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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
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
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).
1A on NPR - interview of the DNC Chair Tom Perez - https://the1a.org/shows/2018-03-21/dnc-chair-tom-perez-takes-your-questions
Our 2108 County Convention will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Worden. There is a special page for information about the convention, on the menu above. Or you can click here to reach that page.
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.
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! https://www.thenation.com/article/meet-bob-ferguson-the-washington-state-attorney-general-who-shut-down-trumps-muslim-ban/