Political Action Committee

Political Action Committee

School leaders in Washington state can take an active role in the political process by joining AWSP’s political action committee or PAC, the Washington School Principals Legislative Effectiveness Association.

AWSP-WSPLEA supports AWSP’s governmental relations efforts at both the state and national levels. It also raises and spends money to support candidates and issues that are important to the principalship and to K–12 education. Make a difference — join the PAC today!

AWSP-WSPLEA provides:

  • A strong and respected voice for students and principals in Olympia and Washington, D.C.
  • A positive working relationship with legislators
  • Ongoing analysis and recommendations on budgets and proposed bills
  • “Legislative Update” sent weekly during session
  • A legislative summary of budgets and bills and their impact on students and principals
  • Realistic stories and testimony for lawmakers from practicing principals
  • An effective working relationship with OSPI, the Governor’s Office and other education-related organizations that represent principal leadership as a critical element toward the goal of student achievement.
  • Contributions spent wisely – 100% of the 46 candidates who received AWSP-WSPLEA PAC contributions were elected or re-elected in the last election cycle. The PAC Board and Legislation Advisory Committee base candidate support on the candidates dedication to education and education issues.

Your Contributions Are Voluntary – and Needed

AWSP-WSPLEA is entirely funded by member donations. No AWSP dues are used to support AWSP-WSPLEA activities. AWSP has 3,543 Active members, yet only 159 are PAC members. We need your help to stay on top of education issues at the state and federal levels. We all share in the benefits, so let’s all contribute to the organization that works for you. Help us advocate. Join today!


AWSP-WSPLEA is governed by an four-member board of directors comprised of AWSP members from around the state. The board reviews and provides input on the association’s yearly legislative platform based on this core set of beliefs:

  • A strong commitment to public education
  • The importance of school leaders
  • A continuation of education reform focused on student learning
  • Adequate and stable funding to implement education goals

How Do I Join the PAC?

Contribute using the following methods:

  • Monthly automatic payroll deduction through your school district | ($10 per month minimum)
  • Monthly automatic withdrawal from your bank account | ($10 per month minimum)
  • Annual payment via check or credit card | ($75 per year minimum, Jan. 1-Dec. 31)

If choosing payroll deduction, members will need to renew their contributions when they change districts.

If choosing automatic withdrawal, please also fill out the automatic withdrawal agreement form, included with the membership form.

Join the PAC!

Join Online Today!

Or, download the Membership Form:

  1. Save the form to your hard drive
  2. Complete the form and save again
  3. Email it as an attachment including payment information (if you chose payroll deduction, WSPLEA will mail the form to your payroll office).

PDF Membership Form

Send forms to:
Angela Spriggs
(360) 357-7951

PAC Board Members

Roz Thompson
Miles Erdly
Kent School District
Derek Forbes
Meridian School District


For More Information 

Roz Thompson | Government Relations & Advocacy Director | (800) 562-6100

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