Shari Song, a long-time community leader and founder of the Federal Way Mission Church Preschool, announced her candidacy for State Senate in the 30th Legislative District. Song is running as a Democrat.
Song is endorsed by State Senator Tracey Eide, Federal Way City Councilmember Dini Duclos, House Speaker Frank Chopp, and State Senator and Democratic caucus leader Sharon K. Nelson.
Song, who has lived and worked in King County for more than 27 years, is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.
She was honored with the Federal Way Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction Award, as well as the King County Community Service Award. She also served on the Federal Way Diversity Commission from 1994 to 1996.
Song and her husband, John, raised their two sons in Federal Way during the 1990s.
“I want to continue my community service by working for the values we all care about — educating our children, protecting our seniors, and honoring our veterans,” Song said. “In Olympia, I’ll fight for jobs and a stronger economy, improvements to our transportation system, and bolstering women’s rights.”
Song ran for a position on the King County Council last November, but was defeated by the incumbent, Reagan Dunn. (end)