SJC Democrats Recommend State Senate Candidates | Letter to the editor

If you are a registered voter in San Juan County, you will soon receive your ballot (possibly as soon as July 17) for the primary election that ends August 6. The one position on the ballot for state office is the race for state senator from our 40th Legislative District. While the San Juan County Democrats usually wait until the general election to make endorsements, two of the four candidates for state senate clearly stand above the rest, and we would like to publicize our enthusiastic approval of these two women.

Liz Lovelett was appointed to serve as state senator for the remainder of the 2019 session that took place earlier this year after having served five years on the Anacortes City Council. You can find information about her at Carrie Blackwood is a labor and employment attorney from Bellingham, a law professor at Fairhaven, and an environmental and social justice activist. You can find out more about Carrie at Both of these women are extremely bright, hard-working, and very competent. We are blessed to have such high quality candidates.

Only two candidates will emerge from the primary to go on to the general election; we are hoping it will be Carrie and Liz. Obviously, you can only vote for one of them, so please go to their websites and make your decision. Either of them will make a superb senator.

David Turnoy

Chair, SJC Democrats