Dear Friends, 

Today is the last Fantastic Friday before the 2020 General Election – the most important election of many of our lifetimes. So much is on the ballot this Tuesday, and it’s important that we make our voices heard, and that we cast our votes the next seven generations in our minds.

If you are not registered to vote, you can still cast a ballot this Tuesday! Washington State allows for day of, in-person registration. While you are no longer able to register by mail or online, you can click here to find your county elections department where you can register on Election Day!

If you are registered to vote, that is fantastic! Ballots were sent out to all registered voters several weeks ago, and I hope you have taken the time to fill them out and return them. If you haven’t yet, it’s incredibly important that you use one of the secure ballot drop boxes – it is too late to send in your ballot through the mail.

Check out the links below to find your nearest drop box:

Skagit County

San Juan County

Whatcom County

If you have already voted, thank you! You can check your ballot status to make sure it was received and counted by entering your name and birthday on the Secretary of State’s website. Once you enter that information, click on “Ballot Status” on the left side of the page, and see if your ballot has been marked as “accepted!” Note from the SOS: Please allow 3-5 business days for your ballot to be posted as received.


If you have more questions about your ballot, you can call the WA State Democrats’ Voter Protection Hotline at 206-309-8683 any day between 8:00 am – 9:00 pm! You’ll talk to a friendly person who will be happy to help you with any last questions you might have about your ballot.

I’m so grateful to all of the candidates who have worked hard and campaigned across Washington State – it is always inspiring to see such dedication to public service, and such passion for helping other Washingtonians.

Keep scrolling for a list of the candidates that I’m endorsing this election – I hope they can count on your support as well!

“Stay Safe, Stay Healthy”
Rep. Debra Lekanoff

Special Shout-Out to ROcio Lopez, 40th LD PCO!

I want to thank Rocio for all her dedication she has given to the 40th LD and ensuring our Latino communities are represented at the local, state and federal levels of government. She is a tireless advocate for disability rights, ending homelessness, and police reform. We are lucky that she is a part of our community here in the 40th LD and Skagit County, and I am so grateful for her leadership on these important issues. Thank you, Rocio!

Re-Elect Governor Jay Inslee

Governor Jay Inslee has been a longtime champion for the people of Washington State. From his years in congress to his years as Governor, he has helped to build and support a strong economy, healthy environment, and created a safe place for all Washingtonians.

He has shown tremendous leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to help us set a national precedent that reflects who Washingtonians are – the first to lead the people in the nation on difficult issues and situations.

I am proud to work alongside him in Olympia, and I am thrilled to endorse his re-election campaign! To learn more about his campaign, click here.

Re-Elect Attorney General Bob Ferguson


Attorney General Bob Ferguson has done a tremendous job since he was first elected in 2012, and I am proud to endorse him for re-election! He has long been an advocate for the most vulnerable in our state, protected our environment and wildlife, and so much more!

I’m so appreciative of all the support he has given me, and thankful that I am able to lift him up as well. To get involved, donate, or learn more about Bob, check out his website here.

Gael Tarleton for Secretary of State


It has been an honor to serve beside Gael Tarleton in the Washington State House of Representatives these past two years. She has brought such incredible depth and experience to every conversation, and always has a keen eye towards maximizing the impact we can have on the people who most need our help.

I’m so appreciative of all the support he has given me, and thankful that I am able to lift him up as well. To get involved, donate, or learn more about Bob, check out his website here.

Mike Pellicciotti For State Treasurer

Representative Mike Pellicciotti from the 30th LD is currently running as our Democratic candidate for State Treasurer, and I am proud to endorse his campaign! Mike has long worked in the people’s house on increasing visibility, removing ‘dark money’ from our elections, and banning foreign corporate money in Washington State’s campaigns. 

Photo taken in 2018

Mike will be a tremendous treasurer for our state and I look forward to seeing all that he will accomplish. Mike also works as an Assistant Attorney General, and in that capacity he has fought against financial fraud and government waste, ensuring that your tax dollars go where they are supposed to – places that improve our communities and our state.

To learn more about Mike’s campaign, click here

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis for State Supreme Court


Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis has done an incredible job in her time on the Washington State Supreme Court, and has been a shining example for our youth across the state. It brings me great joy to see her on the State Supreme Court, and I am proud to endorse her campaign to retain her current seat. 

I am so impressed by Justice Montoya-Lewis’ quality of leadership. She understands that litigants’ needs run deeper than the law. She is a problem solver, a pathmaker, and a community healer.

To learn more about Justice Montoya-Lewis’ campaign, click here. 

Re-Elect Super Intendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

Chris has done a fantastic job as Superintendent of Public Instruction since taking office in January of 2017, and it has been a pleasure working side by side with him to ensure that all of Washington’s students have access to quality education.

I’m happy to endorse Chris in his re-election campaign! For more information, click here.

Re-Elect Congressman Rick Larsen 2nd Congressional District

Congressman Rick Larsen has represented the 2nd Congressional District in Washington for years, and has made Washingtonians proud. He has long worked on behalf of workers across our State, and I am proud to endorse his re-election campaign!

For more about Congressman Larson’s campaign, click here.

Re-Elect Congressman Denny Heck 10th Congressional District

Since he first took office in 2013, Congressman Denny Heck has done a tremendous job representing the people of the 10th Congressional District, and has set a strong example that Washingtonians should be proud of.

Photo taken in 2018

This year, he’s running to be our Lieutenant Governor, and he will bring strong values of transparency, fairness, and fighting for the most vulnerable among us to the office. I’m proud to endorse his campaign, and look forward to working with him in the future!

For more about his campaign, click here.

Beth Doglio for the 10th Congressional District

Representative Beth Doglio has built a relationship with the first people of Washington state, and has with them on protecting the environment, addressing climate change, and creating a strong economy for all.

Beth believes in the way of life that making decisions for 7 generations to come is vital to the sustainability of Washington values. She has served the 22nd LD well, and will make an incredible member of Congress for the 10th Congressional District!

I am proud to endorse her campaign, and if you want to learn more, click here.

Ingrid Anderson for 5th LD State Senate

We’re just over a month away from the general election, and it’s important that we think seriously about who we want to represent us in Olympia, and the kinds of voices we want to shape the future of Washington State.

Ingrid Anderson has worked for years as a nurse at Overlake Hospital, always committing herself to the fundamental idea of helping others and giving back. I am proud to endorse her as she runs for the State Senate in the 5th LD, and I look forward to working alongside her as we continue to address so many important issues. 

For more information about Ingrid’s campaign, click here.

Helen Price Johnson for 10th LD State Senate

I believe we have found a partner in the 10th District with Helen Price Johnson who can represent our community, who can represent our rural voices, and who understands the value of making those strong economic decisions with environmental prosperity in mind. I am thrilled to endorse Helen’s campaign, and look forward to working with her in the future! 

Learn more about Helen’s campaign here.

Angie Homola for 10th LD Representative

Angie has been working for transparency and good government for decades. Her integrity and experience as an Island County Commissioner makes her a promising new addition to the State House. I’m happy to endorse her campaign, and look forward to working with her in Olympia!

Click here to learn more about Angie’s campaign.

Re-Elect Representative Dave Paul 10th LD

Dave’s background in education is a valuable addition to the legislature. His record in securing funding for rural health, affordable housing, childcare facilities and transportation projects shows that he will make sure everyone is included in our COVID recovery.

It’s been a pleasure working alongside Dave in Olympia these past two years, and I’m happy to endorse his campaign!

Click here to learn more about Dave’s campaign.

Re-Elect Representative Zack Hudgins 11th LD


Zack Hudgins has served the 11th LD incredibly well during his time in Olympia, and he has been an invaluable resource these past two years. I am always confident having him beside me as we work on housing and homelessness, climate change, and more.

I am proud to endorse Zack Hudgin’s re-election campaign. He is an incredible advocate for Washingtonians, and you can find more information about his campaign here.

Tanisha Harris for 17th LD Representative

Tanisha Harris has been a strong, passionate, and vocal member of the Democratic Party here in Washington State for years, and I am proud to endorse her current campaign to represent the 17th LD beside me in the people’s house.

Tanisha is not only a Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, 17th LD Democrats State Committeewoman, and Executive Board Member of the Washington State Democrats, but she also spent 10 years working for the Evergreen School District. She brings with her an incredible depth of knowledge and experience for supporting our schools and providing for our students.

We need people like Tanisha in our Legislature who will stand up for what is right, work for the benefit of all Washingtonians, and help us create a better tomorrow.

Learn more about Tanisha’s campaign here.

Re-Elect Representative Drew Hansen 23rd LD

Representative Drew Hansen is a warrior who fights for the judicial system to be incorporated into policy and laws that reflect Washington values. His commitment to workforce development through education, financing students, and making sure every Washingtonian has a pathway to be a part of the workforce.

He has been an incredible ally in Olympia, and I’m excited to work with him in the future. Drew stands for the protection of communities, education for all, and fairness that everybody be treated with respect and honor and equality.

I’m happy to endorse him, and if you want to learn more about his campaign click here.

Joy Stanford for 26th LD Representative

Earlier this week it was my pleasure to support Joy Stanford’s campaign to represent the 26th LD alongside me in Olympia. Joy will bring a much-needed perspective to the Legislature, and I can’t wait to work with her on education, housing, and building back a strong economy post-COVID-19.

I’m proud to endorse her campaign, and I look forward to working with Joy soon! Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday – if you want to learn more about Joy’s campaign, click here.

Carrie Hesch for 26th LD Representative

Carrie Hesch will make an incredible Representative for the 26th LD, and I am proud to endorse her campaign! She will bring an incredibly valuable voice to Olympia, and I look forward to working with her on important issues like transportation, healthcare, clean energy, and more!

For more about Carrie’s campaign, click here.

T’wina Nobles for 28th LD State Senate

T’wina Nobles brings nearly 15 years of experience in education as an instructor, PTA leader, and School Board member. She currently serves as the President and CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, and is running to represent the 28th LD in Washington’s State Senate.

I’m proud to endorse T’wina, and I know that she will bring an incredible, informed, and passionate voice to ongoing conversations in Olympia. She’ll bring with her decades of life experience, and a unique perspective that will be welcome as we move into 2021 and beyond.

To learn more about T’wina’s campaign, click here.

Re-Elect Representative Steve Kirby 29th LD

I am proud to endorse Representative Steve Kirby in the 29th LD! He has always put Washingtonians first, and worked to improve the lives of everyone. I’m excited to get back to work in Olympia with him, and I hope that he can count on you this Tuesday!

For more about Representative Kirby’s campaign, click here.

Emily Wicks for 38th LD Representative

Since she was appointed earlier this year, Representative Emily Wicks as worked tirelessly to support Washingtonians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily has always put the people first as we have worked for a strong economic recovery, supported local governments, and strengthened our public health system.

She has done a tremendous job in her time in Olympia, and I’m excited to continue working with her for years to come! I fully endorse Emily’s campaign, and I hope she can count on your support!

For more information about Representative Wicks’ campaign, click here.

Claus Joens for the 39th LD Representative

It is so important that we elect representatives that we can trust, and I’m proud to say that Claus Joens – candidate to represent the 39th LD – is someone we can absolutely trust. He will bring a tremendous amount of experience with him to Olympia, and I’m excited to work with him on creating a better Washington.

I am happy to endorse Claus Joens’ campaign! If you want to learn more about him, click here.

Alex Ramel for 40th LD Representative

Since being appointed in January to represent the 40th LD beside me in Olympia, Representative Ramel has worked tirelessly to support our local communities, protect our environment for generations to come, and so much more. Representative Ramel has my support, and my endorsement in this Tuesday’s election!

Photo taken in 2019

For more about Representative Ramel’s campaign, click here.

Liz Lovelett for State Senate 40th LD

All of us here in the 40th LD should be proud of how Senator Liz Lovelett has represented us in Olympia since she was appointed in 2019. She has worked to secure education funding, reform our tax system, and promote clean energy alternatives that will help protect our natural beauty right here in the 40th.

I’m so happy to endorse Senator Lovelett’s campaign! Click here to learn more about her.

Re-Elect Representative Sharon Shewmake 42nd LD

It has been such a pleasure serving in the State Legislature beside Representative Sharon Shewmake these past two years. As a fellow mother and first-term Representative, she has been a strong and steady voice on supporting legislation that helps Washingtonians and makes peoples lives better.

Sharon is a tremendous advocate for her constituents, and I am proud to endorse her re-election campaign! Together we will continue to work on building long-term, steady economic growth that keeps our ecosystems and environments in mind, while doing everything we can to help all who call this place home.


For more information about Representative Shewmake, click here.

Re-Elect Representative Frank Chopp 43rd LD

Representative Frank Chopp has long represented the 43rd LD, and has been a tremendous voice in Olympia. It has been a pleasure working side by side with him on education, healthcare, housing, and more during my first term in the Peoples’ House.

I’m so grateful to have Representative Chopp’s support, and I’m happy to endorse his campaign! To learn more about Congressman Chopp, click here.


Cindy Wolf for San Juan County Council


Cindy Wolf is currently running to serve on the San Juan County Council, and I am proud to endorse her campaign! Cindy has been a tremendous community leader for years, always listening with a keen ear to the issues and needs around her, and taking strong action to address those issues.

She brings with her the power of a mother and the strength of a community leader with years of experience, she represents the best values for the San Juan Islands and ahs the integrity to be the leader we all want steering us in the right direction.


For more information about Cindy’s campaign, click here.


Christine Grant for Whatcom County Public Utility District (PUD) Commission

After nearly 15 years working with public and private utilities across the country, Christine Grant is running for Whatcom County Public Utility District (PUD) Commission, and I am proud to endorse her campaign! Christine will be a strong voice in Whatcom County to create clean jobs and protect our water! Learn more about Christine’s campaign here.

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