be construed as an endorsement made by or on behalf of the Washington State Democratic Party.

The Washington State Progressive Caucus met in conjunction with the 2016 Washington State Democratic Convention in Tacoma on Friday, June 17.

The following candidates received endorsement from the Progressive Caucus at our meeting on June 17:

Eric Holt, WA State Senate, 18th Legislative District
Kelsey Hulse
, Thurston County Commissioner, District 2

Please read the candidates' answers to the WSPC questionnaire on the Candidate Questionnaire page.
(If you click on the candidate's name, you will be re-directed to the candidate's campaign website. WSPC makes no representation regarding the content of any candidate's promotional materials.)

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The Washington State Progressive Caucus (WSPC) held our 2016 endorsement meeting on Monday, June 13 at the Sammamish Library.The meeting was attended by WSPC members from legislative districts and congressional districts all over Washington state.
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The following candidates received endorsement from the Progressive Caucus at our meeting on June 13. Names than have been grayed out did not make it into the top two in the August primary, and their names will not appear on the November ballot.

Philip Cornell, U.S. Senator for WA State
Mike Lapointe, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District of WA State
Jim Moeller, U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd Congressional District of WA State
Pramila Jayapal, U.S. House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District of WA State
Santiago Ramos, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District of WA State
Alida Skold, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District of WA State

Karen Fraser, WA State Lt. Governor
John Paul Comerford, WA State Treasurer
Jeff Sprung, WA State Auditor
Luis Moscoso, WA State Senate, 1st Legislative District
Tamborine Borrelli, WA State Senate, 2nd Legislative District
Bob Hasegawa, WA State Senate, 11th Legislative District
Erik Lee, WA State Senate, 22nd Legislative District
Lisa Wellman, WA State Senate, 41st Legislative District
Jason Ritchie, WA State House of Representatives, 5th Legislative District, Pos. 1
Darcy Burner, WA State House of Representatives, 5th Legislative District, Pos. 2
Karen Johnson, WA State House of Representatives, 22nd Legislative District, Pos. 1
Rhenda Iris Strub, WA State House of Representatives, 22nd Legislative District, Pos. 1
Jamie Smith, WA State House of Representatives, 25th Legislative District, Pos. 1
Wesley Irwin, WA State House of Representatives, 32nd Legislative District, Pos. 2


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On January 30, 2016, the Washington State Progressive Caucus (WSPC) held a meeting in Lynnwood, WA. The meeting was attended by WSPC members from legislative districts and congressional districts all over Washington state.

The following candidates received endorsement of the WSPC (Click the names to visit their campaign websites; doing so will redirect you away from the WSPC website. If you want to read the questionnaires or statements the candidates submitted when they requested endorsement from the WSPC, click here.):

     Patty Kuderer, State Representative, 48th LD

You can click here to read our endorsement rules

We urge progressives to support our endorsed candidates. Personal endorsements, volunteering time, and making donations directly to the candidates are encouraged.