WEA Endorses Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Washington Education Association Endorses Secretary of State Kim Wyman for Re-Election

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2016

Seattle, WA – The Washington Education Association (WEA) has endorsed Secretary of State Kim Wyman for re-election.

With over 85,000 members, the Washington Education Association is the largest representative of public school employees in Washington. They also endorsed Secretary Wyman in 2012.

Secretary Wyman thanked the WEA for their endorsement, saying, “I am grateful to the Washington Education Association for their endorsement. I am dedicated to engaging students and young people in our democracy. Maintaining a strong education system is central to that goal.”

“The Office of the Secretary of State has a rich history of engaging young voters. Our education programs have engaged hundreds of thousands of Washington students with a variety of civic engagement activities. We continue to rank amongst the top states in the country for voter registration and participation rates for young voters.”

Secretary Wyman noted that she is endorsed by a wide variety of organizations, including the WEA, the Washington Patrol Troopers Association, the Retired Public Employees Council, and the Washington Association of Realtors.

“This diverse support shows that, no matter our party or policy priorities, we can agree on the principle that all elections should be accessible, secure, and impartial. I am dedicated to that principle, and will always place voters’ voices above partisan politics."