Seattle Times
Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Abigail Doerr wage intergenerational battle for King County Council

Doerr, a transit advocate and campaign professional, said she started her campaign not because of the meeting with Kohl-Welles, but because of what she sees as a lack of ambition from the County Council. She argues that county government has been too timid in addressing the region’s transportation and housing woes, calling the council an “underutilized office.” “A lot of the problems that people are frustrated with the City Council about, the County Council has a huge involvement in and I don’t think that they’re doing everything they can to be active regional players,” Doerr said. “We need people who are really representing this district and making sure that we’re getting all we can out of this local government.” Read More

Seattle Times
King County Council candidate Abigail Doerr releases plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

Abigail Doerr, the transit advocate and campaign professional running for Metropolitan King County Council, released a climate plan Wednesday calling for all county-owned vehicles to be zero-emission by 2028 and for all new construction in unincorporated areas to use exclusively clean electricity. King County set a goal in 2007 of reducing carbon emissions by 25% by 2020, a target it is almost certainly not going to make. In 2017, the county had reduced total carbon emissions by only 1.2% from 2007 levels.   Read More

The Urbanist
The Urbanist’s August Primary Endorsements 2019

The Urbanist endorses Abigail Doerr for King County Council District 4. Doerr’s do-er energy and transportation and climate expertise makes her a strong urbanist leader. Doerr successfully led the Mass Transit Now campaign in 2016, securing $54 billion for light rail, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail expansion in the Puget Sound region, along with a handful of other successful campaigns that expanded transit options throughout the state. As Advocacy Director at Transportation Choices Coalition, Doerr has experience working with a wide range of decision-makers and building strong coalitions to pass bold intersectional policies. Through her recent work as the Campaign Director for Yes on 1631, the statewide carbon emissions fee initiative, Doerr understands what’s at stake for future generations and the pressing need to act on climate now. Read More

Young Democrats back challengers to Sawant, Kohl-Welles and Gossett

The Young Democrats would pump new blood into what has been an often-ignored, albeit well paid King County Council. They voted to endorse Abigail Doerr, a 29-year-old challenger to 77-year-old incumbent King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Kohl-Welles previously served for more than two decades in the Washington Legislature. Doerr is a transit advocate who has worked for the Transportation Choices Coalition, campaigned for Sound Transit 3, helped manage the unsuccessful carbon fee measure, Initiative 1631, and supported creation of a Seattle Parks District. Read More

The Seattle Times
Transit advocate Abigail Doerr running for King County Council

Doerr said she wants to work to find a new funding source for bus service in King County. The Seattle Transportation Benefit District, which funds about $45 million a year of bus service in the city, expires in 2020. Doerr has worked in local politics since 2014, when she managed successful campaigns to boost funding for Seattle Parks and for more bus service in the city. She worked for a year as a legislative assistant to City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, before joining Transportation Choices Coalition, the region’s leading transit-advocacy group, as advocacy director. Read More

Thank you so much for your support in my campaign! While our efforts didn’t result in a win — I am so proud that I decided to run to elevate the issues that motivated me to run: climate, housing, and transit. I am so grateful for all of you who came along this journey and donated, endorsed, doorbelled, and cheered us on!
Many young women have approached me this year about running for office and I'll say it again: please run! Fight for the community you love, challenge the status quo, run competitive races, knock on doors, present bold policy and big ideas, bring others along with you and let’s lay the groundwork for a future for all of us. Some races are an uphill battle. But by taking risks to make bold change, in the process you do so much for your community. You will be stronger for it and more determined for whatever is next!

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I stuck my ballot in the mail today. Have you voted yet?! I voted: ✅Yes on I-1000/R-88 ❌ No on 976 AND I filled in the bubble next to Abigail Doerr 🗳!! Get those ballots filled out and returned by Nov 5th. ...

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We are walking fast! Who is ready for: ✅ regional solutions on homelessness
✅ urgent action on climate
✅ improvements to our transit system

Let's go do it together!

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Ballots should be arriving in your mailbox!! We had a great crew on the doors last weekend AND we have reached our 35,000th door of the campaign. #doerrtodoor Let’s do this!! ...

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Many thanks to the crew from the #43rdDems for hitting the pavement with us this crisp Saturday morning! Special appearance by some sleepy pups. ...

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