2022 Candidate Information for Seeking Endorsement

Information about procedures for Candidates & Campaigns:

Thank you for your interest in receiving a 2022 endorsement from the 46th District Democrats!

Please take a moment to read our 2021 Endorsement Rules:

2021 46th District Democrats Endorsement Rules

While we will undergo a review of the endorsement rules for 2022, they will be similar to the 2021 rules.

For the 2022 endorsement process, we will most likely be using the 2022 King County Democrats' (KCDCC) Endorsement Questionnaire, which is currently under review by the KCDCC.  The 2021 Questionnaire for review may be found on the KCDCC endorsements page here:

Note: The first few pages and final page are the same for all candidates. Questions starting on page #6 will differ based on position selected.  On the final page of the questionnaire, campaigns can request a PDF copy of their questionnaire for submission to other organizations.  Campaigns will want to do this to have a copy to submit to the 46th LD.

Completed questionnaires must be submitted via this link below to be considered.
You must submit your questionnaire directly to the 46th District Democrats at the link below to be considered. Questionnaires forwarded from the KCDCC, another LD Democratic organization, the King County Young Democrats, or a Democratic club or caucus will not be accepted.

Submit Questionnaire to the 46th LD Dems: Online endorsement questionnaire submission

The above portal will not be receiving responses until the 2022 endorsement rules and the KCDCC questionnaire are available sometime in March 2022.

Candidates must submit questionnaires at least 10 days in advance of the meeting at which they wish to be considered.  For the May endorsement meeting, the questionnaires must be submitted by 11:59pm on May 11, 2022 for the May 22, 2022 meeting for the candidate to be considered without a suspension of the rules regarding the questionnaire deadline. 

When is the 46th's endorsement meeting?

Our endorsement meeting for the General Election will tentatively be Sunday, May 22, 2022 starting at noon.  We do not know at this time if it will be via Zoom, or will be in-person.  We will be following health authorities' guidance on in-person meetings.  

If the Endorsement Meeting is via Zoom, how do we register?

Closer to the meeting, the link to register will be posted on our home page blog.  Both guests and members register at the same link.

What about that candidate questionnaire?

We are very happy that candidates will be able to just submit a copy of the KCDCC Questionnaire this year.  This should eliminate some work for candidates in 2022.  Please be aware, however, that we do post these questionnaires publicly.  Your answers should reflect the fact that anyone who reads our website will be able to see them.

In which races does the 46th endorse?

We endorse in races that are wholly or partly within the 46th Legislative District.

As of this time, we do not know what the final boundaries will be for the new 2023 maps from redistricting, as there are several legal challenges to the proposed maps.  We should know in the Spring what is happening with boundaries, even if we do not know the final boundaries.

The current LD boundaries encompass 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.  

The boundaries on the proposed maps, which may or may not be adopted, encompass Northeast Seattle, north of Sand Point Way to Windermere; North of 45th St to Aurora, and all territory east of Aurora north to the city limits of Seattle.  There are a few small variations of the boundary along Aurora, taking in a few splits of precincts west of Aurora.

Do candidates have to sit for an endorsements committee interview?

No interview.  We are a membership-led organization.  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 2022 election cycle, you will simply need to fill out the correct 46th District Democrats' questionnaire when we have it available, and attend our endorsement meeting (or send a surrogate) on May 23rd.  It would be best if you participate in our candidate forums, as well, but it is not required for endorsement. 

Our membership reads your questionnaire, does their own research on you, and we make our endorsement choices as a body.

Are there any other bits and pieces candidates should know?

Yes.  This is an info sheet that has gone out to candidates previously.  It has many of our most frequently asked questions:

Candidate FAQ Sheet for 46th LD Democrats

Thank you for seeking an endorsement from the 46th District Democrats!