February 2017 (2/21/2017) General Membership Meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, 2/21/2017 at Renton Carpenter’s Hall, the usual place. (231 Burnett Ave N, Renton, WA) from 7-9pm.

Agenda and details can be found in our newsletter archive:

Feb Newsletter: http://conta.cc/2kC3mre
Supplemental: http://conta.cc/2kKIFJN

It’s 2017 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 be a monthly contributor!

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

  • $10 / month:  You are a member with bragging rights (also 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:

The 2017-2019 Officers of the 11th LD Democrats

Congrats to the new officers of the 11th LD Democrats!

• Chair: David Fleetwood
• Vice Chair: Celia Jackson
• Secretary: Sue Edwards
• Treasurer: Robert Howard
• State committee woman: Kate Kruller
• State committee man: Robert Kangas
• Kcdcc male: Ricardo Polintan
• Kcdcc female: Jessica Bonebright
• Kcdcc male alt: Gordon Glasgow
• Kcdcc female alt: Rebecca Ritchie

KCDCC Disabilities Committee Reorg & Cannabis Issues Meeting

From the The KCDCC Disabilities Committee:

We are having our first reorganization meeting on Monday, January 30th at 7:00PM, Couth Buzzard Bookstore, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, Washington, 98103. Please come prepared to purchase a snack or beverage to support our venue. If you cannot do so, please come anyway.

Updates on our cannabis patient advocacy struggle against wreck store (spelled correctly) price gouging currently hurting and sometimes killing countless disAbled Washingtonians will be given, with specific tactics and strategy outlined and discussed and organizing will be done to further the work. We will also be electing Committee Officers:

These Committee Positions Are Open and Needed as Follows—you do not have to be a member of the Committee on disAbilities to run!

Secretary: Well, we really hope someone runs for Secretary because we really need one. You all know what a Secretary does and how valuable they are.

Guardianship Rights Coordinator: This is a new position. Michael Brunson will be running for this position. Anyone else who would like to run for this position may also do so.

Accommodations Officer: A new position in charge of responding to requests for accessibility advice from Democratic organizations and Campaigns who request help in creating accessible space for events and also responsible for seeing to it that individuals within the Democratic Party requiring disAbility accommodations receive the accommodations which they need. Training will be provided.

To vote in this reorg meeting or in any disAbilities Committee meeting you must be a declared Democrat living inside King County who has already attended at least one meeting of the Committee on disAbilities. Observers are welcome!

For more information about the positions, please call Ginamarie Emanuel at 206-632-2868.

11th LD Democrats Annual Holiday Party

The 11th LD Democrats would like to invite you to come join us at Carpenter’s Hall this coming Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm for some holiday cheer and some much needed relaxation.

I believe Chef Marvin will be whipping up something delicious to fill our bellies, and drinks will be provided.

So, please RSVP on our Facebook page to let us know if you’ll be able to make it .

Suggested donation for the event will be $10.

See you there!

231 Burnett Avenue North, Renton, WA 98057

PCO Meetup and Training – October 8th

Here is another opportunity for PCOs both new and old to get-together, mingle and get a little training to boot!

Sunday, October 2nd
Beacon Hill Library Meeting Room
2821 Beacon Ave S
Seattle WA
1:15 – 4:45 PM

A dish to share!
A-M = salads or desert
N-Z Main Dish or appetizer

1:15 – 2:15 Potluck & Introductions
2:15 – 3:15 Introduction to the Role of a PCO/Volunteer
3:15 – 4:15 Voters Registration Training

Please RSVP to Jeanne Large or Mary Wirta
Jeannemlarge2010@hotmail.com / (206)794-2900 or
mgwirta2004@yahoo.com / (425) 881-2349

PCO/Volunteer Get Togethers

The King County Democrats PCO Committee is inviting all PCOs (particularly new PCOs, acting PCOs, appointed PCOs and those who would like to volunteer to help PCOs) to a Welcome Get-Together to meet other PCOs.

They will be introducing the PCOs to the role of PCOs in King County and also have Voter Registration Training.

Thursday, August 25th

Shoreline Library Meeting Room
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline WA
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Directions (Google Maps)

Thursday, September 8th

Federal Way Library Meeting Room #2
34200 1st Way South
Federal Way WA
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Directions (Google Maps)

Sunday, September 11th

Beacon Hill Library Meeting Room
2821 Beacon Ave S
Seattle WA
1:15 – 4:45 PM
Directions: http://www.spl.org/locations/beacon-hill-branch/bea-getting-to-the-branch

A dish to share!
A-M = salads or desert
N-Z Main Dish or appetizer

5:30-6:30 Potluck & Introductions
6:30-7:30 Introduction to the Role of a PCO/Volunteer
7:30-8:30 Voters Registration Training

Please RSVP to Jeanne Large, Rich Erwin or Mary Wirta
Jeannemlarge2010@hotmail.com / (206)794-2900 or mgwirta2004@yahoo.com / (425) 881-2349
chair@kcdems.org / (206) 556-9472

Notice of election: Treasurer

On Tuesday, July 19th 2016, the 11th Legislative District Democrats will be electing a new treasurer.  We recommend Robert Howard for this spot.  He has volunteered to take over for Bill Taylor.  Robert Howard is currently one of our webmasters and we feel that he’ll do a really great job at this.

Voter eligibility: Only elected and appointed PCOs in the 11th Legislative District, as of January 1st 2016, can vote in this election.  New PCOs that filed during filing week in May 2016 will not yet be considered elected until August.

We want to thank Bill Taylor for all of his work here.  Thanks!

11th LD Democrats Endorsements – Primary 2016

The 11th Legislative District Democrats are pleased to present our 2016 Primary endorsements. The list below includes early endorsements approved at our April 2016 general membership meeting, and our recent Endorsement meeting on June 21st, 2016.

Early Endorsements

Voted on at April 2016 Membership Meeting

Congressional Positions

Statewide Positions

State Supreme Court

King County Courts


  • Yes on I – 124 – Would Protect Women Working in Seattle Hotels
  • Yes on Seattle Housing Levy

Our website was down

Sorry about the website being down for so long. Our website was hacked, really horribly hacked.

Online Filing for PCOs is Now Open

Online filing for precinct committee officers in King County opened today.  All filings must be complete by this Friday, May 20th at 4:30pm.  If you haven’t fully completed the online form by 4:30, you will be booted out of the system and will not be able to file. So, file today! Registration only takes a few minutes.

You can start your registration at https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/pcocandidatefiling.


Sixth Annual South King County Democrats Dinner

726269-250Attend the South King County Democrats Dinner. It is fun, it is Saturday, June 4, 2016. It is at the IAM Hall, located at 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, 98108. Doors open at 5:00 pm, the auction begins at 5:30 pm, dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $35 at the door. Additional information below.

The evenings festivities will include a spaghetti dinner buffet, a no-host bar (featuring beer and wine), a Silent Auction, a Candidate roll-call, and keynote speaker. All sauces at the buffet are donated by local members of the participating Legislative Districts (NOTE: donating a sauce to the buffet DOES NOT automatically enter you into the Sauce-off Competition). The South King County Democrats Dinner features the combined efforts of the 33rd, 30th, 11th, and 47th legislative districts as their major fundraiser for the year.

Tickets can be purchased from anyone selling them from any of the Legislative Districts, Emily Willoughby is selling in the 11th LD, buy them at the next meeting or call 206-241-5885. Perhaps easier, purchase them online through Brown Paper Tickets!

You can also purchase them by going to http://www.southkingcountydems.org and filing out the form which is located there. If you prefer to buy through Brown Paper Tickets go to http://skcd.brownpapertickets.com and order them there.

We are looking for folks to donate a dessert. We have sufficient volunteers for spaghetti sauces and auction items, but if you feel strongly that you want to bring one, call Emily and we may be able to work out something. (Some volunteers may not be able to deliver what they thought.) We can use folks to help set up and clean up as well.

If you have volunteered to set up, be there (the IAM Hall) at 2:30 PM, to decorate, be there at 3:00PM. Bring a sauce or an auction item at 4:30 PM. If you bring a sauce please make sure it is in a self-heating pot and bring a serving spoon, also we need a neat/tidy list of the ingredients to make sure that folks with allergies can avoid ingredients which cause them problems. If you are bringing an auction item (or having me deliver it) you need to fill out a donation form and the form needs to be completed by May 30th so the folks doing the auction will know what do put on the auction cards. Return the form to me and I’ll get it to where it needs to go. (E-mail the form to emilya57@comcast.net).

This event is a lot of fun, so come on out and enjoy yourself.

General Meeting Minutes 4/19/2016

11th Legislative District Democratic Organization
Membership Meeting Minutes – April 19th 2016

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Senator Hasegawa Re-Election Kick-Off (May 15th)

Bob Hasegawa Re-Election Kick-Off: Sunday, May 15th, 2pm-4pm @ the IAM (Machinists) Union Hall

Bob Hasegawa, who received near unanimous support at our last membership meeting for early endorsement, is hosting a kick-off celebration for his re-election on Sunday, May 15th between 2pm and 4pm at the IAM (Machinists) Union Hall at 9121 15th Pl S, Seattle, Washington 98108.  For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1085191131539866/

2016 11th LD Caucus Caucus Results

Below are the results from our 2016 Legislative District Caucus.  Congratulations to all of our newly elected delegates!


Congressional District 8 – Clinton (1 Delegate, 1 Alternate)

  • Richard W. Upton (Delegate)
  • Margaret A. Monaghan (Alternate)

Congressional District 8 – Sanders (3 Delegates, 1 Alternate)

  • Sabrena McBride (Delegate)
  • Andrew Whittey (Delegate)
  • Ravinunt Andrew Sudangnoi (Delegate)
  • Julie Badgley (Alternate)

Congressional District 9 – Clinton (5 Delegates, 3 Alternates)

  • Marvin Rosete (Delegate)
  • Michelle Anne Morris (Delegate)
  • Codou Cunningham (Delegate)
  • Timothy Richardson (Delegate)
  • Samantha Neuffer (Delegate)
  • Thomas M. Just (Alternate #1)
  • Julia Frances Hibarger (Alternate #2)
  • Dana Alexander (Alternate #3)

Congressional District 9 – Sanders (18 Delegates, 9 Alternates)

  • Genevieve Kralis (Delegate)
  • Holly Irons (Delegate)
  • Stephen D. Early (Delegate)
  • Stephanie Aragon (Delegate)
  • Betina Alessandra George (Delegate)
  • Caleb Michaeil Ruffert (Delegate)
  • Becca Ritchie (Delegate)
  • Krista Kay Williams (Delegate)
  • Aaron Blalack (Delegate)
  • Zachary Haver (Delegate)
  • Karen Grudier (Delegate)
  • David Wesley Palmer (Delegate)
  • Tony Sivilay (Delegate)
  • Alison Fesler (Delegate)
  • Rebekah David (Delegate)
  • April Mae Barnes (Delegate)
  • Jared Marino (Delegate)
  • Patrice Marie Bloch (Delegate)
  • Jami Lukins (Alternate #1)
  • Joseph M. Coleman (Alternate #2)
  • Ignacio Lizana (Alternate #3)
  • Robert D. Fulmer (Alternate #4)
  • Terry D. Reynolds (Alternate #5)
  • Thomas M. Bell (Alternate #6)
  • Arbara Ixhel Brackmann (Alternate #7)
  • Melissa Hedwall (Alternate #8)
  • Kasey Goodman (Alternate #9)