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Primary ELECTION: August 1st, 2017

The Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. Vote in every race on your ballot! It's our right and our responsibility. Please share this guide with your friends and family!

This guide only contains races that will be on your August 1st Primary Ballot. We will update the guide for the general election.

Port of Tacoma

Port Commissioner, Position #1

John McCarthy

John McCarthy photo
John McCarthy is running for Position 1 for Tacoma Port Commissioner against Jim Jensen and Eric Holdman. McCarthy served as a Tacoma Port Commissioner Port Commissioner from 1983 to 1992, and a Pierce County District Court judge for 22 years. While McCarthy is not the most progressive candidate recommended in this guide, it is critical to vote against Jensen, who was outed for pro-Trump, misogynist, and racist tweets. McCarthy is the best choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Tacoma - Pierce County Black Collective, Tacoma Firefighters IAFF Local 31, Pierce County Central Labor Council

Campaign Information

Steilacoom City Council

Steilacoom City Council, Position #3

Joe Aboubakr

Joe Aboubakr photo
Joe Aboubakr is a board member of the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce and a U.S. Navy veteran. His campaign is focused on reducing energy costs, improving the relationship between the city council and the Chamber of Commerce, and fixing crosswalks. Aboubakr is running against Roger Neal, who is not running a competitive campaign, and P.K. Thumbi, an immigrant from Kenya, mental health technician, and a community volunteer with the Kiwanis Club and the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association. Aboubakr is the best choice for Steilacoom City Council Position 3.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Pierce County Democrats

Campaign Information