Endorsements 2016 General Election Nov. 8

Jump to Washington endorsements for: Executive, Supreme CourtInitiatitve 735, Senate, HouseRegional and Local

US President: Hillary Clinton

Clinton has listened to the environmental movement’s call to protect our public lands, address environmental injustices, and continue to expand the clean energy revolution -- and she has responded with detailed plans that will build on our movement’s victories and President Obama’s legacy. Read the full endorsement...    

US Senate: Patty Murray

Senator Murray is a champion for growing our clean energy economy, tackling the climate crisis and safeguarding our public lands. For the rest of the story ...   

US Representatives

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  1  Suzan DelBene
  5  Joe Pakootas
  6  Derek Kilmer
  9  Adam Smith
10  Denny Heck


Governor - Jay Inslee
Lieutenant Governor - Cyrus Habib
Attorney General - Bob Ferguson
Commissioner of Public Lands - Hilary Franz

Supreme Court Justice, Position #1 - Mary Yu
Supreme Court Justice, Position #5 - Barbara Madsen
Supreme Court Justice, Position #6 - Charles Wiggins

Initiative 735 - YES!
(Initiative 732 Comments)

Regional Ballot Measure (Pierce, King & Snohomish Counties)

Local Positions

Clallam County Commissioner, District 2, Port Angeles - Ron Richards
Snohomish County Council - Hans Dunshee
Pierce County Executive - Rick Talbert
Pierce County Commissioner, District 2 - Carolyn Edmonds
Pierce County Commissioner, District 4 - Connie Ladenburg
Pierce County Commissioner, District 6 - Linda Farmer
Thurston County Commissioner, District 1 - Jim Cooper
Thurston County Commissioner, District 2 - Kelsey Hulse

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How the Sierra Club's Endorsement Process Works


The Sierra Club leverages the power of our networks of volunteers and members in every state to help elect environmental candidates. The Sierra Club sees the importance of having environmental champions at all levels of elected office. Many of our local chapters across the country also endorse state and municipal candidates. To ensure the Sierra Club only endorses the best environmental candidates, our volunteers and staff have developed a multi-step process and criteria for selecting which candidates receive our support. Each of our Congressional endorsements are voted on by two committees made up mostly of volunteers and a couple of staff. Driven by our grassroots members, the endorsement process begins at the chapter level. Volunteers examine each candidate's record and distribute questionnaires to all candidates to fill out. The questionnaire responses are then evaluated, and interviews with candidates are conducted. State volunteers then hold a first vote on endorsement. The Sierra Club National Political Team, made up of volunteers and staff from around the country, then holds a second vote to confirm the endorsement. Throughout our process, volunteers and staff evaluate the environmental and public health records of candidates, their electability and their propensity to be a true champion on our issues.