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Elect Sharon Shewmake

Carbon Washington Endorses Sharon Shewmake (D) for State Representative in Washington’s 42nd District, Position 2
“As a mother, professor, economist, and climate policy expert, Sharon Shewmake is the ideal candidate to bring forward smart policy, pragmatism, and a commitment to climate action to Olympia,” said Kyle Murphy, Executive Director of Carbon Washington. “Carbon Washington has been actively supporting Shewmake’s race to replace incumbent Vincent Buys because he does not appear to be paying attention to climate change at all.” 

Big Picture

Sharon supports a price on carbon and would work to make it happen if elected. She wants the revenue to help grow the economy for workers and even wants to see it linked to pre-school education policy, in the long term freeing up more investment from criminal justice spending. In the nearer term Sharon is also interested in green building codes.

Local Focus

In Whatcom Sharon is concerned about the impact on shellfish and salmon, increased flooding of the lower areas, air quality from forests burning, and the continued impact of climate change on Mt. Baker’s snow pack.

“I want climate legislation that grows our economy and cuts carbon pollution,” said Shewmake to Carbon Washington. “If Washington State can be a leader, other states will see what is possible and copy us. This is our pathway to addressing the climate crisis as a nation.”

Learn more about Sharon and support her campaign directly here.

To protect future generations from the harms of a warming climate, and to create a prosperous clean energy future, we need to elect leaders like Sharon Shewmake.


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Disclosure: Carbon Washington Action’s top 5 donors are Richard Wesley, Yoram Bauman, Philip Jones, Yates Wood and McDonald, and Rock Ventures LLC.