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August 1, 2017 Primary Election

City Council Position 9

Ty Pethe

2800 1st Ave #260
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 351-1103
candidate@typethe.com
www.typethe.com

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Written Voters' Guide Statement

Dear Seattle,

At the May meeting of my union, some of my members asked why I haven’t requested their endorsement.  I told them that in the interest of honesty and integrity, I wanted to go through with our union’s plan to hold a candidate debate and then go through the endorsement process like any other candidate. My members laughed and said I’m going into the wrong field because politicians are never honest.

I don’t believe this has to be true. Through my work with state and local governments advocating to raise the minimum wage, provide sick leave, and increase funding for education, I’ve seen how the process can work.  

However, I did not make this happen on my own. My union members and my community were vital to these successes. I’ve seen the change we can make as individuals and as part of the community. Citizens will always have the strongest voice.

I’ve proudly worked as an activist and an employee of the Seattle Community Colleges for over a decade. I am honored to serve as the President of the WA Federation of State Employees (WFSE) Local 304, serving 2,100 members in Seattle and King County. I’ve proudly worked for the City of Seattle as a trainer for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and as a delegate of the Youth and Families Initiative. I would be humbled to continue my work serving the people of Seattle as a member of the City Council.


In Solidarity,

  Ty Pethe

  www.typethe.com

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