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Hillary Clinton Campaign Press Release - Clinton Campaign Announces Washington Steering Committee

December 10, 2007

The Clinton campaign today announced its Washington Steering Committee, made up of community leaders from across the state who will mobilize grassroots support for Hillary leading up to Washington's February 9th caucus.

"No one is better prepared to end the war in Iraq, move us towards energy independence and provide universal health care than Hillary Clinton," said King County Executive and Washington Co-Chair Ron Sims.

"Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to bring about the real change this country needs said," said former Washington Governor and State Co-Chair Gary Locke.

"We can't choose our President by looking in the rearview mirror. Hillary is the only candidate with the ability to bring the kind of change we need to our national energy policy and immediately begin repairing America's standing in the world the first day she is in office," said Congressman and Washington Co-Chair Jay Inslee.

The campaign has named legislative district directors in each of Washington's 49 legislative districts, who are actively building a volunteer network to support Hillary in the state's upcoming caucuses.

"I'm honored to have such strong support in Washington," Clinton said. "With the help of these community leaders, we'll bring our message of change across the state."


  • Co-Chair, Congressman Jay Inslee
  • Co-Chair Gary Locke, Former Governor of Washington
  • Co-Chair Ron Sims, King County Executive
  • Cathy Allen, Democratic Activist, Seattle
  • Stan and Alta Barer, Community Leaders, Seattle
  • Nancy Biery, Consultant, Seattle
  • Brian Bonlender, Chief of Staff, Rep. Jay Inslee, Yakima
  • Maura Breuger, Democratic Activist, Bainbridge Island
  • Larry Brown, Legislative and Political Director, IAM 751, Seattle
  • Katherine Cheng, Community Activist, Seattle
  • Martha Choe, Former Seattle City Councilmember
  • Rick Desimone, Former Chief of Staff, Senator Patty Murray, Tacoma
  • Pam Eakes, Founder, Mothers Against Violence in America, Mercer Island
  • Jeff Gombosky, former Spokane State Representative, and Melissa Gombosky
  • Jim Kainber, Former Executive Director, Washington Democratic Party, Olympia
  • Joe King, Former Speaker of the House, Vancouver
  • Sharmila Kotelawala, District Director, Rep. Jay Inslee, Mountlake Terrace
  • Laurie McDonald Jonsson, Business Leader
  • Lorrie McKay, Community Activist, Seattle
  • Linda Mitchell, President, National Women's Political Caucus of Washington, Seattle
  • Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Executive, Everett
  • George Scarola, Legislative Policy Director, League of Education Voters, Seattle
  • Delee Shoemaker, Former Senior Staff, Gov. Locke, Seattle
  • Sandra Schroeder, President, American Federation of Teachers-Washington, Tukwila
  • Christian Sinderman, Democratic Activist, Seattle
  • Whitney Williams, Democratic Activist, Seattle
  • Grace Yuan, Attorney, Seattle

Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Campaign Press Release - Clinton Campaign Announces Washington Steering Committee Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292716

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