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2020 General Governor, Lt. Governor & Insurance Commissioner Candidate Questionnaire

See responses from Senator and State Representative candidates by Legislative District here. Responses from Congressional US Representative Candidates are here. Candidate email addresses can be found here.

The Question:

Do you pledge to support legislation for high quality, sustainable, affordable, publicly funded health care for all Washington residents?

Governor Party  Answer  Comments
Jay Inslee Democrat Yes  
Loren Culp Republican no response  
Lieutenant Governor Party  Answer  Comments
Denny Heck Democrat Yes  
Marko Liias Democrat Yes  
Insurance Commissioner Party  Answer   Comments
Mike Kreidler Democrat no response   
Chirayu Avinash Patel Republican Yes  


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