Who’s The Nation’s “Most Valuable Local Official”?

nick licataCongratulations to Seattle City Council member Nick Licata, who was named The Nation Magazine’s “Most Valuable Local Official” on the Progressive Honor Roll of 2012. The Nation cites his progressive credentials, including his sponsorship of Seattle paid sick days ordinance, as a reason for the award.

Licata joined other progressive leaders like Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, and Montana A.G. Steve Bullock, on the list.

From The Nation:

“…Licata has practiced local politics since 1998 as a bold advocate of progressive populist ideas. He was a sponsor of Seattle’s innovative paid-sick-leave law, and he’s been in the forefront of fights to prevent corporations and wealthy sports team owners from gouging taxpayers.”

Congratulations to Nick on winning the award!

About seattlehealthyworkforce

The Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce is a diverse coalition of businesses, faith-based, labor, family, and community groups. We’re working to ensure everyone has paid sick days, so we can all have safer food, healthier families and more productive workplaces.
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