For Immediate Release: August 13, 2018
Contact: DeLancey Lane 206-473-2488
Retiring State Senator Sharon Nelson and Representatives Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon Endorse Shannon Braddock for State Senate
Clean sweep of 34th district legislators adds to growing support for Braddock entering general election
West Seattle— Democrat Shannon Braddock, progressive policy advocate, working mom, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Executive Dow Constantine, today announced the endorsement of the current delegation from the 34th legislative district, adding to her growing list of endorsers. Braddock is running to replace Sharon Nelson, who is retiring after serving as Majority Leader in the productive 2018 session.
“Shannon Braddock is the strongest choice for State Senate– where we desperately need strong women leaders to stand up for our rights, our families, and our environment,” said Senator Sharon Nelson. “I’ve worked with Shannon on complex policy and know she will be an effective leader for our region.”
State Representatives Eileen Cody, a union nurse and longtime chair of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee, also endorsed Braddock, as has Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, who chairs the House Environment Committee.
“As a mom, regional leader, and longtime advocate for kids, families and women, Shannon has the experience and proven progressive values we need in the State Senate,” said Representative Eileen Cody. “With so much at stake this November, Shannon is the best choice to help stand up for our rights, our communities, and our future.”
“We need Shannon in the Senate as our partner in fighting climate change, expanding transit, and investing in kids and schools,” said Representative Joe Fitzgibbon. “Shannon has the most endorsements because she is an effective progressive leader. She deserves our vote.”
Braddock expressed her gratitude for the support of the current delegation as she enters the competitive general election.
“I am so grateful for the support of Senator Nelson, and Representatives Cody and Fitzgibbon,” said Braddock. “I have worked with all of these leaders for years on issues for the families and communities of the 34th District and it means a lot to have their endorsement. Sharon Nelson has been a mentor and friend throughout my career and it will be an honor to build on her record of outstanding service to our region.”
The 34th delegation joins a growing list of sole endorsements for Braddock, including the Washington State Labor Council, a dozen unions, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, County Executive Dow Constantine, King County Council members including Dave Upthegrove, Joe McDermott, Larry Gossett, and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Burien City Councilmember Pedro Olguin, and more.