Anthony Martinelli Receives Wide-Range of Endorsements in Bid for Des Moines City Council

The campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1 has garnered a wide-range of endorsements, including from labor groups, community leaders and current and former lawmakers both locally and statewide.

Below is a list of some of these endorsements:

– King County Democrats

– Equal Rights Washington

– Aerospace Machinists Union

– American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

– Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights

– NARAL Washington

– 34th District Democrats

– King County Young Democrats

– Washington Berniecrats 

– Service Employees International Union Local 6

– IBEW Local 77

– Washington Bikes

– Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, founding editor of the Harvard Mental Health Letter and The American Psychiatric Association Annual Review

– Susan White, Fmr. Des Moines City Councilmember

– Zack Hudgins, State Representative (Chair of the State Government Committee)

– Jim Moeller, Fmr. State Representative (Speaker Pro Tempore) and chemical dependency counselor for Kaiser Permanente

– Elizabeth Albertson, Fmr. Kent City Councilmember

– Stacia Jenkins, Fmr. Normandy Park City Councilmember

– King County Labor Council, representing over 100,000 workers and over 150 organizations including:

Washington Alliance for Retired Americans

Washington State Nurses Association

Seattle Education Association

Seattle Police Officers Guild

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Sailors Union of the Pacific

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Anthony Martinelli Advances to General Election in Bid for Des Moines City Council, Position 1

Longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli has advanced through the primary and into the general election in his bid to replace incumbent Matt Pina for Des Moines City Council, Position 1.

According to King County Elections, Martinelli received more votes than Pastor Curtis Harmon in the August 1st primary, allowing him to move to the general election along with Councilmember Pina.

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King County Young Democrats Endorse Anthony Martinelli for Des Moines City Council

The King County Young Democrats have officially endorsed the campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1. The King County Young Democrats is the only Democratic group in King County that allows the consideration of every candidate running regardless of party affiliation.

The Elect Martinelli campaign also announced that they’ve been endorsed by Fmr. State Representative Jim Moeller, and Fmr. Kent Councilmember Elizabeth Albertson. Moeller, a chemical dependency counselor for Kaiser Permanente, served as a representative from 2003 to 2017; he was Speaker Pro Tempore during the 2013-2014 session. Albertson, a Kent Councilmember from 2006 to 2013, is a current mayoral candidate.

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