National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington Issues 2013 Early Endorsements for Outstanding Candidates in Local Races
May 14, 2013
Seattle – The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) is proud to announce its 2013 early endorsements. Caucus early endorsements are reserved for outstanding women candidates. From school boards to municipal courts, these exceptional women are leading their communities to champion policies and practices that have a critical impact on Washington women. This year’s local races are also an opportuni...read more
Our First Endorsement of 2013 - Mary Hall
In March, the Caucus voted unanimously to endorse Mary Hall for Thurston County Auditor. Mary is running for the seat vacated by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Rep. Gary Alexander was appointed to that seat.
Mary has 16 years of election administrative experience in the Pierce County Auditor's Office and received the 2012 Pierce County innovation award for integrating the county's GIS (Geographic Information System) and voter registra...read more
Congratulations Courtney Gregoire!
Courtney Gregoire has been appointed to the Port of Seattle Commission to take the place of Gael Tarleton, who left the commission to join the state House of Representatives. She is now the only the woman on the Commission, a replacement for Commissioner Rob Holland will be named soon.
Gregoire is the daughter of former Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire and an attorney at Microsoft in the company’s worldwide sales group. She pre...read more
Women Losing Ground in Legislature and statewide office
NWPC Op-Ed Published in The Seattle Times in January, 2013
The 2012 election was a mixed bag of news for women candidates and women voters. While women scored major victories at the national level, we lost ground in Washington state.
This election was poised to be another Year of the Woman. Redistricting opened up several new competitive seats and high voter turnout created a favorable election environment for women to run and wi...read more
Q&A with Sue Rahr: Women in LeadershipSue Rahr served as the first woman King County Sheriff from 2007 through 2012.
Q - Tell us a little about your experience going into the King County Sheriff's department as a woman in the late 1970's.
A - I began my career with the King County Sheriff's Office in the late 70's when there were very, very few women working as regular patrol officers on the street. The policing profession was not quite ready. My first "locker...read more
Dine Out and Help the Caucus!
Register for free at www.gooddining.com and when you use your credit card to eat out at any of the Gooddining participating restaurants, up to 6% of your bill is donated to the NWPC! Eat well, do good!
Monthly Biz Meetings - All Are Welcome!
All are welcome to join the NWPC-WA Board at our monthly business meetings held the first Sunday of the each month from 11am to 12:30pm in Seattle. Come to by to learn more about what the Caucus is doing, to join a committee or get more involved, or just to say hello!
Email Linda@wpcnet.org to RSVP and for location information.
January meeting cancelled for the Annual Meeting.