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.

As a leading force in our state's public policy debates, the Washington State Nurses Association believes the nursing profession and its success affects the state’s health. Our highest priorities are to address the nursing shortage and ensure full-scope nursing practice in our State.

One program, and only one, exists to further our goal of assuring ready access to quality nursing… the Washington State Nurses Association Political Action Committee (WSNA PAC).

Since its inception in 1972, WSNA PAC has worked not only to ensure the profession speaks as a unified voice, but continues to provide us with an influential powerful political presence in our State Capital.

Let’s face it. Advocacy is not just having the "right" position on issues; it's having the proper resources to deliver our message and tell our story. The Washington State Nurses Association PAC is that resource!

Looking for more ways to be politically active? Visit Legislative / Political Action.

Why should I get involved?

The Washington State Nurses Association’s current public policy priorities include ensuring full-scope of nursing practice and addressing the nursing shortage in our State.

The question is: Are you concerned about the following issues?
  • Safe nurse staffing standards
  • Scope of practice
  • Prohibition of mandatory overtime
  • Safe patient handling – no manual lifting
  • Malpractice reform
  • Reimbursement
  • Nursing education funding
  • Public health funding
  • Continuing education
  • Funding for uninsured
  • Monetary/scholarship support for nursing education, certification, and training
  • Licensure issues
  • Nurse retention/shortage
  • Health care access
  • Safe work environment

If so, you should know WSNA PAC is the only fund set up that aggressively pursues the election and re-election of candidates for state office who will stand up and support the nursing profession on key issues like these, as well as a long list of other issues critical to our future!

The WSNA PAC Campaign

As important as it is to be involved in your local community by supporting local candidates, it’s equally as important that we are all involved on the State level as well.

By participating in WSNA PAC, your voice is heard collectively with hundreds of nurses across the State who have a seat at the table of important public policy debates. If you don’t get involved, you might face the prospect of bad legislation or a new set of crippling regulations. To maintain our presence and represent our profession, we must raise about $5,000 this year!

What we need now is your support. Please join WSNA PAC today!

Ways to be politically active

Make a contribution to WSNA-PAC!

If every member of WSNA were to contribute just $1 a month ($12 a year), WSNA-PAC would be over $125,000 strong to ensure that we are visible in Olympia.

Send your contribution to:

575 Andover Park West, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98188

Volunteer to serve on the WSNA-PAC Board of Trustees.

For more information, contact Anne Piazza at .

Giving levels to fit your budget

Whether it’s sponsoring, hosting or attending a WSNA PAC special event, contributing financially through a local campaign, or making an individual financial commitment, the WSNA PAC offers a variety of giving levels so every nurse can become involved in the political process.

Get involved by joining hundreds of nurses state-wide who agree that WSNA PAC is the best investment you can make to influence our profession’s long term growth.

This program offers unmatched opportunities to mix and mingle with leaders in the nursing profession, as well as prominent elected officials and VIP speakers. Join the ranks of hundreds of your colleagues by taking action today!

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.


Chair Kathleen Lange
7th Congressional District

Co-Chair Karen Herde
10th Congressional District

Co-Chair Viktor Rybachuk
2nd Congressional District

Treasurer Alex Dunne
1st Congressional District

Member Annie Neil
3rd Congressional District

Member Tashina Nunez
4th Congressional District

Member Libby Zadra
5th Congressional District

Member Liz Leske
6th Congressional District

Member Rachael Warren
8th Congressional District

Member Elsee Larsen
9th Congressional District

Member At Large – WSNA President Susan Jacobson

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in Washington State. WSNA effectively advocates for the improvement of health standards and availability of quality health care for all people; promotes high standards for the nursing profession; and advances the professional and economic development of nurses.

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Washington State Nurses Association
575 Andover Park West, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98188
206.575.7979    |    206.575.1908 fax
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The Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Provider Program (OH-231, 9-1-2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.