Endorsements

US Congress

"Passing single payer non-profit healthcare is an issue of critical importance for the citizens of Washington State."

Jason Call Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2

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Joshua Lee Collins Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 10

"I endorse Whole Washington, because everyone deserves healthcare — whether they're homeless or have a home, jobless or have a job, poor or rich. People in our district are dying because they don't have healthcare, and Whole Washington is doing something to fix that. I'm proud to stand with Whole WA and grateful for all its work advancing single-payer healthcare in our state." 

Rebecca Parson Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 6

Washington State

"Healthcare is a fundamental human right that must be made accessible to all people in our state. Citizenship status is a powerful and unjust barrier to care that is often overlooked in our healthcare debates; the comprehensive reform championed by Whole Washington is what the path towards complete health justice looks like."

Carrie Blackwood Candidate for Washington State Senate Legislative District 40

"Too often, the people of Washington State are put in the position to choose between paying for healthcare or supporting their families. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. I was proud to support the Pathway to Universal Healthcare at the legislature this past session and I will continue to champion removing barriers to health as part of our quality of life, providing equity in our system for People of Color and our LGBTQ neighbors, and moving towards a Universal Healthcare system." 

Elizabeth Lovelett Candidate for Washington State Senate Legislative District 40

County

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Girmay Zahilay Candidate for King County Council District 2

Auburn

"I want our city to be a welcoming city for all and to help with homelessness."

James Jeyaraj Candidate for Auburn City Council Position 3

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Ryan Burnett Candidate for Auburn City Council Position 5

Bainbridge Island

"Healthcare is a human right and it's time to put patients over profits. We need to work at the state and federal level to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, universal healthcare."

Matthew Tirman Bainbridge Island City Council Member South Ward

Bellevue

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James Bible Candidate for Bellevue City Council Position 7

Bellingham

"Universal healthcare is an investment in our communities and our kids. I collected signatures to put I-1600 on the ballot last year, and I can't wait to see Washington lead on compassionate and cost-effective care." 

Beth Hartsoch Candidate for Bellingham City Council Ward 1

Bothell

"I endorse Whole Washington, because everyone deserves healthcare — whether they're homeless or have a home, jobless or have a job, poor or rich. People in our district are dying because they don't have healthcare, and Whole Washington is doing something to fix that. I'm proud to stand with Whole WA and grateful for all its work advancing single-payer healthcare in our state."

Sean Palermo Candidate for Bothell City Council Position 6

Burien

"Healthcare is a human right. We have an obligation to ensure all of our people have access to this basic necessity, and I am proud to support Whole Washington's efforts to make this a reality for our state."

Cydney Moore Candidate for Burien City Council Position 2

Dupont

"... Thus, since Canada benchmarked healthcare operations seen in Europe, then perhaps Washington state must “lead by modern American example” and devise a workable change strategy enabling our Governor and representatives to ensure every Washington citizen is healthy..."

Kevin Andre White Candidate for Dupont City Council Position 6

Edmonds

"Healthcare is a Human Right!" 

Carin Chase Edmonds School Board Director District 1

"A lack of access to affordable health care interferes with learning. Whether it is a child struggling to see what’s on the board because her parents can’t afford new prescription glasses, or any other health condition, access to proper health care is essential before basic learning can take place. Access to preventative care, such as vaccinations, keeps our communities safer. A family’s lack of health insurance or income should not interfere with a child’s basic medical needs being met. Anything we can do to make health care more accessible will benefit us all and help our schools better serve all students."

Rory Graves Candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

Everett

"As a public school teacher, I've seen families ration out their insulin due to the cost of the medicine. That's not just wrong - it's cruel. We have the means to fix this, we just need politicians brave enough to stand up to an unjust system."

Joseph Erikson Candidate for Everett City Council Position 5

Gold Bar

"I support Universal Healthcare because as the son of a British immigrant with family across the world, I have seen the shortcomings of our system. No person should go bankrupt because of healthcare costs, no person should have to stay at a job they hate just to get healthcare and no person should die because they can't afford their medicine. The time for Medicare for All was 50 years ago when the rest of the world began to have, it's time to come in to the 21st century and pass Medicare for All."

Jordan Sears Candidate for Gold Bar City Council Position 5

Kenmore

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Corina Pfeil Candidate for Kenmore City Council Position 7

"Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. There should be no barriers to healthcare access. Everyone deserves high quality comprehensive healthcare. I fully support Universal Healthcare and thank Whole Washington for its efforts to make this a reality in Washington State."

Melanie O'Cain Candidate for Kenmore City Council Position 1

Kent

"Universal Healthcare is good for all state of Washington residents regardless of income."

Awale Farah Candidate for Kent City Council Position 7

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Hira Singh Bhullar Candidate for Kent City Council Position 3

Lakewood

"My youngest daughter was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12. No parent should have to worry if their insurance is going to cover the fight for their child's life. No parent should have to worry that their child's illness will send them into crippling debt. Universal healthcare is a universal right. That is why I fully support Whole Washington." 

Siabhon Ayuso Candidate for Lakewood City Council Position 7

Olympia

"I support universal medical and mental healthcare, including paid family leave and postpartum care, NOW!" 

Alyssa Humbert Candidate for Olympia City Council Position 2

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Boudicca Walsh Candidate for Olympia City Council Position 3

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Ej Zita Olympia Port Commissioner

"Health care is a human right. We can do this!" 

Matt Goldenberg Candidate for Olympia City Council Position 3

"I am running for Mayor of Olympia and I am very happy to endorse the Whole Washington campaign. Health care costs are out of control and people are dying due to lack of access to proper healthcare. This is the only workable solution to this problem."

Phil Cornell Candidate for Olympia Mayor

Renton

Seatac

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Senayet Negusse Candidate for Seatac City Council Position 1

Seattle

"My campaign is proud to stand with Whole Washington, and will support policies to advance their goal of establishing universal healthcare if elected to the Seattle City Council."

Andrew Lewis Candidate for Seattle City Council District 7

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Dominic Barrera Candidate for Port of Seattle Commission Position 2

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Kshama Sawant Seattle City Council Member District 3

"Go Whole Washington - everyone must have high‑quality, comprehensive healthcare!"

Lisa Herbold Seattle City Council Member District 1

"I fully support Universal Health Care for all our residents. I believe Health Care is a right, not a privilege based on one's ability to pay."

Mark Solomon Candidate for Seattle City Council District 2

"I support Universal Healthcare for Washington State." 

Phil Tavel Candidate for Seattle City Council District 1

"I stand with Whole Washington and believe healthcare is a human right. Supporting universal healthcare goes beyond eliminating financial burdens to accessing healthcare, it is also a commitment to bettering access to healthcare institutions and necessary services."

Shaun Scott Candidate for Seattle City Council District 4

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Tammy Morales Candidate for Seattle City Council District 2

Spokane

"After more than a decade working in healthcare, I've seen too many patients struggle with costs of their medical care and needed medical equipment, or delay care because of cost. The for-profit multi-payer system adds no benefit to medicine, but it does drain significant amounts of money from actual healthcare into bloated administrative processes specifically designed to discourage and even prevent people from getting care. As a result, we spend 2x as much as other industrialized nations, yet we still have millions without coverage and even more underinsured. It's time for the US to join the rest of the modern world and provide non-profit universal coverage to everyone."

Erin Georgen Candidate for Spokane District 81
School Board Director
Position 4

Tacoma

"Healthcare should include dental, hearing, and vision, not profits."

Courtney Love Candidate for Tacoma City Council Position 7

"When I was 21 years old; and before the law passed that said dependents could be covered on their parents' health insurance until the age of 26, I was playing football and tore my Achilles. I didn't have insurance and was charged over $45,000 for the surgery despite it not being an option to go without it. This clearly put me in lots of debt that I didn't have a way to pay off. Luckily, I have coverage now and the means to pay any debts but this shouldn't be the case for so many others who have even dire life situations. Universal healthcare isn't a privilege, it is a right that every person in America should have."

David Combs Candidate for Tacoma City Council Position 3

Tumwater

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Leatta Dahloff Candidate for Tumwater City Council Position 1

Businesses

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Better Left Podcast
Sarah Smith, Executive Producer
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Green Lake Health Center website

"A healthy citizenry is in the best interest of our country, our state, and our communities. Public health is fundamental to our ability to be competitive in business, innovate and advance in science and culture, and should be among our top priorities both as a matter of practicality and moral imperative."

Green Ronin Publishing
Nicole Lindroos
website

"As someone who is an artist, access to affordable healthcare looms over my head daily. Just having the money to afford the prescriptions I need to stay alive makes it hard to focus my art."

Sylvia's Rainbow Bingo website

"Health is a fundamental human right." 

VTD Rail Consulting
Thomas White, Owner

Community Leaders

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Anna Sotelo Former Candidate for Snoqualmie City Council

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Cathy Tuttle Founder of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
Former Seattle City Council Candidate

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Christopher Peguero Former Candidate for Seattle City Council

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Dr. Linda M. Smith Former Candidate for Renton City Council

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Elizabeth T. Peang Former Candidate for Kent City Council

"No one should be left out of health care coverage. We're going to get there as a nation someday. It would be great to see Washington lead the way!"

John Lombard Former Candidate for Seattle City Council

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Katherine Festa Former Candidate for Federal Way City Council

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Kya Michael Aatai Former Candidate for Bellevue City Council

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Maralyn Chase Retired Washington State Senator

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Mark Wilson Former Candidate for Bellevue City Council

"As a person who has seen loved ones suffer due to no access to affordable healthcare, I fully support this effort to make healthcare accessible to EVERYONE not just some! Healthcare is a human right not a privilege!" 

Matthew Sagen Former Candidate for Yakima City Council

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Max Heller III Former Candidate for Renton City Council

"I was once uninsurable and that is something I never want to happen to anyone else."

Melissa Hall Former Candidate for Seattle City Council

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Ruth Perez Renton City Council Member
Former Candidate for Renton Mayor

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Sasha Anderson Former Candidate for Seattle City Council District 4

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Shad Ansari Former Candidate for Redmond City Council

"Universal Healthcare is more effective and less expensive for the vast majority of people, with the obvious exception of those who can pay out of pocket to go see the doctor anyway."

Tyler Vega Former Candidate for Port Townsend City Council