Martinelli Announces 2019 Campaign for Des Moines City Council

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).

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    • Julie on January 15, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    I am very impressed on how you stand on topics I am concerned about. Crime, police, homelessness, mail theft, empty store fronts, old boys club on city council, paid parking at the marina. As a retired person I can’t afford to pay fir oarks and the marina. Des Moines is nothing more than a race track for commuters. We need to slow commuters down in our neighborhoods. I live on 242nd 500 people use this street a day most speed. No sidewalks waljers, joggers, mothers with strollers, bikers we need to feel safe in our neighborhoods and lastly the council promotes growth but our roads can not cover all the extra traffic. What would you do about that? I am not sure I can vote for you not sure you are in my area. I am a republican in a Democratic area and don’t feel like I am represented. Dave Upthegrove has published negative comments about Presudent Trump news flash there are Republicans I hope politicians think before posting personal opinions on our President.

    • Gordon Haggerty on January 16, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Do you have a list of the advocacy groups you have been involved with?

    Do you have a Facebook page?

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