(From left with Rep. McDermott, 34th District Democrats activists Jackie Dupras, Marcee Stone, Tamsen Spengler)
For West Seattle’s highest-profile politicians and political activists, Beveridge Place Pub was the place to be tonight. The occasion: A fundraiser for the Seattle area’s longtime Congressional representative, U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, that also drew contributions for the West Seattle Food Bank. If a media alert about the event went out, we didn’t receive it, but big thanks to Dina Lydia Johnson for sharing photos and info – more ahead:
Also among those in attendance – King County Executive Dow Constantine:
County Councilmember Joe McDermott, with the guest of honor and of course the disclaimer “no relation”:
And Beveridge Place’s proprietor, Gary Sink:
Dina says that Rep. McDermott “gave a little talk about the state of the nation (bad, as we all know, but many dramatic turning points in sight) and took a number of questions. I gave him a Thank You card for speaking at the ‘Citizens Ignited Against Citizens United’ [the Supreme Court decision] (rally). It was signed by the activists in the Get Money Out of Politics group that staged the event at Westlake Plaza last weekend. I enclosed several photos taken by me that day as a memento.”
POLITICS SIDE NOTE: This year’s statewide primary, by the way, will be earlier than years past – it’s moving to the 1st Tuesday in August, which this year will be August 7th. Official candidate filing starts in May.