Leslie Harris, President, Seattle School Board*

Leslie Harris
I am ever so pleased to endorse Eric for School Board - he has the right combination of curiosity, analytic reasoning, parental experience, teamwork, and vision to be a great member of the team on behalf of our 52,000 students - we have mountains to climb and he’ll provide good pathfinding and course correction, if needed.

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Sarah Sense-Wilson, Chair, Urban Indian Education Alliance*

I stand in support of Eric Blumhagen because he stands up for Native students and Native programs
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Kay Smith-Blum, former President of Seattle School Board

Eric is a well informed community builder who will make thoughtful decisions on behalf of students and families based on his many years of activism in SPS. He is also a forward thinker and understands accountability. I wholeheartedly endorse his run for school board.

Sharon Peaslee, former President, Seattle School Board*

I endorse Eric for Seattle School Board because he is a parent of Seattle students who has proven his dedication and commitment to our schools. He has volunteered in the classroom, advocated for community involvement in critical decisions, and pushed for the funding we need to provide high quality education for all students. Eric understands what we need to do to continue to improve our schools. He has what it takes to be a motivated and effective School Board Director.

Eden Mack, Director, Seattle School Board*; Co-Founder of Washington's Paramount Duty

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Rick Burke, Director, Seattle School Board*

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Scott Pinkham, Director, Seattle School Board*

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Ryan Calkins, Seattle Port Commissioner*

Sue Peters, former President, Seattle School Board*

Ethan Bradford

Ezra Bradford

Kelly Bradford

Dianne Casper, Seattle Public Schools parent

Charles Costanzo

Kenny Down

Dave Gering, Manufacturing Industrial Council

Jennifer Gray, former chair of Nathan Hale High School PTA* and Nathan Hale Community Organization*

Carolyn Hostetler, Seattle Public School parent and staff

Wendy van Koevering, Seattle Public Schools parent

Chris Philips

Anthony Salazar, Seattle Public Schools parent

Dr. Ilene Schwartz, Professor, UW College of Education*

Dr. Carol Simmons

Dr. Jim Simmons

Mary Smith, School Secretary at Ingraham High School*

Dave Westberg, retired, 40-year SPS employee*

Melissa Westbrook, Editor/moderator at Seattle Schools Community Forum blog

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36th Legislative District Democrats
sole endorsement


32nd Legislative District Democrats
sole endorsement

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43rd Legislative District Democrats
sole endorsement

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46th Legislative District Democrats
sole endorsement


King County Democrats
sole endorsement

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King County Young Democrats
sole endorsement

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Laborers Local 242

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Operating Engineers Local 609

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Kathleen Smith, parent and education champion

“Eric has been very involved in Seattle Public Schools for 12 years. He has been involved at both school and district levels. Eric was our PTA’s legislative liaison and I found him to be very knowledgeable. I am confident that Eric has a very good understanding about the issues and challenges that face our district and education system. I can personally vouch for Eric’s character. He is honest, analytical, and works well with others.”

Peter Philips

“Eric appreciates the importance of basic vocational training to our secondary school curricula. Vocational training serves to ensure students with a propensity to work with their hands are exposed to those opportunities, and it helps all students better understand the physical world, and the diversity and value of skills sets needed to ensure a healthy civic and economic society.”

Margaret Certain, Former President,
Friends of Ingraham High School

Having worked closely with Eric on the Friends of Ingraham Board, I can attest to his passion for Seattle Public Schools, his ability to work with people of varying backgrounds, and his detailed knowledge of the current issues facing our district.”

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