CANDIDATES

2020 Governor Candidate

Loren Culp

As a U.S. Army Soldier, Loren honed his leadership skills in the Drill Sergeant School which he then used to help turn civilians into soldiers. He was the Honor Graduate for his class of Combat Engineers and an Honor Graduate of the Non Commissioned Officers Academy for Leadership.

2020 Attorney General Candidate

Matt Larkin

Matt is a lifelong Washingtonian who lives in Woodinville with his wife Shelly and their 4 small children. He Double Majored (BA) In Political Science and Social Science at Westmont College, earned his Law Degree (JD) from Gonzaga University School of Law, and went on to get his Masters of Law Degree (LLM) from George Washington School of Law. Matt has worked in the White House for the former President of the United States, served as a prosecutor in Pierce and Spokane counties, and is currently working as Chief Corporate Legal Counsel for his family’s manufacturing business in Bothell. He is excited to bring a fresh perspective to the office of Attorney General.

2020 Secretary of State Candidate

Kim Wyman

Kim has been a state and national leader in voter registration and elections innovation, serving on numerous organizations. She is a state and national certified elections administrator who has dedicated over 24 years to improving elections, promoting civic engagement and connecting people with their government.

2020 State Treasurer Candidate

Duane Davidson

Duane has a long history of bringing efficiency and transparency to government. As our state treasurer, he led Washington state in receiving a AAA bond rating for the first time in state history. The office also developed the Washington State Fund Directory which allows state agencies and local governments to more easily find resources available for financing projects.

2020 State Auditor Candidate

Chris Leyba

Chris Leyba is an 11 year police officer and detective in Washington. During this time he also spent 3 years as a law enforcement auditor in a unit responsible for the consent decree response to the U.S. Department of Justice. Chris hopes to bring his experience as the only accredited auditor in the race to become the first Republican WA state auditor since 1933.

2020 Commissioner of Public Lands Candidate

Sue Kuehl Pederson

Sue Kuehl Pederson is running to restore leadership to Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the agency responsible for managing about 3 million acres of public land, as well as 2.6 million acres of aquatic areas. Sue’s distinguished career in natural resources management makes her well equipped to guide DNR toward an approach focused on abundance rather than limitations to the uses and stewardship of our forests, aquatic and agricultural lands. Sue will encourage smart logging to decrease disease and runaway fires in our forests. This will restore timber industry jobs, and boost revenues for our schools, counties, fire districts and other public entities. It will also reduce the horrific air pollution we’ve been having with out-of-control forest fires. Elected experience: Former Chair, Grays Harbor Republican Party. Professional career includes: Fisheries Biologist – UW, NOAA Fisheries, Army Corps of Engineers (WA, OR, AK); Habitat Biologist – King County DNR, WA Dept Fish & Wildlife; Sr Environmental Analyst – Seattle City Light; Research Scientist & Publications Mgr – BioSonics, Inc.; Sr Power Analyst – Seattle City Light; Power Mgr – Grays Harbor PUD (retired). Education: Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Washington; Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (minors in Chemistry and German), Western Washington University.

2020 Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate

Maia Espinoza

Maia is a teacher, parent and entrepreneur. She’s fighting to re-imagine a public education system that puts the needs of students and families first. With experience as a non-profit founder, small business-owner, legislative liaison and community advocate, Maia is a proven leader and problem-solver. She demands accountability and challenges the status quo.

WRITE IN 2020 Lt. Governor Candidate

Joshua Freed

Joshua’s experience as a leader in small business, local government, and helping those in need make him uniquely qualified to tackle the biggest challenges facing our state. He founded his real estate company with the vision of developing strong communities for families. He launched his company at the beginning of the worst economic downturn our country had seen since the Depression, building five homes per year. He grew the business during the Great Recession into one of the premier locally owned homebuilders in the Puget Sound region. Joshua and his family have helped start health centers overseas, drilled wells to serve over 2,000 tribal members in Kenya, and built over 150 homes for the poverty-stricken in the Philippines following a devastating earthquake. Joshua Freed will be a Lt. Governor who finally puts those in need first, and puts an end to the special interests rule in Olympia. He is committed to being the most transparent Lt. Governor in Washington history by negotiating state contracts in public and making legislators adhere to the same open public meetings rules our local governments abide by.

Members of Congress

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, CD 5

Cathy served in the State House for five terms, eventually being elected as Republican Leader. When the legislature was not in session, Cathy worked in her family’s small business, Peachcrest Fruit Basket, near Kettle Falls, Washington. Cathy was elected to represent Washington’s Fifth District in 2004. At the time, she was only the 200th woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is married to Spokane-native Brian Rodgers, a retired 26 year active-duty Navy Commander. They have one son and two daughters. Cathy was the first member of Congress in history to give birth three times.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, CD 3

Jaime grew up in Southwest Washington and attended the University of Washington, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She later served as a Senior Legislative Aide for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and was her lead advisor on health care policy, education, veterans’ and women’s issues. In 2007, she was appointed to serve as a State Representative to Washington State’s 18th Legislative District and was reelected by 60% of the voters in 2008, and served in that position until being elected to Congress in 2010. Jaime is currently one of the youngest women currently serving in the U.S. Congress and is the first Hispanic in history to represent Washington State in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Dan Newhouse, CD 4

Dan is a 3rd generation Yakima Valley farmer, businessman and conservative Republican who served in the State House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009. From 2009 to 2013 Dan served as Director of Washington State’s Department of Agriculture helping promote the state’s abundant agricultural resources and encouraging the next generation of family farms and has been recognized by the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Association of Washington Business for his commitment to pro-growth policies.

Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University and is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program.

2020 Republican Congressional Candidates

Jeff Beeler, CD 1

I’m Jeffrey Beeler. I graduated from Mariner High School in 1987. I was attending Shoreline Community College when I started my window cleaning business in 1988 and have continued to run my business successfully for the past 32 years. I am a proud husband and father. I have been married for 30 years to my beautiful wife, Marni, and have three wonderful young adults whom we have homeschooled. We moved our family from Edmonds to Sultan in 2000 and I was appointed to the city council in 2009. I have been reelected three times. I sat on the PSRC Transportation Policy Board from 2014 – 2016 as a representative for cities in Snohomish County and I currently sit on the LEOFF1 Board for Snohomish County. I have over 11 years of experience working in public service, volunteered for several years at the YMCA as a coach, and helped in our youth programs at our local church in Monroe. I am, also, the President of our HOA and have been a part of the board in various roles for more than a decade.

Timothy Hazelo, CD 2

I believe that my background of 21 years in the Navy 8 years military contracting, multiple years in corporate America and dozens of countries visited give me a big advantage over a career partisan politician in not only local affairs but country and global affairs as well. Take for instance in the 1970’s about 70% of our elected officials came from a military background, today it’s only about 21%. With that said we are more partisan than I can remember. What I and other military candidates bring to the table is the ability to not see a partisan vision but to see a common goal and have the ability to work as a team to reach it! The fact is I will step up and be your representative in Washington and in Washington DC and bring common sense back to the congress while fighting for our district, the foundation of the United States, the Constitution and our way of life.

Elizabeth Kreiselmaier, CD 6

Dr. Elizabeth Kreiselmaier values faith, family, freedom, and a strong economy where the safety and security of our citizens comes first. Like many Americans, she believes the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has gotten way off course. Elizabeth brings common-sense leadership with a moral compass. With a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, a successful 20-year career in program evaluation and research, and extensive service to her community, she is a “Mom on a Mission to Clean Up The House”, and her website is www.CleanUpTheHouse.com Elizabeth has a proven gift for sizing up problems, communicating effectively, and engaging productively to get things done right and get the right things done. She’ll be a strong voice of results-driven common sense in Congress—a bold force that will stand up for the people of Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

Craig Keller, CD 7

Elected Experience: Precinct committee officer, 26 years. Candidate for WA-7 Congress 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Professional Experience: Investment advisory/consulting since 1985. Concurrently, since 1997, manufacturer’s representative for earthquake protection devices proudly made in U.S.A. Helped save Seattle Sorbets and in Fall 2011 even picked apples in Central Washington – “doing the work Americans won’t do.”

Education: B.A. Hillsdale College (1985), Economics; Chartered Financial Analyst (1994)

Community Service: PTA Co-President.

Founded www.RespectWashington.us to defend citizens and legal immigrants against politicians who exploit immigration fraud.

Successful “sanctuary” repeal petitions in Spokane (2015) and Burien (first-ever, 2017) whose defense Craig led to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Founded SaveOurChoice.us in defense of consumer and merchant choice. Petitions to repeal plastic bag bans (Seattle, Shoreline, Lacey), soda tax (Seattle) and job-killing wage (Seattle). Successful “plastic bag ban” repeal petition in Issaquah (first-ever, 2013).

Jesse Jensen, CD 8

The son of a pastor and stay at home mom, Jesse grew up in rural America where the value of family, community and hard work were instilled in him from an early age. While attending public high school in South Dakota, Jesse was selected to go to the Nation’s Capital as a delegate to the American Legions’ Boys Nation. While in D.C., Jesse met President George W. Bush and his elected members of Congress and Senate. The experience and connections he made was pivotal in his young life, paving the way to a career in public service.

Through hard work and determination, and with his goals set on Washington, D.C., Jesse was accepted to George Washington University majoring in Political Science, concentrating in Public Policy. Throughout his college career and post-graduation, Jesse worked for his home state Congressman and now-Senator, John Thune (R-SD).

In 2007, while accompanying Senator Thune to Walter Reed Medical Center, Jesse met a young soldier who lost both his legs to an IED blast while deployed in Iraq. Inspired by the soldier’s sole desire to return to his team, Jesse longed to do more to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Army. Jesse’s determination, work ethic and strong leadership traits quickly propelled him to the rank of infantry officer and he earned his tab from the prestigious Army Ranger School. During his time in the military Jesse was deployed on four combat tours, three of which were in the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as an Army Ranger and was awarded several commendations including two Bronze Stars for Service.

After a distinguished military career, Jesse attended graduate school earning his master’s in business from Columbia University in New York City. Post-graduation, Jesse and his wife Mindy moved home to Washington State where they now reside in Bonney Lake with their two children, Hunter and Savannah. Jesse’s private sector experience has included a Director level role in health care and Program Management positions at Microsoft and Amazon. His well-rounded experience offers him a unique perspective in his approach to bring common sense business practices to Washington, D.C.

Doug Basler, CD 9

You Deserve Representation in Congress that listens to you!
You deserve to be heard and understood. The US House is the closest representation to the people and the most accountable branch of government elected every 2 years. It’s also the most powerful branch of government, with the power of the treasury and the power of oversight. Representatives must serve the voters!

I believe public service should be like “jury duty”, regular people like you and I should go and serve for a while, then return home and live under the laws we helped pass. That’s real accountability. Career politicians are the biggest problem in government today. This has been demonstrated in real time with the handling of the coronavirus lockdowns. The good intentions that started the process quickly devolved into political favoritism and opportunities to advance agendas. This should never happen in an emergency or any other time. The “suspension” of our civil rights is an outrage and no freedom loving American should ever stand for it. I will always fight to defend your God given, constitutionally protected rights. I will fight to keep you free to live your life as you see fit and to keep you free from unnecessary government interference in your home, place of worship, and schools.

I support President Trump and his America first policy. I support strong borders and stopping the illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug related gang activity that porous borders create. A physical barrier is needed as soon as possible. I also would seek to drastically reduce the disastrous H1B guest worker visa program. American companies need to hire American workers first!

I want to be clear; I am a pro-life, pro-Trump constitutional conservative and I am committed to serve you in the U.S. Congress with energy, integrity, and commitment.

Marty McClendon, CD 10 - WRITE IN

Marty McClendon is a well known Real-Estate Broker, Conservative Radio show host, former pastor, Pierce County Republican Party Chairman. Marty is an unabashed conservative, outspoken Christian, and he will fight to defend your God-given rights, which are constitutionally protected. Bringing over thirty-five years of leadership experience, decades of volunteering, a unique perspective having lived on both sides of the state, and additional experience in media, healthcare, politics, business, land use, and collaborative problem-solving.

Marty is passionate about the people of Washington and brings common-sense solutions for strong communities, accountable government, and successful kids. Marty is married, and they have raised three kids and currently live on Fox Island.

2020 Republican State Senate and State House Candidates

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