National Politics

Progressive Victories Around Spokane County

What a night!

The Democratic Party is so proud of our amazing, hardworking endorsed candidates, so many of whom had huge victories Tuesday night. Voters recognized the great results achieved by Council Members Breean Beggs and Candace Mumm by reelecting them handily, and sent the impressive Kate Burke to join them and keep our successful progressive super majority. A clean sweep!

We also saw a big shift in Spokane Valley city council, with voters roundly rejecting the ultra conservative incumbents. We are so proud of Angie Beem and Chris Jackson, who showed that people-centered campaigns can lead to Democratic victories in places once thought to be conservative strongholds. Chris is in a close race, however, so stay tuned. We may need YOUR help to chase down ballots to make sure he comes out on top!

We also have good news from the 7th Legislative District, where Karen Hardy and Susan Swanson ran the most competitive races Democrats have seen in the district in years. While they didn’t win this election cycle, they showed that Democrats are willing to fight for every vote in every district. Now let’s build on their momentum!

More wins came from our endorsed candidates Thomas R. McGarry, Mary Wissink, and Nathan Jeffries, in three water and fire districts. Another clean sweep!

Across the state, a HUGE victory in the 45th district by Manka Dhingra gives the Democrats control of the state Senate! We can now end the gridlock and get to work for the people of Washington State, but it’s up to us to show our Democratic legislators we’ve got their backs.

From coast to coast, we saw a huge blue wave Tuesday night. Our hard work is paying off, folks. Thank you for being a part of this movement to put people first!