Martinelli, 27, is a former campaign manager for King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove and a graduate of Mt. Rainier Highschool. He studied journalism and environmental science at The Evergreen State College before becoming Communications Director for the nonprofit political committee Sensible Washington.
Martinelli is a father of two, and has a record of success working for numerous causes including same-sex marriage, fair workers’ rights and environmentalism. He has served as a unanimously elected Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) since 2012.