Numerous community leaders, elected officials and organizations endorse John Koster for Congress 

Arlington, WA - January 13, 2012 - With the dust barely settled after the announcement of the newly drawn congressional district lines, John Koster is already picking up key endorsements. Koster, a Snohomish County Councilman and former dairy farmer, is running for Congress in 1st Congressional District.

Bob Eberle, a Port Commissioner and past Chairman of the Skagit County Republicans, is heading up Koster's Skagit County efforts. Eberle said he is convinced that John Koster will make a great Congressman. 

"He is tried and proven", said Eberle. "He has been consistent. Koster's experience with the Snohomish County Council shows that he is a highly effective legislator, and can work well with both Democrats and Republicans, while maintaining his principles. John Koster is clearly the man we need to represent us in the US Congress from Wash District #1."

Numerous community leaders, elected officials and organizations - as well as the son of former President Ronald Reagan are on a list of endorsements released today by the Koster campaign.

Michael Reagan, who gave the keynote speech at a Koster event in December, said that he eagerly endorsed John Koster "because our country needs leaders like John, a former dairy farmer, who will stand up for working families."

Koster's 2012 campaign has already received contributions from more than 800 contributors from Washington State.   

The growing endorsement list includes the following:

  • Snohomish County Republican Party
  • Dino Rossi, former Republican nominee for Governor and U.S. Senate
  • Michael Reagan, Author & Talk Radio host, son of former President Ronald Reagan
  • Senator Val Stevens, Arlington
  • Mark Lamb, Mayor of Bothell
  • Gary Nelson, Former Snohomish County Councilman and State Legislator
  • State Representative Kirk Pearson, Monroe
  • State Representative Dan Kristiansen, Snohomish
  • State Representative Matt Shea, Spokane
  • Don Munks, Skagit County Assessor
  • Clint Didier, former candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Ken Klein, Arlington City Council
  • Steve Baker, Arlington City Council
  • Bob Eberle, Port of Anacortes Commissioner and past Chair of Skagit County Republicans
  • Jim Tagart, Chief of Police, Retired, Mt. Vernon
  • Kemper Freeman Jr., Bellevue, WA.
  • Todd Welch, Lake Stevens City Council
  • Dr. Shane McCauley, Bellevue, WA
  • Chris Widener, Former candidate for U.S. Senate  
  • Scott & DiAnna Brannan, Christian Homeschool Network
  • Capt. Douglas Roulstone (USNR, Retired), Snohomish
  • Ron Reimer, current President of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) of Whatcom County
  • Gene Goldsmith, Ferndale, former State Representative and past Chairman of the Whatcom County GOP
  • Yvonne Goldsmith, Ferndale, Washington State Republican Executive Board member
  • Cameron Bailey, Senior Legislative Aide to Kirk Pearson, Index
  • Olga Miller, Republican Party activist
  • Dr. Art Coday, Candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Dr. Mark Spencer, Arlington
  • Natalie Lavering, Republican Party activist, Mill Creek
  • John Hennessy, Sammamish
  • Tom Greene, former candidate for Snohomish County Sheriff, Monroe
  • Joshua Freed, Bothell City Council
  • Paul and Elizabeth Scott, Republican Party activists
  • Dr. Kim Kron, Marysville
  • Mayor John Nehring, City of Marysville
  • Butch and Polly Kvamme, Everson
  • Todd Welch, Lake Stevens City Council
  • Shannon Affholter, Everett City Council
  • Dr. William Backlund, Former State Representative, Redmond


As a small businessman and public servant, John Koster has the experience to represent Washingtonians in Congress. Koster was a three-term state representative in Olympia, where he earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog.  During his time in the legislature, Koster was responsible for organizing the Washington Conservative Caucus where he worked with other legislators to lower taxes and cut spending. As a county councilman, John has not only been a leader on the county-level, he was chosen by his peers to serve as President of the Washington Association of Counties in 2011.

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