Robert Kangas

I'm the volunteer webmaster for the 11th LD Democrats. I'm a software engineer by day, photographer by night.

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2019 11th LD Democrats Primary Endorsements

Candidates who were endorsed on 5/18/19 11by the 11th LD: Renton Kimkhanh Van – City Council Position 7 Valerie O’Halloran – City Council Position 3 Ryan McIrvin* – City Council Position (Incumbent) Marcie Maxwell, Mayor Tukwila Kate Krueller – City Council (Incumbent) Cynthia Delostrinos  – City Council Position 4 Seattle Lisa Herbold, Council member District …

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May 2019 Endorsement Meeting

This month – Saturday, May 18th – we are holding our long-anticipated primary endorsements meeting to officially decide who we will endorse for election this primary season.  It will be held in the Evergreen Building in Renton.  Some things to know: All our members are invited to attend and participate Candidates are invited to ask for our …

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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 …

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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 PolintanVice Chair: David FleetwoodSecretary: Byron Dondoyano Jr.WSDCC Female: Kate KrullerWSDCC Male: Santiago RamosKCDCC Male: Chris FrancoKCDCC Female: Becca RitchieKCDCC Female Alternate: Sue EdwardsKCDCC Male Alternate: Byron Dondoyano Jr.

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 …

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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 …

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11th LD Dems endorsements meeting (5/19/2019)

Our primary endorsements meeting is on Saturday, May 19th at 11am at Renton Carpenter’s Hall. 231 Burnett Ave N Renton WA 98057 The proposed endorsements agenda is as follows: pot-luck BBQ / social hour: 11am-12pm * endorsements: 12pm-2:30pm Endorsements order: * US House of Representatives ** CD 9 ** CD 8 ** CD 7 * …

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File for PCO (5/14-5/18/2018)

Candidate filing week this year is May 14 -18.  Currently there are 94 offices subject to election, including a U.S. senate seat, U.S. representatives, state senators and representatives, Prosecuting Attorney, and various judicial positions. We anticipate close to 300 candidates will file for these offices. Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) positions are also up for election this year, …

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For campaigns and candidates seeking our endorsement

If you’re a candidate or with a campaign that’d like the 11th LD Democrats to consider you for endorsement, please fill out this simple form:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG_IisnZ_Y2AjGXYWC7FObHlIAb6s4ZSSxM6zGIljAIMWpdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link   We’ll get you into our tracking system, and provided you meet our requirements, we’ll be happy to consider you for endorsements at our upcoming endorsement meeting on …

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Updated endorsement rules

Our updated endorsement rules for 2018 are now up.  You can find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kmZvDWrdhieyJussoKKxT1LiVEQHVUqLPakxlwjYzMk/edit?usp=sharing Our endorsement meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 19th, 2018.

Membership sign up form

The 11th LD Democrats just passed a bylaws change to eliminate fees to become a member. Please fill out the following form (all of you who live in the district need to fill this out), since we want to make sure all of you can vote on endorsements in the coming months.  You can fill …

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Newsletter sign-up

If you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, you can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dnemrH Thanks!

Robin Guevarra has passed away

It is with great sadness that we are relaying the news that Robin Guevarra has passed away.  She passed away on Monday.  Robin was a long-term member of this district. I joined up about 9 years ago and she was a very active member of the district for a long time. She, and her husband, …

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11th LD endorsements (6/20/2017)

The 11th LD Democrats issued the following endorsements on June 20th, 2017. Judges WA Appeals Court – David Mann (Dst.#1, Pos.#5) (endorsed) King County Executive – Dow Constantine (endorsed, unanimous) Sheriff  – John Urquhart (endorsed) Council Dave Upthegrove (Pos.#5) (endorsed, unanimous) Denice Carnahan (Pos.#9) (endorsed) Port Commission John Persak (Pos.#4) (endorsed) Preeti Shridhar (Pos.#4) (endorsed) …

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State Committee Report – April 2017

WSDCC April Meeting By Kate Kruller April 22, 2017   The Washington State Democratic Central Committee met in Walla Walla for the April 2017 meeting. As you may recall, this year I was reappointed to the Rules Committee.  As of the last meeting, the state committee relegated this committee with the additional duties of reviewing …

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