“Helen is the experienced leader we need to represent the needs of the 10th District. She has a strong track record of getting results working across the spectrum of politics and interests.” – Kathleen and Jeff Landel

 

“Clear headed leadership that we need at this time.”  Rob Johnson, Stanwood City Councilmember

 

“It was a privilege to work with Helen Price Johnson on the Island Transit Board, as we successfully solved some challenging financial issues in the past. She has worked hard to maintain proper financial controls for this vital community transport service, and current results are outstanding. This is so typical of Helen’s efforts. It is an honor to support someone with such talents for the 10th LD Senate seat.”  James Sundberg

 

“Helen combines all of the qualities needed for our State Senate: a cool head, the willingness to listen to all sides, and the ability to find consensus. She gets things done.” – Larry Behrendt
“I have known and admired Helen my whole life. I am not someone important….I don’t hold a title…but I have led hundreds of people. I think I know who and who isn’t a worthy leader. Helen is. She is smart, compassionate and pragmatic. She doesn’t work off a hidden agenda. Her moral fiber is as strong as is her Island roots. There is no better choice for our State Senate.”  Noel DeChambeau

 

“Helen Johnson is an out of the box solution based thinker. Proven many times over by her multiple non-partisan solutions not only for Helens constituents but with state wide benefits. Helen is a tried and true proven leader willing to look and hear all sides of your needs to find the best solutions that may be available.  Helen deserves your support for all our futures.”  Blair Brady, Retired Wahkiakum County Commissioner

 

“Helen grew up in our community and understands the needs and goals of our region. She has been a steady advocate for the voices of all of her constituents as a County Commissioner. Helen will be excellent as our senator in the 10th LD!”  – Kelly Keilwitz

 

“Helen has been the voice of reason, the ear to listen and the heart to lead effectively in Island County.”  Joanne Roomes

 

“I have known Helen for thirty years. We have worshipped together, worked together at South Whidbey School District as board member and district employee, and she was my son’s Sunday School teacher during his middle and high school years. I have the utmost respect for her and trust her judgement without reservation. I so appreciate her public service and can’t wait for her to represent me in the Washington State Legislature.” – Dayle Gray

 

“Helen understands the needs of families. She’s volunteered for local schools. She boldly supports the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s got my vote.”    Amanda Fisher

 

“She gets it done for the community.”  Craig Dill

 

“Helen Price-Johnson has represented the residents of Island County with respect and compassion. Her professionalism and well thought out methods of leading are inspirational. I look forward to working with Helen in the future, and can’t wait to see what she can do for us at the State level!”  Christopher Reed

 

“Helen listens and responds appropriately.  The consummate professional.”  Donna Hood

 

“Helen has done a great job as Island County Commissioner. We strongly support her for the State Senate.”   Carolyn and Rich Tamler

 

“I’ve known and respected Helen since her first successful campaign for Island County Commissioner. She genuinely cares about her constituents, and will make an excellent representative in Olympia.”  Hal Seligson

 

“I look forward to being represented by a Senator who listens to the public … who will speak out for human rights, environmental and climate sustainability, and equitable education for the children of Washington State.”  Doris Brevoort

 

“Helen has been a thoughtful and responsive commissioner and will be a wonderful representative for us in the Senate in Olympia.”  Karen Vanderbilt

 

“Since Helen first came to office as County Commissioner she has been available and supportive of my concerns as a business owner, a farmer, and in the efforts to support landowners through various ways that help people manage their land better. She is conscientious, thinks things over, and listens to citizens. While she is mindful of economic needs, she doesn’t sacrifice the common good to achieve them.  It is easy to say YES to supporting her campaign for State Senate.  She’ll be a positive presence in Olympia.”    Sarah Richards

 

“Helen has been a community leader in Island County for years. I am proud to support her!”  John Stone

 

“I am excited for Helen to bring her commitment and experience to the State Legislature!”   State Representative June Robinson

 

“Helen is a good listener who makes common sense decisions.”  John Shepard MD

 

“I’m impressed with Helen’s honesty, her priorities and work ethic.”  Kay Parsons, Executive Director, Island Arts Council

 

“Helen has been a godsend for counties and local government. She brings intelligence, compassion, and determination to her advocacy on behalf of her constituents. The 10th LD would be well served to have Helen represent them in Olympia because we need leadership that understands and appreciates the costs and impacts of state policy on a practical level. Helen is the person for the job!”  Rob Gelder, Kitsap County Commissioner

 

“From her early days as a school board member to her current position be as County Commissioner, she is the best model of honesty, integrity, transparency, and fairness of any politician I’ve interacted with. She’s never forgotten where she came from or who she serves.”  Jan McNeely

 

“The Whidbey Homeless Coalition was founded in 2015 in order to serve families with children, and vulnerable adults who are without housing here in our island community. Helen has supported our mission from the beginning. She is also an ardent supporter of affordable housing here on Whidbey.”  Judy Thorslund, Founder, Whidbey Homeless Coalition

 

“Her sensitivity, understanding, judgment and concern are outstanding.”  Jim Riley, Director, Cascadia Institute

 

“I was superintendent of South Whidbey Schools while Helen was school board president. Her compass was always pointed North. She worked endlessly in support of the school district. Along with the rest of the staff, we could always count Helen to be there for us under any and all situations, good and bad. She would call me to discuss any possible bumps in the road informing me always.  I counted on her every day as she was totally committed to the schools and all of its students.  She followed up on all instances.  We all counted on her for support, which was endless.  With her County Commissioner experience, without question I strongly support her candidacy for the position of State Senator.”  Robert T. Brown, Former Superintendent, South Whidbey Schools

 

“As County Commissioner Helen has demonstrated collaborative leadership on the state and regional levels that we need in Olympia. She is great to work with.”  David Sullivan, Jefferson County Commissioner

 

“Helen epitomizes what “civility” means.”   Babette Thompson

 

“Having grown up in Rural Washington and Lewis County, I value community-minded individuals such as Helen stepping up to serve in public office. Helen will continue to serve and represent her community well in this new capacity.”   State Representative Cindy Ryu

 

“I’ve been a resident of Island County since 2003. More important, I have been a member of this community in many different aspects. I’ve served on several different Board of Directors, and I have seen Helen’s problem solving abilities first hand. She is impressive. She brings intelligence, experience, and true concern for people to her office. I cannot endorse Helen Price Johnson for State Senator more enthusiastically. Honesty, integrity, and clarity are just three things you can depend on in Helen. She certainly is the right choice.”  Barbara Libby

 

“Helen has led Island County with integrity for the past 10 years. She is the epitome, based on my expectations, of an elected official. I support her in running for our State Senate.”  Cathy Dalmeida

 

“Her record speaks for itself. She will do us proud!   Carolyn (Jill) Johnson
“I have always appreciated Helen’s availability and willingness to listen to my concerns related to County and community issues. She is measured and balanced in her role as commissioner and works positively toward resolutions.”  Jan Pickard

 

“Helen was my mentor as a county commissioner. She is thoughtful, focused and works well with all sectors. Being a business woman, she understands that a strong local economy is the backbone of community. Her ability to speak out on issues that impact the health of the people she represents is recognized at all levels of government. Helen will continue to serve the county by ensuring state legislative policies and regulations are partnered with the resources for their intended effectiveness.”  Kathleen Kler, Former Jefferson County Commissioner

 

“Hard working, honest home-town girl who has the best interest of her community always in the forefront.”  Ken and Marye Kieling

 

“I’ve known Helen Price Johnson for 10 years–both socially and professionally and have consistently been impressed with her. I know Helen to be rational, understanding, empathetic, business oriented and a leader in the problem solving realm. I am enthusiastic about supporting Helen’s campaign for the Washington State Senate. Helen’s seat in the state legislature is very good for all of us!”  Joseph Mosolino, business owner

 

“Sensibility and trust are the words that always come to mind when describing Helen.”  Jeff White

 

Dependable, professional, conscientious in all approaches to improving our lives and mutual support structures. Besides, what a lovely, personable, and caring friend.”   Lillian Baer

 

“Helen Price Johnson has the experience, character and work ethic to represent us well in the State Senate.”   Deborah Wright

 

“I know Helen will give 110% to whatever she does. And right now we really need that 110% to change all that needs to be changed. No matter who the Republicans put up against Helen, she will do a much better job at serving our community because she has been a huge part of making positive changes in our community for many years.”   Kathy Malcolm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Friends --

I have called Senator Muzzall to congratulate him on a successful campaign for state Senate. While there are a small number of votes left to count, they will not change the end result in my race. I am very proud of how much we achieved - winning Island and Skagit Counties, but we just couldn't overcome the opposition in Snohomish County.

Thank you to the tens of thousands of voters in Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties who cast their votes for me and a big thank you to the volunteers and donors who gave countless hours, and their hard earned money to our effort. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for all that you have done to help our campaign. And, I wanted to say a big thank you to my family, who has loved and supported me over my years of public service.

While our campaign is ending, our work to improve the lives of rural communities has just begun. I will stay active and involved, and will continue to speak out on issues that affect our islands and rural Washington - healthcare, education, jobs, economic development, housing and so many more.

Yours in service,
-Helen
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Not what we wanted to hear. Congratulations on running such an open ethical and positive campaign! BJ and I are proud to have been supporters. Interested to see what you do next!

I am so sad, Helen, because you would have been the most awesome Senator ever! But evidently the universe has another plan for you. 💕 Thank you for putting yourself out there in this tough race. You ran with positivity and integrity and we couldn’t be more proud of you!

Thank you for running, sis! You knew campaigning in a swing district was going to be challenging, and you were an excellent candidate! Your experience as a businessperson, a community volunteer, and an effective county commissioner would have served your neighbors well: you would have been a great state senator. Still, I know you and your husband will continue to improve our community in ways you haven't yet thought of. (You can't help yourselves!❤️)

I believe Helen's solid margin in Island County where they know her best says a lot about how much people recognize Helen's ability and all the great things she has done for the community. Such a privilege to be related to you Helen

Helen, it was such an honor to play even a small part in your campaign. Your gift is bringing people together for the greater good. I hope you'll take a well-deserved break before moving on to the next challenge. When the time comes, just put out the word and you'll have a vertitable army at your side.

It was a pleasure to phone bank for you!

Thank you for running for State Senate! My heart is broken because we so needed your leadership! Thank you for your graciousness. Promise us you will make another run!!!

Sitting here feeling very sad. And. I am on board for whatever you run for next..

NO, I called every one I knew. This is not good at all. We need you.

You are a class act and a true public servant, Helen! Thank you.

You are a class act, Helen. I have so much respect for you, and look forward to whatever you do next. 💕

Thank you Helen- to say I’m utterly devastated with this outcome would be an understatement. You are a beacon of what is good in our community and I know you will continue to help others in our community who need a voice. Thank you!

Thanks so much Helen. I’m truly sorry you were not elected. I consider you one of the great champions of Island County!

Thank you Helen, hopefully we will see you representing us sometime in the future.

Thank you Helen- especially for your integrity- running such a positive campaign. Those who know you love you and appreciate all you have done and will do in the future. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you for running for office Hellen, we really appreciate you putting yourself out there, and running a fantastic race. While we are saddened to hear the totals at this point, We’re confident this isn’t the end of the line, just the end of this particular race. Thank you again.

Helen, this is very sad. Thank you for your positive campaign. The hate mail against you was deplorable. You are a fine woman, and would have been a terrific state senator. Thank you for all you do for our island community.

I'm so sad about this loss! I hope you run again!

Thank you so much for everything, Helen. You are a dedicated advocate for all of us in Island County and in the state. Sending much appreciation and love.

Thank you for this great effort, Helen. I'm so sorry you didn't prevail.

I’m so sorry. The R’s seem to get more despicable every year.

Sad. Was so hopeful on election night. Best wishes. You are a good woman! Thank you much for running.

You did your best, Helen. I hope Senator Muzzall learns to listen. That has not been my experience so far. One of the reasons I strongly supported you was that you listed to your constituents - all of them.

Dear Helen, we are so very proud of you!! Your persistent hard work & determination to make our world a better place is much appreciated!! Big hugs to you wonderful friend!

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Friends,

While my team and I have been celebrating the heartening, historic win for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we have also been closely monitoring the results of our own race.

It is unfortunate, but I am currently behind in my race for State Senate. We will have more finalized results in the coming days, but in the meantime, I want all of you to know how appreciative I am to have your support. The reason I have the strength to patiently await results each night is because I am surrounded by such love in my life.

I am eternally grateful to everyone who voted and showed their support this past year. We have so much to be proud of together no matter the result.

-Helen
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We will apply all that patience we’ve been practicing on the national level to the 10th LD! 🤞🏼

You are amazing Helen!

You will always have our support and whatever you do

I am rooting for you! We need you in the State Senate! 💜

We’re rooting for you! :-)

Rooting for you!!!!! You will always be contributing mightily to your Island and your constituents. Whatever happens, I’m not concerned one bit. Although I definitely want YOU as Senator!

Sending support and appreciation to you Helen Price Johnson! We are all in with you and warming you with faith, hope and goodness -and more votes as they continue to get counted in the 10th!

Ohhh I will be holding my breath for the best outcome with you winning this race.

Pulling for you!!!

You are amazing Helen Price Johnson! We love and support you!!! If not now, I'm counting on you for a return. We need your leadership!

Pulling for you!

Helen, we are watching and waiting and being hopeful!

Keep the faith!!! I still believe!

Good luck, you have many rooting for you.

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