DNC Chair Tom Perez on Primary Election Results in Washington State Senate Special Election

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Democrat Manka Dhingra advanced to the general election in Washington’s 45th Legislative District against Republican Jinyoung Englund:

“Congratulations to Manka Dhingra for her victory tonight in Washington’s 45th Legislative District. As a prosecutor, advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and longtime resident of the district, Manka is the only candidate in the race who will use her experience to stand up for the most vulnerable and help build a brighter future for Washington’s working families. Republican candidate Jinyoung Englund has spent this campaign flip flopping on issues critical to Eastside families, all while standing with Donald Trump, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and right-wing extremists who were ready take health care away from millions of Americans and allow insurers to discriminate against women, older Americans, and those with pre-existing conditions.”

“With so much at stake for working families, the Democratic National Committee will continue to invest and organize in Washington’s 45th legislative district so we can send Manka Dhingra to Olympia this November.”