Here at Washington Conservation Voters, we work to elect environmentally responsible candidates across the state. Every year, we endorse candidates who we expect to be environmental champions as well as ballot measures that will protect and restore Washington’s environment.

2017 Endorsement Questionnaires are now available


Interested in learning how we select candidates and ballot measures to endorse? Read more about WCV’s endorsement process.

To learn more about a ballot measure or candidate, click on the blue linked title.

Ballot Measures

Statewide Races

County races

Clark County

Vancouver Port Commission Position 1: Don Orange

King County

County Council Position 1: Rod Dembowski

County Council Position 5: Dave Upthegrove

County Executive: Dow Constantine

Port of Seattle Position 1: John Creighton

Port of Seattle Position 3: Stephanie Bowman

Whatcom County

County Council Position 1: Rud Browne

County Council Position 2: Todd Donovan

County Council Position A: Barry Buchanan 

Judicial races

Court of Appeals

Division 1: David Mann

Legislative Races

45th District
Senate: Manka Dhingra
48th District
Senate: Patty Kuderer
Representative: Vandana Slatter

Local Races


Mayor: Nancy Backus


City Council Position 6: Lynne Robinson


City Council At-Large: Roxanne Murphy

City Council Position 4: Pinky Vargas

City Council Position 6: Michael Lilliquist


Mayor: Brian Sullivan


City Council Position 1: Jay Arnold

City Council Position 3: Penny Sweet

City Council Position 5: Amy Walen


City Council Position 4: Cynthia Pratt

Mercer Island

City Council Position 6: Benson Wong


City Council Position 7: Jim Cooper


City Council Position 2: Armondo Pavone


City Council Position 3: Will Hall

City Council Position 5: Shari Winstead

City Council Position 7: Chris Roberts


City Council Position 3: Candace Mumm


Mayor: Peter Kmet


City Council Position 5: Susan Boundy

City Council Pos. 7: Bernie Talmas

Endorsement Process

Washington Conservation Voters issues endorsements to inform voters of which candidates running for office make environmental protection and creating a clean economy top priorities.

For new candidates to be considered for endorsement by Washington Conservation Voters, the candidates complete our questionnaire and are interviewed by our Endorsement Advisory Committee. The Endorsement Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to endorse or not endorse to the State Board which votes to confirm or deny the recommendation. The Endorsement Advisory Committee is comprised of citizens and State Board Members from around the state.

If a candidate has received our endorsement in the past they may qualify for our Early Endorsement which is determined by our Endorsement Advisory Committee and recommended to the State Board.

To view our full Endorsement Policies and Procedures, click here. If you would like to be considered for our endorsement or are interested in serving on our Endorsement Advisory Committee, please email our Political Director at