Washington Conservation Voters announced Friday the sole endorsement of Tina Podlodowski, Democrat for Secretary of State. The following is a news release from the Podlodowski campaign.
“We know the vast majority of Washingtonians believe in taking bold action to protect and preserve our environment and public health – but we also know that voter turnout is at historic lows; 6 of 10 Washingtonians did not vote in last year’s election,” said Shannon Murphy, President, Washington Conservation Voters. “Tina Podlodowski will bring needed reforms to our election system and work to engage a broader swath of Washingtonians in our democracy. We are confident she will bring overlooked reforms back to the forefront and invest in a voting system that works for Washington Voters.”
Washington Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment. WCV works to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with allies in the community, they advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session. Through its political work Washington is strengthening laws that safeguard the health of communities, the beauty of our state, and our economic future.
Upon receiving the WCV’s endorsement, Tina Podlodowski said, “Washington Conservation Voters’ support is very important to me and I am honored by this endorsement. Our voting system is not working as intended and the voters of Washington deserve a leader who will fight for them. Most people in Washington believe that we should have clean water, fresh air, and healthy lands, but the majority of Washingtonians are not voting – there are 1.5 million people who are eligible to vote who are not even registered. We need these voices at the decision making table. I will fight for every citizen to have equal access to the right to vote because the more people who participate, the stronger our democracy.
Podlodowski’s three decades of leadership in technology, government, and management has saved taxpayers millions of dollars, improved public safety and health, and revolutionized technology. As the daughter of two naturalized U.S. citizens who fled post-WWII Europe as refugees, Tina understands the need for an election system that works for everyone.
Podlodowski knows small businesses are the backbone of our economy. That’s why she will cut red tape and streamline the process of incorporating and running a business in our state. Podlodowski will use her technology expertise to help create an online business portal that will seamlessly bring together services, forms, and information across state agencies, to save businesses time and money.