Endorsements

Thank you for all the support from the community.  If you are interested in endorsing Pat Murakami, please email info@votepatmurakmi.org

 

Organizations

The Seattle Times
https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/the-times-recommends-pat-murakami-for-seattle-city-council-position-9/
"Murakami is the best Position 9 candidate to give the council a fresh start and rebuild City Hall’s fraying relationships with neighborhoods and small businesses."

Green Party of Seattle
"Pat met with us on more than one occasion, and outlined her sensible nuts and bolts approach, and in depth understanding of Seattle as a city of neighborhoods. Neighbors want to maintain their sense of community in the face of rapid property development. She talked about the importance of addressing the real needs of working families for housing affordability, accountability, and inclusion."

Washington State Berniecrats
http://washingtonberniecrats.org/2017-primary-election-endorsed-candidates-2/

SEAMAC – candidate rating of 4 out of 5
http://voteseamec.org/news/2017-gerenal-election-candidate-ratings/

Washington Humane Voters
https://humanevotersofwa.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/2017-primary-candidate-endorsements/

NARAL 100% Pro Choice
http://www.prochoicewavotes.org/list/

The Seattle Medium
Seattle Fair Growth
32nd District Democrats (sole endorsement)
11th District Democrats
Junction Neighborhood Org (JUNO)
TreePAC of Seattle

 

Elected Officials

Maralyn Chase – State Senator
Betty Patu – School Board Member
Mary Bass – former School Board Member
Sally Soriano – former School Board Member
Lloyd Hara – former King County Assessor
Carol Pencke – former President of NARAL National Board of Directors

 

Community Members

Mitzi Johanknecht – candidate, King County Sheriff
Mac McGregor – former candidate, Seattle City Council Position 8
Ty Pethe – former candidate, Seattle City Council Position 9
Eric Smiley – former candidate, Seattle City Council Position 9
Ubah Aden - Tukwila School Board Candidate

"I believe the neighborhoods and community councils should be heard and our elected representatives should at least acknowledge their input.  Pat, as a community activist, will listen, respond and advocate for the neighborhood concerns."
Kiku Hayashi – Professional Community Volunteer, Past president of Squire Park Community Council

"Pat did excellent work on the Seattle Neighborhood Council looking out for the interests of residents on proposals put forth by developers and the City bureaucracy.  She analyzed the text carefullly, conferred with residents and activists, and pointed out fuzzy thinking and phrasing that covered over impacts that the proponents would rather not disclose.   The council needs a member, who will dig down to the facts, rather than accept the promotion of the self-interested proponents."
Jorgen Bader - Former Assistant City Attorney, Seattle Community Council Federation Member, Neighborhood Activist

Pat Murakami works hard in spite of adversity, she is solution oriented. She knows the in's & out's of business, having a successful business of her own.  She is level-headed and approachable. She would be a fresh voice for all of the people of Seattle.  I know from practical experience that Pat keeps her promises. She would be asset to all.
Nancy Wagner - freelance artist/designer

"We support Pat for Seattle City Council, Position 9, based on her extensive knowledge of Seattle issues and community concerns.  Given this knowledge she has used solid judgment in developing reality based solutions.  Pat’s honesty and dedication to serving others makes her our choice."
Paul & Judy McGough - retired

"Pat is a valued neighbor and friend. She has always been active in Seattle city and Mt. Baker neighborhood politics. We can always rely on her for honest, accurate information about issues that affect us and our neighborhood."
LaDonna Kenny

"We’ve known Pat Murakami for 20 years and in that time have seen her dedication to her community, her family, her friends, and those in need. She is the only choice for the Position 9 City Council Seat. You can believe Pat, when she pledges to work for a more liveable Seattle for everyone. Pat will be tireless in her pursuit of what is fair and equitable to all of Seattle's citizens and that’s why we support and are voting for Pat Murakami. We encourage the citizens of Seattle to do the same."
Richard & Dolores Ranhofer

Jules James – small business owner
Bob Rosenberger – engaged community member
Cindy Pierce – engaged community member
Drenda Matthews – retired
Lisa Dietel – Dietel Partners
Robert Arambel - Amazon Technical Account Manager
Laura Ingalls-Wilder – member, Social Outreach Seattle
Maureen Manley
Steve Shellhorn – small business owner
Flora Ybarra – engaged community member
Kirk W Robbins – retired
John & Mary Charles – retired
Fred & Mariana Quarnstrom
Kathleen Brose –  education administrator
Glen Chinn –  Finance Manager
DeCharlene Williams – small business owner
Ronald Minter – pilot & business owner
Imants Holmquist – Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
John C. Eastey – owner, Honest Jacks Discount Auto Parts
Liz Anderson – engaged community member
Tamra Smilanich – engaged community member