WSLC issues 2020 election endorsements

Doglio endorsed in 10th CD race; all five Path to Power candidates recommended


UPDATE (Sept. 25, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO made additional endorsements at its 2020 Convention in September. Here is the complete list of WSLC 2020 Endorsements, effective Sept. 25.

(May 18, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held its 2020 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsement Convention on Saturday, May 16. More than 300 delegates representing unions from across Washington state gathered online for this first-ever “virtual” convention to vote on which candidates have earned organized labor’s support for election this fall. Delegates considered endorsements for congressional, statewide, state legislative, and statewide judicial candidates. By WSLC Constitution, a two-thirds majority vote is needed for endorsement.

Here is the full list of WSLC endorsements.

Beth Doglio, a state representative in the 22nd District that includes Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, was endorsed for Congress in the 10th District race to fill the open seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck. Doglio is a strong advocate for Washington’s working families with a 100% lifetime WSLC voting record and has sponsored — and succeeded in passing — many pro-worker bills during her tenure in the Legislature.

All five of the WSLC’s 2020 “Path to Power” candidates for State Legislature received endorsements. The WSLC’s Path to Power candidate training program provides union members and local community activists with the tools and tips to run a successful political campaign in an effort to build power that will positively influence our communities. Here are the five Path to Power candidates who were endorsed by the WSLC on Saturday (follow links to view video messages):

Ingrid Anderson, a Registered Nurse at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and member of the Washington State Nurses Association, is running for State Senate in Washington’s 5th Legislative District in eastern King County.

Liz Berry, a nonprofit executive director, is running for the State House in the 36th Legislative District in Seattle.

Clint Bryson, a third generation IBEW member who serves as Assistant Business Manager for IBEW Local 76, for State Representative in the 19th LD that stretches from Aberdeen south to Long Beach and east to Longview.

Carrie Hesch, a Teamsters Local 117 member, is running for the State Representative in the 26th Legislative District, representing Kitsap Peninsula communities from Bremerton and Port Orchard south to Gig Harbor.

Suzanne Woodard, a Registered Nurse and UFCW 21 member, is running for State Representative in the 10th LD, which is Island County and parts of Skagit and Snohomish counties.

Check out the full list of WSLC endorsements.

The WSLC, a state federation of the AFL-CIO, is the largest labor organization in Washington state, representing the interests of more than 600 local unions with 550,000 members. For more information, visit www.wslc.org. For more information about endorsements, contact Cherika Carter, WSLC Political and Strategic Campaigns Director, via email or at 206-281-8901.

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