If the Bus could describe the awesome people we represent in only two words, those words would be young and smart.
Today is an exciting day, because the Bus is proud to announce our support for someone who embodies both those qualities: Joe Fitzgibbon, candidate for State Representative in the 34th Legislative District.
Firstly: yes, Joe is young – at 23 years old, he’s the youngest candidate the Bus has ever supported. And that’s exciting. Joe will bring the perspective and beliefs of our generation to the table in Olympia. Currently, of 147 state legislators, just one is under 30. Having Joe there will double that (we hear it’s called “the math”).
And even more important, Joe has the proven ability to craft good progressive policy. With years of experience as a Legislative Aide in Olympia, as well as chairing the Burien Planning Commission, Joe has shown that he can effectively navigate large organizational frameworks and deliver solid laws.
In short, we’re supporting Joe because he has the experience, because he has the smarts, and because he literally embodies the progressive views of young people all across Washington.
Joe, we’re absolutely thrilled that we’re able to support you. Let’s do this!