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Midterm Election Candidate Survey Results

By October 17, 2018 No Comments

“1 in 5 children in Washington are food insecure. If elected, you will have the chance to change this.”

This is the inspiration behind Food Lifeline’s 2018 midterm election candidate questionnaire – a project we’re undertaking with the national Vote to End Hunger coalition, which is committed to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030.

As part of our goal to elevate the issue of hunger during the election cycle, we sent a questionnaire focusing on hunger relief to each candidate running for state and federal office. Our work to bring the issue of hunger to the forefront during elections involves educating candidates and voters about important hunger issues and food insecurity that continues to be a problem in Washington state.

Candidate’s original responses are presented as submitted. Candidates are listed in chronological order by district number.

State Representative Responses:
Ted Cummings – District 4, Position 1
Mike Bell – District 7, Position 2
Christopher Tracy – District 8, Position 2
Scott McMullen – District 10, Position 1
Sasha Bentley – District 14, Position 1
Jack McEntire – District 15, Position 1
Everett Maroon – District 16, Position 1
John Thompson  – District 20, Position 1
Strom Peterson – District 21, Position 1
Kyle Paskewitz – District 27, Position 1
Mari Leavitt – District 28, Position 1
Christine Kilduff – District 28, Position 2
Maia Espinoza District 28 Position 1
Kristine Reeves – District 30, Position 2
Dave Daggett – District 35, Position 2
James Thomas – District 35, Position 1
Sydney Gillman – District 36, Position 1
Tana Senn – District 41, Position 1
Justin Boneau – District 42, Position 1
Sharon Shewmake – District 42, Position 2
Mark Hargrove – District 47, Position 1
Ted Cooke – District 47, Position 2
Amy Walen – District 48, Position 2

State Senate Responses:
Claus Joens – District 39
Emily Randall – 26
Irene Bowling – District 35
Marko Liias – District 21
Rebecca Saldana – District 37
Shannon Braddock – District 34

U.S. Congress Responses:
Suzan DelBene – District 1
Lisa Brown – District 5
Pramila Jayapal – District 5
Adam Smith – District 9
Sarah Smith – District 9

Please note that Food Lifeline is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization and is prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.