Released on August 14, 2018

Campaign Manager On Board

The Committee to Elect Everett Maroon is pleased to announce that Erica Munsey has come on board as Campaign Manager. Ms. Munsey will supervise campaign canvassing efforts throughout the legislative district, coordinate volunteers, and help set strategy.

“I’m so excited have Erica join this effort,” said Mr. Maroon, “because she’s from the area and knows it very well, she understands what issues are important to the 16th’s voters, and she’s got a ton of energy. I’m also impressed with the work she’s done for the Lisa Brown campaign locally, and how well she knows other good people in our community. Erica is a terrific asset and I’m happy to get to work with her.”

Ms. Munsey’s hire comes after a week of post-primary giving to the Maroon campaign, which will host a fundraising dinner at Bacon & Eggs on August 16, opening the general election cycle.

Released on June 16, 2018

Candidate Endorsement

“I’m very proud to have been endorsed by the Washington State Stonewall Democrats, a group dedicated to the civil rights and dignity of all LGBTQ people living and working in our state,” said Everett Maroon, candidate for state representative in the 16th LD. “Honestly, if I hadn’t gotten their endorsement, I’d be a little embarrassed, given my long history of supporting LGBTQ civil rights.”

The group made endorsements on Friday, June 15, as part of its caucus meeting at the Washington State Democratic Party Convention, held this weekend in Wenatchee. Several other candidates running for state and federal office were also endorsed by the organization.

Released on June 2, 2018

In Celebration of Pride Month

“Equality and diversity have helped make us all better as a people and a society,” says Everett Maroon, who is running for the Washington State House in the 16th legislative district. “I’m very proud of my long record of working to expand LGBTQ civil rights and I’m excited to see people come together across southeast Washington to celebrate LGBTQ lives and experiences.”

Everett will not be in attendance at this weekend’s Mid-Columbia Pride event because he will be officiating an LGBTQ wedding in Oregon, which hopefully makes up for his absence.

Mr. Maroon’s past work on LGBTQ issues includes:

  • HIV/AIDS activism as part of ACT-UP in the 1990s
  • Co-founding the DC Trans Coalition, which later worked to expand the District’s Human Rights Act and set regulations protect transgender residents in housing, employment, and education
  • Mentoring trans youth and young adults in Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities
  • Conducting an LGBTQ needs assessment in 2014 in Walla Walla
  • Launching an anti-stigma collaborative for nonprofit leaders in Walla Walla

“I’m glad to see so many people from LGBTQ backgrounds participate and improve their communities, and I hope people have a great time at their Pride celebrations this month. There is more work to do to include LGBTQ people in our families, our faiths, and our communities, but I see great things ahead of us all.”