2019 Endorsements

For 46th LD members:

The major endorsement meeting for the 46th District Democrats was held on Sunday, May 19th, at Nathan Hale High School. 

The following candidates and positions on issues received an endorsement for the 2019 Election Cycle by the 46th District Democrats.  As long as these candidates (or at least one of the candidates in dual endorsements) makes it through the primary, these endorsements will carry through all the way to the General Election on November 5th, 2019.

We hold our endorsement meeting so early, as the candidates who wish to highlight our endorsement in their voters' pamphlet statement, have only one week after filing in which to submit their voters' pamphlet statement.

In any races in which there were no candidates who requested an endorsement, thus we did not consider those races at the May 19th meeting, are still open for endorsement.  For any races in which we do have an endorsed candidate listed below, our endorsements for this cycle at least through the Primary, are now closed.

Jurisdiction Office Candidate name Endorsement
State Of Washington Initiative 976 (November Ballot) Repeal of Sound Transit and Transportation District Funding Opposed - Vote NO
King County Assessor John Wilson Endorsed
King County Director of Elections Julie Wise Endorsed
King County Council District No. 2 Larry Gossett Dual Endorsement
King County Council District No. 2 Girmay Zahilay Dual Endorsement
King County Council District No. 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Endorsed
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 2  Preeti Shridhar Dual Endorsement
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 2  Sam Cho Dual Endorsement
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 5  Fred Felleman Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 16  Averil Rothrock Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 17  Josephine Wiggs-Martin Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 2  David A. Steiner Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 31  Marshall Ferguson Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 35  Mafé Rajul Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 36 Annette M. Messitt Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 37  Michael Ryan Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 49  Aimee Sutton Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 5  Maureen McKee Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 50 Ketu Shah Endorsed
King County Superior Court Judge Position No. 6  Melinda J. Young Endorsed
City of Kenmore Council Position No. 1 Melanie O’Cain Endorsed
City of Kenmore Council Position No. 5 David Baker Endorsed
City of Kenmore Council Position No. 7  Corina Pfeil Endorsed
City of Lake Forest Park Council Position No. 2  Catherine Stanford Endorsed
City of Lake Forest Park Council Position No. 4  Phillippa Kassover Endorsed
Seattle Public Library Levy Ballot Measure (August Ballot) Library funding package for additional staffing and hours Support
City of Seattle Council District No. 4  Alex Pedersen Dual Endorsement
City of Seattle Council District No. 4  Cathy Tuttle Dual Endorsement
City of Seattle Council District No. 5 Debora Juarez Endorsed
City of Seattle Council District No. 6 Heidi Wills Endorsed
Seattle School District No. 1 Director District No. 1 Eric Blumhagen Endorsed
Seattle School District No. 1 Director District No. 2  Lisa Rivera Smith Endorsed
Seattle School District No. 1 Director District No. 3 Rebeca Muniz Dual Endorsement
Seattle School District No. 1 Director District No. 3  Chandra Hampson Dual Endorsement
Northshore School District No. 417 Director District No. 2  Bob Swain Endorsed
Shoreline School District No. 412 Director District No. 1  Meghan Jernigan Endorsed
Shoreline School District No. 412 Director District No. 4  Rebeca Rivera Endorsed
Shoreline School District No. 412 Director District No. 5  Sara Betnel  Endorsed

Completed questionnaires for all candidates and initiatives requesting our endorsement may be found here: Candidate and Initiative Questionnaires

For Candidates:

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

You will find a copy of our endorsement rules here:  2019 46th Democrats Endorsement Rules

We held our major 2019 endorsement meeting on May 19th, and endorsements were made in all races appearing on the August Primary ballot in the 46th District.

If a race was not considered at the May 19th meeting, we will consider making additional endorsements at future meetings. Candidates must submit questionnaires at least 10 days in advance of the meeting at which they wish to be considered.  We will meet on June 19th, July 13th, and August 21st. Please contact chair@46dems.org, if you have any questions about our endorsement procedures.

We endorse in races that are wholly or partly within the 46th Legislative District, which encompasses Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and northeast Seattle. 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.

Unlike many districts who vet candidates by asking them to sit for an endorsement interview, our membership prefers to directly endorse candidates. For the 2019 election cycle, you will need to fill out the correct 46th District Democrats' questionnaire (click on office category below for and editable Word format questionnaire to answer). 

You will find that the 46th LD questionnaires are extremely similar to the King County Democrats' Questionnaires, and that many of your answers for your KCDCC questionnaire may be cut and pasted, and used without significant editing.  Please be aware, however, that we do post the questionnaires publicly.

County offices

Port of Seattle Commissioners

Municipal offices (including both cities and special purpose districts)

Judicial seats at all levels (this questionnaire is designed to not violate Canon 7)

School Board Directors (all districts)

Ballot Measures (State, county, school, local)


Please fill out the questionnaire as though you were being asked questions in a public forum or for the press. 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 2019 Endorsement Request form.

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

Your questionnaire must be received ten calendar days in advance of anendorsement meeting. Exceptions to accept a late questionnaire require a 2/3 vote of members present and voting at an Endorsement meeting. So, to be eligible for consideration at the Sunday, May 19, 2019 Endorsement meeting, you must submit your questionnaire by the end of the day (11:59 PM PDT) on Thursday, May 9th, 2019.

You may also wish to review our full endorsement procedures ahead of the meeting. There are minor changes from 2018 and 2017. You will find them here:  2019 46th LD Endorsement Rules

 


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  • Julie Anne Kempf
    published this page 2019-05-05 17:53:03 -0700