City South Seattle Dems Rescind Della Support
posted by June 21 at 14:17 PMon
The 11th District Democrats of far-South Seattle and Renton voted Tuesday night to endorse no one in the race between David Della and Tim Burgess. Della, the incumbent, got the 11th District’s endorsement four years in his race against then-incumbent Heidi Wills. According to one person who was at the meeting, Della failed to get the required two-thirds vote in large part because of his perceived “lack of leadership” on energy issues, the focus of his campaign against Wills. During that campaign, Della trashed Wills for her leadership at City Light (dubbing her “Rate Hike Heidi”); but when he was elected, he turned down the opportunity to chair the council’s City Light committee, opting instead for the much less controversial parks committee (which he still chairs). Even one of Della’s supporters in the 11th reportedly said that Della “hasn’t done that much” on the council, adding, “but he’s good on our issues.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement.