One District 3 candidate just won big-time Seattle business support. And these candidates — all of them — just failed to get the backing of the influential 43rd District Democrats. Now this D3 candidate just struck a major blow in the fight thanks to support from the county’s labor council.
MLK Labor announced Wednesday night it has given its support in the D3 primary to school board member Zachary DeWolf.
“Zach DeWolf is the candidate that best represents the working class in District 3,” MLK Labor official Nicole Grant said in a statement. “Zach has been a champion for educators and union construction workers while on the Seattle School Board. We’re ready to hit the doors in D3 to talk to our fellow union members about why Zach is the best candidate to bring about meaningful pro-worker policy in Seattle.”
The group had previously endorsed incumbent Kshama Sawant in the run-up to her 2015 victory.
It’s been a mixed week for Sawant’s 2019 campaign. DeWolf’s labor endorsement and the embrace of challenger Egan Orion by the deep-pocketed Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce show she’ll face fierce competition heading into the August primary. But Tuesday’s muddled showing by her challengers in the 43rd District endorsement session also is a sign that none of those hopefuls are pulling ahead of the pack.
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