Need your help!

I’m in between meetings and just had enough time to get a quick update out. Wanted to let you know that the campaign is in full swing and as expected, all signs point to our race being the most hotly contested in the County. That means we're going to need all the help we can get, and there are plenty of ways to do so!

Everyone loves a parade


Walk with us in the annual Harbor Grand Parade at the Maritime Gig Festival in downtown Gig Harbor, organized by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

If you've never been, the whole community comes out for this, about 70% of which are walking in the parade. It's a fun thing to do as a family and there's plenty to see (AND EAT) afterward.

We'll be joined by Congressman Derek Kilmer as well as our 26th Legislative District Democratic candidates Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford.

Let us know as soon as possible if you can walk with us so we can make sure we have enough T-shirts for everyone!

Sign up here. We will email or call you with further instructions.

Internships available

Know a student looking for political campaign experience? This will be my 6th election as a candidate and it’s important to me that we help prepare young people who want to get engaged in the political process. It’s a chance to learn the issues, mechanics, and be ready to run a campaign in the next cycle. We’ll design the commitment to suit each student’s needs and schedule.

Send your resume to

Volunteers needed!

In a district this large it’s impossible for me to reach each voter we need to contact so we’ll need volunteers to help out. If you haven’t signed up already, we’d love to have your support. Here's the page to sign up to volunteer.

Campaign work is better with friends! Invite them via email or social media. We can even talk about organizing teams. Many hands make light work.

Next filing deadline is tonight!

We’re right up against the clock on our next fundraising deadline and frankly, it looks like we’ll fall well short of our goal for the month. That will make it harder to hire the staff we need and reach voters ahead of the primary.

Primary? Yes, in Washington partisan offices have a primary regardless of whether or not there are more than two candidates on the ballot. If we don't do well on the August 7th ballot, it may be trouble in November. Ballots will go out in July so we don't have much more time to prepare.

If you’re able to help, this before midnight, it would make a huge difference. Click here for the contribution page.

Thank you for all your support. It means so much to me and I'll keep working hard to earn that trust.

Re-Elect Derek Young, Pierce County Council