John Fray, who apparently was eliminated in last week’s primary, has endorsed appointed incumbent County Councilman Rod Dembowski for election in November.
Dembowski leads primary votes counted through Tuesday, Aug. 13, with 71 percent of the vote to 23 percent for his apparent November opponent, Naomi Wilson, and 5 percent for Fray.
Dembowski released this statement Tuesday:
“I am humbled by the tremendous support I received from voters in the primary, but I’m not taking anything for granted. I plan to run a strong campaign into the fall and I will continue to meet as many voters as I can.
“Getting out of the office and meeting constituents has been one of the most rewarding and informational parts of my time as a Councilmember.” Dembowski said, “I can’t wait to get back on voter’s doorsteps this fall.”
Fray said this:
“It was my pleasure to campaign with Rod.” Said Fray, “I know him to be of unquestioned integrity and know that he'll represent the voters in the First District well, as he already has.”
Dembowski was appointed in February to complete the unexpired term of Attorney General Bob Ferguson in King County Council District 1.
District 1 includes Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Northeast Seattle, Kenmore, Bothell, Kirkland and Woodinville.
Dembowski goes into the fall campaign having raised $128,661, including 50 maximum contributions of $900, and spent $86,647, compared to Wilson’s $5,872 raised and $2,676 spent.