|Running for: King County Council|
Shari Song is running to defeat incumbent Reagan Dunn for King County Council. Shari is a successful businesswoman who has lived and worked in South King County for more than 27 years. Shari has dedicated herself to building bridges in the Asian-American community and led a number of initiatives including the founding of a bilingual preschool to help improve early English-language learning. Shari is dedicated to bringing her business skills to the King County Council and maintaining county investments in public transit and human services.
|Running for: Seattle Port Commision|
Courtney Gregoire was appointed to the Port of Seattle Commission in March to fill Rep. Gael Tarelton’s seat and now must run to keep the seat. Previously, Courtney served as the director for the National Export Initiative under the Obama administration and legislative director and chief counsel to Maria Cantwell. Currently, Courtney is an attorney who works at Microsoft on intellectual property litigation and serves on Seattle Community College’s Board of Trustees. At the Port, Courtney is committed to recruiting women-owned businesses and ensuring equal hiring practices at the Port of Seattle.
|Running for: Seattle Port Commision|
Stephanie Bowman was appointed to the Port of Seattle Commission in May and is running to be retained. She has worked on progressive policy in the private and non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. Stephanie is the executive director at Washington ABC, a non-profit that helps low and moderate-income families build financial security. Stephanie has also worked extensively with local non-profits including Plymouth Housing Group; Northwest Harvest; the Rainier Valley Food Bank and P-Patch Trust. At the Port, Stephanie is committed to increasing WMBI opportunities and creating new economic opportunities with stronger partnerships between the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma.
|Running for: Bellevue City Council|
Dual Endorsement - Vandana Slatter has worked as a clinical pharmacist and scientist for over 20 years. She is committed to championing the needs of Bellevue’s changing demographics – 41%of the city’s population is made up of ethnic minorities. Vandana would be the first Asian-American woman elected to Bellevue City Council. Vandana has previously served as a delegate traveling with the Center for Women and Democracy to Morocco, and was appointed to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2007. She has also served on the Foundation Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, and as a Trustee of the Children’s Institute for Learning Differences and Overlake Hospital Foundation.
|Running for: Bellevue City Council|
Dual Endorsement - Lynne Robinson e owns and operates a physical therapy business for senior citizens. Lynne works with the Bellevue Network on Aging—providing information on support services for older adults. She has also worked with A Regional Coalition for Housing to create the first non-commercial senior housing website for the Eastside and serves as chair of the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Board. As a city council member, Lynne would champion issues affecting women’s health care and ensure equitable hiring and pay practices in the city.
|Running for: Burien City Council #5|
Rose Clark is running for Burien City Council. Rose was first elected to the Council in 1999, serving through 2003 and re-elected to the Council in 2005. Rose is dedicated to the Burien community. She worked as a volunteer in the Highline School District for almost 20 years and formerly served on the city’s Planning Commission where she helped coordinate Burien’s first comprehensive development plan.
|Running for: Burien City Council|
Lauren Berkowitz is a currently a law student at University of Washington. She is concerned with ensuring that the interest’s of her recently annexed neighborhood are represented and protected on the Burien City Council. Lauren has worked extensively as a labor organizer, successfully securing collective bargaining rights for DSHS Medicaid and Social Service interpreters. As a councilmember, Lauren will serve women’s issues through supporting union workers, expanding public services and championing neighborhood priorities.
|Running for: Duvall City Council #6|
Amy Ockerlander is running for re-election to the Duvall City Council. As a new elected and a new mom, Amy faced workplace preconceptions firsthand with her ability to serve as a mother and as a councilmember being brought into question. Formerly, Amy worked at the Washington State Legislature for Rep. Larry Springer and later as vice-chair of the Duvall Planning Commission. Since joining the Council Amy has worked to make meetings more accessible and open to the public. By expanding access to the Council’s operations, she has helped bring key stakeholders, including women, to table.
|Running for: Kirkland City Council #3|
Penny Sweet is running for re-election to the Kirkland City Council. During her time on the Council, Penny has worked to change the culture of the council, driving the adoption of a new conduct and ethics policy to make council operations more efficient and fair. Penny has also worked to grow Kirkland’s annexation area, bringing 33,000 new neighbors into the city’s jurisdiction.
|Running for: Kirkland City Council #7|
Doreen Marchione, current councilmember and deputy mayor for Kirkland, is running for re-election. Doreen has served the council since 2010. Doreen’s leadership in local politics has spanned decades. Doreen was the third woman to be elected to the Redmond City Council and the second female mayor of Redmond where she served from 1984 – 1992. Since joining the Council, Doreen has overseen the purchase of the Cross Kirkland Corridor and the approval for the Transit Oriented Development at the South Kirkland Park & Ride that will provide 200 units of housing for low-income families. Throughout her career, Doreen has been committed to mentoring young women interested in political office.
|Running for: Maple Valley City Counciil #6|
Victoria Jonas is running for re-election to the Maple Valley City Council. With fourteen years of elected service, Victoria is the longest serving public official in Maple Valley history and currently serves as deputy mayor. Victoria has successfully navigated the challenges of Maple Valley’s transformation from a small town to a mid-size city and has maintained her strong support for women’s issues throughout her tenure.
|Running for: Mercer Island City Council|
In 2012, Tana was appointed to the Mercer Island City Council and is running to be retained. Tana applied for an appointment to the Council when there were six men and one vacancy. Since her appointment, Tana has worked with the Council to ban the use of tobacco in parks, sign on to the Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative, repave and restripe the main arterial with a focus on safety, pass a levy to build a new fire station and approve a multi-use development with low-income housing units in the Town Center. Prior to her work with the Council, Tana established herself as a progressive campaign veteran, working to elect women leaders such as Rep. Marcie Maxwell and Mercer Island Councilmember Debbie Bertlin. Tana also previously worked with Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation as president-elect where she ran a city-funded office to help women and other vulnerable populations access essential services. A true champion of women’s representation in politics, Tana is actively working to recruit exceptional women candidates to the Mercer Island City Council as well as the School Board.
|Running for: Redmond City Council #4|
Kim Allen is running for re-election to the Redmond City Council. Kim also serves as vice chair of the King County Regional Transit Committee and caucus member for the Growth Management Policy Council and was formally chair of Eastside Transportation Partnership. She is currently the only woman in elected office in the City of Redmond and is dedicated to being the voice for women on the council while also identifying new opportunities for new women candidates.
|Running for: Seattle City Council #4|
Sally Bagshaw is running for re-election to the Seattle City Council. Since her election in 2009, Sally has supported legislation to help victims of domestic violence, created new resources for homeless women and funded immigrant rights and refugee programs. As chair of the Parks and Neighborhood committee on the Council, Sally championed pedestrian and bicycle policies to create safer infrastructure to help women and their families become more comfortable with car-alternative transportation.
|Running for: Shoreline School Board Dist. 412 #2|
Debi Ehrlichman is running for re-election to the Shoreline School Board. Debi joined the school board in 2006 and faced the steep cuts to public education funding head-on. Debi and the Board worked with new administrative leadership to make difficult, but successful, budget decisions – within a few years the district achieved a balanced budget with a 4% unreserved ending surplus. Prior to serving on the school board, Debi worked for years as a special education teacher. She understands the importance of public education in setting up young girls and women for lifelong success and opportunity.
|Running for: Des Moines Municipal Court Judge|
Veronica Alicea-Galvan is running for Des Moines Municipal Court where she has been the presiding judge since 2007. Des Moines recently made this position a full time, elected position and now Judge Alicea-Galvan is running to keep the seat. Judge Alicea-Galvan is a champion of a just and accessible legal system. She founded Washington’s first Spanish traffic court, created a year-long continuing legal education course entitled Spanish for Lawyers and was invited to speak at the first multilingual education conference at American University. As a member of the District and Municipal Court Judges Association Board of Governors and the head of its Diversity Committee, Judge Alicia-Galvan often collaborate with the Gender and Justice Commission to provide educational programs for judges who address women’s issues such as domestic violence, sexual harassment, and human trafficking.
|Running for: Kent Municipal Court Judge|
Karli Jorgensen was appointed to the Kent Municipal Court in 2011 after serving the City of Kent and King County District Court as a Judge Pro Tem for 18 years. She is running to be retained. While working as deputy prosecuting attorney for the City of Bellevue Judge Jorgensen helped implement the first Washington jurisdictional understanding of the unique dynamics in domestic violence and perpetrator accountability and she brought similar programs to Issaquah and Snoqualmie. During her time at Kent Municipal Court, Judge Jorgensen has worked to mentor women in her office, expand women hires in the court and use her role as judge pro tem protect victims of domestic violence.