District 1

Position: Rep 1

Rep. Derek Stanford

Party (1): D
Email: derekstanford@hotmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
Representative Derek Stanford has been a constant advocate for working families, fighting for fairness and respect for Washington workers. He has worked for family and medical leave insurance, as well as other proposals to help rebuild the middle class, like paid sick and safe leave, and getting rid of noncompete clauses which stop workers from moving to better jobs. Rep. Stanford has been a champion for investing in our future by building more K-12 classrooms, expanding capacity in our colleges and universities, and replacing crumbling infrastructure for transportation and utilities.
Prev. cosponsor (2): Yes

Neil Thannisch

Party (1): None
Email: neil@restorethehouse.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Position: Rep 2

Shelley Kloba

Party (1): D
Email: info@votekloba.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes

Jim Langston

Party (1): R
Email: jim@electjimlangston.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Position: Senate

Guy Palumbo

Party (1): D
Email: guy@guy4senate.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
I support paid family & medical leave but I need more information on the different possible funding mechanisms and their impacts before committing to a specific proposal.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes.

Mindie Wirth

Party (1): R
Email: mindiewirth@hotmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Notes:

(1) Party preference is self-identified, from candidate filing information.

(2) “Yes” indicates a candidate who cosponsored one or more of the following previous family and medical leave insurance bills: 2015 – HB 1273 or SB 5459; 2013 – HB 1457 or SB 5292; 2007 – HB 1658 or SB 5659; 2005 – HB 1173 or SB 5069. Note that many candidates were not in the legislature in those years.

(3) Reflects position taken in one or more of the following votes on previous family and medical leave insurance: 2015 – HB 1273, House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards; 2013 – HB 1457, House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development; 2007 – SB 5659, Final Passage; 2005 – SB 5069, Final Passage. Note that many candidates were not in the legislature or on a committee that had an opportunity to vote in those years.