Shahram Hadian Endorsed for State Representative by Seattle Times

By PAAIA Government Affairs Office

August 10, 2010, Seattle, WA– With less than a week to go before the primary election, Shahram Hadian’s candidacy for the Washington State House of Representative continues to gain momentum with a new endorsement from the Seattle Times, the largest daily newspaper in the state of Washington.

Last week, the Seattle Times Editorial Board endorsed Shahram Hadian (R) as the top choice for Washington State House of Representative (District 44, Position 1). The Board deemed that it is time for a change in the 44th Legislative District.  “Veteran state Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, is intelligent and hardworking but he is also emblematic of the excessive spending that has characterized Olympia in recent years. We have endorsed him in each re-election campaign since 2000, but this year we cannot,” said the Seattle Times. “Our recommendation is for Shahram Hadian, a pastor at a Lynnwood church and a community activist who pushed successfully for Snohomish County’s ban on near-naked baristas.” 

Hadian was born in Iran, and moved to the U.S. at the age of seven. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest region for the past 28 years. He is a graduate of the Washington Law Enforcement Academy and served as a Police Officer for the City of Redmond.  Hadian considers himself a strong conservative leader and an independent thinker. His campaign’s top priorities include: job creation, supporting small businesses, prioritizing education, smaller government, creating safer communities, and increasing civic involvement.

Hadian has also been endorsed by the Snohomish County Republican Party, Washington State Farm Bureau Political Action Committee, National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), as well as a number of county and state elected officials.

Hadian faces incumbent Dunshee as well as fellow Republican Bob McCaughan in the August 17, 2010 primary. The two candidates who garner the highest total number of votes advance to the general election in November.

Click here to read the Seattle Times’ endorsement of Hadian.

Click here to learn more about Shahram Hadian’s campaign.

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