Endorsements

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ORGANIZATIONS

Associated General Contractors of Washington

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

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

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

Ironworkers Local 86  Endorsement Statement

Laborers Local 242

Municipal League of King County rates Jenny “Outstanding”

Operating Engineers Local 302  Endorsement Statement

Professional and Technical Employees (PTE) Local 17  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Plumbers and Pipefitters United Association Local 32  Endorsement Statement

Seattle Hospitality for Progress

Seattle TimesEndorsement Statement

SEIU Local 775  Endorsement Statement

Washington State Women’s Political Caucus

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Governor Chris Gregoire  Endorsement Statement

Governor Gary Locke

Mayor Ed Murray  Endorsement Statement

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 Council Chair Joe McDermott

Washington State Senator Jamie Pedersen

Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle  Endorsement Statement

Washington State Representative Eric Pettigrew

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 EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson  Endorsement Statement

INDIVIDUALS

Nancy Abramson
Ty Accornero
Jay Adams-Feuer
Cynthia Adkins
Patricia Agostino
Susan Ahearn
Patricia Akiyama
Tom Alberg
Chris Alejano
Bob Alexander
Kenny Alhadeff
Royal Alley-Barnes
Bob & Sarah Alsdorf
Vincent Alsoudi
Laura Altschul
Sarchil Amin
Liz Anderson
Heidi Anderson
Kathy Andeway
Joanne Anton
Scott Armstrong
Sharon Armstrong
Rep. Seth Armstrong, retired
Robert Aronson
Nalani Askov
Bradford Augustine
Lois Austin
Bruce Babbitt
Marty Babcock
Sally Bagshaw
Bradley Bagshaw
Thatcher Bailey
Barbara Bailey
William Bailey
Cathy Banks
Mark Barbieri
Richard Barbieri
Paul Barden
Mike Barer
Heather Barnes
Bill Basel
Nancy Basel
Candice Battle
Michelle Bauchman
Tom Bayley
Dave Baylor
Marge Baylor
Grace Beaudin
William Beavers
Denny Behrend
Randy Beitel
Patricia Beltran
Rita Bender
William Bender
Stephen Bennett
Steve Berard
Melissa Berendson
John Berg
Deborah Berger
Adam Berger
Davis Bergmann
Bonnie Berk
Mike Bernard
Lynne Berry
C. Nelson Berry
Debbie Bertlin
Patricia Bettasso
Luanne Bice
Marianne Bichsel
Michelle Blackmer
Don Blakeney
Ellen Blanchard
David Bley
Kenan Block
Bill Block
Morgan Bloomer
Paula Boggs
John Booker
Ken Bounds
Taylor Bowie
Nicholas Boyle
Katheryn Bradley
Heidi Bradley
Karen Brandvick-Baker
Jon Bridge
Bobbe Bridge
Henry Bridger
Ann Bristow
Jack Broom
Michael Brown
Maura Brueger
Karen Bryant
Perry Bryant
Chase Bublitz
David Buchholz, MD
Mark Buckley
Dave Bukey
Dorothy Bullitt
Barbara Bullock
Cindy Burdell
Loleen Burgess
Tim Burgess
Sara Burgess
Suzanne Burke
Dave Burman
Deeann Burman
Mary Jo Burns
Mark Busto
Paul Butler
Carol Butler
Mark Callaghan
Sonya Campion
Lyle Canceko
JoAnn Carbonetti
Jennifer Cargal
Cassandra Carothers
Margaret Carson
Susan Cary
John Cary
Jennifer Cast
Jim Castanes
Martin Castawol
Kameron C Cayce II
Dawn Cerqui
Marjorie Chadsey
Lee Chain
Courtney Chappell
Bill Chemnick
Catherine Chohlas
Grace Christ
Tim Clancy
Mary Clarfeld
Sally Clark
Beth Clark
Nancy Clark
Mikale Clark
John Clark
Sally Clarke
Heather Cline
Lori Clithero
Jarrett Cloud
Rick Cocker
Marian Codling Mullally
Angella Coker
Ida Cole
Sharon Coleman
Kathy Colombo
Kevin Coluccio
Stacy Connole
Jim Conti
Chris Cooledge
Alec Cooper
Kelly Corr
Casey Corr
Shaun Corry
Reed Corry
Laura Corvi
Juan Cotto
Jennifer Crider
Brooks Crist
Sue Crist
Sue Crist
Jim Cromwell
Barbee Crutcher
Alice Cunningham
Cory Curtis
Katherine Anne Dahlem
Shayna Daitch
Donna Darm
Karen Daubert
Craig Davidson
Annie Davis
Jane Davis
Michele Davis
Craig Day
Nicole De Leon
Leona De Rocco
Robin Dearling
Jim DeBlasio
Dr Julius Debro
Brian DeFoe
Pandora Degreen
Christi Del Nagro
Michelle Dellino
Julian and Alice Dewell
Linda Di Lello Morton
TJ DiCaprio
Susan Dittig
Tom Dixon
Deborah Dollard
Sue Donaldson
Jack Donohue
J Dylan Doty
Jan Drago
Michael Dryja
Margie Duckstad
Susan Duffy
Barbara Duffy
Timothy Dunn
Ann Durham
Mary Durkan
Matthew Durkan
Ryan Durkan
Kathleen Durkan
Maryel Duzan
Vasiliki Dwyer
Pamela Eakes
Robert Easter
Mark Edmondson
Pearse Edwards
Lois Edwards
Carol Ege
Dawn Ehde
Yvette Eisenberg
Sarah Eitelbach
Ron Elgin
Paul Elliott
Stephen Emmert
John Engber
Mark Ericks
Ron Erickson
Karen Eriksen
John Euler
Bob Evans
Marilyn Evans
Pandora Eyre
Gary Fallon
Jeff Fatora
Kris Faucett
Pat Fearey
Thomas Feller
Anne Fennessy
Lyn Fenton
Ellen Ferguson
Julie Finstad
Patti Fisher
Katharine Fitzgerald
Denny Fleenor
Karyn Fleming
Senator George Fleming
Tina Fleming
Yemi Fleming Jackson
Sonja Fleming-Schuett
Donovan Flora
Steve Fogg
Tim Fond
Corey Forbis
Nate Ford
Tim Ford
Sonja Forster
Jody Foster
Michael Fox
Robert Foxcurran
Jeffrey Frank
John Franklin
Stefanie Frease
Brian Free
Maureen Frisch
Mike Frost
Joe Fuller
Carole Fuller
Dan Fulwiler
Dave Gaba
Joe Gaffney
Theresa Gallant
Mimi Gan
Barbara Gangwer
Kevin Geiger
Richard Gemperle
Mary Beth
Katie Geraghty
Robert Gilbertson
Robb Ginter
Tag Gleason
Virginia Gleason
Kathy Goater
Darcy Goodman
Barry Goran
Gregory Gorder
Randy Gordon
Patrick Gordon
Karen Gordon
Joanne Gormley
Robert Gould
Tom Graff
Gene Graham
Joseph Grande
Sharon Greaves
Andrew Greene
Doug Greene
Frank Greer
Mike Gregoire
Matt Griffin
Barry Grissom
David Groff
Steve Gunn
Chase Gunnell
Hassan M Guyo
Marilyn Hager
Leslie Hagin
James Hailey
Helen Halloran
Jeff Halpern
Ele Hamburger
Roy Hamrick
Sheri Hancey
Matt Hanna
Debra Hannula
Chris Hansen
Dan Hansen
Jim Hanson
Bill Hanson
Peter Haptie
Brian Hardison
Jenise Harnly
Mark Harrast
Joanne Harrell
Alison Harris
Patricia Hartle
Michele Hasson
David Hasson
Mike Hatchett
Denis Hayes  Endorsement Statement
Edward Heavey
Elizabeth Hebert
Marilyn Heiman
Margay Heldring
Tim Helming
Robert Helsell
John Hempelmann
Brian Henderson
Jan Hendrickson
Jay Hereford
Leigh-Ann Higashi
Ali Higgs
Jerry Hillis
Sarah Hillman
Bruce Hilyer
Julie Hines
Marilyn Hoe
Mike Hogan
Mack Hogans
Dorothy Holland Mann
Terri Hollinsworth
David Horn
Donald J Horowitz
Ned Hosford
Laci Houy
Helen Howell
John Howell
Lem Howell
Rose Howell-Clark
Abby Huber
Becky Hughes
Cheryl Hughes
Jane Hummer
Randall Hummer
Judi Hunt
Agnes Hunyady
William Hurt
Adam Hutchinson
Amanda Ip
Allen Israel
Ken Jacobsen
Tina Jacobsen
Jules James
David James
Mike James
Gail James
Colonel (Ret.) Mike Janser
Michael Jenkins
Andrew Jensen
Clinton Jessee
Jenifer Jewkes
Tracy Johannsen
Gerry Johnson
Eric Johnson
Charles Johnson
Steve Johnson
Calla Jordan
Debora Juarez
Ron Judd
Megan Karch
Carol Kassner
Sandeep Kaushik
John Keane
Carleton Keck
Martha Keck
Bea Kelleigh
Richard Kelley
Steven L. Kendall
David Kerlick
Timothy Killian
Kas Kinkead
Greg Kipp
Jay Kipp
Ted Klastorin
Mary Klein
Bob Klug
Johannes Koch
John Koch
Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Suzanne Koval
Brian Krinbring
Stacey Krum
Megan Kruse
David Kunselman
Ruthann Kurose
LaVerne Lamoureux
Amy Landa
Margaret Lane
Barb Larimer
Tammy Larsen
Linda Larson
Steve Leahy
Tom Leavitt
Shelley Leavitt
Mirra Lee
Maureen Lee
Karen Lee
Mirra Lee
Rhoady Lee
Theresa Lehan-Anderson
Chad Lennox
Theresa Lepow
Al Levine
Mark Levine
Carla Lewis
Betsy Lieberman
Diana Lightner
Dick Lilly
Nina Lindsey
Skyler Lindsley
Micki Lippe
Jean Liu
LauraLockard
Gary Locke
Hubert Locke
Mariko Lockhart
Christina Lockwood
Marcie Lombardi
Dormand Long
Jill Longhom
Judith Lonnquist
Dr.John Lorge
Keith Loveless
Tom Lucas
Luke Lucas
Michael Lufkin
Art Lumley
Kjristine Lund
Kaeli Lynam
Natalie Lynam
Maureen MacCarthy
Patricia MacGowan
Craig MacGowan
Sarah Mack
Merrilee MacLean
Sarah Macleod
Collin Madden
Darlene Madenwald
Peter Maier
Carolyn Main
Harold Malkin
Audrey Mallinak
Kassie Maner
Michael Mann
Roy Mann
Andres Mantilla
Kathy Mares
Danan Margason
William Marler
Wendy Marlowe
Laurie Martinelli
Heather Marx
Nora Masters
D D Matson
Peggy Maze Johnson
Judith McBroom
Harry McCarthy
Carol McCarthy
Jennifer Mccausland
Jack McCullough
Sandy McCullough
Melody McCutcheon
Michelle McDaniel
Molly McGee
Peter Mcgough
Collen Mcgough
Dan Mcgrady
Jeanne Mcgrady
Geoffrey McGrath
Marcia McGreevy Lewis
Janet McInervey
Mike McKay
John McKay
Mary McKinley
Jill McKinstry
Terry McLaughlin
Alan McMillan
Mary McWilliams
Betty Means
Rosa Melendez
Joe Mentor
Paul G Mereith Jr
Jenifer Merkel
Ann Merryfield
Paul Meyer
Suzanne Michael
Nate Miles
Danene Millard
Holly Miller
Jim Miller
Connie Miller
Leslie Miller
Melissa Mitch
Linda Mitchell
Melissa Miton
Frank Moe
Jana Mohr Lone
Richard Monroe
Luis Montero
Dale Moore
Gary Moresky
J. Dean Morgan
Tonya Morris
Catherine Morrison
Ward Morrison, Jr.
Linda Morton
David Moseley
Mary Lee Moseley
Floribert Mubalama
Susan Mueller
Marian Mullally
Gilbert Myers
Catherine Myre
Heidi Myrick
David Namura
Sharon L Nelson
Jane Nelson
Ron Neubauer
Dr. Mark Newton
Viet Nguyen
Terry Nicholas
Floyd Nichols
Kerry Nicholson
Parker Nicholson
Karen Nilson
Connie Niva
Nancy Nolan
Jane Noland
Chuck Nordhoff
Patricia Notter
Laureen Nussbaum
Meg O’Conor
Peter Offenbecher
Rosemari Ogden
Kathleen Oglesby
H. Pike Oliver
Sheri Olson
Janet ONeil
Kate O’Neil
David Orta
Kathy Osler
Mary Pat Osterhaus
Julie Overbaugh
Frank Paganelli
Margaret Pageler
John Pageler
Jennifer Pageler
Sam Palica
Korbe Palmer
Carla Panescu-Reich
Lena Panescu-Reich
Vicki Pardee
Ed Parks
Lawrence Parks
Lee Pasquarella
Les Pasquarella
Laird Patterson
Jerrod Patterson
Steve Paulis
Todd Peacock-Preston
Walter Peale
Gray Pedersen
Ron Pederson
Suanne Pelley
Janet Pelz
Travis Penn
David Perez
Austin Persson
Chris Peterson
Laura Peterson
Kathleen Petrich
Greg Petrie
Faith Li Pettis
Sheri Pewitt
Evan Philip
John Pinette
Teal Planebaker
Krystal Plonski
Mark K. Plunkett
Sylvia Pollack
Judy Porterfield
Catherine Potts
Chris Powl
Geoffrey Prentiss
Richard Prentke
Anne Preston
Patrick Preston
Janet Primomo
Roberta Propst
Lucy Pruzan
Herb Pruzan
Will Quantz
Thomas Rasmussen
Richard Ray
Natalie Reber
Eric Redman
Heather Redman
Karen Reed
Lucia Regan
Laura Rehrmann
Udo Reich
Robin Reiels
Mike Reilly
Scott Reiman
Dale Reisner
Gretta Richardson
Jim Richardson
Mary Richardson
Terese Richmond
Ana Rigby
John Rizzardi
Bonnie Robbins
John Roberts
Jeff Roberts
Jeffrey Robinson
Tom Robinson
Ashley Robinson
Jean Robinson
Jack D. Robinson
David Robinson MD
Charles Robison
John Rockwood
Chris Rodriguez
Becky Roe
Mark Roe
Dave Rogers
David Rolf
Stuart Rolfe
Kyle Rolfe
Diane Rosen
Annie Rosen
Morris Rosenberg
Lonnie Rosenwald
Todd Rosin
Katharine Ross
Katie Rossbach
Jordan Royer
Evelyne Rozner
Chuck Rullman
Jim Rupp
John Ryan
Mary Jean Ryan
Matt Sackman
John Sage
Shelly Sage
Nancy Salts
Jane M Savard
Linda Schactler
Sheila Schultz
Anne Schwab
Michael Scott
Debora Scott
Steve Scott
Jasmine Sellers
Barb Serrano
Lesley Shanahan
Fred Shank
Timothy Shannon
Sue Shaver
Michele Shaw
Kindle Shaw
Kris Shaw
John F. Shaw
Susan Sheary
Steve Sheehy
Ryan Short
Penelope Short
Steven Shulman
Dolores Sibonga
Ron Sim
Bar Sim
Susan Simon
Stuart Simon
Ann Simons
Beryl Simpson
Ron Sims
Joan Singler
Ed Singler
Jeff Skolnick
Jane Skrivan
Leslie Smith
J E P Smith
Michael Smith
Barbara Smith
Jared Smith
Mona Smith
Ryan Smith
Barbara Smith
Michael Smith
Sandy Smith
Dennis Smith
Russell Snyder
David Snyder
Amy Solomon
Roslyn Solomon
Debra Somberg
Richard Sonstelie
Cecilia Sorci
Gretchen Sorensen
Lawrence Soriano
John Spady
Charles Spaeth
Sam Sperry
Rob Spitzer
Louise Sportelli
Nancy Spragins
William Squires
Bill Stafford
Ryan Stamper
Anne Stamper
Mary Jo Stansbury
Michael Stansbury
Megan Starks
Andrew Starks
Chris Stearns
Allan Steinman
Claude Stern
Judy Sterry
Kayleen Stewart
Kate Stewart
Timothy Stewart
Sheila Stickel
Robert Stier
Pete Stoltz
Rafael Stone
Dave Stone
Tyson Storch
Linda Stores
Marianne Stores
Ethan Stowell
Angela Stowell
Hugh Straley
Joseph Straus
Ginny Strickland
Charlene Strong
Helen Stusser
Laura Stusser-McNeil
Mike Subit
Peter Summerville
Stephen Sundquist
Matthew Sutton
Karen Swanson Dugan
Peter Talevich
Phil Talmadge
Dexter Tang
Lyn Tangen
Michelle Taylerson
Mary Taylor
Linda Taylor-Manning
Shannon Terry
Mark Thebault
Patricia Thenell
Gary Thogersen
Suzanne Thomas
Judy Tobin
Sarah Toce
Bryon Tokunaga
Timothy Tomlinson
Jessica Tonani
Beth Toomey
Roger Townsend
Ginny Trethewey
Krista Tseu
Kari Lynn Tupper
Anna Tupper-Bridges
Cathy Tveter
Jim Uhlir
Robin Updike
Mary Urquhart
Bill Urquhart
Janice Van Cleve
Roy Van Duivenbode
Ann Vandor
Moya Vazquez
Lisa Verhovek
David Victor
Penelope Vogel
Franz Von Hirschmann, MBA
Marlane Wakefield
Maggie Walker
Diane Walker
Jen Wallace
John Walsh
Sandy Walsh
Alison Warden
Harriet Wasserman
David Watkins
Ann Watson
Robert Watt
Rachel Weinkauf
Sarah Welch
Gregory Wesner
Anne Wetmore
Jerry Whalen
Doug Whalley
Judith A. Whetzel
Kenneth Whitefish
Mary Wickwire
Sandy Widlan
Richard Wildermuth
Dave Wiley
Diane Willett
Ted Willhite
James Williams
Kathryn Williams
David Willis
Barb Wilson
Bruce Winchell
Roger Winters
Terry Wittman
John Wolfe
Victoria Woodarski
Shauna Woods
Sam Wright
Mary Kay Wright
Lily Wyckoff
Dana Yaffee
Shelly Yapp
Larry Yenglin
Chris Youtz
Dabney Youtz
Grace Yuan
Jane Zalutsky
Gary Zarker
Don Zatochill
Doug Zatzick
Greyson Zatzick
Steve Zeliadt
Rona Zevin

 “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

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.

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

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

I’ve known Jenny for almost three decades. We worked together during the dark days of the anti-LGBT initiative in the ’90s. We worked together in her role as U.S. Attorney on police reform.

Jenny has the experience, the temperament, the political skills, and she also has strong relationships regionally and nationally, to move this city forward during uncertain times.

— Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

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 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

“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