Here is the news release from the District Chair, Carin Chase. Democratis PCO's met last night and voted on their nominations.
May 12, 2010, Shoreline, Wash. In a large gathering of Democrats at the Shoreline American Legion Hall, the 32nd District Democrats nominated State Representative Maralyn Chase for State Senator and former Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu for State Representative, Position 1.
After receiving the nomination, Representative Chase stated,
“I am honored and thrilled to have received the nomination of the 32nd District Democrats for the Senate.”
Chase, nominated by former Senator Donn Charnley, was unopposed for the Senate nomination. She has received the endorsements of the King and Snohomish County Labor Councils, Senators Claudia Kauffman and , as well as Representatives Bob Hasagawa, and John McCoy.
Former Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu touted her experiences on the Shoreline City Council, stating how she fought to make Aurora Avenue project business- and environmentally- friendly. She explained, she is
“excited, thankful and proud to be a Democrat.”
Ryu has endorsements from Senator Paul Shinn, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, and Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monilas.
“I am proud of our Democratic nominees, and I know they will represent the district well in Olympia.” Said Maryn Wynn, Vice Chair of the District.
Following the nominations of Chase and Ryu, the Democrats passed a resolution opposing the recent Arizona law granting the police broad powers to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. The resolution urges the cities of Edmonds, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline to refrain from conducting official city business with the State of Arizona until the law is repealed. “We do not want to send city employees to an environment where they could be detained,” argued Shoreline resident Jean-Paul Wilnyck.
In a statement read to the 32nd District Democrats, Shoreline Councilmember Doris McConnell declared, “I am still weighing my options regarding running for 32nd District State Representative but as of right now, I have not made a final decision. I look forward to coming before your body for an endorsement, if I choose to run, at some future date.”
Nearly 60 Democrats attended the nominating convention, held after announced her retirement last month. Representative Ruth Kagi received the Democrats’ nomination in April for State Representative, Position 2.
A copy of the resolutions passed by the 32nd District Democrats is available at www.32democrats.org.
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The 32nd Legislative District represents all or parts of the cities of Edmonds, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, and the Town of Woodway and portions of unincorporated Snohomish County.