King County Council hopeful Richard Mitchell, who pulled off a very strong showing in the August winnowing election thanks in part to the enthusiastic support of the Democratic Party, has just received the support of three key unions with significant membership in King County, his campaign announced today.
Several weeks ago, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local #587 became the first union to throw its support behind Mitchell, before it was even clear that he would be moving on to the general election. Not long after, SEIU Local #6 joined the Mitchell camp, and now UFCW Local #21, Aerospace Machinists District Lodge #751, and Teamsters Joint Council #28 have followed suit.
“Today’s announcement further solidifies why I will be a voice for working families on the King County Council,” Mitchell said in an email to supporters.
“There is a desire for new leadership on the Council and unlike my opponent, whose 17-year record speaks for itself, I am willing to stand up for working families, fight to protect living wage jobs, and focus the County on improving our local economy.”
Mitchell is also endorsed by all of King County’s Democratic congressmen and many Democratic legislators, including Representatives Ross Hunter and Roger Goodman, who represent parts of the 6th County Council District.
Hague is backed by the King County Republicans and a number of former or current Republican elected officials. Her reputation took a hit in her last reelection campaign, when it was discovered that she had been arrested for driving under the influence and faked academic credentials.