Senior Deputy King County Prosecutor Manka Dhingra, who entered the 45th Legislative District State Senate race just one month ago, announced the endorsements of elected leaders at every level of government today, including United States Sen. Patty Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee and County Executive Dow Constantine.
“Manka Dhingra has the passion and experience we need in the State Senate to fund our schools, protect our rights and continue building a strong regional economy,” said Murray. “She is the strong voice we need to face urgent challenges while never losing focus on local families and priorities.”
Inslee said, “Manka has repeatedly shown that she never gives up when it comes to protecting Washingtonians’ rights. Her experience and success protecting safety and rights at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and her dedication in the community standing up for women and families makes it clear to me that she is the right woman for the job.”
Constantine said, “Manka has led the way in King County to reform our criminal justice system, with smart alternatives that save dollars and restore lives. She is a proven leader in the effort to protect the rights of women, immigrants, and the most vulnerable. We need her experience, strong voice, and passion working for Eastside families in the State Senate.”
Dhingra also announced the support of local leaders:
State Sen. Lisa Wellman
State Rep. Tana Senn
Former State Rep. Marcie Maxwell
County Council member Claudia Balducci
Redmond City Council member Angela Birney
Woodinville City Council member Elaine Cook
Former Redmond City Council member Nancy McCormick
In addition to her growing endorsement list, Dhingra announced raising more than $100,000 in the first month of her campaign from close to 300 donors.
“Having never run for office before, I really had no idea what to expect,” said Dhingra. “The outpouring of support from elected leaders across the region is wonderful, but I am most honored by the support from families across the district. I take their investments and support in my campaign very seriously and am committed to working hard on this campaign and in Olympia to represent them.”