2020 Elections 

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.

  1. Do you support the full and equal treatment of same-sex couples in regards to issues like Healthcare, housing discrimination, and other related issues?
  2. Transgender women, especially transgender women of color, are being killed at a horrific rate. Do you support protections being advocated for the Transgender community?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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. 

 

Drew Parker

President PFLAG Spokane

Click the Blue YES Link to see the Candidate Responses

District Race Name Emailed Response
DISTRICT 5 U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers 09-07-2020 No
DISTRICT 5 U.S. Representative Dave Wilson 09-07-2020 No
State Governor Jay Inslee 09-07-2020 No
State Governor Loren Culp 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

Vision

To have a Country, State, County & City where we do not need to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. 

Our Drive

So no member of the LGBTQ+ community can be treated like a second class citizen in our country.

Our Resources

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.

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