Candidates & Campaigns, please drop to the bottom of the page for early endorsement season information:
2021 Endorsement Rules Process for Members of the 46th District:
We are in the middle of the 2021 Endorsement Standing Rules Endorsement development process.
Please note: We will vote upon on our 2021 endorsement standing rules at our regular March meeting on 3/17/2021 at 7pm via ZOOM. The Zoom registration link for the March meeting will be located on the home page after March 7th. Only members in good standing 21 days prior to the meeting (Feb 26th) may participate in the discussion and vote.
A second draft red-line proposal for individual review may be found here: Feb 21 Redline Endorsement Proposal
This is NOT the final proposal. After reading the current draft of the proposal, members in good standing may offer comments and ideas until 11:59pm on Sunday, February 28th. Ideas that are feasible or a clear improvement may be integrated into the proposal before it is presented. Concerns can be shared and evaluated.
Please submit your notes, kudos and concerns via this Google form: 2021 Endorsement Rules Comment Form
The Executive Board will publish a final proposal on March 7th, in anticipation of a vote at the March 17th meeting.
For Candidates & Campaigns:
Thank you for your interest in receiving a 2021 endorsement from the 46th District Democrats!
Our endorsement rules are in the process of being drafted and approved for 2021. Thus we do not have current endorsement rules ready for 2021. We anticipate passing endorsement rules at our meeting on March 17, 2021, however (and we cannot emphasize this enough), there is always a possibility that portions will be tabled for consideration in April, if there are contentious sections. It will take us at least a week after final passage to format and proofread the final document.
If you would like to look at a sample set of rules from a previous year, you will find a copy of our 2020 endorsement rules here: 2020 46th Democrats Endorsement Rules
Candidates must submit questionnaires at least 10 days in advance of the meeting at which they wish to be considered. Our endorsement meeting will be in the latter half of May, but it is not scheduled yet, so we cannot give you a specific date yet.
Candidate questionnaires will be submitted via an online endorsement request form, the link for which will be available on this page when available at some point in April. You will find that the 46th District Democrats' questionnaires are extremely similar to the King County Democrats' Questionnaires, and that most of your answers for your KCDCC questionnaire may be copy/pasted and used without significant editing. Please be aware, however, that we do post these questionnaires publicly.
We endorse in races that are wholly or partly within the 46th Legislative District, which encompasses Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and northeast Seattle, east of Aurora Ave N. Offices for which we consider endorsements include federal offices which overlap or encompass the 46th District, King County offices which overlap or encompass the 46th District, as well as all Washington statewide offices. This includes offices from King County Executive to North City Water District Commissioners, and everything in-between, if it touches upon
Unlike many districts who vet candidates by asking them to sit for an endorsement interview with the executive board or a specific committee, our membership prefers to directly endorse candidates. For the 2021 election cycle, you will simply need to fill out the correct 46th District Democrats' questionnaire when we have it available.
Our membership reads your questionnaire, does their own research on you, and we make our endorsement choices as a body.