Now, there are three declared candidates campaigning for King County Council District 8, the seat currently held by Councilmember Jan Drago — appointed to fill the vacancy after Dow Constantinewas elected County Executive, but not running to keep the job. The latest is West Seattleite Diana Toledo – read on for her announcement:
The daughter of a Filipino immigrant who earned his U.S. Citizenship serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and an American mother (Alice Coker-Toledo) who operated a neighborhood food-bank to help struggling Seattleites in the 1970’s; Life-long Seattle resident and 15 year King County employee Diana Toledo has entered the race for King County Council.
Diana’s platform is focused on 3 issues; 1) Fiscal responsibility in King County Government. 2) Local Business incentives and Job creation. 3) Safe streets via youth outreach.
Diana and her husband Jerry (a small business owner), and their children live in West Seattle where they are active in community programs, church, and public service.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Diana Toledo’s Campaign or visit www.VoteTOLEDO.com.
The other declared candidates are State Sen. Joe McDermott and Normandy Park City Councilmember Shawn McEvoy. The official in-person/online filing period is next week – so we’ll know the final lineup within a week and a half.