Longtime resident and community activist Anthony Martinelli today announced his 2019 campaign for Des Moines City Council.
Martinelli, a former campaign manager for King County Council member Dave Upthegrove, ran for Council two years ago against incumbent Mayor Matt Pina, but lost a race that was competitive despite being outspent by nearly four to one. He expects to once again receive the support of the King County Labor Council, King County Democrats, and the host of current and former elected officials who supported his run in 2017.
“Des Moines is still in need of leaders with bold and innovative ideas for addressing rising poverty and crime,” said Martinelli. “My top priority is a safe city.”
Martinelli graduated from Mt. Rainier High School in 2008 and studied journalism and environmental science at The Evergreen State College. He spent years working as communications director for a nonprofit organization, as well as for Councilmember Upthegrove. In 2011 Martinelli launched an online business which currently employs multiple people and receives millions of views each year.
Martinelli is a father of two and has been an active volunteer for various groups and causes. He has also served as a unanimously elected Precinct Committee Officer (2012 to 2016).
Please visit MartinelliforCouncil.com for more information.