Denny Heck for Lt. Governor

24 Messages

Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Standing with Joe tonight

    This week, I have had an incredible honor and privilege: voting for Joe Biden to be our party’s nominee for President at the Democratic National Convention. When America elects Joe Biden as our next President, he will be stepping into an unprecedented economic and public health crisis. H…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 11:48 PM

Yesterday, I said: “We will win this battle.” Today, we did.

    Yesterday, I said: “We will win this battle.” Today, we did. I was proud to stand with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, King County Executive Dow Constantine and State Rep. Gael Tarleton in defense of the Postal Service – and every Washingtonian’s right to vote. President Trump might …
Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 12:50 AM

This is bigger than my campaign.

  In any election, there are some things that are more important than a campaign. I know you’re worried about the President’s incessant sabotage of the Postal Service leading up to the election this November. Frankly, I’m not just worried—I’m downright angry. President Trump’s sabotage of t…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 12, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Thank you again + Moving forward

  Friends, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for helping push us over the line into the general election. This could not have been possible without your support. Looking ahead, there is no doubt in my mind rebuilding the economy post-COVID will be the most pressing issue surrounding the ne…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Thank You

Thank you, friends!   We are so proud and excited by the overwhelming support we’ve seen from voters across Washington state.   Coming in first with over 28% of the vote in an 11 way race is deeply gratifying, and the results clearly show that as Washington recovers from a historic economic …
Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Happy National Vote by Mail Day!

  Friends, Today is a very exciting day. Not only are we just ONE WEEK away from the Primary election, July 28th is National Vote By Mail Day, and I hope you all celebrate by voting by mail today! I am deeply grateful for the United States Postal Service for their work to help make democracy …
Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 10:27 PM

Annual Birthday Bash with Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Derek Kilmer!

Friends, We are 22 days away from a crowded primary election, and I would love to see you before votes are cast. I want to personally invite you to my Annual Birthday Bash with special guests Representative Adam Schiff and Representative Derek Kilmer on Sunday, July 26 at 4:00 PM.   Birth…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Good News to Share!

    Thanks to your fantastic support, we are pleased to announce that we are the first campaign in the race for Lt. Governor to hit the airwaves! This means that we can share our message of bringing proven progressive leadership, fairness, and justice to Olympia with voters across Washington. …
Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month, friends!  This picture, hanging in my office, is one of my all-time favorites.  Each time I see it, I can’t help but think of how much progress we have made for the LGBTQ+ community since this parade back in 2012. Landmark decisions in state governments and the Supreme Cou…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Missing Baseball Season

Friends,  I don’t know about you, but a quintessential part of my summer is usually baseball season. My love of baseball is deep in my family, as my cousin, Steve Bedrosian, was the National League Cy Young award winner in 1987.  Steve’s son, Cam Bedrosian, currently plays for the Los Angele…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Congratulations, Kelty!

Friends,  I wanted to take a moment to congratulate and introduce you all to my campaign manager, Kelty Pierce.  Kelty is graduating from the University of Washington with her Bachelor of Arts this weekend. She has served as the student body President during her senior year, and I am looking…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Black Lives Matter

Last week I joined folks in Parkland to hold a vigil for a young Black man, Manuel Ellis, who was killed in Tacoma.  It is important we remember Manuel, and join our Black communities who are demanding justice by protesting in solidarity. We have a moral responsibility to act against these injus…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 26, 2020 at 1:01 AM

This is Bob

This is Bob. He was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. He served during the Tet Offensive in the area near the demilitarized zone. Within two years of coming home, he developed Hodgkin’s Disease, the most common manifestation of exposure to Agent Orange. He fought a…
Team Heck · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Give a Heck About....COVID-19 Response Facebook Live Event

Friends,  We are so excited to announce our first of many Facebook live events! We are launching “Give a Heck About…”, an opportunity for us to connect with leaders across the state about issues the campaign is passionate about. Please join Denny and Seattle City Council Member Andrew Lewis th…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Endorsements Coming in Hot

Friends,  We are thrilled to share some MAJOR endorsements from unions and Legislative Districts Denny has received this weekend!  [ We are building a campaign that has support from folks all over Washington state and who believe Denny’s experience and progressive values prepare him for th…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Off to a Heck of a Strong Start!

Yesterday, we filed our first fundraising report to the PDC. And the filings show our campaign has earned donations from nearly 500 individuals across Washington state, more than any of the other Democrats in our race. This  showcases our deep grassroots support behind our campaign and we’re on…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 7, 2020 at 11:20 PM

Happy Mother's Day

    Dear Friends: My mom was one of 13 children raised on a hardscrabble farm in rural Texas. Others had it worse. Grandpa had some income as a rural postal letter carrier which he was for nearly 40 years. Mom married young. She had a son, my older brother, whom she would live to see die at …
Bob Heck · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Thank a Teacher

    This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. And like many things right now, it'll look a bit different. I invite you to pause a moment and think of the teachers you know (some might just be stepping into this role for the first time). As we think about the teachers in our lives this week, I wa…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Looking ahead to a brighter future

      Thanks to the outstanding work of Governor Inslee and healthcare workers all around the state, and the sacrifices of Washingtonians of all sorts, the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic appears to have passed. Now is the time to stay vigilant but also to look to the future.  Of the many …
Adam Schiff · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Why I’m endorsing Denny Heck

    Dear Friend, When my friend Denny Heck told me he had decided not to run for reelection in Congress, I was genuinely crestfallen. Denny is exactly the kind of public servant everyone would want as their representative, and he was universally respected for intelligence, effectiveness, and …
Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 12:15 AM

100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

    Dear Friend:    The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting a woman’s right to vote. While this historic milestone ought to be celebrated, we still have work to do -- even 100 years later. Alice Paul said it best at its time of passage in …
Jim McDermott · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Denny is the one for Lt. Gov

        Dear Friend:   I have known Denny Heck for more than 40 years.      I served in the legislature with him. I served in Congress with him.     We have been on the same side of issues – and there is no better ally. We have been on different sides – and there is no more honorable…
Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

What Commitment Means to Me

    Friends,   Today marks one of the most important days of my life. In front of family and friends, my then-fiance Paula and I looked into each other’s eyes and said two small words that have had a bigger impact on our lives than we could have ever possibly imagined.    “I do.”     …
Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 2:40 PM

I have news

      Dear Friend: Paula and I have made a big decision and we wanted to share it with you. Today, I am announcing my candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. I didn’t expect this. I didn’t expect Lt Gov. Cyrus Habib to retire. But the times urgently call out for pubic service.  They call for u…