SEATTLE — Rod Dembowski, candidate for King County Council Position 1, was appointed last week to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bob Ferguson when he became Washington’s attorney general.
“Growing up in a single parent home in Renton, selling socks at swap meets to pay the bills and getting my healthcare from neighborhood clinics, a day like today seemed all but impossible,” said Dembowski.
“But because of our shared investment in health care for the needy, public K-12 education and a top-notch public university, I was able to attain my dreams of public service.
“I pledge that I will do everything in my power to pass those opportunities on to the next generation and will work tirelessly to ensure King County remains the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family.”
“I am thankful to the King County Council for their faith in my ability to join them as a colleague in public service,” he continued. “I am so grateful to the many endorsers and organizations that supported me in the appointment process, especially the many state representatives, mayors and city council members. I look forward to working with them as we develop regional plans to benefit all of King County. I am especially grateful to Bernie Talmas, mayor of Woodinville and chair of the Eastside Transportation Partnership. ...
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to work on behalf of the residents of District 1 and all of King County,” said Dembowski who will need to defend his seat on the King County Council in the general election this November.