Key Lawmakers Earn Campaign Endorsements From Law Enforcement

Jun 25, 2010, 15:47 ET from Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington

TACOMA, Wash., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington (LAW) announced their campaign endorsements for the November 2010 elections. LAW issued endorsements to candidates who have shown extraordinary support for law enforcement in Congress, the State Judicial Branch, and the State Legislature.

Congressional endorsements were issued to Patty Murray (D-WA), Jay Inslee (D-Bainbridge), Doc Hastings (R-Pasco), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Deer Park), Norm Dicks (D-Bremerton), Dave Reichert (R-Auburn), and Adam Smith (D-Tacoma).  LAW also issued an endorsement to Charles Wiggins, a candidate running for a seat on the Washington Supreme Court.

Of nearly 50 candidates seeking election to the State Senate, only two received LAW's endorsement.  These included senators Jerome Delvin (R-Richland) and Tracey Eide (D-Federal Way).  

Of over 200 candidates seeking election to the House of Representatives, only 14 received LAW's endorsement.  These included representatives Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane), Jay Rodne (R-Snoqualmie), Mike Armstrong (R-Wenatchee), Charles Ross (R-Naches), Terry Nealey (R-Dayton), Dean Takko (D-Longview), Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen), Bruce Dammeier (R-Puyallup), Troy Kelley (D-Tacoma), Christopher Hurst (D-Enumclaw), Kelli Linville (D-Bellingham), Mike Hope (R-Lake Stevens), Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), and Ross Hunter (D-Medina).

The Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington (LAW) is a privately-funded law enforcement association representing law enforcement administrators. Its membership consists mostly of police chiefs and elected sheriffs in Washington State. The primary association representing law enforcement administrators is the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC). While WASPC is able to advocate positions in the legislature, its publicly-funded status prevents it from participating in the endorsement process. LAW was created to offset the limitations placed on WASPC.

SOURCE Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington