2019 Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund Endorsements

The Alliance would like to congratulate Lisa Anderson, Sofia Aragon, Jeremy Barksdale, Breean Beggs, April Berg, Angela Birney, Keith Blocker, Diane Buckshnis, Carin Chase, Megan Dunn, Linda Farmer, Chandra Hampson, Lisa Herbold, Laura Johnson, Varisha Khan, Lori Kinnear, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Nikki Lockwood, Liz Lovelett, Joe McDermott, Tammy Morales, Mike Nelson, Susan Paine, Alex Pedersen, Liza Rankin, Craig Reynolds, Dave Rosenbaum, Kevin Schilling, Jenny Slagle, Brenda Stonecipher, Karen Stratton, Dan Strauss, Liz Vogeli, Kristina Walker, Wendy Weiker, Bryan Yambe, Girmay Zahilay, and Janice Zahn on their victories! Our original general and primary election endorsements can be found below.

2019 General Election Endorsements


GIRMAY ZAHILAY – Girmay Zahilay has a long history of community-driven work and a deep connections to King County. On the King County Council, Girmay would be a strong voice for community-focused gun violence prevention and a leader fighting for stronger firearms laws in our county and state.
MEGAN DUNN – Megan Dunn understands how gun violence impacts Snohomish County and our region, and will be a strong force for gun violence prevention.
SHERIFF TY TRENARY – Sheriff Ty Trenary is emphasizing gun violence prevention through a continued commitment to the safety of our children and schools. He also supports critical investments and resource sharing that will keep our communities safe and make implementation and enforcement of existing gun laws possible.

 


APRIL BARKER – April Barker is a thoughtful leader with the experience to take action to prevent gun violence as Mayor of Bellingham.
MARCIE MAXWELL – Marcie Maxwell is a proven champion for gun violence prevention. Her extensive government experience and regional approach to reducing preventable gun violence will serve Renton and all of King County well.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District endorsement.

 


JAMES BIBLE – James Bible will stand up to the gun lobby and fight for laws that save lives and keep Bellevue safe.
BETH HARTSOCH – Beth Hartosch will be a strong voice for preventing gun violence on the Bellingham City Council.
KEVIN SCHILLING – Kevin Schilling is experienced in bringing communities together. We think Kevin will take this approach to the Burien council and include community stakeholders in gun violence prevention efforts.

 


DIANE BUCKSHNIS – Diane Buckshnis has a track-record of commitment to gun violence prevention, helping pass historic local laws to protect Edmonds and save lives.
LIZ VOGELI – Liz Vogeli is committed to a community-based approach to reducing gun violence. She will work at the local and national level for laws and resources that protect our cities from preventable gun violence.
BRENDA STONECIPHER – Brenda Stonecipher is an effective leader for Everett. She will continue to advance legislation that supports giving cities the tools to prevent gun violence.

 


JOSEPH ERIKSON – Joseph Erikson is a true advocate for our kids. He is the only candidate in this race who will work to make sure our communities and schools are free from preventable gun violence.
BRYAN YAMBE – Bryan Yambe is a capable leader who will fight to prevent gun violence and keep Fife safe
LINDA FARMER – Linda Farmer is a career civil servant who has a depth of experience in systems work. Linda is the only candidate who is fighting for a safer Lakewood.

 


CRAIG REYNOLDS – Craig Reynolds is a passionate advocate for preventing gun violence. He is a capable and thoughtful leader who will help Mercer Island and surrounding communities continue our progress on preventing gun violence.
PATRICK ALLCORN – Patrick Allcorn is a proven champion for gun violence prevention. Mercer Island deserves leaders like Allcorn who put protecting our kids and communities first.
DEBBIE BERTLIN – Debbie Bertlin has proven herself an effective leader and advocate for safer schools and communities through reducing preventable gun violence.

 


DAVE ROSENBAUM – Dave Rosenbaum’s offers a thoughtful and steady approach to reducing preventable gun violence in our communities. Dave’s impressive background and experience in the public sector gives us the confidence to endorse him for Mercer Island City Council.
VARISHA KHAN – Varisha Khan is a committed advocate for a growing and diverse Redmond. Varisha is the right choice for Redmond and will help build a safer community.

 


DAMIANA MERRYWEATHER – Damiana Merryweather understands balancing rights with responsibility and will be an advocate for commonsense solutions to reduce gun
MOHAMED ALI EGAL – Mohamed Ali Egal has had an impressive career in community building. Mohammed is the right choice for SeaTac when it comes to building safer communities where everyone can thrive.

 


ALEX PEDERSEN & SHAUN SCOTT – Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott are both gun violence prevention champions. While they look at the issue in different ways, both understand that gun violence is a public health crisis and know that the Seattle City Council can and must do more to keep Seattle safe. Shaun and Alex are both prepared to lead the way and work to save lives in Seattle.

 


NATHE LAWVER – Nathe Lawver knows that gun violence is a preventable public health crisis in Tacoma and will be a champion in the Tacoma City Council.

 


TANIESHA LYONS – Taniesha Lyons is an impressive and passionate leader who will represent our students’ voices. We know Taniesha will fight for students’ safety at school.
APRIL BERG – April Berg is an experienced and dynamic leader who has the experience we need to advance commonsense gun violence prevention legislation that keeps our schools safe.
CHANDRA HAMPSON – Chandra Hampson knows that gun violence has major impacts on our children and wants to fight to make sure that gun violence is part of the wellness curriculum in Seattle Public Schools. Chandra’s desire to support our students and fight for their interests and safety show that she is ready to lead the way on gun violence prevention on the Seattle School Board.

 


NIKKI LOCKWOOD – Nikki Lockwood is a strong advocate for our kids. She will take common-sense steps to protect students in school.
JENNY SLAGLE – Jenny Slagle is a strong leader in the Spokane community and is ready to fight to ensure students get the support and resources they need to prevent gun violence in our schools.
ERIN GEORGEN – Erin Georgen is eager to fight for the opportunity for students to be free from violence in schools and her position against arming student resource officers has earned her our support.

 


2019 Primary Election Endorsements


LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.

 


JEANNE KOHL-WELLES – Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles has helped drive action on gun violence prevention at the county level. Her work at the council and on the Board of Health have helped her earn our endorsement.
JOE MCDERMOTT – Joe McDermott is a gun violence prevention champion. His innovative leadership and dedication to reducing gun violence is unmatched. The Alliance is proud to endorse his re-election to the King County Council.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.

 


MIKE NELSON – Mike Nelson has earned our support through his hard, consistent, and committed efforts to lead the way on gun violence prevention in Edmonds and in our state. We are proud to support Mike Nelson as the next Mayor of Edmonds.
ANGELA BIRNEY – Council President Birney understands that gun violence is a public health crisis and has supported this work from her position on the Board of Health. She has led community engagement opportunities to reduce gun violence and is our choice for Mayor of Redmond.
BEN STUCKART – Council President Ben Stuckart is a committed leader on gun violence prevention. Stuckart has shown his commitment to reducing gun violence in Spokane and to improving the implementation of existing law to help keep our communities safe.

 


BREEAN BEGGS – Councilmember Beggs is a committed champion of safer communities. We endorse Councilmember Beggs’ run for Council President and believe he would work hard to save lives through local investments in gun violence prevention.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.

 


JEREMEY BARKSDALE – Commissioner Barksdale understands the need for local governments to advance strategies to prevent gun violence. We are proud to endorse Jeremy and look forward to working with him on the Bellevue city council.

JANICE ZAHN – Councilmember Zahn has earned our support for re-election to the Bellevue City Council. Zahn has a track-record of working to prevent gun violence on the Eastside.

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LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.

 


LISA ANDERSON – Commissioner Anderson deeply understands the need to take swift and meaningful action to prevent gun violence. She will be a champion on the Bellingham city council for reducing preventable gun deaths and injuries.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.

 


SOFIA ARAGON – Sofia Aragon will be a leader on the Burien city council for preventing gun violence. She is the clear choice in the race for Burien council position 6.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities, Senator Lovelett has earned our endorsement.

 


ALICIA CRANK – Alicia Crank fights for victims and survivors of violence in her daily life, and she would bring that experience and knowledge to the Edmonds City Council where she will be a champion of gun violence prevention measures.
SUSAN PAINE – Susan Paine has been a career advocate within the judicial system for victims on violence. She has earned our endorsement for Edmonds city council position 6.
LAURA JOHNSON – Laura Johnson has fought for stronger gun laws in our state for years, volunteering and driving community activism forward. Her history of commitment and activism has earned her our endorsement.

 


JAMILA TAYLOR – Jamila Taylor will use her professional experience to advocate for evidence-based programs to prevent gun violence in Federal Way. We proudly endorse Jamila Taylor for Federal Way city council.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities,
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities,

 


WENDY WEIKER – Councilmember Weiker has earned our support for re-election to the Mercer Island City Council. Weiker is committed to working to prevent gun violence not only on Mercer Island, but around our region.
JIM PUGEL – Jim Pugel has a strong history of leadership on gun violence prevention efforts in the City of Seattle, King County and Washington state.
JIM PUGEL – Jim Pugel has a strong history of leadership on gun violence prevention efforts in the City of Seattle, King County and Washington state.

 


LISA HERBOLD – Councilmember Herbold’s efforts to fund community programs and use strong, data-backed practices to prevent gun violence have helped make our city safer. Her work on the council has earned her our endorsement as she campaigns for re-election.
TAMMY MORALES – Tammy Morales is a thoughtful and committed leader, with a track record of community engagement and working to prevent violence in South Seattle. She understands the complex, multifaceted causes of gun violence in our communities, and is positioned to champion gun violence prevention on the Seattle City Council.
DAN STRAUSS – While other candidates running for office in the 6th district have a track-record of supporting common-sense gun laws, Dan Strauss has a history of leadership working to prevent gun violence. .. Dan’s work within Olympia, in City Hall, and with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility has proven that he will make sure gun violence prevention is a priority for the Seattle City Council. We are proud to endorse Dan Strauss for Seattle City Council.

 


JIM PUGEL – Jim Pugel has a strong history of leadership on gun violence prevention efforts in the City of Seattle, King County and Washington state. Jim has provided testimony in Olympia, consulted on policy development, and has been a supporter of all Alliance initiatives, including I-940. We know that Jim will continue to prioritize gun violence prevention efforts on the Seattle City Council.
JIM PUGEL – Jim Pugel has a strong history of leadership on gun violence prevention efforts in the City of Seattle, King County and Washington state. Jim has provided testimony in Olympia, consulted on policy development, and has been a supporter of all Alliance initiatives, including I-940. We know that Jim will continue to prioritize gun violence prevention efforts on the Seattle City Council.
JIM PUGEL – Jim Pugel has a strong history of leadership on gun violence prevention efforts in the City of Seattle, King County and Washington state. Jim has provided testimony in Olympia, consulted on policy development, and has been a supporter of all Alliance initiatives, including I-940. We know that Jim will continue to prioritize gun violence prevention efforts on the Seattle City Council.

 


LORI KINNEAR – Councilmember Kinnear earns our support in her re-election. She is a proven leader on the council and committed advocate of gun violence prevention.
KAREN STRATTON – Councilmember Stratton is prepared to take on gun violence in the Spokane region. She has earned the endorsement of the Alliance for her re-election.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities,

 


KEITH BLOCKER – Councilmember Blocker has the opportunity through his roles on council and the Board of Health to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence. Councilmember Blocker has earned our endorsement.
KRISTINA WALKER – Kristina Walker is prepared to bring a strategic planning lens to gun violence prevention on the Tacoma city council. Kristina understands the toll of gun violence and will be a champion on the council.
LIZ LOVELETT – In her short time in Olympia, Senator Lovelett has stood up for the people of the 40th Legislative District and helped make our state safer with her support for gun violence prevention measures. With her history of strong support for safer communities,

 


CARIN CHASE – Schoolboard member Chase has earned our support for re-election to the Edmonds school board. Chase is a committed advocate for gun violence prevention.
RORY GRAVES – Rory Graves is a long-time gun violence prevention champion and survivor. Over the years, her commitment and passionate support of the Alliance’s work has made it clear that she will make gun violence prevention a priority in Edmonds schools and beyond.
LIZA RANKIN – As the Seattle Council PTSA Legislative Chair, Liza Rankin helped lead the way on gun violence prevention. Her history of leadership shows her commitment to preventing gun violence in schools and communities.

 


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