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.

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

Although we cannot guarantee we will conduct an endorsement in every race across the state we appreciate you taking the time out of your campaign schedule to fill out WCV’s questionnaire.

To ensure your questionnaire is considered for endorsement you must fill out the questionnaire below and use this online system to submit it. Emailed questionnaires will not be considered. Please reach out if you have any issues filling out the form or any questions.

Fill out WCV’s 2021 municipal candidate endorsement questionnaire here

Deadlines: We are now conducting post-primary endorsement considerations. To be considered for a General Election endorsement for the 2021 election cycle please submit your questionnaire by August 25th.

Races we are considering: We are currently considering endorsements for most city and county level races (such as County Council, PUD, Port Commissioner, City Council) with the exception of school board races. If you have questions about our consideration of your race please feel free to reach out ahead of filling out our questionnaire.

If you have any endorsement questions, please email: endorsements@wcvoters.org.

Washington Conservation Voters is committed to equal opportunity, and committed to maintaining an accessible and equitable endorsement process. Accommodations for the endorsement process are available and will be made upon request. Please complete this form regarding accommodations or accommodations requests. We welcome feedback on the accessibility of our website and endorsements process.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we expect to hold all endorsement interviews in April and May by video conference rather than in person.

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

Ballot Measures

Statewide Races

County races

Whatcom County

County Council At Large Position A: Barry Buchanan

County Council District 1: Eddy Ury

County Council District 2: Todd Donovan

County Council District 3: Rebecca Lewis 

Port Of Bellingham District 1: Michael Shepard 

Port of Bellingham District 2: Kelly Krieger

Federal Races

Federal Endorsements made by our national partner, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund

Judicial races

Legislative Races

Local Races

Bellingham

City Council Ward 6: Michael Lilliquist and Eve Smason-Marcus

Ferndale

City Council Position 6: Kate Bishop

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. All candidates to be considered for endorsement by Washington Conservation Voters must complete our questionnaire. The Washington Conservation Voters Political Committee reviews completed questionnaires and may choose to interview candidates. The Political Committee votes to endorse candidates for all positions that are not statewide. For statewide races, the Political Committee makes a recommendation to the full State Board which votes to confirm or deny the recommendation. 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 Political Committee, please email our Political Director at endorsements@wcvoters.org