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Licata endorses Forch over Godden for Seattle City Council
Posted by Lynn Thompson
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata has endorsed Bobby Forch for the City Council seat now held by Jean Godden. Licata praised Forch's progressive values and outreach to neighborhoods, in a press release sent out by the Forch campaign.
The endorsement comes a day after Godden received a "good" rating from the Municipal League of King County, while Forch and another Godden opponent, Maurice Classen, were both rated "very good." A third challenger, Michael Taylor-Judd was rated "adequate."
Licata is the only incumbent council member to endorse a challenger in the upcoming City Council races. The other council members have endorsed Godden, except Mike O'Brien, the council's one tunnel opponent, who is not making endorsements in any of the races.
Forch and Classen have been waging a pitched battle to collect endorsements. The King County Young Democrats and 36th District Democrats have endorsed both Forch and Classen.
Forch picked up the lone endosement of the 37th District Democrats, while Classen won the support of the 43rd District Democrats. Godden and Forch were both endorsed by the 34th District Democrats and the 46th District Democrats.
The 11th District and the King County Democrats endorsed all three.
Forch has also picked up endorsements from prominent politicians including King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew and Seattle Port Commissioner Rob Holland.
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