Over nearly three decades, WCV has worked to ensure our endorsement is a clear sign to voters that any candidate who has earned this designation will fight to ensure all people in Washington state have a healthy place to live, a strong economy, and a protected environment. We have a rigorous vetting process and don’t decide to endorse lightly. But in a handful of races there are two candidates who we feel have earned our support. In these races, both have shown they will work to live up to the values of WCV and our members.
Councilmember Larry Gossett has spent a decades-long career fighting for his community and working to improve the quality of life for people in King County. His commitment to moving King County’s bus fleet to 100% renewable energy and his history of support for environmental measures earned him an endorsement.
Girmay Zahilay’s campaign is centered on weaving together transportation, healthcare, and labor rights into a coherent environmental justice platform. Zahilay is a practicing attorney and volunteers in the school district. His work to bring forward issues of environmental justice would be a welcome voice on the council.
Voters would be served well by both of these candidates. To learn more about the candidates visit their websites: Larry Gossett: https://www.larrygossett.org/ Girmay Zahilay: https://electgirmay.com/
To learn more, visit: https://wcvoters.org/endorsement-bio/larry-gossett-and-girmay-zahilay/