Pierce County Endorsements

In 2021 the membership of the Pierce County Democratic Central Committee voted to respect the endorsements made by the Legislative Districts that make up Pierce County. Because the LDs are more focused on the needs of their own constituents, we feel that they have a better sense of what their voters are looking for from local elected officials. 

The following lists will be updated as endorsements are made at the LD levels. Some of the LDs have also opted to hold off on endorsing any candidates until after the primary results are reported. After that, updates will be reflected here.

Candidate names are linked to individual campaign websites or Facebook pages. If you want to work to get them elected, reach out and find out how you can help.

25th Legislative District

Puyallup City Council, District 2, Position 2 - Joe Colombo

Fife School Board, District 5 - Kimberly Palmer Yee

Franklin Pierce School Board, District 2 - Ron Nerio

Franklin Pierce School Board, District 3 - Shawn Durnen

Puyallup School Board, Position 4 - David Berg

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 1 - John McCarthy

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 2 - Dick Marzano

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 4 - Brian Duthie

26th Legislative District

Gig Harbor City Council Pos. 1 - Jeni Woock

Gig Harbor City Council Pos. 2 - Roger Henderson

Gig Harbor City Council Pos. 3 - Brenda Lykins

 

27th Legislative District

Tacoma Mayor - Victoria Woodards 

Tacoma City Council Pos. 2 - Sarah Rumbaugh 

Tacoma City Council Pos. 4 - Catherine Ushka 

Tacoma City Council Pos. 5 - Anne Artman 

Tacoma City Council Pos. 6 - Kiara Daniels 

Tacoma Metro Parks Commissioner Pos. 3  - Rosie Ayala

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 2 - Elizabeth Pew 

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 4 - Mary Bacon 

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 2 - Enrique Leon 

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 3 - Korey Strozier

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 4 - Chelsea McElroy 

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 5 - Elizabeth Bonbright

28th Legislative District

Lakewood Water District Comm Pos 2 - Gary Barton

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 5 - Elizabeth Bonbright

University Place School District Pos. 2 - Marisa Peloquin

Town of Steilacoom Council Pos. 2 - Elizabeth Grasher

Clover Park Schools Director Dist. 3 - Darwin Peters 

29th Legislative District

Tacoma Mayor - Jamika Scott 

Tacoma City Council Pos. 4 - Nolan Hibbard-Pelly 

Tacoma City Council Pos. 6 - Kiara Daniels 

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 2 - Jeannette Twitty 

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 4 - Mary M. Bacon 

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 2 - Enrique Leon 

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 4 - Chelsea McElroy

Tacoma School District Director Pos. 5 - Bill Hanawalt 

Bethel Director Dist. 1 - Marcus Young

Lakewood City Council Pos. 3 - Siabhon Ayuso

Clover Park Schools Director Dist. 3 - Darwin Peters 

 

31st Legislative District

Mayor of Bonney Lake - Michael McCullough 

Auburn City Council Pos. 6 - Larry Brown 

Edgewood City Council Pos. 3 - Christi Keith 

Edgwood City Council Pos. 6 - Erica Buckley 

Auburn City Council Pos. 2 - Kate Baldwin