“With a superb resume, a nuanced grasp of policy and a steady temperament, Shih has the potential to be an excellent lawmaker….”

“[Dan Shih] has the disposition and talent to be a diligent, creative, workhorse lawmaker….”

The Seattle Times (June 26, 2016) (article here)



“I am excited to support Dan Shih because he shares my passion for making sure our schoolchildren are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Dan is a champion for public education and closing the achievement gap.”

Norm Rice, former Mayor of Seattle (D)



“Dan Shih will be a leader the 43rd District can be proud of, a leader who will get things done!”

Gary Locke, former Governor of Washington, Ambassador, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, King County Executive, and Wash. State Representative (D)



“Dan Shih will bring passion and a keen intellect to solving the key problems facing the legislature: fully funding public schools and fixing our broken tax system. Having known Dan for many years, I know he will make a great partner in representing the 43rd District in Olympia.”

Jamie Pedersen, Wash. State Senator (D), 43rd District



Didi Manhas Saluja “Dan’s leadership and advocacy have allowed API Chaya to grow and serve hundreds of people and families facing violence and oppression in our communities. In the legislature, he will fight hard to protect the most vulnerable.”

Didi Manhas Saluja, immediate past chair of API Chaya*



“Dan is a leader on our board and an advocate for our staff and the survivors we support, so I know he will be a leader in the Legislature to help those most in need and will fight to increase wages and reduce income inequality.”

Molly Harper-Haines, Executive Director of API Chaya*



Drew Hansen “Dan Shih has a record of vigorous advocacy for civil rights, communities of color, the LGBT community, and more. He will be a true progressive leader in the Legislature.”

Drew Hansen, Wash. State Representative (D), 23rd District



“Dan will effectively advocate for the issues we believe in, and will be a great representative!”

Peter Danelo, civil liberties leader



“Seattle is facing a housing crisis with skyrocketing prices that keep pushing more working individuals and families out of the city. Dan is dedicated to finding creative solutions to our housing problems and will work hard to prioritize affordable housing so that our neighborhoods continue to be diverse and inclusive.”

Michelle Chen, housing affordability leader



David Horn “Dan Shih has the heart, the brains and the drive to get things done in Olympia.”

Dave Horn, former Chief Deputy Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General’s Office*



Aaliyah Gupta “Dan is a dedicated advocate for women and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We need Dan’s leadership, knowledge and experience in the legislature.”

Aaliyah Gupta, co-founder of Chaya*



“Dan combines dedication, wisdom, and a passion for justice. From overseeing QLaw’s marriage-equality amicus work, to building coalitions to fight discrimination and maintain protections for transgender people, Dan has been a steadfast leader for the LGBT community.”

Caleb Oken-Berg, president of QLaw Association of Washington*



“Dan has exceptionally good judgment and is compassionate, and his life story means that he understands the issues facing our community and can empathize. Dan will be an effective leader in Olympia advocating for the 43rd District and the people of Washington.”

Andy Sachs, former vice chair of Equal Rights Washington*



ccf_tp “Dan will be a champion for the well-being and education of the children of our state, especially those most at risk.”

Children’s Campaign Fund (post here)


— Organizational Ratings —

Municipal League of King County – highest rating of “Outstanding”
(Dan Shih received the highest rating among the candidates.)

Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee – perfect score and highest rating of “5 – Demonstrates Leadership”
(Dan Shih received the highest rating among the candidates.)


— Organizational Endorsements —

Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle (list)

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

The Seattle Times (article)

Seattle Transit Blog (post)

Northwest Asian Weekly (article)

Children’s Campaign Fund (post)

Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (list)

Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee (SEAMEC) (list)

Seattle-King County REALTORS

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers / United Transportation Union (SMART-TD / UTU)


— Individual Endorsements —

Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice (D)

Former Governor Gary Locke (D)

State Senator Jamie Pedersen, 43rd District (D)

State Senator Bob Hasegawa, 11th District (D)

Former State Senator Pete Francis, 32nd District (D)

State Representative Drew Hansen, 23nd District (D)

Former State Representative Dick Nelson, 32nd District (D)

Former Seattle City Councilmember Tom Weeks

Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent

Michael Shiosaki, first gentleman of the City of Seattle

Alan Morrison, co-founder of Public Citizen*

Michelle Pham, board chair of Vietnamese Friendship Association*

Bill Tashima, former president of Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter*

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman, president of Chinese American Citizens Alliance*

Steve Whyte, former board chair of Urban Land Institute Affordable/Workforce Housing Council*

Sharon Chen, president of Toxic Free Future (formerly Washington Toxics Coalition)*

Kendall Seal, vice president of Women’s Foundation*

Francisco “Frank” Irigon, APIA community activist

Kiku Hayashi, community volunteer & former president of Metropolitan Democratic Club*

Jean Robinson, civil rights leader

Minal Ghassemieh, board chair of API Chaya*

Aaliyah Gupta, co-founder of Chaya*

Andy Sachs, former board chair of Equal Rights Washington*

Thomas Pitchford, former director of Equal Rights Washington*

Jeffrey Beaver, former president of Loren Miller Bar Association*

Caleb Oken-Berg, president of QLaw Association of Washington*

Alex Oh, immediate past president of QLaw Association of Washington*

Mudit Kakar, president of South Asian Bar Association of Washington*

Chris Leman, former president of Eastlake Community Council*

Jules James, “Mayor of Eastlake” and founder at Lake Union Mail*

Luly Yang, fashion designer/entrepreneur at Luly Yang Couture*

Mark Pahlow, owner at Archie McPhee’s*

John Spady, director of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants*

And many more of your friends and neighbors!

* Positions and organizations listed for identification purposes only.