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Update re: Meals @ Democrats Deliver Event

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Update for Democrats Deliver ticket holders:
We have just learned that we may not be able to increase our catering order to accommodate everyone who bought tickets after our August 20 deadline.  We hope to have good news for you tomorrow. 
Please arrive no later than 2:30 pm to line up for a meal.  Please stop at the box office to get a wristband before lining up - we will be asking people to line up in two lines, based on the color of their wristband.   The two lines will be for those who bought tickets before the August 20 deadline,  and those who bought tickets after.  (Your position in your line will be first come, first served.)
If you are not sure when you made your ticket purchase, please contact Deborah Pedersen, 360-385-5147 before Sunday!
Watch for more messages from this address both about food availability and about what you'll need to know on Sunday about parking, time-table, etc.  Stay tuned!

JCD Fundraiser Feast SUNDAY 8/27

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JCD Annual Fundraiser Feast

August 27, 2023 from 2 PM to 6 PM
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Port Townsend
Erickson Building and Arts Building
Come join your fellow Democrats for food, drink, interesting conversation, and speeches from some of our great State and Local elected officials.

This event is a fundraiser to help us carry on our work electing Democrats in Jefferson County and beyond. Ticket price is $60 per person.

Doors will open at 2 PM and the bar in the Arts Building will also open then. Food service begins at 2:30 in the Arts Building. Speeches begin at 4 PM in the Erickson Building.
Confirmed speakers include:
Bob Ferguson, candidate for Governor
Nick Brown, candidate for Attorney General
Kevin Van de Wege, candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands
Dave Upthegrove, candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands
Mike Chapman, candidate for State Senate, 24th Legislative District
Steve Tharinger, candidate for Representative, 24th Legislative District

We expect more confirmations from additional speakers in the coming days.

We will not be serving salmon this year. The kitchen at the Erickson Building that we have used in the past is now being used by Jefferson Health as they renovate their own kitchen. Instead we will have several choices prepared by Mo-Chilli BBQ. Choices include beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and a jack fruit vegetarian dish. You will be able to make your meal choice when you buy your ticket.

Here is a link to buy tickets and make meal choices. If you buy your ticket by August 19 you are assured of getting your meal choice. If you buy after the 19th you might have to settle for a different choice.
JCD Fundraiser Tickets
and Meal Choice

This link takes you to Brown Paper Tickets and includes several steps:
 - Choose the number and type of tickets, then select "Add to Cart"
 - Confirm choices and select "Check Out Now"
 - Make meal choices for each person, then select "Next"
 - Finalize and pay

Any questions?  Deborah Pedersen is handling ticket sales.  Call her at 360-385-5147 or write to .

EJFR Presentation & Central Committee Meeting 1/19 6pm

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Our January membership program will include a presentation from East Jefferson Fire and Rescue Chief Bret Black, followed by Q&A. Chief Black will describe the critical services that EJFR provides to our community, and will outline the severe staffing and funding challenges that they face.

Joining Chief Black for the Q&A will be Deborah Stinson, EJFR Commissioner, and Caton White, member of the EJFR union Local 2032.

The program will be immediately followed by a JeffCo Dems Central Committee (PCOs) Business Meeting.

The meeting will be held Thursday, January 19th from 6pm-8:30 pm at the Tri Area Community Center, 10 W Valley Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325

New PCOs

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New precinct committee officers begin their two-year terms

JCD's new precinct committee officers , elected in the Aug. 2, 2022, primary election, began their two-year terms on Dec. 1 in newly drawn and -numbered precincts. They will serve until Nov. 30, 2024.

They're all listed here on the JCD website.

Reorganization Meeting

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JCD PCOs, members elect new officers to two-year terms

The Jefferson County Democrats elected new officers for two-year terms at a reorganization meeting on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Re-elected were Marty Gilmore, chair; Claire Roney, state committee representative; Martin Ivers, treasurer; Thomas Kuykendall, District 2 representative; and Tom Meyer, District 3 representative.

Also elected were Jean Ball, vice chair; Marty Gilmore, state committee representative; John Collins, District 1 representative; Libby Wennstrom, District 1 representative; Diane Jones, District 2 representative; and Jean Ball, District 3 representative. 

There were no candidates for secretary. The position will be filled temporarily for each future meeting until a candidate is elected to the position. 

Thank you to all members and precinct committee officers who attended the meeting. Thank you to all board members who served during the past two years. 


JCD Reorganization Meeting

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‘We the People’ starts at the grassroots! Jefferson County Democrats and Central Committee Reorganization Meeting 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 Blue Heron Middle School, Port Townsend Local Democratic parties…

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JCD Reorg Meeting Dec. 11

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Jefferson County Democrats Reorganization Meeting

Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m.

Blue Heron Middle School, Port Townsend

Local Democratic parties are required to reorganize every two years. This year, the Jefferson County Democrats will reorganize on Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m. at the Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend.

This meeting will be in-person, and masks will be required at all times except when speaking at a microphone.
The meeting will have three election segments:
  • New and returning Precinct Committee Officers will elect a Chair, Vice Chair, and two State Committee Representatives. Although only PCOs are eligible to vote for these officers, any member can nominate or stand for these positions.
  • All members will elect a Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Members of each county commissioner district will meet in separate rooms and will elect two District Representatives from each commissioner district.

Committee Chair positions are also vacant. They will be filled after the reorganization meeting.

All Democrats are welcome! JCD membership is not required to attend, although membership is required to vote. You can check your membership status at
If you want to nominate yourself for any position, or if you have questions, please contact us at
Meeting details will follow.

JCD ad in Nov. 2 Port Townsend Leader

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[caption id="attachment_13119" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] General election ad published Nov. 2, 2022, in the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader[/caption]

'Your voice is your vote,' says Nov. 2 election ad in The Leader

The Jefferson County Democrats published its third ad promoting the Nov. 8 general election in the Nov. 2 Port Townsend Leader & Jefferson County Leader. 

For a list of all candidates endorsed by the Jefferson County Democrats, visit its Endorsements page. The list includes links to candidate websites or their statements in the Washington State Voters’ Guide.

Oct. 26 Endorsement Ad

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Support Choice and Democracy by Nov. 8

[caption id="attachment_13104" align="alignright" width="512"] Our endorsement ad in the Oct. 26 edition of The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.[/caption]

Our endorsement ad in the Oct. 26 edition of The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

Visit our Endorsements page for a separate list of our endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election. Here's a downloadable, shareable, and printable PDF of the ad.

The Oct. 26 Leader also includes a Special Election Focus with articles on candidates for 24th Legislative District representatives, Jefferson County sheriff, and Jefferson County commissioner.

Another Endorsement Ad

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[caption id="attachment_13087" align="alignright" width="506"] Endorsement ad published by three Democratic Party organizations in the Oct. 22 Peninsula Daily News.[/caption]

Three Democratic Party organizations publish endorsement ad in Peninsula Daily News

This endorsement ad is appearing Saturday, Oct. 22, on Page 3 of the Peninsula Daily News, published jointly by the Jefferson County Democrats, Clallam County Democrats, and 24th LD Democrats.

The newspaper also includes a special Voters Guide with articles on candidates for 24th Legislative District representatives, Jefferson County sheriff, Jefferson County commissioner, and other positions.