For release: July 11, 2016
Contact: Mindie Wirth | firstname.lastname@example.org | 206-579-4532
WIRTH CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES BUREAU ENDORSEMENT
Mindie Wirth has been endorsed by the Washington Farm Bureau in her race for State Senate in the 1st District.
“I’m honored to have the support of this great organization,” said Wirth. “I share in their belief that regulatory function should be based on law and that government should provide only minimum controls and aids.”
The Washington Farm Bureau represents over 46,000 families through 25 county organizations as one of the most respected service organizations in the agricultural community.
Wirth, Northshore’s PTSA Co-President is also running with strengthening education as a central campaign issue and has been called “a thoughtful advocate for schools” by the Seattle Times.
In addition to education and tax limits, Wirth has also emphasized reducing traffic congestion as a top priority. As an analyst at Microsoft, she has expressed frustration with the way WSDOT measures successes and failures in the I-405 tolling program. “It’s ridiculous that WSDOT claims victory because average speeds on 405 are 45mph – what they aren’t seeing is that the overflow traffic is clogging our arterials,” said Wirth. “Try running to the grocery store at 5:30pm – it will take you 90 minutes. We’re becoming landlocked as a result of poor transportation planning.”
A graduate of Bothell High School and the University of Washington-Bothell, Mindie Wirth has deep roots in Washington and the Bothell area. Her tenure as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft has yielded awards for both individual and group achievements.
Wirth is also a volunteer unit leader for Bothell Girl Scouts Day Camp, volunteer youth basketball coach and past board member for Northshore Youth Basketball Association. Wirth is an avid volunteer for Washington Trails Association, leading many Microsoft “Day of Caring” trail repair events and earning the coveted WTA hard hat. Wirth is a member of the University of Washington Presidents Club and Turner Society which supports research efforts for the Genetic Disorders Fund.
Mindie lives in Bothell with her husband Johnny and their three children.