Electoral Work

“The political sphere has the most influence. It’s where we can identify issues, provide direction to public officials, and be involved in building our schools. We can also make sure that kids are being treated fairly and not being ignored.”

- Sedonia Young, Stand for Children Washington PAC board member

Elections are our opportunity -- as parents, caregivers, teachers, and people who care about our schools and our future -- to elect education champions who will stand up for our policy priorities and get better results for all our kids.

We work hard to elect education champions, so that when education issues are on the table during legislative sessions, we know we can work with lawmakers and community members to put students and schools first.


Our team conducts a fair, transparent and clear process that results in an endorsement for the candidate in each race who is most closely aligned with our education policy priorities and who displays the greatest leadership potential. We consulted with members of our endorsement committee comprised of community members, parents, and education advocates to build an endorsement process that allows ample opportunity fo evaluation of every candidate. Considerations for each endorsement include:

  • written questionnaire based on our policy priorities was emailed to all legislative candidates
  • Some candidates, particularly incumbents, were endorsed on the strength of their track record on education issues and their written questionnaire. Other candidates were invited for in-person interviews with members of our endorsement committee.
  • Candidates were evaluated based on their responses to the written questionnaire, the in-person interview, their alignment with our policy priorities.
  • After considering all relevant information, we either endorsed one candidate, made a joint endorsement or made no endorsement.

Our endorsement committee worked closely with staff to review each candidate, but only committee members (no staff) voted on final endorsement decisions.

Donate today to the Stand for Children Washington PAC and help elect education champions.

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