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• 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).

Endorsement Meeting Results

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Jefferson County Democrats members overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent State Representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman for re-election in 2018. With about 25% of our members in attendance, the November 29 membership meeting voted in favor of the motion to endorse, as each candidate received more than 90% of the endorsement votes. We join the Clallam County Democrats, Gray’s Harbor County Democrats, and the 24th LD Democrats in endorsing the re-election of our 24th Legislative District representatives. [caption id="attachment_5856" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rep. Mike Chapman speaks to JCD members.[/caption] This meeting represented both our November and December membership meetings, so that no formal membership meeting will be scheduled during the month of December. *Resolutions to be read before the membership. Several resolutions were voted on at our November 29th meeting. At least one new resolution will be read before the membership. Click here to visit our Resolutions page and view results.

Endorsements Meeting

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Next Membership Meeting: Wednesday, November 29th at 6:00pm Location: Chimacum High School Auditorium, 91 W Valley Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325

This meeting will represent both our November and December membership meetings, so that no formal membership meeting will be scheduled during the month of December.   We will be considering endorsement of Representatives Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger. The board is recommending early endorsement of our incumbent Democratic representatives.   *Resolutions to be read before the membership. Several resolutions that were read to the membership  at our October meeting will be voted on at our November 29th meeting.  At least one new resolution will be read before the membership. Click here to visit our Resolutions page. Click here to visit Jefferson County Auditor’s voters guide on Measures. Click here to visit JC Auditor’s webpage voters guide on Local Candidates.

Bob Ferguson at JCD’s 23rd Annual Fish Feast!

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We welcomed Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson as our keynote speaker. Bob's work fighting the current administration's travel ban put him front and center as a hero for humane immigration policies and fair treatment under the law.

Also attending were Congressman Derek Kilmer, State Senator Kevin Van de Wege, State Representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman, Washington State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski, and many of our local elected representatives.

Delicious food was served: salmon from Key City Fish barbecued by Larry Dennison, shellfish courtesy of Taylor Shellfish, PT Brewing Co’s best beers, Pane d’Amore rolls, Greens & Veggies from local farms, Wine from the Wine Cellar, and scrumptious cake!

Thank you to all volunteers!