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One way Jefferson County Democrats support elections is through endorsements of candidates and ballot measures.

 Click results of 2018 legislative races where we ran competitive races in hopes of increasing our majorities. It shows Primary and General election results and the amount of money spent by campaigns. Primary results put Democrat candidates ahead in 2 senate races and 13 house races against Republican held seats. In at least 10 other races we were neck to neck. This means at least 25 opportunities for Democrats and 0 for Republicans as all of our Democrat held seats were considered safe. It also shows independent expenditures allowed by Citizens United. Note that IND SUP are independent expenditures supporting candidates and IND OPP are independent expenditures opposing candidates. Both legally have to be separate and independent of the candidates. Preliminary results have Democrats gaining 2 senate seats and 7 house seats. For questions and corrections email



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Endorsed Candidates:

Maria Cantwell — U.S. Senate

Derek Kilmer — U.S. House of Representatives (6th Congressional District)

Steve Tharinger — WA House of Representatives (Pos.2)

Mike Chapman — WA House of Representatives (Pos.1)

Greg Brotherton — Jefferson County Commissioner, Dist.3

Ruth Gordon – Jefferson County Clerk

Joe Nole – Jefferson County Sheriff

Jeff Chapman – Jefferson County Assessor

Stacie Prada – Jefferson County Treasurer

Rose Ann Carroll – Jefferson County Auditor

Rebecca Glasgow – Appeals Court Judge, (Div. 2, Dist. 2)

Steven Gonzalez – WA State Supreme Court (Pos. 8)

Sheryl McCloud – WA State Supreme Court (Pos. 9)

Susan Owens – WA State Supreme Court (Pos. 2)

Endorsed Ballot Measures 

Initiative 1631–   concerns pollution

Initiative 1639 – concerns firearms

Initiative 940 – concerns law enforcement

Ballot Measure the JCD recommends a “NO” vote:

Initiative 1634 – concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption

JCD recommends a “Maintain” position on:

Advisory Vote 19

Offices up for election in 2018

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US Senate:

Senator Maria Cantwell, incumbent, Democrat, website
Susan Hutchinson, Republican

US House of Representatives:

Representative Derek Kilmer, incumbent, Democrat, website
Douglas Dightman, Republican

State House of Representatives:

Representative Steve Tharinger, incumbent Pos 2, Democrat, Facebook
James F McEntire, Pos 2, Republican

Representative Mike Chapman, incumbent, Pos 1, Democrat, website
Jodi M Wilke, Pos 1, Republican

County Commissioner, District 3:

Gregory A Brotherton, Democrat, website
Jon Cooke, Republican

Prosecuting Attorney:

Michael E Haas, incumbent, Democrat, website
James M Kennedy, Democrat, website


Rose Ann Carroll, incumbent, Democrat


Jeffrey S Chapman, incumbent, Democrat


Stacie L Prada, incumbent, Democrat


Ruthann Gordon, incumbent, Democrat


David J Stanko, incumbent, no party affiliation
Joe Nole, Democrat, website


PUD Commissioner, District 3:

Dan Toepper, website
Tom Brotherton, website

Jefferson County District Court Judge:

Noah F Harrison, website
Mindy L Walker, website

State Supreme Court Judges:

Justice Steven C Gonzalez, incumbent, pos 8, website
Nathan Choi, pos 8
Sheryl G McCloud, incumbent, unopposed, pos 9, website
Susan J Owens, incumbent, unopposed, pos 2

Appeals Court Judge, Division2, District 2 (Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston):

Rebecca Glasgow, website

The following initiatives have been certified by the SOS:


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require all law enforcement officers in the state to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as developed by the criminal justice training commission. It would require law enforcement personnel to provide first-aid to save lives and require law enforcement agencies to adopt guidelines for implementing this duty. It would amend the standards for justifiable use of deadly force by law enforcement, including adding a “good faith” standard and requiring independent investigation.

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Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require enhanced background checks, firearm training, and waiting periods before semiautomatic assault rifles may be purchased or delivered. It would impose age limitations on who may purchase or possess certain firearms, including prohibiting firearm purchases by persons under age 21. It would require certain secured firearm storage or trigger-locks, and criminalize certain firearm storage if it results in unauthorized use. It would enact other firearm-related requirements, including certain warnings, recordkeeping, and fees.

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Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit new or increased local taxes, fees, or assessments on raw or processed foods, beverages, or their ingredients, intended for human consumption except alcoholic beverages, marijuana products, and tobacco, unless they are generally applicable and meet specified requirements. Collection of local sales and use taxes, and of taxes, fees, and assessments on such raw or processed foods or beverages, or any ingredients thereof, that were in effect January 15, 2018, may continue.

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Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would impose pollution fees on certain large emitters of greenhouse gas pollutants based on rules determining carbon content, starting in 2020. A public board would supervise spending the revenues on reducing pollution, promoting clean energy, and addressing climate impacts to the environment and communities. Utilities could receive credits for approved investments. Indian tribes would consult on projects directly impacting their land. There would be periodic reporting on the measure’s effectiveness.

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