Partners and Supporters

The following individuals and organizations provided letters of support for the region’s Race to the Top application.

Federal Government
Senator Maria Cantwell, United States Senate
Senator Patty Murray, United States Senate
Congressman Adam Smith, United States House of Representatives

Washington State Government

Christine Gregoire, Former Governor, Washington State
Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Elizabeth M. Hyde, Director, Department of Early Learning
Marc Baldwin, Deputy Director, ERDC
Barbara Taylor, Professional Educator Standards Board
Nina Auerbach, CEO, Thrive by Five

National Organizations
Alan Berube, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform
Ben Hecht, President & CEO, Living Cities
Nancy Potter, Senior Educational Manager, College Board
Shannon Campion, Executive Director, Stand for Children

King County Government
Dow Constantine, King County Executive
David Fleming, Director & Health Officer, Public Health Seattle & King County

Local Government
Pete Lewis, Mayor, City of Auburn
Brian Bennett, Mayor, City of Burien
Skip Priest, Mayor, City of Federal Way
Suzette Cooke, Mayor, City of Kent
Denis Law, Mayor, City of Renton
Michael McGinn, Mayor & Seattle City Council, City of Seattle
Tony Anderson, Mayor, City of SeaTac
Jim Haggerton, Mayor, City of Tukwila

Business & Industry
Roz Solomon, Executive Director, Washington Business Alliance
Maud Daudon, President /CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Marlena Sessions, CEO, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
Thomas McLaughlin, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology
Bradford Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Microsoft
Hugh Kodama, Vice President, MultiCare Health System
Nancy Wyatt, President & CEO, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce