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Candidates who were endorsed on 5/18/19 11by the 11th LD:
- Kimkhanh Van – City Council Position 7
- Valerie O’Halloran – City Council Position 3
- Ryan McIrvin* – City Council Position (Incumbent)
- Marcie Maxwell, Mayor
- Kate Krueller – City Council (Incumbent)
- Cynthia Delostrinos – City Council Position 4
- Lisa Herbold, Council member District 1 (incumbent)
Port of Seattle
- Sam Cho – Port Commission Position 2
- Girmay Zahilay – County Council Position 2
Judges – King County Superior Court
- Judge Aimee Sutton – KC Superior Court Position 49 (Incumbent)
- Judge Maureen McKee – KC Superior Court Position 5 (Incumbent)
- Judge Marshall Ferguson – KC Superior Court Position 31 (Incumbent)
- Judge Michael Ryan – KC Court Position 37
This month – Saturday, May 18th – we are holding our long-anticipated primary endorsements meeting to officially decide who we will endorse for election this primary season. It will be held in the Evergreen Building in Renton. Some things to know:
- All our members are invited to attend and participate
- Candidates are invited to ask for our endorsement. Candidates must submit a King County Dems Candidate Questionnaire (which you can find here)
- It starts at 1pm
- It’s a potluck! So be prepared to eat some delicious food, and feel free to bring a dish of your own
Saturday, May 18th at 1pm – 3pm at SEIU 1199NW
15 S Grady Way Rm 330
Renton WA 98057
Margarita Prentice, former Senator for the 11th Legislative District, has died. Here’s a nice write-up from the Seattle Times:
When Margarita Prentice disagreed with you, you knew it.
“She let you have it,” said Mike Gempler, executive director of the Washington Growers League.
Incensed about child labor on Washington farms, Prentice, the first Latina elected to the Legislature, once called the practice the “moral equivalent of child pornography.” Growers, who felt they were offering job opportunities to kids, a summer tradition, were stung, Gempler said.
But over Sen. Prentice’s quarter-century in the Legislature, from 1988 to 2013, something unexpected happened: The fierce farmworker advocate developed a warm relationship with Gempler. She was interested in the success of growers as well as their employees and, despite disagreement over issues, would sometimes call just to see how Gempler was doing, he said.
In the best of ways, it wasn’t politics as usual. Little about Sen. Prentice — who entered the Legislature at 57 after a long career in nursing and rose to some of the most powerful positions in the Senate — was.
On April 2, suffering from heart problems, she died at her Bryn Mawr-Skyway home sitting in her favorite chair with her dog on her lap, according to family members. She was 88.
The rest of the article is here: