At last weeks 28th Legislative District Democratic Organization’s fundraiser guests received the answer to the question that was on all of their minds. Which seat will Tami Green run for?
“After much consideration I have decided that I will run for State Senate in 2014,” said Green. “I deliberated for a long time before deciding what to do. I’ll be sacrificing many things I’ve worked very hard for over the past ten years, such as high ranking leadership positions, but I feel like it’s the right thing to do.”
State Auditor Troy Kelley says, “I am very supportive of Representative Green’s decision. While serving with her in the House, I witnessed firsthand her ability to build relationships and work with others regardless of party. These qualities, along with her Legislative experience, make her just what the Senate needs.”
With that announcement another question arises. Who will fill Green’s seat? One candidate is John Connelly who was born and raised here. “I am thrilled to announce, with the support of Representative Green, that I will be running for State House” Connelly said. “Tami’s commitment to the people of the 28th District is undeniable. I look forward to continuing this legacy.”
Another candidate who announced that she will be running for State House is Lakewood City Councilmember Mary Moss. Also endorsed by Green, Moss has deep roots in the community and currently serves on numerous boards and committees. She is a member of Sound Transit, Communities in Schools of Lakewood, and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, she became an Honorary Commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing. If elected she would be the only African-American woman serving in the Washington State Legislature.