Politics PI Backs Street
The PI endorsed Jim Street in Seattle’s 43rd District race today.
This is an influential legislative district that has produced influential leaders over the years, including Rep. Ed Murray, whose run for the state Senate leaves this House seat open.
District voters deserve a representative with the experience, savvy and relationship-building skills to be a player in Olympia from day one. Street offers just that.
Before serving as a judge for four years, he spent 12 years on the City Council and was the first president of the Puget Sound Regional Council.
The issues he’s pursued resonate with the district’s values. He proposed what became the Families and Education Levy, was an early endorser of a limit on downtown building heights and has been called the father of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods.
While the PI praised all the candidates in the race (“Six solid candidates… an exceptional slate”), the only other candidate the PI singled out for praise—the only other candidate name-checked by the PI—was Stephanie Pure.
An impressive newcomer in that cadre is Stephanie Pure, a young activist with a bright political future.