Shari Song for State Senate

Who am I?

I am a long-time community leader and founder of the Federal Way Mission Church Preschool. I am also a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. I bring over twenty-seven years of experience working and living in King County.

I was honored with the Federal Way Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction Award, as well as the King County Community Service Award. I served on the Federal Way Diversity Commission.

I want to continue my community service by working for the values we all care about- educating our children, protecting our seniors, and taking care of our veterans. In Olympia, I will fight for living wage jobs and a stronger economy, improvements to our transportation system and bolstering women's rights.

Why am I running?

I am running for the State Senate because I have a passion for community service which has lead me to run for office. There is so much work that needs to be done in our communities at the state level to fight for equal rights, fairness in opportunities and inclusion for all members of our society. My two decades of community involvement has taught me to keep persevering and advocating for our collective values. I believe that as a member of the State Senate, I can continue to stand up for progressive values and truly make a positive difference.

My Goals

I have never held public office. I did run a strong campaign last year for the King County Council and while we made significant inroads to advocating for our progressive issues, our work is not finished yet. My top priorities are passing a comprehensive transportation package, working for job creation by stimulating economic growth and fully funding public education. I will work with other elected officials at all levels to achieve those goals. I am a bridge-builder with a diverse background in business, education and community service. My wide experience and unique perspective will be a tremendous asset in reaching out to all in our communities to build collaboration and achieve the goal of strengthening our communities.

My DFA Values

I have always believed in the importance and power of community. We need to work together to make sure that the most vulnerable, the children and elderly, are protected, supported and given the resources to thrive.

I believe in a common good approach and working together as a global community. Working on green jobs, and building strong partnerships are steps in the right direction.

As a person of color and a woman, I especially believe in unifying to fight discrimination and inequality at all levels. Freedom is a cherished human right and it should be enjoyed by all regardless of socio-economic status, gender or race.

My Campaign is People Powered!

We only launched our campaign ten days ago, but our campaign will be people powered. I am running against a former Democrat who switched parties and is now running as a Republican. We will be outspent, but the power of the grassroots will bring our victory this fall.

The very first endorsement we asked for was from the King County Democrats. They are incredibly active and involved in the local community; with hundreds of activists who volunteer their time to elect progressives.

I have already been endorsed by dozens of progressive local officials, and I look forward to earning the support of progressive organizations such as Democracy for America.

Voice support

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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