The Journal of the San Juan Islands

Vote Ramel in primary | Letter

San Juan Journal

July 23, 2018 - Primary ballots have been mailed and I encourage you to join me in voting for Alex Ramel for State Representative.

I have known Alex for 20 years and he is genuinely one of the most intelligent and capable people I have ever had the privilege of working with.


Cascadia Weekly

A Moment of Generations: Four Democrats seek election in the Skagit

Cascadia Weekly

July 18, 2018 – “Voters aren’t going to lose in this race, no matter what happens,” Alex Ramel admitted of his race to replace Representative Kris Lytton in the 40th District. “It doesn’t necessarily help my own campaign to say that—and there really are great differences between the candidates—but all the Democrats I am running against are excellent people.”

It’s a statement that aptly sums up the essence of this race—out of a constellation of guiding lights, which star do you send to represent us in Olympia? 


Cascadia Weekly

Working for the community

Cascadia Weekly

July 18, 2018 – Our community needs leaders who are committed to the common good, where everyone benefits. Alex Ramel, who is running for the 40th District representative, has demonstrated his effectiveness as a team builder who gets things done...

Cascadia Weekly

Support Alex Ramel

Cascadia Weekly

July 18, 2018 – I am writing to wholeheartedly share my excitement about Alex Ramel’s candidacy for State Representative in Washington’s 40th District. Alex is a true progressive who has devoted his life and work to protecting natural resources while promoting a high quality of life for all people in our community...

Go Anacortes

Six vying for 40th House seat in Aug. primary

July 18, 2018 - Six candidates hailing from Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan counties are vying for a state House seat in the 40th Legislative District that has been held by a Democrat from Anacortes since 2011....


Letter: Ramel for 40th district

July 14, 2018 – I wholeheartedly support Alex Ramel for our state’s 40th Legislative District. As a retired teacher from Mount Vernon schools, I look for candidates who will be reliable, inspiring role models.

Alex is thoughtful, ethical and exceptionally capable. He will work hard to fully fund education and places a priority on his own responsibilities as a father.


San Juan Islander

Fleming: Supports Alex Ramel for 40th District State Rep

San Juan Islander

Alex Ramel would be a fantastic representative for the 40th district in Washington. He is a progressive democrat who will champion climate action, affordable housing, healthcare for all, fully funded schools, equal pay for women, and gun violence prevention. Alex is also a listener and strong collaborate leader. I have never been this inspired by a political candidate. I highly endorse and trust him...

Cascadia News Now

In-depth Candidate Conversations: Alex Ramel

Cascadia News Now

June 25, 2018 - 40th Legislative District Candidate Alex Ramel is running to replace Representative Kris Lytton. Hear his priorities for the district.


Ramel an ideal candidate

April 5, 2018 -  I am excited that my friend Alex Ramel has announced his candidacy for the seat in the state Legislature held by the retiring Kristine Lytton.

I met Alex several years ago when he began working as a community organizer to promote positive changes in Skagit County, and my trust and respect for him have grown with time. Alex is a conscientious advocate, a hard worker and a loyal friend.

Alex spent six years working to make homes more affordable...


Clean energy organizer to run for 40th district House seat

March 28, 2018 - Bellingham resident Alex Ramel announced his candidacy Saturday for a state House of Representatives seat representing the 40th Legislative District.

The seat is currently held by Rep. Kristine Lytton, who is not running for re-election.

Ramel, who describes himself as a clean energy organizer, said in a news release he has a history of working with small businesses and governments...

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All Thumbs on the Scale

Cascadia Weekly

March 28, 2018 - As for the robust, complex and fractious, Whatcom Democrats at their general meeting this month struggled to come to terms with how they will handle the super-abundance of challenges and challengers that are already lining up to face off in an August primary. Do they endorse? Do they not endorse?

The problem is well framed and illustrated in the left-leaning 40th Legislative District.

Representative Kris Lytton will not seek reelection, having successfully championed the effort to fully fund public education, the signature issue on which she originally campaigned. Her open seat has already drawn two Democratic challengers from Bellingham—Whatcom County Council chair and business owner Rud Browne, and clean energy policy analyst and activist Alex Ramel... 


Clean energy organizer to run for 40th district House seat

March 28, 2018 - Alex Ramel, a clean energy organizer from Bellingham, has announced his candidacy for the 40th Legislative District House seat in the state Legislature.

The seat is being vacated by state Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes, who has held it since 2010.

Ramel, director of a nonprofit in Bellingham, said in a press release he has experience building coalitions between groups and working with small businesses to promote energy efficiency.


Bellingham man announces 40th District House seat candidacy

March 28, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, Wash. – a Bellingham man has announced he intends to run for the 40th district house seat being vacated by Democrat Kristine Lytton.

Alex Ramel in a news release says he plans to run on a clean energy platform.

The 40th District extends from south Bellingham to north Mount Vernon, and west to Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.

The primary election will be held on August 7 and the general election will be November 6th.