MLK Labor Endorses Sarah Reyneveld for County Council

With ballots dropping in under three weeks, Reyneveld continues strong run of progressive sole endorsements, including Transit Riders Union, 36th and 46th Democrats, and more

SEATTLE– Sarah Reyneveld, Democratic candidate for King County Council announced a string of new progressive sole endorsements in the run up to the August 1 primary election. Reyneveld, a managing assistant Attorney General who has fought against wage theft and helped to hold polluters accountable and address the opioid epidemic, has amassed a diverse set of endorsements from labor, Democrats, and transit riders in the race.

Last week Reyneveld earned the sole primary endorsement of the MLK Labor Council– the umbrella group representing over 150 local unions and more than 100,000 workers across King County. Reyneveld, a union member who helped to organize her colleagues, was particularly grateful for this show of support.

“I have a long history standing up for the rights of working people and fighting for the wages and protections workers deserve,” said Reyneveld. “The MLK Labor endorsement is an important validation of this work. I know what building worker power means and the difference being in a union can make for working families because I’ve lived it and will be a strong champion of working people on the King County Council.”

Reyneveld’s words were echoed by Katie Garrow, Secretary-Treasurer of MLK Labor.

“Sarah Reyneveld is a rank-and-file union member, delegate to MLK Labor and public sector lawyer who would be a strong voice for working families on the King County Council,” said Garrow. “There are few candidates with as much knowledge and experience as Sarah has on the issues that matter to workers and our unions. MLK Labor is proud to support Sarah because we know that she will always make a seat at the table for working people.”

Reyneveld also announced the endorsement of the Transit Riders Union (TRU), a democratic, member-run organization of transit riders organizing for better, more accessible transit service in King County. Reyneveld, a TRU member, has worked in coalition with transit riders to urge County leaders to boost transit and bring a Countywide Transportation Benefit District to the ballot.

“As a lifelong transit rider living in a district with critical transportation needs, I am committed to delivering on a vision of ensuring that all our neighbors are connected with fast, frequent, convenient, safe and reliable bus service and high capacity light rail,” said Reyneveld. “We need a champion at the County for mobility justice to help connect the future of our region, and I’ll be that voice.”

A former Chair of the 36th District Democrats, Reyneveld also won sole endorsements from her home district and the neighboring 46th LD. 

“As a lifelong and active Democrat I’m proud to have the support of grassroots Democratic leaders who fight for our progressive values,” said Reyneveld. “I’m running to expand access to affordable housing and behavioral health, address root causes of crime, protect abortion rights, and take bold action to combat the climate crisis on the King County Council.”

In addition to these recent endorsements, Reyneveld has the support of leaders including Attorney General Bob Ferguson; the majority of the current County Council; Washington Conservation Action (formerly WCV); unions including the Seattle/ King County Building Trades, Amalgamated Transit Union, UAW-4121, and State Employees, among many others. See complete list at