Endorsements

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King County Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“(Hader’s) interview was an experience … it could have lasted 10 hours and I would’ve never been bored and she would’ve never been stumped. It was incredibly impressive."

- Patrick Allcorn, Committee Co-Chair

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Pierce County Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“Shannon is one of the most well-spoken people we’ve ever had the pleasure to talk with. There wasn’t a single question where she said ‘you know what…I don’t know enough about that issue to speak to that right now’… she would speak for several minutes and it was a pleasure to listen to. She has multi-pronged approaches to curbing the opioid epidemic, to curbing the homelessness epidemic, to increasing mental health services in Pierce County. She was able to speak eloquently to land use. She really was covering all her bases in the way that she spoke on issues.”

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Kittitas County Democrats

"She knows how those (federal government) wheels grind and she knows how to work within them. That's really, really, really, important when you get in there to hit the ground running. Go Shannon!

- Mary Monahan, Kittitas County Democrats PCO

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45th District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

"She won’t just be another vote in Congress; she has the potential to be an extraordinary legislator. That’s what sets her apart from the other candidates."

- Endorsement Committee notes

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11th Legislative District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“The 11th Legislative District Democrats are proud to have given our endorsement to Shannon Hader. Her background and experience, as well as ties to all areas of the district makes her an excellent candidate for the House of Representatives. We believe she is well equipped to hit the ground running and represent the residents of the 8th Congressional District.”

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King County Young Democrats

“More than ever, we need strong candidates and elected officials who will stand up for what is right and just.”
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41st Legislative District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“Shannon is the only candidate who has shown bipartisan success in Washington D.C, has a wealth of policy knowledge on virtually every topic, and is the candidate best positioned to defeat three-time loser Dino Rossi. We wholeheartedly endorse Shannon Hader.”

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31st Legislative District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“Our sole endorsement reflects a strong belief that Dr. Hader is the best choice to represent the people of the 8th CD. Her extensive experience, including at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demonstrates a successful track record making sure that tax dollars are used efficiently to deliver results that meaningfully improve people's lives. Her commitment to workers' rights, women's rights, social justice, and environmental protection aligns with the values of a majority of voters in this district.”

- 31st LD Democrats Chair Brian Gunn

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25th Legislative District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

"Shannon Hader is the best-prepared and hardest-working candidate we have had for the 8th CD in the 24 years I have lived in Pierce County.”

- Cliff Allo, 25th LD Endorsement Committee member 

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30th Legislative District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“Dr. Shannon Hader is prepared to do the work on day one in D.C. and fight for the people of the 8th CD. She understands community- based work, has ideas and solutions for many of the biggest issues we are facing, and has the energy to fight the current administration when they try to minimize the needs of the middle class. The 30th LD is proud to endorse Dr. Hader on her run for Congress!”

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47th Legislative District Democrats

Sole Endorsement:

“The 47th considered all three candidates individually and voted overwhelmingly to support Shannon Hader. This indicates that she was the most qualified, best prepared, and strongest candidate to defeat Dino Rossi in November.” 

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OneAmerica Votes Muslim Committee

Sole Endorsement:

"Her world view, experience, and grit promises to deliver results for a better future for our neighbors across WA-8 and our country."

- Mubarak El Amin of the Muslim Committee

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Auburn WA Flip 8th CD

Sole Endorsement:

"Shannon is the only candidate with the service record, experience, and leadership needed to serve the diverse residents and needs of the 8th."

- Chris Franco, Auburn WA Flip 8th CD

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77

Sole Endorsement:

“She not only has the well-being of workers in mind, but also has the kind of experience at the federal level to make things happen. She’s clearly the best candidate ensure that workers have a voice in Congress.”

- Local 77 President Rick Johnson

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Wenatchee Aluminum Trades Council

Sole Endorsement:

“Her depth and breadth of knowledge, her experience in running a huge federal agency, and her lifelong family connection to unions made her the obvious choice.”

- Kelley Woodard, Council President

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United Steelworkers Local 310A

Sole Endorsement:

“Her knowledge of the issues that are important to workers here in Wenatchee is exceptional and her commitment to our shared values is unwavering. We’re excited to help her beat Dino Rossi and to work with her to protect workers rights in Congress.”

- Kelley Woodard, Local 310A President

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North Central Washington Central Labor Council

Sole Endorsement:

“We wanted the competence and experience that could translate into navigating D.C. corridors effectively. We needed a candidate with an understanding of our issues who can hit the ground running, fighting on the side of Labor. Shannon Hader is that candidate and we proudly support her.”

- Council President Paul Parmley

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Retired Public Employees Council

"We appreciate that Shannon took the time to meet with our members, discuss and ask questions about the issues impacting retirees, and is committed to finding solutions to the problems facing our members.  We believe Shannon’s background and proven experience attaining concrete results makes her a great choice to represent the 8th District."

- Kandy Kraig, RPEC President

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National Organization for Women PAC

Sole Endorsement:

"Dr. Hader is the only candidate who has experience and proof points of delivering results with federal dollars and resources for communities, and will do the same for the 8th district in Congress."

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists PAC

Sole Endorsement:

"Dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care and the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members through continuing medical education, practice, research, and advocacy."

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Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

This is a candidate distinction in recognition of standing up for gun violence prevention and gun safety.

This is not an endorsement.

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Leadership Now Project

“New Leader to Watch”

Sole Endorsement:

One of only six candidates selected from the west coast, and the only selected candidate running for office in Washington State.

Other Endorsements

Individual Endorsers

Other Endorsements

Nancy Backus, Auburn Mayor

Judith Billings, former Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction

Nita Rinehart, former Washington State Senator

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, founding director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rep. Zack Hudgins, 11th Legislative District

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, 27th Legislative District

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, 37th District

Dr. Dave Little, 2nd Legislative District Democrats Chair

Julie Szmania

Ludger Szmania

Lael Isola

Phil Aspenwall

Kelly Anderson

Martha Vasquez

Brooklyn Holton

Tom Derpack

Bruce Keleman

Jeanette Roberts

Robert Segan

Adam Tenner

Robin Walker

Mike Bush

Mark Fischer

Nicole Whitescarver

Tom Kenyon

Tracy Grey

Mary Kroll

Tom LaSalvia

Gunhild Kristin Jordan

Jeff Stringer

Raleigh Watts

James Little

Mary Campbell

Dana Hinman

Murray Penner

David Koelle

Dianne Lattemann

James Woodward

Reena Koshy

Mario Reyes

Kirby Pollard

Judy Derpack

Lena Makaroun

Carissa Anuar

Gail Spurrell

Hanne Thiede

Greg Knight

Janice Nelson

Martin Backer

Khaja Ahmed

Hani Rachidi

Kim Atwill

Sherri Scott

Bryce W. Furness

Beverly Benson Vifian

Tami Kendall

Kathryn Cohen

Lynn Anderson

Jacqueline Ruedi

John Murphy

Kathleen Love

Mark Johnson

Christopher Franco

Sheril Bechard

Megan Anderson

Andrzej Montano

Adrienne Czechowski

John Moore

Kenneth Albinger

John Chapman

Bethany Ionta

Matthew Loschen

Katherine Currie

Adrian Fussell

Deborah Stofer

Robert Moody

Uzma Butte

Lindsay Kull

Scott Kendall

Tamara Kendall

Erica Lee

Mary Monahan

Stephanie Lounsbury-Griffin

Joseph Davey

Judith Derpack

Thomas Derpack

Jan Hader

Bernadette Jungblut

Liahna Armstrong

Paul Myhre

Momi Palmieri

Melody Madlem

Jacqueline Van Dongen

Teresa Anderman

Andy Lane

Suzi Lane