Stand Endorses Education Champions for 2010

July 7, 2010 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Stand for Children proudly endorses the following education champions running for the Washington State Legislature:

Glenn Anderson; District 5; State House of Representatives
Andy Billig; District 3; State House of Representatives
Reuven Carlyle; District 36; State House of Representatives
Cathy Dahlquist; District 31; State House of Representatives
Bruce Dammeier; District 25; State House of Representatives
John Driscoll; District 6; State House of Representatives
David Frockt; District 46; State House of Representatives
Mike Heavey; District 34; State House of Representatives
Steve Hobbs; District 44; State Senate
Mike Hope; District 44; State House of Representatives
Ross Hunter; District 48; State House of Representatives
Laurie Jinkins; District 27; State House of Representatives
Steve Litzow; District 41; State Senate
Kris Lytton; District 40; State House of Representatives
Marcie Maxwell; District 41; State House of Representatives
Eric Oemig; District 45; State Senate
Tina Orwall; District 33; State House of Representatives
Kevin Parker; District 6; State House of Representatives
Tim Probst; District 17; State House of Representatives
Chris Reykdal; District 22; State House of Representatives
Geoff Simpson; District 47; State House of Representatives
Monica Stonier; District 17; State House of Representatives
Pat Sullivan; District 47; State House of Representatives
Rodney Tom; District 48; State Senate
Scott White; District 46; State Senate

Our endorsed candidates completed a questionnaire highlighting their positions on the policy priorities in our 2010 Endorsement Platform ranging from funding proven strategies for improving student learning to providing high-quality, research-based training and mentoring to all first and second year teachers. Thank you to local Endorsement Committees across the state – in Bellevue, Evergreen, Issaquah, Kent, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver – and our State Political Action Committee Board who interviewed each candidate to assess their alignment with Stand for Children’s policy goals to improve schools and leadership ability to make our children and public schools a top political priority.

2010 is a critical election year with a number of open seats – a prime opportunity for positive change. Now, more than ever, we need strong leaders focused on innovation and getting at the root of how we provide our children with a 21st century education that prepares them to succeed beyond classroom walls.

“While we all want what’s best for our kids, the reality is that we’ve been failing too many kids in this state for too long. Stand for Children’s endorsed candidates – a mix of incumbents and new candidates – have the courage to refuse the status quo and will use their skills and education expertise to take action on what we know works to improve schools. It is time to elect effective leaders who will deliver the positive change needed to prepare our children for success in life.” Erin Gustafson, Stand Team Coordinator, Seattle.

Please join us in delivering hundreds of direct voter contact hours leading up to the primary and general elections to ensure that these education champions fill the halls of the Capitol building in January 2011 – email wainfo@stand.org to volunteer.

Our children are waiting for us to provide them with the excellent education they deserve and our endorsed education champions will help us do just that. Please don’t make them wait any longer.

Thank you for standing with us for children,

Shannon Campion
Washington Executive Director

Support these champions by contributing to our PAC – donate now!

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