Our 2024 Primary Endorsements 

Stand 2024 Primary Endorsements

State legislators make critical decisions that impact the challenges children and families face on a daily basis, including decisions about school funding, student mental health services, childcare affordability, public safety, and more. Elections are our opportunity to decide who will represent us to make those decisions.

That’s why the Stand for Children Washington PAC interviews and endorses candidates running for office in Washington who will put policy above politics and focus on what’s right for young people rather than what’s politically popular. 

We prioritize endorsing candidates who can dig in and reach across lines of difference to find common ground and make changes that last. A Stand for Children Washington PAC endorsed candidate is someone who…

  • Will work towards ensuring students furthest from educational justice are served by the education system.
  • Knows we must invest in improving our statewide Ninth Grade On-Track rate to improve graduation rates.
  • Is committed to supporting policy changes that ensure students are earning and using credit for their dual credit classes.
  • Supports efforts to give youth community support, educational opportunity, and a meaningful second chance – not just punishment – when they make mistakes

Through our endorsement process we identify candidates who share our vision of building systems that are just, equitable, and student-centered. Our endorsed candidates may not agree with us 100% of the time, but they share our values, listen to their constituents, and use data to make informed decisions.

PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS

As the 2024 Primary Election approaches on August 6, 2024, the Stand for Children Washington PAC is proud to announce our initial list of endorsed incumbents who will be champions of young people in Washington state:

  • Julio Cortes (D), District 38, State Representative Pos. 1
  • Tana Senn (D), District 4, State Representative Pos. 1
  • Mike Steele (R), District 12, State Representative Pos. 2
  • Monica Stonier (D), District 49, State Representative Pos. 2

You’ve read our endorsement list, now what? 

In an arena dominated by political parties, we strive to remain non-partisan and student-focused. So we encourage you to reach out to the candidates in your district to find out where they stand on the issues you care most about and the solutions to make it happen. 

October 28th: Last day voters can register or update their mailing address online or via mail

November 5th: Last day voters can register or update their mailing address in-person

Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.

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