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President of the United States

What They Do: Commander in Chief of the military, oversees the national government, can sign or veto bills from Congress

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000?
Do you support
decriminalizing offenses that pose no safety threat and that have historically targeted Black and Brown communities?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman's right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

Former Secretary of State, US Senator, Attorney.

Supported by

  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Service Employees International Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jill Stein

Green Party

Doctor, Fmr Lexington Town Meeting Rep.

Supported by

  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Marc Lamont Hill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party

Former Governor of New Mexico.

Supported by

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Drew Carey
  • Former Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-MN)

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Real Estate Developer and Reality TV Star.

Supported by

  • American Energy Alliance
  • National Border Patrol Council
  • National Rifle Association

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Governor

What They Do: The Governor runs state departments, can pass or veto legislation and is the leader of the executive branch of government in Washington.

About the Candidates
Do you support
police accountability initiative I-873?
Do you support
banning LGBTQ "conversion" therapy in Washington State?
Do you support
not letting local police help Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) deport immigrant families?
Do you support
I-1443 to raise the minimum wage and guarantee sick and safe days to workers in Washington state?
Do you support
the Washington Voting Rights Act in it's current form?

Jay Inslee

Democratic Party

A former Congressmen and the current Governor of Washington.

Supported by

  • Washington Conservation Voters
  • Washington Education Association

Did Not Respond

Yes

Did Not Respond

Yes

Yes

Bill Bryant

Republican Party

Former King County/Seattle Port Commissioner and business owner

Supported by

  • Washington Farm Bureau
  • Former Attorney General Rob McKenna

No

No

No

No

No

US Senator for Washington

What They Do: Writes and decides whether national laws pass or fail, approves or blocks Supreme Court justices & other nominees.s

About the Candidates
Do you support
Raising taxes on people making over $250,000 per year?
Do you support
Protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
Banning LGBTQ conversion therapy?
Do you support
Making college free for students from families making less than $125,000 per year?
Do you support
Offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
Taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
The police accountability ballot initiative, I-873?

Patty Murray

Democratic Party

US Senator for Washington

Supported by

  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Sierra Club
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chris Vance

Republican Party

Former State Representative, County Councilor, & Chairman of Washington Republican Party

Supported by

  • National Electrical Contractors Association PAC
  • Mainstream Republicans of Washington
  • Carly Fiorina

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Lieutenant Governor

What They Do: The Lieutenant Governor acts as the Governor when the Governor is out of the state or is otherwise unable to serve and they are the President of the State Senate.

About the Candidates
Do you support
police accountability measure, I-873?
Do you support
banning LGBTQ "conversion" therapy in the state of Washington?
Do you support
not letting local police help Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) deport immigrant families?
Do you support
I-1443 to raise the minimum wage and guarantee sick and safe days to workers in Washington state?
Do you support
the Washington State Voting Rights Act?

Cyrus Habib

Democratic Party

Cyrus Habib is a former State Representative and current State Senator representing East King County.

Supported by

  • One America Votes
  • The Stranger

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Marty McClendon

Republican Party

A life-long Washingtonian, realtor and host of radio show "Eyes on Washington"

Supported by

  • Washington State Republican Party
  • Senator Mike Padden

No

No

No

No

No

Secretary of State

What They Do: The primary responsibility of the Secretary of State is to oversee all things elections, voter registration, corporations and state archives in Washington.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the Washington Voting Rights Act in it's current form?
Do you support
16 and 17 year old pre-registration?
Do you support
automatically and securely registering every eligible citizen to vote?
Do you support
providing paid postage on return ballot envelopes for all Washington voters?
Do you support
an increase of ballot boxes on college campuses?

Tina Podlodowski

Democratic Party

A former Microsoft Executive and Seattle City Council member

Supported by

  • Equal Rights Washington
  • Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kim Wyman

Republican Party

Former Thurston County Auditor and current Secretary of State

Supported by

  • Washington Education Association
  • Seattle Times Editorial Board

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Voter Information Specific To Your Area

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