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Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council


The campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1 has garnered a wide-range of endorsements, including from labor groups, community leaders and current and former lawmakers both locally and statewide.

Below is a list of some of these endorsements:

  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, founding editor of the Harvard Mental Health Letter and The American Psychiatric Association Annual Review
  • Susan White, Fmr. Des Moines City Councilmember
  • King County Democrats
  • King County Young Democrats
  • Service Employees International Union Local 6
  • Zack Hudgins, State Representative (Chair of the State Government Committee)
  • Jim Moeller, Fmr. State Representative (Speaker Pro Tempore) and chemical dependency counselor for Kaiser Permanente
  • Elizabeth Albertson, Fmr. Kent City Councilmember
  • Stacia Jenkins, Fmr. Normandy Park City Councilmember

King County Labor Council, representing over 100,000 workers and over 150 organizations including:

  • Washington Alliance for Retired Americans
  • Fire Fighters Local 27, 864, 1257 and 1747
  • Seattle Police Officers Guild
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Seattle Education Association
  • Professional Aviation Safety Specialists
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Sailors Union of the Pacific
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
  • Teamsters Local 117, 174 and 763
  • United Here Local 8

For more information on the campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, click here.

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12 Responses to “Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council”
  1. Ryan says:

    impressive!

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  2. Tad Doviak says:

    Matt Pina’s endorsements are perhaps more impressive. The full list is here, http://www.electmattpina.com/endorsements.html
    I like to let people who are trying to figure out who to vote for get all the information, not just bits and pieces.

    A select few:
    South King Professional Firefighters Local 2024
    The Des Moines Police Guild
    Tina Orwall………………………….State Representative and House Speaker Pro-Tem
    33rd District Democrats
    Laborers Local 242
    Seattle King County REALTORS
    Affordable Housing Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
    Anna & BJ Bjorneby……………….Des Moines Resident – Community advocate and long-term business owner
    Tony Hettler………………………..John L Scott Real Estate
    Al Church……………………………Fire Chief, South King County Fire and Rescue
    Susan and Wayne Corey…………Des Moines Resident, Farmers Market Board Chair and Police Citizen Advisory
    Mike Nordeen………………………Des Moines Business Owner (Wally’s)
    Carpenters Union…………………Washington Interior Systems Local Union No. 41
    Bill Gates…………………………….Chairman, South King County Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioner’s
    Dan Satterberg…………………….King County Prosecuting Attorney
    Luisa Bangs…………………………Des Moines City Council Member
    Mia Gregerson……………………..State Representative
    Bernie Dorsey………………………Highline School Board, President
    Toni Overmyer……………………..President – Des Moines Metropolitan Park District – Pool Board
    Jim Fossos…………………………..South King County Fire & Rescue, Board of Fire Commissioners
    Susie Horton………………………..Des Moines Resident and Business Owner
    Rikki Marohl………………………..Manager, Des Moines Farmers Market
    Rob Back…………………………….Des Moines City Council
    Rick Wise…………………………….Des Moines Resident
    Patricio Mendoza………………….Des Moines Resident and Business Owner
    Pat & Marianne Nardo……………Des Moines Resident and Community Advocate
    Matt & Beverly Mahoney…………Des Moines Resident and Citizens Advisory Committee
    ​Dave Kaplan………………………..Des Moines City Council Member and Former Mayor
    Melissa Musser…………………….Des Moines City Council Member
    Vic Pennington…………………….Des Moines City Council Deputy Mayor, Assist. Fire Chief – South King Co Fire and Rescue

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  3. BirchCreek says:

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    • Ryan says:

      most of Pina’s endorsements are just Des Moines residents. anyone can list their friends and neighbors and call them “endorsements”, but it doesn’t mean anything and is kind of lame

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      • BirchCreek says:

        “Friends and neighbors” will know the character of the Candidate, and this is so much more meaningful and important than large impersonal organizations.
        BTW only one of Pina’s endorsements is listed solely as a citizen, the rest are business owners, politicians and unions.
        Ryan, I believe you are trying to obfuscate the issue of the attempt of Anthony to try to impress voters with a long list of outsider endorsements. Good political theater, but not helpful for the citizens of Des Moines.

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        • Ryan says:

          only one? if you look at pina’s endorsement page he lists at least TEN that are just “Des Moines resident”

          http://www.electmattpina.com/endorsements.html

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          • BirchCreek says:

            Ryan, Did you even read my comment? Or were you too busy having a convulsive knee-jerk response.
            “BTW only one of Pina’s endorsements is listed solely as a citizen, the rest are business owners, politicians and unions.”
            Only ONE LISTED SOLEY AS A CITIZEN. The rest where filed out with the activities in our community.
            Good grief dude.

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        • Ryan says:

          BirchCreek you make no sense. click on the link i sent over. there are 10 people listed as “Des Moines Resident” with nothing else. yes, there’s only 1 listed in Tad’s post, but he excluded the rest. it’s just filler. and an endorsement of the mayor from a business owner means nothing. just they want the mayor to be nice to them.

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  4. Barry Sellers says:

    Why would anyone care if the Seattle Police Guild endorses him? We have our own police department and they DID NOT endorse him. Perhaps the local police are less inclined to endorse a socialist than those in Seattle who are used to it?

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