SEAMEC Endorses Dodson For 43rd District House Seat

June 19, 2006

SEAMEC announced its endorsement of Lynne Dodson for State Representative for the September 19th Primary in the 43rd Legislative District. SEAMEC, Seattle Metropolitan Election Committee has been rating and endorsing candidates on issues of importance to the LGBT community since 1977.

“Lynne Dodson has demonstrated a strong commitment to LGBT issues throughout her career,” said Jeff Koertzen, SEAMEC Co-Chair. “From civil rights to employment equity, Dodson has been a staunch advocate for our community.”

Dodson has built a broad coalition, spanning all the communities of the 43rd Legislative District. She is also the only candidate supported by the Washington State Labor Council, American Federation of Teachers Washington, and the King County Women’s Political Caucus. Dodson was the President of the American Federation of Teachers Local Union #1789, a teacher at Seattle Central Community College, a former Co- Chair of Washington State Jobs With Justice and the mother of two young adults.

State legislators Sherry Appleton, Steve Conway, Tami Green, Zack Hudgins, Bob Hasegawa, Karen Keiser, Adam Kline, Mary Helen Roberts, Mike Sells and Sharon Tomiko Santos have endorsed Dodson along with many other community leaders. A growing list of her supporters is available at

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