Menu
Sign up for our Newsletter!

    Sent via email once per month.

ELECTION DAY – Re: Fire District Annexation – Feb. 12, 2019

150 150

In February 2019, area residents will be asked to vote on a measure to annex the City of Port Townsend into Jefferson County Fire Protection District #1 (EJFR). If approved, this measure will merge the geographic area of Port Townsend and it's residents into the service area of District #1.

The ballot measure will be presented to both city residents and residents of the unincorported area of District #1. In order for the measure to pass, both constituencies must approve it by 50% plus one.

For more details see this post on the East Jefferson Fire and Rescue website: http://www.ejfr.org/AnnexationInformation.php

ELECTION DAY – Re: Port Townsend School Levies – Feb. 12, 2019

150 150

Photo by PTLeader

The Port Townsend school levy vote is coming up in February 2019. Check out this webpage for detailed information regarding levies for the Port Townsend School District. (Photo by PTLeader)

http://www.ptschools.org/levy

CNN: Nancy Pelosi elected House speaker, reclaims gavel to lead Democrats’ new majority

150 150

Washington (CNN) - Nancy Pelosi was officially elected the new House speaker on Thursday in a majority vote by the House of Representatives on the first day of the 116th Congress.She defeated the Republican nominee Kevin McCarthy, winning 220 votes. McCarthy becomes the House minority leader. As House speaker, Pelosi will regularly face off against President Donald Trump and will preside over an emboldened and energized Democratic majority that is poised to launch aggressive oversight of the President and his administration. To read more click on the following link

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/politics/nancy-pelosi-house-speaker-vote-new-congress/index.html

Washington Post: House Democrats’ 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

150 150

[caption id="attachment_7670" align="alignleft" width="299"] (Photo from CBS News)[/caption] WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package that would limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-1st-bill-targets-big-donors-voting-access/2018/11/30/8562c098-f48f-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?utm_term=.93c64d41ad5a

Cantwell’s Earthquake Resilience Bill Signed into Law Legislation helps states prepare for earthquakes, improve early warning systems

150 150

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) earthquake resilience bill has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. Senator Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act (NEHRP) to modernize safety programs and help states prepare for and respond to earthquakes, as well as provide important resources to improve earthquake early warning, monitoring, and research. 

Click on the following link for more details: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/-cantwells-earthquake-resilience-bill-signed-into-law

Swearing in ceremony at Jefferson County Courthouse!

150 150

CONGRATULATIONS! The photo above is from the swearing in ceremony at the Jefferson County Courthouse for officials elected in Nov. 2018. Left to right they are: Jeff Chapman (assessor), Rose Ann Carroll (auditor), James Kennedy (prosecutor), Greg Brotherton (county commissioner), Ruth Gordon (clerk), Joe Nole (sheriff), Dan Toepper (P.U.D. commissioner) and Stacie Prada (treasurer). (Photo by Jean Ball)

JEFFCO DEMS HOLIDAY PARTY!

150 150

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Jefferson County Democrats will have a Holiday Party on Thursday, Jan 3, at The Timberhouse in Quilcene.  Happy Hour will start at 5 pm with dinner to start at 6 pm.  At the door you will be given a name-tag and a place card.  Leave your place card where you would like to sit then visit the bar for a beverage and conversation with your fellow Democrats.
If you plan to attend, we will definitely need an RSVP and your menu selection no later than Dec. 20. -
Click here for the menu and more information about how to RSVP.
-

FYI: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Comment Period re: Growler Jets – Dec. 19

150 150

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a public meeting to receive comments on the effects to historic properties from the increase of aircraft, including the EA-18A Growler, and aircraft operations and development of support facilities at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington.

The public meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST on December 19, 2018, location still to be determined. Click on link below for more details.

https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-invites-public-comment-effects-historic-district-due-growler-expansion-naval-air-station?fbclid=IwAR0LcwEDW8LNpffGzxqHngZZEO0D56ONBLT3mpLT_4WNMukoKya1-NB8Pmo