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Member Meeting and Endorsement Votes: Sept 10, 6 pm on Zoom

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The Jefferson County Democrats will meet on Zoom on Thursday, September 10, at 6 PM. Meeting access details will be provided closer to that date.

The Board has recommended that the members endorse:

1 – Kate Dean, Jefferson County Commissioner District 1
2 – Dual Endorsement – Heidi Eisenhour and Lorna Smith, Jefferson County Commissioner District 2
3 – State Supreme Court judges

Helen Whitener (pos 6)
Opponent is Richard Serns

Raquel Montoya-Lewis (pos 3)
Opponent is David Larson

Charles Johnson (pos 4) unopposed. We have endorsed him before.

Debra Stephens (pos 7) unopposed

4 – Denny Heck, Lieutenant Governor
5 – Derek Kilmer, Congressional Representative
6 – ​Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8212

Statement of Subject: The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on investment of public funds.

Concise Description: This amendment would allow public money held in a fund for long-term care services and supports to be invested by governments as authorized by state law, including investments in private stocks.

There will be 4 Advisory votes, thanks to Tim Eyman.
Recommend “maintain” on all.

Advisory Vote 32 concerns the reduction of plastic bags and a .10 cent charge on other bags
Advisory Vote 33 concerns tax exemption of heavy equipment rental property
Advisory vote 34 concerns workforce education investment funding through B&O tax reform
Advisory vote 35 concerns aerospace B&O taxes and world trade organization compliance

The Jefferson County Democrats have already endorsed:

Governor – Jay Inslee
Attorney General – Bob Ferguson
Commissioner of Public Lands – Hilary Franz
Treasurer – Mike Pellicciotti
Secretary of State – Gael Tarleton
State Auditor – Pat (Patrice) McCarthy
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Chris Reykdal
Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kriedler

24th District State Representatives -Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger
24th District State Senator-Kevin Van de Wege

YES – Referendum 90, Sex Education in Public Schools. A vote to approve Referendum 90 supports allowing Senate Bill 5395 to take effect, thereby requiring public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education for all students and requiring students to be excused if requested by their parents.