Legislative District 30, State Representative Pos. 2  (2 Year Term) Candidates

Jesse Johnson (D)

Vote WA Candidate Profile

Party: Democrat

 

Main Issues/Priorities: Affordable Childcare, Accessible Healthcare, Improved Transportation Infrastructure, Good-Paying/Local Jobs, Seniors, At-Risk Youth, & Vulnerable Families

 

Track Record: Recently Sponsored (HB2602) Prohibits Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination

 

Voted For (SB6280) Establishes Regulations for Facial-Recognition Technology , (HB2441) Improve Access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, (HB1783) Establishes the Washington State Office of Equity, (SB5434) Establishes Restrictions for Firearms in Daycare & Childcare Facilities, (SB5165) Prohibits Discrimination Based on Citizenship or Immigration Status*

 

Voted Against (HB1590) Authorizes Local Affordable Housing Tax to be Imposed by a Councilmanic Authority

 

Endorsements: Washington Education Association, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Washington State Association for Justice, Pacific Northwest Iron Workers, SEIU 775, Rep. My-Linh Thai, FWPS Board Member Luckisha Phillips, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, Federal Way Tony, Senator Claire Wilson*

 

PDC Campaign Finance Snapshot: 

 

Campaign starting balance: 0.00 ; Campaign Contributions: $132,859.64 

Campaign Loans: 0.00; Total: $132,859.64; Expenditures: $66,774.11

Independent (3rd party) expenditures:

For: $738.40 ; Against: 0.00; Pledges: 0.00; Debt: $3,750.00


 

Articles/Features: “TNT Endorses Taylor, Johnson in Washington Legislature 30th District” ; “One America Votes : Jesse Johnson” ; “WEA Representation Matters : Supporting Johnson and Taylor in Federal Way” ; “Progressive Voters Guide: Jesse Johnson” ; “FUSE Washington : Jesse Johnson” ; “The Stranger : Jesse Johnson” ; “House Dems : Newly Appointed Jesse Johnson Enters Legislature Ready to Lead” 

 

Interviews: “FW Mirror : Candidate Q&A Jesse Johnson”; “Auburn Examiner : Jesse Johnson”; “Newsbreak : Candidate Q&A Jesse Johnson”; “Crosscut: Canvassing Via Computer Screen -  A 2020 Candidate’s Election Challenge” 

 

Link to Platform: https://votejessejohnson.com/

 

*See Full List @ https://votejessejohnson.com/endorsements/

*See Full List @ https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/189242/jesse-johnson

Jack Walsh (R)

Vote WA Candidate Profile

Party: Republican

 

Main Issues/Priorities: Preventing New Income Tax, Combatting Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Funding for Education, Holding Sound Transit Accountable

 

Track Record:  Successfully led two advisory vote campaigns to keep cannabis dispensaries out of Federal Way (Proposition 1)

 

Endorsements: Pierce County Affordable Housing Council, Federal Way Police Officers Guild, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, Washington Food Industry Association*

 

PDC Campaign Finance Snapshot: 

Campaign starting balance: 0.00 ; Campaign Contributions: $44,671.00

Campaign Loans: 0.00 ; Total: $44,671.00 ; Expenditures: $27,706.76

 

Independent (3rd party) expenditures:

For: 0.00; Against: 0.00; Pledges: 0.00; Debt: $7,154.00


 

Articles/Features: “Newsbreak : Federal Way Resident, Jack Walsh Announces Run for 30th District Seat”; “FW Mirror : Resident Jack Walsh Announces Run for 30th District Seat”; “The News Tribune : Federal Way Small Business Owner Enters 30th District State House Race” 

 

Interviews: “FW Mirror : Candidate Q&A Jack Walsh”; “Auburn Examiner : Jack Walsh”; “Crosscut : Canvassing Via Computer Screen -  A 2020 Candidate’s Election Challenge” 

 

Link to Platform: https://www.electwalsh.com/

 

*See full list @ https://www.electwalsh.com/endorsments/

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