Endorsements

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Political Endorsements

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  • Sherry Appleton, 23rd Legislative District State Representative (D)
  • Seth Armstrong, Former 36th Legislative District State Representative (D)
  • Dave Asher, Kirkland City Council Member
  • Bruce Bassett, Mayor, City of Mercer Island
  • Christopher T. Bayley, Former King County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Austin Bell, Burien City Council (D)
  • Mike Chapman, Clallam County Commissioner (Ind.)
  • Maralyn Chase, 32nd Legislative District State Senator (D)
  • Judy Clibborn, 41st Legislative District State Representative (D)
  • Mike Doherty, Retired Clallam County Commissioner (D)
  • Deb Eddy, Former Mayor of Kirkland, Former 48th Legislative District State Representative (D)
  • Joe Fain, 47th Legislative District Senator (R)
  • Jessyn Farrell, 46th Legislative District Representative (D)
  • Bill Finkbeiner, Former Republican Senate Majority Leader (R)
  • Alec Fisken, Former Port of Seattle Commissioner
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon,  34th Legislative District, Chair – House Environment Committee
  • Slade Gorton, Former U.S. Senator, former Washington Attorney General
  • Jennifer Goulet, Democratic candidate for 9th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1
  • Cyrus Habib, (D) – 48th Legislative District State Senator, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
  • Dennis Higgins, Kent City Council
  • Arun Jhaveri, Candidate for Washington’s 7th Congressional District
  • Nick Licata, Former Seattle Council Member
  • Steve Litzow, 41st Legislative District State Senator (R)

Publications

Organizational Endorsements

Individual Endorsments

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award Winning Actor
  • More than 50 climate scientists from the University of Washington (open letter)
  • Bruce Agnew – Cascadia Transportation Advocate
  • Pete Agtuca, President and Founder of Pacific Air Cargo Transfer Systems, Laser Cutting Northwest, and Three Phase Energy Systems
  • Jon Alexander, CEO of Sunshine Construction LLC, Co-founder of the Northwest Eco Building Guild
  • Brian Allen, General Manager, Crowd Energy Ocean Turbines
  • Jan Allen, P.E. CMQ/OE, President, Impact BioEnergy
  • Tom Balderston , Sr. Green Building Consultant
  • Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks North America
  • Yoram Bernet, Co-Founder and CEO, Scope 5
  • Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council 
  • Julie Blazek, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, HKP Architects
  • Patrick Callahan, CEO, Urban Renaissance Group LLC
  • Martha Choe, former Chief Administrative Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy (2009-2013) and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Derek Eisel, Director of Sales, Scope 5
  • Tad Everhart, Owner, Tad Everhart Energy Advisor LLC and President, CertiPHIers Cooperative
  • Aaron Fairchild, CEO, Green Canopy Homes
  • Dr. Jonathan D. Frodge, Limnologist
  • Richard Gammon, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry University of Washington, Professor of Oceanography, Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D. Harvard University, 1970
  • Jeff Goltz, Former Chair Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Alvin Graham, Jr., Seattle bicycle racer
  • Burt Hamner, Founder & President, HydroBee
  • Dr. James Hansen, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute (where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions)
  • Alan Hardcastle, Sr. Research Manager, Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University
  • Eric Hull, Co-Founder & General Manager, Banner Power Solutions
  • A-P Hurd, President, Touchstone
  • Lars Johansson, CleanTech Angel Investor
  • Harvey Jones, owner, Cooper Jones
  • Guy Knoblich, Co-Founder & General Manager, Banner Power Solutions
  • Charles Komanoff, Executive Director, Carbon Tax Center
  • Aaron Koopman, CEO, VMG Solutions
  • Dave Kozin, CFO, A&R Solar
  • Srirup Kumar, President & Co-founder, Community Supported Biocycling
  • Howard Lamb, Founder, Sunergy Systems
  • Bill Lemon, investment banker, adjunct professor of finance at Pinchot University, and renewable energy investor
  • Evan Leonard, Vice President, Artisan Electric
  • Hubert G. Locke, Dean Emeritus, the Evans School
  • Rick Luebbe, Co-founder and CEO, EnerG2
  • Bob Lynette, Renewable energy consultant, climate change lecturer and teacher, past Washington Environmental Council Board member
  • Steve Marshall – EV Policy Advocate
  • Mike Marsolek, professor in Environmental Engineering at Seattle University
  • Cliff Mass, Meteorologist
  • Jeffrey Morris, Ph.D. – Economics, Sound Resource Management Group, Inc.
  • James W Murray (Professor), Founding Director UW Program on Climate Change – University of Washington
  • Ramez Naam, author of The Infinite Resource
  • Sharon Nelson, former chair of Washington utilities commission (UTC)
  • Krist Novoselic, Musician | Community Activist
  • Sara Patton, Northwest renewable energy advocate
  • Doug Phelps, President, Environment America
  • Brett Phillips, Chairman, Seattle 2030 District, Director of Sustainability, Unico Properties
  • Charlie Phillips, Meteorologist & Founder, Weather Together
  • Carla Reich, Owner, Honey Crumb Cake Studio
  • Greg Rock, Sustainable Energy Engineer M.Sc, entrepreneur and activist
  • Shirley Reynolds Rock
  • Albert Rooks, CEO, Small Planet Supply
  • John Rose, Chairman, Practical Steam
  • Jigar Shah, Co-Founder and President of Generate Capital, Inc., Founder and former CEO of SunEdison
  • Edward W. Sheets, President Ed Sheets Consulting, former Executive Director Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and former Director of the Washington State Energy Office
  • Rahul Shendure, Co-founder and CEO, Oscilla Power
  • Michael J. Smith Jr., Attorney, Business Development Advisor, Impact Bioenergy
  • Eric Thomassian, NW Eco-Building Seattle chapter President
  • Deborah Todd, CSBA, LEEDap, Owner, Building Design Services
  • Menno van Wyk, Founder & CEO (1993-2006), Montrail, Inc.
  • Michael Vaska
  • Rogers Weed, VP of 1Energy Systems and former Director (2009-2012) of the Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Wendy Wendlandt, Former Executive Director (1986-89), WashPIRG  
  • Dan Zasloff, Director of Product Marketing, EnergySavvy

Endorsements from Economists

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  • Professor Gardner Brown, University of Washington Economics Department
  • Professor Haideh Salehi-Esfahani, University of Washington Economics Department
  • Professor Joe Cook, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Professor Jan Crouter, Whitman College Economics Department
  • Lisa Donegan, Ph. D., Adjunct Faculty Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business, Government, and Economics
  • Professor Mark Long, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Professor Sergey Rabotyagov, Environmental & Forest Sciences, University of Washington
  • Regents Professor C. Richard Shumway, Washington State University School of Economic Sciences
  • Professor Sharon Shewmake, Western Washington University Department of Economics
  • Professor Phil Thompson, Western Washington University Department of Economics
  • Professor Hart Hodges, Western Washington University Center for Economic and Business Research
  • Professor Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College Faculty in Political Economy
  • Professor Toni Sipic, Central Washington University Department of Economics
  • Professor John Beck, Gonzaga School of Business Administration
  • Professor Ryan Herzog, Gonzaga School of Business Administration
  • Professor Erica Johnson, Gonzaga School of Business Administration
  • Professor Annie Voy, Gonzaga School of Business Administration
  • Professor Joseph M Phillips, Seattle University, Dean of Albers School of Business and Economics
  • Professor Gareth Green, Chair, Department of Economics and Department of Finance, Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics
  • Professor Meenakshi Rishi, Seattle University, Albers School of Business and Economics
  • Stacey Jones, PhD, Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics
  • Professor Lea Fortmann, University of Puget Sound Economics Department
  • Professor Hendrik Wolff, Simon Fraser University Economics Department
  • Yoram Bauman, PhD, founder and co-chair, Carbon Washington / Yes on 732
  • William M Swan, PhD, Former chief economist (1995-2006), Boeing Aircraft
  • Bruce Flory, PhD, Principal Economist, Seattle Public Utilities
  • Denise Hazlett, Whitman College Economics Department
  • Peter Kelly, PhD
  • Erik Nelson, PhD, Bowdoin College Department of Economics
  • Nick Janusch, Environmental economist