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WSNA-PAC Endorsements

WSNA-PAC endorses in many statewide races but does not endorse for Federal Elections such as Congres­sional or Presi­den­tial races.

Remember to vote

A friendly reminder from the WSNA-PAC Board that Washington state’s Primary Election is Tuesday, August 6 – no postage is required to mail your ballot! The WSNA-PAC has endorsed candidates in two special election legislative races.

Get Out the Vote by November 6

This year’s primary election saw increased voter turnout across Washington state. Now, it’s time to Get Out the Vote for a pro-nurse legislature!

Five Senate races we're watching

As nurses, we know it’s important to elect candidates who support patient safety and who will help makes gains for our profession.

WSNA nurses run for State Senate

This year, we are proud to support two WSNA members running for office in the 34th legislative district, which covers West Seattle, Vashon Island and Burien.

2018 WSNA-PAC primary endorsements

The WSNA-PAC has endorsed candidates running for election to the Washington State Legislature. The 2018 Washington state primary election is August 7.

How do we decide? Decoding WSNA-PAC’s endorsement process

Each election cycle, the Washington State Nurses Association Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) receives dozens of requests for endorsement. Why? Because candidates value the support of nurses, and WSNA-PAC’s endorsement sends a strong message to voters.

2017 WSNA-PAC endorsed candidates

The WSNA-PAC Board has endorsed a number of candidates running in special elections for the Washington State Legislature.

Candidate Profiles, 2016 Elections

WSNA-PAC (Political Action Committee) is committed to its mission as a nonpartisan organization representing the interests of registered nurses concerned with promoting quality patient care through the political process. In the Summer 2016 issue of The Washington Nurse, we profiled a number of candidates endorsed by the WSNA-PAC.

Candidate Profile: Lynette Vehrs, MN, RN, Running for 6th District House

As the current Chair of WSNA’s Legislative & Health Policy Council, Lynette Vehrs well understands the tremendous impact state legislation and policies have on nursing and health care. As a past member of several bargaining teams, she knows the importance of collective bargaining to win working conditions that allow nurses to…

Candidate Profile: Teresa Purcell, Running for 19th District House Position 1

Nine years ago, Purcell returned to Longview, buying the home she was raised in from her parents. Her time navigating the health care system to help her aging parents deal with heart issues, memory loss and other effects of aging, gave her a deep respect for the role nurses play. She views the role of nurses in the healthcare system…

Candidate Profile: Tim Probst, Running for 17th District Senate

Tim Probst served as a State Representative for the 17th District from 2009 to 2013. He gave up his House seat in 2012 to run for the Senate against Don Benton. Outspent by $200,000 and running against an 18-year incumbent Senator, Probst lost by only 78 votes after multiple recounts.