Anthony Martinelli announces his candidacy for Des Moines City Council

Longtime resident and community activist Anthony Martinelli this week announced his 2019 campaign for Des Moines City Council.

Martinelli, a former campaign manager for King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, ran for Council two years ago against incumbent Mayor Matt Pina, He lost by 1,317 votes despite being outspent by nearly four to one.

He expects to once again receive the support of the King County Labor Council, King County Democrats, and the host of current and former elected officials who supported his run in 2017.

“Des Moines is still in need of leaders with bold and innovative ideas for addressing rising poverty and crime,” said Martinelli. “My top priority is a safe city.”

Martinelli graduated from Mt. Rainier High School in 2008 and studied journalism and environmental science at The Evergreen State College. He spent years working as communications director for a nonprofit organization, as well as for Councilmember Upthegrove.

Martinelli is a father of two and has been an active volunteer for various groups and causes. He has served as a unanimously elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officer since 2012.

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One Response to “Anthony Martinelli announces his candidacy for Des Moines City Council”
  1. This article certainly would have been more informative if it include what council position Mr. Martinelli was vying for and why he selected that particular council spot. Without that readers are left to speculate he has filed for election just to join the council. What are the short comings seen with the current position and what will he do differently?

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