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VOTERS: For your ballot to count, it must be returned or postmarked BY ELECTION DAY - AUGUST 7, 2018. The date of election is at the top of your ballot and on your return envelope. A. Deposit it in an official ballot drop box NO LATER THAN 8:00 p.m. Election Night; OR... B. Return it via US Postal Service; It must be postmarked NO LATER THAN Election Day. If you mail it on Election Day we suggest you take it in and ask them to hand stamp it, otherwise the date on the envelope may be the next day and considered too late; OR... C. Return it to the county Auditor's Office at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend, WA NO LATER THAN 8:00 p.m. Election Night. ELECTION NIGHT - August 7, 2018 Primary - TODAY! Contact Jefferson County immediately if you do not receive it or need a replacement. • Elections, Betty Johnson: 360-385-9117, • Voter Registration, Sandi Eldridge: 360-385-9119, • Election / Voter Registration,

• Why Stop Now? LET’S GET OUT THE VOTE! Election Day is right around the corner August 7, 2018!

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We need you to

VOTE by August 7!

Primary ballots have been mailed!


  • If you vote in County District 3, four candidates for County Commissioner (including three Democrats) are contesting this primary and the top two candidates will go on to the November ballot.
  • Democratic Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) candidates are contesting this position in 21 precincts in the county. If you vote in one of the contested precincts, the winner of this election is decided in August.

READ MORE - for details related to Ballots, Precincts & Voters' Guides!



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Jefferson County Democrats


24th Annual Fish Feast!

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Jefferson County Fairgrounds – Erickson Building 4907 Landes St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Doors open for Bar & Socializing 4 pm | Dinner at 5:30 pm | Speakers 6 pm

The Fish Feast is our major fundraiser of the year! Your ticket contributions support the important work we do to elect Democrats. It's also a great time to see friends so JOIN US! ENJOY A GREAT PARTY! Salmon from Key City Fish, BBQ by Dos Okies' famous Larry Dennison, shellfish courtesy of Taylor Shellfish, Port Townsend Brewing Company's best beers, Pane d’Amore rolls, greens & veggies from local farms, wine from the Wine Cellar, and scrumptious cake!
SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL has committed to our annual fundraiser with her financial sponsorship of a table for 20 Young Democrats! She sends her greetings to Jefferson County Democrats and wishes she could join us. Duty calls. There is no August recess for the US Senate, but she wants everyone to have a great fundraiser!
[caption id="attachment_6332" align="alignleft" width="300"] Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz[/caption] Elected in 2016 she protects and manages nearly six million acres of public lands in WA State - from coastal waters and aquatic reserves to working forests and farms to natural and recreation areas. Hilary is committed to ensure that our public lands thrive and remain bountiful, both today and for future generations. She invested in carbon sequestration, clean energy and prioritized investments in our rural communities to spark economic opportunities.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE NOEL FRAME, 36th LD, Seattle & Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee will tell us about her work on behalf of labor, unions, small business and tax reform with a focus on the business and occupation tax: "Small businesses have been left holding the bag." Noel is a committed Democrat who is listed in the 2018 Progressive Voters Guide and previously served as the WA State Director of Progressive Majority.
STATE REPRESENTATIVES MIKE CHAPMAN & STEVE THARINGER, 24th LD will speak and WA STATE DEMOCRATS CHAIR TINA PODLODOWSKI will tell us about “Rise and Organize”- running and winning“in every race in every place!”

One dollar of each ticket is donated to the Jefferson County Fair Board to help them serve our Community.

Marty Gilmore, JCD Chair | Claire Roney, Fish Feast Organizer | Our Wonderful Fish Feast Volunteers

JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS P. O. Box 85 Port Townsend, WA 98368 | (360) 379-5655 |

• Have Fun, See Friends & Raise Money for Democratic Causes & Candidates! Join us at the 24TH ANNUAL FISH FEAST 2018!

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Jefferson County Democrats present

"All Hands on Deck"


Fundraiser tickets are now available online or at the door! JOIN US!

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Jefferson County Fairgrounds - Erickson Building 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend, WA

Ticket Price: $50

Doors open for Bar & Socializing 4 pm | Dinner at 5:30 pm | Speakers 6 pm

READ MORE - for details related to the menu, speakers and contacts.


• Next Membership Meeting – June 26

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June 26 Member meeting

Jefferson County Democrats will meet at 6 PM Tuesday June 26 at the Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend Program Scholarship presentations - Phil Johnson Environmental Scholarship Candidate short speeches - PUD Candidates (non-partisan) Candidate short speeches - District Court Judge (non-partisan) Extended Break - 30 minutes All local candidates, partisan and non-partisan, endorsed and non-endorsed, will have the opportunity to set up campaign tables and answer questions from those attending the meeting. Business meeting - major agenda items Approve minutes from May 29 meeting Approve data policy - Board approved June 12 Endorsement votes - -partisan - Ruth Gordon, County Clerk - Joe Nole, County Sheriff - Stacie Prada, County Treasurer - Rose Ann Carroll, County Auditor - Jeff Chapman, County Assessor Endorsement votes - non-partisan - Sheryl McCloud, State Supreme Court - Susan Owen, State Supreme Court - Rebecca Glascow, Appeals Court Judge, Division 2 District 2

• FYI: The League of Women Voters is Hosting a CANDIDATE FORUM ON June 27 for Legislative District 24!

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The League of Women Voters will be hosting a Public Forum for Legislative District 24 on June 27th, 7-9 p.m. Port Townsend Community Center.   620 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368


State Representative Pos. 1: Mike Chapman, Democrat Incumbent Jodi Wilkes, Republican Opponent

State Representative Pos. 2: Steve Tharinger, Democrat Incumbent Jim McIntyre, Republican Opponent

• Next Membership Meeting ~ 04/24/18

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 6:00-7:00 Program, 7:00-8:00 Business Meeting Port Ludlow Beach Club 121 Marina View Dr, Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Program: Economic Development Forum Panelists: County Commissioner Kate Dean, Port of PT Director Sam Gibboney, JC Economic Development Council Director Brian Huh, Port Townsend Mayor Deborah Stinson Panelists will share their years of in-the-trenches knowledge and efforts to bring job opportunities to Jefferson County, presenting remarks regarding where we are on the economic development scene and strategies for addressing current and future job opportunities. Q&A follows.

• Don’t Miss This IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Finance Committee Members Marty Gilmore and James Thomson

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The JCD Finance Committee has performed a review of JCD accounts for 2017. The accounts are in order. Minor and unintentional reporting errors were identified and have been corrected. Procedures and documentation have been improved for 2018 in order to avoid similar minor reporting errors this year. Submitted: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:13:30 AM PDT

• Congratulations to Members of Our Elected Delegation!

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We had a productive convention on March 24th, with 111 registered Jefferson County voters in attendance. Elected to represent LD-24 at the State Democratic Convention (Wenatchee, June 15-16) are: David Griffiths, Linda Brewster, Alise Moss-Vetica, and George Yount (alternate).