Washington State Senate | District 26
Emily is a second generation Kitsap County native running for 26th State Senate to set aside partisan politics and put people first. She was born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, and decided to run because she is frustrated by partisan politicians in Olympia without the courage to do what’s right for families and neighbors.
Read more about Emily on her website.
Why this Race is Important
In 2017, Sister District helped Manka Dhingra in her Washington State Senate seat, gaining Democratic control of both houses of the Washington State Legislature. Democrats now hold a 50-48 majority in the House of Representatives and a 25-24 majority in the Senate, with one “Independent Democrat” senator caucusing with the Republicans.
Democrats hold a majority in the Washington legislature by a razor thin margin, and protecting that majority by winning further seats is critical to maintaining the “blue wall” of the West Coast.
Sister District Policy Scorecard
This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:
- We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
- We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
- We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
- Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.