This year PFLAG Spokane has sent out a questionnaire to the candidates that we will be voting on in November. Here is the list of candidates that we have contacted. In the RESPONSE column, the YES responses will link you to that candidate’s answers to our questionnaire. Responses are not altered or edited. So keep checking back to see who and what the candidates are saying.
PFLAG SPOKANE CANDIDATES QUESTIONNAIRE
PFLAG Spokane is the local area chapter for PFLAG National. We are an organization for the support, education, and advocacy of the LGBTQ+ community and their family and friends.
We work to help improve the lives of the LGBTQ+ community by advocating for laws that improve protections for our community. We also help to educate people who have questions about the community and their loved ones who are part of our community.
With that being said we are interested in knowing how you, as a candidate, would work to help advocate and support the LGBTQ+ community by answering the following questions.
- Do you support the full and equal treatment of same-sex couples in regards to issues like Healthcare, housing discrimination, and other related issues?
- Transgender women, especially transgender women of color, are being killed at a horrific rate. Do you support protections being advocated for the Transgender community?
- Comprehensive Sexual Health Education is a very important thing for the LGBTQ+ community to help decrease sexual assault and suicide. Do you support SB 5395 and the “Approve R90” campaign?
- The Federal House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, however, it has not been taken up in the Senate. Do you support the Equality Act?
- Some conversations are being had about making Eastern Washington a Christian State that would remove state-level protections for the LGBTQ+ community. Do you support or reject the idea of stripping protections from LGBTQ+ people?
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. We will be posting a list of all the candidates that we have sent this to and your responses as soon as they are received.
President PFLAG Spokane
Click the Blue YES Link to see the Candidate Responses
|DISTRICT 5||U.S. Representative||Cathy McMorris Rodgers||09-07-2020||No|
|DISTRICT 5||U.S. Representative||Dave Wilson||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Lt. Governor||Denny Heck||09-07-2020||Yes|
|State||Lt. Governor||Marko Liias||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Secretary of State||Kim Wyman||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Secretary of State||Gael Tarleton||09-07-2020||No|
|State||State Treasurer||Mike Pellicciotti||09-07-2020||No|
|State||State Treasurer||Duane A. Davidson||09-07-2020||No|
|State||State Auditor||Pat (Patrice) McCarthy||09-07-2020||No|
|State||State Auditor||Chris Leyba||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Attorney General||Bob Ferguson||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Attorney General||Matt Larkin||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Commissioner of Public Lands||Hilary Franz||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Commissioner of Public Lands||Sue Kuehl Pederson||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Superintendent of Public Instruction||Chris Reykdal||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Superintendent of Public Instruction||Maia Espinoza||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Insurance Commissioner||Mike Kreidler||09-07-2020||No|
|State||Insurance Commissioner||Chirayu Avinash Patel||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 3||State Senator||Andy Billig||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 3||State Senator||Dave Lucas||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 3||State Representative Pos. 1||Marcus Riccelli||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 3||State Representative Pos. 1||Laura D Carder||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 3||State Representative Pos. 2||Timm Ormsby||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 3||State Representative Pos. 2||Bob Apple||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 4||State Senator||Mike Padden||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 4||State Senator||John Roskelley||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 4||State Representative Pos. 1||Bob McCaslin||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 4||State Representative Pos. 1||Lori Feagan||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 4||State Representative Pos. 2||Lance Gurel||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 4||State Representative Pos. 2||Rob Chase||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 6||State Representative Pos. 1||Mike Volz||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 6||State Representative Pos. 1||Zack Zappone||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 6||State Representative Pos. 2||Jenny Graham||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 6||State Representative Pos. 2||Tom McGarry||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 7||State Representative Pos. 1||Jacquelin Maycumber||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 7||State Representative Pos. 1||Georgia D. Davenport||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 7||State Representative Pos. 2||Joel Kretz||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 7||State Representative Pos. 2||JJ Wandler||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 9||State Senator||Mark G. Schoesler||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 9||State Senator||Jenn Goulet||09-09-2020||No|
|Legislative District 9||State Representative Pos. 1||Mary Dye||09-07-2020||No|
|Legislative District 9||State Representative Pos. 1||Brett Borden||09-07-2020||YES|
|Legislative District 9||State Representative Pos. 2||Joe Schmick||09-09-2020||No|
|Spokane||Commissioner District 1||Josh Kerns||09-07-2020||No|
|Spokane||Commissioner District 1||Ted Cummings||09-07-2020||YES|
|Spokane||Commissioner District 2||Mary Kuney||09-07-2020||No|
|Spokane||Commissioner District 2||David Green||09-07-2020||YES|
To have a Country, State, County & City where we do not need to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
So no member of the LGBTQ+ community can be treated like a second class citizen in our country.
You are our resources. Your strength, will power, and desire to make this a better place for all members of the LGBTQ+ community and their family and friends.