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We are currently meeting on Zoom because of continuing concerns about COVID-19 in our community.  Executive Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month; day and date for Membership meetings varies to accommodate speakers and programming. See the calendar and updates below for upcoming events!


NEWS AND EVENTS BLOG


JCD Reorg Meeting Dec. 11

Jefferson County Democrats Reorganization Meeting

Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m.

Blue Heron Middle School, Port Townsend

Local Democratic parties are required to reorganize every two years. This year, the Jefferson County Democrats will reorganize on Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m. at the Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend.

This meeting will be in-person, and masks will be required at all times except when speaking at a microphone.
The meeting will have three election segments:
  • New and returning Precinct Committee Officers will elect a Chair, Vice Chair, and two State Committee Representatives. Although only PCOs are eligible to vote for these officers, any member can nominate or stand for these positions.
  • All members will elect a Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Members of each county commissioner district will meet in separate rooms and will elect two District Representatives from each commissioner district.

Committee Chair positions are also vacant. They will be filled after the reorganization meeting.

All Democrats are welcome! JCD membership is not required to attend, although membership is required to vote. You can check your membership status at membership@jeffcodemocrats.com.
 
If you want to nominate yourself for any position, or if you have questions, please contact us at info@jeffcodemocrats.com.
 
Meeting details will follow.
Posted on November 17, 2022 | Comments Off on JCD Reorg Meeting Dec. 11

JCD ad in Nov. 2 Port Townsend Leader

General election ad published Nov. 2, 2022, in the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

General election ad published Nov. 2, 2022, in the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

‘Your voice is your vote,’ says Nov. 2 election ad in The Leader

The Jefferson County Democrats published its third ad promoting the Nov. 8 general election in the Nov. 2 Port Townsend Leader & Jefferson County Leader. 

For a list of all candidates endorsed by the Jefferson County Democrats, visit its Endorsements page. The list includes links to candidate websites or their statements in the Washington State Voters’ Guide.

Posted on November 1, 2022 | Comments Off on JCD ad in Nov. 2 Port Townsend Leader

Oct. 26 Endorsement Ad

Support Choice and Democracy by Nov. 8

Our endorsement ad in the Oct. 26 edition of The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

Our endorsement ad in the Oct. 26 edition of The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

Visit our Endorsements page for a separate list of our endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election. Here’s a downloadable, shareable, and printable PDF of the ad.

The Oct. 26 Leader also includes a Special Election Focus with articles on candidates for 24th Legislative District representatives, Jefferson County sheriff, and Jefferson County commissioner.

Posted on October 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Oct. 26 Endorsement Ad

Another Endorsement Ad

Endorsement ad in Peninsula Daily News

Endorsement ad published by three Democratic Party organizations in the Oct. 22 Peninsula Daily News.

Three Democratic Party organizations publish endorsement ad in Peninsula Daily News

This endorsement ad is appearing Saturday, Oct. 22, on Page 3 of the Peninsula Daily News, published jointly by the Jefferson County Democrats, Clallam County Democrats, and 24th LD Democrats.

The newspaper also includes a special Voters Guide with articles on candidates for 24th Legislative District representatives, Jefferson County sheriff, Jefferson County commissioner, and other positions.

Posted on October 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Another Endorsement Ad

General Election Endorsement Ad

Endorsement ad in Oct. 1

Endorsement ad published by the Jefferson County Democrats in the Oct. 19 Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

Support Choice and Democracy!

Our general election endorsement ad in the Oct. 19 edition of the Port Townsend & East Jefferson County Leader

Here’s a downloadable, shareable, and printable PDF of the Endorsement ad

Posted on October 19, 2022 | Comments Off on General Election Endorsement Ad

Sheriff Joe Nole Endorsement

Jefferson County Sheriff Joe Nole

Jefferson County Sheriff Joe Nole

JCD members endorse incumbent County Sheriff Joe Nole for reelection

At a membership meeting Oct. 12 on Zoom of the Jefferson County Democrats, just over 70% of the members attending voted to endorse incumbent Joe Nole for Jefferson County Sheriff.

The vote percentage is almost identical to the results in the primary election in August.

For a list of all candidate endorsements by the JCD membership for all the federal, legislative, and county positions on the Nov 8 general election ballot, please visit our Endorsements page.

For more information about each candidate, the list includes links to candidate websites or their statements in the Washington State Voters’ Guide.

Posted on October 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Sheriff Joe Nole Endorsement

JCD Endorsements for Nov. 8

2022 candidates endorsed so far by JeffCo Democrats

The Jefferson County Democrats endorsed the candidates shown in this chart for the Aug. 2 primary election. Our endorsed candidates had a good night in the primary election. And the results suggest continued winning strength for the Nov. 8 general election.

JCD members will be considering endorsements for some other positions in late September. Please return to our website or Facebook page to learn more about those endorsements.

In the primary election, Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Brotherton received a resounding 56% of the votes in the 3rd District. Greg’s Republican opponent, recently retired (and rich) from the pharmaceutical industry, Marcia Kelbon, is new to Jefferson County.

Greg’s decisive win in the most conservative county district sets him up for an even stronger win this fall when the contest is countywide. JCD’s other endorsed candidates for county positions had no opponents in the primary and have no opponents in the general.

State Reps. Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger are also in good shape heading into the general election. Democrats received 60% of the votes and majorities in each of the three counties of the 24th LD.

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer received 53% of the votes in the 6th Congressional District. He will face Republican Elizabeth Krieselmaier, who received just 27% of the votes in a crowded Republican field.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray received 54% of the statewide vote and will face Republican Tiffany Smiley, as expected.

For some more details about these endorsements, check out our Endorsements page.

Posted on September 5, 2022 | Tagged , | Comments Off on JCD Endorsements for Nov. 8

Biden’s Accomplishments

Information to share!

During the Jefferson County Fair Aug. 12-4, this chart was displayed at the front of the Jefferson County Democrats booth. It attracted the attention of passersby!

If you would like to download, copy, and share a PDF of this chart with family members, friends, and acquaintances, follow this link. You also can Save the adjacent JPG of the chart.

 

Posted on August 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Biden’s Accomplishments

Primary election ballots due by Aug. 2

JeffCo Democrats highlight their endorsements, picnic in PT Leader ad

Ad published Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in the Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader.

Posted on July 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Primary election ballots due by Aug. 2

New state law to reduce carbon pollution

Published in the July 20 issue of The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

Vote by Aug. 2 to reelect state Reps. Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger, 24th Legislative District.
Posted on July 20, 2022 | Comments Off on New state law to reduce carbon pollution

JCD Forum for County Sheriff Candidates

The Jefferson County Democrats held a moderated forum on July 7 for Jefferson County Sheriff candidates Joe Nole and Art Frank. The Jefferson County Democrats have not endorsed a candidate in this race.
 
Posted on July 19, 2022 | Comments Off on JCD Forum for County Sheriff Candidates