AGC/BUILD PAC General Election Guide

General election ballots hit the mail Oct. 19! Need help completing your ballot? Committees of AGC members and staff have put in scores of hours interviewing candidates for office searching for the most business- and construction-friendly candidates to recommend for funding by AGCs BUILD PAC (wit...
Posted on: 07/24/2012

Seattle-Area Primary Election Endorsements

by Jerry Dinndorf AGC Seattle District Manager Based upon recommendations provided by the AGC Seattle District Local Government Affairs Committee AGC’s BUILD PAC has made campaign contributions to candidates running in the 5th 11th 30th 36th 44th 45th and 48th Districts. Candidates recommended f...
Posted on: 07/10/2012

McKenna Event: Cle Elum

AGC Members Dr. Patricia Galloway and Dr. Kris Nielsen with Pegasus Global are hosting a fundraiser dinner for Rob McKenna on Sat. July 7 in Cle Elum. As you know we are only 5 months away from what will be a very important election for Washington State. This will be a great “central location” ...
Posted on: 06/28/2012

What Do the Election Results Mean for Construction?

Join AGC’s government affairs staff in a conference call to discuss the impact on construction of state and national elections. What are our new threats opportunities? Nov. 9 1:30–2:30 p.m. For call-in information email Michele Willms or call 360-352-5000.
Posted on: 11/02/2010

AGC Names Rep. Judy Clibborn Legislator of the Year

AGC of Washington has named State Representative Judy Clibborn (D-41 Mercer Island) as Legislator of the Year for 2010. Rep. Clibborn serving her 4th term in the House of Representatives chairs the House Transportation Committee. Her experience includes service as Executive Director of the Mercer...
Posted on: 08/10/2010

BUILD PAC Announces Election Endorsements

Builders United in Legislative Development Political Action Committee (BUILD PAC) announced endorsements for the August 17 State Legislative primaries. BUILD PAC is AGC of Washington’s affiliated political action committee. “BUILD PAC supports candidates who understand the importance of the con...
Posted on: 07/26/2010

AGC Names Sen. Holmquist Legislator of the Year

Sen. Janéa Holmquist (R-13 Ephrata) was named Legislator of the Year by AGC of Washington. Sen. Holmquist was presented the award on June 23 during the AGC Board of Trustees annual retreat. “Sen. Holmquist in her role as Ranking Republican Member of the Senate Labor Commerce & Consumer Prot...
Posted on: 07/06/2009

AGC Launches \We Are Ready\ Campaign

A message to members from AGC of America: On Dec. 11 AGC of America launched a new national effort to ensure that Congress and the President-elect understand the vital need for investing in infrastructure as part of the pending stimulus package. The centerpiece of this effort is frankly you. As ...
Posted on: 12/16/2008

Statewide Election Recap: Silver Lining?

  AGC Legislative Counsel Van Collins with Rep. Judy Warnick (R-13) and Rep.-Elect Bruce Dammeier (R-25) at BUILD PACs Nov. 10 Candidates Breakfast. Warnick and Dammeier won their races with the support of BUILD PAC. On Nov. 4 the nation experienced a blue tide that carri...
Posted on: 11/24/2008

Statewide Election Recap: Silver Lining?

Last Tuesday the nation experienced a blue wave that carried Democrats to the White House and to ever-larger margins in the U.S. House and Senate. But that wave seemed to ebb a bit as it reached Washington State. Despite big gains for Democrats nationally Republicans may end up picking up a sea...
Posted on: 11/11/2008

New President, New Congress, New Challenges and New Opportunities

The AGC of America reacted to the presidential and congressional election results with plans to continue its 90 year history of working in a bipartisan fashion to promote the needs of the nations construction industry. Among the issues likely to be in-play during the next Congressional session a...
Posted on: 11/10/2008

Rep. Dave Reichert Receives National Attention from AGC PAC

The tight race between Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8) and challenger Darcy Burner has been deemed a critical one by AGC of Americas political action committee. AGC PAC is going all out to support Reichert who has an 85 percent AGC vote record in the 110th Congress; 86 percent since first being ...
Posted on: 10/28/2008

November Ballot Measures

AGCs Board of Trustees endorsed the ballot measure (King County Charter Amendment 8) to make the offices of King County Executive King County Assessor and King County Council nonpartisan. That is the only ballot measure AGC took a position on. Other business or construction-related initiatives -...
Posted on: 10/14/2008

Rossi Catches Gregoire in Latest Polls

Maybe its a coincidence; maybe its the influence of the commercial construction industry - but a poll released shortly after the AGC hosted an event for Dino Rossi shows the gubernatorial candidate taking a slight lead. The latest Strategic Vision poll taken Sept. 14-16 shows former Sen. Rossi r...
Posted on: 09/30/2008

Palin and Biden: Getting to Know You

Sarah Palin. Maybe youve heard of her. The mayor-turned-governor-turned-political rock star has made quite the first impression on the country. AGC of Washington members several of whom do work in Alaska have been swapping Sarah stories. Anecdotes are one thing but another is getting a clearer...
Posted on: 09/16/2008

Bolster AGC Endorsement with Personal Commitment

By Steve Barger AGC President Earlier this year AGC conducted a comprehensive decision-making process to consider endorsement of a candidate for Governor. Leaders from our Government Affairs Council met with AGC members in each AGC District and a robust discussion was had by the AGC Board of T...
Posted on: 09/04/2008

You Are Invited: Fundraisers for Rossi, McKenna

AGC Government Affairs Chairman Gene Colin would like to invite his fellow AGC members to a fundraiser he is holding for Attorney General Rob McKenna at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday September 10 at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club. AG McKenna has been a friend to the construction industry dating back ...
Posted on: 08/20/2008

Election Central

As a member of the construction industry you understand that candidates elected this November will have a long-term impact on business and on the states economy as a whole. This page of our website is intended to help AGC members gain insight into candidates views and to keep up-to-date o...
Posted on: 08/13/2008

BUILD PAC 2008 Endorsements

BUILD PAC the political action committee for the commercial construction industry has endorsed the candidates below because they have indicated support for our issues and a willingness to listen to our concerns. BUILD PAC has made financial contributions to these candidates and encourages you to...
Posted on: 07/22/2008

Before Voting, Read Candidate Responses to AGC Questionnaire

Which legislative candidate said The solution to greenhouse gas is not to move our economy back to the 19th century; its to find ways to accommodate the impacts humans have on the environment without having to revert to Stone Age technology and lifestyle? Who said Index the gas tax to inflation?...
Posted on: 07/22/2008

August 19 Primary Election Will Use New Top 2 Rules

The primary election will be the first to use the Top 2 rule - the top two vote getters move on to the general election regardless of party affiliation. This applies to partisan races including State Legislature Governor and partisan county offices such as County Commissioner. For info click To...
Posted on: 07/22/2008

Compare McCain and Obama on AGC Legislative Priorities

AGC of America compares presidential candidates based on AGCs legislative priorities. View a side-by-side look at the candidates positions on taxes energy infrastructure immigration and more. Click AGC Presidential Comparison.
Posted on: 07/08/2008