On March 3rd, Chair Jaxon Ravens sent out the following email to our email list about Pedro Celis, who is challenging Suzan DelBene for Congress. We are proud to support Suzan DelBene and confident that residents of the 1st congressional district will send her back to Washington DC this fall.


Dear Friend,

As Chair of the Washington State Democrats, I’m committed to keeping effective leaders who share our values of economic equality and opportunity for all in office. Rep. Suzan DelBene, who represents Washington’s 1st congressional district, is that kind of leader.

Last week the National Republican Campaign Committee handpicked an extreme conservative named Pedro Celis to run against Suzan. Mr. Celis has a long record of advocating for the same old, failed Republican policies like tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy and privatizing Social Security.

He’s also a vocal opponent of raising the federal minimum wage, which would help millions of working families.

We cannot allow the Republicans to gain another vote for their agenda to dismantle Social Security and Medicare, subsidize special interests, and attack women’s health care. It’s up to us to stop them.

Please join me in supporting Suzan today. Your donation of just $5 will help stop the Republicans from getting another vote for their reckless agenda.

Mr. Celis also has a long history of supporting extreme, hyper-partisan candidates and organizations such as Mike Huckabee, John Koster, and the Club for Growth.

It’s clear that Mr. Celis is out of touch with the voters of the 1st congressional district, but it’s up to us to help expose his true beliefs.

We know that shady outside Tea Party groups will do everything they can to defeat Suzan and prop up their handpicked candidate. It’s only a matter of time before they launch a barrage of negative and misleading attacks to distort Suzan’s record.

Suzan is a strong leader here at home and in Washington, DC. Given the distorting effect of Super PACs on elections, we need to do everything we can to stand with Suzan and support her work to grow our economy and ensure a strong middle class.

Please donate $5 today and join me in standing strong with Suzan. If you can’t donate today show your support by pledging to support her campaign here!

Thank you for standing strong for our shared values,


Jaxon Ravens
Washington State Democrats Chair