Small Business PAC Makes 15 Additional Legislative Endorsements

Date: September 08, 2020

One incumbent, 14 challengers and candidates for open seats complete NFIB backing

OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 8, 2020—The political action committee for Washington state’s largest and leading small-business association today announced the completion of its legislative endorsements for the Washington House and Washington Senate in the Nov. 3 General Election.

One incumbent, Sen. Ron Muzzall, and 14 challengers and candidates for open seats bring to 59 the total number of legislative endorsements. Included in the 14 is State Rep. Chris Gildon, who is running against Puyallup Mayor Julie Door for the open 25th Legislative District senate seat currently held by Sen. Hans Zeiger who is running for the Pierce County Council.

All 59 endorsements made by the NFIB Washington PAC were either based on legislative voting records, answers to candidate questionnaires, or interviews. Today’s 15 additional endorsements are in bold in the list below. Asterisks denote current or former NFIB members.

District Position Name
2 Senate Jim McCune
2 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Andrew Barkis*
2 House, Pos. 2 Rep. JT Wilcox*
4 Senate Sen. Mike Padden
4 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Bob McCaslin
4 House, Pos. 2 Rob Chase
6 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mike Volz
6 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Jenny Graham
7 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber
7 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joel Kretz
8 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Brad Klippert
8 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Matt Boehnke
9 Senate Sen. Mark G. Schoesler*
9 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mary Dye
9 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joe Schmick*
10 Senate Sen. Ron Muzzall
10 House, Pos. 1 Greg Gilday*
10 House, Pos. 2 Bill Bruch
12 Senate Sen. Brad Hawkins*
12 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Keith Goehner*
12 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Mike Steele
13 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Tom Dent*
13 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Alex Ybarra
14 Senate Sen. Curtis P. King*
14 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Chris Corry
14 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Gina Mosbrucker
15 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Bruce Chandler
15 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Jeremie Dufault
16 Senate Perry Dozier
16 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Skyler Rude
17 Senate Sen. Lynda Wilson*
17 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Vicki Kraft
17 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Paul Harris*
18 Senate Sen. Ann Rivers
18 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Brandon Vick
18 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Larry Hoff
19 Senate Jeff Wilson
19 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jim Walsh
19 House, Pos. 2 Joel McEntire
20 Senate Sen. John Braun*
20 House, Pos. 1 Peter Abbarno
20 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Ed Orcutt
25 Senate Rep. Chris Gildon
25 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Kelly Chambers*
25 House, Pos. 2 Cyndy Jacobsen
26 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jesse L. Young
26 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Michelle Caldier
28 Senate Sen. Steve O’Ban
28 House, Pos. 2 Chris Nye
31 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Drew Stokesbary
35 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Dan Griffey
35 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Drew C. MacEwen*
39 Senate Sen. Keith L. Wagoner
39 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Robert J. Sutherland
39 House, Pos. 2 Rep. Carolyn Eslick
42 House, Pos. 1 Rep. Luanne Van Werven
42 House, Pos. 2 Jennifer Sefzik
44 House, Pos. 2 Mark James
49 Senate Rey Reynolds

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Keep up with the latest Washington state small-business news at or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_WA or on Facebook @NFIB.WA

Contact: Patrick Connor, Washington State Director,
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager,


For more than 77 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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