2019 Endorsements

For 46th LD members:

The endorsement meeting for the 46th District Democrats will be held on Sunday, May 19th, at 11:00am, at Nathan Hale High School.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for address and link to a map.

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

As we are within 10 days of our May endorsement meeting, we are currently past the deadline for receiving "on time" candidate questionnaires, for candidates to be considered at our May 19, 2019 endorsement meeting.  Candidates who submit questionnaires now, for the May meeting, will require a vote of the membership to accept their questionnaires as eligible for May, and there is no guarantee that the membership will do so. 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 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 19, 2019 Endorsement meeting, you must submit your questionnaire by the end of the day (11:59 PM PDT) on Thursday, May 9th, 2019.

After submitting your questionnaire, please put Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 1:00pm, on your campaign calendar. Our endorsement meeting will be held at Nathan Hale High School Performing Arts Center Theatre, located at 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. (click address for map).  The theatre is located at the west end of the campus.

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