Candidate endorsements are a method of building political engagement in candidates, building political power in the legislature, and educating elected officials on our issues statewide. Candidates endorsed by the Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund share our commitment to ensuring a safe, healthy, affordable home for everyone in Washington.
Our Endorsement Process
The Action Fund staff and board begin drafting a candidate questionnaire in March. We also solicit recommendations for questions and comments from our member organizations.
We submit questionnaires to candidates who must return them by a given deadline. Endorsement Committee members, key staff members, and several regional community partners discuss the completed questionnaires, providing input/comment. Recommendations for or against endorsement are considered from these groups, and are then presented to the Action Fund Board for approval.
2018 Candidate Endorsements
Our candidate questionnaire is under development and will be available by May 1 on this website. The deadline to return questionnaire responses in consideration for a pre-primary endorsement is June 4, and we expect to make pre-primary endorsement announcements by June 29.
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