The Washington State Nurses Association-Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) is the nonpartisan political action committee of the WSNA. Established in 1972, WSNA-PAC was one of the first state nurses’ PACs in the country.
Each election cycle, WSNA-PAC volunteers evaluate and endorse candidates based on their support of key nursing and health care issues such as safe breaks, nurse staffing, & funding for key programs such as nursing education, public health and the Basic Health Plan.
Since its inception, WSNA-PAC has worked to ensure the nursing profession speaks as a unified voice in the election process, and continues to provide us with an influential presence in Olympia by assisting candidates who have demonstrated strong support for WSNA's legislative priorities.
WSNA-PAC is committed to its mission as a non-partisan organization representing the interests of nurses concerned with promoting quality patient care through the political process. No WSNA dues monies are used to support candidates and contributions to the WSNA-PAC are voluntary.
In order to be considered for an endorsement, candidates or incumbents must first complete a WSNA legislative questionnaire and be interviewed by members of the WSNA-PAC.
No WSNA dues monies are used to support candidates and contributions to the WSNA-PAC are voluntary and are made in compliance with the Washington State campaign finance law in Title 42 RCW.
WSNA-PAC prides itself on using its limited resources efficiently and wisely to assist candidates who have demonstrated strong support for WSNA's legislative issues and those who are prominent leaders on health care issues. WSNA-PAC is committed to its mission as a non-partisan organization representing the interests of nurses concerned with promoting quality patient care through the political process.
If you are interested in volunteering on the PAC, please contact WSNA Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor Sofia Aragon at email@example.com.
How to Use This Guide
WSNA-PAC endorsements are listed by district. If you don't know your legislative district, visit http://bit.ly/WSNAvote to verify your voter registration and look up your district. You will be able to ensure the Secretary of State has your correct voter information, view your legislative districts, and find out about all of the candidates on your ballot.
Not every district will have an endorsed candidate(s) as WSNA-PAC will only endorse a candidate if they have completed the endorsement process and shown a commitment to nursing’s priorities. WSNA-PAC only endorses candidates for state-level elected offices including State Representative, State Senator, State Attorney General, etc. You will not see county or city races or initiatives on this list.
Secretary of State
Derek Stanford, House Position 1
Luis Moscoso, House Position 2
Rosemary McAuliffe, Senate
Marcus Riccelli, House Position 1
Timm Ormsby, House Position 2
Andy Billig, Senate
Larry Crouse, House Position 1
Amy Biviano, House Position 2
Mark Mullet, Senate
Denny Dellwo, House Position 2
Tom Riggs, House Position 2
Mary Margaret Haugen, Senate
Zack Hudgins, House Position 1
Steve Bergquist, House Position 2
Bob Hasegawa, Senate, Democrat
Monica Stonier, House Position 1
Jim Gizzi, House Position 2
Liz Pike, House Position 2
Brian Blake, House Position 2
Dan Swecker, Senate
Mary Helen Roberts, House Position 1
Marko Liias, House Position 2
Chris Reykdal, House Position 1
Sam Hunt, House Position 2
Karen Fraser, Senate
Sherry Appleton, House Position 1
Drew Hansen, House Position 2
Christine Rolfes, Senate
Kevin Van De Wege, House Position 1
Steve Tharinger, House Position 2
Dawn Morrell, RN, House Position 1 - WSNA Member!
Bill Hilton, House Position 2, Democrat
Larry Seaquist, House Position 2
Laurie Jinkins, House Position 1
Lauren Walker, House Position 2
Jeannie Darneille, Senate, Democrat
Tami Green, RN, House Position 2 - WSNA Member!
Benjamin Sawyer, House Position 1
Steve Kirby, House Position 2
Roger Flygare, House Position 1
Roger Freeman, House Position 2
Cindy Ryu, House Position 1
Ruth Kagi, House Position 2
Tina Orwall, House Position 1
Dave Upthegrove, House Position 2
Eileen Cody, RN, House Position 1
Joe Fitzgibbon, House Position 2
Kathy Haigh, House Position 1
Linda Ring-Erickson, House Position 2
Sharon Tomiko Santos, House Position 1
Eric Pettigrew, House Position 2
John McCoy, House Position 1
Mike Sells, House Position 2
Eleanor Walters, House Position 2
Kristine Lytton, House Position 1
Kevin Ranker, Senate
Marcie Maxwell, House Position 1
Judy Clibborn, RN, House Position 2
Frank Chopp, House Position 2
Hans Dunshee, House Position 1
Mary McNaughton, RN, House Position 2 - WSNA member!
Roger Goodman, House Position 1
Larry Springer, House Position 2
Gerry Pollet, House Position 1
David Frockt, Senate
Bud Sizemore, House Position 1
Pat Sullivan, House Position 2
Ross Hunter, House Position 1
Cyrus Habib, House Position 2
Sharon Wylie, House Position 1
Jim Moeller, House Position 2
Annette Cleveland, Senate