On Monday, a coalition of state lawmakers and local officials led by State Rep. Gael Tarleton sent a formal request to Secretary of State Kim Wyman that she join Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson in supporting Washington’s lawsuit against the Trump Administration and USPS.
Almost one week after AG Ferguson filed suit against the Trump Administration over its dismantling of the USPS, Secretary Wyman has refused to publicly support this lawsuit. While other Secretaries of State have stood with their state executives in support of holding the USPS accountable, Secretary Wyman has remained silent.
Rep. Tarleton previously called on Secretary Wyman to support legal action against the USPS at her press conference one week ago.
Since learning of warnings that the ballot delivery may be delivered this fall, Secretary Wyman has repeatedly claimed that there is no basis to worry and that she “remain[s] confident” in the postal service.
The official letter can be found at this link. The full list of legislators who have signed is below:
Gael Tarleton, State Representative
Andy Billig, State Senator
Reuven Carlyle, State Senator
Manka Dhingra, State Senator
David Frockt, State Senator
Sam Hunt, State Senator
Patty Kuderer, State Senator
Lisa Wellman, State Senator
Frank Chopp, State Representative
Zack Hudgins, State Representative
Laurie Jinkins, State Representative
Christine Kilduff, State Representative
Mari Leavitt, State Representative
Nicole Macri, State Representative
Gerry Pollet, State Representative
Tana Senn, State Representative
Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember and Former State Senator
Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember and Former State Representative