Elections

OMG GOOD UPDATE! Democrat Manka Dhingra WON A Washington State Senate Seat and Turned the Whole West Coast Blue!

This OTYCD entry originally posted in October 2017.

YES YES YES YES YES SO MUCH YES! Democrat Manka Dhingra won that state Senate seat in Washington, and with her win, she turned the entire west coast blue and gave the Democrats their seventh trifecta–a state in which they control the governorship and the state legislature.

Read more here:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/nov/07/democrats-take-control-of-state-senate/

Original text of the post follows:

Help Democrat Manka Dhingra win a Washington state Senate seat in a special election on November 7, 2017. If she wins, she’ll flip the state blue, and flip the entire West coast blue, and give the Democrats a seventh state trifecta.

Dhingra is an Indian Sikh immigrant who serves as the senior deputy prosecutor in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She also supervises the Regional Mental Health Court and also the Veteran’s Court.

She wants to find ways to fund the public K-12 system without raising property taxes. She is against creating a state income tax. She wants to improve traffic flow and expand local light rail. She would increase government transparency, close tax loopholes, and expand mental health services. She embraces green technology and respects facts and data. She defends reproductive rights.

She has earned the endorsements of Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Washington House Reps Suzan DelBene and Adam Smith. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Planned Parenthood Votes NW & Idaho, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, EMILY’s List, Democracy for America, the Washington chapter of the Sierra Club, and several unions.

 

See Dhingra’s campaign website:

http://www.electmanka.com/index.html

 

See her About page:

http://www.electmanka.com/about-manka-dhingra.html

 

See her Issues page:

http://www.electmanka.com/manka-dhingra-mission-and-vision.html#issues

 

Donate to Dhingra’s campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/flipwa45?refcode=Blog624

 

Like her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/electmanka/

 

Follow her on Twitter:

@ElectManka

 

See Flippable’s page on her candidacy and the Washington state senate race:

https://www.flippable.org/washington/

 

See her Ballotpedia page:

https://ballotpedia.org/Manka_Dhingra

 

See an August 23, 2017 piece on her candidacy in The Stranger:

http://www.thestranger.com/news/2017/08/23/25368212/meet-manka-dhingra-the-eastside-democrat-who-could-end-republican-control-of-the-state-senate

 

Read a Seattle Times piece about the state Senate race:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-state-senate-race-results/