Women's Political Caucus Solely Endorses Dodson For 43rd District House Seat

June 2, 2006

Seattle, WA – The King County Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington today announced its sole endorsement of Lynne Dodson for State Representative, among five other Democratic candidates, and one other woman, running in the September 19th primary election.

“Lynne Dodson has demonstrated a strong commitment to reproductive rights and economic and social equality for women,” said Kelsey Beck, King County WPC Endorsement Co-Chair. “She has mounted a winning campaign and we're confident she will be an effective champion for the women of Washington as the next State Representative from the 43rd District.”

Dodson is also the only candidate supported by the Washington State Labor Council, American Federation of Teachers Washington, and Seattle Community Colleges Federation of Teachers. Her leadership in the education, labor and women's communities is translating to a broad and strong coalition of support for her candidacy.

“Today's sole endorsement widens the gap between frontrunner Dodson and the other candidates even more,” said Lisa MacLean, Dodson's political consultant. “WPC's decision to back only Dodson shows she's got the strongest base of support in the 43rd.”

Dodson is 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 a 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 www.LynneToWin.org.

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