I launched my campaign for Congress with the commitment to focus on ALL of the people and regions across the 8th district. Now, I’ve built a purposeful, broad-based coalition of supporters from all reaches of this geographically diverse district—from every county and both sides of the Cascades: local grassroots Democratic and activist groups, labor, local elected officials and community leaders, and national experts and issues-based organizations.
DEMOCRATS’ CHOICE: I’m the only candidate in this race to have earned the support of ALL 15 local grassroots Democratic party groups* in the district who have endorsed so far, 12 of which are sole endorsements.
COMMUNITY LEADERS: I have support from community leaders across the district in Pierce, King, Kittitas, Chelan, and Douglas Counties: small business owners and local elected officials.
LABOR: I have sole labor support on both sides of the mountains including the North Central Washington Central Labor Council in Wenatchee.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: I’ve received the sole endorsements of OneAmerica Votes, OneAmerica Votes Muslim Committee, Centro Latino: Northwest Family Services Institute in Wenatchee, and Donny Guerrero, a leader of the Hispanic community and LGBTQ+ community in Wenatchee. In fact, I’m the only candidate in this race to have received endorsements from any groups whose mission it is to specifically engage and improve the lives of people of color.
ISSUES: I've also earned the sole support of the National Organization for Women, national gun violence prevention expert Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Foreign Policy for America Action PAC, and the Leadership Now Project for ethical business leadership for a strong democracy.
*King County Democrats, Pierce County Democrats, Pierce County Young Democrats,11th, 25th, 28th, 30th, 31st, 33rd, 41st, 45th, 47th Legislative District Democrats (sole endorsements); King County Young Democrats; Kittitas County & 5th Legislative District Democrats.
The Seattle Times
In these areas, Hader, a public-health doctor and past division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has the clear edge.
Repeatedly in an interview, Hader gave the most nuanced, specific answers — without a trace of a politician’s coyness — on how she would approach policies ranging from renegotiating trade deals to building upon the Affordable Care Act.
Constituents in a trade-dependent state need someone who can jump in and start making a difference immediately. Among the Democrats running, there is no question that person is Hader."
King County Democrats
“(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
Pierce County Democrats
“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.”
Kittitas County Democrats
- Mary Monahan, Kittitas County Democrats PCO
47th Legislative District Democrats
“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.”
45th Legislative District Democrats
"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
41st Legislative District Democrats
“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."
33rd Legislative District Democrats
“The 33rd District Democrats think Shannon Hader best understands the concerns and people in South King County. We are a very diverse district of blue collar, white collar and minimum wage workers, senior citizens, students, immigrants, and low- to middle-income families. Shannon understands the variety of challenges we face, like protecting Social Security, union jobs, access to healthcare and education, and helping our most vulnerable people. She has realistic, smart ideas on how to address these problems in D.C., and even better, the knowledge, courage, and strength to fight for us. We’ll all be better off with Shannon Hader in Congress.” - Stacia Jenkins, Chair, 33rd District Democrats
31st Legislative District Democrats
“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.”
30th Legislative District Democrats
“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!”
28th Legislative District Democrats
“Shannon will provide us with the leadership that will listen to our needs. Her values speak to family supporting jobs, good health care, and strong public education. She represents the values that we all share.”
25th Legislative District Democrats
"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
11th Legislative District Democrats
“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.”
5th Legislative District Democrats
King County Young Democrats
Pierce County Young Democrats
“Shannon won our endorsement because she projected our values in a way that resonated with us. She has the passion that you hope to see in your elected officials. We can't wait to work with her.”
“Dr. Shannon has our sole endorsement because she connected with our community leaders who found her work fighting health epidemics shows she is not afraid to take on big challenges and work through the grind of government to deliver results. Her commitment to service and inclusion for minorities is much needed at this juncture in our history. She is a fighter who would work hard to protect the rights of all not only the privileged.”
- Mubarak Elamin of OneAmerica Votes
OneAmerica Votes Muslim Committee
"Her world view, experience, and grit promises to deliver results for a better future for our neighbors across WA-8 and our country."
- Mubarak Elamin of the Muslim Committee
Auburn WA Flip 8th CD
"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
Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee
This is not an endorsement.
North Central Washington Central Labor Council
“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
Wenatchee Aluminum Trades Council
“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
United Steelworkers Local 310A
“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
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77
“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
Iron Workers Local 86
“Local 86 is proud to give their sole endorsement to Dr. Shannon Hader in the race for Washington’s 8th Congressional District seat. She has a special understanding of the needs of workers and gets what it means to help struggling workers to have more opportunities for employment and improved quality of life by way of better earning security. Shannon grabbed out attention with her views on protecting pensions and her deep knowledge of the government entities that affect our pension security. As a resident of the 8th, I was so impressed that I’m supporting her personally too, as is my brother who also lives in the 8th. She speaks our language and I know she’ll be an outstanding advocate for workers’ rights and families.”
- Chris McClain, of Iron Workers Local 86
Retired Public Employees Council
- Kandy Kraig, RPEC President
IBEW Local 46
“The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46 stands firm in our commitment in supporting Dr. Shannon Hader, whom we feel is the strongest, most experienced candidate to fill the 8th District Congressional seat for the State of Washington. Dr. Shannon Hader’s past track record of accomplishments within the CDC and her strong ethical leadership earned our approval. Her demonstrated belief of her responsibility to her community, near and far, earned her our endorsement.”
- IBEW Local 46 representative Keith Weir
The Association of Flight Attendants - CWA (AFA)
National Organization for Women
"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."
Foreign Policy for America Action Network
“Dr. Shannon Hader is an incredibly inspiring public servant. As a doctor, she could have done anything, but she chose to devote her career to stopping the spread of infectious diseases and keeping Americans safe. We need Members of Congress with that kind of dedication and experience to get our country back on track. That’s why we’re so excited to support Shannon for Congress.”
- Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America
Leadership Now Project "New Leader to Watch"
One of only six candidates selected from the west coast, and the only selected candidate running for office in Washington State.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists PAC
"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."
Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction
This is not an endorsement.
Dr. Mark Rosenberg
- Dr. Mark Rosenberg, national gun violence prevention expert and founding director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC
Blue Streak Science
Elected Officials & Community Leaders
Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus
Former Secretary of the Interior and CEO of REI, Sally Jewell
Former Congressman Jim McDermott
Former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Dell
Former CDC Director Dr. William Foege
Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Judith Billings
Former Washington State Senator Nita Rinehart
Former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer
State Senator Rebecca Saldana (King)
State Senator Jeannie Darneille (Pierce)
State Rep. Zack Hudgins
Bill Peloza, Auburn City Council Member
Marla Mhoon, Covington City Council Member
Lyle Markhart, Wenatchee City Council Member
Matthew Hepner, East Wenatchee City Council Member
Dan Popp, Snoqualmie Valley School Board Director
Ray Vefik, Auburn School Board President
John Holman, Auburn City Council Member
Chris Franco, former 8th District Candidate, Teamster, and Veteran
Tony Ventrella, former 8th Congressional District Candidate
Rob Fraser, Kittitas County Democrats Vice Chair
Dr. Dave Little, 2nd Legislative District Democratic Chair
Robert Moody, 2nd Legislative District Democrats Programs & Activities Vice Chair and Endorsements Committee Chair
Monika Warner, Longtime Union Activist
Rachael Goldie, Chelan Community Leader
Wayne & Patti Erickson, Longtime Ellensburg Community Leaders
Teresa Farrell, Owner Bear Foods Market, Chelan
Mario and Maria Reyes, Wenatchee community leaders
Alma and Jorge Chacon, Wenatchee community leaders
Julie Johnson, Lummi Tribe Member
Matt Loschen, Education Management Professional
Donny Guerrero, Spectrum NCW
Dr. Mark Johnson
Dr. Sally S. White
Dr. Tom Heller
Dr. Wendi Gosliner
Farley Cleghorn, MD
Amir A. Afkhami, MD, PhD,
Lisa K. Fitzpatrick, MD
Gunhild Kristin Jordan
Bryce W. Furness
Beverly Benson Vifian
Jacqueline Van Dongen
Diane Marie Farr
Chun Chieh Huang
Willard John Kelly
Jennifer Lassley Knight
Linda Tosti Lane