Supporting Pragmatic Democrats to Move Washington Forward


When it comes to promoting balanced Democratic leadership in state government, the Jackson Legacy Fund is the political action committee most trusted to make an impact. For over 10 years, the “JLF” has united employers, trade unions,  individuals, and other organizations with the goal to elect and retain pragmatic Democrats who appeal to the state’s moderate center.


Our state faces multiple compounding crises that demand proven leadership with strong public and private sector experience.

Like our namesake, U.S. Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson, the candidates and lawmakers we support do not fit neatly into ideological molds. At times, they may even find themselves as Roadkill, straddling the line between the two major parties. The direction our state takes on critical issues may come down to only one voice in caucus or one vote on the floor. Please join with us to elect a team of Democrats who apply a pragmatic approach to governing. Across so many issues, that’s the type of judgment needed right now.

Jackson Legacy Fund by the Numbers

Amount Raised (2021-2022 Election Cycle)


Share of Contributions from Trade Unions

Endorsed Candidates Across Washington

Donor and Expenditure Profile

Candidates We Support in the 2022 Cycle

wdt_ID Candidate District Seat
1 Bergquist, Steve - D 11 - Renton Representative
2 Bronoske, Dan - D 28 - Lakewood Representative
3 Chapman, Mike - D 24 - Port Angeles Representative
4 Conway, Steve - D 29 - Tacoma Senator
5 de Jong, Karl - D 39 - Sedro-Wooley Representative
6 Hackney, David - D 11 - Tukwila Representative
7 Hobbs, Steve - D Statewide Secretary of State
8 Leavitt, Mari - D 28 - University Place Representative
9 Lovick, John - D 44 - Mill Creek Senator
10 Pedersen, Jaime - D 43 - Seattle Senator
11 Reeves, Kristine - D 30 - Federal Way Representative
12 Robert, Waylon - D 36 - Ballard Representative
13 Rule, Alicia - D 42 - Blaine Representative
14 Ryu, Cindy - D 32 - Shoreline Representative
15 Salomon, Jesse - D 32 - Shoreline Senator
16 Smith, Trevor - D 40 - Bellingham Representative
17 Springer, Larry - D 45 - Kirkland Representative
18 Valdez, Javier - D 46 - Seattle Senator
19 Walen, Amy - D 48 - Kirkland Representative

Major Donors to the Jackson Legacy Fund Include…