2018 Endorsements

The 46th LD Democrats held our 2018 Primary Endorsements meeting immediately after the close of filing week on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 1:00pm at North Seattle (Community) College. Candidates were endorsed.

On August 15, 2018, additional candidates and all ballot measures appearing on the Primary ballot in the 46th LD were considered.  The following candidates and measures were endorsed.:

2018 Endorsed Candidates and Measures:

Maria Cantwell

United States Senator

Vote YES

Initiative 940 - Concerns Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training and Good Faith Standard

Vote YES

Initiative 1631 - Concerns Carbon Fees on Polluters

Vote NO

Initiative 1634 - Concerns taxes on certain beverages and food

Vote YES

Initiative 1639 - Concerns Firearm Storage and Background Checks


Advisory Vote No. 19

Suzan DelBene

Congressional District 1, US Representative (covers Kenmore)

Pramila Jayapal

Congressional District 7, US Representative (covers LFP and Seattle)

David Frockt

State Senate, 46th Legislative District

Gerry Pollet

State Representative 46th Legislative District Pos.1

Javier Valdez

State Representative 46th Legislative District Pos.2

Beth Andrus

Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1, Judge Pos. 4

Steve Gonzalez

Washington State Supreme Court, Pos. 8

Sheryl Gordon McCloud

Washington State Supreme Court, Pos. 9

Daron Morris

King County Prosecutor

Joe Campagna

King County District Court, Shoreline Electoral District, Pos. 1

Marcine Anderson

King County District Court, Shoreline Electoral District, Pos. 2

Lisa Paglisotti

King County District Court West Electoral District, Pos. 1

Gregg Hirakawa

King County District Court West Electoral District, Pos. 4

Anne Harper

King County District Court West Electoral District, Pos. 5

Karen Donohue

King County Superior Court, Dept. 22

Michael Diaz

King County Superior Court, Dept. 38

Vote YES

City of Seattle Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy

Andrea Chin

Seattle Municipal Court, Pos. 2

Adam Eisenberg

Seattle Municipal Court, Pos. 3

Anita Crawford-Willis

Seattle Municipal Court, Pos. 4

Willie Gregory

Seattle Municipal Court, Pos.5

Faye R. Chess

Seattle Municipal Court, Pos. 6


We encourage you to review the candidates' submitted questionnaires: 2018 Questionnaires


For Candidates:

Thank you for your interest in receiving an endorsement from the 46th District Democrats. We endorse in races that are wholly or partly within the 46th Legislative District, which encompasses Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and northeast Seattle. This includes federal offices which touch upon the 46th District, and all statewide offices.

Unlike many districts who vet candidates by asking them to sit for an endorsement interview, our membership prefers to directly endorse candidates. For the 2018 election cycle, you will need to fill out one of the three (3) questionnaires available at the link, which are the standard county-wide questionnaires from the King County Democrats: https://www.kcdems.org/our-party/endorsements/

Please fill out the questionnaire as though you were being asked questions in a public forum. We post the questionnaires publicly on our district website for the information of our members who will ultimately vote on the endorsement.

Please submit your questionnaire along with your request for endorsement via the 46th LD 2018 Endorsement Request form.

(The above link will submit your questionnaire to chair@46dems.org , fulfilling the stated requirement in the district bylaws.)

Your questionnaire must be received ten calendar days in advance of an Endorsement meeting. Exceptions require a 2/3 vote of members present and voting at an Endorsement meeting. So, to be eligible for consideration at the Sunday, May 20, 2018 Endorsement meeting, you must submit your questionnaire by the end of the day (11:59 PM PDT) on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.

After submitting your questionnaire, please put Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 1:00pm, on your calendar. Our endorsement meeting will be held at North Seattle (Community) College. We will post the exact room as soon as we have it.

You may also wish to review our full endorsement procedures ahead of the meeting. There are minor changes from 2017 and 2016.  You will find them here:  2018 46th LD Endorsement Rules



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  • Katy Ozog
    published this page 2018-04-29 19:09:25 -0700