2024 Filing Week Update from NPI
NPI's Filing Week series is a special annual weeklong series of dispatches that analyzes candidate filings

Wel­come to our con­tin­u­ing cov­er­age of Fil­ing Week 2024!

Until this Fri­day, the Sec­re­tary of State and coun­ty elec­tions offi­cials will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office at fed­er­al, state, and local levels.

This is a pres­i­den­tial year, which means we’ll have a huge num­ber of statewide races, includ­ing for U.S. Sen­ate, State Supreme Court, Gov­er­nor, and eight oth­er posi­tions in our exec­u­tive depart­ment. We’ll also be elect­ing all ten of our U.S. House posi­tions, most of our state leg­isla­tive posi­tions, and most coun­ty posi­tions plus pub­lic util­i­ty dis­trict com­mis­sion seats in those coun­ties that have PUDs.

This post is the sec­ond in a series of Fil­ing Week reports we’ll be bring­ing you at reg­u­lar inter­vals until the close of fil­ing at 5 PM on the final day of the workweek.

Key statistics from today

  • 76 can­di­dates had filed on the sec­ond day of fil­ing as of this post’s last update
  • 421 offices are on the bal­lot this year and 693 can­di­dates have filed for them so far
  • 37 can­di­dates have filed for fed­er­al office
  • 39 can­di­dates have filed for statewide office
  • 188 can­di­dates have filed for leg­isla­tive positions
  • 429 can­di­dates have filed for local and judi­cial positions

Notable filings

  • Imraan Sid­diqi, the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of CAIR Wash­ing­ton (and “a promi­nent voice for jus­tice in the Amer­i­can Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty,” accord­ing his biog­ra­phy) has filed to run for Con­gress as a Demo­c­rat against Demo­c­ra­t­ic U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kim Schri­er (who is Jew­ish). Sid­diqi list­ed a cam­paign domain which points to a Square­space Account Expired page, but does have an active Act­Blue fundrais­ing page which sup­port­ers are pro­mot­ing on Twit­ter.
  • Dave Reichert, the Repub­li­can fron­trun­ner for Gov­er­nor of Wash­ing­ton State accord­ing to our polling, filed his paper­work to run today. 
  • Raul Gar­cia, Sen­a­tor Cantwell’s like­ly Repub­li­can gen­er­al elec­tion oppo­nent, also filed today. Gar­cia has the endorse­ment of both the Main­stream Repub­li­cans of Wash­ing­ton and the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty — one of the few statewide races where both are aligned. Gar­cia ran for gov­er­nor in 2020 but came up short.
  • Dan Matthews filed as a Repub­li­can for Lieu­tenant Governor. 
  • State Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Kud­er­er, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic fron­trun­ner for Insur­ance Com­mis­sion­er and a spon­sor of NPI’s research, filed today. 

Searchable table: Candidates who filed today

Below is a search­able table of all of the can­di­dates who filed today. Names with a blue back­ground iden­ti­fy as Democ­rats and names with a red back­ground iden­ti­fy as Repub­li­cans. Note that the table is also sortable — just click or tap on a col­umn header.

See the complete list of everyone who has filed

Want to see a com­pre­hen­sive list of all can­di­date fil­ings at the state lev­el? You can do so at the Sec­re­tary of State’s web­site. As the week goes on, you can also browse our archive of Fil­ing Week reports to see who filed for office at oth­er inter­vals.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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