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Seattle WA [07/05/2023] — Fuse has released its first set of pre-primary endorsements for the 2023 election, and one early endorsement for the 2024 election. "We're proud to endorse these incredible progressive champions who will deliver on the issues that matter most to Washingtonians, from creating good, living-wage jobs to giving everyone a roof over their heads that they can afford," said Rosey Barber, Campaign Director of Fuse Washington.
Our 2023 early endorsed candidates will be included in our Progressive Voters Guide when it is released in early July. The endorsements are listed below:
We believe that Bob Ferguson is the best possible choice for Governor because of his strong progressive values, and his impressive track record of leadership and effectiveness on a wide range of issues impacting Washington’s future and quality of life.
Claudia Balducci has been a champion for transit, housing, environmental sustainability, education, health care, and equity, and has consistently delivered results.
In four years, Girmay Zahilay has had a transformational impact, particularly in creating treatment centers for neighbors in behavioral health crises, building more affordable homes, and investing more in youth opportunities and overall community wellbeing.
Teresa Mosqueda for King County Council (District 8)
Teresa Mosqueda would be a great addition to the King County Council, as she has a proven track record of delivering progressive results on progressive revenue, improving public health responses, building green workforce housing, and investing in childcare and living-wage jobs
Lisa Brown's campaign is focused on increasing neighborhood safety, creating a thriving Spokane economy, increasing housing supply and home ownership, and addressing homelessness through proven prevention strategies like apprenticeships, mental health services, and affordable housing.
Betsy Wilkerson is a progressive small businesswoman who has been a strong champion on a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, and racial equity. If elected, Wilkerson would be the first Black woman to be City Council President.
Lindsay Shaw is a longtime neighborhood leader who has worked to add bike lanes, crosswalks, and murals in her community, and is running to give Northeast Spokane an advocate in City Hall.
Paul Dillon is a strong progressive champion who has worked with Fuse locally for almost a decade and will prioritize building new affordable housing and raising the minimum wage to boost the local economy and support struggling families.
Jaime Stacy successfully organized her community to stop MAGA Republican on the school board from passing a slew of bad policies like book bans, and now she's running to bring her progressive vision to the board.
Mike Wiser is a powerful voice for discipline reform and racial equity work in Spokane schools, which is why Fuse endorses his re-election bid.
For questions about our endorsement process please reach out to our Campaign Director Rosey Barber at Rosey@FuseWashington.org