The King County Democratic Party released the following statement after Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) announced his retirement from Congress.
“Jim McDermott has been a dependable, principled advocate for the people of our region for nearly three decades in Congress,” said King County Democratic Chair Rich Erwin. “Representative McDermott took a firm stand against George W. Bush’s unwarranted invasion of Iraq when few others were willing to do so. He has worked to reform our nation’s mental health system, helped secure badly needed funding to improve mass transit in greater Seattle, and strengthened ties between the United States and the nations of Africa. We are incredibly grateful for his years of public service, and we wish him the very best in retirement. We look forward to honoring him for his many accomplishments in the near future.”