Matt Isenhower announces support for his challenge against Andy Hill in 45th

Campaign announces growing list of federal, county and local elected officials

Matt Isenhower (D-Redmond), candidate for the state senate in the 45th legislative district, rolled out a list of endorsers in his bid to unseat incumbent State Senator Andy Hill. The following is from the campaign's press release:

The list includes two members of the eastside’s local congressional delegation, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congressman Adam Smith, King County Executive Dow Constantine, both local state representatives Rep. Larry Springer and Rep. Roger Goodman, King County Council Member Rod Dembowski and Sheriff John Urquhart along with numerous local city council members.

“As someone focused on creating jobs, fully funding our schools and getting our transportation system moving again, Matt Isenhower will be a strong voice for Washington’s families in the State Senate,” said Congresswoman Suzan Delbene.  “During his time as a Naval officer and his work in the private sector, Matt has demonstrated an ability to bring people together and get things done. I strongly endorse him because he will bring his experience and skills to strengthen the middle class and grow our economy.”

"Matt Isenhower has a lifelong record of service to his community and his military, business, and community service experience will make him a strong voice for Eastside families in Olympia,” said Congressman Adam Smith. “I know Matt will be able to help move Olympia forward, and I strongly endorse him for State Senate."

In addition to the list of federal, state and county officials, Isenhower has a growing list of city officials from the district who have announced their backing of his candidacy.  The list includes Kirkland City Council Members Shelley Kloba and Jay Arnold, Redmond City Council Member Kim Allen, Sammamish City Council Member Kathy Huckabay and Woodinville City Council Members Susan Boundy-Sanders, James Evans and Paula Waters. 

“Regional leaders agree that it is time to move our state forward and the failure of my opponent to come up with a bipartisan solutions to important issues like transportation funding and his insistence on pushing more costs on to local governments and school districts is the wrong approach,” said Isenhower.  “It’s time for Sen. Hill to learn that the buck stops with him.  It’s time to move our state forward and I plan to be a voice for not only pragmatism but progress so we can reach our full potential as a state.”

A full list of endorsers can be viewed on Isenhower’s website at