Former Sen. Margarita Prentice, ‘a force’ who fought for farmworkers, dies at 88

Margarita Prentice, former Senator for the 11th Legislative District, has died. Here’s a nice write-up from the Seattle Times:

When Margarita Prentice disagreed with you, you knew it.

“She let you have it,” said Mike Gempler, executive director of the Washington Growers League.

Incensed about child labor on Washington farms, Prentice, the first Latina elected to the Legislature, once called the practice the “moral equivalent of child pornography.” Growers, who felt they were offering job opportunities to kids, a summer tradition, were stung, Gempler said.

But over Sen. Prentice’s quarter-century in the Legislature, from 1988 to 2013, something unexpected happened: The fierce farmworker advocate developed a warm relationship with Gempler. She was interested in the success of growers as well as their employees and, despite disagreement over issues, would sometimes call just to see how Gempler was doing, he said.

In the best of ways, it wasn’t politics as usual. Little about Sen. Prentice — who entered the Legislature at 57 after a long career in nursing and rose to some of the most powerful positions in the Senate — was.

On April 2, suffering from heart problems, she died at her Bryn Mawr-Skyway home sitting in her favorite chair with her dog on her lap, according to family members. She was 88.

The rest of the article is here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/obituaries/margarita-prentice-first-latina-elected-to-the-legislature-dies-at-88/

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11th LD Reorganization Results – January 2019

The 11th LD Democrats had their reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 15 2019. The following people are the new officers of the 11th LD Democrats:

Chair: Rick Polintan
Vice Chair: David Fleetwood
Secretary: Byron Dondoyano Jr.
WSDCC Female: Kate Kruller
WSDCC Male: Santiago Ramos
KCDCC Male: Chris Franco
KCDCC Female: Becca Ritchie
KCDCC Female Alternate: Sue Edwards
KCDCC Male Alternate: Byron Dondoyano Jr.

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11th LD Democrats General Election Endorsements 9/22/2018

The 11th LD Democrats just made our endorsements for the general election.  Here are the new endorsements we made on 9/22/2018:

Federal
* Representative, Congressional District 8
** Kim Shrier

Initiatives / Advisory Votes
* Initiative 940
* Initiative 1631
* Initiative 1639
* Advisory Vote 19 – Maintain

We also voted to issue a rejection of Initiative 1634. Please vote no on this.

Here’s the complete list of endorsements the 11th LD Democrats have given for the primary / general elections.

Federal
* Representative, Congressional District 7
** Pramila Jayapal
* Representative, Congressional District 8
** Kim Shrier
** Shannon Hader (Did not survive the primary)
* Representative, Congressional District 9
**Adam Smith

Washington State
* Representative, LD 11
** Zack Hudgins
** Steve Bergquist
* Supreme Court, Position 2
** Susan Owens
* Supreme Court, Position 8
** Steve Gonzalez
* Supreme Court, Position 9
** Sheryl Gordon McCloud
* Court of Appeals, Division 1, Position 4
** Beth Andrus

Local Judges
* King County District Court
** Jason Poydras, Southeast Division, Position 1
** Matthew York, Southeast Division, Position 2
** Rhonda Laumann, Southeast Division, Position 6
** Laurel Gibson, Southwest Division, Position 3
** Lisa A. Paglisotti, West Div, Position 1
** Anne C Harper, West Division Position 5
* King County Superior Court
** Karen Donahue, Position 22
* Seattle Municipal Court
** Ed McKenna, Position 1
** Andrea Chin, Position 2
** Adam Eisenberg, Position 3
** Anita Crawford-Willis, Position 4
** WIllie Gregory, Position 5
** Faye R. Chess, Position 6

Initiatives / Advisory Votes
* Initiative 940
* Initiative 1631
* Initiative 1639
* Advisory Vote 19 – Maintain

We also voted to issue a rejection of Initiative 1634. Please vote no on this.

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11th LD Democrats Primary Endorsements 5/19/2018

The 11th LD Democrats just made our endorsements for the primary election. We’ve endorsed the following candidates. Thanks to everyone for participating… and if you didn’t make it, please stay involved. We need everyone on board to turn the country blue again.

 

Federal
* Representative, Congressional District 7
** Pramila Jayapal
* Representative, Congressional District 8
** Shannon Hader
* Representative, Congressional District 9
**Adam Smith

Washington State
* Representative, LD 11
** Zack Hudgins
** Steve Bergquist
* Supreme Court, Position 2
** Susan Owens
* Supreme Court, Position 8
** Steve Gonzalez
* Supreme Court, Position 9
** Sheryl Gordon McCloud
* Court of Appeals, Division 1, Position 4
** Beth Andrus

Local Judges
* King County District Court
** Jason Poydras, Southeast Division, Position 1
** Matthew York, Southeast Division, Position 2
** Rhonda Laumann, Southeast Division, Position 6
** Laurel Gibson, Southwest Division, Position 3
** Lisa A. Paglisotti, West Div, Position 1
** Anne C Harper, West Division Position 5
* King County Superior Court
** Karen Donahue, Position 22
* Seattle Municipal Court
** Ed McKenna, Position 1
** Andrea Chin, Position 2
** Adam Eisenberg, Position 3
** Anita Crawford-Willis, Position 4
** WIllie Gregory, Position 5
** Faye R. Chess, Position 6