Murray, Inslee and Constantine endorse 45th District candidate Dhingra

  • Mon Mar 13th, 2017 3:23pm
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Manka Dhingra

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.”