King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove represents District 5. KING COUNTY COUNCIL
In his bid to represent South King County on the council for a third term, Dave Upthegrove essentially accused organizations that endorsed his opponent, Dr. Shukri Olow, of reverse racism and also threatened to withhold his support for them should voters reelect him in November, according to members of those organizations.
Olow, a community organizer and King County employee who recently picked up a doctorate in education, entered the race back in January and has been running slightly to his left. Her campaign has raised nearly $160,000 (compared to Upthegrove’s ~$192,000) and has scooped up sole endorsements from groups
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