Thank You

Friends, As ballots continue to be counted in the 7th Congressional District race, it is now clear I will not be in the top two moving into the General Election. While I am disappointed and had deeply wanted to serve our district, I sincerely congratulate Senator Jayapal and Representative Walkinshaw on the positive and engaging … READ MORE

I’t s time to get out the vote for August 2nd!

It’s all hands on deck, help push Joe over the line into the General Election! We have multiple opportunities to volunteer and we could really use your help! Please sign up for as many of the following shifts as you can. Check out the opportunities and then sign up: Click Here, or on one of the … READ MORE

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses and healthcare workers endorse Joe McDermott

Seattle, WA (July 20, 2016) — King County Council Chair Joe McDermott builds momentum going into the August 2nd primary by earning the endorsement of the over 28,000 nurses and healthcare workers who make up SEIU Healthcare 1199NW here in Washington state. “Patients and working people in Washington are better off because of Joe’s leadership. … READ MORE

TV Ad – Our Public Health Crisis

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott today released a television ad outlining the work he has done to protect women’s health services and to address gun violence. From the first day of his campaign, Councilmember McDermott has made taking on the National Rifle Association (NRA), banning assault weapons and addressing the public health crisis of gun … READ MORE

Statement on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 deadlock against immigration protections

Joe McDermott released the following comment today regarding the devastating 4-4 deadlock by the Supreme Court on President Obama’s DAPA executive action: “The Supreme Court’s deadlock this morning is about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons – it means that hard working families are being torn apart. Now, more than ever, we must stand with … READ MORE

Stand together to end gun violence

Click Here and sign the petition. As I’ve processed the tragic events that unfolded on Sunday morning, one thing has become crystal clear. We can absolutely make change in this country to address gun violence, but only if we all stand together and united in demanding action. Please take a moment and watch the video I’ve … READ MORE


As I watch the horrible news unfold out of Orlando this morning, my heart breaks. My heart breaks for those we have lost, those who survived and all of the families affected by this horrendous act of terror. Processing this is overwhelming. That this massacre targeted an iconic gathering place for the LGBTQ community in … READ MORE