Press Release

Friday, July 10

AWB Endorses 44 Legislative Candidates

Candidates earn automatic endorsement based on AWB voting record

OLYMPIA — Forty-four incumbent members of the Washington State Legislature who are seeking reelection have earned automatic endorsements from the Association of Washington Business (AWB). The endorsements are based on the lawmakers’ voting record on issues of significance to employers.

“Washington will be facing enormous challenges as we attempt to rebound from this pandemic and rebuild our economy,” AWB President Kris Johnson said. “We need lawmakers who understand what employers are facing and are committed to taking action that will help employers get back on their feet. The candidates we are endorsing now have consistently supported a strong private sector for urban and rural Washington.”

Incumbents with an 80 percent or higher voting record with the association receive an automatic endorsement. Additional endorsements of non-incumbent candidates and candidates who did not qualify for an automatic endorsement will be made later and AWB’s complete 2020 Voting Record will be available later this summer. 

District           Position                                              Name                                     

2                      State Representative, Position 2         J.T. Wilcox

2                      State Representative, Position 1         Andrew Barkis

4                      State Senator                                       Mike Padden

4                      State Representative, Position 1         Bob McCaslin

6                      State Representative, Position 1         Mike Volz

6                      State Representative, Position 2         Jenny Graham

7                      State Representative, Position 2         Joel Kretz

7                      State Representative, Position 1         Jacquelin Maycumber

8                      State Representative, Position 2         Matt Boehnke

8                      State Representative, Position 1         Brad Klippert

9                      State Senator                                       Mark Schoesler

9                      State Representative, Position 1         Mary Dye

9                      State Representative, Position 2         Joe Schmick

12                    State Senator                                       Brad Hawkins

12                    State Representative, Position 1         Keith Goehner

12                    State Representative, Position 2         Mike Steele

13                    State Representative, Position 1         Tom Dent

13                    State Representative, Position 2         Alex Ybarra

14                    State Senator                                       Curtis King

14                    State Representative, Position 1         Chris Corry

14                    State Representative, Position 2         Gina Mosbrucker

15                    State Representative, Position 1         Bruce Chandler

15                    State Representative, Position 2         Jeremie Dufault

16                    State Representative, Position 2         Skyler Rude

17                    State Senator                                       Lynda Wilson

17                    State Representative, Position 2         Paul Harris

17                    State Representative, Position 1         Vicki Kraft

18                    State Senator                                       Ann Rivers

18                    State Representative, Position 2         Larry Hoff

18                    State Representative, Position 1         Brandon Vick

19                    State Representative, Position 1         Jim Walsh

20                    State Senator                                       John Braun

20                    State Representative, Position 2         Ed Orcutt

25                    State Representative, Position 1         Kelly Chambers

26                    State Representative, Position 2         Michelle Caldier

26                    State Representative, Position 1         Jesse Young

28                    State Senator                                       Steve O'Ban

31                    State Representative, Position 1         Drew Stokesbary

35                    State Representative, Position 1         Dan Griffey

35                    State Representative, Position 2         Drew MacEwen

39                    State Senator                                       Keith Wagoner

39                    State Representative, Position 2         Carolyn Eslick

39                    State Representative, Position 1         Robert Sutherland

42                    State Representative, Position 1         Luanne Van Werven

 

 

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