Mayor Larson joins a growing coalition of elected officials backing Rittereiser
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser earned the endorsement of Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, as elected officials line up behind the only Democratic candidate independent polling shows can defeat Republican Dino Rossi in the general election.
“Jason Rittereiser has spent his life working and living in both the eastern and western, rural and urban, and conservative and liberal parts of our congressional district. Now, more than ever, we need leaders who understand how to focus on real problems by uniting Americans behind our core shared values and a common cause,” said Matt Larson, Mayor of Snoqualmie. “Jason’s abiding respect for our democratic institutions and his ability to unite voters on both sides of the Cascades makes him uniquely qualified to win this critical swing district.”
“I’m incredibly honored that Mayor Larson trusts me to represent the people of Snoqualmie in Congress,” Jason said. “I’m humbled by the outpouring of support from elected officials and community leaders on both sides of the mountains who are uniting behind our campaign. ”
Mayor Larson is currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of Snoqualmie, and has been a proud resident of the city for 20 years. He has prioritized a community focus on youth development, city planning, small business growth, and environmental sustainability. Mayor Larson has worked tirelessly worked to improve city service, protect the environment, maintain parks and trails, invest in downtown growth, and improve the effectiveness of police and fire services in the city.
Jason is running to replace retiring incumbent Republican Dave Reichert in one of the nation’s most closely watched Congressional contests, as Washington’s 8th district could decide which party controls the House. The only candidate with roots on both sides of the mountains, Jason is the first Democrat since the district’s expansion into central Washington that can compete with Republicans for every vote.