Join us on September 7th for our annual picnic!
Please join us at our next general meeting and general election endorsements event on September 18th, 2019!
Please join us at our next general meeting on July 16th, 2019!
For the 2019 August Primary, the 43rd District Democrats endorse the following positions:
King County Assessor: John A. Wilson
King County Council
District 2: Girmay Zahilay
District 4: Abigail Doerr
District 8: Joe McDermott
Port of Seattle
Position 2: Sam Cho
Position 5: Fred Felleman
Seattle City Council
District 3: No Endorsement
District 4: No Endorsement
District 6: No Endorsement
District 7: No Endorsement
Seattle School Board
Position 1: Eric Blumhagen
Position 2: Lisa Rivera Smith
Position 3: Rebeca Muñiz
Position 6: No Endorsement
Position 5: Maureen McKee
Position 31: Marshall Ferguson
Position 37: Michael Ryan
Position 49: Aimee Sutton
Levies, Initiatives, Referendums
King County Parks Levy: YES
Seattle Library Levy: YES
I-976, Limits on Motor Vehicle Taxes and Fees: NO
R-88, Repeal of I-1000: Decline to Sign/NO
All of the endorsement questionnaires we received from candidates are now publicly available in our Google Drive folder. Click here to access them. (a Google account is NOT required) We will be voting on endorsements at our June general meeting, at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus. Hope to see you there!
You can learn more about our endorsements process on our Endorsements page.
Please join us at our next general meeting on May 21st, 2019!
Please join us at our next general meeting on April 16th, 2019!
Please join us at our next general meeting on March 19th, 2019!
The Bylaws Committee recommendation is complete! Find it on the Bylaws & Rules page.
Please join us at our next general meeting on February 19th, 2019!
Find our latest draft and explanation of changes on the Bylaws page!
The Rules and Bylaws Committee held our first meeting this past Wednesday. We adopted some basic rules for the committee, then spent the majority of the time reviewing and discussing open items and assigning owners to work on drafting text proposals for each. Assignments are as follows:
James: Code of Conduct-related text
Each owner has a target due date of end-of-day Sunday, February 3rd to provide a first draft proposal.
Questions arose during the meeting about the relationship between the State Central Committee and the statutory State Committee referred to in the RCWs, and if we needed to consider language to match possible gender-neutral positions to the statutes' "committeeman" and "committeewoman" positions. Angyl has since followed up with the state party and confirmed that we essentially have nothing to worry about. You can read details of that discussion (and get schooled on legal precedent regarding the First Amendment and regulation of political parties, as I did!) here.
Committee members are hard at work on drafts of text for open items, and we expect to make them available for early feedback this week, in time for the newly elected Executive Board's first meeting, on February 5th. We plan to solicit feedback on these drafts; watch for some feedback/discussion posts to the 43rd District Democrats Forum group on Facebook in the coming days. You are welcome of course to submit feedback via email to the email@example.com email address, as well.
Remember that proposals under consideration can be found in the Committee’s repository on GitHub. Additionally, all correspondence on the Bylaws committee's mailing list is viewable via our Google Group, here. And as always, please don't hesitate to send questions, comments, or other feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bylaws Committee meeting this Wednesday; track our progress https://github.com/wa-43rd-dems/bylaws
Stay informed and provide feedback as we work to improve our bylaws!
Thank you everyone who volunteered for positions, and to everyone who came out to vote!
At the reorganization meeting on January 15 we will be electing a team of officers to lead us through this year and the 2020 election cycle.
Who is the best choice for each office? Perhaps it’s you!
Every other year, our LD elects new officers and reorganizes in order to start preparing for the next election cycle. Our reorg meeting will take place on January 15th, 2019 at 7 PM at the Phinney Neighborhood Association Lower Building.