Endorsements

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ORGANIZATIONS

34th District Democrats

37th District Democrats

46th District Democrats

Aerospace Machinists Union District Lodge 751

Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 587

Associated General Contractors of Washington

Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy, sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

CIRCC: Coalition of Immigrants Refugees and Communities of Colors

Equal Rights Washington

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Heat and Frost Insulators and Firestop Containment Workers Union, Local 7  Endorsement Statement

Human Rights Campaign

IBEW46

IBEW77

Ironworkers Local 86  Endorsement Statement

ILWU Local 19

ILWU Local 52

IUPAT District Council 5

Laborers Local 1239

Laborers Local 242

Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 19  Endorsement Statement

Martin Luther King County Labor Council  Endorsement Statement

Municipal League of King County rates Jenny “Outstanding”

Northwest Asian Weekly

Northwest Vietnamese News

Operating Engineers Local 302  Endorsement Statement

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Port of Seattle Fire Fighters, Local 1257

Professional and Technical Employees (PTE) Local 17  Endorsement Statement

Saliors’ Union of the Pacific

Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Gay News

Seattle Hospitality for Progress

The Seattle Medium

Seattle Plumbers and Pipefitters United Association Local 32  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Times  Endorsement Statement

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW  Endorsement Statement

SEIU Local 775  Endorsement Statement

SMART-TD/United Transportation Union

Teamsters Joint Council No. 28  Endorsement Statement

Teamsters Local 117

Transportation for Washington

UA Local 32 Plumbers and Pipefitters

Washington Conservation Voters

Washington State Council of County and City Employees  Endorsement Statement

Washington State Women’s Political Caucus

West Seattle Democratic Women

ELECTED OFFICIALS

U.S. Senator Patty Murray  U.S. Senator Patty Murray endorses Jenny Durkan

Governor Jay Inslee  Governor Jay Inslee endorses Jenny Durkan

Attorney General Bob Ferguson  Attorney General Bob Ferguson endorses Jenny Durkan

Governor Chris Gregoire  Former Governor Chris Gregoire endorses Jenny Durkan

Governor Gary Locke

First Lady Trudi Inslee

Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community  Endorsement Statement

Ron Sims, Former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  Endorsement Statement

King County Executive Dow Constantine

King County Council Chair Joe McDermott

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy

Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle  Endorsement Statement

Washington State Senator David Frockt

Washington State Senator Marko Liias

Washington State Senator Jamie Pedersen

Washington State Representative Eileen Cody

Washington State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon

Washington State Representative Ruth Kagi

Washington State Representative Eric Pettigrew

Washington State Representative Gerry Pollet

Washington State Representative Gael Tarleton

Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels

Former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer

Seattle City Council President Bruce A. Harrell  Endorsement Statement

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess  Endorsement Statement

Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez

Seattle Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  Endorsement Statement

Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson  Endorsement Statement

INDIVIDUALS

Tech leaders endorse Jenny
Seattle Environmental Champions  Endorsement Statement
Yenise Abadi
Teferi Abay
Habtamu Abdi
Frank Abe
Talis Abolins
Tae Abraham
Nancy Abramson
Ty Accornero
Jay Adams-Feuer
Matthew Adkins
Cynthia Adkins
Robert Adolph
Patricia Agostino
Rich Ahearn
Susan Ahearn
Patricia Akiyama
Tom Alberg
Chris Alejano
Robert Alexander
Silas Alexander
Kenneth Alhadeff
Cathy Allen
David Allen
James Allen
Mary Tedd Allen
Richard Allen
Shellea Allen
Royal Alley-Barnes
Robert Alsdorf
Vincent Alsoudi
Pamela Altman
Laura Altschul
Robin Amadon
Sarchil Amin
Dave and Carol Andersen
Heidi Anderson
Liz Anderson
Sue Anderson-Crist
Kathy Andeway
Elizabeth Andie
Scilla Andreen
Joanne Anton
David Ari
Scott Armstrong
Seth Armstrong
Sharon Armstrong
Carol Arnold
Geoff Arnold
Lily Aronson
Robert Aronson
Nalani Askov
Mihret Asressahegn
Bradford Augustine
Anthony Auriemma
Lucy Auster
Denney Austin
Lois Austin
Don Ayers
Bruce Babbitt
Marty Babcock
Laura Bachman
Bradley Bagshaw
Sally Bagshaw
Barbara Bailey
Steve Bailey
Thatcher Bailey
William Bailey
Ross C. Baker
Anne Baldwin
Joe Baldwin
Cathy Banks
Mark Barbieri
Richard Barbieri
Laura Bard
Paul Barden
Mike Barer
Lee Barke
Heather Barnes
Bererly Barnett
Steve Barr
Nia Barr-Jeffrey
Victor Barry
Camron Barth
Bill and Nancy Basel
Bill Basl
Nancy Basl
Candice Battle
Kathryn Battuello
Michelle Bauchman
Marisa Bavand
Marisa Bavard
Christopher Bayley
Tom Bayley
Dave and Marge Baylor
Courteney Bealko
Andrew Beane
Grace Beaudin
Phyllis Beaumonte
William Beavers
Dennis Behrend
Randy Beitel
Patricia Beltran
Rita Bender
William Bender
Stephen Bennett
Steve Berard
Melissa Berendson
John Berg
Adam Berger
Deborah Berger
Marc Berger
Davis Bergmann
Bonnie Berk
Mike Bernard
Lynne Berry
C. Nelson Berry
Debbie Bertlin
Karen Besseman
Patricia Bettasso
Judith Bevingtion
Bonnie Bevkeuie
Luann Bice
Marianne Bichsel
Libwe Binder
Marguerite (Maggie) Birch
Bob Blackburn
Michelle Blackmer
Laurie Blair
Don Blakeney
Ellen Blanchard
Aaron Blank
Brae Bledsoe
David Bley
Kenan Block
Bill Block
Morgan Bloomer
Carol Bobo
Thomas Boeder
Becky Bogard
Paula Boggs
Marc Boman
John Booker
David Booth
Brad Boswell
J Bouley
Kenneth Bounds
Taylor Bowie
Amy Bowles
Ken Bowns
Nicholas Boyle
John Bracken
Gregory Bradley
Heidi Bradley
Katheryn Bradley
Paul Brallier
Mike Brandeberry
John Brandt
JohnLee Brandt
Karen Brandvick-Baker
Henry Brashen
Betsy Braun
Andrea Brenneke
Dan Brettler
Rob Brewster
Jon and Bobbe Bridge
Henry Bridger, II
Toby Bright
Alec Brindle, Jr.
Joseph Bringman
Ann Bristow
Wiley Brooks
Jack Broom
Maureen Brotherton
Christopher Brown
Linda Brown
Max Brown
Nick Brown
Maura Brueger
Perry Bryant
Chase Bublitz
David Buchholz, MD
Barbara Buchman
Mark Buckley
Dave Bukey
Dorothy Bullitt
Barbara Bullock
Theodore Bundy
Cindy Burdell
Sun Burford
Joleen Burgess
Sara Burgess
Timothy Burgess
Suzanne Burke
David Burman
Deeann Burman
Mary Jo Burns
Daniel Burnstein
Joel Burrington
Richard Alan Bushley
Mark Busto
Carol Butler
Barb Buys
Chelsea Byers
Mark Callaghan
Patrick Callahan
Sonya Campion
Jackson Cantrell
Maribeth Capeloto
Keo Capestany
JoAnn Carbonetti
Rich Cardwell
Diana Carey
Jennifer Cargal
Ben Carlson
Paul Carlson
Sandra Carlson
Cassandra Carothers
Chris Carpenter
Gary Carpenter
Judith K. Carpenter
Sherry Carr
Bill Carr
Margaret Carson
Stephen Carter
John Cary
Rob Cary
Susan Cary
Jennifer Cast
Jim Castanes
Martin Castawol
Kameron C. Cayce II
Dawn Cerqui
Marjorie Chadsey
Lee Chain
Elaine Chang
Courtney Chappell
Madat Chatur
Bill Chemnick
Katherine Cheng
Paul Cheng
Wimsey Cherrington
Grace Chinh
Catherine Chohlas
Matthew Chow
Grace Christ
Betsy Christianson
Tim Clancy
Mary Clarfeld
Beth Clark
Catherine Clark
John Clark
Judith Clark
Kevin Clark
Mikale Clark
Nancy Clark
Sally Clark
Harris Clarke
Dan Clarkson
Margaret Clemens
Joan Clement
Steven Clemons
Judy Clibborn
Linda Clifton
Denna Cline
Heather Cline
Laura Clise
Lori Clithero
Deborah Clothier
Kirk Clothier
Jarrett Cloud
Mary Kay Clunies-Ross
Gary Cobb
April Cochrane
James Cochrane
Richard Cocker
Marian Codling-Mullally
Tristram Coffin
Deborah Cohen
Lisa Cohen
Angella Coker
Ida Cole
April Collie
Kathy Colombo
Kevin Coluccio
Grant Comick
Richard Conlin
Stacy Connole
Kathleen Conroy
James Conti
Gordon Cook
Chris Cooledge
Jacob Cooney
Alec Cooper
Jeffrey Coopersmith
Casey Corr
Kelly Corr
Patrick Corry
Reed Corry
Shaun Corry
Laura Corvi
Kris Costello
Juan Cotto
Bill Couwetn
William Covington
Ernest Covington
Linda Cox
Deborah Crabbe
Jennifer Crider
Paul Crisalli
Brooks Crist
Sue Crist
Jim Cromwell
Barbara Crutcher
Peggy Cummings
Alice Cunningham
Mary Cunningham
Diane Curtis
J. Cory Curtis
Katherine Anne Dahlem
Shayna Daitch
Peter Danelo
Ada Danelo
Maria Danny
June Dantona
Donna Darm
Karen Daubert
Annie Davis
Jane Davis
Michele Davis
Robert Davis
Craig Davison
Carvil and Leota Day
Craig Day
Laura Day
Heidi De Laubenfels
Nicole De Leon
Leona De Rocco
Robin Dearling
Dennis Debell
Havilah Debell
Michael Debelle
Jim DeBlasio
Drjulius Debro
Brian DeFoe
JoAnn DeGrande
Pandora Degreen
Lyle Del Mar Canceko
Christi DelNagro
Moira Delaney
David Della
Michelle Dellino
Wendy DeLuca
Peter Deluca
Rodrick Dembowski
Julian and Alice Dewell
Linda Di Lello Morton
Sepideh Dibay-Moghadam
Tamara DiCaprio
Jeff Didok
Casey Dillaway
Barbara Dingfield
Susan Dittig
Matt Dittrich
Thomas Dixon
Ben Doko
Deborah Dollard
Sue Donaldson
Jack Donohue
J. Dylan Doty
Chris Doucet
Robert Dowdy
Janet Drago
Michael Dryja
Robin DuBrin
Margie Duckstad
Darby DuComb
Barbara Duffy
Susan Duffy
Wendy Dulaunay
Ardis Dumett
Timothy Dunn
Mary Dunnam
James Dunnam
Todd Dunnington
Ie Dunnington
Zoe Dunnington
Christina Dunsmore
Renee Duprel
Jackie Durgin
Kathleen Durkan
Ann Durham
Mary Durkan
Matthew Durkan
Ryan Durkan
Bree Dusseasl
Maryel Duzan
Mark Dyce
Pamela Eakes
Sherry East
Robert Easter
Kimberly Eckstein
Mark Edmondson
Lois Edwards
Pearse Edwards
Carol Ege
Shari Eglington
Dawn Ehde
Yvette Eisenberg
Sarah Eitelbach
Rob Eleveld
Ron Elgin
Julia Ellings
Paul Elliott
Yuette Elsenberg
Stephen Emmert
Judith Endejan
John Engber
Mark Ericks
Karen Eriksen
Ron Erickson
David Eskenazy
John Euler
Marilyn Evans
Robert Evans
Bob Evans
Pandora Eyre
Gary Fallon
Juli Farris
Jeff Fatora
Kris Faucett
Melissa Faut
Patricia Fearey
Kathy Feldman
Stephanie Feldt
Stu Feldt
Rose Feliciano
Thomas Feller
Anne Fennessy
Lyn Fenton
Ellen Ferguson
Joe Ferguson
Daniel Fievez
Steve Fihn
George Finkle
Julie Finstad
Marie Fiore
Patti Fisher
Katharine Fitzgerald
Denny Fleenor
Senator George Fleming
Karyn Fleming
Tina Fleming
Yemi Fleming-Jackson
Sonja Fleming-Schuett
Corinne Fligner
Donovan Flora
Steven Fogg
Tim Fond
Corey Forbis
Michael Ford
Nate Ford
Tim Ford
Emily Forster
Sonja Forster
Dennis Forsyth
Steve Foss
Jody Foster
Dean Fournier
Michael Fox
Robert Foxcurran
Annette Frahm
Adrienne Fraley-Monillias
Laureen France
Dana Frank
Jeffrey Frank
Katrin Frank
Kay Frank
Lynn Frasier
Stefanie Frease
Brian Free
Mrya Freedman
Robin Freedman
David Frochet
David Frockt
Janet Frohamayer
Mike Frost
Carole Fuller
Joseph Fuller
Dan Fulwiler
Dave Gaba
Shelley Gaddie
Vijayakrishna Gadi
Joseph Gaffney
Bill Gairns
Conner Gallagher
Linda Gallagher
Theresa Gallant
Caitlin Galloghy
Mimi Gan
Mark Gangi
Barbara Gangwer
Jean Gardan
Bill Gaylord
Carolyn Gaylord
Christopher Gee
Kevin Geiger
Mary Gemperle
Richard Gemperle
Kathleen Geraghty
Lynn Gering
Kent Gerlach
Gino Gianola
Steve Gibbs
Leslie Giblett
Brian Giddens
Robert Gilbertson
Michael Gilmore
Robb Ginter
Joe Gladow
Tag Gleason
Virginia Gleason
Malcolm Gleser
Carole Glickfeld
Adam Glickman
Maura Glynn-Thami
Kathy Goater
Jean Godden
Mary Godefroy
Anya Goldin
Darcy Goodman
Kathy Goodwind
Gregory Gorder
Ian Gordon
Karen Gordon
Patrick Gordon
Randy Gordon
Joanne Gormley
Robert Gould
William Gould
Lindsey Grad
Sean Grady
Tom Graff
Gene Graham
Tom Graham
Alejandro Grajal
Joseph Grande
David Grannis
Gabriel Grant
Sharon Greaves
Andrew Greene
Douglas Greene
James Greenfield
Peter Greenfield
Franklin Greer
Mike Gregoire
Lynda Griddens
Matt Griffin
Kyle Griffith
Sharon Griggins
Barry Grissom
David Griswold
David Groff
Amy Guhnar
Steve Gunn
Chase Gunnell
Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney
Hassan M. Guyo
Chris Hachman
Marilyn Hager
Leslie Hagin
James Hailey
Helen Halloran
Jeffrey Halpern
Eleanor Hamburger
Rita Hammerberg
Roy Hamrick
Nicolas Hanauer
Sheri Hancey
Hunter Handsfield
Matt Hanna
Debra Hannula
Mark Hannum
Philip Hannun
Chris Hansen
Dan Hansen
Sierra Hansen
Bill Hanson
Jim Hanson
Peter Haptie
Brian Hardison
Jenise Harnly
Amy Haroon
Mark Harrast
Joanne Harrell
Alison Harris
May Harris
Ethel Harrison
Patricia Hartle
David Hasson
Michele Hasson
Mike Hatchett
Tim Hatley
David Hattery
Mary Hawkins
Denis Hayes  Endorsement Statement
Gerri Haynes
Shelby Healy
Edward Heavey
Elizabeth Hebert
Marilyn Heiman
Margaret Heldring
Bruce Heller
Tim Helming
Robert Helsell
John Hempelmann
Bonnie Hemphill
Ian Henberg
Brian Henderson
Jan Hendrickson
Lauri Hennessey
Joni Henry
Diane Henson
Jay Hereford
Matt Herron
Robert Hershberg
Emily Heston
Eleanor Heyrich
Kent Hickey
Leigh-Ann Higashi
Ali Higgs
Stephanie Hilbert
Brett Hiley
Jerry Hillis
Sarah Hillman
Bruce Hilyer
Julie Hines
Raul Hiolago
Sandra Hixson
Alyssa Hochman
Nancy Hochman
Marilyn Hoe
Mike Hogan
Michael Hogan
Susan Hogan
John Holdemaker
Dorothy Holland-Mann
Terri Hollinsworth
Lindsay Holloman
Neil Holloway
Samantha Holloway
Alana Holmquist
Imants Holmquist
Mari Honta
Dana Hook
Gail Horak
Carlos Horn
David Horn
Donald Horowitz
Lisa Horowitz
Edward Hosford
Laci Houy
Helen Howell
John Howell
Lem Howell
Rose Howell-Clark
Abigail Huber
Susan Huber
Mary Ellen Hudgins
Becky Hughes
Cheryl Hughes
Mike Hughes
Brian Hulse
Jane Hummer
Randall Hummer
Evan Hundley
Judi Hunt
Barbara Hunt-Rare
Agnes Hunyady
Randy Hurlow
William Hurt
Anne Hurt
Eric Hutcheson
Adam Hutchinson
Laura Ingalls-Wilder
Julia Ingram
Amanda Ip
Bryndis Isfold
Eric Ishino
Allen Israel
Douglas Ito
James Jackson
Ken Jacobsen
Tina Jacobsen
Marc Jacques
David James
Gail James
Jules James
Mike James
Carolyn Janko-Gardner
Mark Jansen
Colonel Mike Janser (Ret.)
Courtney Jaren
Michael Jenkins
Andrew Jensen
Deborah Jensen
Clinton Jessee
Jenifer Jewkes
Yang Jiang
Tracy Johannsen
Sue John
Al John
Charles Johnson
Eric Johnson
Gary Johnson
Rebecca Johnson
Steve Johnson
Cynthia Jones
Patrick Jones
Calla Jordan
Ron Judd
Gary Justice
Mohammed Kadhim
Jim Kadjababinn
Ruth Kagi
Doug Kaimakis
Patricia Kaiser
Wendy Kaiser
Anna Kaminski
Mark Kanton
Gary Kaplan
Damian Kapp
Megan Karch
Carol Kassner
Claudia Kauffman
Abe Kaul
Sandeep Kaushik
John Keane
Carleton and Martha Keck
Patricia Keegan
Bea Kelleigh
Richard Kelley
Steven L. Kendall
Jan Kendle
Jane Kennedy
Bill Kepler
David Kerlick
Keith Kessler
Lynn Kessler
Shireen Khan
Ruslana Khylyuk
Jens Kieler
Timothy Killian
Hyeok Kim
Dan Kinesl
Quentin Kingal
Kas Kinkead
Craig Kinzer
Gregory Kipp
Jay Kipp
Mary Kirsch
Michael Kischner
Anthony Klachin
Ted Klastorin
Mary Klein
Blake Klingeman
Robert Klug
Beth Knox
Johannes Koch
John Koch
Vera Koch
Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Raymond Kolls
Hanna Kolyvek
Suzanne Koval
Kenneth Krasner
Judy Krebs
Brian Krinbring
Marty Krons
Andrew Krueger
Stacey Krum
Megan Kruse
David Kunselman
Marie Kurose
Julianne Kuthe
Peter Kuthe
Marsha Kwalwasser
Andrew LaBadie
Regina LaBelle
Jim Lagerquist
Jeanne Lagerquist
Juliana Lai
Annette Laico
Livia Lam
Paul Lambros
LaVerne Lamoureux
Stephen Lamphear
Amy Landa
Stewart Landefeld
Margaret Lane
Barb Larimer
Tammy Larsen
Linda Larson
Rita Latsinova
Linda Lau
Bill Lavery
William Lavery
Denis Law
Steve Leahy
Kathleen Learned
Shelley Leavitt
Thomas Leavitt
Ken Lederman
Cheryl Lee
Karen Lee
Maureen Lee
Mirra Lee
Rhoady Lee
Theresa Lehan-Anderson
Tom Lennon
Chad Lennox
Theresa Lepow
Mandy Levenberg
Al Levine
Dena Levine
Jess Levine
Mark Levine
Jan Levy
Carla Lewis
Heather Lewis
David Li
Betsy Lieberman
Diana Lightner
Dick Lilly
Kate Lilly
Jim Liming
Vicki Lin
Lynn & Frank Lindsay
Nina Lindsey
Skyler Lindsley
Diankha Linear
Micki Lippe
Jamie Lisagor
Jean Liu
Laura Lockard
Mariko Lockhart
Christina Lockwood
Joe Loeffler
Peter Lohnes
Marcie Lombardi
Stewart Londefeld
Dormand Long
Jill Longhom
Jonh Longley
Judith Lonnquist
Dr. John Lorge
Kristine Losh
Dana Lough
Aretz Loura
Keith Loveless
Tom Lucas
Luke Lucas
Michael Lufkin
Bettie Luke
Arthur Lumley
Michaela Lynam
Natalie Lynam
Eric Lyttle
Maureen MacCarthy
Lisa Macfarlane
Patricia MacGowan
Kevin Mack
Sarah Mack
Michael Mackay
Merrilee MacLean
Sarah Macleod
Kit MacPherson
Collin Madden
Darlene Madenwald
Ann Magnano
Ben Magnano
Joe Magnano
Peter Maier
Carolyn Main
Susannah Malaehey
Ian Malin
Harold Malkin
James Mallahan
Audrey Mallinak
Stephen Malshuk
Kassie Maner
Dorothy Mann
Melinda Mann
Michael Mann
Roy Mann
J. Richard Manning
Anne Manos
Andres Mantilla
Duncan Manville
Paul Marcus
Kathy Mares
Paul Mareus
Danan Margason
William Marler
Wendy Marlowe
Wendy B Marlowe PHD, ABPP
Matt Marshall
Melodie Martin
Laurie Martinelli
Raul Martinez
Harium Martin-Morris
Doug Marvin
Heather Marx
Linda Mason Wilgis
Judy Massong
Nora Masters
Adrian Matazz
DD Matson
Michael Matz
Peggy Maze Johnson
Colleen McAleer
Judith McBroom
Carol McCarthy
Harry McCarthy
Midge McCauley
Jennifer McCausland
Sandy McCulluogh
Gabby Mccowe
Robert McCroskey
John McCullough
Sandy McCullough
Melody McCutcheon
Michelle McDaniel
Brianna McDonald
James McDonald
Kevin McDonald
Celeste McDonell
Molly McGee
Dan McGrady
Caroline McGrath
Geoffrey McGrath
Marcia McGreevy-Lewis
James McGuire
Kelly Mchonghim
Janet McInervey
Former State Treasurer Jim McIntire
Patricia McInturff
Bill McKay
John McKay
Lorrie McKay
Michael McKay
Mary McKinley
Jill McKinstry
Marcia McKinzie
Terry McLaughlin
Nate Mclemore
Alan McMillan
Leigh McMillan
Evan McMullen
Nicole McNichols
Barb McQuade
Marshal McReal
Mary McWilliams
Betty Means
Rosa Melendez
Roger Mellem
Joe Mentor
David Mentz
Paul Meredith
Jenifer Merkel
Mark Merkkelbach
Scott Merriman
Ann Merryfield
Tyler Mesman
Frank Metually
Paul Meyer
Suzanne Michael
Frank Michiels
Nate Miles
Danene Millard
Claribel Miller
Connie Miller
Holly Miller
Jim Miller
Leslie Miller
Norma Miller
Melissa Mitch
Linda Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
Melissa Miton
John Mobley
Steve Moddemeyer
Frank Moe
Jana MohrLone
Olivia Moleidevier
Gary Monesky
Richard Monroe
Luis Montero
Dale Moore
Gary Moresky
J. Dean Morgan
Jeff Morris
Tonya Morris
Catherine Morrison
Ward Morrison, Jr.
Linda Morton
David Moseley
Mary Lee Moseley
Lynn Mowe
Steve Mowe
Christine Mrak
Floribert Mubalama
Susan Mueller
David Munch
Christiana Muoneke
Gilbert Myers
David Myre
Catherine Myre
Heidi Myrick
Sielen Namdar
David Namura
Adriana Neagu
Amy Nelson
Behnaz Nelson
Jane Nelson
Sharon Nelson
Thomas Nelson
Demas Nesterenko
Dmytro Nesterenko
Ron Neubauer
Alyssa Nevala
Lee Newgent
Dr. Mark Newton
Dalen Newton
Viet Nguyen
Terry Nicholas
Carla Nichols
Floyd Nichols
Kerry Nicholson
Parker Nicholson
Clayton Nielsen
Karen Nilson
Constance Niva
Nancy Nolan
Jane Noland
Chuck Nordhoff
Linda Norlen
Lois North
Patricia Notter
Maggie Nowakowska
Laureen Nussbaum
Jody Nyquist
Jeannie O’Brien
John O’Brien
Meg O’Conor
Peter Offenbecher
Rosemari Ogden
Kathleen Oglesby
H. Pike Oliver
Denise Olivier
Sheri Olson
Greg Olson
Janet ONeil
Julie O’Neil
Kate O’Neil
Candace O’Neill
Mike Orlich
David Orta
EJ Oshins
Kathy Osler
Mary Pat Osterhaus
Julie Overbaugh
Frank Paganelli
Margaret and John Pageler
Jennifer Pageler
John Pageler
Sam Pailca
Korbe Palmer
Carla Panescu-Reich
Lena Panescu-Reich
Vicki Pardee
Michael Parham
Samar Parikh
Richard Parker
Ed Parks
Lawrence Parks
Edward Pasatiempo
Lee Pasquarella
Laird Patterson
Jerrod Patterson
Aaron Paul
Steve Paulis
Todd Peacock-Preston
Walter Peale
Kevin Peck
Gray Pedersen
Ronald Pederson
John Pehrson
Kathy Pelish
Dwight Pelz
Janet Pelz
Travis Penn
Anita Penuelas
Jonathan Perrino
Austin Persson
Chris Peterson
Jan Peterson
Laura Peterson
Marge Peterson
Patricia Petersen
Robert “Burns” Petersen
Sven Peterson
Tom Peterson
Kathleen Petrich
Greg Petrie
Faith Pettis
Sheryl Pewitt
Evan Philip
Douglas Phillips
Marlene Phillips
Ellen Phillips-Angeles
Judith Pierce
Laurie Pinard
Thomas Pitchford
Carl Pitts
Teal Planebaker
Krystal Plonski
Mark K. Plunkett
Sylvia Pollack
Matthew Polzin
Alexis Pontikis
Judy Porterfield
Catherine Potts
L. Darrell Powell
Chris Powl
Geoffrey Prentiss
Richard Prentke
Anne Preston
Patrick Preston
Gil Price
Steve Price
Janet Primomo
Roberta Propst
Shelley Prosise
Denise Pruitt
Lucy Pruzan
Herbert Pruzan
George Purdy
Jeffrey Pyatt
Will Quantz
Eileen Quigley
De’Sean Quinn
Katherine Raff
Douglass Raff
Patrick Ragen
David Randall
Gail Ransom
Bob Rapp
Thomas Rasmussen
Warren Ratliff
Ann Ravel
Richard Ray
Alexandra Read
Alex Reaeh
Natalie Reber
Eric Redman
Heather Redman
Karen Reed
Lucia Regan
Laura Rehrmann
Udo Reich
Dana Reid
Robin Reiels
Mike Reilly
Scott Reiman
Dale Reisner
Shelly Reiss
Constance Rice
Gretta Richardson
Jim Richardson
Mary Richardson
Aaron Richmond
Terese Richmond
Ana Rigby
Roberta Riley
Barri Rind
Nita Rinehart
Memo Rivera
John Rizzardi
Bonnie Robbins
David Robbins
Kirk Robbins
John Roberts
Jeff Roberts
Jon Roberts
Ashley Robinson
David Robinson, MD
Jack Robinson
Jean Robinson
Julius Caesar Robinson
Tom Robinson
Charles Robison
John Rockwood
Sharon Rodgers
Chris Rodriguez
Mark Roe
Rebecca Roe
Kathy Roeder
Dave Rogers
James Rogers
Jennifer Rogers
David Rolf
Kyle Rolfe
Stuart Rolfe
John Eric Rolfstad
Albert Rosellini
Vicki Rosellini
Annie Rosen
Diane Rosen
Joanne Rosen
Morris Rosenberg
Richard Rosenberg
Robert Rosenberger
Lonnie Rosenwald
Manan Roseto
Todd Rosin
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Katie Rossbach
Martha Rost
Robert Roth
Steven Rovig
Frank Rowe
Jordan Royer
Evelyne Rozner
Charles Rullman
Margaret Rumpelles
Tom Rumpelles
Jim Rupp
John Ryan
Mary Jean Ryan
Pam Ryan
Chase Rynd
Matthew Sackman
Gerry Sackman
John Sage
Shelly Sage
Nancy Salts
Judie Sanders
Kathleen Sanders
Libby Sanders
Patsy Sangster
Steve Sarewitz
Stan Savage
Jane M. Savard
Jenny Sax
Linda Schactler
Peter Schmitz
George Schuchart
Lauren Schuchart
Michele Schul
Lee Schultz
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Anne Schwab
Jim Schwab
Betsy Scott
Debora Scott
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Detra Segar
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Barbara Serrano
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Michael Shadow
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John F. Shaw
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Edward Shope
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Stacie Siebrecht
Mary Silk
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Barb Sim
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Stuart Simon
Ann Simons
Beryl Simpson
Ron Sims
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Andi Smith
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Michael Smith
Michele Smith
Mona Smith
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Ryan Smith
Sandy Smith
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Rusell Snyder
David Snyder
Roslyn Solomon
Amy Solomon
Debra Somberg
Richard Sonstelie
Gretchen Sorensen
Lawrence Soriano
John Spady
Charles Spaeth
Charles Sparling
Dale Sperling
Samuel Sperry
Winnie Sperry
Betty Spieth
Robert Spitzer
Louise Sportelli
Nancy Spragins
William Squires
Bill Stafford
Ryan Stamper
Anne Stamper
Mary Jo and Michael Stansbury
Don Stark
Andrew Starks
Megan Starks
Chris Stearns
Gisela Stehr
Carlyn Steiner
Marla Steinhoff
Allan Steinman
Eric Steinwinder
Molly Stephens
Claude Stern
Michael Stern
Judy Sterry
Patrick Stevens
Irene Stewart
Kate Stewart
Kayleen Stewart
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Sheila Stickel
Robert Stier
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Pete Stoltz
Dave Stone
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Angela Stowell
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Gordon Strand
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Jamie Strayer
Jason Strayer
Joan Strecker
Virginia Strickland
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Robert Strong
Kenneth Stuart
Cheryl Stumbo
Helen Stusser
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Mike Subit
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Peter Summerville
Stephen Sundquist
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Beck Svaren
Karen Swanson-Dugan
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Tuella Sykes
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Dexter Tang
Lyn Tangen
Gael Tarleton
Stephen Tarnoff
Michelle Taylerson
D.D. Taylor
Dee Taylor
Mark Taylor
Mary Taylor
Linda Taylor-Manning
Elizabeth Tennant
Shannon Terry
Matheas Teshome
Fekade Tessema-Barke
John Teutsch
Meagan Teutsch
Mark Thebault
Patricia Thenell
Gary Thogersen
Janet Thomas
Suzanne Thomas
Adrienne Thompson
Jim Thompson
Preston Thompson
Tim Thompson
Jim Thomson
Caren Tidwell
Kalani Tissot
Judy Tobin
Sarah Toce
Mike Todd
Bryon Tokunaga
Timothy Tomlinson
Jessica Tonani
Beth Toomey
Roger Townsend
Clifford Traisman
Tina Tran-Neville
Laura Trimingham
Mekonnen Tsegga
Krista Tseu
James Tune
James Tupper
Kari Tupper
Anna Tupper-Bridges
James Tupper-Bridges
William Turley
Cathy Tveter
Jim Uhlir
Wes Uhlman
Robin Updike
Elizabeth Upton
Mary Urquhart
William Urquhart
John Van Aelstyn
Janice Van Cleve
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Roy Van duivenbode
Shaun VanEyk
Adam Vance
Barbara Vanderkolk
Ann Vandor
Moya Vazquez
Max Vekich
Lisa Verhovek
Mary Vial
Peter Vial
David Victor
Penelope Vogel
Virginia Vogl
Franz Von Hirschmann
Jennifer Vranek
Mi Vuong
Charlie Wade
Sara Waisanen
Marlane Wakefield
Daniel Wakgira
Ben Waldman
Diane Walker
Lorin Walker
Patricia Walker
Jean Walkinshaw
Jennifer Wallace
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Ann Watson
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Rachel Weinkauf
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Anne Wetmore
Sims Weymuller
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Lyn White
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Jen Wickens
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Sandy Widlan
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Ted Willhite
Ashley Williams
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Danielle Williams
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David Willis
Heidi Wills
Barb Wilson
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Lily Wilson-Codega
Bruce Winchell
Kyle Winslow
Eric Winston
Roger Winters
Marcia Witter
Terry Wittman
John Wolfe
Michael Wolfe
Karen Wong
Victoria Woodarski
David Woodrum
Susan Woodrum
Shauna Woods
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Sally Yates
Larry Yenglin
Nancy York
Summer Young
Chris Youtz
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Jane Zalutsky
Gary Zarker
Don Zatochill
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Greyson Zatzick
Steve Zeliadt
Rona Zevin
Dessi Zewdu
Jennifer Zinda
Jessica Zinda
Anne Zuniga
Rich Zwicker

 “Jenny Durkan is clearly the best choice”


The City of Seattle has grown by 100,000 people since 2010, to more than 700,000—a spasmodic boom that reshaped the city’s economy and politics while degrading its livability.

City residents are rightly anxious. Pressures on affordability have eroded Seattle’s famous tolerance for taxes. Increasing homelessness is tearing at Seattle’s progressive soul. Washington, D.C., has rarely seemed so menacing to city interests.

Yet, the city’s virtues and potential are as ever-present as the three stunning national parks visible from the Space Needle’s roof.

In the midst of upheaval, Seattle needs steady leadership from its next mayor. In an unusually deep field of candidates on the Aug. 1 ballot, Jenny Durkan is clearly the best choice. The top two candidates who emerge in this nonpartisan race will face each other on the November ballot.

Durkan has management chops forged from experience, a broad view of Seattle’s role in the region and state, and a focus on affordability that works for both old and new Seattle.

Durkan’s roots in Seattle are decades deep, and she can appreciate better than most the challenge and opportunity of the present. Seattle has had four years of pedal-to-the-floor experiments under departing Mayor Ed Murray and a City Council that increasingly veers to the left. The city budget ballooned by $1.4 billion, to $5.4 billion—an increase in city spending of more than $2,000 for every Seattle resident.

Durkan has a back-to-basics message—emphasizing a commitment to deliver on potholes, homeless services and constitutionally sound policing while de-emphasizing the need for yet another tax increase.

She has the best approach to working with, rather than against, Seattle’s diverse and innovative business community. She has earned respect from environmentalists, and was a genuine civil-rights leader as the nation’s first openly lesbian U.S. Attorney.  She embraces the challenges of skyrocketing housing prices and widening economic inequality. She is best positioned to satisfy and end federal oversight of Seattle Police because she started the process.

We trust Durkan with these challenges because of her history. She has a distinguished career in law and civic life even before being tapped by President Barack Obama as the top federal prosecutor in Western Washington. A high-end criminal and civic lawyer from a prominent Seattle family, Durkan has pushed progressive reforms of policy and the courts for decades. She has advised mayors, governors and Attorney General Eric Holder. Durkan defines gravitas.

She also adds a welcome voice of reason at a moment when Seattle politics tilts toward ideologues. She supports a more progressive state tax structure, but views Seattle’s plan to litigate a city income tax as a costly waste of time. She broadly supports the housing affordability agenda pushed by Murray, who has endorsed her, but Durkan is more protective of single-family neighborhoods where about half the city lives. She is progressive, but pragmatic.

To address Seattle’s ever-rising homelessness population, Durkan smartly supports more social service outreach team, especially for car campers. While some of Durkan’s opponents advocate for more unsanctioned camps, she does not, calling them immoral.

And she rightly displays a regional view of homelessness, which is too often defined with go-it-alone Seattle solutions. Her best idea is to consider consolidation of King County’s mental-health and drug-treatment programs with city-funded shelters, breaking down bureaucratic silos and reducing administration.

Durkan is unequivocally the best candidate to be Seattle’s defender in Washing, D.C. In lieu of empty anti-Trump rhetoric, Durkan could use her federal experience and tenacious litigation skills to protect city interests.

When Murray stepped out of the race, a field of credible candidates emerged, including former Mayor Mike McGinn, state democratic legislators Jessyn Farrell and Bob Hasegawa, activist attorney Nikkita Oliver and urban planner Cary Moon. Harley Lever, a sensible neighborhood-focused candidate, deserves more attention in the race.

But Durkan is the only candidate offering the whole package—experience, pragmatic solutions and decades-long civic commitment to Seattle.

— The Seattle Times, July 7, 2017

Through following the campaigns and interviewing the candidates, it became clear that while all the candidates are progressive and pro-labor, Jenny Durkan stood out for her experience, her knowledge, and her ability to step in and be an effective mayor.

Long-term care workers—and all working families—need a mayor who will continue the path towards building more affordable housing, fighting against income inequality, and providing quality services for people with disabilities, seniors, and other vulnerable residents. I have confidence that Jenny Durkan will be that mayor.

— Ed Solseng, home care worker, member of the SEIU 775 executive board and central Seattle resident

Since President Trump was elected last year, people in Seattle have been resisting in so many ways, big and small. From the Women’s March, to the incredible crowds at Sea-Tac fighting back against the illegal and immoral refugee ban, to parents and teachers standing up and speaking out against Betsy DeVos, and so much more — Seattle has led the way in making it clear that we can do a whole lot better as a country than the path President Trump is leading us down.

I have been proud to be your voice in the United States Senate, doing everything I can to fight back against President Trump’s hateful, divisive agenda. But I couldn’t have resisted nearly as effectively without your amazing support, and today I am asking you to support Jenny Durkan for mayor of Seattle to stand with me to keep up the fight.

President Trump represents the short-term triumph of hatred and division, empty promises, and insults and personal attacks. Jenny represents the exact opposite of President Trump, and it would send an incredible signal if she were elected. Electing Jenny would make it clear that wherever President Trump is trying to take America, Seattle is going somewhere else.

As the first openly gay US Attorney, Jenny has dedicated her career to fighting hatred and bringing people together, working hard and delivering actual results, and standing up for the most vulnerable families against discrimination and hate crimes. Can you think of a time when this has been needed more than right now?

I’ve seen what it takes to stand up to President Trump. I’ve done it. It takes a willingness to fight and win, of course. But it also takes the ability to show something more than fight. It takes a willingness to work hard and build coalitions of people who can come together around a shared interest in a better country than the one President Trump is trying to sell. I believe Jenny’s experience and values will help her do exactly that as the next mayor of Seattle and I am asking all of you to stand with me to help her get elected.

People in Seattle care so much about the future of our great city, and there has been so much energy, excitement, and great ideas in this campaign — from all sides. But I know Jenny, I’ve seen her stand up to President Trump on the front lines at the anti-refugee ban protests in Sea-Tac and every day in her work–and I am confident she will be an amazing mayor and partner in the fight against President Trump.

I ask all of you to keep standing with me, to stand with Jenny, and to keep showing President Trump that we can fight back and lead by example.

Sincerely,

Patty

P.S. Check out Jenny’s plan to take on homelessness in Seattle, it’s really smart. Expanding access to shelter beds, helping families get into permanent housing, and investing in meaningful mental health and addiction support. Homelessness is a critical issue for the next mayor of Seattle to address, and Jenny has the best plan to do it.

— U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Because of Jenny Durkan’s lifetime of experience fighting for social justice issues, we know we will have a strong leader standing with us to prevent roll-backs and win advancements in civil rights. We’re ready to work together to address the homelessness crisis and to fight for quality care for everyone in the city. We cannot be a strong community when anyone lacks access to care or basic civil rights.

— Diane Sosne, RN, MN, President of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee endorses Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle

 

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson endorses Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle

 

I was fortunate to work with Jenny, in her role as United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, for nearly five years while I was Attorney General of the United States during the Obama Administration.

There’s a reason Jenny was one of President Obama’s first appointments: She is smart, tenacious, and committed to public service. She has a record of advocating for the underdog, fighting for real systemic reforms, and getting things done for her community. I know that’s exactly who she would be as Mayor of Seattle.

She’s a proven progressive leader who has been addressing the undeniable inequities in policing, juvenile justice, and criminal justice for decades.

Jenny doesn’t just discuss the problems — she takes urgent action.  And her work on these issues didn’t start a few months ago. She’s been on the front lines fighting for civil rights and making real systemic reforms for decades.

Take it from me: Jenny has a progressive vision for Seattle. She knows how to put that vision into action to address our shared challenges ‒ and there is no one better to stand up to President Trump and to stand up for our values.  I have no doubt that Jenny will be a mayor who can implement her big ideas for Seattle.

— Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

 

Jenny Durkan will be a champion for working men and women, which is why we’re proud to support her. Jenny is focused on the future through supporting innovative investments in infrastructure and transportation while protecting workers’ safety, health, and wages. She will connect communities across Seattle with smart apprenticeship and career training programs to effectively build our workforce. There’s only one candidate in this race that understands the importance of engaging and training the local community to be the workforce of tomorrow.

— Monty Anderson, Executive Secretary of the Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council.

ILWU has a long history of endorsing progressive candidates, which is why we’re supporting Jenny Durkan. Through our rank and file democratic process, it was decided that many of Jenny’s positions aligned with those of our membership. ILWU will work hard to help elect Jenny as our next Mayor because she will fight for better wages and safer worker conditions for all. She will continue to cultivate the relationship between the city and the port to maintain Seattle as a first class gateway.

— Rich Austin, President of ILWU Local 19.

Our support is based on the fact that leadership, along with vision, and clear communication are necessary skills for being Mayor of Seattle. In our view, Jenny Durkan possesses those qualities to lead and govern the citizens of Seattle.

— Seattle Plumbers and Pipefitters United Association Local 32

 

Seattle Fire Fighters are proud to endorse Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle. Jenny will prioritize basic services and public safety and make sure that fire fighters are safe and have the tools we need when you call. Jenny shares Seattle’s values and has the experience to defend them.

Jenny Durkan will provide the strong leadership working families need in our diverse and growing city.

— Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27

We are proud to endorse Jenny Durkan for Seattle Mayor. She is the right candidate for Seattle. She will stand strong for the workers of Seattle, while fighting for affordable housing, enforcing labor laws and working to provide job opportunities for the people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to make a living wage.

Jenny Durkan has been an advocate for our members who have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, fighting to make sure that our members and their families receive the care and/or compensation that they deserve. We’re going to be with her every step of the way.

Through her career, Jenny Durkan has proven to us that she has the integrity, the vision and the will to be the next Mayor of Seattle, WA—and we want to help her achieve that goal.

— Heat and Frost Insulators and Firestop Containment Workers Union, Local 7

Jenny Durkan is by far the best candidate to fight for the tens of thousands of active and retired Teamsters in Seattle. From her days as a Teamster to fighting for better wages and working conditions alongside our members, she has a lifetime of experience of supporting working people. Jenny is the complete package when it comes to a candidate for the City of Seattle Mayor. She is a problem solver with a business sense, a working class and an impeccable legal background that will be extremely beneficial to the City of Seattle. Jenny is the clear choice to deliver results and help make Seattle more affordable while making a living wage.

— Rick Hicks, President of the Teamsters Joint Council No. 28

Seattle needs a strong, steady leader who will be both a progressive champion for working people and keep our economy vibrant and moving forward to create more good middle-class jobs. It’s a crowded mayoral field, but we believe there’s really only one candidate who can deliver on both fronts. That is Jenny Durkan, and that’s why Ironworkers Local 86 is proud to enthusiastically endorse Jenny’s campaign for Mayor of Seattle

— Ironworkers Local 86

We are proud to stand with Jenny Durkan, who will always fight for working families. As a progressive leader, she will bring people together to get results for workers and the city of Seattle.

— Operating Engineers Local 302

We need steady, progressive leadership; someone who can bring us together, set an agenda, get things done, make decisions. That’s who Jenny is.

— Former Governor Chris Gregoire

Jenny has the experience to lead our city government and advocate for our workers. We’re proud to support her because she believes in investing in our community, and she will be a strong leader who champions equality, education, living wages, and affordable housing.

— Chris Dugovich, President of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, AFSCME

I am pleased to announce my public endorsement of Jenny Durkan for Mayor. I know her as a dignified and gracious woman of enormous capability and wisdom.

— Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle

Jenny Durkan was a fantastic U.S. Attorney and throughout her career has taken on tough issues. Jenny is a faithful friend to Indian people and to me. What happens in Seattle affects all Washingtonians and so I express my full support for her campaign as Mayor.

— Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Jenny Durkan is a progressive force for justice and stands up time and again for working families. From her time as a dues paying Teamster to her experience as U.S. Attorney, she’s been an unwavering advocate for working familie. Jenny’s executive experience and tireless commitment to addressing inequality, social and economic justice, workers rights, and fair wages make her the clear choice to lead Seattle.

— Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the MLKCLC

Jenny is an accomplished leader, a civil rights champion, a community builder, and a person who gets things done. She will lead our city in a way that is progressive, inclusive, and values ever corner of our community.

She understands the urgency of our challenges—the affordability crisis, equitable transportation solutions, criminal justice reform, protecting civil rights—and has the compassion to bring people together to make it happen.

I have known Jenny since law school. She has been a great partner to me, and I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.

— Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell

Jenny has been a champion for clean air and water and for protecting our endangered species and our forests. As U.S. Attorney, she prosecuted those who illegally dumped waste into our waters, cut down old growth trees, and unlawfully harvested scare resources. An innovative national leader in enforcing the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, she was on the front lines prosecuting and deterring polluters throughout the Puget Sound area.

Seattle is a vital part of one of the most beautiful regions in the world and a critical leader in the fight against climate change. With Jenny, you will have an environmental champion as your Mayor.

— Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator under President Obama (2009-2013)

I know Jenny well. I appreciate her rigorous approach to public policy, her careful analysis, and her ability to listen carefully and then make strong decisions. Jenny is a leader who will get good things done for our city.

— Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess

As national governments become increasingly disconnected and irrelevant, the fate of the planet may depend upon decisions that are made in cities. Seattle has a genuine opportunity to become a global leader in areas as diverse as green energy, fair housing, efficient transportation, optimal density, community policing, healthy sustainable food, fresh water, minimum wages, climate resilience, human rights, abundant accessible open space, and the circular economy.

Seattle has made episodic progress in all these fields. But, candidly, we are not the global leader in any of them.

Political campaigns are generally dominated by endless lists of promises made to interest groups. Once in office, the elected leader’s actual achievements are governed by her intelligence, character, compassion, strategic sensibility, energy, optimism, and political toughness. As a long-time admirer of Jenny Durkan, I can testify that she possesses all those traits in abundance. She is genuinely eager to pursue bold goals, and she has the skill to unite diverse constituencies behind her leadership.

I’m confident Jenny Durkan will be one of the world’s truly great big city mayors.

— Denis Hayes, President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, principal organizer of the first Earth Day

“The environmental leader who will get things done”

As Donald Trump denies climate change, dismantles environmental protections, and disgraces our country by backing out of the Paris agreement, it is clear that bold leadership on climate action, environmental justice, and the green economy must come from cities like Seattle. We need a Mayor who is a progressive champion and a principled, collaborative leader who inspires people to work together to get things done. We don’t have time to waste.

That’s why we support Jenny Durkan for Mayor.

As U.S. Attorney, Jenny was a recognized national leader in enforcing the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. She prioritized prosecuting those who polluted our waters, illegally cut down our trees, and unlawfully harvested scarce resources. In private practice, she stood up against Republicans in Congress who tried to intimidate environmental groups and foundations that sought to uncover internal information concealed by ExxonMobil about climate change.

Her priorities are our community’s priorities. She is committed to safe, efficient and well-connected transportation alternatives that reduce greenhouse emissions. She will work to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency in our homes and offices. She will work to protect and restore Puget Sound because we must save one of our state’s greatest resources—both economic and environmental.

She will champion expanding our system of parks, natural areas, trails, and playfields to meet the recreation needs of our growing population, and provide an enhanced network of green infrastructure.

She understands that the impacts of climate change and the health impacts of pollution often fall hardest in lower-income neighborhoods. Jenny will insist that environmental programs and the solutions we propose are consistent with our social justice and equity values, and the benefits are felt by those in the most need. We have a lot of work to do.

Under her leadership, Seattle will:

  1. Collaborate with Sound Transit and Metro to identify opportunities to expedite the planning, ensure community engagement, and deliver mass transit.
  2. Work to achieve Seattle’s ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2050, and continue the city’s leadership role nationally and around the world in tackling climate change.
  3. Stand at the forefront of the clean energy economy and the good jobs that it is producing, while ensuring that there are pathways to those jobs for people of color and low-income communities.
  4. Leverage private and public sector initiatives to transition our transportation sector from polluting fossil fuels to clean electricity.
  5. Make good on its promise to voters of “Parks for All” to ensure healthy communities and preserve precious greenspace for the benefit of all residents
  6. Lead the nation in developing green infrastructure to treat stormwater and protect habitat ranging from forests to intertidal areas.
  7. Increase safety and mobility to give bike commuters, riders and families ease of movement and peace of mind.
  8. Continue to be a place that is known as the laboratory for innovative technologies that make resilient communities possible.

That’s why we need Jenny Durkan as Mayor of Seattle. She is the environmental leader who will get things done.

Ash Awad (board president, Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and board, Climate Solutions)

Thatcher Bailey (executive director, Seattle Parks Foundation)

Rod Brown (environmental attorney)

Brian Cladoosby (chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community)

David Dicks (environmental attorney and former executive director, Puget Sound Partnership)

Peter Dykstra (environmental attorney)

Martha Kongsgaard

Ross Macfarlane (board member, Climate Solutions)

Michael Mann (former director, Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment)

Jay Manning (chair, Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council and former director, Department of Ecology)

Dennis McLerran (environmental attorney, former EPA Region 10 Administrator and former executive director, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)

Megan Owen (board member, NW Energy Coalition)

Eileen V. Quigley (director, Clean Energy Transition)

Ron Sims (former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Stephanie Solien (vice chair, Puget Sound Partnership and board member, Washington Environmental Council)

Amy Solomon (former program officer, Bullitt Foundation)

*The signers of this letter are endorsing Jenny Durkan for Mayor as individuals. Any affiliations are for identification purposes only.

“We are proud to solely endorse Jenny Durkan who has the experience to lead thousands of employees and address many of the issues facing our city and workers. Our members are standing with Jenny because she is a strong progressive focused on addressing inequality and worker’s rights.”

— Behnaz Nelson, Executive Director of PTE Local 17.

Durkan is an accomplished and principled defender of individual rights, liberties and freedoms for all.

— Ron Sims, Former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development