FALL CITY, WA – Paul Graves, Fall City attorney and candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives (5LD - Issaquah, Maple Valley, Snoqualmie), officially filed for office today.
Graves, an attorney at Perkins Coie law firm, maintains an active pro bono legal practice where he fights for foster kids in court. He also sits on the board of Excel Charter School, a high-performing school on Kent's east hill with a computer science focus.
“Today marks an important moment for our campaign,” Graves said. “I have been humbled by the support we have received already, and am excited to have the opportunity to file and run for the State Legislature.”
Since announcing his intention to run on January 27th, the Graves campaign has been picking up momentum. He has raised over $64,000—currently the most of any non-incumbent legislative candidate in the state, according to data from the Public Disclosure Commission. More than 170 individuals have contributed to the campaign. Graves has received endorsements from Congressman Dave Reichert; former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton; former three-term Governor Dan Evans; and King County Councilmembers Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn, and Pete Von Reichbauer. He has also earned the endorsements of elected legislators from across the state, including the two current Representatives from the 5th District.
“Over the last few months, I have visited the homes of more than 4,000 families in the district. It’s clear that our message is resonating. All Washington students deserve a world-class education; all commuters deserve a transportation system that works; and all taxpayers deserve an accountable and responsible government that meets the needs of Washingtonians without wasting hard-earned dollars.”
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