from Candidates, Elected Officials, Businesses, and Community Leaders
"I support Whole Washington because our health care system is totally broken with skyrocketing and totally unaffordable costs; a complicated and, at times, incomprehensible insurance system; and real and immediate needs that are going unmet. It's for that reason that I support Medicare for All - high quality government-run insurance for every American to lower costs, streamline systems, and expand access to care."
Beth Doglio Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District WA - 10
"The COVID-19 crisis has shown clearly that employer-based health care doesn't work when millions face unemployment, we need universal, single-payer health care to ensure everyone in our state has equitable access to the care they need."
Marko Liias Candidate for Washington State Lt. Governor
"Every person should have access to healthcare when they need it. This shouldn't be about your employer, or your bank account, or where you live - just universal access to healthcare for everyone. Other countries have figured this out, why can't we?"
Derek Stanford Washington State Senate 1st Legislative District
"I support Whole Washington because I believe everyone should have quality healthcare. My mother had early on-set Alzheimer's, and I was her primary caregiver. Initially, she did not qualify for Medicare and I was left struggling to find her quality healthcare. Because of the cost of healthcare, we were unable to afford her medications, which deeply impacted her memory. When she finally had been disabled long enough to get medicare, the damage to her memory was done. My kids lost their Granny, one piece at a time. No one should have to make that kind of decision or live with that kind of guilt. This is why I will fight for every Washingtonian to have to quality healthcare."
Veronica Whitcher Rockett Candidate for WA State House of Representativess 2nd Legislative District, Position 2
"The health and safety of our communities depends on each and every person having access to superior health care: anything less puts us all in danger. We can only be as healthy as our neighbors. Everyone deserves healthcare. Our nation is rich enough to do this. We need to push this goal forward."
Lance Gurel Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 4th Legislative District, Position 2
"I endorse Whole Washington for the very simple reason that everyone should be able to see a doctor when they get sick. There should be no barriers to care, no copays, deductibles, or hidden costs.
We are the only developed country that doesn’t have universal healthcare, we pay the most for our for-profit system, and have the worst results. By implementing the Whole Washington Health Trust, Washington can become the example to the rest of the country and demonstrate what we know to be true: healthcare is a human right!"
Georgia Davenport Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 7th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because healthcare is a right and needs to be guaranteed for all Washingtonians."
JJ Wandler Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 7th Legislative District, Position 2
"One thing that should be understood by everyone after the pandemic is the human right for health care. We must have a healthcare system that covers everyone, will not destitute anyone and treats everyone as equal as possible. Whole Washington is as close to this as I have seen and I fully support this plan."
Larry Stanley Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 8th Legislative District, Position 2
"All people deserve affordable quality general and mental health care regardless of their economic status, origin of birth, color of skin, religion or sexual orientation. It is our responsibility to defend democracy, freedom from oppression and the pursuit of happiness. I am committed to do that as your legislator with Whole Washington as a key focus and step in the right direction toward public health care. Thank you Whole Washington!!"
Angie Homola Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 10th Legislative District, Position 1
"I campaigned on and fought for universal healthcare since my first election in 2004. Now, the COVID crisis has exposed the inequities in our current healthcare system as well as broad inequities throughout our social systems and brought these issues to a head. These crises have created the opportunity to actually achieve structural systems changes. Now's the time push for it. "
Bob Hasegawa Washington State Senate 11th Legislative District
"I support Whole Washington because when I was at Cornell University, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer at a time my family did not have health insurance. The subsequent medical bills crippled my family financially. I will fight for healthcare for all because I know how it feels to lose the person who loves you the most in this world and suffer a family financial crisis at the same time. Affordable, quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege."
David Hackney Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 11th Legislative District, Position 1
"Health care access is a human right. Let us work together toward a just and equitable society for all. Every industrialized nation, other than the United States, has come to grips with the reality that a health care is a fundamental right. I support universal health care access for all Washingtonians. Period. Those who opine others wise, can take it up with their pharmaceutical and for-profit health care corporate donors."
Eduardo Casteñada Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 13th Legislative District, Position 1
"I endorse Whole Washington because it protects our communities and ensures nobody has to put off care for fear of cost. It is our moral imperative to ensure the health of our entire community. This is a durable and sustainable path forward towards ensuring that health care is a human right for all Washingtonians."
Devin Kuh Candidate for Washington State House of Representatives 14th Legislative District, Position 2
"I'm a working mom and an ER physician who understands that nearly everyone wants affordable, accessible healthcare for both their families and their neighbors. Taking care of each other is what we do best. Communities function better when this is so. Universal healthcare is not only the right thing to do, but it costs less to do so. I support Whole WA's work towards a comprehensive, universal healthcare system."
Dr. Tracy Rushing Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 14th Legislative District, Position 1
"In 2000 I felt something was wrong with me. At the time I had public healthcare, so instead of putting it off, since I didn't have the money, I was able to get a diagnosis - Cancer stage 1. After surgery and radiation treatments I was able to resume working. Instead of waiting until the cancer had grown and I was incapacitated I was cured quickly and effectively. Universal Health care makes both moral and economic sense."
Jack McEntire Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 15th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole WA because I know what it's like to live in constant uncertainty regarding your healthcare. We need a system that supports everyone so that no one else has to feel that way, AND has access to complete quality care."
Carly Coburn Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 16th Legislative District, Position 2
"When elected to the Washington State Legislature, my first order of business will be to sponsor Whole Washington Health Trust in the House because healthcare is a human right!"
Marianna Everson Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 19th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a human right, and we must join the rest of the developed world in guaranteeing this right to the citizens of our state."
Timothy Zahn Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 20th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a basic right. If we have learned anything form the pandemic, it is that our healthcare system is woefully inadequate. One should not have to have a job to get healthcare or lose healthcare when losing a job."
Sam Hunt Washington State Senate 22nd Legislative District
Tarra Simmons Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 23rd Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because I believe that every single Washington resident will have quality care, including vision, dental, and mental health services."
Carrie Hesch Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 26th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a human right. We have an opportunity here in Washington to make sure that the health outcomes for the people in our communities - you, your family, friends and neighbors - aren't determined by employment status or income. That's why I support Whole Washington and their mission to make sure every Washingtonian has access to comprehensive healthcare."
Katie Young Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 31st Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because healthcare is one of my priorities. We must establish a state healthcare system which is prepared to respond to threats to public health and to ensure that each individual is covered by a universal single payer healthcare system that delivers better outcomes at a lower expense."
Shirley Sutton Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 32nd Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because I believe health care is a right, not a privilege. Like many, my family has been denied basic health care coverage by our insurance company too many times to count. Let me be clear: this must end. I will fight in the legislature to make health care affordable and accessible to all."
Liz Berry Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 36th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because I support a pathway towards universal health care and achieving a health care system where health care is comprehensive, sustainable, and affordable for all Washingtonians and not dependent on employment."
Sarah Reyneveld Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 36th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because health care is a human right. No one should go bankrupt in Washington or anywhere from a medical emergency. Yet over two thirds of bankruptcy are due to medical issues. In our for-profit healthcare system, we pay the highest prices in the world and it is clear the results at not matching up. This unacceptable. We need to implement a single-payer, universal healthcare for everyone in Washington state and this country."
Chukundi Salisbury Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 37th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because we need a universal coverage, single payer health care system. We are the only major industrial nation without universal or near-universal health care coverage. The downsides of our employer-based health care system are immense, and this has become even clearer during the era of the pandemic, as individuals lose their jobs and then their health care. It is time for us to join the rest of the modern world, and achieve universal coverage. In my view, a single-payer system is the best way to pursue this."
John Stafford Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 37th Legislative District, Position 1
"Our state and country needed universal healthcare long before COVID-19 - but this pandemic has shown in that our need for healthcare for all cannot wait any longer. I strongly support Whole Washington's mission to provide universal healthcare to all Washingtonians as our country and state works toward true single payer universal healthcare for every adult and child in this country. "
Kirsten Harris-Talley Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 37th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because health care is a human right and should be easily accessible to create equitable and thriving society. It is my responsibility as a representative of my constituents to ensure that access to health care is provided. I will work alongside you to strengthen our state, regional, and local public health delivery systems, including mental health."
Emily Wicks Washington State House of Representatives 38th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a human right, as is food, water, shelter, clothing, education. Your right to life is not secondary to someone else's desire for power or profit. We live in the richest country on Earth. We know single payer healthcare saves money and saves lives, which is why I support the Whole WA Health Trust Bill."
Claus Joens Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 39th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because they are right there on the front lines fighting for all of us as we work to obtain true access to healthcare that is universal comprehensive and free at the point of care for all!"
Kathryn Lewandowsky, RN Candidate for Washington State Senate 39th Legislative District
"I support Whole Washington because we do not have a health care system, we have a WEALTH TRANSFER system. Our current "health care" system will rob you of your home, retirement, bankrupt you and throw you out on the street, and kill you so it doesn't have to pay for your care. I have seen it personally in my own family, and know that it can happen to me and everyone else."
Ryan Johnson Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 39th Legislative District, Position 2
"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 Washington State Senate 40th Legislative District
My-Linh Thai Washington State House of Representatives 41st Legislative District, Position 2
"Our country spends more per capita and gets worse results than similar countries with universal coverage. It’s time to make healthcare better, more equitable, more affordable and less stressful. When you get sick you should be focused on getting better, not stressing about healthcare."
Sharon Shewmake Washington State House of Representatives 42nd Legislative District, Position 2
"Health care must be seen as a fundamental human right! As a leader in the creation of Washington State's Apple Health program and the Medicaid expansion, I support the need for a new dynamic in providing health care for call. This is all the more evident in the time of the COVID pandemic."
Frank Chopp Washington State House of Representatives 43rd Legislative District, Position 2
"I first endorsed Whole Washington on June 4, 2019 because my community knows firsthand how incrementalism kills: Every day, tens of thousands of Washingtonians are forced to choose between lifesaving care and crushing debt, myself included. I've had to delay medical care out fear of financial ruin. After COVID-19, mass unemployment, a recession, and catastrophic wildfires along the West Coast, on top of our devastating housing crisis, Washingtonians cannot afford to wait for a federal miracle: we must pass single-payer now."
Sherae Lascelles Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 43rd Legislative District, Position 2
Javier Valdez Washington State House of Representatives 46th Legislative District, Position 2
“Our nation’s promise that we are all endowed with ‘unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,’ will never be fulfilled unless we recognize that health care is a right. Washington should lead the way in exploring and demonstrating how every resident of our State can be assured that they and their loved ones will not die or suffer solely due to lack of access to quality health care. As a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health, I strive to help students understand that the social determinants of health start with poverty and race, which determine access to healthcare and the likelihood that someone will suffer needless illness and die early. The Washington Health Trust offers a concept we should be exploring to use progressive taxes on wealth – which I am confident will be largely supported by the wealthiest residents of our state if they are used for health care – coupled with payroll taxes on large employers who do not provide health care benefits today.”
Gerry Pollet Washington State House of Representative 46th Legislative District, Position 1
Girmay Zahilay King County Council District 2
"I support Whole Washington because healthcare is a human right. No one should have to chose between food, rent, or medicine. No one should worry about risking their home to receive the treatment they need. Lets cut out the middlemen (Insurance profits) and save money, lets save and improve lives."
Jesse James Clark County Council District 3
"I endorse Whole Washington and I support its efforts because a person's access to health care should NOT be dependent on what job they have or employment status."
John Latta Clark County Charter Review Commission
Universal health care is a key to healthy, secure communities where working families have medical coverage no matter what their job and no one goes bankrupt because of medical bills.
Mark Lundsten Candidate for Skagit County Commissioner District 1
"I support Whole Washington because of the simple fact that healthcare is an imbued human right. Everyone deserves access to a healthy and fulfilling life without the unbearable burden of massive medical bills. We can only achieve equal access when we achieve universal healthcare coverage."
Parker Davidson Clark County Charter District 3, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington as the best plan to keep all of Washington healthy and safe. As a Council Member from a small, rural county, our community needs basic coverage and access to care. Health care is a basic right and every Washington resident deserves quality health Care. Join me in supporting a new plan for care for all Washington."
Rick Hughes San Juan County Council, District #2
"I support Whole Washington because no one should have choose between the cost of medical care and feeding their families. If you have a medical condition, you should be able to walk into the hospital without the worry of paying for an enormous medical bill. Health care should be a human right, not a privilege."
Thomas Hernandez Candidate Clark County Charter Review District 4, Position 1
"The founders of our country all agreed that we are endowed by our Creator with “certain unalienable rights and among those rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Good health and the best care we can get to maintain it are absolutely among those human rights! Whole Washington is the best chance we’ve ever had of solidifying that right."
Alan Richrod Aberdeen City Council
"I want our city to be a welcoming city for all and to help with homelessness."
James Jeyaraj Auburn City Council Position 3
"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 Burien City Council Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because it is time to take healthcare as a human right into our own hands. As a public health professional and EMT, I have seen the failings of our current health systems on both the systemic and personal levels. The threat of medical debt should never prevent someone from seeking medical care, and profit-driven healthcare systems do not serve the best interests of all our communities. Universal healthcare approaches (like Whole Washington) have proven effective in most of the developed world, save money, and don't leave out obvious areas of medical need, such as dental and reproductive health. Not only will it eliminate many barriers to care that Washingtonians experience due to cost or convoluted insurance practices, but it will save our state billions of dollars.To achieve Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, health for all must be a priority."
Chris Goodwin Candidate for Clark County Charter Review Commission District 1, Position 3
"Healthcare is a human right, no one should ever have to worry about whether they can afford to go to the doctor. Cost should never be part of the equation in our healthcare system. I fully support Whole Washington."
Steve Perkel Candidate for Clark County Charter Review Board District 1, Position 2
"Healthcare is a Human Right!"
Carin Chase Edmonds School Board Director District 1
"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 Gold Bar City Council Position 5, Mayor Pro-Tem
Corina Pfeil 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 Kenmore City Council Position 1
"Everybody deserves access to healthcare, healthcare strengthens rather than weakens our physical and economic health."
Clark Gilman Olympia City Council
Ej Zita Olympia Port Commissioner
Ruth Perez Renton City Council MemberFormer Candidate for Renton Mayor
Senayet Negusse Seatac City Council Position 1
"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 Seattle City Council District 7
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
Tammy Morales Seattle City Council District 2
Leatta Dahlhoff Tumwater City Council Position 1
"Single payer healthcare goes a long way toward making us all better people physically, mentally, and spiritually."
Susan Boudy-Sanders Woodinville City Council Member Position 5
Better Left Podcast Sarah Smith, Executive Producer https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-left-podcast/id1461718652
Green Lake Health Center https://www.greenlakehealth.com/
"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 https://greenronin.com/
"As fans of science fiction and fantasy, we love good stories. What sort of story do we want to live in?
Do we want to live in a dystopia where people are chained to jobs they hate to keep their insurance? Where people are buried in debt because they or a loved one gets really sick?
We don’t have to wait for skittish politicians to give us permission to change our story. We endorse Whole Washington, because we can choose a not-for-profit single payer system that covers everyone. We can live up to the ideal that healthcare is a fundamental human right. We just have to want it."
Radio vs. the Martians https://radiovsthemartians.com/
"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 http://www.stayformore.com/rainbow-bingo.html
"Health is a fundamental human right."
VTD Rail Consulting Thomas White, Owner
"I support universal medical and mental healthcare, including paid family leave and postpartum care, NOW!"
Alyssa Humbert Former candidate for Olympia City Council Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because for far too long our healthcare system has been broken and failed us. We need a strong universal system to meet our very individual health needs without bankrupting our people, to have freedom and autonomy to make the right choices for their individual conditions and situations. Our state budget well have solvency, providers will continue care like they should and large corporate influences in our health gone. This is the sustainable path forward for Washington and the nation."
Amber King former candidate, Snohomish County Council
Anna Sotelo Former Candidate for Snoqualmie City Council
"Universal Healthcare is good for all state of Washington residents regardless of income."
Awale Farah Former candidate for Kent City Council Position 7
"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 Former Candidate for Bellingham City Council
Boudicca Walsh Former Candidate for Olympia City Council
"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 Former Candidate for Washington State Senate Legislative District 40
Cathy Tuttle Founder of Seattle Neighborhood GreenwaysFormer Seattle City Council Candidate
I am a veteran and climate activist and believe that my family, friends, and community deserve quality healthcare, education, and a living wage.
Christopher Armitage Former US Congressional Candidate
Christopher Peguero Former Candidate for Seattle City Council
"Healthcare should include dental, hearing, and vision, not profits."
Courtney Love Vice Chair of Our Revolution Washington
"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 Former candidate for Tacoma City Council Position 3
Dominic Barrera Former Candidate for Port of Seattle Commissioner
Dr. Linda M. Smith Former Candidate for Renton City Council
"I support Whole Washington because when we tie healthcare to employer maintained insurance, any economic crisis becomes a healthcare crisis. Healthcare is a right for all people because everyone has a life worth protecting, not just those who are in good fortune to have an insurance policy."
Dustin Gleaves former Candidate for Representative WA LD 42
Elizabeth T. Peang Former Candidate for Kent City Council
"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 Former Candidate for Spokane District 81School Board Director
"I support Whole Washington because healthcare is a human right. Covid has shown that our current system has been a disaster. Millions of people are out of work when healthcare is tied to employment. Now is the time to fight for a brighter healthcare future!"
Gant Diede former Candidate for WA 21st LD Representative
"We all know that our health care system is failing and it is long past due to do something about. Health care is a human right and we must ensure that we provide universal and accessible healthcare to everyone in our country."
Glenda Breiler former Candidate for WA State House of Reps LD 22
"In 2019, my Father died after years of battling the complications of an infection that attacked his brain. He delayed medical care due to fear of cost and living in the State of Florida which had not expanded Medicaid at the time. The private health insurance system that is maintained by the bribery of our elected officials took my Father.
A for profit health insurance system is inherently cruel, and will maximize profits by denying care. That is why I pledge to introduce the Whole WA Trust Bill upon my election to the State House of Representatives."
Gray Petersen former Washington State House, District 32 Candidate
Hillary Morales Former Candidate for Appointment 1st LD, Snohomish County Dem Chair
Hira Singh Bhullar Former candidate for Kent City Council Position 3
"When our neighbors and loved ones are healthy, our entire community benefits!"
Immaculate Ferreria Former 2018 Candidate for State Senate, 31st LD
"While the fundamental right to healthcare remains unmet, how can we ever ask people to prioritize anything else. I endorse Whole Washington because healthcare is a human right and until we guarantee access to comprehensive care, we cannot expect to ask families to invest in the changes necessary for our environment and the prosperity of generations to come."
Ivan Lewis former candidate for WA State Representative, 10th LD, Position 1
James Bible Former Candidate for Bellevue City Council
"Passing single payer non-profit healthcare is an issue of critical importance for the citizens of Washington State."
Jason Call former candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2
"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
"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 Former candidate for Everett City Council Position 5
Katherine Festa Former Candidate for Federal Way City Council
"... 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 Former Candidate for Dupont City Council
Kya Michael Aatai Former Candidate for Bellevue City Council
Laura Fielding Executive Director Red Berets for Medicare for All
"I support Whole Washington because I'm a cancer survivor, business owner, and mom. All our WA residents deserve quality healthcare."
Liz Hallock former, WA Governor candidate
Maralyn Chase Retired Washington State Senator
"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 Former Candidate for Seattle City Council
Mark Wilson Former Candidate for Bellevue City Council
"I am a nurse practitioner and MPH, and am dedicated to promoting health improving care for Washington State. I hope to introduce Whole Washington if elected."
Mary Ellen Biggerstaff former Candidate for WA State House of Reps LD 22
"Health care is a human right. We can do this!"
Matt Goldenberg Former candidate for Olympia City Council Position 3
"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
"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 Former Bainbridge Island City Council Member South Ward
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
"We want and need health care for all. Single payer is a more fair system and cheaper, to guarantee that everyone can gain real access to the care they need for their loved ones and themselves. So, when I am asked about Whole Washington. I answer 'Hell Yes!'"
Nicolas Duchastel de Montrouge Former candidate for Woodinville City Council Position 6
"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 Former candidate for Olympia Mayor
"I support Universal Healthcare for Washington State."
Phil Tavel Former Candidate for Seattle City Council
"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 former candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 6
"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 Former candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 3
"Now more than ever it is clear that lack of healthcare has caused disparate impacts in our communities. Leaving us paying more, for less and leaving some unable to provide for their health without facing bankruptcy. We absolutely need Whole Washington to protect Washingtonians from destructive privatized healthcare and insurance."
Rory Summerson former candidate for Thurston County Commissioner District 1
Ryan Burnett Former candidate for Auburn City Council Position 5
Sarah Smith Former US Congressional Candidate, Executive Producer of Better Left Podcast
Sasha Anderson Former Candidate for Seattle City Council District 4
"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 Former Candidate for Bothell City Council
Shad Ansari Former Candidate for Redmond City Council
"I support Whole Washington because health care is a human right, not a luxury. Your income level should not determine your health outcomes. We must do better by our kids and families. We need champions who are committed and willing to do the right thing."
Sharlett Mena former candidate for State Representative 29th LD
"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 Former Candidate for Seattle City Council
"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 Former Candidate for Lakewood City Council
"I'm not a politician. I am a mother, military spouse and proud resident of Island county. I envision a bright future for our county, where community and government are inclusive, effective and benefit us all. I will invest in our residents, our environment, and our community, striving to create and create and sustain workforce housing develop and implement sources of renewable energy, build a community center, and offer wrap around services for those struggling with mental and behavioral health."
Stephenie "Fe" Mischo former candidate for Island County Commissioner District 2
"Healthcare for everyone should be a basic right, not a privilege. It is time we put peoples well-being over profits and special interests. As highlighted more than ever during this pandemic and economic instability, we cannot allow our access to healthcare to be tied to our economic well-being and employment status."
Taylor Zimmermann former Candidate for WA State Representative, 10th LD, Position 2
Personally I have been working as an advocate for Whole Washington for a few years now. I strongly believe healthcare is a human right. Our own Declaration of Independence states that we have the right to life. And to keep that right we need healthcare. It should be guaranteed to us by the government so that no one has to decide between a roof over their head or life saving treatment.
Tracey Carlos Chair of Thurston County Queer Democrats, Vice Chair LD 22 Democrats
"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