Bob Hasegawa hosted a kickoff celebration for his campaign for the Washington State Senate with 250 supporters at the Tukwila Community Center. Hasegawa announced his candidacy for the state senate in Washington’s 11th District in March, running for the empty seat left by retiring Senator Margarita Prentice.
Attendees were greeted with performances from Seattle International Lion and Dragon Dance Team, Vovinam, and Northwest Wushu. Hasegawa spoke to the attendees about his proposal to start a state bank of Washington, advocating that state tax dollars be kept at a publicly owned institution. (end)