District 49

Position: Rep 1

Kaitlyn Beck

Party (1): D
Email: beck4clarkco@gmail.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

Rep. Sharon Wylie

Party (1): D
Email: campaign@sharonfor49th.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. I have supported it in the past and will continue. I am also open to exploring other funding mechanisms if it enhances passage.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Prev. cosponsor (2): Yes

Position: Rep 2

Monica Jurado Stonier

Party (1): D
Email: info@votemonicastonier.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! I was a sponsor of family medical leave when I served in the legislature and will take up the fight again. I support any efforts to ensure workers have the most affordable and effective program for family and medical leave.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes. The challenge of fully funding public education will be a priority of mine, but we must make sure we have education champions who also understand the detrimental impact of workers having to choose between keeping their jobs and caring for sick loved ones and children. A responsible budget funds schools without sacrificing the health and security of our working poor in Washington. I prioritize a responsible budget.
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I am excited about the opportunity and determined to return to Olympia and continue working on issues that affect working families like mine. I supported family leave, paid sick and safe leave, increase minimum wage legislation when I served in the 2013-14 sessions. In the upcoming sessions, I look forward to sponsoring and advocating for legislation that affects parents and their children. Washington should be leading the nation policies for the working families, but we fail to make any substantial progress without further cutting or delaying budgets that keep people working when faced with the impacts from other failed state and federal leave policy.

Alishia Topper

Party (1): D
Email: topper@electtopper.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 do favor establishing a FMLI plan for all working Washingtonians. It just makes good business sense.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes, I will make all family medical leave acts a priority for the 2017 session.
Q3: Optional additional statement:
Workers need to spend time with their loved ones in times of ill health. Medical leave insurance lends a level of security for those who are worrying about more serious matters. I support efforts to enact good policies that support families, workers, and employers alike.

Position: Senate

Sen. Annette Cleveland

Party (1): D
Email: campaign@annettecleveland.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)?
Absolutely! Yes.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
An issue I have worked particularly hard on during my time in the Legislature is equal pay. Women in the United States continue to earn less – just 78 cents compared to every dollar earned by a man. That disparity grows even larger for women of color. The State of Washington’s Equal Pay Act was enacted in 1943 and has not been updated since that time. Without legislation to require equal pay for equal work, Washington State will not achieve equal pay until 2071. That’s why, for the past two years, I have prime sponsored Senate Bill 5630, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. This legislation would require equal pay for equal work, and would protect workers from retaliation for requesting information about pay/salaries. The bill helps to close the wage gap for workers, and create greater transparency for workers who want to know more about their pay. Equal pay is not just a women’s issue. It is an economic issue impacting children and families throughout our state. I will continue to fight to address this inequity.

Lewis Gerhardt

Party (1): R
Email: lgerhardtjr@live.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