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Progressive Party of Washington State

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Progressive Party of Washington State
Headquarters2445 NW 57th st. #503 Seattle, WA 98107
Democratic socialism
Social democracy
International affiliationNone
ColorsRed, Blue
Political positionLeft-wing

The Progressive Party of Washington State is a minor political party in the U.S. state of Washington.


It is one of a small number of progressive parties that have existed in several American states such as Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Vermont. It was formed in 2003 and has been described as considering itself to be a revival of the original "Bull Moose" Progressive Party of 1912[2], as well as a continuation of the most recent national Progressive Party.


Like other progressive parties, it does not field presidential candidates, but seeks to influence and bring up issues at the local and state office level and, like the Green Party, it believes that Government should be run by people and not by corporations, so does not accept contributions from corporations or large donors.[3]

It was co-founded and chaired (as at 2016) by Linde Knighton,[4] who previously held the office of Deputy Chair of Washington State Green Party before leaving to form the Progressive Party with Larry Pratt, who later left the party. The Party is officially registered with the Washington State Secretary of State since its founding, and can be found on the State Secretary of State's list of non-profit PACs or non-profit corporations[5]. The party name is also trademarked.[6] In 2006 she was its candidate for the state house seat from Seattle's 36th District.[3] Other Progressive Party candidates running as Progressives include Tyler Vega, who ran in 2019 for congress. He is listed in Ballotopedia as a candidate for that year. [7]. As of 2019 The Washington Progressive Party is in coalition with the Berniecrat coalition of Washington.


Among its environmental policies are support for conservation, the development of alternative energy sources and fuels, small businesses and small farms, as well as a respect for the earth.[2] The party also holds the following positions and policies:[8]

  • Equality in well-being
  • Police Reform
  • Bill of Rights emphasis
  • Equality in education
  • Children’s rights
  • Native American Rights
  • Respect for and enforcement of UN principles-Fair Trade
  • Women’s Rights
  • Election Reform/Campaign Finance Reform
  • Ecology, respect for and conservation of the earth and its living systems
  • Economic Well-being.
  • Medicare for All Ages

See also[edit]

  • Oregon Progressive Party
  • Vermont Progressive Party
  • Ballot access
  • Politics of Washington (state)
  • Progressive Party (United States, 1912)

External links[edit]


  1. https://ccfs.sos.wa.gov/#/BusinessSearch/BusinessInformation
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robbins, Paul, ed. (27 August 2007). Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (5 vols). University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA: Sage Publications. p. 1449. ISBN 9781412927611. Retrieved 14 December 2016. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rook, Anne-Marije (10 October 2011). "In the Spotlight: Voting outside the box". Ballard News Tribune. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  4. "Officers". Progressive Party of Washington State. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. https://ccfs.sos.wa.gov/#/BusinessSearch/BusinessInformation
  6. Secretary of State's list of non-profit PACS or Corporations.Washington state Sec of state's trademark list
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Ballotopedia
  8. Staff. "Washington Progressive Party Platform". Washington Progressive Party. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

Tyler Miles Vega Ballotopedia https://ballotpedia.org/Tyler_Myles_Vega


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