announced this week that he has received the endorsement of 5th House District Rep. Jay Rodne in his race for the 5th District Senate seat.
Rodne, a Republican who is running unopposed in his reelection bid this November, represents nearly 80 percent of the newly drawn 5th District comprised of Eastern King County and includes the cities of Black Diamond, Isaquah, Maple Valley, North Bend, Renton and Snoqualmie.
"Brad has the business credentials needed to fight for Washington jobs," said Rodne in a press release issued by Toft's campaign. "He can be counted on to fight for taxpayers, create new jobs, and reform an education system that has been devastated with deep budget cuts."
"It's an honor to receive the support of Rep. Rodne," Toft said in the release. "Rep. Rodne has fought the Governor and the majority party tooth and nail as they continue to try to raise taxes on Washington families and our small business. He has been a strong voice in support of restoring fiscal responsibility and accountability to Olympia."
Toft's campaign said Rodne joins a growing list of Eastern King County and Washington leaders supporting his bid for the open 5th District. State Sen. Cheryl Pflug, who evoked the ire of state Republicans when she withdrew her candidacy after the filing period, declined to endorse a candidate for the open seat.