FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA (March 22, 2016) — Momentum continues for Joe McDermott’s campaign as more local leaders endorse his candidacy for Congress. These elected officials value Joe’s daily work in King County to ensure families have the support they need to run a business, raise a family and get a quality job in an equitable and thriving local economy. The impact a proven leader and partner can have back in Washington, DC is why these leaders are working to send Joe McDermott to Congress.
Joining Joe’s campaign today are…
• Rob Johnson, Councilmember — City of Seattle
• Tom Rasmussen, former Councilmember — City of Seattle
• Dave Kaplan, Mayor — City of Des Moines
• Amy Walen, Mayor — City of Kirkland
• John Marchione, Mayor — City of Redmond
• Jesse Salomon, Councilmember — City of Shoreline
• Leslie Harris, Board Member — Seattle School Board
Councilmember Rob Johnson has seen firsthand the results Councilmember McDermott brings to our region. “Day in and day out, Joe McDermott delivers results for the people of Seattle and King County and we need him to continue that work in Congress,” said Councilmember Johnson. “Joe has championed investments in smart transportation projects around our region. He’s been a leader for more bus service and expanding light rail and advocated for fixing our deteriorating roadway infrastructure. Having a member of Congress committed to getting us moving is exactly what people from Northgate to Ballard to Capitol Hill need. In a time of divisive partisanship back in Washington DC, Joe has the experience to work across the aisle to do the hard work of getting things done.”
These local leaders join several State and County elected officials like Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos of the 37th District and King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles who announced their support for Joe publicly on Monday of this week.
McDermott lives in West Seattle with his husband Michael. He currently serves as the Chair of the King County Council and has previously represented the 34th Legislative District in both the Washington House and Senate. Joe is a current board member for Sound Transit and the King County Board of Health where he recently served as Chair. His civic activities and memberships include the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Vashon Allied Arts, the Highline Historical Society, and the Greater Seattle Business Association.