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Seattle, WA – May 2, 2024 - In the wake of recent events at the Washington state GOP convention involving republican governor candidates Semi Bird and Dave Reichert, gubernatorial candidate EL'ona Kearney has come forward to address allegations of deceit and racism within the Republican Party.

During the convention, Dave Reichert made claims about the safety and integrity of the election process, stating that both parties are working together to ensure its fairness. However, EL'ona Kearney has expressed skepticism, citing evidence of deceitful behavior by certain Republican candidates.

EL'ona revealed that she has written letters to the Republican Party and club regarding deceitful actions by some of their candidates and has even shared emails and text messages showing evidence of such behavior dating back to 2021. She recounted instances of racial discrimination within the party, including comments made by Michelle Le, the Chairman of the King County Republican Party, who belittled EL'ona's candidacy based on her race.

Furthermore, EL'ona shared text messages from Lieutenant governor candidate Kristina Mitchell, who expressed derogatory views about black people and small black businesses. Despite attempts to manipulate EL'ona into running for lieutenant governor instead of governor, she remained steadfast in her commitment to her gubernatorial campaign.

EL'ona reiterated her belief in unity, community, and support by removing labels in politics. She emphasized her dedication to promoting People over party and condemned any attempts to tear down candidates, especially those from marginalized communities.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact:

Brian Yount 

Campaign Communications Director 



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Social Media Handles: @elonaforgov


 About El'ona Kearney

El'ona Kearney is a candidate for governor of Washington State, dedicated to representing the diverse voices of Washingtonians and delivering transparent, inclusive leadership.


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