Graduate Washington endorses Isenhower for State Senate

Matt Isenhower - contributed photo
Matt Isenhower
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Student-driven advocacy organization Graduate Washington has announced its endorsement of 45th District Senate candidate Matt Isenhower (D-Redmond) along with four other candidates in various state races.

“The future of higher education in Washington will depend on strong leadership in Olympia in the coming years,” said Logan Bahr, Chair of the Graduate Washington Board. “These individuals have demonstrate a commitment to championing affordable, accessible and top-quality higher education for all students.”

Candidates were chosen for endorsement based on their knowledge of higher education policy, commitment to supporting current and future students and effectiveness in advancing programs or policies that help students and their families. Endorsements were made after analyzing legislative records, reviewing questionnaire responses, and interviewing candidates.

These five individuals join the eleven who received Graduate Washington’s early endorsement during the primary campaign: House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-43), Senator Joe Fain (R-47), Senator David Frockt (D-46), Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5), Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-46), Rep. Chris Reykdal (D-22), Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-3), Rep. Larry Seaquist (D-26), Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-36), Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-43), and Rep. Hans Zeiger (R-25).

All eleven Graduate Washington-endorsed candidates won their primaries earlier this month. Candidates supported by Graduate Washington won 18 out of 20 races during the 2012 election cycle.


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