2015 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
This year, we did our endorsement process differently. A team of members from different sectors of our Union, including members from DOC as well as the private and public sector, interviewed candidates and made endorsement recommendations based on their responses in our questionnaire as well as their in-person interview. For a more detailed look at our endorsement process please click here.
For more information regarding the endorsement process or to get involved in election activities, contact Local 117 Political Coordinator Dustin Lambro at 206-441-4860 ext. 1262.
The following represents the Teamsters 117 political endorsements for the 2015 election cycle, as well as some selected races from Teamsters Joint Council No. 28. You can also find additional endorsements from the Teamsters Joint Council No. 28 here.
|King County Assessor||John Wilson|
|Director of Elections||Zack Hudgins|
|Port of Seattle||Courtney Gregoire||Pos. 2|
|Fred Felleman||Pos. 5|
|King County Council||Jeanne Kohl-Welles||Dist. 4|
|Jane Hague||Dist. 6|
|Joe McDermott||Dist. 8|
|Burien City Council||Holli Griffin||Pos. 2|
|John Scherer||Pos. 4|
|Pacific City Council||David Storaasli||Pos. 6|
|Renton City Council||Monique Taylor Swan||Pos. 4|
|SeaTac City Council||Sally Andrews||Pos. 3|
|Mia Gregerson||Pos. 7|
|Seattle City Council||Lisa Herbold||Dist. 1|
|Bruce Harrell||Dist. 2|
|Kshama Sawant||Dist. 3|
|Michael Maddux||Dist. 4|
|Deborah Juarez||Dist. 5|
|Mike O'Brien||Dist. 6|
|Sally Bagshaw||Dist. 7|
|Tim Burgess||Dist. 8|
|Lorena Gonzalez||Dist. 9|
|Shoreline City Council||Keith Scully||Pos. 2|
|Jess Salomon||Pos. 6|
|Mayor of Tukwila||De'Sean Quinn|
|Tukwila City Council||Kate Kruller||Pos. 6|
|30th Legislative District (Special Election)||Carol Gregory (D)||Pos. 2|
|Port of Tacoma||Clare Petrich||Pos. 5|
|Fife City Council||Bryan Yambe||Pos. 1|
|Puyallup City Council||Robin Ordonez||Pos. 3|
|Tacoma City Council||Tom McCarthy||Pos. 1|
|Anders Ibsem||Pos. 3|
|Conor McCarthy||Pos. 7|
|Ryan Mello||Pos. 8|
|Mayor of Carbonado||Wally Snover|
|Pierce Co. Charter Review Commission||Brenda Wiest||Dist 7, Pos 2|
|Lake Stevens City Council||Michael Boe||Pos. 5|
In addition to the candidates above, we are also supporting the following ballot measures, which are linked below for more information:
City of Seattle Initiative 122 (Honest Election Seattle) - YES
This initiative would limit the amount of special interest money in politics by creating a public financing of city elections. For more on the ballot measure, click here.
Seattle Transportation Levy to Move Seattle - YES
This is a 10-year transportation levy that would fund critical investments in our roads, bike and pedestrian infrastructure. It replaces the voter-approved Bridging the Gap levy, which was passed by voters in 2006. For more information on the levy, please click here.
City of Tacoma Proposition 1 - YES
This measure would require employers of a certain size to pay employees who work in the City of Tacoma, or maintain, report to, or are supervised from, an office in the City, an hourly wage of not less than fifteen dollars ($15.00), adjusted annually by the rate of inflation. This measure would also create a citizen commission to monitor the City’s administration and enforcement of the minimum wage requirements, and make violation a crime.
If you have questions about Local 117's endorsement process, or you have a question about a race that is not listed, please contact Political Coordinator Dustin Lambro at 206-441-4860 ext. 1262 or dustin (at) teamsters117.org.