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Forum for Jefferson County Commissioner Candidates

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Jefferson County Democrats are hosting another Virtual Forum for Jefferson County Commissioner candidates. It will be held on:

Commissioner Candidates Forum
Jefferson County District 2
July 17 - 6 PM

Link to join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 9288 7345
Password: 803636

Or, dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

PCO Virtual Forum!

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PCO Virtual Forum
Jul 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Link to join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 7239 5845
Password: 934643

Or, dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

JCD Endorsements for Aug. 4 primary!

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JCD endorsements for legislative and state offices in Aug. 4 primary election The Jefferson County Democrats have endorsed 11 legislative and statewide candidates for the Aug. 4 primary election.

The endorsed candidates for the 24th Legislative District:

  • State senator, Kevin Van de Wege (incumbent)
  • State representative, Position 1, Mike Chapman (incumbent)
  • State representative, Position 2, Steve Tharinger (incumbent)

The endorsed candidates for statewide offices:

  • Governor, Jay Inslee (incumbent)
  • Secretary of state, Gael Tarleton
  • State treasurer, Mike Pellicciotti
  • State auditor, Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (incumbent)
  • Attorney General, Bob Ferguson (incumbent)
  • Commissioner of public lands, Hilary Franz (incumbent)
  • Superintendent of public instruction, Chris Reykdal (incumbent)
  • Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler (incumbent).

The JCD has not taken a position on the four Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor (James R. Rafferty, Marko Liias, Michelle Jasmer and Denny Heck), two Democratic candidates for U.S. representative (Rebecca Parson and Derek Kilmer) and three Democratic candidates for District 2 on the JeffCo Board of Commissioners (Amanda Funaro, Heidi Eisenhour and Lorna Smith).

Here’s the Online Voters’ Guide for congressional, statewide, legislative and Jefferson County candidates: It does not include statements by candidates for precinct committee officers, but you can read them are on the JCD website:

Ballots will be mailed by July 15 and can be returned postage-free to the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office. They must be postmarked by Aug. 4 or deposited by Aug. 4 in official county drop boxes at several locations around the county.

Candidates Forum Thursday, June 18 at 6 pm!

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COMMISSIONERS CANDIDATES FORUM (and separate endorsement vote of other candidates)!
Thursday, June 18 at 6 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 3831 4496
Password: 998427

Dial by your location
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)


The program will include a forum for the three candidates from District 2 who are running for County Commissioner:

• Heidi Eisenhour, Amanda Funaro, and Lorna Smith.


The business meeting will include votes on the following endorsements recommended by the Executive Board:

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Chris Reykdal
This position is non-partisan. The Jefferson County Democrats endorsed Chris when he ran for election four years ago.

Insurance Commissioner
Mike Kreidler
Mike is the incumbent Democrat running against a Republican and a Libertarian.

State Auditor
Pat McCarthy
The Jefferson County Democrats endorsed Pat, the incumbent, when she ran for election four years ago.

Eligibility for voting on endorsements requires that membership have been active as of the first of the month, or that a membership which has lapsed in the past 12 months be renewed before the meeting. If you are unsure of your membership status, please call Membership Chair John Hamilton at 360-302-0549. If your membership has recently expired and you want to renew, please renew through our website at this link:

Jefferson/Clallam County Group Virtual Phonebank with the Coordinated Campaign!

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Calling with the Coordinated Campaign is the best way to support ALL Democrats running across our state.

We target newly registered voters who did not vote in the Presidential Primary to find more Dems to turn out later in the year as well as “sporadic voting Democrats–” voters who will vote for Democrats up and down their ballot but need a reminder to get their ballots turned in. A ballot returned by these folks is a vote for Democratic candidates from Joe Biden down to our local legislative leaders.

Click HERE to join us Wednesday, June 17th at 5 PM!
Each of our events will start with a step-by-step training led by a Coordinated Campaign Regional Field Director, and we have multiple staff members on each call to assist folks individually as needed. No previous experience necessary!

After our training, join your fellow Jefferson/Clallam County Dems in a "virtual campaign office" breakout room where we can make calls together from the comfort of our living rooms.

If you have questions, please reach out to Diane Jones (360.774.3256) or Evan Koepfler (253.355.2767), Regional Field Director for the South Sound and Peninsula for more details.
We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Canvassing during Covid

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Canvassing - we need to remind Democrats to vote in August and November elections!

To do that, we need to identify Democrats. We can't knock on doors, so our State Committee Representative Diane Jones is organizing phone banks throughout our LD. She can set you up with a call list. Give Diane a call at 360-379-9193.

Jefferson County Democrats vote online to endorse eight candidates for state offices

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For the first time – but probably not for the last time – the Jefferson County Democrats met virtually May 20, 2020 through the wonders of technology to endorse eight candidates for state elected positions.

Using the “chat” function in the Zoom computer app, 40 party members voted from their homes to endorse incumbents Gov. Jay Inslee; Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands; 24th District Sen. Kevin Van de Wege; and 24th District Reps. Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman. They also endorsed Mike Pellicciotti for state treasurer and Gael Tarleton for secretary of state.

In addition, party members voted to support new state law SB 5395, which requires school districts to provide recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. And they voted to oppose signing petitions for referendums 90 and 91, which would repeal SB 5395.


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"The Washington State Democrats developed an alternative to the conventions we would have held May 3. Our Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) took part in an on-line ballot procedure to elect our Legislative District delegates to the CD caucus and state convention, where our national delegates will be elected."

"The Washington State Democrats Convention will be virtual.  "Folks should plan for the virtual convention to run from 9-5 pm on Saturday, June 13th..." 

Click on link below and scroll down the newsletter to see the list of state delegates for Biden and Sanders who were elected. Fifteen alternates will also be named soon.

24th LD Newsletter Link

Are you uninsured? Check this out!

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The Health Care Authority has created a process for Apple Health (Medicaid) applications for uninsured individuals with symptoms that could be related to the novel coronavirus. For details click on the link below!