County Council Candidate Diana Toledo Receives Two Endorsements
On Friday (Oct. 1st), King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo announced that she has received endorsements from former county council candidates and former Normandy Park Mayor/councilmember Shawn McEvoy, as well as South Park resident and former candidate Tim Fahey.
Both are scheduled to make a joint appearance at a fundraiser for Toledo this Saturday (Oct. 2nd).
Here’s the release, which we received via email Friday afternoon:
Former King County Council Candidates Shawn McEvoy and Tim Fahey will make a joint public announcement of endorsement for Diana Toledo at Saturday’s Dinner & Fundraiser to Elect Diana Toledo to King County Council.
Tim Fahey, South Park resident and pre-primary King County Council candidate who caused a stir during the pre-primary campaign by drawing attention to DOT, Legislative, and Executive failings to prevent the South Park Bridge closure; says it’s time for those that care about King County to back Diana Toledo in the General Election.
Shawn McEvoy, a long-time political leader in District 8; former Normandy Park Mayor, and current Normandy Park Councilmember; say’s that if we are to make the changes necessary to get King County on its feet we must embrace the non-partisan platform that Diana is championing.
These endorsements will undoubtedly send shockwaves through the district; as most partisan voters expected union member Tim Fahey and Democrat favorite Shawn McEvoy to endorse life-long politician Joe McDermott.
“There is no doubt that Diana Toledo is the most qualified for the seat on King County Council. She has something that we’ve yet to see on the Council; a perspective from the front line. Her opponent is another legislator, another career politician, who is coming from Olympia and hoping to learn the process while on the job. We have enough former Olympia legislators on the council already; we need someone with internal experience, a reformer, with the counties best interests at heart. Let us now come together in support of Diana Toledo, and do everything we can to help elect her to King County Council”
The formal announcement and celebration will be Saturday evening, October 2, 2010, with the festivities to begin at 5pm. Open to the press; be part of this momentous political event, reporters welcome and encouraged.
Location as follows:
Eagles FOE #2643
4426 California Ave SW
West Seattle, WA 98116
October 2, 2010 – 5pm
*Sponsored by Friends of Diana Toledo
Read our previous coverage of the King County Council race between Toledo and Joe McDermott here.