Normandy Park’s Shawn McEvoy Running For King County Council

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On Thursday (May 20), former Normandy Park Mayor and current city councilmember Shawn McEvoy announced that he’s running for the King County Council seat in District 8, against State Sen Joe McDermott.

This is the seat currently held by Jan Drago, who was appointed last year but is apparently not planning to run again this fall.

District 8 serves the communities of Burien, North Highline Burien, White Center, West Seattle, Vashon/Maury Islands, Normandy Park, SoDo, International District/Chinatown, Pioneer Square, West Beacon Hill, and portions of SeaTac, Tukwila and West Hill.

Keep in mind around election day that this McEvoy should not be confused with Geoffrey “Mac” McElroy, who’s running for State Representative Position #2, currently held by Sharon Nelson.

Here’s a press release we received from McEvoy’s friend Ian Gunsul:

May 20, 2010

Shawn McEvoy, former Mayor and current City Council member of Normandy Park, citing a strong sentiment from voters for a non-partisan King County Council, announced he is running for the King County Council seat in District 8.

McEvoy’s experience since 2002 as a non-partisan mayor and councilmember in an otherwise politically divided city is proof that non-partisanship works.

By focusing on finding common ground; working together through challenges; communicating, coordinating and cooperating; allows communities to get through the tough issues and focus on the future.

Shawn McEvoy wants voters to know that he is a candidate that is not locked into one party’s ideals and agendas.

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4 Responses to “Normandy Park’s Shawn McEvoy Running For King County Council”
  1. Coverofnight says:

    Will be looking forward to his position on various issues. I know that Joe McDermott favors a state income tax – that’s enough to lose my vote right there……another politician wanting to put his hand in my wallet to pay for public employee benefits! Hopefully, Shawn is more in touch with the common hard-working stiff that NEEDS to hang on to their money in this tough economy to make ends meet.

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  2. Ed Dacy says:

    In every conversation I have had with Shawn he has shown his understanding of the issuses and shown his concern for the people he represents.

    I think he would make an excellent representative of our district on the King County Council

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  3. Rob says:

    This is all nice BUT Can he represent the blue collar constituents that do not live in Normandy Park?

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  4. Dalek says:

    Well I hope you don,t take the bus to those council meetings or your gonna have quite a wait. Maybe if you make it to the council you can get them to do things besides a little PC whining about Arizona.

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