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SEATTLE, WA — Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates announced its first slate of endorsements in Washington state’s 2022 primary elections today. This round of endorsements includes 37 candidates from across the state who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting reproductive health care, including access to abortion, birth control, and sex education. 

“With the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to overturn the constitutional right to abortion this summer, it is more important than ever to elect strong champions for reproductive rights in Washington state,” said Courtney Normand, Washington State Director for Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates. “We are thrilled to endorse these reproductive rights advocates, and we know that they will spend every day in office fighting for access to high-quality, equitable health care for all Washingtonians. We look forward to supporting them in these races.” 

Many of today’s endorsed candidates have served as Planned Parenthood allies in the Washington state legislature for years, fighting to protect and expand reproductive health care across the state. During the 2022 legislative session, Planned Parenthood-endorsed lawmakers successfully defeated seven bills attempting to ban or restrict abortion rights, such as a 15-week abortion ban. Although abortion will remain legal in Washington state regardless of the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in June, it is critical that Washingtonians elect strong abortion rights advocates to the state legislature to continue fighting against extremist proposals to limit reproductive health care in the state. 

Through Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates’s endorsement process, the organization finds, educates, endorses, and supports candidates who will stand with Planned Parenthood, patients, and communities across Washington to work in pursuit of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for all people.

The list of candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates today can be found online, as well as listed below. 



  • Marko Liias, District 21
  • Emily Randall, District 26
  • Steve Conway, District 29
  • Claire Wilson, District 30
  • Karen Keiser, District 33
  • Joe Nguyen, District 34
  • Rebecca Saldaña, District 37
  • June Robinson, District 38
  • Jamie Pedersen, District 43
  • John Lovick, District 44
  • Manka Dhingra, District 45



  • Davina Duerr, District 1
  • Bill Ramos, District 5
  • Lisa Callan, District 5
  • Dave Paul, District 10th
  • Lillian Ortiz-Self, District 21
  • Jessica Bateman, District 22
  • Beth Doglio, District 22
  • Tarra Simmons, District 23
  • Laurie Jinkins, District 27
  • Dan Bronoske, District 28
  • Mari Leavitt, District 28
  • Sharlett Mena, District 29
  • Melanie Morgan, District 29
  • Jamila Taylor, District 30
  • Cindy Ryu, District 31
  • Lauren Davis, District 31
  • Joe Fitzgibbon, District 34
  • Liz Berry, District 36
  • Tana Senn, District 41
  • My-Linh Thai, District 41
  • Frank Chopp, District 43
  • April Berg, District 44
  • Gerry Pollet, District 46
  • Amy Walen, District 48
  • Vandana Slatter, District 48
  • Monica Stonier, District 49



Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, Serving AK, HI, ID, IN, KY, WA (PPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization educating residents and policymakers about reproductive health issues in Alaska, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky and Washington. PPAA lobbies and educates to advance Planned Parenthood's mission, and engages in limited electoral activities.


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