August 7, 2019 Press Releases

Alliance for Gun Responsibility Celebrates Success of Endorsed Candidates in August Primary


SEATTLE, WA – Just days after mass shootings devastated communities from El Paso, Texas to Chicago, Illinois, Washingtonians across the state cast their votes for gun responsibility candidates up and down the ballot. Initial results from the August 6, 2019 primary show that 27 out of 28 Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund-endorsed candidates are in position to advance to the general election in November.

“With this election, Washingtonians have shown once again that they demand action to stop gun violence,” said Renée Hopkins, CEO of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. “The first step toward ending the epidemic of gun violence is electing leaders who have the courage to stand up against the gun lobby and take meaningful action to protect all of our communities. Yesterday, voters across the state showed that they want elected officials at every level of government who will prioritize gun violence prevention by funding research and community-centered programs and ensuring our laws are effectively implemented.”

Results are still being tallied, but initial reports show gun responsibility champions like King County Councilmember Joe McDermott leading their races by huge margins. All four endorsed candidates for Seattle City Council are on track to advance to the general. The endorsed candidates in Spokane running for city council and mayor, are also in position to advance.

A full list of Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund endorsements can be found here. Additional endorsements may also be made before the general election.