U.S. Senator Patty Murray Endorses Emily Randall for Congress

“Emily will be a strong voice for women’s rights and health care at a crucial moment.”

BREMERTON, WA—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray announced her sole endorsement of State Senator Emily Randall’s campaign for Congress.

Randall, running in the open 6th Congressional District, is the only candidate in the race to receive an endorsement from a United States Senator. Randall has previously received the sole endorsements of Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Senator Patty Murray is the most senior Democrat in the United States Senate, serving as Chair of the Appropriations Committee and President pro tempore, a role that puts her third in line of succession to President of the United States. First elected to the Senate in 1992, she has won five highly competitive statewide general elections. Murray has a long track record of developing the bench of elected officials across Washington, encouraging the careers of the next generation of successful public service leaders.

Statement from U.S. Sen. Patty Murray: 

I’m with Emily for Congress because I know she will be a strong voice for working people – the friends and neighbors she grew up with – in a district that is her home.

Emily will be a strong voice for women’s rights and health care at a crucial moment, and she’s someone with a proven track record of being able to deliver on common sense legislative solutions that will make life better for the people she represents. 

Emily is someone who really cares and wants to hear about the problems and challenges facing her neighbors; importantly, she will roll up her sleeves and work to make a real change – let’s send Emily to Congress.

Statement from State Sen. Emily Randall:

No one understands the importance of going to Washington, DC to fight for families like Senator Patty Murray. She’s a champion for families – for reproductive freedom and healthcare access, for childcare and education affordability – and she knows what essential programs like WIC and foodstamps can do for families like ours because she’s been there. I’m honored to receive Senator Murray’s endorsement for Congress.

It’s rare for U.S. Senators to make endorsements in competitive primary elections. Senator Murray has endorsed our campaign because she knows that when I join her in DC, I’ll be a partner in the work she’s been dedicated to: helping people and solving problems.

Born and raised in the 6th Congressional District, my Union family didn’t always have it easy. But I saw my parents and my neighbors work hard, and I learned those lessons. That’s why I’ve spent my career finding common-sense, practical solutions to the problems our communities face, to ensure folks have the tools they need to build their own futures.

I look forward to working with Senator Murray, Congresswoman Strickland, and Congresswoman Gluesenkamp Perez in Congress to fight for good Union paying jobs, cut healthcare costs, and defend reproductive freedom for Washingtonians in the 6th District and across our state.

To date, State Senator Emily Randall’s campaign for Congress has received nearly 300 endorsements, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Representatives Marilyn Strickland, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Becca Balint, Robert Garcia, Mark Takano, and Ritchie Torres, Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Washington State Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, and 60 current and former Washington elected officials.

Randall has also received the endorsements of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Equality PAC, The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, South Kitsap Professional Firefighters, Sheet Metal Workers Local 66, PODER PAC, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, and Latino Victory Fund. 

The 6th Congressional District spans from Tacoma to the Olympic Peninsula, and has been represented by Congressman Derek Kilmer since 2013. On November 9, 2023, Kilmer announced his retirement. If elected, Emily Randall, a third generation Washingtonian and 25 year resident of the district, would be the first LGBTQ+ Latina ever elected to the United States Congress.


Planned Parenthood Action Fund sole endorses Emily.

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