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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.

7th Legislative District

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below districts on your ballot.

State Senator

Karen Hardy

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Karen Hardy is a ranch teamster and the first progressive to run for legislature in the 7th Legislative District in ten years. She is a proponent of single payer health care, green jobs, and fully funded education with certificate courses for trade students. Hardy's opponent, Republican Shelly Short, was appointed to represent District 7 in the state senate after Sen. Brian Dansel was chosen for a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Short is one of the most conservative members of the Legislature and is an obstacle to funding schools. Hardy would be a progressive change for District 7.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

General Progressive: Fuse WA
Reproductive Freedom: Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

Campaign Information

State Representative, Position #1

Susan Swanson

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Democrat Susan Swanson is running against Republican Jacquelin Maycumber for state Representative in the 7th District. Swanson served in the U.S. Navy and later worked for the Navy, Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. She supports funding education to state standards, improving rural education access, and serving rural veterans. Swanson is the best choice to represent the 7th District.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

General Progressive: Fuse WA

Campaign Information