CANDIDATES

2020 Governor Candidates

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.

Tim Eyman

A fearless, battle-tested fighter, Tim passed 11 initiatives, saving taxpayers $43 Billion. He’s a conservative who wins despite millions in Democrat attacks. In 20+ years as a policy reformer, he has demonstrated the persistence needed to solve Washington’s big problems.

Phil Fortunato

Phil is currently the last Republican State Senator in King County and won reelection by almost 60%. He is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment and has distinguished himself in the Senate with his “No Sanctuary for Criminals” legislation, Term Limits for Governor, and more.

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.

Raul Garcia

Dr. Garcia is a graduate from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has been in practice for over 21 years. Dr. Garcia considers himself to be a protector. His interest and willingness to protect doesn’t stop at his immediate family, as he has a great love for Washington state and the people who live here.

Anton Sakharov

Anton came here because his parents believed this country is an ideal place to achieve their dreams and make sure their kids could achieve theirs. A country where laws are followed, bureaucracy is nonexistent, people are safe and prosperous, and a chance to live the dream.

2020 Attorney General Candidates

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.

Brett Rogers

Brett has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and is a former Seattle Police Lieutenant. Brett has over a decade of legal experience and ran a solo practice in Lake Stevens. Brett is pro-Second Amendment and has pledged to defend all civil rights.

Mike Vaska

Mike Vaska is a community leader who will use his decades of experience as a successful attorney to protect the Evergreen State as Washington’s next Attorney General. He is a professional lawyer, not a professional politician, and will ensure the Attorney General’s office is focused on solving issues in our state.

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 Lieutenant Governor Candidates

Joseph Brumbles

Joseph ran for US Congress in 2018 making it to the General election on a first run. Brumbles knows the importance of real and honest representation and believes that it is time to liberate WA State. Brumbles is a no nonsense Constitutional Conservative Oath Keeper, fighting hard to expose the corruption and to represent everyone. Brumbles has been a business Manager and leader for over 14 years.

Ann Davison Sattler

Ann came to Seattle in 1996 to work for the Seattle SuperSonics. She is now an attorney and married mother of two elementary-aged kids. She is an avid member of her community and currently serves on the executive board for the Seattle Youth Soccer Association as the VP of Recreational Development, and also served as a co-operative preschool Board member for 2 years. Ann holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Baylor University.

Marty McClendon

Marty McClendon is a well know Real Estate Broker, Conservative Radio show host, former pastor, Pierce County Republican Party Chairman, and 2016 Republican Nominee for Lieutenant Governor. 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. 

Dick Muri

Dick Muri is a well known conservative community leader with 44 years of successful community service.  Married for 41 years with 4 children and 11 grandchildren.  Served 22 years in the USAF as a C-141 flight navigator, retiring in 1998 as a Lt Colonel with command experience during Operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort in Turkey 1991.  Served on the Steilacoom Historical School District # 1 Board of Directors for 7 years from 1997 to 2004, the Pierce County Councilman from 2003 to 2012 and was the 28th District State Representative from 2013 – 2019.  Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from UMass Amherst in 1975, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in 1988.  Recipient of numerous local and national awards including induction to the Joint Base Lewis McChord Civilian Hall of Fame in 2006, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.   Dick was the first recipient in 2018 of the Plug in America National City Captain of the year award.  Recipient of the Veterans Legislator of the year in 2016.  Passionate about community service and service to our veterans, Dick is a current Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Lt Governor and involved in military veterans organizations including past president of MOAA chapter and commander of MOWW chapter.

2020 State Auditor Candidates

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 Candidates

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 Candidates

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.

Ron Higgins

Ron has a long history in public education and a strong background rooted in Washington. He’s taught across the state in subjects including mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and physical education; assignments included bi-lingual classes, and special education classes. Before that, Ron was an engineer for the US Department of Energy overseeing activities at various Hanford facilities. Ron also served in the US Marine Corps for 22 years as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, a master’s degree in Aeronautical Systems, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Ron and his wife Deborah, have one son, Nate, and one daughter, Abigail.

Members of Congress

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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

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

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

CD 1

Jeff Beeler

Derek Chartrand

CD 2

Timothy Hazelo

CD 6

Elizabeth Kreiselmaier

CD 7

Craig Keller

CD 8

Jesse Jensen

Keith Swank

CD 9

Doug Basler

CD 10

Don Hewett

Rian Ingrim

Dean Johnson

Jackson Maynard

Nancy Dailey Slotnick

2020 Republican State Senate and State House Candidates

State Senate

State House