Jefferson County Democrats is dedicated to implementing Democratic Party platforms through candidates and legislation. We’re a living organization, with platforms and policies that are shaped by members. Our membership meets once a month, typically early in the last week of the month. You can review meeting minutes here. In between, members are volunteering and working independently or in committees to accomplish our goals. If you haven’t already, we hope you will join us!
A message from Marty Gilmore and James Thomson:
The JCD Finance Committee has performed a review of JCD accounts for 2017. The accounts are in order. Minor and unintentional reporting errors were identified and have been corrected. Procedures and documentation have been improved for 2018 in order to avoid similar minor reporting errors this year.
Submitted: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:13:30 AM PDT
Next Membership Meeting:
Tuesday, April 24th
6:00-7:00 Program, 7:00-8:00 Business Meeting
Port Ludlow Beach Club
121 Marina View Dr, Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Program: Economic Development Forum
Panelists: County Commissioner Kate Dean, Port of PT Director Sam Gibboney, JC Economic Development Council Director Brian Huh, Port Townsend Mayor Deborah Stinson
Panelists will share their years of in-the-trenches knowledge and efforts to bring job opportunities to Jefferson County, presenting remarks regarding where we are on the economic development scene and strategies for addressing current and future job opportunities. Q&A follows.
Congratulations to members of our elected delegation! We had a productive convention on March 24th, with 111 registered Jefferson County voters in attendance. Elected to represent LD-24 at the State Democratic Convention (Wenatchee, June 15-16) are: David Griffiths, Linda Brewster, Alise Moss-Vetica, and George Yount (alternate).
What’s happening in Olympia?
Check our Legislative Hearings page to see a list of upcoming hearings on topics important to Democrats in Jefferson County. You can click through on bill numbers in that list to link to the Washington State pages where you can comment on the bills.
ENDORSEMENTS MEETING RESULTS
Jefferson County Democrats members overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent State Representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman for re-election in 2018. With about 25% of our members in attendance, the November 29 membership meeting voted in favor of the motion to endorse, as each candidate received more than 90% of the endorsement votes. We join the Clallam County Democrats, Gray’s Harbor County Democrats, and the 24th LD Democrats in endorsing the re-election of our 24th Legislative District representatives.
This meeting represented both our November and December membership meetings, so that no formal membership meeting will be scheduled during the month of December.
*Resolutions to be read before the membership. Several resolutions were voted on at our November 29th meeting. At least one new resolution will be read before the membership. Click here to visit our Resolutions page and view results.
Bob Ferguson at JCD’s 23rd Annual Fish Feast!
We welcomed Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson as our keynote speaker. Bob’s work fighting the current administration’s travel ban put him front and center as a hero for humane immigration policies and fair treatment under the law.
Also attending were Congressman Derek Kilmer, State Senator Kevin Van de Wege, State Representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman, Washington State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski, and many of our local elected representatives.
Delicious food was served: salmon from Key City Fish barbecued by Larry Dennison, shellfish courtesy of Taylor Shellfish, PT Brewing Co’s best beers, Pane d’Amore rolls, Greens & Veggies from local farms, Wine from the Wine Cellar, and scrumptious cake!
Thank you to all volunteers!
Call for Volunteers: We’re canvassing! Click here to sign up for canvassing.
Election of a Chair: Congratulations to Marty Gilmore, our newly elected chair for 2017-2018!
Marty’s a great sport, and we have to have some lighthearted moments even in dark times. So here he’s pictured “spokesmodeling” WA Dems Resistance hat and scarf, alongside Ryan Mc Allister and Tina Podlodowski.
Keeping Up with Legislation
Our first Legislators Round Table was held Sunday, March 12th at the Bay Club in Port Ludlow, with approximately 75 members attending. Assistant Majority Whip Mike Chapman and Representative Steve Tharinger were our guests, in an open question format without moderation or screening of questions.
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See who your Precinct Committee Officers are here.
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