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Stand PAC Endorses Challengers in 1st, 47th

Elections | 07/15/2016

Deb Jaquith Marketing and Communications Director

Deborah serves as the marketing communications director for Stand for Children Washington.

Stand for Children Washington PAC is proud to announce early endorsement for two courageous leaders in the fight to put education at the forefront this election cycle -- Guy Palumbo for State Senate in District #1 and Brooke Valentine for State Representative in #47. Neither of these candidates are incumbents and will need strong support to ensure they are on the ballot in the general election. 

Stand endorses candidates that are dedicated to our mission of ensuring all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training. Stand only endorses candidates that are committed to innovation and entrepreneurship, and with proven track records for leading and supporting large-scale change, as well as knowledge of public education here in Washington.

Guy Palumbo for State Senate in the 1st Legislative District

Guy has worked tirelessly to serve his community; “my record of public service to our community has proven that I am focused on fighting for solutions, rather than getting bogged down in partisan politics.” Guy plans to “demand action to ensure innovation, great teachers, and accountability in our schools.” This is precisely what Stand is dedicated to: bipartisan commitment to addressing needed improvements in education.

Brooke Valentine for State Representative in the 47th Legislative District

Brooke is committed to high-quality, affordable educational opportunities that are available to all. “Safe and effective schools begin with ensuring that kids can come into the classroom ready to learn and that teachers have ample time, support and resources available to meet the needs of every child.” These align with the core principles that guide the work of Stand for Washington and our PAC. Brooke also believes as we do that we must close the achievement gap.

Because this is a Presidential election year, people are more likely to vote (20% more than midterms, or off-year elections). We need to ensure that our voices are heard in both the primary election (August 2) and the general election (November 8).  If these candidates are in your legislative district, please share this blog and tell your friends why you'll be voting for Guy Palumbo and Brooke Valentine in the primary on August 2.  

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