Apr 20

4/21/2015 General Meeting – Proposed Agenda

PART 1 – Starting Activities

1. Flag Salute

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes from last meeting (where available)

4. Chair’s Report

a.  Endorsement Meeting – Tuesday, June 16, 2015


PART 2 – Community Updates

1. Community Updates – US Congressman Adam Smith’s Office.

2. Community Updates – Other local elected officials


PART 3 – Election Presentations*

* Members are reminded to take good notes as these presentations are REQUIRED for candidates or initiatives to be considered for endorsement, according to our 2015 Endorsement Rules (approved March 17, 2015).  No other presentations will be allowed during the Endorsement Meeting on June 16, 2015.

** Election Presentations will be recorded and viewed for later review for the benefit of our members.


1. Initiative Presentation –  Honest Elections (City of Seattle Initiative)

2. Candidate Presentations – Seattle City Council, Position 2

3. Candidate Presentations – Seattle City Council, Position 1




PART 4 – Business Meeting

1. King County Democrats – Legislative Action Committee

2. King County Democrats Central Committee Reports

3. Washington State Democrats Central Committee Reports

4. Final Announcements

5. Good of the order

Apr 20

Endorsements Rules 2015

We’ve posted our updated endorsements rules for 2015.  The rules are here: http://www.11thlddems.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/11th-Endorsement-Rules-Primary-2015.pdf

Mar 11

Proposed 11th LD Endorsement Rules for 2015

We will be considering our endorsement rules for 2015 at the 3/17/2015 meeting.  Please review the rules before voting on them at the meeting:

Rules: 11th Endorsement Rules – Draft 03-10-2015

Mar 07

January / February 2015 Meeting Minutes

Here are the draft minutes for our January & February meetings.  We will vote to approve these at the general membership meeting on 3/17/2015.

January: 01-20-2015 minutes

February: 02-17-2015 minutes

Mar 03

Adam Smith’s Second Annual Taste of the 9th



Feb 18

Please renew your memberships!

It’s that time of year again.  Please renew your memberships.

You can be super-awesome and pay a monthly donation of at least $5 a month, or the regular rates are as posted:

  • Household Membership (2 individuals at same address):  $27.00
  • Individual Membership (1 individual):  $15.00
  • Student or Senior (1 individual):  $10.00
  • Low-Income, Permanently Disabled (1 individual)  $6.00
  • Supporter Only, no voting rights (per address):  $10.00
  • Household Monthly Membership (2 individuals at the same address):  $5.00 / month


You can pay online here: https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=45071

Feb 18

Social Security – Why It’s Not Broke and How We Can Expand It – A free public forum

7pm, Monday, February 23rd

Joe Crump Hall, UFCW 21

5030 1st Avenue South, #200

Seattle, WA



Here’s the event flyer: altman kingson event flyer

Feb 18

State Committee Report – January 2015

I gave a presentation to the 11th membership about the Washington State Democrats Central Committee Meeting for January 2015.  Here’s the presentation:


Feb 11

Washington State Democrats Crab Feed and Grassroots Forum – Feb 16 2015



UPDATE: Governor Inslee, Rep. DelBene, Rep. Heck, Rep. Kilmer, State Senator Jayapal, and State Rep. Gregory will be speakers at the 2015 Crab Feed

Click here to purchase your ticket in advance (tickets will cost an additional $10 at the door).

If you need to purchase tickets by mail, click here to download a registration form and return with payment before February 13th. Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Jan 30

From Governor Jay Inslee


Jan 21

11th LD Reorganization Results

The 11th LD Democrats has their reorganization meeting tonight. Here are the new officers:

Chair: Rick Polintan
Vice Chair: Marvin Rosete
Secretary: Jim Flynn
Treasurer: Bill Taylor
KCDCC Male: David Fleetwood
KCDCC Female: Jenny Becker
KCDCC Male Alt: Bill Taylor
KCDCC Female Alt: Emily Willoughby
State Committeeman: Robert Kangas
State Committeewoman: Kate Kruller

Nov 21

KCDCC & 11th LD Reorganization Meetings

Dear Precinct Committee Officer:

Congratulations on your election as a Democratic Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) for the 2015-2016 term and thank you for signing on to the most important position in the Democratic Party. Two of your first opportunities will be to elect the leadership of the King County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) and of your own Legislative District organization.

The King County re-organization meeting will be on:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

King County Democratic Central Committee Reorganization
8:30 am registration — 9:00 am call to order
Aerospace Machinists Union Hall
9125 15th Place S, Seattle, WA

Please help us by pre-registering for this online.

Your district, the 11th Legislative District will be having its reorganization meeting on:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7:00 PM call to order

Renton Carpenters Hall
231 Burnett Avenue North, Renton, WA

The proposed agenda and rules for the KCDCC reorganization are posted on our website, as are the proposed agenda and rules for the individual LD reorganization meetings.

Each of the District meetings will be convened by either the new King County Chair or his/her designated appointee, who will preside until the election of your next District chair, provide for the sign-in of your district’s PCOs, and make any necessary customizations to your meeting agenda (since not every District has the same set of officers to elect).

Re-organizations are a great opportunity to meet and greet other PCOs, Party members and leaders, and our elected officials. Aside from the usual cascade of local elections, the upcoming term will see elections for all of our state-wide offices and an open US Presidential caucus. We will need to hit the ground running.

Let’s Build, Let’s Grow, Let’s WIN
Yours in service,

Karl de Jong

Nov 21

11th LD Holiday Party – Tuesday December 9th @ 6:30pm

Hey 11th LD members! It’s the holiday season, so our annual holiday party is upon us. We’ll be doing this at Jack’s BBQ in SODO. This is a fine restaurant in the 11th.

You’re all invited. Appetizers will be provided. We’re not charging for this event, but we:

  1. Strongly encourage you to have a good time
  2. Patronize the restaurant by ordering drinks / something beyond the appetizer course
  3. Please give the 11th a donation: https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=45071
  4. Please renew your membership with the 11th.

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Jack’s BBQ is located at:

3924 Airport Way South, Seattle

The event will be from 6:30-9pm-ish.

Nov 18

General Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, November 18th 2014

11th LD Democrats Agenda – 11/18/2014

  • 7:00 Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance
  • 7:05 Approval of October minutes (link: 10-21-14 General_Minutes) & agenda
  • 7:10 Candidates for King County Democrats Chair. Candidates for Chair of KCDCC – 5 minutes per candidate, includes Q&A
    • Rich Erwin
    • Betsy Walker
  • 7:20 City Bank Resolution – Martha Koester (link: Resolution for a Seattle City Bank for 11th LD.doc)
  • 7:35 Reports from our representatives:
    • Senator Bob Hasegawa
    • Representative Steve Bergquist (tentative)
    • Congressman Adam Smith’s Office – Rebecca Bryant
  • 8:00 11th LD Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report – Rick Polintan
    • KCDCC Report – Bill Taylor
    • LAC – Gordon Glasgow
  • 8:25      Good of the Order
  • 8:40      Adjourn



The meeting is on Tuesday, November 18th at 7pm.  Renton Carpenters Hall, 231 Burnett Ave N, Renton.


PS: I know the calendar feed on the right is broken. It’s temporary and out of my control: “Google took version 2 of the GCal API offline, which breaks all calendar feed displays.” The company that wrote the plugin is working on it.

Oct 22

October 2014 Endorsements

The 11th LD Democrats have endorsed the following measures at our October 21, 2014 meeting:

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