Seattle City Council Candidates Forum: Districts 2 & 3 + At-Large Positions 8 & 9


Be prepared for our endorsements meeting on June 16th!

As most of you already know, our endorsements meeting is coming up.  It’ll be on Tuesday, June 16th at Renton Carpenter’s Hall at 7pm.  (231 Burnett Ave N)

Important things to note:


Here are plenty of videos so you can make yourself familiar with the candidates BEFORE the meeting.  We’ve given everyone ample time to ask the candidates questions.  You won’t be able to ask the candidates questions at the endorsements meeting.  Here are the videos:


“Want Our Votes? Know Our Neighborhood: South Park Shows Up”

Wednesday, 5/27/2015 from 7-9pm
South Park Neighborhood Center @ 8201 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

This year, voting for Seattle City Council positions will be by district, a result of a measure Seattle voters passed in 2013. In the upcoming primary and general elections, voters will elect seven out of nine councilmembers by district. The remaining two positions (8 and 9) will be elected “at large” (citywide).

South Park residents live in District 1–along with West Seattle and Delridge residents. Candidates have been campaigning to the larger neighborhoods in the district. We want to bring them to South Park!

They want our votes? They need to know our neighborhood!

We’re providing food, a space to entertain your kids while you participate, and an entertaining (yet informative) format.

Here are the goals for this event:

*****Engage the community of South Park in the political process, including residents who speak English as a second language–translation provided!
*****Teach the candidates about the unique qualities of South Park (i.e…one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city, more children per capita than any other Seattle neighborhood)
*****Bring favorable media attention to South Park–and remind the rest of the city how awesome it is!
******Provide an easy & convenient way to get voters in South Park registered for the upcoming election
******Give time for candidates to share their positions on South Park issues

South King County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner

Just a reminder, the South King County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner is this Saturday at the IAM Hall in South Park.


Iam District Lodge 751
9121 15th Pl S, Seattle, Washington 98108

Seattle City Council Positions 8 & 9 (At-Large) Candidates Forum


Join the 37th District Democrats, 11th District Democrats, and the 34th District Democrats as we co-host a South Seattle Forum for candidates for Seattle’s two at-large city council positions.

We will be accepting questions from the audience via email BEFORE the forum begins. If you have a question that you would like asked of the candidates, please email it to

Thursday, May 14th from 7-9pm

Georgetown – South Seattle College
6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98108


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

Endorsements Rules 2015

We’ve posted our updated endorsements rules for 2015.  The rules are here:

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

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

Adam Smith’s Second Annual Taste of the 9th


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:

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

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:

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.

From Governor Jay Inslee