Jenn Goulet, a Democrat from Pasco, Washington announced that she decided to run for a seat currently held by a Republican Mark Schoesler. Goulet, the domestic violence survivors advocate, the president of a non-profit organization Tri-City Freethinkers that unites the local religion-free community, and Planned Parenthood board member, challenged Rep. Mary Dye in 2016 and 2018.
According to Goulet’s Facebook statement, she wasn’t planning to run this year but changed her mind after realizing that al 9th Legislative District legislators were unchallenged. She also mentioned decisions of Schoesler’s that had done a great disservice for domestic assault victims.
“Here’s the latest thing Schoesler did that made me decide to step back into the political arena to take him on. This couldn’t be left alone. Not on my watch,” wrote Goulet before listing the blocking of the extension of an emergency proclamation regarding protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.