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Monday, April 25, 2011

Jesse Salomon Announces City Council Candidate Position

Shoreline City Council Candidate, Jesse Salomon has announced he's running for Position #6, which is the open seat.

That seat is currently held by Terry Scott who is not running again.

       Salomon is a public defender, professionally and serves on the Ridgecrest Community Council and Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods. 
In a recent statement he says, “Over the past couple of months I have been talking to voters throughout Shoreline in order to understand the issues and concerns that they have with Shoreline City Government.  I am convinced that filling the leadership void created by Council Member Terry Scott’s departure is where my skills and talents on the Shoreline City Council can be best used to keep Shoreline moving forward.  I thank Terry for his years of outstanding service.”
He is a member of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of a successful non-profit that assists homeless youth. He's stated that some of his top priorities are public, pedestrian and traffic safety.
One reason this is important to him is that his mother was recently killed in a car/pedestrian accident.
He's pledged to work for more sidewalks, street lights and police officers.

Jesse also believes city government needs to be accountable for how it spends taxpayer dollars.  Recently, Shoreline voters passed a tax increase to fund city services.  He will make sure that money is spent on direct services to fight crime and help those in need, not on bureaucracy.
As an attorney Jesse has worked hard to protect the most vulnerable amongst us, including children from abusive homes, victims of domestic violence, and homeless people.  Jesse is a graduate of Western Washington University and the University of Washington School of Law, where he earned scholarships and recognition for his public service.

While at Western Washington University, Jesse served as Vice President for Legislative Affairs, and later spent one session in Olympia as legislative liaison for the Students of Western.  There he fought tuition increases and was instrumental in securing $19 million for State Need Grants, which help middle and low-income students to afford college.

Recognizing his commitment to public service and accountable, responsive government King County Councimember Bob Ferguson endorsed Jesse Salomon.The election for this open seat is important to keep Shoreline moving forward.  Jesse will be an effective voice for the values we share: environmental stewardship, safe neighborhoods, accountable government, improved transit service and economic opportunity.  Jesse’s open, accessible personality will be a good fit with the current City Council.”

Since announcing his candidacy just last month, Jesse has raised $5,125 and contributed $15,000 of his own money for a total of over $20,125 for his race.  He continues to go door to door throughout Shoreline talking to voters.  He looks forward to continuing this aggressive effort to earn the support of Shoreline residents.

To learn more about Jesse and his campaign please visit 

Jesse has been endorsed by a wide range of Shoreline community leaders including:
32nd Legislative District Democrats
King County Councilmember Bob Fergusen
State Senator Maralyn Chase
Former State Senator Donn Charnley
Shoreline City Councilmember Chris Eggen
Shoreline City Councilmember Chris Roberts
Dick Nicholson
Paige Garberding
Sarah and David Nicol, Owner NakNek Seafoods
Keith Scully, Former Deputy King County Prosecutor

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