King County Council member Joe McDermott and State Representative Eileen Cody are hosting the 34th District's annual "Swanky Cocktail Party" on Thursday, August 18, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at the home of Eileen Cody and Tom Mitchell, 6714 - 38th Avenue SW. Join us for good political dialogue, election gossip, predictions for the general election and lots of fun!! Tickets are $50 each and you can buy them online here.
This is an historic time for our country. After electing and re-electing an African-American President, the Democratic Party has nominated a woman to run for the White House. I celebrated last night with my daughter and thought often of my mother. She was no Hillary Clinton fan when she was alive. She was fully on board with Barack Obama in 2008. She passed away right before she received her ballot and was unable to vote for him.
It’s a BIG election year, with elections for President, US Senator, Governor, US Congress and many more. It is important that we Democrats win all of them.
It is my belief that control of the Washington State Legislature will have as much impact on our day to day lives as any of them. From funding education to providing incentives for clean energy, we need to control the Legislature. We have seen that nothing moves forward when the Republicans get into position to block, as they did two years ago.
At our July 13th Meeting we heard from Mayor Ed Murray on a variety of topics including public safety, homelessness and transporation. A number of members asked a variety of questions. The West Seattle Blog recorded all of Murray's remarks and the Q&A. You can see their report here. We also endorsed the Sound Transit 3 Levy.
The past 2 months have been an emotional rollercoaster for me and many others across the district and the country. We just finished our presidential caucus and Senator Sanders won Washington State by a large margin. As we continued our process of selecting delegates, our city council had a vote on vacating a street to facilitate building a new privately owned sports venue. While some agreed with the decision to not grant the vacation, it was very disturbing and hurtful for the female council members, who all voted against it, to receive such hateful, vitriolic, and threatening emails.
PCO Training for Primary election will be held on July 7th!
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joins our July 13th District meeting. We will also consider endorsements on Initiative 124 and Sound Transit 3. See the meeting agenda page for a detailed agenda. The July newsletter is also online here, and minutes of the June meeting are also online.
The August 2nd primary election will include a number of contested races for precinct committee officer in the 34th District. Here is a list of those contested races and who has filed for them. This news item will be updated in a few days with a complete list of everyone who has filed for PCO, including the ones which are not contested.