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2023 Endorsements

Elect Immigrant Champions to Office

It is time for us to create our thriving home, a place where immigrants and refugees are equal, valued and loved. To get there, we need legislative champions represented everywhere decisions for our communities are made.

OneAmerica Votes Leaders and Board Members understand what’s at stake. They came together to interview and vote to endorse candidates who have pledged to create a thriving home where:

  • Families are together and free
  • We are all safe
  • We all have equal access to opportunity
  • We all belong
  • We all have our voices heard
  • We all have what we need

Below are the candidates we’ve endorsed this election season. We invite you to join us to lift these powerful candidates to elected leadership by supporting their campaigns with your voices, your dollars, your time and your vote!

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  • Hanan Amer 2023 Hanan Amer

    Hanan Amer

    Auburn City Council, Position 7

  • Balducci Headshot Erin Schultz

    Claudia Balducci

    King County Council, District 6

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    Jorge L. Barón

    King County Council, District 4

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    Tracie Barrows

    Vancouver Public Schools, School Board Director, Position 5

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    Liz Darrow

    Bellingham City Council, Ward 3

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    Olgy Diaz

    Tacoma City Council, Position 7 - Citywide

  • Dulcegutierrez Color Dulce Gutierrez

    Dulce Gutiérrez

    Yakima City Council, Position 1

  • Copy Of X3a0121 Elizabeth Greninger Scaled

    Elizabeth Greninger

    SeaTac City Council, Position 3

  • Lovell James 102a 1 1 James Lovell

    James Lovell

    SeaTac City Council, Position 5

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    Lucy Madrigal

    Mount Vernon City Council, Ward 1

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    Damiana Merryweather

    SeaTac City Council, Position 7

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    Cydney Moore

    Burien City Council, Position 2

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    Tammy Morales

    Seattle City Council, District 2

  • Headshot Teresa Mosqueda

    Teresa Mosqueda

    King County Council, District 8

  • Headshot Senayet Negusse Scaled

    Senayet Negusse

    SeaTac City Council, Position 1

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    ChrisTiana Obeysumner

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    Don Orange

    Vancouver Port Commissioner, District 1

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    Armen Papyan

    Tukwila City Council, Position 2

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    Leah Perkel

    Vancouver City Council, Position 6

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    Luckisha Phillips

    Federal Way School Board Director, District 3

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    Liza Rankin

    Seattle School Board Director, District 1

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    Erasmo Ruiz

    Bethell School Board Director, District 2

  • Osman Salahuddin Headshot Osman Salahuddin

    Osman Salahuddin

    Redmond City Council, Position 3

  • Img 5881 Jamika Scott

    Jamika Scott

    Tacoma City Council, Position 3

  • 5x7vksp 4695ip Ty Stober

    Ty Stober

    Vancouver City Council, Position 5

  • Headshot Susan Talley Scaled

    Susan Talley

    Renton School District Director, District 1

  • Voterfilephoto Copy Gina Topp

    Gina Topp

    Seattle School Board Director, District 6

  • Img 0832 1 Stephanie Tidholm Scaled

    Stephanie Tidholm

    Highline School Board Director, District 1

Hanan Amer 2023 Hanan Amer

Auburn City Council, Position 7

Hanan Amer

We are excited to support Hanan once again in her race for Auburn City Councilmember. She was recommended to us by our OAV Muslim Council and we are excited about her platform and the prospect of working together to create a thriving home for immigrants in Auburn.

View Hanan Amer’s website

Balducci Headshot Erin Schultz

King County Council, District 6

Claudia Balducci

Claudia is a progressive candidate with a strong track record on housing, early learning, and immigrant integration and support. We look forward to working with her to expand funding for immigrant integration in King County!

View Claudia Balducci’s website

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King County Council, District 4

Jorge L. Barón

Jorge has been a long-term champion for immigrant rights issues. We know he will continue to advocate with and for our communities. We look forward to working alongside him to create a county where we all thrive.

Visit Jorge Barón’s website

Campaign Pic Tracie Barrows

Vancouver Public Schools, School Board Director, Position 5

Tracie Barrows

We are excited to endorse Tracie again for School Board. We look forward to partnering with her around our dual language campaign and hope she can champion our efforts.

View Tracie Barrows’s website

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Bellingham City Council, Ward 3

Liz Darrow

We are excited to endorse Liz, who demonstrated being a very progressive candidate and aligned on our issues. She has a deep commitment to immigrant rights, demonstrated in her work experience, and we look forward to working with her.

View Liz Darrow’s website

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Tacoma City Council, Position 7 - Citywide

Olgy Diaz

We are excited to support Olgy in her run to retain her councilmember seat! Olgy is former OneAmerica Votes staff who has been leading fiercely since appointed as the first Latina on the Tacoma City Council. We look forward to working together to continue expanding language access and ensuring Tacoma is a city where immigrants thrive.

View Olgy Diaz’s website

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Yakima City Council, Position 1

Dulce Gutiérrez

Dulce is a long-time champion and partner of OneAmerica Votes. We are excited to be endorsing her for the 4th time as she is completely aligned and grounded in the issues that most effect our communities.

View Dulce Gutiérrez’s website

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SeaTac City Council, Position 3

Elizabeth Greninger

Elizabeth has shown many examples of being proactive about partnering with the community on what impacts them the most. She is aligned on our issues and we are looking forward to working with her to deliver what we need for our communities!

View Elizabeth Greninger’s website

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SeaTac City Council, Position 5

James Lovell

James has a deep stake in bringing resources around housing and homelessness. He will advocate for the needs of our immigrant communities and is aligned on the systems change that needs to occur for all of our communities to thrive.

View James Lovell’s website

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Mount Vernon City Council, Ward 1

Lucy Madrigal

We are excited to support Lucy in her first run for Mount Vernon City Council. Lucy is an organizer who has worked in the community for years. We know she will lead from her lived experience, center community, and continue to work with immigrants in all she does.

View Lucy Madrigal’s website

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SeaTac City Council, Position 7

Damiana Merryweather

Damiana has been supporting progressive causes and candidates in SeaTac for years and we are excited to endorse her this election cycle. She wants to ensure all SeaTac residents feel safe and supported.

View Damiana Merryweather’s website

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Burien City Council, Position 2

Cydney Moore

Cydney is a strong progressive champion and has worked closely with immigrant-led organizations, even serving as an organizer for her local ICE Rapid Response Team. We believe she will continue to serve her constituents well and look forward to working together!

View Cydney Moore’s website

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Seattle City Council, District 2

Tammy Morales

Tammy has been and will continue to be a strong immigrant rights champion within the Seattle City Council. She is aligned with our values of community safety and language access and has demonstrated a deep commitment to our communities!

View Tammy Morales’s website

Headshot Teresa Mosqueda

King County Council, District 8

Teresa Mosqueda

We have supported Teresa in her races for City Council in the past and look forward to her continued leadership at the County-level. We are excited for the opportunity to put a working-class, immigrant, and labor rights champion in this seat!

View Teresa Mosqueda’s website

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SeaTac City Council, Position 1

Senayet Negusse

We are excited to endorse Senayet for a second time. She has brought so much to the SeaTac City Council and is a strong champion of immigrant rights issues and language access for our BIPOC communities. We look forward to continuing to work with her for justice for all!

View Senayet Negusse’s website

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ChrisTiana Obeysumner

ChrisTiana would be a great addition to the Seattle City Council. They have extensive experience as an organizer in their community and is extremely values-aligned with us. They have a clear vision for co-governance on our issues and we are excited to see them get elected!

View ChrisTiana Obeysumner’s website

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Vancouver Port Commissioner, District 1

Don Orange

We are excited to endorse Don for Port Commission and to work together to ensure immigrants thrive in Clark County. Don showed understanding of the impact the environment makes on BIPOC and immigrant communities and championed shutting down the coal plant in Vancouver. We look forward to working with him for the health and well-being of our communities.

View Don Orange’s website

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Tukwila City Council, Position 2

Armen Papyan

We are excited to endorse Arman again in his run for city council in Tukwila. Armen is the son of Armenian immigrants and is a progressive champion. He demonstrated deep alignment with our values and we look forward to build a governing relationship with him once elected.

Visit Armen Papyan’s website

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Vancouver City Council, Position 6

Leah Perkel

We look forward to working with Leah to continue building a more progressive Vancouver City Council to ensure our communities are being heard! Leah demonstrated a commitment to building with us.

View Leah Perkel’s website

Espinosa Ss8 4320 Luckisha Phillips

Federal Way School Board Director, District 3

Luckisha Phillips

We are once again supporting Luckisha for the Federal Way School Board. Year after year she has demonstrated being a champion on our education equity platform. We are excited to continue to work together for schools where our immigrant children thrive!

View Luckisha Phillips’s Facebook page

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Seattle School Board Director, District 1

Liza Rankin

Liza has proven herself as a School Board member and is ready to work together on our dual language and language inclusion platforms. We are excited to partner with her.

View Liza Rankin’s website

Headshot Erasmo Ruiz M.ed Mhp

Bethell School Board Director, District 2

Erasmo Ruiz

We are excited to support Erasmo in his run for school board. He, as an immigrant himself, knows deeply what our communities need and has a commitment to working with our communities.

View Erasmo Ruiz’s website

Osman Salahuddin Headshot Osman Salahuddin

Redmond City Council, Position 3

Osman Salahuddin

Osman was highly recommended to us by our OAV Muslim Council and we are excited about his platform. He is the child of immigrants and was born and raised in Redmond. He is running on a progressive platform – specifically concerned about affordable housing which is something our immigrant communities are in dire need of.

View Osman Salahuddin’s website

Img 5881 Jamika Scott

Tacoma City Council, Position 3

Jamika Scott

Jamika is a progressive champion who is deeply engaged in local organizing. Her values deeply align with ours and we know she will be a great advocate for our communities. She centers community in all she does.

View Jamika Scott’s website

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Vancouver City Council, Position 5

Ty Stober

We are endorsing Ty for a second time. We look forward to continuing our relationship with him and continue to align on immigrant rights issues!

View Ty Stober’s website

Headshot Susan Talley Scaled

Renton School District Director, District 1

Susan Talley

We are excited to endorse Susan in her race for school board. We look forward to the opportunity to work together in support of immigrant communities in Renton!

View Susan Talley’s website

Voterfilephoto Copy Gina Topp

Seattle School Board Director, District 6

Gina Topp

Gina comes with a wealth of experience, clear vision and a strong plan to move OAV’s priorities. She committed to co-govern with us and our immigrant communities.

View Gina Topp’s website

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Highline School Board Director, District 1

Stephanie Tidholm

Stephanie demonstrated a deep alignment with our priorities and is committed to working with immigrant communities for us all to thrive. She is very grounded in her experience as a parent leader and has a clear plan of what she will do once elected.

View Stephanie Tidholm’s website