Filipino-American Candidate Files For King County Council, District 8

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Another candidate has filed for the King County Council seat for District 8, joining Normandy Park’s Shawn McEvoy, who announced his candidacy on May 20th – lifelong Seattle resident and 15-year King County employee Diana Toledo threw her hat into the ring on Thursday (June 3).

Deadline for filing is Friday, June 11th, so there’s still about a week left.

The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 17th, and will be conducted by mail (King County Elections began conducting all elections by mail in February, 2009).

Toledo sent us the following press release Thursday afternoon:

Filipino-American Candidate for King County Council – District 8

The daughter of a Filipino immigrant who earned his U.S. Citizenship serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and an American mother who operated a neighborhood food-bank to help struggling Seattleites in the 1970’s; Life-long Seattle resident and 15 year King County employee Diana Toledo has entered the race for King County Council.

King County Council District 8 includes Burien, Normandy Park, parts of SeaTac and Tukwila, North Highline, West Seattle, and Vashon and Maury Islands.

Diana’s platform is focused on 3 issues; 1) Fiscal responsibility in King County Government. 2) Local Business incentives and Job creation. 3) Safe streets via youth outreach.

Diana and her husband Jerry (a small business owner), and their children live in West Seattle where they are active in community programs, church, and public service.


David Toledo, Director of public relations
“Friends of Diana Toledo”
4701 SW Admiral Way, #39
Seattle, 98116

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