Our local endorsements

WEA-PAC recommends and helps to elect pro-public education, pro-labor candidates to office. As part of WEA-PAC, our local makes non-partisan recommendations in races for statewide, legislative and local offices. Candidates seeking our endorsement must complete a written questionnaire and participate in an interview with our WEA-PAC board who then makes a recommendation for the candidates who will stand up for us and our students.  

This May, four LWEA members (Shaina Langley, Martha Daman, Emily Martin, and Cindy Simon) interviewed cadidates for elected office.

Click here to see a list of all 2024 WEA-endorsed candiates state-wide.

M.DemyanLWEA endorses Melissa Demyan for House Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 2. Melissa is a union member with a deep understanding of organizing, union solidarity, and the value of fully funding public education in Washington! Specifically, Melissa is focused on improving the broken funding model for our schools, and she opposes voucher schemes and the expansion of charter schools which draw public school funding away to private schools. 

As you consider these WEA-PAC endorsements, remember that we must remain active and involved. Washington State has not remained a pro-labor, pro-public education state becuse of good will or luck. It is becauase members like you have become involved and active in legislative action. Consider joining WEA-PAC or increasing your monthly deduction.

We have a very big election season in 2024. It will take all of us working together to make that a winning election season for public schools and labor!