2024 Endorsements


WEA-PAC's elected board recommends and helps to elect pro-public education, pro-labor candidates to office. WEA-PAC makes non-partisan recommendations in races for statewide, legislative and local offices. Candidates seeking our endorsement must complete a written questionnaire and participate in an interview with WEA-PAC members who then make a recommendation for the candidates who will speak out for us and our students.

WEA Endorses Bob Ferguson for Governor

“Bob Ferguson’s clear record on our issues gives educators confidence that he will show the leadership we need as we move forward.” - WEA President Larry Delaney

Photos from the day are on the EA Advocacy Facebook Page.

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More information about Bob Ferguson and how you can help his campaign.

WEA-PAC Candidate Recommendation Convention 

On May 11, 2024, 100 WEA-PAC members interviewed candidates and heard from those running for Attorney General, Lands Commissioner, and OSPI.

NEA-PAC Endorsed Congressional Candidates

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Rep. Suzan DelBene U.S. House, District 1
Rep. Rick Larsen U.S. House, District 2
Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez U.S. House, District 3
Carmela Conroy U.S. House, District 5
Rep. Pramila Jayapal U.S. House, District 7
Rep. Kim Schrier U.S. House, District 8
Rep. Adam Smith U.S. House, District 9
Rep. Marilyn Strickland U.S. House, District 10

WEA-PAC Endorsed Statewide Candidates

 Bob Ferguson   Governor 
 Denny Heck  Lt. Governor
 Steve Hobbs  Secretary of State
 Nick Brown  Attorney General 
 Chris Reykdal  Superintendent of Public Instruction 
 Patrick DePoe  Commissioner of Public Lands
 Mike Pellicciotti   Treasurer 
 Patty Kuderer  Insurance Commissioner
 Sal Mungia  State Supreme Court, Pos. 2
 Justice Steven Gonzalez   State Supreme Court, Pos. 8
 Justice Sheryl McCloud  State Supreme Court, Pos. 9

WEA-PAC Endorsed Legislative Candidates

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 Davina Duerr  State House of Representatives  LD 01
 Shelley Kloba  State House of Representatives  LD 01
 Derek Stanford  State Senate  LD 01
 Timm Ormsby  State House of Representatives  LD 03
 Marcus Riccelli  State Senate  LD 03
 Lisa Callan  State House of Represenatives  LD 05
 Bill Ramos  State Senate  LD 05
 Clyde Shavers  State House of Representatives  LD 10
 Dave Paul  State House of Representatives   LD 10
 Janet St. Clair  State Senate  LD 10
 Terri Niles  State House of Representatives  LD 17
 Adrian Cortes*   State Senate    LD 18 
 John Zingale*  State House of Representatives   LD 18
 Lillian Ortiz-Self*  State House of Representatives   LD 21
 Strom Peterson  State House of Representatives   LD 21
 Eric Pickens*  State House of Representatives  LD 24
 Cameron Severns  State House of Representatives   LD 25
 Shellie Willis  State House of Representatives   LD 25
 Kenneth King  State Senate  LD 25
 Mari Leavitt  State House of Representatives  LD 28
 Dan Bronoske  State House of Representatives  LD 28
 T'wina Nobles  State Senate  LD 28
 Cindy Ryu  State House of Representatives  LD 32
 Lauren Davis  State House of Representatives  LD 32
 Emily Alvarado  State House of Representatives   LD 34
 Joe Fitzgibbon  State House of Representatives  LD 34
 Julia Reed  State House of Representatives  LD 36
 Liz Berry  State House of Representatives   LD 36
 Chipalo Street  State House of Representatives   LD 37
 Sharon Tomiko Santos   State House of Representatives   LD 37
 Tana Senn  State House of Representatives  LD 41
 Lisa Wellman  State Senate  LD 41
 Alicia Rule  State House of Representatives   LD 42
 Joe Timmons  State House of Representatives  LD 42
 Nicole Macri  State House of Representatives   LD 43
 Melissa Demyan  State House of Representatives  LD 45
 Darya Farivar  State House of Representatives  LD 46
 Gerry Pollet  State House of Representatives  LD 46

WEA-PAC Endorsed Local Candidates

 Jani Hitchen*   Pierce County Council 
 Davida Haygood   Pierce County Council
 Marcus Young  Pierce County Council
 Ryan Mello  Pierce County Executive 

*Current WEA member

**Former WEA member

Are you a candidate for office seeking WEA-PAC endorsement?  

Council WEA-PAC leaders manage the endorsement process locally.  If you're interested in connecting with those leaders, contact Hillary Hunt or Cassie Carrillo.