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Sally Bagshaw running for Drago seat on Seattle city council

Post by News Tribune Staff on March 2, 2009 at 10:27 am with No Comments »
March 2, 2009 10:27 am

I don’t usually write about Seattle city politics, but what the heck. It’s a regional world. Besides, Seattle council members have a lot to say about what happens down in T-town, Olympia, Pierce County and South King County. For example, Sound Transit, Puget Sound Regional Council, etc.

It’s Official: Sally Bagshaw Files for Seat Being Vacated by Retiring Jan Drago

Former Chief Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, transportation leader and small business advocate, thanks Drago for tenure of service, moves forward with fast starting campaign that has raised more than $30,000 in first months of campaigning.

SEATTLE—Sally Bagshaw, the former head of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Civil Division, leader on transportation and transit issues and advocate for small business has formally announced that she will seek position #4 on the council—the seat currently held by retiring council member Jan Drago.

"I want to thank Jan for her impressive tenure on our council, and I look forward to helping lead our city forward," said Bagshaw, who has earned the endorsement of nearly 250 notable citizens, neighborhood, business, political and environmental leaders since announcing her candidacy two months ago. "My campaign to bring experience, energy, and proven leadership to address the pressing challenges facing our city and the people who live and work here is off to a great start. I look forward to the months ahead."

Evidence of Bagshaw’s growing momentum will be officially released in days, with the campaign posting a likely high water mark of over $30,000 raised—a significant advantage in a crowded field of likely candidates.

"I’m grateful for the support I’ve received to date," said Bagshaw. "The confidence friends and colleagues are showing in my campaign reflects their knowledge that we will utilize the wisdom within our community to make progress on issues that matter to all of us. In these challenging fiscal times we will make strategic decisions to manage our city budget, encourage sustainable business strategies and solutions, invest in viable transit and transportation connections, jointly improve public safety, retain what is characteristic about each of our neighborhoods, while responsibly cherishing and protecting our environment."

"People in Seattle are ready for a positive political approach where strategies can be genuinely discussed, pro’s and con’s acknowledged with honesty and integrity, then action taken based upon what is best for our entire community. We will do this!"

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