End Gun Violence

Enough is enough when it comes to gun deaths across the United States, the time for moments of silence is over. “At the outset of his campaign, McDermott is taking aim at two issues — the 2010 Citizens United ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back virtually all limits on political spending, and the … READ MORE


Joe McDermott is a leader in Washington state for expanding and enhancing regional transit and our transportation infrastructure. 7th District residents live in one of the most congested metropolitan regions in the country. Joe will continue delivering results to reduce congestion and promote equitable development of transportation infrastructure that creates jobs, increases access to employment and … READ MORE


Housing prices continue to skyrocket in the central Puget Sound region. We must work together to solve this crisis so all families can afford to live, work and play in communities of their choosing. For the past 15 years, Joe has been fighting to ensure affordable housing is accessible to more families and communities that need … READ MORE

Climate Change and the Environment

Like no other candidate in this race, Joe McDermott has delivered on reducing carbon emissions and protecting our environment. Our planet is perilously close to a point of no return, we must take immediate action locally, nationally, and internationally to reduce carbon and gas emissions that are accelerating global warming and climate change. “Climate change … READ MORE

Public Health and Healthcare

Spending the past five years as Chair of the King County Board of Health, Joe McDermott knows the importance of investing in healthy families and communities. With women’s health and the right to choose under attack across the country, prescription drug costs continuing to rise and countless “votes” taken to overturn the Affordable Care Act, … READ MORE

Support Working Families

Joe has consistently led and delivered results in Washington state to ensure working families have economic opportunity. There is much more work to do in our country and Congress must step up to pass legislation to create an equitable economy across our country that lifts up all Americans. “Paid family leave gives new families a … READ MORE


Joe understands the power of public education to transform a child’s life, help adults retool for the new economy and generate an equitable economy. As the son of teachers, the husband of a community college instructor and former community college educator himself, Joe believes public schools are a core national value and the fact that … READ MORE