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What’s on Your Ballot? Lt. Governor

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Washington’s Lt. Governor

“The position of Lieutenant Governor is unlike any other in Washington state government, in that its duties fall within both the Executive and Legislative branches. While elected independently from the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor becomes the Acting Governor whenever the Governor leaves the state or is otherwise unable to serve. The Lieutenant Governor also functions as President of the State Senate and, as such, is the lead parliamentarian of that body and helps determine which legislation advances to the Senate floor for debate.

In addition to these specific responsibilities as set out by the state’s Constitution, a number of additional duties for the position are assigned by statute. As with any elected official, there is flexibility within the position for the incumbent to establish his or her own initiatives in matters of policy, governance or overall objectives of the office holder.” Read More

Washington Lt. Governor: 4 Year Term – Statewide
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Washington State Lt. Governor Candidates:

Joseph Brumbles
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience
I ran for US Congress in District 10 in 2018. I was outspent roughly 130 to 1 but still made it to the General Election, earning roughly 40% or 104,000 votes on a first run.

Other Professional Experience
I am a proven business leader of over fourteen years. Managing a business with 91 direct reports and over $38 million per year in revenue. I have over a decade of management experience within the healthcare industry.

Education
UNLV Business Major, CRAS Engineering Alumni, CDS Alumni CDL A License

Community Service
Including but not limited to LLS, YMCA, ADA, AHA, Veteran non-profits & more.

Statement
“A United Washington.” It is time to ensure real representation for everyone. As a true representative for all, I will work hard to unite folks; Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Independent. We are all in this together. Let’s take our state back from misrepresentation and corruption.

I wholeheartedly vow to fight for you and to be everyone’s representative. I will focus on issues that matter to each of us. Let’s improve our quality of life. Let’s focus on reducing state taxes and increasing household incomes. Let’s focus on clean but also affordable energy.

Let’s focus on fixing our homelessness issues and reforming our family court system. Let’s focus on upholding our “Bill of Rights.” There is nothing “common sense” about giving up our rights. Let’s focus on election integrity reform and replacing fake representatives. These are just a few examples.

Unfortunately our state government as well as the state parties have been heavily infiltrated by fake representatives. There are also too many manipulated candidates. Sadly, some were even recruited to run against me. This is because I am your only liberty-minded Lt. Governor candidate. Help me to help us. Let’s fix it; people over party, liberty first, “A United Washington.”

Contact
(702) 501-3599
[email protected]
1201 E YELM AVE STE 400 PMB189
YELM, WA 98597
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Jared Frerichs
(Prefers Libertarian Party)

Elected Experience
Frosh student council president, Waitsburg High School

Other Professional Experience
United States Coast Guard combat veteran and small business owner

Education
MA Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University; BA Political Science, American Military University; AA Walla Walla Community College

Community Service
My favorite activity is quietly volunteering for social justice efforts that promote liberty, democracy, and justice

Statement
Poverty is bad for business. I have some wild ideas on how we can end poverty forever, but I need your help. I don’t need your money, I need your vote.

Contact
(509) 992-7939
[email protected]
2924 E BALDWIN AVE
SPOKANE, WA 99207
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Ann Davison Sattler
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience
Not a career ladder politician.  Endorsed by former Governor Dan Evans, former Secretary of State Sam Reed, Sen. Leader Mark Schoesler, House Leader Rep. J.T. Wilcox.  See website for full endorsement list.

Other Professional Experience
Attorney, 15 years. Arbitrator, teacher, Congressional caseworker. Seattle SuperSonics’ front office.

Education
Juris Doctorate, Willamette University, College of Law; Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Baylor University

Community Service
Vice President, Seattle Youth Soccer Association Executive Board; volunteer youth soccer coach; chaired public elementary school fundraiser raising $200,000; volunteered with individuals transitioning out of incarceration; local environmental clean-ups; worked at UN Cambodian refugee camp; tutored immigrants at Central Area Youth Association.

Statement
My young children’s years of pointed questions about people living alongside our roads, clearly needing help, caused me to doubt and question our current politicians. Even to kids, it was obvious that something was wrong. I had worked in a UN refugee camp where people had lost everything, fleeing violence; yet, it was more hygienic and humane than my hometown. Unable to find plausible explanations and wanting better for Washington, I had to speak out.

Tone deaf measures coming out of Olympia are one-sided and unbalanced.  Current politicians throw money at problems first, asking questions later–this must stop.  They’ve been in power so long they’ve forgotten to listen to neighbors or manage their spending.  We cannot tax our way back to health from our current crisis. I’ll provide the critical check and balance we’ve lost, being a leader who seeks compassionate solutions while protecting taxpayers.

I will bring the fresh perspective direly needed in Olympia. We need a Lt. Governor fighting for families and businesses, not more of the same government approach.  Let’s get this right for our children’s tomorrow, as well as their today.

Top issues: fiscal responsibility, political balance, homelessness, addiction & mental health, public safety

Contact
(206) 775-8838
[email protected]
PO BOX 51008
SEATTLE, WA 98115
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


James R. Rafferty
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience
This is my first Public Election.

Other Professional Experience
BCAG Machinist and Laser Operator for 20 years. 1996-2020. US Geographic Map Librarian for the 1990 Census for 7 States and the Pacific Island Trust Territories. worked with over 50K maps. US Special Delivery trusted with valuables for roughly 5 years. US Small Business Administration 1992.

Education
Puyallup HS 1979. BA “Comparative Governments” Political Science UW 1984. BA “Law, Politics and the Economy” Social Sciences UW 2005. International Trade, Computer Networking, six different CC ATA’s.

Community Service
Former Union Steward for IAM 751. Volunteer Guide Dogs of America. Member of Machinists Non-Partisan Political League.

Statement
Washington State Senators and other Legislators will be treated fairly by me as Lt. Governor. Everyone wins. When ideas are shared and economic activity grows, then the public can prosper and have faith in the future. Quality government requires that respectful battles must take place.

In 1982, As Secretary General, I led a mock United Nations gathering of students representing over 185 Countries. We passed legislation that had not been accomplished for over ten years by other students. Part of success is respecting all kinds of people with different values and religious beliefs and getting them to agree on a common course.

The Lt. Governor is the Leader of the Senate and must convey a sense of harmony and calm to the members. Relaxed and happy people are civil to each other and work together on fixing serious problems like the coronavirus. I have Legal and formal education to do the job. I will stand behind legislation that protects children, improves education, improves environmental protection and makes good common sense. As a child, I went to the very accepting and loving First Christian Church near the Fair in Puyallup.

Endorsements: Honorable Withdrawal Card Teamsters Local 599. NRA Safety Training 1975

Contact
(253) 778-2100
[email protected]
P.O. BOX 540
MILTON, WA 98354
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Marko Liias
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience
State Senate Majority Floor Leader, 2018 – Present; Minority Floor Leader, 2017-18; State Senator, 21st District, 2014 – Present; State Representative, 21st District, 2008-2014; Mukilteo City Councilmember, 2006-2008.

Other Professional Experience
Professor at Everett Community College, proud AFT union member; founded a small family-owned construction company focused on green building.

Education
Bachelor’s from Georgetown University (2003); Master’s from University of Washington (2017). First in my family to attend college.

Community Service
Board of Directors, Washington Institute for Public Policy; Board of Trustees, Seattle Repertory Theater; Honorary Trustee, National Nordic Museum. Past Board Service: Youth Suicide Prevention Program, Community Transit, Snohomish County Board of Health.

Statement
As the son of a carpenter and school lunch lady, I learned the importance of hard work, education, and opportunity for all. These values have guided my public service and advocacy for working people and the vulnerable. I’ll build on my record of proven leadership and break barriers as Washington’s first openly gay statewide executive.

The Lieutenant Governor’s most important job is serving as Senate President. As the only candidate who has served in the Senate, I’m uniquely positioned to get results. I’ve used my position as Majority Floor Leader to establish the most generous paid family leave program in the country, close big business tax loopholes, expand voting rights, protect reproductive healthcare, build light rail, and pass critical COVID-relief.

While Congress is mired in gridlock and special interest money, here in Washington we’ve taken bold action, often with bipartisan support. As Lieutenant Governor, I’ll keep fighting for inclusive economic recovery, universal healthcare, and quality education accessible to all.

Endorsements: Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib; Washington State Labor Council; Washington Conservation Voters; Alliance for Gun Responsibility; UFCW 21 (nurses and grocery workers); over 50 Senate and House colleagues; multiple Democratic organizations; hundreds of city, county, tribal and community leaders statewide.

Contact
(425) 610-8683
[email protected]
401 2ND AVE S STE 303
SEATTLE, WA 98104
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Matt Seymour
(Prefers Libertarian Party)

Elected Experience
No information submitted

Other Professional Experience
23 years working in Property Management, 15 years as a Small Business Owner, 4 years in Corporate Accounting, 3 years as a Pest Management Professional, and a Substitute Teacher.

Education
BA – University of Washington

Community Service
Boy Scouts of America, Waskowitz Outdoor Education Center, Snoqualmie Valley School District, and a two year Christian Mission in Mexico. Hablo Español.

Statement
The main duty of the Lieutenant Governor is to preside over the State Senate.

Since I am not a member of either the Republican or Democratic Parties, I am uniquely qualified to be the most practical and impartial ‘referee’ facilitating discussion in the State Senate. The best solutions are created through explanations from multiple perspectives. I will give voice to all sides of the issues.

As someone who hasn’t received donations from big money special interests, I am likewise best suited to carry out the duties of Rules Committee Chair. Only a ‘gatekeeper’ that isn’t beholden to those special interests can ensure the voice of the people is heard in the Senate.

While serving as our Lieutenant Governor, I will make sure legislation is openly debated and that bills are fair, clean, and on topic. I will seek ways to make the legislative process more accessible to the citizens. If you feel your elected representative is not listening, you can contact me directly. I am the Lieutenant Governor we all need, and I am asking for your support and your vote. Together, we can break partisan gridlock and keep the Senate on track serving the people of Washington.

Contact
10619 E RIVERSIDE DR # 5
BOTHELL, WA 98011
Campaign Contributions


Michelle Jasmer
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience
President, Orting School District Alumni Association and Keynote Speaker; Pierce County Precinct Officer

Other Professional Experience
First Director of Career and Technical Education for a Washington Tribal School; Public School Teacher; CEO Worldview Commercial Capital; Licensed Home Mortgage Loan Originator; Washington Real Estate Broker; Instructional Designer; Management Consultant; Community Organizer

Education
Doctoral Candidate Organizational Leadership Business Psychology, MEd Transformational Leadership, Aspen University; BA Business Sustainability, Evergreen State College; UW Graduate School for Native American Studies; WSU Alumni

Community Service
United Way, Puyallup Food Bank, Camp Arnold (disadvantaged youth), YWCA, MainStreet Association Chair, Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Chair, Autism Society, 4H, Audubon, DACA, NAACP, WAMB, SCORE Counselor

Statement
Michelle Jasmer will become Washington’s First Woman Lieutenant Governor.

Raised in Orting, Washington, Michelle is a grassroots inspirational leader in government and business. With Portuguese, African and Irish heritage, Michelle serves all people equally. As a single mother raising three daughters, Michelle put herself through Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate programs. As an experienced organizational president, she is a prepared parliamentarian. Michelle built a financial firm and created over 80 jobs for Washingtonians. Michelle is equipped to lead Washington to economic healing through innovative job development.

Michelle’s policy initiatives are rights for women and children. When women own homes, there is less child abuse and less domestic violence. Michelle supports people healing from disparity through access to home ownership by expanding Washington’s down payment assistance programs. She advocates increased rental assistance to address homelessness. Michelle is addicted to positivity and promotes collaborative and inclusionary decision making.

Michelle supports tuition free college and vocational programs for all students through multiple pathways. Michelle advocates improved services for those living with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Michelle is a teacher and published author on Innovation and Transformational Leadership. Michelle supports businesses becoming environmentally sustainable and seeks innovative technology to make this into reality.

Contact
(425) 505-0040
[email protected]
5901 117TH AVENUE CT E # 54
PUYALLUP, WA 98372
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Bill Penor
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience
No Information Submitted

Other Professional Experience
Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary, Board Member; Washington Business Alliance, Member; Washington Airport Management Association, Past Vice President

Education
I was born and raised in Washington. As a 10th grade dropout with a GED I had to work from the bottom, up. Having worked in forestry and construction, then a decade as a Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter and finally, a career in the aviation field, I have great respect for hard work and understand the value of a hard earned dollar. I’m grateful for those who mentored me along this journey and now ask for your vote to become your Lieutenant Governor.

Community Service
No Information Submitted

Statement
Our state government has piled on draconian restrictions, many of us were completely broken, businesses in shambles, life dreams and hard work crushed, incredible unemployment, families ravaged by state government. Do you want more of the same?

Imagine a state where crime and homelessness are dealt with, where 10th through12th grade students transition to living wage jobs. Imagine transportation under control with a plan we can afford that solves mobility problems around our state, low taxes, fear of a state income tax is a bad memory of the past failed policies.

Now imagine a Lt. Governor that will stand up for you regardless if you are Republican, Democrat, or Independent. Imagine what it would be like to have control and a direct connection to voice your opinions. Imagine what it would be like to work toward the common goal of getting our states economy up and running so you and your family can prosper.

Imagine a time when your vote counts now more than ever. I believe I am the best candidate and with your vote I promise to serve diligently on your behalf. I humbly ask for your vote for Lieutenant Governor – thank you, Bill Penor

Contact
[email protected]
3420 100TH DR SE
LAKE STEVENS, WA 98258
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Richard (Dick) Muri
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience
GOP PCO 1998-2020, Steilacoom School Board, Pierce County Council, State Representative.

Other Professional Experience
Lieutenant Governor Kiwanis Pacific Northwest District, Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, Combat Operation Urgent Fury, Director Airlift Operations, Incirlik Turkey (Operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort), Chief Quality Management McChord AFB

Education
Bachelor of Science, Public Health University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Masters Public Administration, Golden Gate University; Air Command and Staff College

Community Service
Current Lieutenant Governor Kiwanis, Past President Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom, Director Steilacoom Historical Museum Association, Saint John Bosco, Current Commander Military Order of the Worlds Wars Chapter, youth wrestling and track coach.

Statement
As your most experienced candidate for Lieutenant Governor, I bring 45 years of award winning achievement to this position (Joint Base Lewis McChord Civilian Hall of Fame recipient, National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, Washington State House of Representatives Veterans Legislator of the Year, Town of Steilacoom Citizen of the year and many more). My decisions are based on common sense conservatism, science based environmental stewardship, and the belief in local control of decisions and resources is usually best. People create jobs, not big government. I support the voter approved $30 vehicle tab fee initiative. I am actively supporting the repeal of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5395, the K-12 Sex Education Law which was recently enacted by our state legislature. I oppose any proposed version of a state income tax. I am an active proponent of our bill of rights, especially our 1st and 2nd amendments. We need to continue to defend our property rights, a basic human right which makes our capitalist system work. I am a defender of Life, I am Pro Life. Property taxes are already too high. Feel free to contact me: Facebook.com/electDickMuri, #DickMuri4LtGov2020, Twitter @DickMuri, [email protected]

Contact
(253) 439-9797
[email protected]
31 SILVER BEACH DR
STEILACOOM, WA 98388
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions

 


Denny Heck
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience
U.S. Representative, member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Financial Services Committee. Washington State Representative, elected to five terms. Chaired historic Basic Education Subcommittee. Democratic Precinct Committee Officer.

Other Professional Experience
Co-Founder, Intrepid Learning Solutions; Co-Founder and President, TVW – Washington’s version of C-SPAN; Chief of Staff, Governor Booth Gardner

Education
B.A.,The Evergreen State College

Community Service
Denny and his wife of 44 years, Paula (a retired middle school principal), founding member of the Olympia School District Education Foundation’s Principals’ Emergency Checkbook Fund, providing low income children with supplies to be successful in school.

Statement
As we navigate the unprecedented challenges that lie ahead, it’s critical we have state leaders with the experience, competence and civility to guide our government on the path to a more prosperous future for all.

As a lifelong Washingtonian and Democrat,  I’ve served at every level of government and been committed to promoting values of a more fair and just economic system, a strong public education system, and a commitment to our environment to ensure generations to come will be able to enjoy the peerless natural beauty of our state.  I will continue to champion these causes while fulfilling the other duties constitutionally assigned as Lieutenant Governor.

With your continued trust, this office can ensure we don’t roll back the progress we have worked so hard for in Washington State. We have an opportunity to build a state that is better than it was before and not sacrifice our most vulnerable in the name of progress.

I’m honored by the numerous former and current elected state and community leaders, environmentalists, labor and business leaders, and so many other of our neighbors that have chosen to support our campaign and our vision for a better future. I ask for your support.

Contact
(360) 359-1514
[email protected]
PO BOX 235
OLYMPIA, WA 98507
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


Marty McClendon
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience
Precinct Committee Officer, Club President, and County Chairman.

Other Professional Experience
21 Years Real Estate Sales, Housing Advocacy, and Brokerage Management. 13 years Healthcare and Healthcare Management, 6 years Radio Broadcasting, 8 years ministry, 4 years Mortgage Lending, and 3 years Coaching, Training, and Speaking.

Education
WA State- Managing Brokers license, Certified Instructor’s License, Professional Speaking Certificate, Voice Over Training Certificate, Business Coaching Certificate, and Pastoral License. Attended University Of Washington- Pre-Med

Community Service
Volunteered for the Boys Scouts, Make A Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Relay for Life, Park Clean ups, Fred Hutch Cancer Research, Union Gospel Mission, and other ministry outreach.

Statement
This election is about you, your safety, and your opportunity to succeed. It is about what kind of future we want our kids and grandkids to have. It is about restoring trust, correcting wrongs, and doing things in a new, innovative, and collaborative way. It includes a future that provides for safer, cleaner and more vibrant communities, an accountable and fiscally responsible government that is looking out for you. A future where every child gets his or her best opportunity to succeed is by having multiple educational pathways to choose from, including college, online learning, CTE, VOC Tech, Charter schools, the Trades, and Apprenticeships. A future where it is easier to start a business, buy a home, and commute to your job—a future where elected officials model integrity, defend your God-given rights, and value all equally.

I have 35 years of leadership experience that spans Healthcare, Housing, Media, and Ministry and decades of community service. That balanced with having grown up with a ranching and farming heritage, the values learned as an Eagle Scout, and a heart of collaboration. I will use the Legislative and Executive tools of the office to fight for a better future for all.

Contact
(253) 235-3339
[email protected]
5500 OLYMPIC DRIVE NW,
GIG HARBOR, WA 98335
Candidate Website
Campaign Contributions


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Important 2020 Primary Dates

July 27: LAST DAY for online and mail voter registration and updates! These must be received 8 days before Election Day. You are still able to register to vote and update your voter registration in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
July 31: Unofficial, it is recommended that if mailing in your ballot, you return it by the Friday before Election Day to ensure it is postmarked by Election Day.
August 4: Deadline for in-person voter registration and updates (up to 8:00 pm).
August 4: Primary – Returned ballots must be postmarked or deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 pm on Election Day.happy voting, mail in voting, mail in ballot, primary election, what's on the ballot, when is my ballot due
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