Jefferson County Democrats is an approximately 700-member strong political organization 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. 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!
Next Membership Meeting: Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00pm
Location: Port Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marina View Dr, Port Ludlow, WA 98365.
Our program will focus on tax reform and Get Out the Vote activities. John Gibson will present on tax equity and growing support for reforming Washington’s tax system.
Currently, the percentage of income contributed to local and state taxes through flat taxation (primarily sales tax) is highly unfair in Washington State. You can preview information and FAQ in these attachments: Tax Equity messaging 8.15.
Tax Equity handout 9.20
Click here to visit Jefferson County Auditor’s voters guide on Measures.
Click here to visit JC Auditor’s webpage voters guide on Local Candidates.
Three member resolutions were adopted at our September 19th meeting. Click here to visit our Resolutions page, and then scroll down to the September 19th section to review them.
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.
Please visit our facebook page, here. You can also sign up to receive Jefferson County Democrats tweets: we are @JeffersonCoDems on twitter.
See who your Precinct Committee Officers are here.
Join us or Renew your membership here.