The SEIU6 Political Committee recommends the following candidates, approved by the SEIU6 Executive Board.
Seattle Mayor Lorena González
Seattle City Council Position 8 Teresa Mosqueda
Seattle City Council Position 9 Brianna Thomas
Seattle City Council Position 9 Nikkita Oliver
King County Executive Dow Constantine
King County Council Position 3 Sarah Perry
King County Council Position 5 Dave Upthegrove
King County Council Position 9 Ubax Gardeheere
King County Hospital District 1 Monique Taylor-Swan
King County Ballot Initiative — Best Start for Kids Approve
Spokane City Council Position 2 Betsy Wilkerson
Spokane City Council Position 3 Zachary Zappone
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards
Port of Seattle
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 1 Ryan Calkins
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 3 Hamdi Mohamed
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 4 Toshiko Hasegawa
The results are in, and certified by the state!
We’re proud to report that of the 56 candidates we endorsed for the Washington state legislature, 47 won! Another two are down by so few votes that the races are going to a recount.
Here’s a list of all of our winning statewide and federal endorsements. Thanks to everyone who worked hard with us to elect champions of working people!
We’re excited to work with the state and federal public servants to advance rights for immigrants and workers, here in Washington state as well as nationwide.
Issued: February 8, 2018
SEIU6, SEIU 925, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and SEIU 775 Statement on ICE Targeting Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando
SEATTLE— SEIU6 President Sergio Salinas, SEIU 925 President Karen Hart, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, and SEIU 775 President David Rolf issued the following statement after ICE opened deportation proceedings against Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando:
“Maru Mora-Villalpando stands at the forefront of a movement that has brought public awareness to the cruelties suffered by immigrant families at the hands of the detention and deportation system here in Washington State. Her work has inspired hunger strikes at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, and a lawsuit filed by Washington’s Attorney General against Geo Group, the corporate owner of NWDC, for paying detainees who work in its facility just $1 a day. After 25 years of living in the U.S. and dedicating her life to immigrant justice, ICE has put Mora-Villalpando in deportation proceedings, threatening to separate her from her 20-year-old U.S.-born daughter.
“The SEIU family recognizes ICE’s actions as an intimidation tactic meant to silence a powerful voice that speaks out on behalf of our immigrant brothers and sisters. We stand with Mora-Villalpando and her daughter in denouncing ICE’s actions and demanding that the agency cease its retaliatory measures against immigrant activists in Washington State and across the nation.”
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SEIU6 President Sergio Salinas
SEIU 925 President Karen Hart
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne
SEIU 775 President David Rolf
Erin Sroka, Strategic Communications Associate
SEIU6 – Property Services NW