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2019 WEA-PAC-Endorsed Candidates

To receive a WEA-PAC recommendation, candidates must respond to WEA-PAC questionnaires and attend in-person interviews with a commmittee of WEA-PAC members. WEA-PAC supports candidates who are pro-student and pro-public education, regardless of party affiliation. Candidates who hope to obtain a WEA-PAC endorsement may contact their local WEA Uniserv Council or can contact Hillary Hunt in the WEA's Governmental Relations office.

The 2019 primary election in Washington state will occur on Aug. 6, and ballots will begin arriving in home mailboxes around July 19. The general election is Nov. 5. Check the status of your voter registration or register to vote here.

The candidates listed below have recieved a WEA-PAC recommendation. 

Legislative Elections

Liz Lovelett 40th LD State Senator

School Board Elections

Amy Pivetta Bethel School Board Pos. 4
Beverly Clark Centralia School Board Pos. 2
Vickie Jackson Centralia School Board Pos. 3
Mandi McDougall Centralia School Board Pos. 4
Kimi Ginn Clover Park School Board Pos. 2
Taniesha Lyons Clover Park School Board Pos. 5
Carin Chase Edmonds School Board Pos. 1
Rory Graves Edmonds School Board Pos. 3
Nancy Katims Edmonds School Board Pos. 5
Jamyang Nhangkar Everett School Board Pos. 1
Brian Hollingshead Everett School Board Pos. 2
Bethany Rivard Evergreen School Board Pos. 2
Rachael Rogers Evergreen School Board Pos. 4
Jennifer Jones Federal Way School Board Pos. 2
Luckisha Phillips Federal Way School Board Pos. 3
Chelsea Bjorkman Fife School Board Pos. 2
Jennifer Mayhew Fife School Board Pos. 3
Alex Davis Franklin Pierce School Board Pos. 1
Mary Sherman Franklin Pierce School Board Pos. 4
Don Sharer Kelso School Board Pos. 3
Michelle Bettinger Kent School Board Pos. 2
David Chumney Kennewick School Board Pos. 4
Diane Sundvik Kennewick School Board Pos. 5
Leslie Hamada Kent School Board Pos. 3
Leah Bowen Kent School Board Pos. 4
Don Wiitala Longview School Board Pos. 3
Rhonda Walker Longview School Board Pos. 4
Jennifer Leach Longview School Board Pos. 5
Tam Dinh Mercer Island School Board Pos. 5
Jason Noahr North Thurston School Board Pos. 1
Espen Pyrtek Puyallup School Board Pos. 3
Turan Kayaoglu Puyallup School Board Pos. 5
Jay Clough Richland School Board Pos. 4
Rama Devagupta Richland School Board Pos. 5
Liza Rankin Seattle School Board Pos. 1
Chandra Hampson Seattle School Board Pos. 3
Molly Mitchell Seattle School Board Pos. 6
Geoff Doy Snoqualmie School Board Pos. 2
Chelsea Rivas Snoqualmie School Board Pos. 3
Eric Gattenby South Kitsap School Board Pos. 1
John Berg South Kitsap School Board Pos. 2
Greg Wall South Kitsap School Board Pos. 5
John Johnson Southside School Board Pos. 1
Brandon Homan Southside School Board Pos. 2
Eugenie "Gigi" Olsen Southside School Board Pos. 4
Charlotte Murray Stanwood-Camano School Board Pos. 2
Ken Christoferson Stanwood-Camano School Board Pos. 4
George Zeigen Stanwood-Camano School Board Pos. 5
Melanie Stone Steilacoom School Board Pos. 4
Starlene Enfield Steilacoom School Board Pos. 5
Lisa Keating Tacoma School Board Pos. 1
Enrique Leon Tacoma School Board  Pos. 2
T'wina Nobles University Place School Board Pos. 3
Caressa Milgrove Vancouver School Board Pos. 1
Kyle Sproue Vancouver School Board Pos. 1
Lindsey Luis Vancouver School Board Pos. 4
Lisa Messer Vancouver School Board Pos. 4
Tracie Barrows Vancouver School Board Pos. 5

County and City Elections

Cydney Moore Burien City Council Pos. 2
Sofia Aragon Burien City Council Pos. 6
Joseph Erikson Everett City Council Pos. 5
Chuck Torelli Kennewick City Council Pos. 5
Ed Pacheco Kennewick City Council Pos. 6
Jim Millbauer Kennewick City Council Pos. 7
Zahara Roach Pasco City Council Pos. 7
Robin Farris Puyallup City Council, Dist. 1 Pos. 1
John Palmer Puyallup City Council, Dist. 2 Pos. 1
Ned Witting Puyallup City Council, Dist. 3 Pos. 1
Heather Shadko Puyallup City Council At-Large
Senayet Negusse SeaTac City Council Pos. 1
Damiana Merryweather SeaTac City Council Pos. 3
Takele Gobena SeaTac City Council Pos. 5
Mohammed Egal SeaTac City Council Pos. 7
Lisa Herbold Seattle City Council Pos. 1
Tammy Morales Seattle City Council Pos. 2
Ami Nguyen Seattle City Council Pos. 3
Kshama Sawant Seattle City Council Pos. 3
Emily Myers Seattle City Council Pos. 4
Deborah Rankin Seattle City Council Pos. 5
Ben Stuckart City of Spokane Mayor
Breean Beggs Spokane City Council Council President
Jerrall Haynes Spokane City Council, Dist. 1 Pos. 1
Lori Kinnear Spokane City Council, Dist. 2 Pos. 1
Karen Stratton Spokane City Council, Dist. 3 Pos. 1
Nathe Lawver Tacoma City Council Pos. 1
Keith Blocker Tacoma City Council Pos. 3
Conor McCarthy Tacoma City Council Pos. 7
Kristina Walker Tacoma City Council Pos. 8
Aaron Pointer Tacoma Parks and Recreation Commission

Pos. 1

Erik Paulsen Vancouver City Council Pos. 2
Ty Stober Vancouver City Council Pos. 5
Adam Aguilera Vancouver City Council Pos. 6