Seattle City Council member Nick Licata – prime sponsor of Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance – was recently named The Nation Magazine’s “Most Valuable Local Official” on the Progressive Honor Roll of 2012.
The Nation cites his progressive credentials, including his sponsorship of Seattle paid sick days ordinance, as a reason for the award. The Economic Opportunity Institute organized the coalition that worked to successfully pass the paid sick days measure.
Licata joined other progressive leaders like Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, and Montana A.G. Steve Bullock, on the list.
From The Nation:
“…Licata has practiced local politics since 1998 as a bold advocate of progressive populist ideas. He was a sponsor of Seattle’s innovative paid-sick-leave law, and he’s been in the forefront of fights to prevent corporations and wealthy sports team owners from gouging taxpayers.”
Congratulations to Nick on winning the award!