Our latest candidate endorsements reflect the diversity of the communities they would serve

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May 16, 2018, Seattle, WA –  Today, the Children’s Campaign Fund (CCF), announced its latest endorsements of candidates, all women and/or people of color, to be the next voices for children in the Washington state Legislature. CCF is the state’s longest-standing, non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to helping elect legislators who will fight for the health, safety, education and welfare of Washington state’s children.

CCF’s latest candidate endorsements for the state House of Representatives are:

  • 1st Legislative District (Represents part of northeast King County and south Snohomish County, including areas of Kirkland, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and Brier) – Rep. Shelley Kloba
  • 14th Legislative District (Represents Skamania and Klickitat Counties, and part of Clark and Yakima Counties, including North Bonneville, Stevenson, White Salmon, Goldendale, Tieton, Naches and part of Yakima.) – Sasha Bentley
  • 17th Legislative District (Represents part of Clark County including parts of Ridgefield, Battle Ground and Vancouver.) – Tanisha Harris
  • 18th Legislative District (Represents part of Clark County including Ridgefield, La Center, part of Battle Ground, part of Vancouver, Camas and Washougal.) – Kathy Gillespie
  • 19th Legislative District (Represents Pacific and Wahkiakum Counites and part of Cowlitz, Lewis, and Grays Harbor Counties including Westport, Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Montesano, Raymond, South Bend, Long Beach, Ilwaco, Cathlamet, Longview and part of Kelso.) – Erin Frasier
  • 33rd Legislative District (Represents part of King County including SeaTac, Des Moines, Normandy Park, and part of Kent, Burien and Renton.) – Rep. Tina Orwall
  • 36th Legislative District (Represents part of Seattle: Magnolia, Briarcliff, Queen Anne, Lawton Park, Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood, Loyal Heights and Sunset Hill.) – Rep. Noel Frame
  • 37th Legislative District (Represents Rainier Valley, Rainier Beach, Columbia City, North Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, Leschi, Madrona, Skyway and part of Beacon Hill and Renton.) – Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos
  • 41st Legislative District (Represents part of King County including Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Issaquah, Sammamish and the northern part of Renton.) – Rep. Tana Senn
  • 43rd Legislative District (Represents part of Seattle including Pike Place, Denny Regrade, Capitol Hill, Broadway, Madison Park, Washington Park, Broadmoor, Montlake, University District, Wallingford, Fremont and downtown Seattle. )- Rep. Nicole Macri
  • 46th Legislative District (Represents part of King County and the city of Seattle including Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and Lake City.) – Rep. Javier Valdez
  • 49th Legislative District (Represents part of Clark County including part of Vancouver.) – Rep. Monica Stonier

“Washington state’s diversity is its strength and we should support and elect candidates who look like and will effectively represent the communities they serve,” said Randi Abrams-Caras, CCF co-chair. “These candidates will fight for the health, well-being, safety and education of all of Washington’s kids in Olympia.”

As the May 18 candidate filing approaches for the Nov. 6 election, CCF has had nearly 100 candidates request interviews for endorsements. It is one of a handful of children’s PACs in the country and the nation’s oldest statewide PAC for children. In addition to helping elect legislative voices for our children, CCF also supports select statewide races and ballot measures that directly impact the well-being of children and families.