House Endorsements

The League of Education Voters (LEV) is pleased to announce its endorsements for the 2016 general election.

“Our vision is to improve public education for all students in Washington state, from cradle to career, with ample, equitable, and stable funding,” said LEV CEO Chris Korsmo. “To achieve that vision, our goal is to elect candidates who will be partners in that effort.”

LEV’s endorsement process is conducted by a committee of board and community members who interviewed candidates beginning in May. The LEV Board voted to approve the committee’s recommendations for endorsement.

2016 LEV Endorsements

The endorsements below are accurate as of 8/30/2016.

Candidates for the House of Representatives

District Name Party
2 JT Wilcox R
5 Paul Graves R
10 Norma Smith R
13 Tom Dent R
13 Matt Manweller R
21 Lillian Ortiz-Self D
23 Drew Hansen D
25 Melanie Stambaugh R
26 Michelle Caldier R
28 Dick Muri R
29 David Sawyer D
31 Drew Stokesbary R
32 Ruth Kagi D
33 Tina Orwall D
36 Gael Tarleton D
37 Eric Pettigrew D
39 Dan Kristiansen R
40 Kris Lytton D
41 Tana Senn D
41 Judy Clibborn D
43 Frank Chopp D
44 John Lovick D
45 Larry Springer D
47 Pat Sullivan D
47 Brooke Valentine D

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For more information or to be considered for endorsement, please contact Nancy Hopkins at