2016 Primary Voters' Guide
Congressional District 9 - U.S. Representative

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Jesse Wineberry
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience:  House of Representatives - Democratic Whip; House of Representatives - 43rd & 37th Districts; Democratic National Committeemember (DNC); Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) - 43rd & 37th Districts

Other Professional Experience:  Attorney, U.S. Supreme Court Bar; MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless; ABC News; U.S. Congress, Congressional Fellow - Washington, D.C. (1982); Film Producer

Education:  Queen Anne High (1973); University of Washington (B.A., 1977); Seattle University Law School (J.D, 1986); University of Ghana International Law School; Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Community Service:  Church Council of Greater Seattle - Director; Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) - Director; Emerald City Community Bank - Director; Goodwill Baptist Church - Trustee; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 

Statement: I'm Jesse Wineberry and I'm running for Congress because now more than ever, we need a progressive new voice for the "New 9th" Congressional District. The "New 9th" was created by law as Washington's only district in which the majority of the residents are people of color, giving us the opportunity to elect Washington's first Democrat of color to Congress.

The billionaire special interests have had their voice in Congress for the last 20 years. The "New 9th" deserves a progressive new voice who will fight for all of us. Thanks to Mrs. Josephine Stokes, my 2nd grade teacher who corrected a lisp in my speech in elementary school, I've been able to be a voice for the voiceless my entire live.

I'm an early Bernie Sanders caucus supporter, and the only candidate who brings to Congress a decade of proven leadership in the House of Representatives, where I sponsored hundreds of legislation for the elderly, environment, income equality, education, clean energy and equal rights for all.

In Congress, I'll speak out against the "War of Hate" being waged against Mexicans, Muslims, Asians and other minorities. I'll fight to raise the minimum wage; pass paid family-medical leave, enact equal pay for equal work for women; save Social Security, protect credit unions, create tuition-free college education, pass the Dream Act, enact Universal Health care, expand veterans' benefits and pass comprehensive immigration laws.

I'm proud to have the support of Ministers, Labor leaders, Democrats, Veterans, Republicans and Independents including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Samuel McKinney, Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell, Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince, Pastor Casey Treat and Sonya Freeman, wife of former State Representative Roger Freeman.

The "New 9th " deserves New representation. I ask for your Vote and I can't wait to be your Voice in Congress! 

(425) 301-9672