Evan Smith: 32nd District Democrats endorse Salomon, Tarleton

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

The 32nd Legislative District Democrats have endorsed Shoreline City Council candidate Jesse Salomon and Seattle Port Commission incumbent Gael Tarleton.

The District Democrats took the action at their April 13 meeting.

Salomon has announced that he will run for one of the three Shoreline Council positions on this year’s ballot. He has yet to say which one.

Salomon, who represents the Ridgecrest community on the Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods, is a public defender employed by a non-profit legal-aid organization, defending homeless and other needy misdemeanor defendants in the Seattle Municipal Court.

Positions on this year’s Shoreline ballot include those now held by Chris Eggen, Doris McConnell and Terry Scott.

The District Democrats endorsed Eggen at their March meeting. Eggen will seek a second four-year term on the Council. The Democrats also endorsed him when he won election four years ago.

Scott announced last month that he would not seek a second term on the Council. The Democrats had endorsed him when he defeated former Councilman Bob Ransom in 2007.

McConnell has yet to say whether she will seek re-election. She won her first term when she defeated party-endorsed former Councilwoman Maggie Fimia in 2007.

Tarleton has no announced opponents for the countywide port position. Hers is one of three port positions on this year’s ballot.

Both City Council members and Port commissioners are elected on a non-partisan ballot.

Candidates file for ballot positions June 6-10.

Positions with three or more candidates appear on the August 16 primary ballot.
Positions with only one or two candidates appear only on the November 8 general-election ballot.


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