SEATTLE – Washington State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski announced her endorsement of Teresa Mosqueda for Seattle City Council, Position 8 in advance of Labor Day.
Podlodowski said, “Now more than ever it is critical that Seattle’s progressive Democrats stand united to protect and advance our values. Teresa is an accomplished leader who has fought successfully to raise the minimum wage, expand health care for kids and seniors, advance public health, and fight for the rights of all working people. She deserves our vote!”
Mosqueda has the sole endorsement from every district democrat organization representing Seattle, as well as the King County Democrats, King County Young Democrats, and the Young Democrats at the University of Washington. In addition to the support of Democrats, Mosqueda has swept support from environmental organizations including WA Conservation Voters and Sierra Club and women’s groups NARAL Pro-Choice WA, Planned Parenthood Votes NW & Hawaii, and National Women’s Political Caucus WA. A complete list of her broad coalition of support is available at TeamTeresa.org/Endorsements/
Mosqueda is the Strategic and Political Campaigns Director at the Washington State Labor Council where she helped draft the initiative and lead the campaign to raise the state minimum wage and pass sick and safe leave.
Prior to the WSLC, Mosqueda worked at the at the Children’s Alliance where she led the implementation of Apple Health for Kids to cover every child in our state and served on the WA Affordable Care Act Exchange Board, where she advocated for consumers to make sure they were getting the health insurance that was promised under the ACA.
Mosqueda is a renter in the Queen Anne neighborhood where she lives with her fiancé. She is a graduate of the University of Washington, has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College, and an avid Seattle co-rec soccer player.