A friendly reminder from the WSNA-PAC Board that Washington state’s Primary Election is Tuesday, August 6 – no postage is required to mail your ballot! The WSNA-PAC has endorsed candidates in two special election legislative races.
Each election cycle, the Washington State Nurses Association Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) receives dozens of requests for endorsement. Why? Because candidates value the support of nurses, and WSNA-PAC’s endorsement sends a strong message to voters.
WSNA-PAC (Political Action Committee) is committed to its mission as a nonpartisan organization representing the interests of registered nurses concerned with promoting quality patient care through the political process. In the Summer 2016 issue of The Washington Nurse, we profiled a number of candidates endorsed by the WSNA-PAC.
As the current Chair of WSNA’s Legislative & Health Policy Council, Lynette Vehrs well understands the tremendous impact state legislation and policies have on nursing and health care. As a past member of several bargaining teams, she knows the importance of collective bargaining to win working conditions that allow nurses to…
In her 17 years working in school nursing and public education leadership, Robin Fleming has worked to advance the support services she views as essential to supporting learning and eliminating achievement gaps.
Nine years ago, Purcell returned to Longview, buying the home she was raised in from her parents. Her time navigating the health care system to help her aging parents deal with heart issues, memory loss and other effects of aging, gave her a deep respect for the role nurses play. She views the role of nurses in the healthcare system…
Tim Probst served as a State Representative for the 17th District from 2009 to 2013. He gave up his House seat in 2012 to run for the Senate against Don Benton. Outspent by $200,000 and running against an 18-year incumbent Senator, Probst lost by only 78 votes after multiple recounts.
Mike Pellicciotti has spent the last three years combatting healthcare provider fraud and elder abuse/neglect as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington. For eight years before that, he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County.