2022 NFIB WA PAC State Legislative Endorsements

Date: July 22, 2022

Incumbents, challengers, candidates running in open seats earn small-business backing for their campaigns for the Washington State Senate, State House of Representatives.

The NFIB Washington PAC made 66 endorsements of candidates that included NFIB members (denoted by asterisk below): 

  • LD-02, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Andrew Barkis* 
  • LD-02, House, Pos. 2 Rep. J.T. Wilcox*
  • LD-04, House, Pos. 1 (open seat) Suzanne Schmidt 
  • LD-04, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Rob Chase 
  • LD-05, House, Pos. 2 former Rep. Chad Magendanz 
  • LD-06, Senate Sen. Jeff Holy 
  • LD-06, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mike Volz 
  • LD-06, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Jenny Graham 
  • LD-07, Senate Sen. Shelly Short 
  • LD-07, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber 
  • LD-07, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joel Kretz 
  • LD-08, Senate (open seat) Rep. Matt Boehnke 
  • LD-09, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mary Dye 
  • LD-09, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joe Schmick* 
  • LD-10, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Greg Gilday*
  • LD-10, House, Pos. 2 (challenger) Karen Lesetmoe
  • LD-12, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Keith Goehner* 
  • LD-12, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Mike Steele 
  • LD-13, Senate Sen. Judy Warnick* 
  • LD-13, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Tom Dent* 
  • LD-13, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Alex Ybarra 
  • LD-14, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Chris Corry 
  • LD-14, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Gina Mosbrucker 
  • LD-15, Senate (open seat) Nikki Torres
  • LD-15, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Bruce Chandler 
  • LD-15, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Bryan Sandlin
  • LD-16, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mark Klicker 
  • LD-16, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Skyler Rude
  • LD-17, House, Pos. 1 (open seat) Kevin Walters 
  • LD-17, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Paul Harris*
  • LD-18, House, Pos. 1, (open seat) Stephanie McClintock
  • LD-18, House, Pos. 2, (open seat) Greg Chaney
  • LD-19, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Jim Walsh 
  • LD-19, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Joel McEntire 
  • LD-20, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Peter Abbarno 
  • LD-20, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Ed Orcutt
  • LD-24, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mike Chapman 
  • LD-24, House, Pos. 2 (challenger) Brian Pruiett
  • LD-25, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Kelly Chambers* 
  • LD-25, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen 
  • LD-26, Senate (challenger) Rep. Jesse Young 
  • LD-26, House, Pos. 1 (open seat) Spencer Hutchins
  • LD-26, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Michelle Caldier
  • LD-28, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Mari Leavitt
  • LD-28, House, Pos. 2 (challenger) Susanna Keilman
  • LD-29, House, Pos. 1 (challenger) Brett Johnson
  • LD-30, Senate (challenger) former Rep. Linda Kochmar 
  • LD-30, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Ashli Tagoai
  • LD-31, Senate Sen. Phil Fortunato 
  • LD-31, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Drew Stokesbary 
  • LD-31, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Eric Robertson 
  • LD-35, Senate (open seat) Rep. Drew MacEwen* 
  • LD-35, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Dan Griffey
  • LD-35, House, Pos. 2 Travis Couture 
  • LD-38, House, Pos. 1 (open seat) Gary Kemp
  • LD-38, House, Pos. 2 (open seat) Mark James
  • LD-39, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Robert Sutherland 
  • LD-39, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Carolyn Eslick 
  • LD-42, Senate Sen. Simon Sefzik
  • LD-42, House, Pos. 1 Rep. Alicia Rule 
  • LD 42, House, Pos. 2 Dan Johnson*
  • LD-44, House, Pos. 1 former Rep. Mark Harmsworth 
  • LD-45, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Larry Springer 
  • LD-47, Senate (open seat) Bill Boyce
  • LD-47, House, Pos. 1 (challenger) Kyle Lyebyedyev
  • LD-48, House, Pos. 2 Rep. Amy Walen

Endorsements were made by a committee of small business owners from across the state based on questionnaire responses, fundraising, and voter outreach. Research shows voters prefer small-business-backed candidates to those supported by organized labor or other groups.

Keep up with the latest Washington state small-business news at www.nfib.com/washington or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_WA or on Facebook @NFIB.WA


For nearly 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information visit nfib.com.

NFIB Washington
111 – 21st Avenue Southwest
Olympia, WA 98501
Twitter: @NFIB_WA

Subscribe For Free News And Tips

Enter your email to get FREE small business insights. Learn more

Get to know NFIB

NFIB is a member-driven organization advocating on behalf of small and independent businesses nationwide.

Learn More

Or call us today

© 2001 - 2022 National Federation of Independent Business. All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy