Margarita Prentice to face off against Juan Martinez
Margarita Prentice will face off against fellow Democrat, Juan Martinez in the general election. Although many are aware of the annexation issue regarding the unincorporated parts of White Center, few readers are likely aware of the critical role that Margarita Prentice played in the political machinations regarding whether Seattle would continue to vie for annexation of White Center. Senator Prentice was responsible for legislation which basically made it unfeasible for Seattle to annex White Center. Subsequent legislation, House Bill 1139 was introduced to allow Seattle the same access to annexation incentive funds as other cities. Prentice was also at the heart of Seattle negotiations with the Sonics and controversy regarding predatory lenders. “Juan Martinez, is an affable working-class guy from the South Bronx who’s pounding the pavement in an effort to make up the fundraising gap between his campaign and the Prentice juggernaut.” (The Stranger, August 6, 2008 – endorsement below). For more information regarding Prentice and her challenger, Juan Martinez I invite readers to check out the following sites (and please feel free to suggest others): Prentice, Martinez in Legislative District 11, Senator MoneyTree, Sen. Margarita Prentice website, Senate Democratic Caucus and Municipal League of Seattle Guide. Information on candidate, Juan Martinez can be found at: Juan Martinez website, State Sen. Margarita Prentice Likely to Face Challenger, Juan Martinez, Municipal League rating, The Bottom One Primary, The Stranger Endorsements. While much attention is being paid to upper reach races, this is an important race and deserves our attention.
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