Fuse’s 2024 Election Early Endorsements

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Fuse Washington in blue on an orange starburst in the shape of Washington state

For questions about our endorsement process please reach out to our Campaign Director Rosey Barber at Rosey@FuseWashington.org

Fuse has released our list of early endorsements ahead of the 2024 election. Fuse's criteria for endorsements include:

  • Supporting candidates who have outstanding leadership qualities and will fight for working people, a healthy environment, and a better future for our children.
  • Supporting women, people of color, young people, and LGBTQ+ candidates running for office.
  • Supporting strong progressive candidates in competitive races against more conservative opponents.
  • Supporting progressives in races where the balance of power in the elected body is at stake and where Fuse’s efforts could help gain or protect a progressive majority.

Our 2024 early endorsed candidates will be included in our Progressive Voters Guide when it is released in early July. You can help us support all of these candidates by making a donation to the Progressive Voters Guide here!



Rep. Pramila Jayapal for Congress, 7th CD

Elected in 2016, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is now serving her fourth term in Congress representing Washington’s 7th District. She is the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one of only two dozen naturalized citizens currently serving in the United States Congress. Congresswoman Jayapal is also the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which she has grown to over 100 members. She has used her position to effectively advance progressive priorities in the House, such as pressuring the Democratic caucus to keep safety net expansion provisions in the Build Back Better Act. In Congress, Representative Jayapal has been a leader on healthcare, immigration, and working people's rights.


Pierce County

Ryan Mello for Pierce County Executive

Progressive Democrat Ryan Mello is running to lead Washington’s second largest county and make history as the second openly gay county executive in the country. Currently serving as the chair of the Pierce County Council, Mello has impressive experience in local government as well as a great track record of environmental, housing, and transit advocacy. Electing Mello as County Executive would flip the Pierce County government to Democratic control after 7 years of incumbent Republican Bruce Dammeier, who is now term-limited out.


Spokane County

Molly Marshall for Spokane County Commissioner

Molly Marshall is an air force veteran with 30 years of military experience and leadership running for Spokane County Council District 5. Marshall is seeking to unseat long-time right-wing Republican incumbent Al French and flip control of the county to Democrats. Her top priorities are tackling issues of public safety, addressing the contaminated water crisis in her district, and fire mitigation. Winning this race would also advance progress in Spokane County on issues like criminal justice reform, workers rights, reducing climate pollution, and investments in childcare, human services, housing, and transportation.