Saturday 11/14 Debate Watch Party

THE 2ND 2015 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH 
PLUS A FALL HARVEST BAR-B-QUE FUNDRAISER SATURDAY 11/14 at 5:30 PM
  • JOIN ALL YOUR OLD DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS AND MEET NEW ONES AS WE WATCH THE DEBATE AND DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND CANDIDATES.
  • SINCE THE DEBATE IS IN IOWA, MARY WIRTA AND SHARON MILLER ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A FALL HARVEST BAR-B-QUE TO ENJOY AS WE WATCH THE DEBATE.
VITTLES PROVIDED INCLUDE:

 

MAIN: BAR-B-QUE PULLED PORK AND CHICKEN SLIDERS
SIDES: APPETIZERS; PUMPKIN CURRY SOUP
SALADS ; BAKED BEANS; & CORN BREAD
SWEET STUFF: APPLE PIE & ICE CREAM
DRINKS & SUCH: CIDER, SODA, & COFFEE

 

SUGGESTED DONATION: $15 EACH OR $25 PER COUPLE. 
[A NO HOST BEER & WINE BAR WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE]
6217 145TH Ave NE, Redmond, WA [South of Grasslawn Park] 

 

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED AT THIS EVENT SO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

RSVP: BY NOV. 12TH (SO WE CAN GET AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH FOOD WE NEED) TO
  • MARY WIRTA AT (425) 881-2349 [VOICEMAIL PICKS UP AFTER 5 RINGS] / MGWIRTA2012@YAHOO.COM OR
  • SHARON MILLER AT (425)283-2828 / SHARONM811@GMAIL.COM

 

Patty Kuderer appointed to State Legislature

Patty Kuderer was appointed to fill the vacated 48th LD State Representative, Position 1, today by the King County Council.  The swearing in took place immediately afterwards in the King County Council chambers.  Ms. Kuder is a Clyde Hill attorney, PTA Golden Acorn Award winner, and 48th board member.

The appointment followed interviews of Ms. Kuderer, Redmond council member Kim Allen, and Kirkland realtor and 48th board member Santiago Santos, who were the number two and number three ranked nominees selected at our recent Nominating Caucus of elected and appointed PCOs.

 

 

Endorsements for 2015 General Election

Following is the complete list of the 48th District Democrats’ endorsements for the upcoming 2015 General Election, with links to the corresponding campaign websites. Please remember to vote as soon as possible after your ballot arrives in mid-October.

King County

Port of Seattle

City of Bellevue

City of Kirkland

City of Redmond

Ballot Measures

  • Initiative 1366: Vote No
  • Advisory Vote 10: Maintained
  • Advisory Vote 11: Maintained
  • Advisory Vote 12: Maintained
  • Advisory Vote 13: Maintained

Campaign events for Vandana Slatter and Claudia Balducci

Join FUSE for the following special campaign events on behalf of Vandana Slatter for Bellevue Council and Claudia Balducci for King County Council 
Doorbelling:
  • This Sunday 9/27 from noon to 4
  • Saturday October 17 from 10 to 2
  • Sunday October 25 from 12 to 4
Phone bank:  Thursday October 1 from 6-8:30 PM
RSVP Erin Haick <erin@fusewashington.org> for the  address and directions.
CAN’T MAKE IT?
Claudia and her campaign director Diane doorbell every Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM.  Meet them at 14205 SE 36th St., Bellevue WA 98006.
They also phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 – 8 PM (same location).  To set up at-home calling and weekday doorbelling, contact Diane Bedwell at 509-901-1895 or diane@claudiabalducci.com to coordinate getting a list or go out with them on weekdays.

Patty Kuderer is first-choice nominee for State Legislature vacancy

Clyde Hill attorney and 48th District Democrats Executive Board member Patty Kuderer was elected as first choice nominee to fill Ross Hunter’s seat in the State Legislature at our Nominating Caucus Wednesday evening. She received 25 of 39 PCO votes in the election for the first-ranked nominee.

Redmond City Councilmember Kim Allen was second nominee and Kirkland real estate broker and 48th board member Santiago Ramos was third. The nominations were ratified and will be submitted by the KCDCC Executive Board to the King County Council, who make the actual appointment from among the three nominees.

The 48th Executive Board had passed a resolution at its planning meeting on 9/2 urging the Council to appoint the first-ranking nominee resulting from the caucus. 48th Chair Phil Kouse delivered letters to each King County Council man and woman this morning communicating that resolution.

Agenda for Wednesday 9/16 District Meeting

7:00 Wednesday, 9/16/2015 in the  
  • Clyde Hill Elementary School Cafeteria,
  • 9601 NE 24th St., Bellevue 
  • (2 blocks west of Northwest Arts Center)
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CAMPAIGN UPDATES OR COURTESY APPEARANCES WILL OCCUR DURING THE KING COUNTY MEETINGS.  WE SUGGEST THAT CANDIDATES AND ELECTEDS PLAN TO APPEAR AT THE 48TH BUSINESS MEETING AFTER ATTENDING OTHER LD MEETINGS OR COMMITMENTS WEDNESDAY EVENING UNLESS YOU WISH TO OBSERVE THE NOMINATING CAUCUS.
 
NOMINATING CAUCUS
 
Javier Valdez, King County Democrats’ State Committeeman, presiding on behalf of KCDCC Chair Rich Ervin.
Elected and appointed PCOs who are eligible to vote for three nominees for appointment by the King County Council to the vacant seat in the State Legislature from the 48th LD have received a detailed agenda and voting procedures.
SPECIAL MEETING OF KCDCC EXECUTIVE BOARD TO RATIFY THE LIST OF NOMINEES
 
The ratified list of nominees noting order of preference is forwarded to the King County Council.
48tH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS BUSINESS MEETING
  • Campaign updates/other courtesies
  • Old business: Proposed amendment of Bylaws to create committees on Diversity and Young Democrats, tabled from July meeting
  • New business: Sheree Wen is eligible for consideration for endorsement at this meeting for Medina City Council candidate.
  • Good of the Order and Adjournment.

9/16 Nominating Caucus (updated 9/7)

A Nominating Caucus will convene during our regularly scheduled monthly meeting Wednesday 9/16. Elected and appointed PCOs in the 48th District will be eligible to vote. The caucus will select a recommended candidate for appointment by the King County Council to fill the seat in the State Legislature being vacated by Ross Hunter.

The caucus, to be followed by an abbreviated business meeting, will commence at 7 PM Wednesday, 9/16, at the Clyde Hill Elementary School Cafeteria, 9601 NE 24th St., Bellevue WA 98004. The school is just west of the Northwest Arts Center where we usually meet.

Prospective candidates who have not already  done so should notify 48th District Chair Phil Kouse to receive the required questionnaire and other procedural information and to make arrangements to obtain the certified list of elected and appointed PCOs who are eligible to vote. Phil can be reached by email at 48thdems@gmail.com or phone or text at (425) 533-3385.

Annual 48th Dems picnic Wednesday 8/19 starting at 6:30 PM

Come one come all to the 48th LD’s annual summer picnic.

This year it is being held at Becky Lewis’ home, 16552 SE 19th St., Bellevue 98008. PLEASE RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so meat and beverage purchases can be planned. RSVP Becky at rebeccie@comcast.net.

To make the event participatory, the way activists like it, if your last name starts with the letters A thru L, please bring an appetizer or salad. If your last name starts with M-Z, please bring a fruit/veggie or a dessert.

The district will provide grilled organic hamburgers, hotdogs and a veggie option. We are also providing beer and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Thanks and see you there.

NOTE FOR CANDIDATES: THERE IS NO AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING. CANDIDATES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND SCHMOOZE, BUT NO TIME WILL BE ALLOTTED FOR SPEAKING TO THE GROUP. If you have any questions contact 48th Chair Phil KOUSE at (425) 533-3385 or 48thdems@gmail.com.

2015 primary candidate endorsements

48th members endorsed additional candidates for office locally and in King County Wednesday, July 15.  Candidates for our endorsement are reviewed for the nature of their Democratic/progressive identity, degree to which the their campaigns reflect values expressed in the Washington State Democrats’ platform, and aptitude to engage in bi-partisanship when necessary without compromising their obligation to support other Democratic/progressive candidates/electeds and interest groups, as well as breadth and depth of knowledge and abilities preparing them for the office sought.  Incumbents are considered on the basis of their demonstrated records.

48th District Democrats include viewpoints ranging from moderate to left among our membership, and endorse candidates of a range of viewpoints as well.  We seek to endorse the candidate for each office who most reflects Democratic ideals while having the most promise of winning an election. Because very well-qualified candidates may not alone achieve the required 2/3 majority required for a primary endorsement, multiple endorsements for any given office may result.

Endorsed last night:

King County Director of Elections:  Zack Hudgins, Christopher Roberts

Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 5:  Darrell Bryan, Ken Rogers, Marion Yoshino

Bellevue Council 1:  John Stokes (incumbent, not on primary ballot)

Redmond Mayor:  Steve Fields

Here are the candidates endorsed by the PCOs and members of the 48th District Democrats on May 18:

King County Assessor:  Lloyd Hara (incumbent)

King County Council District No. 6:  Claudia Balducci

City of Bellevue Council Position No. 5:  Vandana Slatter

City of Kirkland Council Position No. 2:  Shelley Kloba (incumbent)

City of Kirkland Council Position No. 6:  Dave Asher (incumbent)

King County Superior Court Judge Position 7:   Janet M. Helson

King County Superior Court Judge Position 15:  Samuel S. Chung

King County Judge Position No. 21:  Veronica A. Galvan

 

Eastside Democrats marching in Kirkland 4th of July Parade

48th District State Representatives Ross Hunter and Joan McBride will be joining us for this annual event.

Staging at 10:30 AM, Parade 12:00 Saturday.   (Staging location and parade order to be assigned later Thursday.)  Contact 2nd Vice Chair David Combs (Events and Fundraising Coordinator) to receive notice after our staging location is announced, or to arrange for carpooling  (thedavidcombs@hotmail.com).

The 48th has joined with the 45th under their banner in the past, but this year we have registered as “Eastside Democrats” and both Districts can march together with both of our banners.

Please wear a Royal Blue T-shirt, if possible, for this event.