Shoreline Deputy Mayor Jesse Salomon begins a run for state senate

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jesse Salomon is campaigning for State Senate seat
Deputy Mayor Jesse Salomon has begun a campaign for the State Senate, for the 32nd Legislative District.

The District includes Shoreline, Woodway, portions of the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, certain unincorporated areas in Snohomish County, and a section of northwest Seattle.

The general election is in November for a four year term that begins on January 1, 2019.

His statement
This year I consistently hear people feel it is time for a change, for fresh ideas and new approaches  
I have been doorbelling almost every day. I'm excited to listen and learn what's important to our residents, and energized by how receptive and supportive they are to my message and ideas, which resonate with their concerns.
In contrast with my opponent, I have a record of achievement in my 6 years on the Shoreline City Council because I am a cooperative coalition builder. 
I have also served as a public defense attorney for 10 years where I represented thousands of mentally ill and drug-addicted clients, many of whom grew up in foster care or had other disadvantages. If the state fully funded high quality early education, many of these people would have done better in life. One of my top priorities is to win access to these high quality programs for every child that needs it. 
Being a local councilmember, I understand how cities are impacted and often shortchanged by decisions made in Olympia. It is vital to have someone with local government experience to better represent our cities in order to fix traffic, create affordable housing, address rising property taxes, and improve and expand park space. 
I am ringing the doorbells of this entire district, including Lynnwood, Shoreline, North Seattle, Woodway, Mountlake Terrance, and Edmonds because I want to hear directly from our community. 
To succeed, we need to send a message that the community wants more effective leadership. That is why even small donations are extremely important. Please go to and follow me on Facebook for more information or to share your feedback. 


Anonymous,  February 7, 2018 at 9:45 AM  

Perhaps Jesse could explain his perceived achievements. My neighborhood feels less safe, development is out of control, traffic is crazy and we are being taxed out of the area. But hey we have new bike lanes replacing those pesky street parking spots.

Janet Way February 7, 2018 at 1:10 PM  

This is sad really. Jesse has decided to go to the dark side again. Right now, when progressives nationwide are uniting and electin Democrats, Jesse has made a move against a stalwart Progressive Democrat who chairs a Senate Committee? We need to unite against Trump and his allies, not divide and conquer! This is naked ambition. Maralyn Chase has been an environmental champion, a labor champion and defender of small business. Not to mention a champion for education, disability rights, and human rights.

Jesse is making a huge mistake!

Unknown February 7, 2018 at 3:56 PM  

Hi Jesse, how does it feel "less safe" exactly? Also development and traffic are largely the result of this region being crazy popular, it can't be helped that the city immediately north of Seattle is changing. In regards to bike lanes - you complain about traffic but biking and less drivers means less traffic!

Anonymous,  February 9, 2018 at 12:32 PM  

Jesse didn't listen to me or my neighbors about the rezones or suggested station placements. My nieghborhood is now changed, and not for the better, while his home down by Paramount Park was spared from the rezone area. He kept voting with the council members who did not live in the rezone areas, but voted for them.
Rep. Chase visited my neighborhood when she heard we were unhappy.

Allie Rodriguez

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