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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

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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

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University Place City Council

University Place City Council, Position #3

Patti Dailey

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Patti Dailey is a running against incumbent Steve Worthington and Ken Campbell for Position 3. She has called herself a champion of LGBTQ rights, veterans, youth, and seniors. Her campaign prioritizes protecting parks and green spaces like the Chambers Creek trail system and the Audriana Hess Refuge, promoting affordable housing and living wage jobs, and ensuring employment for local youth. Dailey is the best choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Reproductive Freedom: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Economic Justice: WA Federation of State Employees

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