Equality PAC endorses Joe McDermott

I am thrilled and honored to announce that the LGBT Equality PAC endorsed our campaign for Congress! As Co-Chair Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado put it for the endorsement announcement, “Having more LGBT representation in Congress is vital to making sure our community’s perspective, values and priorities are part of the agenda. As my friend … READ MORE

Congressman Mark Takano endorses Joe McDermott

Congressman Mark Takano endorses Joe McDermott in the race for the 7th Congressional District Seattle, WA (June 1, 2016) — King County Councilmember Joe McDermott today received the endorsement of Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41), Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chair and LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair. “As the son of school teachers, I couldn’t be more proud … READ MORE

Today we remember, but we must also deliver

  Memorial Day offers us a chance to remember and honor the millions of men and women – neighbors, siblings, parents and grandparents – who died while serving in our armed forces and protecting our nation. Honoring these American heroes demands that we guard against war and work together to find permanent peace. It also demands that … READ MORE

The big news from last night’s debate

If you watched the KCTS9 & Crosscut debate last night – you know the news. I called on all candidates who have filed to run in the 7th District to set an example for the nation and sign a pledge to the people of our district – reject dark, unaccountable outside spending in this race.  This isn’t … READ MORE

Labor Unions and Organizations sign up to support Joe McDermott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seattle, WA (May 24, 2016) — King County Council Chair Joe McDermott continues to garner support with working men and women in the Seventh Congressional District, securing endorsements from several labor unions and organizations. Throughout his tenure in public service — over ten years in the state legislature and now over five … READ MORE

Washington Post: House turns into battleground for LGBT rights

I don’t know if you’ve seen the headlines yet, but a deeply troubling event occurred in Congress this afternoon. A simple amendment to include protections for myself and LGBTQ Americans was derailed by last minute procedural manipulation by hard line conservatives on the House floor. It lost by ONE vote.  Despite strong and impressive leadership … READ MORE

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day

I wanted to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day today. As we wind down the weekend, I hope you’ve been able to spend time with or send your love to the women in your life that have shaped who you are today. My mother Terri has been a school teacher her entire career. I’ve seen … READ MORE

Poll shows Joe McDermott with commanding lead in congressional race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Longtime progressive champion leads other candidates by over 25 points in primary matchup. Seattle, WA (April 20, 2016) — A new poll conducted by EMC Research shows that Joe McDermott, Chair of the King County Council and candidate for Washington’s Seventh Congressional District, holds a commanding lead over his fellow candidates. Polling … READ MORE

Not a good day, but an important one

Today marks the point, over three months into the year, when women’s wages in the United States catch up to what men were paid in 2015. Yes – this is ridiculous. That women in this country make 79 cents for every dollar men make shows how out of balance our economy really is. And let’s … READ MORE

Caucus tomorrow – grab your McDermott Caucus Kit!

The Presidential Caucus in Washington is tomorrow, Saturday March 26 at 10:00 AM! Make sure your voice is heard by getting out with your neighbors and be a part of history in the making. While you’re there, join Joe’s supporters around the 7th Congressional District by downloading a McDermott Caucus Kit and talking to your … READ MORE