News Martinez to Run Against Prentice
posted by December 3 at 11:35 AMon
Last Friday, I reported that reliable sources in Olympia said Washington Tax Fairness Coalition co-Director Jaun Martinez, 37, was going to run for state Senator from the 11th District (which includes parts of South and West Seattle as well as Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Burien, and Skyway.) The incumbent is the powerful chair of the Senate ways and means committee, Democratic Sen. Margarita Prentice.
Martinez, also a former legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-7), confirmed his pending candidacy to me this morning. He says he’s putting his campaign plan together and will file by the end of the week.
He cited Sen. Margarita Prentice’s heavy-handed approach to pushing millions in subsidies for the Sonics and her refusal to look at reforming the payday loan industry as “causing a lot of unhappiness” in the district.
Martinez also said their were environmental concerns in South Park and Georgetown that needed more attention.