(May 15, 2017) — At its quarterly meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted to endorse several candidates running in special legislative elections this fall. The state’s largest labor organization, representing the interests of some 450,000 rank-and-file union members in Washington, is recommending the following candidates for election:
LD 37 Senate — Rebecca Saldaña
LD 45 Senate — Manka Dhingra
LD 48 Senate — Patty Kuderer
LD 48 Representative — Vandana Slatter
In the coming months, the WSLC will be discussing important legislative issues with union members in those districts and explaining why these endorsed candidates have earned labor’s support. Manka Dhingra’s race in the 45th Legislative District is especially important because her election would create a worker-friendly majority in the Senate and may end the partisan legislative logjam that has stymied progressive legislation in recent years.
For information on labor-endorsed candidates in this fall’s county, city and municipal elections, contact your area Central Labor Council.
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