Maria Gluesenkamp Perez

Office Seeking: US House (WA-03)

Primary: March 12th, 2024

General: November 5th, 2024


Provided Biography:

Marie’s great great grandpa Bert Gilmore helped build the Washington State Capitol building as the quarry foreman and her grandmother Carol Gilmore was born in a logging camp in Sappho, Washington. Her own parents met at Western Washington University after her father immigrated from Mexico.

Marie graduated from Reed College and owns an independent auto-repair shop with her husband Dean that has grown to 6-bays wide. They were able to purchase their building with the support of a loan from the SBA in 2018 and are proud to provide living wage jobs to their employees.

Marie and Dean face increasing healthcare costs for their family. While they pay $500 a month for health insurance for their infant son, like so many Washingtonians, they simply can’t afford an additional $1,200 to cover themselves. And like so many families today, they struggle with finding quality affordable childcare – so their son goes to the auto shop with them everyday. In short, Marie is exactly the kind of working class Washingtonian that has been left behind in this economy and frankly ignored by the political extremes in our Nation’s Capital – and that’s exactly why she’s running for Congress in Washington State’s Third Congressional District.


Local community members:

Patrick Campbell, Bill Carslay, Matt Case, Richard Dreier, Loren Etengoff, James Fenstermaker, Marta Franklin, Gregory & Michelle Goodwin, Greg Hatton, Stephen Houson, Tyler Hughes, Brett Hunsaker, Dale & Kathy Jessup, Tricia Judkins, Dennis Megrditchian, Jay Miller, Rebecca Moore, David & Patricia Nierenberg, Jacob Nierenberg, Robert Park, Gregory Price, Suzanne Sheuerman, Paul Speer, Jordan & Francesca Taylor, Thomas Young, Richard Zahler, Tara Zimmerman, Maureen Montague, Michael Lynch.

Elected officials:

US Senator Patty Murray

US Senator Maria Cantwell

US Rep. Rick Larsen, US

Rep. Derek Kilmer

US Rep. Suzan DelBene

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz

Skamania County Commissioner Bob Hamlin

State Representative Javier Valdez (46th LD)

State Representative Sharon Wylie (49thLD)

State Representative Monica Stonier (49th LD)

Washougal Mayor Molly Coston, Ilwaco

Mayor Mike Cassinelli

Stevenson City Councilmember Paul Hendricks

Skamania Prosecuting Attorney Adam Kick

Vancouver Port Commissioner Don Orange

School Board Director for Vancouver Public Schools Sandra Zavala Ortega

Former U.S. Congressman Brian Baird (WA-03)

Former U.S. Congressman Don Bonker (WA-03)

Former Clark County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris

Former Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher

Former State Senator Dean Taako (19th LD)

Former State Representative Tim Probst (17th LD)

Former Evergreen School Director Holly Williams

Former Underwood Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor Paul Newell

Former Congressional Candidate Brent Henrich (WA-03)

Former Clark County Republicans Vice Chair Kathy McDonald

Local Organizations:

17th Legislative District Democrats

18th Legislative District Democrats

19th Legislative District Democrats

20th Legislative District Democrats

49th Legislative District Democrats

Clark County Democrats

Cowlitz County Democrats

Pacific County Democrats

Skamania County Democrats

Thurston County Democrats

Young Democrats of Clark County

Small Business Caucus

Washington State Democratic Latino Caucus.

Washington State Labor Council, Washington Machinists Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48 (IBEW 48), Teamsters Joint Council 28 and Teamsters Locals, Longview Kelso Building & Construction Trades Council, UAW Western States, UAW Local 4121, IAM 751, ILWU. National Organizations: Planned Parenthood, End Citizens United, BOLD PAC, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, National Women’s Political Caucus, Jewish Democratic Council of America, and One America Votes.

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