Kent Mayor Dana Ralph

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus


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Backus said Stober is a good fit for the district, praising his record of inclusive leadership along with his work ethic.

“Bailey listens to all voices. I’ve never seen him treat anyone with anything other than respect. He cares deeply about our communities. I appointed Bailey to the Healthy Cities Task Force and the Parks Board because he steps up and delivers results. Bailey is a tireless worker and I expect an energetic campaign. I’m proud to support Bailey Stober for State Representative,” said Backus.

“He has always fought to get South King County on the map. He sees the resources available to Seattle residents and residents of the Eastside and he constantly asks “why not us?” He will fight to bring good jobs, good schools and opportunity to South King County,” said Commissioner Sara Franklin of the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs and a Kent resident.

“Bailey has always been a champion for kids. When he was in Olympia he worked to stop the sale and distribution of juvenile criminal records, he fought to get kids jobs and he fought to start closing the achievement gap in our schools. Locally, he has been a volunteer for Communities in Schools where he worked with local Kent students to get them on track for graduation,” said Tim Martin the Vice President of the Kent Education Association.

“Bailey Stober will be an independent voice of reason for the people of the 47th district. I’ve known Bailey for 10 years. I know who he is. I know what he brings to the table. I am fired up to be on his team. He is thoughtful, intelligent and driven and will deliver results for the people in our district. Bailey Stober will be an outstanding representative for the 47th district.”