Senator Cleveland Endorsements


We Support Annette!

It has been a privilege to serve you these last eight years as your state senator representing the 49th Legislative District and our community of Vancouver. Since taking office in January 2013, I have worked to build relationships in Olympia based upon trust and respect. I believe the only sustainable path to success on your behalf in the Legislature is through strong collaboration and honest discussion, even when those conversations are hard.

I see one of my biggest responsibilities as championing state support for our community. I was able to ensure critical funding be included in our state Capital Budget for important projects here at home, that help build infrastructure, a more viable community, and create jobs. These projects—over $50 million—include:

  • $3.5M, Vancouver Waterfront Development Project
  • $1.5M, Daybreak Youth Services
  • $1.7M, Clark County Tenny Creek Assisted Living Facility
  • $1.2M, CDM Services
  • $1M, The Academy roof repair
  • $750,000, Bridgeview
  • $230,000, YWCA Clark County

Endorsed By:

Federal Elected Officials

  • US Senator Patty Murray
  • Congressman Denny Heck
  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Washington State Elected Officials

  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

Washington State Legislators

  • Monica Stonier
  • Sharon Wylie
  • Lisa Wellman
  • Steve Hobbs
  • Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig
  • Former Senator Al Bauer
  • Former Representative Joe Tanner
  • Former Representative Betty Sue Morris
  • Former Speaker of the House Bob Schaefer

Clark County Elected Officials

  • Treasurer Alisha Topper
  • Councilor Temple Lentz
  • Former Treasurer Doug Lasher

City of Vancouver leaders

  • Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle
  • Councilor Ty Stober
  • Councilor Laurie Lebowsky
  • Former Mayor Royce Pollard
  • Former Councilor Larry Smith

First Responders, Front Line Health Care Workers, and Teachers

  • International Association of Fire Fighters Local 452
  • Washington State Nurses Association
  • Washington Education Association and Vancouver Education Association
  • American Federation of Teachers

Labor Organizations

  • IBEW Local 48
  • AFSCME Council 28
  • SEIU 775
  • ILWU Local 4
  • Retired Public Employees Council #1971
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Iron Workers Local Union #86

Statewide Organizations

  • Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
  • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Win With Women
  • NARAL Pro-Choice
  • Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Children’s Campaign Fund
  • WA Chapter National Association of Social Workers
  • Washington State Chapter Sierra Club
  • American Physical Therapy Association Washington
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Building Industry Association of Clark County
  • Washington State Veterinary Association
  • WA State Association for Justice – Justice For All
  • Washington Trucking Association
  • Washington State Hospital Association
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Washington Ambulance Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Association of Washington Healthcare Plans
  • WA Housing Alliance Action Fund

Local Organizations

  • Clark County Realtors
  • Clark County Democrats


  • The Columbian Newspaper

Local Community Members

  • David Nierenberg
  • Patricia Nierenberg
  • Sherry Burkman
  • Heather Beecher
  • Jack Burkman
  • Dee Anne Finken
  • Dennis Megrditchian
  • Tom Henning
  • Betsy Henning
  • Dale Mclain
  • Linda Mclain
  • Betty Sue Morris
  • Temple Lentz
  • Kelsey Potter
  • Michael Lynch
  • Lisa Gibert
  • Holly Williams
  • Ken Williams
  • Heidi Hanson
  • Paul Speer
  • Deborah Speer
  • Jennifer Blechschmidt
  • Tom Lineham
  • Stacey Graham
  • Rhona Sen Hoss
  • Laura Ellsworth
  • Steve Ellsworth
  • Kenneth Nitta
  • Diana Avalos-Leos

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What leaders in Clark County are saying about Annette Cleveland...

“Annette’s commitment to education is one of the many reasons I am supporting her…Annette won’t settle for anything less than a first class education for our kids. She will fight to make school funding a top priority and make sure that every child has the opportunity to excel. Annette has been endorsed by the Washington Education Association and I’m proud to support her campaign.”

- Al Bauer, Retired State Senator

“Annette knows the value of good paying jobs and appreciates that our economy is only as strong as the middle class that supports it”

- Cager Clabaugh, ILWU Local 4

“We need a State Senator who was born and raised in Clark County, has chosen Clark County as THE best place to work and raise her own family, knows the community, its growth and needs. That’s Annette Cleveland.”

- Ginger Metcalf, Consultant, Community and Economic Development, Governmental Affairs

“Throughout the 23 years I have known and worked with Annette on numerous significant community projects such as the Vancouver Land Bridge, and the Marshall Lecture Series, she has been a great listener, worked diligently, has been caring and thoughtful – always a professional. Whatever the situation, Annette exemplifies the 'service above self' quality."

- Jane Jacobsen, Executive Director, Confluence Project

“Having worked with Annette for more than 12 years while she was in Senator Murray’s office and at the American Cancer Society, I have seen first hand her tireless efforts to help constituents and cancer patients. An example of her commitment to work for and support our community was her key role in the Kaiser Shipyards 50-year Anniversary. Annette was a key member of the steering committee to recognize and thank the people in our community who were part of the greatest generation for their diligent effort during World War II, specifically at the Kaiser Vancouver Shipyards.”

- Sue Fratt, retired, former SW WA Director, Governor Booth Gardner, Executive Director American Lung Association Western Region