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

Click on the tabs above to access information related to our elections. Click winnable legislative races if you are interested in other state legislative races where we are competitive and hopeful in increasing our majorities. Primary results put Democrat candidates ahead in 2 senate races and 13 house races against current Republican held seats. In at least 10 other races we are neck to neck. This means at least 25 opportunities for Democrats and 0 for Republicans as all of our currently held Democrat seats are considered safe. Note that IND SUP and IND OPP are expenditures independent of the campaigns allowed because of Citizens United and will grow substantially. Stay tuned.  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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Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are elected through the primary election process. The following people were elected as PCOs during the August 7, 2018 primary election. They will begin their terms as PCOs on December 1, 2018:

101 Ann Waldron 360-797-0006 elected
102 Ben Rutherford 360-531-4468 elected
103 Chelsea Pronovost 425-256-0626 elected
104 Linda Sutton 360-643-3363 elected
105 Diane Jones 360-379-9193 elected
106 Claire Roney 360-531-1177 elected
107 Cindy Jayne 360-344-2046 elected
200 Peter Newland 360-765-0600 elected
201 Patricia Jones 360-774-3384 elected
204 Beth Stroh-Stern 425-890-0361 elected
300 Kacie Starling 360-390-8960 elected
301 Gail Chatfield elected
302 Jean Ball 360-301-4415 elected
303 Wilma Hackman 360-385-3002 elected
304 Linda J Brewster 360-379-4023 elected
305 Dayna Neely-DuBose 360-643-1463 elected
306 Bethel Prescott 360-385-6913 elected
307 Linda Abbott-Roe 360-379-4875 elected
308 John Gunning 360-774-0835 elected
401 Martin Ivers 360-385-2083 elected
500 Linda Karp 360-437-0175 elected
501 J Svien 360-550-0107 elected
502 Gerald Lasser 425-218-3016 elected
504 Kristina Hestenes 206-854-6538 elected
505 John Fabian 360-437-7911 elected
600 Jimmy Conomos 360-374-2270 elected
601 Taft C Williams 360-780-0597 elected
700 Cynthia Koan 360-385-4234 elected
701 Scott Seymour 425-888-0830 elected
702 Gary Engbrecht 360-301-3859 elected
703 Gary B. Larson 360-344-2989 elected
704 Jonathan S Bakin 360-821-9148 elected
705 Marie Stone 360-381-0080 elected
706 Bruce Cowan 360-774-3256 elected
707 John N. Collins 360-643-1410 elected
708 Elizabeth (Libby) Urner Wennstrom 360-301-9728 elected
709 John Austin 360-301-0833 elected
710 David King 360-301-2255 elected