Shirley Sutton Sweeps King, Snohomish counties Democrat endorsements

Shirley Sutton, candidate for the 32nd LD State Representative, Position 1, has swept sole endorsements from: King County Democrats, Snohomish County Democrats and the 32nd Legislative District Democrats.

Ms. Sutton, former Lynnwood City Council Member, career educator and community organizer, is challenging incumbent State Representative, Cindy Ryu. 

The percentage of votes in favor of endorsing candidate Shirley Sutton: 

  • June 10th: the 32nd LD Democrats endorsed Sutton with 64% of the vote
  • June 23rd: King County Democrats endorsed Sutton with 62% of the vote
  • July 11th: Snohomish County Democrats endorsed Sutton with 71% of the vote

Ms. Sutton is running on a progressive, ‘no austerity’ platform, calling for affordable housing; equity in justice; fair taxation; COVID-19 relief; Single Payer Healthcare; keeping public schools public; police accountability; and meeting climate goals in Washington State. 

Ms. Sutton announced that she will not be beholden to big business and their lobbyists, and will not accept corporate PAC donations. The incumbent in the race received 2020 campaign donations from billionaire, and charter school proponent, Connie Ballmer, and multiple out of state insurance companies. 

Shirley Sutton is the 2020 recipient of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Award for a generation of public service to her community. 

Shirley Sutton is the 2019 Recipient of the Carl Gipson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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