Senator Patty Murray announces reelection campaign

May 17, 2021, 3:38 PM
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

After 28 years representing Washington state in Washington, D.C., democratic Senator Patty Murray announces she’s running for reelection.

Sen. Murray reintroduces child care act to help providers, families

Senator Murray says her priorities are the same now as when she got into politics more than four decades ago, which is to fight for the needs of families in Washington.

“I got my start in politics because someone told me I couldn’t make a difference — I was just a mom in tennis shoes,” she says as part of her campaign launch video.

“I ran to be a voice in the other Washington for the people of our state and to fight for workers and families dealing with the same challenges as mine did: like health care, education, and opportunity,” she added.

Right now, Murray has one challenger after Eastern Washington Republican Tiffany Smiley announced her campaign last month. Smiley is a nurse and nationally known as a veteran’s rights activist.

Challenger to Sen. Murray wants to ’empower our people,’ not the government

Senator Murray currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and also serves as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations, Budget, and Veteran Affairs Committees.

Local News

Nicole Jennings

More staff in hospitals reporting vaccination, but some losses still likely

Reports of vaccination are growing among staff of the state's hospitals, but there will likely still be cuts to services caused by staffing shortages.
1 day ago
school, vaccine...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle school district reports 99% COVID vaccine compliance

Seattle's school district says the "overwhelming majority" of its staff has shown proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
1 day ago
money, minimum wage...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1

Minimum wage in Seattle, and across Washington state, will increase on Jan. 1, 2022. Large companies will pay their employees $17.27/hour.
1 day ago
stolen LEGOs...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle store owner arrested for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs

A store owner in downtown Seattle was arrested on Friday for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs, among other items.
1 day ago
vaccine mandate...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle fire chief reports high compliance with vaccine mandate, consistent response times

Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins allayed concerns over emergency service response times, report high compliance with vaccine mandate
1 day ago
Dow Constantine, King County vaccine requirement...
Nick Bowman

Up next: King County vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, more takes effect on Oct. 25

A King County vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, music venues, and more is on the horizon, set to take effect on October 25.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles


How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
Swedish Health Services

Special Coverage: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

There are a wide variety of treatment options available for men with prostate cancer. The most technologically advanced treatment option in the Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform.
Marysville Police Department

Police Opportunities in a Growing, Supportive Washington Community

Marysville PD is looking for both lateral and entry level officers. Begin or continue your career in law enforcement for a growing, supportive community.

Small, Minority-Owned Businesses in King County and Pierce County Can Now Apply For $10,000 Relief Grants Through Comcast RISE

Businesses in King County and Pierce County can apply beginning on October 1, 2021, at www.ComcastRISE.com for a chance to receive a $10,000 relief grant.
Courtesy of JWatch Photography....
Experience Anacortes

Summer Fun Activities in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
Senator Patty Murray announces reelection campaign