Category: Endorsements

2018 General Election Endorsements

Ballots will be delivered around Friday, October 19, and are due Tuesday, November 6, no later than 8 p.m. Starting with this year’s primary election, ballots are postage-free statewide! To vote in this election, register online or by mail by Monday, October 8 or register in person by Monday, October 29. Download a PDF of our endorsement guide. Federal Candidates US Senate: Maria Cantwell (D) US Representative, CD1: Suzan DelBene (D) US Representative, CD8: Kim Schrier (D) State Candidates State Senator, LD 45: Manka Dhingra (D) Representative, LD 45, Pos. 1: Roger Goodman (D) Representative, LD 45, Pos. 2: Larry Springer (D) County...

2018 Primary Endorsements

Primary ballots will be delivered around Friday, July 20, and are due Tuesday, August 7, no later than 8 p.m. Starting with this year’s primary election, ballots are postage-free statewide! To vote in this election, register online or by mail by Monday, July 9 or register in person by Monday, July 30. Download a PDF copy of our endorsement guide.   Federal Candidates US Senate: Maria Cantwell (D) US Representative, CD1: Suzan DelBene (D) US Representative, CD8: Shannon Hader (D) State Candidates State Senator, LD 45: Manka Dhingra (D) Representative, LD 45, Pos. 1: Roger Goodman (D) Representative, LD 45, Pos. 2: Larry...

2018 February Special Election Endorsements

This February’s special election is all about school funding. There are multiple bonds and levies across all of the school districts that overlap our legislative district and we unanimously voted to endorse all of them. Even with last year’s McCleary fix, our schools are still underfunded. These measures help bridge the gap, funding essentials like special education, early learning and highly capable programs, school nurses, student computers, building new schools, athletic fields, and performing arts spaces, and more. Bonds require 60% approval with a minimum turnout threshold, so make sure your vote is counted! Click on the links below to find out about...

2017 General Election Endorsements

2017 is a local election year. There are local and state ballot measures to consider. In our district, it is also a legislative election year, with a special election for State Senator. General election ballots will be delivered around Friday, October 20 and are due Tuesday, November 7, no later than 8 p.m. To vote in the general election, the mail and online registration deadline has passed, but you can register in person by Monday, October 30.   State Measures Advisory Votes 16, 17, and 18: Maintain County Measures King County Proposition No. 1, Levy Lid Lift for Veterans, Seniors and Vulnerable...

2017 Special Election is Key to Democrats Taking Back the State Senate

45th District Democrats Endorse Manka Dhingra for Senate Redmond, WA: On Wednesday, April 5, the membership of the 45th District Democrats unanimously voted to endorse Democrat Manka Dhingra for their State Senate seat, up for special election this fall. Before calling for a vote, Endorsements Chair Dave Williams informed the crowd “Manka shares Democratic progressive values down the line” and “Since announcing in mid-February, she’s raised about $200,000, virtually all of it through individual donations, and none from corporate or PAC interests.” The meeting room filled with cheers and applause as the final tally to endorse the Senior Deputy Prosecuting...

WAmend Update: I-735 is going to make it!

Exciting news to share. Initiative 735, WAmend’s initiative to get big money out of elections and call for a federal constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, is on the verge of qualifying as an initiative to the Legislature! 314,000 signatures had been collected as of this afternoon, and more were submitted to the campaign tonight. The big turn-in is tomorrow afternoon in Olympia, and any residual signatures will be submitted in a final run on Thursday afternoon. If you have an I-735 petition with *any* signatures on it — even just one! — please let the campaign know right away...

45th District Democrats to consider taking a position on King County Proposition #1 (public safety) at April meeting

At our upcoming meeting on April 1st, the 45th District Democrats will consider taking a position on King County Proposition #1, which is a levy lid lift placed on the April special election ballot by the King County Council. This proposition would slightly raise property taxes to allow the county to purchase new radio equipment for first responders. The current system is aging and in need of replacement. The ballot title is as follows: Proposition No. 1 Regular Property Tax Levy for Emergency Public Safety Radio Network Replacement Project The King County Council passed Ordinance 17993 concerning funding for a...

The Stranger enthusiastically endorses the 45th’s nominees for Legislature

This week, The Stranger (Seattle’s most widely read alternative weekly) released its endorsements for the 2014 midterms. The Stranger Election Control Board – or SECB for short – offered ringing endorsements of the 45th’s nominees for Legislature. Here’s what they had to say about Matt Isenhower, Larry Springer, and Roger Goodman: State Senator: Matt Isenhower Sick and tired of Washington State’s ass-backward tax structure? Fed up with the underfunding of education and transit? Us too, as you may have heard, but we gotta wrest back control of the state senate from Republicans to do anything about it. Matt Isenhower—an Amazon...

The 45th’s Endorsements Committee recommends Rick Leo for King County District Court, NE Electoral District, Position 3

The following is the text of the 45th District Democrats Endorsement Committee’s recommendation for King County District Court, Northeast Electoral District, Position 3. All three candidates for this position, individually, qualify for our endorsement, but after much discussion the majority of the committee recommends Rick Leo for this position. Not only has Rick had extensive experience in all three disciplines of defender, prosecutor, and pro tem judge, he gets that he is a public servant and understands that the people coming before him are regular citizens who are often intimidated by the court process. In talking with Rick, it came...

Remember to vote Yes for our schools by February 11th, 2014!

Many of us received our ballots in the mail today for the February 11 special election. At our last meeting, we voted unanimously to endorse ALL school levies and bonds for all school districts in the 45th. Almost one-quarter of school funding in our communities comes from levies and bonds. These votes are critical investments in our kids, our families, and our future. We encourage everyone to vote YES and APPROVE on all school levies and bonds in this election. To lend your support to the YES campaign in the Lake Washington School District, visit the yes campaign’s website. After you’ve mailed...

Resources for the upcoming special election: Vote yes for schools by February 11th!

On February 11th, 2014, there will be a special election across the 45th to consider levies and bond measures proposed by the four school districts that overlap with the 45th’s boundaries. The 45th has taken a “YES” position on all of these levy and bond measures. Further information is available here: Lake Washington School District: Two levies (technology and operations); one capital bond measure Northshore School District: Two levies (technology and operations); one capital bond measure Riverview School District: Two levies (operations and capital projects) Snoqualmie Valley School District: Two levies (operations and technology)