DNC Congratulates Manka Dhingra on Resounding Victory in Washington’s 45th State Senate District

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Manka Dhingra’s victory in Washington’s 45th State Senate District, successfully flipping control of the State Senate to the Democrats:

“Congratulations to Manka Dhingra on her resounding victory in the Washington 45th state senate race, which successfully flipped control of the Washington State Senate to the Democrats. Washingtonians handily rejected Jinyoung Lee Englund’s divisive policies that would take health care away from millions of Americans and allow insurers to discriminate against women, older Americans, and those with pre-existing conditions. As a prosecutor, advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and longtime resident of the district, Manka will use her experience to stand up for the most vulnerable and help build a brighter future for Washington’s working families. The DNC is proud to have invested in the Washington Democratic Party to support strong progressive advocates for working families like Manka Dhingra. In 2017, 2018, and beyond, we will keep fighting to stop the extreme agenda of Dino Rossi, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and the Republican Party, and we will continue electing Democrats up and down the ballot in Washington.”