Marilyn Strickland announced today that both the Washington State Second Legislative District Democrats and Thirtieth Legislative District Democrats have endorsed her campaign to represent Washington’s 10th Congressional District, highlighting the growing support for Marilyn from across the South Sound. 

“From Day One, our diverse coalition and grassroots support has been the heart of our campaign. I am grateful for the support of the 2nd Legislative District Democrats and the 30th Legislative District Democrats,” said Strickland. “As the South Sound and our entire nation face the coronavirus pandemic and economic challenges, we need proven leaders to help create family-wage jobs and help our middle class. It won’t be easy, but I know we can rebuild and recover stronger than before, and have an economy that works for everyone.”

If elected, Strickland will be the first African-American from the Pacific Northwest elected to Congress, and the first Korean-American woman to serve. Her first place finish in the August 4 primary election, and a recent survey of likely voters shows Marilyn with a strong lead and clear path to victory for November. 

Marilyn has a diverse and growing coalition of support for her campaign. Local high-profile Democratic leaders and organizations supporting Marilyn include:

  • Former Washington State Representative and former 10th CD candidate, Kristine Reeves
  • Former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Washington Governor Gary Locke 
  • Congressman Derek Kilmer, WA-06 
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA-01
  • Congressman Rick Larsen, WA-02 
  • Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma
  • Don Anderson, Mayor of Lakewood
  • Nancy Backus, Mayor of Auburn
  • Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice
  • Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs
  • Washington State Senator Jeannie Darnielle 
  • Washington State Representative Jake Fey
  • Washington State Representative Melanie Morgan
  • Thurston County Young Democrats
  • Former Pierce County Executive, John Ladenburg 
  • Former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ron Sims
  • Former President of The Evergreen State College Les Purce
  • The Vietnamese Community of Tacoma Pierce County 
  • The Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective
  • Washington State Association of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists – Puget Sound Chapter
  • The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612 and 302
  • The Seafarers International Union
  • The Sailors Union of the Pacific


National leaders and organizations supporting Marilyn include:

  • The National Women’s Political Caucus
  • House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Ami Bera
  • Congressman Pete Aguilar
  • The Congressional Black Caucus PAC
  • The Collective PAC 
  • Voter Protection Project
  • The Higher Heights for America PAC 
  • CAPA21 
  • Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering PAC
  • Asian-American Action Fund 
  • The AAPI Victory Fund 
  • The Korean-American Democratic Committee 
  • The Korean Americans for Organizing Fund


You can view the full list of endorsements here