In race to replace Denny Heck in Congress, a crowded field and some possible firsts

State Rep. Beth Doglio, 55, a Democrat, has served two terms in the state Legislature after a long career as an organizer and environmental activist. She was the founding director of Washington Conservation Voters and later worked for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, Audubon Washington and Climate Solutions. Doglio, who identifies as bisexual, would be the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Washington. She has been endorsed by former presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and 49 Democratic members of the state Legislature.