2022 NFIB WA PAC State Legislative Endorsements

Date: July 22, 2022

Incumbents, challengers, candidates running in open seats earn small-business backing for their campaigns for the Washington State Senate, State House of Representatives.

The NFIB Washington PAC made 54 endorsements of candidates that included NFIB members (denoted by asterisk below): 

  • LD-02, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Andrew Barkis* 
  • LD-02, House, Pos. 2 Rep. J.T. Wilcox* 
  • LD-04, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Rob Chase 
  • LD-05, House, Pos. 2 former Rep. Chad Magendanz 
  • LD-06, Senate Sen. Jeff Holy 
  • LD-06, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mike Volz 
  • LD-06, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Jenny Graham 
  • LD-07, Senate Sen. Shelly Short 
  • LD-07, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber 
  • LD-07, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joel Kretz 
  • LD-08, Senate (open seat) Rep. Matt Boehnke 
  • LD-09, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mary Dye 
  • LD-09, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joe Schmick* 
  • LD-10, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Greg Gilday*
  • LD-10, House, Pos. 2 (challenger) Karen Lesetmoe
  • LD-12, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Keith Goehner* 
  • LD-12, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Mike Steele 
  • LD-13, Senate Sen. Judy Warnick* 
  • LD-13, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Tom Dent* 
  • LD-13, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Alex Ybarra 
  • LD-14, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Chris Corry 
  • LD-14, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Gina Mosbrucker 
  • LD-15, Senate (open seat) Nikki Torres
  • LD-15, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Bruce Chandler 
  • LD-15, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Bryan Sandlin
  • LD-16, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mark Klicker 
  • LD-16, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Skyler Rude 
  • LD-17, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Paul Harris* 
  • LD-19, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jim Walsh 
  • LD-19, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joel McEntire 
  • LD-20, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Peter Abbarno 
  • LD-20, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Ed Orcutt 
  • LD-24, House, Pos. 2 (challenger) Brian Pruiett
  • LD-25, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Kelly Chambers* 
  • LD-25, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen 
  • LD-26, Senate (challenger) Rep. Jesse Young 
  • LD-26, House, Pos. 1 (open seat) Spencer Hutchins
  • LD-26, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Michelle Caldier 
  • LD-30, Senate (challenger) former Rep. Linda Kochmar 
  • LD-30, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Ashli Tagoai
  • LD-31, Senate Sen. Phil Fortunato 
  • LD-31, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Drew Stokesbary 
  • LD-31, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Eric Robertson 
  • LD-35, Senate (open seat) Rep. Drew MacEwen* 
  • LD-35, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Dan Griffey 
  • LD-38, House, Pos. 1 (open seat) Gary Kemp
  • LD-38, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Mark James
  • LD-39, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Robert Sutherland 
  • LD-39, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Carolyn Eslick 
  • LD-42, Senate Sen. Simon Sefzik 
  • LD-44, House, Pos. 1 former Rep. Mark Harmsworth 
  • LD-45, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Larry Springer 
  • LD-47, Senate (open seat) Bill Boyce
  • LD-47, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Carmen Goers

Endorsements were made by a committee of small business owners from across the state based on questionnaire responses, fundraising, and voter outreach. Research shows voters prefer small-business-backed candidates to those supported by organized labor or other groups.

The NFIB WA PAC will make further endorsements after the August 2 Primary.

Contact: Patrick Connor, Washington State Director, patrick.connor@nfib.org or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, anthony.malandra@nfib.org

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

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