Women’s Political Caucus and Women Leaders Support Cindy!
Linda Mitchell, president of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, said more than 200 prominent women have already voiced their support for Cindy.
“Cindy is extraordinary in her qualifications – she has a depth of service in local and state issues, she is widely-respected, and she has a story that makes her district – and us all – proud, which is why we have endorsed her and will work hard for her appointment.”
Mitchell said Washington state, including King County, has a strong history of women in public office but in recent years, has dropped from leading the nation in women’s representation to less than 30%.
“Cindy’s record, her elected experience, and her recent sweeping election by three quarters of the voters in the District are unique among all other candidates seeking appointment.”
Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden said in strong support of Cindy Ryu,
“We talk about the need for women to be represented in equal numbers to men, but we always seem to find reasons to wait until next year, or the next election or someday. Here we have a woman who has made history – as a woman and a person of color – at a time when our recent Census has shown that we have more of both in our constituencies yet fewer elected. I have worked with Cindy as a trusted friend in Olympia on transportation, social justice and education matters. I cannot wait to have her as a colleague on the King County Council.”
Former State Senator Kathleen Drew previously wrote this letter of support for Cindy.