Denny Heck for Lt. Governor

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  Denny Heck · [email protected]
September 16, 2023 at 5:40 PM

What exactly does a Lieutenant Governor do?

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – So, often people ask me: What exactly does a Lieutenant Governor actually do? Well, there are my constitutionally mandated duties – serving as President of the Senate and as Acting Governor whenever the Governor is out of state. Bu…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
September 7, 2023 at 4:29 PM

“So get one.”

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     The oldest of seven children, my dad was raised on a hardscrabble farm just outside Mitchell, South Dakota. Home to the 8th Wonder of the World, the Corn Palace. (In case you're wondering, it doesn't pop on sunny days. Maybe I know this b…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 29, 2023 at 5:06 PM

We all know the cause:

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – When my boys were young, I took them on occasional "Guys' Weekends." Sometimes that meant enjoying activities close to home, like camping on the Olympic Peninsula. Other times, it meant broader travel plans, like flying across the …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 8, 2023 at 5:00 PM

We hit the ground running

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – I often say that I was lucky to grow up in a union household. My parents' union contracts meant that while we weren't wealthy, our family was comfortable and we never had to worry about where our next meal was coming from. (Dad was…
  Bob Heck · [email protected]
July 29, 2023 at 4:09 PM

My dad’s birthday

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Hi John, Bob Heck here to let you know that today's my dad's birthday! I'm the tall one. Dad's given us very strict birthday instructions: No presents. Lots of family time. Maybe some cake. You can see my dad absolutely light up when he'…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 25, 2023 at 7:04 PM

The most important thing that ever happened to me in my life (with photos)

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     I want to tell you about the most important thing that ever happened to me, John. By the time I started high school, I was pretty good in school (well, eventually). I was the starting fullback on our high school football team. I was genera…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 12, 2023 at 9:32 PM

Here’s why I am dedicated to public service

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – My mother was an intrepid woman – one of the strongest people I've ever known, as well as one of the most resourceful and most resilient. So when my abusive biological father ran off, leaving her with no job and two kids, she knew …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 24, 2023 at 3:56 PM

I'm running!

Dear Friends:Governor Inslee has announced he is not running again. Several people immediately jumped into the race. Others are thinking about. There is lots of discussion about who the next Governor will be. And I am excited to reach out and let you know I would like to be LIEUTENANT Governor (aga…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 12:28 AM

Thank you, John.

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Thank you, John, for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your next Lt. Governor. I am grateful for the opportunity to return to the state Capitol to address issues such as the COVID pandemic and building a Washington economy that works for everyone. T…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 4:13 PM

These numbers are great! Let's do better.

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – So far, more than half of registered voters in Washington have cast their ballots, and by all accounts, the total is climbing steadily. That's great! But we've got to do better. The more people who participate in our elections, the stronger our…
  Kelty Pierce, Team Heck · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 12:32 AM

The Denny I Know

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Look, John: I get it. A campaign manager saying "you should really vote for my boss" doesn't necessarily pack a huge punch, endorsement-wise. But let me tell you why I'd be supporting Denny no matter what, and see if I can give you a sense of the Denny I …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 11:06 PM

The Super PACs can say whatever they want. No one's listening.

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Well, we've got our own October surprise, John. Outside dark money groups have shown up in Washington, and they're spending thousands to support my opponent and attack me. We built this true grassroots movement – that means people, not Super PACs – to ma…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 11:02 PM

I know these struggles. I know them all too well.

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Every family deserves someone on their side, John. Hard times are hard times. Families endure them, work through them, and are lifted up by their communities. I know these struggles. I know them all too well. I grew up with them, right here in Southwest …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Climate change is on the ballot. So am I. Let's go:

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John, Here's our three-step plan for stepping up the fight against climate change in Washington:   Run a proudly pro-science campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Be a candidate with a long record of environmental leadership. Win the sole endorsement of the…
  Rep. Maxine Waters · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 6:23 PM

My friend, Denny Heck

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Dear John, For almost thirty years, I have been fighting in the US Congress for justice, equality and inclusion in this country. In that time, we have won real improvements on reversing discrimination, protecting consumers and expanding opportunities for …
  Kelty Pierce, Team Heck · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Just why are SO many people with Denny? Glad you asked.

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John, More than 100 progressive organizations across Washington State have joined the movement to make Denny our next Lt. Governor! Those groups range from trade unions to local Democratic groups to teachers' groups. There's overwhelming consensus that D…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 9:15 PM

A new era in the Supreme Court

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – This weekend, I visited the Capitol to pay my last respects to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a personal hero, and an inspiration to anyone who believes in the fair application of the law and the fundamental dign…
  Kelty Pierce, Team Heck · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 3:13 PM

What Denny said to Okanogan County Dems:

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     Hi, John – This week, Denny sat down for a virtual chat with Okanogan County Commissioner candidate Katie Haven and Okanogan County Democrats to answer some listener questions and share a bit about his goals as lieutenant governor. Their conversation ran…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 4:04 PM

If you want a candidate who will fight for reproductive rights...

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John, When it comes to protecting Washingtonians reproductive rights, I'm always going to fight for access to inclusive, affordable, high-quality reproductive medical care In 2019? I was 100% with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice Ameri…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 11:31 PM

Ahead: Three opportunities

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – I recently sent you an email about the three crises Washington State is facing. But I've never been a doom-and-gloom public servant – and I sure don't plan to start now – so I want to also let you know about three big opportunities we've got as w…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Why I'm in this race, John

Denny Heck for Lt. Governor     John – When Washington legislative session starts back up in January, our state will be facing three crises: Crisis #1: COVID-19. Thanks to the Trump administration's continued (and inexplicably proud) mismanagement of the novel coronavirus, nearly 80,0…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Standing with Joe tonight

    This week, I have had an incredible honor and privilege: voting for Joe Biden to be our party’s nominee for President at the Democratic National Convention. When America elects Joe Biden as our next President, he will be stepping into an unprecedented economic and public health crisis. H…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 11:48 PM

Yesterday, I said: “We will win this battle.” Today, we did.

    Yesterday, I said: “We will win this battle.” Today, we did. I was proud to stand with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, King County Executive Dow Constantine and State Rep. Gael Tarleton in defense of the Postal Service – and every Washingtonian’s right to vote. President Trump might …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 12:50 AM

This is bigger than my campaign.

  In any election, there are some things that are more important than a campaign. I know you’re worried about the President’s incessant sabotage of the Postal Service leading up to the election this November. Frankly, I’m not just worried—I’m downright angry. President Trump’s sabotage of t…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 12, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Thank you again + Moving forward

  Friends, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for helping push us over the line into the general election. This could not have been possible without your support. Looking ahead, there is no doubt in my mind rebuilding the economy post-COVID will be the most pressing issue surrounding the ne…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Thank You

Thank you, friends!   We are so proud and excited by the overwhelming support we’ve seen from voters across Washington state.   Coming in first with over 28% of the vote in an 11 way race is deeply gratifying, and the results clearly show that as Washington recovers from a historic economic …
  Team Heck · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Final Countdown!

  Friends, This is it! Tomorrow is primary day. We are less than 36 hours out from the first ballot returns in the August Primary, and we are so excited!  On Friday morning we achieved a HUGE campaign milestone. We have received donations from over 1000 individual grassroots donors! Thank yo…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Happy National Vote by Mail Day!

  Friends, Today is a very exciting day. Not only are we just ONE WEEK away from the Primary election, July 28th is National Vote By Mail Day, and I hope you all celebrate by voting by mail today! I am deeply grateful for the United States Postal Service for their work to help make democracy …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 22, 2020 at 11:14 PM

FW: Annual Birthday Bash with Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Derek Kilmer!

Hi Friends, I wanted to make sure that you saw this note from Denny regarding his upcoming Birthday Party! I know I am very excited to have three great Democratic congressional leaders on one zoom call! Birthday Bash Supporting Denny Heck for Lieutenant Governor with Special Guests Congressman Ad…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 10:27 PM

Annual Birthday Bash with Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Derek Kilmer!

Friends, We are 22 days away from a crowded primary election, and I would love to see you before votes are cast. I want to personally invite you to my Annual Birthday Bash with special guests Representative Adam Schiff and Representative Derek Kilmer on Sunday, July 26 at 4:00 PM.   Birth…
  Team Heck · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Race to 1000!

Friends, Can you believe we are only a week away until ballots drop and 26 days until the primary election?! (But who’s counting?) We have earned so much support since we launched our campaign just a few short months ago, and we are so grateful. In particular, we are beyond proud to have donat…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Good News to Share!

    Thanks to your fantastic support, we are pleased to announce that we are the first campaign in the race for Lt. Governor to hit the airwaves! This means that we can share our message of bringing proven progressive leadership, fairness, and justice to Olympia with voters across Washington. …
  Team Heck · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 6:11 PM

Time is Running Out

Friends, Time is running out—we have 35 days until ballot boxes close on the August primary, and Democrat Denny Heck is facing off against a slate of dangerous Republican challengers the Trump administration would love to elect to public office. Why? Because Donald Trump knows that Democrat De…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month, friends!  This picture, hanging in my office, is one of my all-time favorites.  Each time I see it, I can’t help but think of how much progress we have made for the LGBTQ+ community since this parade back in 2012. Landmark decisions in state governments and the Supreme Cou…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Missing Baseball Season

Friends,  I don’t know about you, but a quintessential part of my summer is usually baseball season. My love of baseball is deep in my family, as my cousin, Steve Bedrosian, was the National League Cy Young award winner in 1987.  Steve’s son, Cam Bedrosian, currently plays for the Los Angele…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 24, 2020 at 12:02 AM

Father's Day

Happy late Father’s Day, friends! This weekend, I took some time away from the campaign and be with my family. We drove around the beautiful South Sound, went down to Burgerville (my favorite hometown burger joint), and reflected on some of my favorite moments in fatherhood.  I am proud to …
  Gov. Gary Locke · [email protected]
June 16, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Heck all the way

Hello friends,  Olympia needs a leader like Denny who has the experience to help lead us through tough times.  Through his time in the Washington State House of Representatives, as the founder of TVW, and a member of Congress, he has continually shown his tireless commitment to serve the peopl…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Congratulations, Kelty!

Friends,  I wanted to take a moment to congratulate and introduce you all to my campaign manager, Kelty Pierce.  Kelty is graduating from the University of Washington with her Bachelor of Arts this weekend. She has served as the student body President during her senior year, and I am looking…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Black Lives Matter

Last week I joined folks in Parkland to hold a vigil for a young Black man, Manuel Ellis, who was killed in Tacoma.  It is important we remember Manuel, and join our Black communities who are demanding justice by protesting in solidarity. We have a moral responsibility to act against these injus…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 26, 2020 at 1:01 AM

This is Bob

This is Bob. He was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. He served during the Tet Offensive in the area near the demilitarized zone. Within two years of coming home, he developed Hodgkin’s Disease, the most common manifestation of exposure to Agent Orange. He fought a…
  Team Heck · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Give a Heck About....COVID-19 Response Facebook Live Event

Friends,  We are so excited to announce our first of many Facebook live events! We are launching “Give a Heck About…”, an opportunity for us to connect with leaders across the state about issues the campaign is passionate about. Please join Denny and Seattle City Council Member Andrew Lewis th…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Endorsements Coming in Hot

Friends,  We are thrilled to share some MAJOR endorsements from unions and Legislative Districts Denny has received this weekend!  [ We are building a campaign that has support from folks all over Washington state and who believe Denny’s experience and progressive values prepare him for th…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Off to a Heck of a Strong Start!

Yesterday, we filed our first fundraising report to the PDC. And the filings show our campaign has earned donations from nearly 500 individuals across Washington state, more than any of the other Democrats in our race. This  showcases our deep grassroots support behind our campaign and we’re on…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
May 7, 2020 at 11:20 PM

Happy Mother's Day

    Dear Friends: My mom was one of 13 children raised on a hardscrabble farm in rural Texas. Others had it worse. Grandpa had some income as a rural postal letter carrier which he was for nearly 40 years. Mom married young. She had a son, my older brother, whom she would live to see die at …
  Bob Heck · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Thank a Teacher

    This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. And like many things right now, it'll look a bit different. I invite you to pause a moment and think of the teachers you know (some might just be stepping into this role for the first time). As we think about the teachers in our lives this week, I wa…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Looking ahead to a brighter future

      Thanks to the outstanding work of Governor Inslee and healthcare workers all around the state, and the sacrifices of Washingtonians of all sorts, the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic appears to have passed. Now is the time to stay vigilant but also to look to the future.  Of the many …
  Adam Schiff · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Why I’m endorsing Denny Heck

    Dear Friend, When my friend Denny Heck told me he had decided not to run for reelection in Congress, I was genuinely crestfallen. Denny is exactly the kind of public servant everyone would want as their representative, and he was universally respected for intelligence, effectiveness, and …
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 12:15 AM

100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

    Dear Friend:    The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting a woman’s right to vote. While this historic milestone ought to be celebrated, we still have work to do -- even 100 years later. Alice Paul said it best at its time of passage in …
  Jim McDermott · [email protected]
April 21, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Denny is the one for Lt. Gov

        Dear Friend:   I have known Denny Heck for more than 40 years.      I served in the legislature with him. I served in Congress with him.     We have been on the same side of issues – and there is no better ally. We have been on different sides – and there is no more honorable…
  Denny Heck · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

What Commitment Means to Me

    Friends,   Today marks one of the most important days of my life. In front of family and friends, my then-fiance Paula and I looked into each other’s eyes and said two small words that have had a bigger impact on our lives than we could have ever possibly imagined.    “I do.”     …