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2015 Endorsements

Updated Sept. 17, 2015 - Includes Primary and General Election Endorsements.

Seattle City Council District 3 - No endorsement
Seattle City Council District 4 - Michael Maddux
Seattle City Council District 6 - Mike O’Brien
Seattle City Council District 7 - Sally Bagshaw
Seattle City Council Position 8 - No endoresment
Seattle City Council Position 9 - Bill Bradburd

Seattle School Board District 1 - Scott Pinkham
Seattle School Board District 2 - Rick Burke
Seattle School Board District 3 - Jill Geary
Seattle School Board District 8 - Leslie Harris

Port of Seattle Position 2 - Courtney Gregoire
Port of Seattle Position 5 - Marion Yoshino

King County Council District 2 - Larry Gossett
King County Council District 4 - Jeanne Kohl-Welles
King County Council District 8 - Joe McDermott
King County Elections Director - Zach Hudgins
King County Assessor - Lloyd Hara

Initiative 1366 - Sales Tax Decrease or Two-Thirds Vote for Tax Increase - No
Initiative 1401 - Animal Trafficking Prevention - Yes
King County Charter Amendment 1 - Law Enforcement Civilian Oversight - Yes
King County Propostion 1 - Best Start for Kids - Yes
Seattle Proposition 1 - Seattle Transit Levy - Yes
Seattle Initiative I-122 - Campaign Finance/Honest Elections - Yes
Advisory vote 13 - Elimination of Tax Preferences for Manufacturing - Yes
Advisory vote 12 - Gas Tax - Yes
Advisory vote 11 - Medical Marijuana Patient Database Fee - Yes
Advisory vote 10 -- Oil Spill Prevention Taxes - Yes

Endorsed Candidate Events and Activities

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6pm - Join travel guru Rick Steves in supporting Jeanne Kohl-Welles for King County Council District 4 and Rod Dembowski for King County Council District 1 - View the invitation!

Tuesday, September 29th, 6pm - Join NARALPlanned Parenthood, and the National Women's Political Caucus in supporting Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and Jeanne Kohl-Welles - View the invitation!

Thursday,  October 8, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Support Lloyd Hara at O’Asian Kitchen + Lounge - View the invitation!


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  • Effecting change through grassroots organizing
  • Get Out the Vote (GOTV) organizing
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  • Holding precinct and legislative district caucuses
  • Supporting leaders who share our values

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