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Northwest Maritime Center to be featured at July 18 public meeting of Jefferson County Democrats

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You’ve likely heard about the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Race to Alaska and SEVENTY48. But other sailing, training and community programs of PT’s Northwest Maritime Center might not be so familiar to you and your family.

Jake Beattie, executive director of the maritime center, will share its story Thursday, July 18, at a public meeting of the Jefferson County Democrats in the Beach Club at Port Ludlow, 121 Marina View Drive. Beattie will discuss the mission and programs of the nonprofit NWMC – and its impact on the community – beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the JCD members meeting.


FYI: 24th Legislative District Meeting – April 27, 2019 at 1 pm!

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From Bruce Cowan, Chair, 24th LD Democrats: The 24th Legislative District Democrats will meet on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 pm at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim, WA, 98382. Our guest speaker Tina Podlodowski, Chair of the Washington State Democrats, will share ways we can all work together to build our bench and win in 2020.

The agenda and all relevant documents will be posted at at least two weeks before the meeting. The agenda will include consideration of proposed bylaws changes. (Only PCOs may vote on bylaws).

If you’d like to hear more from the 24thLD Democrats, and if you want direct notification of our meetings, please send an email to the Chair ( PCOs: You’re already on the list! Please watch your inbox. We're also on facebook as "24th LD Democrats."

Fire chief to describe merger process April 1 for East Jefferson Fire District, Port Townsend

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The Jefferson County Democrats have invited Chief Jim Walkowski of the East Jefferson County Fire District to describe the process for expanding the three-member Fire District Commission to include two Port Townsend representatives.

Walkowski will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, during the Democrats’ general membership meeting in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W Valley Rd, Chimacum. The party’s business meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Walkowski will also discuss the fire district’s mission, services and service area and take part in a question-and-answer session.

During the recent general election, the fire district got overwhelming support from county and city voters, 67 percent and 69.2 percent each, for merging with the City of Port Townsend. Besides improving efficiency of service, the merger will give Port Townsend residents equal representation on the Fire District Commission.

For more information about the merger and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue, visit


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Thu, March 21, 2019; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Please join National Parks Conservation Association and Sound Defense Alliance for a training on how you can speak up for natural quiet in Olympic National Park by getting involved in our Hear Our Olympics campaign. Be a part of making the case to our elected officials that increased jet noise is bad for Olympic National Park and the surrounding communities.

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Rep. Derek Kilmer Announces Rescheduled Town Halls

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ADVISORY: Kilmer Announces Rescheduled Town Halls

In addition to last week’s Facebook Live and Kitsap, Mason County Town Halls, Kilmer will host town halls rescheduled due to the government shutdown


24th LD Dems Reorganization Meeting – Save the Date: Sat. 12-8-18

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Saturday, DEC. 8 — 12pm

Elwha Heritage Center

401 First Street, Port Angeles, WA 98262
The 24th Legislative District Democrats Reorganization Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Elwha Heritage Center with a meet and greet at 12pm, followed by the reorganization meeting at 1pm. This important meeting will shape the leadership of our organization over the next two years. Member and PCO participation is vital — please join us!
The Washington State Party’s charter and bylaws require that all county and legislative district party organizations elect new officers every two years, shortly after each even-year election, a process called “reorganization”. Counties and LDs are responsible for planning and running their reorganization meetings in accordance with the State Party’s charter and bylaws. Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs), who were either elected or unopposed during the August 7, 2018 Primary, will be eligible to elect the 24th LD officers: the Chair, Vice-Chair, State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. While members are encouraged to attend and/or run for an elected position, the only members eligible to vote for these positions will be the newly elected Precinct Committee Officers who will take office on December 1. PCOs will vote by secret ballot for each of these positions. No proxy voting is allowed at a reorganization meeting.
The Chair and Vice Chair must be of different genders and the two State Committee Representatives must be of different genders. Any member of the 24th LD Democrats (defined as a Democrat within the district) can run for any of these positions and any 24th LD member can nominate someone for these positions.


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Jefferson County Democrats


Chimacum High School, 91 W Valley Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325 This is an important meeting that will shape the leadership of our organization over the next two years. Member participation is vital.

Please join us!

Click here for more details.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MTNG: Tues., Oct. 23, 6 -9 pm!

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Port Townsend Community Center 620 Tyler St., Port Townsend

Included will be an informative forum on environmental issues including Gov. Inslee’s report on the Lower Snake River dams and Orca population among others. Speakers include: PATRICIA JONES is the Executive Director of the Olympic Forest Coalition, a local non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection of habitat, wildlife, forests and marine waters of the Olympic Peninsula. Patricia was appointed by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to represent conservation in the "Solutions Table," a multi stakeholder advisory group working on problem solving for more marbled murrelet conservation and essential services for beneficiaries. Patricia’s background in environmental justice and human rights law and policy was focused on safe drinking water and sanitation domestically in the U.S. and internationally. She has a PhD, Masters of Law, and JD, and is an alumna of the U. of W, and graduate of Port Townsend High School. ALL BERGSTEIN is an environmental activist from Port Townsend. He has been the editor of the Olympic Peninsula Environmental News since 2007. He is a long time member of the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and is on the board of Sound Action, an advocacy organization for protecting nearshore habitat. JIM WADDELL is a Civil Engineer retired from a 35-year public service career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Serving with the EPA and other Federal environmental agencies during his long career he integrated all  global warming research and helped establish the US Global Research Program.  As part of his work since his retirement  he has recommended breaching  the 4 lower Snake river dams as a sound biological and economic benefit helping to save our native salmon and Orca populations. Waddell is now Director of the Dam Sense Project at


• Proposed Bylaws Changes – Sept. 18, 2018 Meeting

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On September 18, 2018 the Central Committee will meet to consider proposed changes to the Jefferson County Democrats Bylaws. You can read the proposed changes posted on the following webpage:


SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

JCD CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) meeting

6-8 PM

Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr, Chimacum, WA 98325

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