43rd News & Updates Archive - 2016

43rd District Democrats Re-organization Meeting - January 17, 2017!

Dec 12 2016

Please join us for our re-roganization meeting onTuesday, January 17th at 7:00pm at our usual location: University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE - Seattle, WA 98105
Agenda and rules are found here:
View the proposed bylaws changes.

Running for 43rd District Democrats Executive Board? Submit your candidate statement here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/43rdOfficer

Read statements from candidates running for 43rd District Democrats Executive Board:http://43rddems.ngpvanhost.com/statements-candidates-running-43rd-democrats-executive-board

43rd District Democrats Winter Holiday Party! - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nov 21 2016

Get together with your friends and neighbors of the 43rd District Democrats for our annual winter holiday party! We're being hosted this year at the beautiful home of Jessica Trupin.
Come and enjoy great company, music, food, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and we'll hear a few speeches from electeds and community leaders. You won't want to miss this!

Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th at 6:00pm
Location: Home of Jessica Trupin - 4519 Densmore Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

$500 Co-Host
$250 Sponsor
$100 Supporter

General - $25 (suggested donation, pay what you can)
Ticket + 2017 individual membership - $43
2 Tickets + 2017 family membership - $75
Young Democrats/Reduced Income - $10

Get your ticket online now and skip the line at the door!

General meeting - November 15th!

Nov 06 2016

Please join us for our next General Meeting on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00pm at our usual location: University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE - Seattle, WA 98105

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Call to order
    Approval of Agenda and Minutes

7:10 p.m. Guest speakers
7:20 p.m. 2017 Legislative Session Preview
8:10 p.m. 43rd District Democrats Platform
9:00 p.m. Adjourn

Third and final presidential debate watch party! - Wed, Oct 19th

Oct 18 2016

Join the 43rd District Democrats for the third and final presidential debate of the general election. Debate Watch Bingo is back again! Hotel Hotel Pizza Bar is an all-ages venue. Don't miss it!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19th 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Hotel Hotel Pizza Bar - 3517 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103

General Meeting - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00pm!

Oct 12 2016

Please join us for our next General Meeting on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00pm at our usual location: 
University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE - Seattle, WA 98105


6:30 p.m.   Doors open
7:00 p.m.   Call to order
    Approval of Agenda and Minutes

7:10 p.m.   Guest speakers
7:20 p.m.   Turning out your neighbors: 43rd PCO training and literature distribution
8:20 p.m.   Officer reports
8:30 p.m.   New business
                  Supporting Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
9:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Pancakes for PCOs breakfast and training! - Saturday, Oct 15th!

Oct 12 2016

Join us for the 36th and 43rd District Democrats Annual FREE PCO appreciation event and training with a delicious breakfast!
Meet fellow PCOs, enjoy yummy pancakes and other breakfast goodies, all while picking up your packet with walk list, voter guides, map, and script for the general election. Also, hone your skills with a brief training and introduction to MiniVAN and Votebuilder.
We're excited to be joined by Tina Podlowdowski, candidate for Secretary of State, and Cyrus Habib, running for Lieutenant Governor.

Saturday, Oct 15th - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103

Presidential debate watch party! - Sept 26th

Sep 26 2016

Join us Monday, Sept 26th, for a Presidential dabate watch party hosted jointly by the 36th and 43rd District Democrats at a new, exciting, all-ages location. We'll have games! You won't want to miss this!

Location: Rooftop Brewing Company, 1220 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm (debate starts at 6:00pm)

43rd District Democrats General Meeting - Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

Sep 21 2016

Please join us for our next General Meeting on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00pm at our usual location: University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE - Seattle, WA 98105

Agenda to be announced.

43rd District Democrats General Election Endorsments are now available!

Sep 21 2016

Click here to view our endorsements for the Nov. 8 General election! Be sure to mail your ballot in by Nov. 8!

43rd District Democrats General Election Endorsements Meeting - Sept. 20th at 7:00pm!

Sep 09 2016

Please join us for our endorsement meeting for the November 2016 general election!

Date///time: Tuesday, Sept 20th at 7:00pm
Location: Univesity Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE, Seattle.


6:30 p.m.   Doors open

7:00 p.m.   Call to Order

    Approval of Agenda andMinutes

7:10 p.m.   Guest Speakers

7:25 p.m.  Endorsements

8:25 p.m.   New Business


Animal Feeding Operations Permits

Funding of School Construction

9:00 p.m.   Adjourn general meeting

9 – 9:20 p.m. PCO Area Coordinators training

Hillary Clinton Acceptance Speech Watch Party! - Thursday, July 28th at 5:00pm!

Jul 22 2016

Date/Time: Thursday, July 28th at 5:00pm
Location: The Great Nabob - 819 5th Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109

Join your friends and neighbors of the 36th and 43rd District Democrats as we watch Hillary Clinton speak and accept the Democratic nomination for president of the United States of America. We will also watch several other speeches at the Democratic National Convention leading up to hers from prominent figures within the party.
View this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560574370913626/

43rd District Democrats Summer BBQ! - Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 20 2016

43rd District Democrats Summer BBQ! - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
4535 Thackeray Pl NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4841

Join us for our annual Summer BBQ to celebrate our successes, reconnect with friends, make some new ones, and soak in the sun over burgers, hot dogs, and veggie items. We’ll also raise funds for the resources we need to keep the most progressive district in the state strong and to organize and turn out the Democratic vote in 2016 and future elections. 
View this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/139303096501504/

Tickets are $15 general admissions and $10 for PCOs. 

If you would like to pay in advance feel free to do so at https://43rddems.ngpvanhost.com/donate

43rd District Democrats General Meeting - July 19th at 7:00pm

Jul 08 2016

Please join us for the 43rd District Democrats General Meeting!
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00pm
Location: University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, 98105

6:30 p.m.      Doors open

7:00 p.m.      Call to Order

Approval of Agenda and Minutes

7:10 p.m.      Guest Speakers

7:20 p.m.      Program

        PCO Training and sample ballot distribution

8:40 p.m.      New Business

       Approval of new PCOs

9:00 p.m.      Adjourn

2016 43rd District Democrats Pride Brunch!

Jun 23 2016

Join us at the 43rd District Democrats 2016 Pride Brunch! 
Location: Newmark Tower - 1415 2nd Ave, Unit 500, Seattle, Washington 98101
Time: 9:00am
Tickets available here.

Brunch and speakers! We are going with the same caterer as last year and will, per usual, have mimosas for the thirsty.

Tickets are $25 (general) and $10 for YD's/income-limited folks. You can pay at the door or in advance at the following link:


We look forward to seeing you!

2016 Primary Endorsements Results available!

Jun 23 2016

Click here for the 2016 Primary Enorsements from our June 21, 2016 meeting.

43rd District Democrats Primary Endorsements Meeting! Tuesday, June 21st

Jun 10 2016

Join us for the 43rd District Democrats Primary Endorsements meeting at the UW's Kane Hall! You must be a member to vote during our endorsement process so register today!

Please ensure you are eligible to vote by check our list of paid members and PCOs.

Primary Endorsements meeting agenda - Tuesday, June 21, 2016
(click here for a PDF version of the agenda)

6:30 p.m.    Doors open

7:00 p.m.    Call to Order

Approval of Agenda and Minutes

7:10 p.m.    Guest Speakers

7:15 p.m.    Primary Endorsements

Slate  (see list below)

Individual races:

7th Congressional District

Lieutenant Governor

State Treasurer

State Auditor

State Public Lands Commissioner

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington State Supreme Court, Position 6

43rd District Legislature, Position 1

King County Superior Court, Department 44

City of Seattle ballot measures

    Init. Measure 123 (Alaskan Way Park)

    Proposition 1 (Housing Levy)

10:00 p.m.    Adjourn


Slate list

U.S. Senator: Patty Murray
US Congress, 9th District: Adam Smith
Governor: Jay Inslee
Attorney General: Bob Ferguson
Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler
Secretary of State: Tina Podlodowski
State Supreme Court Justice, Position 1: Mary Yu
State Supreme Court Justice, Position 5: Barbara Madsen
State Rep, 43rd District, Position 2: Speaker Frank Chopp,
State Initiative I-1492 (Extreme risk protection orders): YES
State Initiative I-1433 (Raise minimum wage): YES
State Initiative I-1515 (Repeal non-discrimination protections): NO

Tuesday, May 17th Monthly General Meeting

Apr 28 2016

7:00pm - 9::00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


6:30 p.m.      Doors open

7:00 p.m.      Call to Order

Approval of Agenda and Minutes

7:10 p.m.      Guest Speakers

Candidates and campaigns

7:30 p.m.      Program

43rd District Democrats Platform

8:20 p.m.      Officer Reports

8:30 p.m.      New Business

Appointment of PCOs

Resolution to include all genders in party representation

Resolution regarding solar energy, housing and developers 

Resolution regarding green roofs and solar panels

8:55 p.m.      Good of the Order

9:00 p.m.      Adjourn

Delegate Election Update

Apr 19 2016

43rd Democrats Legislative District Caucus on April 17, 2016 at Lincoln School in Seattle

Congratulations to the 46 delegates and 23 alternates elected to the Congressional District caucuses (May 21) and Washington State Democratic Convention (June 17-19, Tacoma)
A huge thanks to all of our tally heroes – especially Tara Gallagher, Tally Committee Chair -- who worked into the darkness to count every vote!

All delegates and alternates will be notified with more information about next steps. We’re wrapping up the documentation for the caucus right now, so we appreciate your patience as we complete that work first. Congratulations again! 

7th Congressional District (45 delegates/23 alternates)
Location: North Seattle College - 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Sanders Delegates

Female Delegates (16):
Ximena Velazquez-Arenas
Danielle Askini
Kalie Sandstrom
Catherine Donnelly
Zuleyha Ozonder
Tara Rayers
Ayla Kadah
Annabelle Backman
Andi O’Rourke
Tara Lee
Joey Gray
Carla Barrick
Lydia Olchoff
Sandra Shulman
Sarah Koch
Amy Madden 

Female Alternates (8):
1. Sacha Talpur
2. Margarita Munoz
3. Tara Gallagher
4. Kathleen Klozar
5. Leslie McGovern
6. Mary Soonmie Park
7. <Name removed at subject’s request>
8. Christina Yanez

Male delegates (15)

Matthew Anderson
Philip Dawdy
Alex Beckler
Anthony Diaz
Majid Al Bahdli
Andrew Boyd
Michael Campbell
Donald Goldberg
Matt Toles
Jorge Bustamante
Daniel Harrington
Phoenix Cavalier
Raphael Pierre
Henry Dotson
Jeff Jett

Male alternates (8)

1. Omar Vasquaz
2. Patrick Moore
3. Kris Pendleton
4. Jason Mitchell
5. De Saulniers
6. Nathan McKinley
7 John Moore
8. Adam Critzer

Clinton Delegates

Female delegates (7)

Shayna Daitch
Lizzie Evans
Brooke Brod
Laurie Goff
Ali Lee
Jennifer Schmidt
Mavis Tai

Female alternates (4)

1. Laura Zagg
2. Mary da Cruz
3. Jessica Horst
4. Sarah Perez 

Male delegates (7)

Rob Dolin
James Apa
Noah An
Terrence Hecker
Anay Mahendra Shah
Alex Garcia Bana
Michael Maddux

Male alternates (3)

1. Indranil Ghosh
2. John Bailey
3. John Fogarty

9th Congressional District (1 delegate)
Location: IBEW Hall, Kent


Male delegate (1)
Ian Kipp Hagemann

Official Call for the 43rd Legislative District Caucus!

Apr 12 2016

43rd Democrats Legislative District Caucus

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016, begins at 1 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Lincoln School building (Cascadia Elementary), 4400 Interlake Ave N., Seattle (enter building between N. 43rd and N. 45th on Woodlawn Ave. North). There is a small parking lot at the school.

Who: All duly elected Democrats from the 43rd Democrats Precinct Caucuses (or any duly elected alternates seated in their place).

Why: This is the next step in our caucus process to choose the Democratic nominee for President! We’ll be electing 46 delegates and 23 alternates to represent us at the Congressional District Caucuses and the Washington State Democratic Convention.


Read the proposed agenda and rules for the April 17th caucus.


Questions & Answers


How do I sign-in at the legislative district caucus?

Sign in will be by precinct, so it’s best to know your precinct number (e.g., 43-1345) to efficiently find your sign-in location. (We’ll also have a map available if you forget.) Unlike the precinct caucus, there is no option to fill out a form ahead of time. 


Do I need my certificate of election?

If you were issued a certificate of election as a delegate or alternate, please bring it. But not everyone was issued one, and it’s not essential for participation as long as your election was documented in precinct materials that were turned in.


Who is eligible to run for delegate to the next level? 

Anyone registered to vote in the 43rd District who will publicly declare themselves as a Democrat. 


Who may attend?

It’s an open meeting and anyone is invited to observe.


Additional questions? 

Please read though the full proposed agenda and rules for more details. Contact chair@43rddems.org if you have additional questions.




Our legislative caucus is a big event to run and we welcome your support in making it successful. If you’d like to have fun and help out, please join us! We need folks to work sign-in tables and to help with tallying votes for delegate races. Please contact chair@43rddems.org if your interested.




We are asking for a voluntary $10 registration fee to cover the significant costs of running caucuses. The 43rd District Democrats are an all-volunteer effort of scrappy, committed Democrats that receive no money from the state party or other political campaigns and organizations. Donations are not required to participate in the caucuses.


For $25, you can become a member of the 43rd District Democrats. You’ll have voting privileges for local party endorsements and will be supporting voter turnout in one of the deepest blue districts in the state!


Please donate online now at www.43rddemocrats.org/donate or at the door. Thank you for your support!




43rd District Democrats Ballots and Bubbly! Join us Tuesday, April 19th, starting at 7 p.m. at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meet and mingle with Democrats running for office, share bubbly and tasty appetizers and cast your vote in straw poll elections for local and statewide races. Don’t miss this popular event! https://www.facebook.com/events/1711654699074417/ 



King County Convention: Sunday, May 1st, 1 p.m. at Hazen High School, 1101 Hoquiam Ave NE, Renton. All delegates and alternates elected to the 43rd Legislative District caucus are also delegates and alternates to the King County Convention. The primary items of business are adoption of a county platform and resolutions; delegates will not be elected at this meeting.


43rd District Democrats monthly meetings: Have fun organizing with fellow Democrats as we turn out our deep blue neighborhoods to vote! We meet every 3rd Tuesday starting at 7 p.m., normally at the University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. (Exception: June endorsements meeting will be at at Kane Hall on the UW campus.)


Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday, May 21st, 2016; nearly all delegates and alternates elected from the 43rd Legislative District caucus will go to the 7th Congressional District Caucus, North Seattle College, convening at 9:30 a.m. (One 43rd delegate will go to the 9th Congressional District Caucus, IBEW Hall in Kent, 1805 62nd Ave. S.)


Washington Democratic State Convention: June 18-19, 2016, Tacoma


2016 Democratic National Convention: Monday, July 25th - Thursday, July 28th, Philadelphia

43rd District Democrats' Ballots and Bubbly!

Apr 03 2016

You are invited to the 43rd District Democrats' annual Ballots and Bubbly
Date and time: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00pm
Location: University Heights Center - 5031 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

Join us for our annual event (same place and time of our monthly meeting), and mingle with candidates seeking your vote in the 2016 elections! Will there be a Straw Poll? Yes, of course there will! All members will receive some free ballots, and more will be available for sale! Become a member today, and vote in this year's 43rd District Democrats' Straw Poll! In addition to champagne, light food and refreshments will be provided.

We will update with more information, including candidates that confirm.

2016 Caucus Results

Mar 28 2016

43rd Legislative District caucus results:
Sanders: 717 delegates  - 68.7%
Clinton: 326 delegates - 31.3%

View the full state-wide results.

The 43rd Legislative District caucus will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 17th atLincoln High School - 4400 Interlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The King County Democrats Conventionwill be held on Sunday, May 1st.at Oliver M. Hazen High School - 1101 Hoquiam Avenue NE, Renton, WA 98059

All Delegates and Alternates elected at the precinct caucuses on March 26th should plan on attending!

43rd District Town Hall - February 20th

Feb 16 2016

Date and time: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Erickson Theater, Seattle Central College - 1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Please join us at the 43rd District Town Hall. Get an update of the 2016 state legislative session. Ask questions and give feedback!

House Speaker Frank Chopp, Sen. Jamie Pedersen will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 20th at 1 p.m. at the Erickson Theater at Seattle Central Community College.

The lawmakers are taking a brief pause from the 2016 legislative session in Olympia to hear what’s on the minds of their constituents in the 43rd Legislative District.

The event is free and open to all constituents of the 43rd Legislative District, which includes Capitol Hill, University District, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Montlake, Wallingford, Eastlake, Greenlake and parts of Fremont, Ravenna, South Lake Union and downtown Seattle.

The 2016 legislative session began in January and will continue to early March.

More info here.

Erickson Theater, Seattle Central College
1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

43rd District Democrats General Meeting: February 16, 2016

Feb 05 2016

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: University Heights Center
5301 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Call to Order
Approval of Agenda and Minutes
7:10 p.m. Guest Speakers
Candidates running for office
7:30 p.m. Program
Climate Justice: Building resilient communities, addressing climate change from the grassroots
8:10 p.m. Officer Reports
8:30 p.m. Old Business
March caucuses: Latest information for PCOs and caucus conveners
8:40 p.m. New Business
Approval of 2016 Budget

Appointment of PCOs
43-1372 Katherine Thompson
43-1847 Daniel Goodman
43-2088 Erica Garvey
8:50 p.m. Good of the Order
9:00 p.m. Adjourn