Joe McDermott Named Chair Of County Council’s Budget Committee

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King County Councilman Joe McDermott was selected by the King County Council as chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee.

McDermott, whose District 8 includes Burien and North Highline, will lead the county council’s 2013 budget deliberations.

“Tough choices and a true commitment to reforming county government have placed the County on sound financial footing,” McDermott said. “Sound fiscal management will continue to be my priority as budget chair.”

The Budget Committee maintains oversight of the current year’s budget, and is the lead decision-making body during the adoption of the 2013 budget.

“Unfortunately, the county’s coffers will be facing many challenges this year as cuts from the state are absorbed. In all likelihood, we will be forced to make many more tough choices,” McDermott said.

McDermott joined the King County Council in 2010 after serving nearly a decade in the state Legislature. He was a Senior Budget Analyst with the Seattle School District and worked for former Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney John Ladenburg.

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3 Responses to “Joe McDermott Named Chair Of County Council’s Budget Committee”
  1. Coverofnight says:

    “…we will be forced to make many more tough choices,” McDermott said.”

    That’s code for “We’re going to have to raise taxes….” (I learned that from Joey Moretaxes)

    What a disappointment that this guy ever got into a public office!

  2. yuckfoo says:

    Exactly Coverofnight, well said. But remember it is Washington sate, if the politicians are a democrat, the majority of people blindly vote for them and love higher taxes.

  3. Cover, come on get your facts straight! Joe McDermott’s been an elected offical way longer than I’ve even been trying (once). 😉

    I would be honored if you said I’ve learned from him, however. If I am ever lucky enough to be elected to office I hope I’m half as good as Mr McDermott.

    Joey Martinez

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