League of Conservation Voters“LCVAF is proud to endorse @BethDoglio to represent #WA10! Doglio has decades of experience advocating for environmental protections and passing ambitious climate solutions, there is no doubt that she is a champion Washington families can always depend on.”
Tiernan Sittenfeld, Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, LCV“The stakes for fighting the climate crisis have never been higher, and we’ve never needed leaders like Beth Doglio in Congress more. With decades of experience advocating for environmental protections and passing ambitious climate solutions, there is no doubt that Doglio is a champion Washington families can always depend on. We are thrilled to endorse her.”
Shannon Murphy, Chief Campaign Officer, Washington Conservation Voters“Washington State is at the forefront of fighting the climate crisis, in no small part because of Representative Beth Doglio’s leadership. She has shown she can deliver, just last year helping ensure Washington had the strongest, most equitable 100% clean electricity law in the nation. With over 30 years of experience fighting for climate action, we are proud to continue to work with her in Congress to fight for our state and our communities’ health.”
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington State Representative, 34th LD, and Chair of the House Environment & Energy Committee“Beth is an outstanding environmental champion and the US House needs many more like her! The Washington House needs more like her too which is why I am sad to lose her as a partner, but I’m excited to see what she can do at the national level to move the needle on climate!”
Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Washington State Representative, 40th LD, and Vice Chair of the House Committee on Energy & Environment“We need environmental champions in Congress who will fight for clean air and clean water for all of us. That is why I am all in for @BethDoglio, and you should be too.”
Rep. Alex Ramel, Washington State Representative, 40th LD, and Climate Activist“Congratulations @BethDoglio. You’ve been a leader in implementing clean energy solutions and saying no to fossil fuel export plans for years. You’re a strategic thinker, one of the hardest working people I know, and a true climate champion. This endorsement was well earned.”
Brad Shannon, Independent Journalist and former Olympian Political Editor"If environmental issues hold sway in Washington’s 10th Congressional District race to replace retiring Rep. Denny Heck, then Democrat Beth Doglio of Olympia just picked up a huge endorsement — from League of Conservation Voters."
Ross Macfarlane, Director, Sierra Club National Board“Congratulations, Beth! This endorsement was earned over decades of hard work on climate, clean energy, environmental justice, and public health. You will be a great champion for these issues in #WA10”
KC Golden, Senior Advisor, Climate Solutions“We need this caliber of leadership in Congress! All in for @BethDoglio”
Vlad Gutman-Britten, Washington Director, Climate Solutions, and Climate, Energy, and Infrastructure Policy, Washington State Labor Council“There’s one climate champion running for Congress in Washington’s 10th district and it’s @BethDoglio. Listen to the League of Conservation Voters – vote for Beth!” Read More
State Rep. Beth Doglio, D-Olympia, announced her candidacy for Washington’s 10th Congressional District on Saturday.
The two-term legislator from the 22nd Legislative District made the announcement before her family, friends and colleagues at the Thurston County Democrats annual brunch, according to a press release.
“I am honored to serve in the Legislature, but the stakes are simply too high, and the consequences of continued dysfunction at the federal level are too dire for me to sit on the sidelines,” she said in a press release. “I want to take what we have done in this Washington to the other Washington … We need progressive leaders with a track record of building coalitions who get things done so we can get our country back on track.”
Doglio currently works as the campaign director at Climate Solutions, a regionally-based clean energy economy nonprofit, and serves as the regional co-director for the Power Past Coal campaign, according to her House Democrats biography.
In her current seat in the state Legislature, Doglio has been a staunch advocate on fighting climate change and turning Washington’s economy over to the greener side.
She had hinted at a potential run last year following the announcement of Congressman Denny Heck’s retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives
If elected to the seat, Doglio says she plans on bringing her track record on clean climate solutions, affordable housing and gun control from the state level to the federal.
“We need strong leaders in Congress who step up to call for Medicare for all while working now to improve the Affordable Care Act bringing down drug prices and insurance CEO pay. I want to tell the positive story about how we in Washington have raised wages and expanded family leave while building a strong diverse economy,” she said.
Doglio enters this race with funds raised from her exploratory committee campaign and says she doesn’t plan on taking corporate political action committee (PAC) dollars. Data from her exploratory committee has not yet been posted on the U.S. Federal Election Commission’s website.
From 1991 to 1995, Doglio served as the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters, and in 1996 was the field organizer for the National Abortion and Reproduction Rights Action League, according to her online biography.
She’s lived in the Olympia area for more than 20 years and, in addition to working in campaign leadership positions, has worked in the the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
For more information, visit her website at www.bethdoglio.com.