Leading up to the election, OneAmerica Votes (OAV) mobilized our communities to elect leaders like us into office. Leaders we knew would stand up for our values and be a voice for immigrant and refugee rights in Washington State.
208 OAV volunteers knocked on 7,500 doors, made 3,381 calls, texted 51,700 people, and held 5 ballot parties. After a hard fought election week, we are honored to congratulate all those our OAV family of organizations endorsed that have won their races thus far:
- Sofia Aragon, Burien City Council Position No. 6
- Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson, Tukwila City Council Position No. 4
- Aaron Garcia, Highline School District Director District No. 1
- Turan Kayaoglu, Puyallup School District Director Pos. 5
- Tracie Barrows, Vancouver School District School Director, Position No. 5
- Chandra Hampson, Seattle School District Director No. 3
- Fred Felleman, Port of Seattle Commisoner Position No. 5
- Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 2
- Luckisha Phillips, Federal Way School Board
- Maria Flores, Olympia School Board
- Angela Birney, Mayor of Redmond
- Senayet Negusse, SeaTac City Council Position No.1
- Takele Gobena, SeaTac City Council Position No. 5
- Eliana Macias, Yakima City Council District 1
We are eagerly waiting to hear the outcomes of this close race:
- Varisha Khan, Redmond City Council Position No. 1
Win or lose, we are proud of all of our candidates for having the courage and leadership to run and stand up for our communities. Their campaigns challenged stereotypes, built connections with voters, and registered new voters – all things that will launch us forward with greater power into 2020.
Thank you for standing with us as we work to make our democracy just for all.