A Washington State University Vancouver professor has received some big-name endorsements for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat as Democratic candidate Carolyn Long announced last week support from Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a former Washington governor, Christine Gregoire.
Gregoire cited Long’s willingness to work with disagreeing viewpoints as well as her community connection.
“Carolyn’s solutions-minded approach to governing and dedication to helping those who disagree find common ground will make her an effective representative in Congress,” Gregoire was quoted as saying in a news release. “Carolyn’s work in her community over the last twenty-two years and connection to hundreds of families through her teaching gives her unique insight into the challenges faced by 3rd District residents.”
Ferguson stated that Long’s “dedication to our constitutional system makes her an ideal candidate to serve as a check on this executive and protect the rights of Southwest Washingtonians.”
“Carolyn Long is the right person to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in Congress,” Ferguson said in the release.
“I’m honored to be endorsed by Attorney General Ferguson and Governor Gregoire. As champions for Southwest Washington, they feel as I do, that we deserve new leadership in Congress,” Long stated in the release.
Apart from statewide endorsements, Long’s campaign also has local support in State Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview, State Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher, and former Third District Representatives Don Bonker and Brian Baird.
Long is one of three Democratic challengers, who alongside a Republican challenger, are looking to unseat incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. The primary election is set for Aug. 7 with the general election Nov. 6.