2021 Election Endorsements

As of July 7, 2021 these are the candidates endorsed by the 45th District Democrats.

Candidates or ballot initiatives with a * next to their name will be on the summer primary ballot (mailed July 14, vote by August 3).

Click here to review the guidelines for how we will be moving through the endorsement process in our meetings in an auditable, user-friendly, electronic way.

Click here to view the printed Endorsement Guide for the August 3 primary.

Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities to support these candidates.


Kirkland City Council

Position 1 :Jay Arnold

Website: votejayarnold.com

Position 3: Penny Sweet

Website: sweetforkirkland.org

Position 5: Neal Black

Website: votenealblack.com

Position 7: Jon Pascal

Website: jonpascal.com


Redmond City Council

Position 2: Janet Richards
Position 4: Melissa Stuart *

Website: electmelissastuart.com

Position 6: Tara Van Niman

Sammmamish City Council

Position 1: Tarik Hassane *
Position 3: Nazir Harb Michel
Position 4: Karen Howe

Website: electkarenhowe.com

Position 5: Kali Clark

Website: electkaliclark.com


Woodinville City Council

Position 1: Michelle Evans
Position 3: Robin White
Position 5: Sarah Arndt

Website: arndtforwoodinville.com

Position 7: James Randolph

Northshore School Board

Position 1: Jackie McGourty *
Position 4: Sandy Hayes *

Website: sandyhayesforschoolboard.wordpress.com

Position 5: Amy Cast *

Website: amycast4nsd.com


Port of Seattle

Position 1: Ryan Calkins

Website: ryanforport.com

Position 3: Hamdi Mohamed

Website: hamdiforport.com

Position 4: Toshiko Hasegawa

Website: hasegawaforport.com


King County Council

Position 1: Rod Dembowski

Website: vote4rod.com

Position 3: Sarah Perry *

Website: electsarahperry.org


Lake Washington Schools, Position 4:
Mark Stuart

Kirkland Municipal Court:
John Olson

King County Superior Court:
Andrea Robertson

King County Proposition No. 1 Levy: Best Starts for Kids *

Website: kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/initiatives/best-starts-for-kids.aspx