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    46th District Dems November News Roundup

    Hello 46th District Democrats ­– 

    Here's what our organization was up to in November! 

    November 21 Regular Membership Meeting Recap


    Our November meeting was called to order at 7:07pm and adjourned at 8:07pm. Approximately 73 members and guests attended, and here are some highlights from the meeting:

    Following a welcome, declaration of quorum, and a Land Acknowledgement by Chair Hunter Brown, we covered the following business item:

    • We approved the Consent Agenda without objection.
    • We held Executive Board Officer Elections
      • For KCDCC Alternate, we elected Julie Conklin
      • For the two Member-At-Large positions, we elected Shane Macomber and Nathan Antonio.
    • We approved an Executive Board Recommended Motion to Postpone Consideration Indefinitely of a Resolution to Support the People of Ukraine in their Defense Against Russian Genocide and Colonialism.

    During Good of the Order, Treasurer Melissa Taylor provided our membership with a list of key dates for December and the 2024 election cycle:

    Dec 4 - Dec 8: King Conservation District filing period
    Dec 9: State Committee meeting (virtual)
    Dec 11 - Dec 15: Drainage district filing period
    Jan 5 - April 5: Delegate applications open
    Jan 17 - Feb 6: Drainage district election (only if multiple candidates)
    Jan 24 - Feb 13: Special election
    Jan 23 - Feb 13: King Conservation district election
    Feb 21 - Mar 12: Presidential Primary
    March-ish: King Conservation District appointed seat application deadline
    April 2 - April 23: Special election
    April 6: LD-level Delegate selection
    May 6 - May 10: Candidate filing, including PCOs
    May 12: CD-level Delegate applications due
    May 18: CD-level Delegate selection
    June 2: PLEO delegate applications due
    June 9: State-level Delegate selection
    June 21: Presidential elector selection
    June 22: State Convention
    July 17 - Aug 6: Primary election
    Aug 19 - Aug 22: National Convention
    Oct 16 - Nov 5: General election

    Melissa stressed the importance of keeping these dates in mind, as we think about our plans for next year and where we, as a democratic organization, have an opportunity to impact our local elections and voter turn out. Thank you, Melissa!

    See the November 21, 2023 Meeting Chat Links and Messages for the meeting Agenda and all your need-to-know info from the meeting.

    General Election Recap

    HUGE THANKS to everyone who voted in this years General Election! Here are the results as of November 30:

    Seattle City Council:

    District 1 - Rob Saka 
    District 2 - Tammy J. Morales
    District 3 - Joy Hollingsworth 
    District 4 - Maritza Rivera
    District 5 - Cathy Moore
    District 6 - Dan Strauss
    District 7 - Bob Kettle

    King County:

    Assessor - John Wilson
    Director of Elections - Julie Wise
    County Council District No. 2 - Girmay Zahilay
    County Council District No. 4 - Jorge L. Barón 
    County Council District No. 6 - Claudia Balducci
    County Council District No. 8 - Teresa Mosqueda

    Court of Appeals:

    Judge Position No. 2 - Lori K. Smith 
    Judge Position No. 3 - J. Michael ("Mike") Diaz 
    Judge Position No. 4 - Leonard Feldman

    Port of Seattle:

    Commissioner Position No. 2 - Sam Cho
    Commissioner Position No. 5 - Fred Felleman

    Seattle School Board:

    Director District No. 1 - Liza Rankin
    Director District No. 2 - Lisa Rivera
    Director District No. 3 - Evan Briggs
    Director District No. 6 - Gina Topp

    City of Seattle, Proposition 1: Passed

    As Chair Brown said at this month's Regular Membership Meeting, “I want to thank - PCOs and members knocking on doors. Marc Auerbach for working hard on the coordinated campaign with KCDCC and all of our endorsed candidates that ran for office. We appreciate you stepping up to serve our community. For our endorsed candidates that made it through, congratulations. For those that didn’t, we thank you for running a strong campaign. And to candidates who were elected that we didn’t endorse, we thank you for your willingness to serve our community and look forward to working with you.”

     Looking Ahead ….

    • 46th District Dems Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday, Dec 5, at 7:00pm
      These monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. RSVP here.

    • 46th District Dems Environmental Caucus – Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7:00-8:00pm
      These monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Click here to attend.


    • 46th District Dems Policy Committee Meeting – Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6:30pm
      These monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. RSVP here.

    🏛️ Connect with our 46th Legislative Delegation

    Find out what our State Senator, Javier Valdez, Representative, Gerry Pollet and Representative, Darya Farivar are up to by signing up for their newsletters:

    Sen. Javier Valdez: https://senatedemocrats.wa.gov/valdez/e-newsletter/
    Rep. Gerry Pollet: https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/pollet/e-news/
    Rep. Darya Farivar: https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/farivar/e-news/

    📢 Looking for a past meeting?

    No problem! You can find recordings of many of our past meetings on our 46th District Dems YouTube Channel (subscribe today!) And now that we live stream Regular Membership Meetings directly on YouTube, most recordings can be found under the "Live" tab.

    📌 Last but not least ….

    It’s (still) never too late to renew your membership! (or start a new one)

    Dues support the costs associated with running the 46th Legislative District, and give you voting power at Membership Meetings, for such items as endorsing candidates, ballot measures and resolutions; electing some executive board positions like At-Large Members of the Executive Board; and adopting and amending our budget.

    We have several contribution levels:

    • Student / Limited Income ($10)
    • Individual ($30)
    • Couple/Family ($46)
    • 4600 Club ($100)
    • Friend of the 46th ($146)
    • Supporter of the 46th ($246)
    • Benefactor of the 46th ($546)

    Join at https://www.46dems.org/become_a_member_today. For questions about the status of your membership, email Membership Chair, Scott Alspach, at [email protected]

    Once again, THANK YOU to everyone who has put their time and talents into helping our organization thrive! We wish you a Happy December, and hope you take time to spend with family and loved ones!

    Hunter Brown and Lisa Rivera
    Chair and Vice-Chair
    46th District Democrats

    Call to Meeting – November 21, 2023

    Hello 46th District Democrats –

    This is your official CALL TO MEETING for the November 21, 2023 46th District Democrats Regular Membership Meeting. See below for self-nomination rules for Executive Board vacancies, one of which is a PCO-only vote.

    DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023
    TIME: 7:00pm
    LOCATION:  This meeting will be held on Zoom



    To request an accomodation, please follow the steps outlined on the 46th Dems Accommodations Request Process. Fourty-eight hours notice is appreciated.


    Memberships expire on January 31 of each year, in accordance with our Standing Rules. To be eligible to vote at a given meeting, one must be a dues paying member, or be granted a dues waiver, at least 21 days in advance of the meeting. For those who were members the prior year (i.e. 2022), if you haven't renewed yet, you will be eligible to vote one (1) day after you renew your dues or receive a dues wavier. This means that, ** TO VOTE AT THIS MEETING, 2022 MEMBERS MUST RENEW MEMBERSHIP BY NOV. 20 ** For questions on the status of your membership, email Membership Chair, Scott Alspach at [email protected]

    Refer to the Bylaws and Standing Rules for more information. Renew and learn how to receive a waiver here: https://www.46dems.org/become_a_member_today



    🔵 Executive Board Vacancy Self-Nomination Rules:

    We have a total of three vacancies on the Executive Board, to consider during our November Meeting:

    • King County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) Alternate (1 vacancy)

    Our remaining alternate is male identifying, so it would be great to elect an alternate that does not identify as male. However, this isn’t a requirement under KCDCC’s rules. NOTE: This is a PCO only vote. However, you do not have to be a PCO to be eligible for this position. 

    • Member-at-Large (2 vacancies)

    There are two vacancies for our Member-at-Large positions on our Executive Board. PCOs and Members in good standing are eligible to vote for these positions. 

    ** UPDATED RULES FOR SELF-NOMINATION: PCOs and Members in good standing interested in filling any of these vacancies must:

    • Self-nominate by Saturday November 18, 2023 at 5pm by emailing [email protected], and CC’ing [email protected] and [email protected]
    • Use one of the following the Subject lines:
      • EBoard Candidate for KCDCC Alternate
      • EBoard Candidate for Member-at-Large
    • Include your preferred pronouns

    You may also provide a written statement of up to 500 words, with or without a headshot. If you would like to submit a written statement, please do so when you self-nominate. Nominations and Statements will be posted to the website in the order they are received, but not later than Monday, November 20, 2023 by 5pm. 

    The names of all nominated candidates and their statements will be added to our website here: https://www.46dems.org/candidates_for_eboard



    If you have any questions regarding the meeting or registration, please email [email protected]

    We hope to see you at the meeting!

    – Hunter Brown

    Chair, 46th District Democrats

    [email protected]

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