This is the 17th organization to endorse Rittereiser
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser keeps picking up momentum on both sides of the mountains. Today, Jason announced his latest endorsement with the Kittitas County Democrats backing his candidacy.
Jason has now been endorsed by seventeen organizations, more than twice the number of endorsements of any other candidate in the race. Jason has already earned the endorsement of thirteen union organizations: Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598, International Union of Operating Engineers Locals 612 and 286, the Renton Police Guild, the Communication Workers of America’s Pacific Northwest Council, the ILWU Puget Sound Council, and the ILWU Foremen’s Local 98, and six IAFF locals.
“’I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of my hometown Democrats,” Jason said. “Growing up in Ellensburg, I know folks on the east side of the mountains often feel forgotten in national politics but their support will be critical in taking back this seat. We can’t afford to leave a single vote on the table in the battle against Dino Rossi.”
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.