As a paralegal, I have fought to protect homeowners in our community from big banks. Now, I will take the fight to the state senate to protect our community against big party lobbyists. Instead of funding education, Republicans and Democrats hold our children hostage to partisan agendas. 

The people have spoken: Every child deserves a great education, and I will fight to empower parents and teachers to deliver the best education to every child in Washington State. It just makes sense for a senator to listen to the people. We don’t want a state income tax we voted down, and we don’t want sticker shock when we go to pay our car tabs because voters weren’t informed about the costs. 

I will protect your family from more surprise tax hikes. Our community should be welcoming and affordable for everyone, but regressive taxes hurt blue collar families. Let’s keep property and sales taxes reasonable and work together to prevent those in need from falling through the cracks.  As an independent voice, I will hold both parties accountable to serve you. I’ve fought for justice for homeowners in King County, and I will fight for you! 

Even if you do not live in King County, this is an important race for libertarians in Washington and around the nation.  We can lead by example right here in Washington.  We can show that united we CAN win. 

I have worked incredibly hard to become an increasingly viable candidate. My team has platforms, data, volunteers a compelling message of hope in a state that has been suffering from homelessness and hopelessness. 

We need leadership that understands and listens NOW! I pledge to you that I will be that sort of leader if you give me a chance. 

Thank you for your support.  Together we can BE the change!


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Nathaniel Deily endorsed

    “I support Michelle Darnell to be the first Libertarian elected to the WA State Senate because it's long past time to admit that the system is broken and we are desperately in need of new voices outside of the ethically bankrupt two-party duopoly.”

  • Starchild endorsed

    “As a sex worker, transhumanist, and member of the queer and poly communities, I feel that having more independent Libertarian voices like Michelle's will help ensure that people with non-conformist lifestyles like mine aren't discriminated against by government and subjected to disrespectful, one-size-fits-all policies.”

  • Suzanne Carey endorsed

    “I am a two-time U.S. Supreme Court winner, and I endorse this very fine woman for the Washington State Legislature.”

  • Bill Herman endorsed

    “I endorse Michelle Darnell for Washington State Senate because she supports both financial and social freedom. We need more people like Michelle in the Washington state senate!”

  • Arne Mortensen endorsed

    “Business as usual is killing our state; very little of what is done in Olympia makes sense if you are a taxpayer (aka the ATM machine for political ambitions). Michelle Darnell is a must change.”

  • Chris Moody endorsed

    “Michelle is a fantastic person and I'd be proud to have her represent the people of WA. I've seen her at work in the libertarian party of King County working to bring a diverse set of people together with a shared vision and working towards practical solutions. If you can unite libertarians, you can unite anyone! That is what our country and state need right now.”

  • Sidney Wambach endorsed

    “Michelle has proven to me time & time again that she's not only up-to-date on the latest political scenes but also is deeply passionate about helping the community. I can honestly say that I believe she will do great things once elected into the WA State Legislature.”

  • Alicia Dearn endorsed

    “Michelle is a hardworking voice for those who lack a voice -- homeowners being run over by big banks. She would bring that same passion and energy to be a voice for the citizens of Washington.”

October 12, 2017

Thank you for all of the support!!

Thank you for all of your support. We are nearly to our goal of $10k donation raised entirely online. We hope to raise $20,000 in total.

Thank you so very much. You ARE the change we wish to see. 

-Michelle 

October 3, 2017

Can you help me raise $1,000 by the end of the business day today?

We have been offered the opportunity to create another professional grade commercial to air the weeks the ballots are mailed.  The company has offered to give me an in-kind contribution of $500, if I can order quickly.

Here is the last one Ez-TV Spots created for me:

Time out on Tolls!!

Can you please make a contribution and help us raise $1,000 in one day??  Also, please make suggestions regarding the subject matter. I am thinking "Time out on Taxes" or Time out on Tabs."


Thanks so much!

September 22, 2017

Thank you all for your support!

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far.  I hope you have had a chance to follow the campaign events and are enjoying our newsletter. 

Last week I had the pleasure of debating my opponent at the League of Women voters Candidate forum.  As I suspected, she continued to tout support for increasing taxes in our state. She also would like to socialize housing in response to our current shortage of affordable housing.  Or as she says: organize a state bank to lend funds at discounted rates to cities so they could purchase properties and designate them to demographics of their choosing. Sellers would be excise tax exempt. Sounds like socialized housing to me. . . 

My opponent and I are very far apart. She thinks government can solve our problems while I feel government (and too big to fail corp that controls it for the most part) is in large part the CAUSE of our current problems, and we need to empower local communities and individual PEOPLE.  I will work to protect your wallets and protect your rights! That is why I am running. 

Taxes and onerous regulations are inhibiting our ability to address traffic, housing and education concerns. I aim to change that if elected. As the first Libertarian elected to the state legislature in a tied up Senate, I think I would be positioned well to get the job done. 

If you agree, might I ask you to dig deep and contribute one last time to this campaign! We are in the last hours of the race and I have some plans that require some additional funding. 

Also, please note our "Building Bridges for a Better Washington" event on the website. [michelle4washington.org] 

This will be held at the Columbia Tower Building, the tallest building in Seattle!  We have an evening of food and fun planned and this will be my last big fundraiser of the campaign, right in the heart of the 'socialist republic of Seattle.' 

So run, don't walk, to michelle4washington.org and help me get the job done!


BE the change,

Michelle

August 12, 2017

Help me fight the TOO BIG TO FAIL/JAIL Banks in our state

I just got word that my opponent just received $1,000 from the WaBank PAC. This is the banking lobby group that supports "too big to fail and too big to jail" banks in our state who have left families and communities dealing with the tragic consequences of their mis-deeds 2007- present.  Banks were bailed out and people were kicked out; over 600,000 families in our state and counting. I have people right now who are victims of his situation and if I told you their stories, they would make you cry. Tragic and unnecessary. 

This affects every single citizen of this state whether they lost a home or not as we deal with the devastation left behind. Empty homes rot in rural communities while the homeless spill out on to our streets in urban communities. 

Now, I  am a free market capitalist.  I believe in free enterprise and profit, but bailing out the banks and then allowing them to take people's homes, often after tricking people in to foreclosure, is not okay with me.  Irresponsible,lawless, and ruthless behavior should not be subsidized. Folks, I have seen it up close, the banks (not really banks at all) really have abused people. 

This is why, when I am elected I will sponsor a Homeowner bill of Rights and amendments to the Deed of Trust Act to help restore justice to the system and protect homeowners here on out.  Homeowners should not be left to shoulder the burden of Walls Street irresponsibility. And if there is another crash, they should be treated with honesty and respect. 

If you agree with me, please continue to support my campaign. We need to raise funds for the next phase of the campaign.  I am fighting a well funded machine and every dollar counts. 

Are you in with me??

BE the change,


Michelle 



August 2, 2017

WE MADE HISTORY!

I prevailed over my primary opponent in a third party crushing top two primary!

On to the general election! Thanks to your support, I managed to pull off a hard-fought top-two win against two major party candidates. With a fraction of the funds of my opponents, I proved that Washington voters in my district are looking for an independent voice to fight for them!

Imagine what we'll do with even more resources in the general election. Now is the time to support the REAL battle. Please donate what you can so we can continue to grow our community's voice over big partisan lobbyists.


This is an important race for L/libertarians everywhere. Time to flex our muscles!

July 21, 2017

Thank you for your support!! Can you help us reach our goal?

We hope to raise another $2,000 via our money by Monday. We have raised $575 so far. Can you please contribute and share this event to push us over the top!!

Our grass roots team is working very hard. This is the final push to the primary! (August 1st)  It is important that I finish this very strong, to parlay me to the general election.  GO here to help: Money bomb!

3 days left of the money bomb! We can do this!

FYI, we have raised over $6k  so far. This is $1,500 more than my last campaign at this pint! Well done!

July 17, 2017

Can you help us raise $1,900 for newspaper ads?

We have the opportunity to run a full page color ad in the Bellevue/Redmond and Kirkland Reporters. This ad will reach about 100k people in my district. The ad will run this Friday and will be professionally produced. 

We are getting a discount and have a deadline of tomorrow by noon to place the ad. This will be great exposure for the campaign and exposure for our anti income tax, smaller government, lower taxes, libertarian message. Time is of the essense. 

Please do what you can and share this request with your networks. 

We have already raised nearly $6,000 and will have placed 150 signs and have gained the attention of many organizations and people in my district. 

When I prevail in the primary this will be a big race. There is a lot at stake as our state senate is tied and our house is controlled by establishment democrats. The seat could be a tie breaker seat. I would not be surprised if we gained national exposure here.

I could not do this without all of the support I have been getting from individual contributors. Unlike my opponent who is endorsed and supported by lobby groups like Planned parenthood and the Washington Education Association, I rely entirely on grassroots support. 

I truly appreciate your help, and I and my team are doing everything we can to be worthy of your support. 

Please go here to donate: 
 michelle4washington.org

Can we raise $1,900 in less than 24 hours? I'll bet we can!

BE the change, 

Michelle Darnell
For Friends for Michelle Darnell

Update:( 4:53 pm PST ) We just received a $250 and $150 donation so we just need $1,500 to reach our goal!!

July 12, 2017

Ballots Dropped today!

Here in Washington we have mail in ballots.   People have until August 1st to mail them in.  They will generally vote heavily the first two weeks so we need to have a strong GOTV campaign.  

Thanks to all of you and my offline donors we have raised over $5,000 and were able to purchase our signs and doorhangers!!

Thank you all so very much!!

If I prevail in the primary (I have a primary opponent to beat) then we will host a Money bomb to get us started for the general. I will keep you all posted.

Thank you for your support!!

Please stay current with the campaign at Elect Michelle Darnell on Facebook or at michelle4washington.org. 


Thank you and 

BE the change!

MD



June 19, 2017

Can you help us raise $1,000 this week for signage for Independence Day Celebrations??

The Independence day is here very soon. 

We would like to order 100 signs this week, so we have them in time for parade season. 

We would also like to order another batch of rack cards to distribute as we march in 2 parades.  We have to order this week!!

Can you please  chip in here?

Thank you so much for your continued support!!

This campaign IS the firewall against a statewide income tax/capital gains tax!  So please help us out NOW!

BE the change!

Michelle

June 14, 2017

Please endorse me on my facebook page!!

Hello! 

The campaign is proceeding nicely. Thank you for all of the support!

If you could take just a few moments to endorse me on my facebook page, that would be great. It will reach a different audience. 

Go here: Elect Michelle Darnell also please share with your friends. 

Thank you!

June 9, 2017

KICK OFF TOMORROW!!! I can't wait!

I am not that special. 

The people who support me are.  They are working tirelessly to make this happen and for that I am so very honored and thankful. 

I just hope I am worthy enough of their support. This is what drives me to work harder and faster. I can not let up. They believe in me. 

I am also mindful of the many people who feel hopeless and forgotten in our community, struggling everyday just to get by.  I see them all around me. I hear their stories. I feel their pain. 

I hope that what I am doing not only provides them hope but also inspiration because if I can do this anyone can, truly. 

You just have to listen to that voice that is in fact, within each one us. The voice that reminds us of the power and unity that can be ours if we follow our passions, ignore the fear, and keep pressing on. The voice that reminds us to appreciate the beauty around us. The vice that reminds us that the greatest power on earth is love and we must learn to embrace our differences and respect one another.  Yeah, it sounds cliche', but I have learned that it is true. 

It is not always easy.  But it does seem like when things seems to be at their most challenging, something happens to give you that little bit of strength to keep going. 

Thank you again and to too can BE the change!

See you tomorrow! It will be a celebration!

For those who are supporting me but can not attend, I will be thinking of you too!

Michelle Darnell

June 7, 2017

YOU ALL ROCK!!!

Thank you all so much for the support. We have our first run of rack cards ordered.  We also have yard signs in the works and 2 banners coming. A button making party Friday. Doorbelling Saturday and Sunday and kick off on Saturday. 

I was mentioned in the local paper this week and was interviewed by the Seattle Times yesterday. 

We have a team of 20+ working behind the scenes. We are firing on all cylinders now. 

Please continue to share the campaign. I can not do this with out you and I pledge to work my hardest to continue to earn your support. 

We can and must do this!!

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed individuals to change the world. In fact it is the only thing that ever has."-Margaret Mead

BE the change,


Michelle

P.s see you Saturday! Go to michelle4washington.org for updates and information. 

May 25, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Dr Michael Breneman endorsed

  • Nathaniel Deily endorsed

    “I support Michelle Darnell to be the first Libertarian elected to the WA State Senate because it's long past time to admit that the system is broken and we are desperately in need of new voices outside of the ethically bankrupt two-party duopoly.”

  • Don Anthony endorsed

  • Starchild endorsed

    “As a sex worker, transhumanist, and member of the queer and poly communities, I feel that having more independent Libertarian voices like Michelle's will help ensure that people with non-conformist lifestyles like mine aren't discriminated against by government and subjected to disrespectful, one-size-fits-all policies.”

  • Bryan Simonson endorsed

  • Gabe Wishon endorsed

  • Gabe Wishon endorsed

  • DANIEL MAIERS endorsed

  • Eliyahu Neiman endorsed

  • Eliyahu Neiman endorsed

  • Ray Porter endorsed

  • Tee Jay endorsed

  • David Fries endorsed

  • Brian Shields endorsed

  • James Miller endorsed

  • Michael White endorsed

  • Suzanne Carey endorsed

    “I am a two-time U.S. Supreme Court winner, and I endorse this very fine woman for the Washington State Legislature.”

  • Charles Ely endorsed

  • Bill Herman endorsed

    “I endorse Michelle Darnell for Washington State Senate because she supports both financial and social freedom. We need more people like Michelle in the Washington state senate!”

  • Arne Mortensen endorsed

    “Business as usual is killing our state; very little of what is done in Olympia makes sense if you are a taxpayer (aka the ATM machine for political ambitions). Michelle Darnell is a must change.”

  • Adam Ferrari endorsed

  • Chris Moody endorsed

    “Michelle is a fantastic person and I'd be proud to have her represent the people of WA. I've seen her at work in the libertarian party of King County working to bring a diverse set of people together with a shared vision and working towards practical solutions. If you can unite libertarians, you can unite anyone! That is what our country and state need right now.”

  • James T Moon endorsed

  • Sidney Wambach endorsed

    “Michelle has proven to me time & time again that she's not only up-to-date on the latest political scenes but also is deeply passionate about helping the community. I can honestly say that I believe she will do great things once elected into the WA State Legislature.”

  • Alicia Dearn endorsed

    “Michelle is a hardworking voice for those who lack a voice -- homeowners being run over by big banks. She would bring that same passion and energy to be a voice for the citizens of Washington.”

  • Alex Williams endorsed

  • Michelle Darnell endorsed

  • Shari Newton endorsed

  • Toby Nixon endorsed

  • Mark Daviscourt endorsed