Mar 13

Voter Registration Language Resolution

We will be considering a resolution at our March 18th meeting concerning voter registration language.  Please read it and be prepared to vote: Voter Registration Language Resolution

Mar 12

11th LD Caucus

We have set the location and time for the 11th LD Caucus:

Golden Indian Curry House
20938 108th Ave SE, Kent, Washington 98031

Saturday, April 12th.

8:00am – Registration / doors open

8:30am – Caucus begins

9:30am – Caucus ends

Mar 07

Lucha libre sport or art? Lawmakers may decide

Zack Hudgins helped work on something pretty cool for the community.

RENTON, Wash. — “Huah!” Boom. “Huah!” Boom.

One by one, the wrestlers charge across a ring toward a broad man in a silver mask wearing a gray shirt tucked into gray track pants. Just as he’s about to get bowled over, he leaps over each oncoming attacker in a single bound, his legs kicking swiftly to each side (imagine Chuck Norris in a movie adaptation of the arcade hit “Frogger”). With each rapid-fire jump, he bellows, then lands with an impressive boom that makes the whole ring quake.

“Huah!” Boom. “Huah!” Boom.

It’s just another evening practice at Lucha Libre Volcánica, the Pacific Northwest’s only Mexican-style wrestling school, where acrobatic moves, colorful masks, spandex pants and names such as El Fénix and El Sonico are ordinario.

More here:

Feb 24

11th Legislative District town hall meeting, February 22nd, 2014

This was the 11th Legislative District Town hall meeting in Renton, Washington on February 22nd, 2014. The people speaking were Senator Bob Hasegawa, Representative Steve Bergquist, and Representative Zack Hudgins.


Feb 12

11th LD Townhall

From Bob Hasegawa:

I’d like to invite you to attend a town hall meeting I am hosting with my 11th District seatmates, Rep. Zach Hudgins and Rep. Steve Bergquist, where we will provide legislative updates and field questions and concerns from constituents.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the King County Regional Communications and Emergency Coordination Center at 3511 NE 2nd St. in Renton.

Meetings like this promote lively, back-and-forth conversations that shape our lives, so I hope I will see you there.

Feb 09

Notice for an election for Secretary

Hey 11th LD, Kim Patterson has announced her desire to be our next Secretary.  We will hold an election for that position at the next regular membership meeting on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 from 7-9pm.  This meeting will be at the Renton Carpenter’s Hall at 231 Burnett Ave North in Renton.


In order to vote in this election, you must have been a member in good standing as of February 18th, 2014. This means you can renew your membership at the February meeting or online if you haven’t renewed for 2014 yet.  Details on how to renew your membership are here: If you’re a new member, then you needed to pay by January 18th, 2014 in order to vote in this election.

Jan 17

January 21st General Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


7:00                 Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance

                        Approval of November’s meeting minutes

                        Approval of meeting agenda


7:10                Metro Changes/ Transportation Funding


7:35                2013 11th LD Budget Year End Review


7:45               Break


7:55                Report: Lobby Day


8:00                Committee Representative Elections

                             a.  Credentials Committee – for LD

                                  Convention (to select delegates to 

                                  State Convention)


8:10                Topic of interest to membership


8:15                 Good of the Order


8:30                 Adjourn

Jan 17

Congressman Adam Smith’s Taste of the 9th – January 22nd

Congressman Adam Smith

Estela Ortega, Claudia Kauffman, Rev. Samuel B. McKinney

Phyllis Kenney, Ruth Woo, Nate Miles, Margarita Prentice

Magdaleno Rose-Avila, Ezra Teshome, George Griffin, Shari Song, Velma Veloria

Marvin Rosete, Rogelio Riojas, Herb & Lucy Pruzan, Debadutta Dash

Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Larry Gossett, Councilmember Ed Prince

Invite you to attend

Taste of the 9th

A community celebration featuring the diverse cultures of the

9th Congressional District

Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:00-7:30pm

Mount Baker Community Club

2811 Mount Rainier Drive South

Seattle, WA 98144

Adam is the Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee and represents the 9th Congressional District that joins Bellevue, Newcastle, Mercer Island and the Rainier Valley with portions of South King and Pierce Counties.

Come and support your Congressman!

Please RSVP to Rebecca Bryant, 253.572.6125 or via email at


Campaign Contribution Greatly Appreciated

Contributions should be made payable to

Adam Smith for Congress
PO Box 578

Renton, WA 98057

Or online at

Jan 15

KCDCC Lobby Day (LAC)

Take your concerns directly to your legislators! Join us in Olympia for our annual Lobby Day Monday, January 20, 10am to 1pm (doors open at 9am), Washington Room, in the Pritchard Building, just south of the capitol in Olympia.

Register for Lobby Day. The cost is $20, payable to KCDCC, and includes a sack lunch (choice of garden ranch, curry chicken, or chicken Caesar wrap).
Individual legislative appointments to be made afterwards.

Register here:

Jan 09

State of the Union watch party

The King County Democrats are hosting a State of the Union watch party in Renton. It’s Tuesday, January 28th at Renton Carpenter’s Hall. Details are here:

Jan 08

It’s membership renewal time!

Hey 11th LD Democrats…  renewals for your memberships are due by February.  Stay current on your membership and help support us!  Here are some options:

We are encouraging renewing and new members to pay a small monthly fee:

  • $5 / month:  You are a member and are awesome (includes a second membership)

  • $10 / month:  You are a member with bragging rights (includes a second membership)

We also offer our old rates, but please consider a monthly membership payment if you can afford it.
  • $27 / year:  Regular household membership (2 memberships)
  • $15 / year:  Individual membership
  • $10 / year:  Student / senior individual membership
  • $6 / year:  Low income / disabled membership


You can pay for your membership in one of the following ways:

Dec 05

Reminder: Holiday Party – Tuesday 12/10/2013

Just a reminder, our holiday party is next Tuesday (December 10th) from 6pm-9pm.  We’ll be doing this at the Berliner Pub in Renton. (221 Main Ave S.)

We’re providing the food.  We hope to see you there.  You’re encouraged to bring family / friends.  Please RSVP here if you’re a Facebook user:


Nov 14

11th LD General Meeting – 11/19/2013

Our next general meeting will be next Tuesday, November 19th 2013 at 7pm.  It’ll be at the usual place, Renton Carpenter’s Hall (231 Burnett Ave North, Renton WA).  The agenda is as follows:

  • 7:00
    • Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance
    • Approval of last meeting’s minutes
    • Approval of meeting agenda
  • 7:10 King County Elections Sherril Huff, Director
  • 7:35 Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition B.J. Cummings, Policy Advisor
  • 8:00 Raffle
  • 8:10 Good of the Order
  • 8:30 Adjourn

Oct 21

Endorsements – General Election 2013

Our downloadable, printable list is located here: 11th LD 2013 Endorsements 10152013

11th Legislative District Democrats – Endorsements 2013

(updated 10/15/2013)

City of Seattle

King County

Port of Seattle Commissioners

City of Tukwila

City of Kent

Levies and Initiatives

Oct 20

The passage of Tom Foley

Sorry I’m a couple of days late:

October 18, 2013

Dear Washington State Democrats,

Today we mourn the passage of Tom Foley, the great Speaker of the US House of Representatives from Spokane, Washington.

Tom Foley was a tower of integrity, power, and understanding.  He represented the wheat farmers of Eastern Washington and the urban residents of Spokane, while responding to the needs of the entire nation.

He understood the value of bi-partisan ship and compromise in a way that would baffle the current leadership of the House.  Tom Foley was defeated in the 1994 wave that swept Newt Gingrich to power, and Congress has never returned to a tradition of cooperation.

I am grateful that Tom and Heather could be with us last year in Charlotte for the DNC Convention.  It was amazing to see such a powerful historical figure joining us for breakfast, then for our group photo, and then on the floor of the convention.  He was approachable and gracious to all of our delegation.

We thank you Tom, and hold you out as a model for what a legislator can be.


Dwight Pelz

Chair, Washington State Democratic Party

Tom Foley

Tom Foley

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