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Tom Rasmussen welcomes Bill LaBorde to office staff

I am pleased to announce that Bill LaBorde will be joining my office in a couple of weeks.  I was very fortunate to have a pool of very well qualified candidates.

Bill will not only be a great addition to my office but to the City Council’s work on transportation and environmental issues.

The News Release follows:

Seattle City Councilmember Rasmussen today announced the hire of Bill LaBorde to his office.

He is currently the Policy Director and a lobbyist for Transportation Choices Coalition.   He has served as the Program Director for Environment Washington/WashPIRG, Campaign Chair on “Washingtonians for Clean Energy” (Initiative 937, in 2006) and as a Senior Policy Associate for the NW Energy Coalition.

LaBorde earned his Juris Doctor from Seattle University’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, Berkley.

“Bill has worked for years as an effective advocate for progressive environmental and transportation policies in Seattle and Washington State.  Because of his knowledge and leadership skills he will have a key role in Seattle’s participation in local, regional and state transportation issues,” said Councilmember Rasmussen.  “I am very excited to have Bill join us.”

Mr. LaBorde lives with his wife and children in the Rainier Vista neighborhood of Southeast Seattle.

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