Carolyn Long is running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. She won her primary on August 7, and she will face incumbent Republican woman Jaime Huerra Beutler in the November election.
Background and Achievements
Carolyn, a Washington state native, grew up knowing that to achieve your goals, you need to work hard. In order to attend college, Carolyn worked at a grocery store. Following her college graduation, Carolyn became a professor at Washington State University at Vancouver, where she still works. Carolyn is an accomplished tenured professor: she is a Fulbright Scholar, has won numerous political science and public policy awards, and written two books regarding Constitutional Law. Carolyn knows politics and will be an excellent member of the House of Representatives.
Positions on Key Issues
- Supporter of the Affordable Care Act and a public option for healthcare
- Strong supporter of public education
- Supporter of legalized marijuana
- Strong supporter of climate change
- Strong supporter of Unions
Prospects & Opponents
In Washington primaries, the two candidates who receive the most votes move onto the general election regardless of party. Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler won the primary with 41.6% of the vote (as of August 9). Carolyn Long got second with 35.9% of the vote. However, Carolyn’s Democratic opponents received another 13.7% of the vote, which should help Carolyn in the general election. Jaime is very popular but is also incredibly conservative. If Carolyn continues to fundraise, she can win, but the district is rated likely Republican.
- Feminist Majority
- EMILY's List
- OneAmerica Votes
- Washington State Teamsters
- Alliance for Gun Responsibility
- National Women's Political Caucus
- American Federation of Teachers - Washington