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We are currently meeting on Zoom because of rising levels of 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


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

More Candidates Information

Check out the Candidates page on this website, under Elections!

Videos of candidates forums for Jefferson County Sheriff, Jefferson County Commissioner, 24th Legislative District Representatives, and Washington Secretary of State — sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Voters Guide for Jefferson County by Fuse Washington.

And more!

To the JCD Candidates page …

Posted on July 17, 2022 | Comments Off on More Candidates Information

Candidate Endorsements!

JCD published this ad in the Wednesday, July 13, Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader.

Posted on July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Candidate Endorsements!

August 2 Primary Election

JeffCo Voters’ Guide for Precinct Committee Officers

Candidate statements by Democratic and Republican PCO candidates are not included in the official voters’ guides for Jefferson County and Washington state.

But the Jefferson County Democrats are doing the next best thing:

We invited all Democratic PCO candidates in contested and uncontested races to submit statements, biographies, and photographs for posting in this voters’ guide.

Candidate participation was voluntary. JCD received statements and biographies from 13 of the 33 candidates.

Posted on July 12, 2022 | Comments Off on August 2 Primary Election

July 24: Democratic Picnic and Rally

Let’s get together outdoors!

Peninsula Democrats are holding a Picnic and Rally in Sequim, and we’re inviting all our friends to spend some time together, listen to the music of Good Trouble, and hear from our speakers.

We’ll gather at Carrie Blake Park on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m. Use the Fir Street entrance. Bring your own picnic and chairs.
Jefferson, Clallam, and Grays Harbor Democrats are the hosts, and we are inviting candidates and members of Indivisible groups, Sequim Voices for Health and Healing, and other allies to come enjoy some time together and hear from our speakers.
We will do some doorbelling that morning on behalf of legislative candidates Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger.
If you would like to help with doorbelling, click on the link below. Also use this link if you’d like to help with doorbelling, phoning, or signs in the future. You can ask for signs, too.

Volunteers for 24th LD Democrats: https://forms.gle/PiW1UcJobUoh43GB9

Posted on July 12, 2022 | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on July 24: Democratic Picnic and Rally

2022 Primary Election Forums

Public Forums on Zoom for JeffCo Sheriff, 24th LD Representatives, JeffCo Commissioner

Join the Zoom links at https://lwvwa.org/Jefferson for the Election Forums at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Posted on July 11, 2022 | Comments Off on 2022 Primary Election Forums

Thursday, July 7, 6 p.m., on Zoom

Art Frank

Art Frank

Sheriff Candidates’ Forum
July 7, 2022
 
Time: Jul 7, 2022 5:45 PM room opens, 6PM forum begins

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Joe Nole

Joe Nole

JCD Forum for JeffCo Sheriff Candidates!

The Jefferson County Democrats will present a forum for county sheriff candidates Art Frank and Joe Nole at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, on Zoom. Candidates will each make a presentation and answer questions submitted by party members.

As announced in the June 21 newsletter to members, a JCD panel is developing questions in advance of the forum. There will be no questions from the floor during the forum.
Members were invited submit a question by July 1 to info@jeffcodemocrats.com. The questions must be applicable to both candidates, and there is no assurance that the question will be asked.

Zoom access details will be announced in a coming JCD newsletter.

Posted on June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Thursday, July 7, 6 p.m., on Zoom

Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth ad 2021

The JeffCo Democrats published this ad last year in The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader. Again, this year, we honor that significant state and national holiday.

Posted on June 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Juneteenth 2022

JCD Member Meeting June 23

Panel Discussion on Forest Management &
Endorsement Votes

The Jefferson County Democrats will hold a member meeting at 6 PM on Thursday, June 23. The meeting will be held on Zoom.  Zoom sign-in information will be published here a few days prior to the event.

The evening will begin at 6 pm with a panel discussion:

 Jefferson County Forests: Balancing Interests and Climate in Managing Our Public Natural Resources  
Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is taking courageous steps to tackle the challenge of managing our forests for their ecological value, funding for essential services, and climate. Jefferson County Democrats will present a panel discussion of the challenges facing our county and the innovative work of local elected officials and conservation leaders.  Panelists include:
  • The Honorable Heidi Eisenhour, Commissioner District 2, Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, updating us on recent BOCC decisions regarding Jefferson county board lands managed by the Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Peter Goldman, Washington Forest Law Center, discussing the Washington Supreme Court “All the People” case
  • Stephen Kropp, Center for Responsible Forestry, discussing the ecological importance of older forests managed by DNR
  • Peter Bahls, Northwest Watershed Institute, discussing the Dabob Bay natural preserve and its ecological importance and Hood Canal impacts. 
Endorsement Votes

Following the panel discussion, we will hold votes on endorsements, beginning at approximately 7 pm. The Executive Board has recommended that our membership endorse the following candidates; endorsement votes will be taken on June 23:

• Auditor – Brenda Huntingford, no party preference, unopposed
• Assessor – Jeff Chapman, Democrat, endorsed in the past, unopposed incumbent
• Clerk – Amanda Hamilton, Democrat, unopposed
• Prosecutor/ Coroner – James Kennedy, Democrat, endorsed in the past, unopposed incumbent
• Treasurer – Stacie Prada, Democrat, endorsed in the past, unopposed incumbent
• PUD Commissioner District 1 – Jeff Randall, Nonpartisan, incumbent
• District Court, Judge Position No. 1 – Mindy Walker, Nonpartisan, endorsed in the past, incumbent
 
SAVE THE DATE!
Sheriff Candidates’ Forum
July 7, 2022

Jefferson County Democrats will host a Zoom forum for both candidates for Jefferson County Sheriff the evening of July 7, 2022.  More details coming soon.
Posted on June 8, 2022 | Comments Off on JCD Member Meeting June 23