If you’ve worked with David to advocate for kids and would be willing to endorse him in his campaign for the Puyallup School Board, please let us know by completing our endorsement form.

Supporters and their statements will be added here, and additional submissions are always welcome!

Organizational Endorsements

Washington Education Association – The WEA is the largest representative of public school employees in the state. David is the only candidate for the Puyallup School Board to earn the endorsement of the members of the WEA this year.

Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO – Organized labor delegates representing a wide range of careers in Pierce County voted to endorse David’s campaign for the Puyallup School Board. Puyallup School District students, and particularly those who participate in some of the District’s many Career and Technical Education tracks, graduate ready to begin careers with unions affiliated with the Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The unions that comprise the PCCLC are listed below.

Advocates for Retirement Action – Tacoma-PC Chapter
Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Wkrs. Local 9
Boilermakers Local 502
Bricklayers Local 2 – WA/ID/MT
Communications Workers Local 7804
County & City Employees Local 120
Electrical Workers Local 76
Electrical Workers Local 77
Electrical Workers Local 483
Fire Fighters Local 31, Tacoma Professional
Fire Fighters Local 726, Pierce County Professional
Fire Fighters Local 1488, West Pierce
Fire Fighters Local 3152, Key Peninsula
Fire Fighters Local 3520, East Pierce
Food & Commercial Wkrs. Local 21
Food & Commercial Wkrs./WPEA Local 365
Food & Commercial Wkrs. Local 367
Heat and Frost & Allied Workers Local 7
Ironworkers Local 86
Laborers Union Local 252
Letter Carriers Branch 130
Locomotive Engineers Div. 238
Longshore Local 22
Longshore Local 23
Machinists Local 289
Machinists Local 297
Machinists Local 751
Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association
Musicians Local 76-493
Office Employees Local 8
Operating Engineers Local 302
Operating Engineers Local 612
Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, The/CWA 37082
Painters & Allied Trades Local 364
Painters & Allied Trades Local 1094
Painters & Allied Trades Local 1238
Painters & Allied Trades Local 1964
Physicians & Dentists Union
Pierce County Building & Const. Trades Council
Plumbers Local 26
Professional & Technical Emp. (PROTEC) Local 17
Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS WA-3)
Puget Sound Ports Council – Maritime Trades Dept.
Retired Public Employees Council – Chapter 1
Retired Public Employees Council – Chapter 10
Retired Public Employees Council – Chapter 12
Roofers Local 153
Seafarers, Tacoma Office
Service Employees Local 6
Service Employees Local 925
Service Employees Local 1199 NW
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66
SMART-TD/UTU Local 556
Stage Employees Local 15
Steelworkers Local 237
Steelworkers Local 592
Tacoma Education Support Professionals Local 461
Teachers Local 2196
Teachers Local 3913
Teachers Local 4184
Teachers Local 4821
Teachers Local 6431 – Clover Park Professionals
Teamsters Local 117
Teamsters Local 174
Teamsters Local 313
Transit Union Local 758
Transit Union Local 1576
WA Fed. of State Employees Local 53
WA Fed. of State Employees Local 491
WA Fed. of State Employees Local 793
WA-OR Allied Printing Trades Council
WashTech/CWA Local 37083
WEA/Soundview UniServe Council
WEA/Summit UniServe Council
WEA/Tacoma Education Association
WSNA – Good Samaritan Hospital
WSNA – St. Clare Hospital
WSNA – St. Joseph Medical Center
WSNA – Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective – Arising out of Tacoma, Washington’s civil rights struggle in the 1960s, the Black Collective is a volunteer leadership organization engaged in addressing issues affecting the black community of Tacoma and Pierce County.

Their educational priorities include:

  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Superintendent Effectiveness
  • Institutional Responsiveness
  • Parental Engagement
  • Community Support
  • Student Achievement and Readiness

25th Legislative District Democrats – Volunteer run. We are your neighbors, nurses, teachers, business owners, longshoremen, librarians, students, sales people … and we are committed to making our community better.

Pierce County Young Democrats – Representing future voters, new voters, recent graduates, and including members of our community now raising children in Pierce County, the Young Democrats are closely connected to our schools.

Personal Endorsements

I’ve known David for well over a decade, often working alongside him on volunteer boards and committees within the Puyallup School District. Our children participated in many of the same academic programs and extracurricular activities. Throughout this decade +, David led multiple initiatives to advocate for equitable funding, access, and identification strategies for highly capable students in our district’s QUEST and PAGE programs. He volunteers hundreds of hours annually to serve on school and statewide PTA committees, always a trustworthy and credible leader who thinks deeply and researches extensively before making recommendations or taking action. Puyallup School Board would be incredibly well-served, and all of PSD’s students, administrators, faculty, staff and families well-represented by this stalwart champion for excellence in public education. I proudly endorse David Berg for election to the Puyallup School Board.

Julie Davidson – President & CEO, JD Strategic Services for Leaders & Teams

David Berg would make an outstanding addition to the Puyallup School Board. He has worked to procure funding for education in Olympia, and he is a fierce advocate for meeting the needs of ALL children. He has a deep understanding of the challenges facing our school district, as well as the vision to make our system more responsive to the needs of children. I cannot imagine a better candidate for the Puyallup School Board than David.

Jodi Franks – Educator

David has worked tirelessly for children for years – it’s time he does so to benefit the entire district! I have worked alongside David on other projects and can attest to his strong work ethic, impeccable values, open mind and strong leadership.

David Berg has my vote!

Amanda Cuthbert – Early Childhood Education Coach

As a teacher, I’ve been to many school board meetings, and David has been a presence at school board meetings for years, listening and speaking up for students. He’s been a public school advocate and supporter with three children that have been through Puyallup Schools. David is kind, measured, analytical, and thoughtful in his responses to issues and people. He will be an asset to the board and the district.

Michelle Arnett – Educator

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