PAC Endorsements

RHAWA works to elect candidates who recognize rental housing as a valuable asset to communities, share a strong commitment to allowing rental housing to function as a market-based industry, and a willingness to work with the rental housing industry toward the common goal of providing safe and healthy housing. 


Election Info

If you want to learn more about the elections in your city or county, go to pdc.wa.gov and select the “Browse” option then select the “Candidates by election year and office.” This is a plentiful resource to review candidates who are running for elected office. In addition, every county in the state will have an elections website which include information on all candidates who have filed to run for office for the 2019 election cycle. If you have any questions or want to learn more about how to navigate these sites, please reach out to the RHAWA Government Affairs staff.

The 2019 General Election is November 5, so be sure your ballot is postmarked by then.


LOCAL RACES
Burien

City Council, Pos 4: Kevin Schilling

Bellevue

City Council, Pos 3: Stephanie Walter
City Council, Pos 5: Janice Zahn
City Council, Pos 7: Jennifer Robertson

Everett

City Council, Pos. 5: Scott Bader

Federal Way

City Council, Pos 3: Deputy Mayor Susan Honda
City Council, Pos 5: Mark Koppang
City Council, Pos 7: Linda Kochmar

Redmond

Mayor: Angela Birney

Renton

Mayor: Armondo Pavone 

Spokane

Mayor: Nadine Woodward 

Tacoma

City Council, District 1: John Hines
City Council, District 3: Keith Blocker
City Council, Position 7: DM Conor McCarthy 
City Council, Position 8: John O’Loughlin

Vancouver

City Council, Position 6: Sarah Fox 

COUNTY RACES
King County

Assessor: John Wilson
County Council, Pos 8: Joe McDermott

CITY OF SEATTLE
Seattle Recommended Candidates

RHAWA is not formally endorsing any candidates for City Council races in Seattle. However, the following candidates are recommended as preferred to their opponent.

City Council, Pos 1: Phil Tavel
City Council, Pos 2: Mark Solomon

City Council, Pos 3: Egan Orion
City Council, Pos 4: Alex Pedersen
City Council, Pos 5: Deborah Juarez
City Council, Pos 6: Heidi Wills
City Council, Pos 7: Andrew Lewis

Endorsement Process

RHAWA's PAC issues endorsements to inform voters of which candidates running for office recognize rental housing as a valuable asset to communities, their commitment to allowing rental housing to function as a market-based industry, and for their willingness to work with the rental housing industry toward the common goal of providing safe and healthy housing. All candidates to be considered for endorsement by RHAWA's PAC must complete our questionnaire. The RHAWA PAC reviews completed questionnaires and then chooses to interview candidates. The Political Action Committee votes to endorse candidates for all positions. If you would like to be considered for our endorsement or are interested in serving on RHAWA's PAC, please email our Deputy Director of Government Affairs at hpierce@RHAwa.org.


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