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Friday, March 31, 2006

Ed Murray to Announce… Something.

Posted by on March 31 at 12:44 PM

According to an e-vite that’s making the rounds of the local political establishment, State Rep. Ed Murray (D-Seattle) will be making a big “campaign announcement” tomorrow in Seattle. Everyone assumes tomorrow will be the moment when Murray finally declares his intention to run for a seat in the state senate by taking on Pat Thibaudeau, the current Democratic state senator from Seattle.

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Yes, he made that clear at an event last night.

Heck, the fact that six candidates have already announced they're running for his seat, of which I've endorsed one, has nothing to do with it.

We all know that Pat's stepping down and Ed is running for her seat. heck, I endorse him too.

See you all at the 43rd District Caucuses on April 22nd at Univerity Theater, 5510 University Way NE! I'll be the Secretary ... and welcome our new Chair!

Ed Murray moving on has created a great opportunity to put an activist leader and teacher in the legislature. Lynne Dodson is running for Murray's seat. Lynne is a prominent educator - on the faculty at Seattle Central Community College and President of the teacher's union there - but also an activist leader. She's been Co-Chair of Washington State Jobs with Justice, a coalition of over 140 labor, community, faith and student groups that fights for the interests of working people. Lynne also helped to organize the two largest peace marches in recent Seattle history. And as a labor leader, she's fought for LGBT rights in her union and at the community colleges. She has a lot of experience with the legislature, winning increased funding for the community colleges every year; but she's also shown a willingness to be in the streets to win social justice, rather than just relying on legislative votes. Several of the candidates for Murray's seat would probably be good votes in Olympia. But Lynne Dodson has a unique record of activism, coalition-building, legislative advocacy and WINNING on important issues. You can get more information - or contribute to her campaign - at

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