PCOs

Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs)

Your PCO and Commissioner District representative are your representatives to the Jefferson County Democrats. You’re important to them! They want to get to know you, so please use the contact information below to connect with your PCO. We count on you to tell us what’s happening in your neighborhood and how the party can be more effective in representing the citizens of Jefferson County. You elect your PCO in the Primary Election in August of even-numbered years.

Current PCOs are listed below.  If you’re not sure what precinct you live in, you can enter your data at MyVote.org, here, or use this local precinct map. To inquire about being appointed to a vacant PCO position, contact the JCD Chair.

Go to this page to learn about the duties of our PCOs.

This page begins with charts of each district and is followed by photographs and statements from our current PCOs.

Commissioner District 1 
106 North Jacob PCO: Claire Roney
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-379-5754
700 Port Townsend This position is vacant.
701 Port Townsend PCO: Tobi McEnerney Elected, serves through December 1, 2018. 360-774-0795
702 Port Townsend PCO: Gary Engbrecht
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-301-3859
703 Port Townsend PCO:Jackie Aase
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018. .
 

360-385-6027

704 Port Townsend PCO: Trish Walat
Acting, serves until an
in-precinct PCO is
appointed, or until
December 1, 2018.
206-850-5835
705 Port Townsend This position is vacant.
706 Port Townsend PCO: Julia Cochrane
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-821-1926
707 Port Townsend This position is vacant.
708 Port Townsend PCO: Rick Doherty
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018. .
206-409-4918

 

709 Port Townsend This position is vacant.
710 Port Townsend PCO: Rebekah McGuire
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-301-3223
Commissioner District 2
104 Cape George PCO: Linda Sutton
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
 

360-643-3363

105 Discovery Bay PCO: Diane Jones
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-379-9193.
107 South Jacob PCO: Matt Sircely
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-301-3789
300 Chimacum I PCO: Kacie Starling
Appointed, serves through December 1, 2018.
301 Chimacum II PCO: John Hamilton
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018. . 
360-437-4046
303 Hadlock PCO: Wilma Hackman
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
 360-385-3002
304 Kala Point PCO: Alise Moss Vetica
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-344-2441
305 Irondale I PCO: Dayna Neeley
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-643-1463
306 Irondale II PCO: Bethel Prescott
Appointed, serves through December 1, 2018.
307 Four Corners PCO: Linda Abbott-Roe
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-379-4875
401 Nordland PCO: Martin Ivers
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-385-2083
Commissioner District 3
101 Gardiner  

This position is vacant.

 

102 Port Discovery

PCO: Al Scalf
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
 360-379-9516
103 Crocker PCO: Tom Meyer
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-301-1663
200 Coyle This position is vacant.
201 Quilcene PCO: Connie Gallant
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-765-3843
204 Brinnon PCO: Beth Stroh-Stern
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
 

425-890-0361

302 Center I PCO: Jean Ball
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-301-4415
308 Center II PCO: Juliet Parfrey
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-531-4883
500 Port Ludlow PCO: Linda Karp
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-437-0175
501 Port Ludlow I PCO: Adele Govert
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
360-437-8090
502 Port Ludlow II Gerald Lasser
Appointed, serves through December 1, 2018.
503 Port Ludlow III Jane Armstrong
Appointed, serves through December 1, 2018.
504 Port Ludlow IV Mara Mauch
Appointed, serves through December 1, 2018.
505 Port Ludlow V John Fabian
Appointed, through December 1, 2018.
360-437-7911
600 Hoh Jim Conomos
Elected, serves through December 1, 2018.
 360-374-2270
601 Queets This position is vacant.

 

CLAIRE RONEY
PCO Precinct 106 North Jacob

Claire Roney

Claire Roney

George Bush got me “off the bench”.  Since 2003 as Precinct 106’s PCO, I got to work:  making 100s of calls to voters to “Get Out the Vote” and elect Democrats, learning “the ropes” in the kitchen then taking charge of food operations for the annual Fish Feast fundraiser supporting Democratic candidates, serving on the Executive Board of the Jefferson County Democrats, chairing 4 Presidential Precinct Caucuses; representing Jefferson County as its State Committeewoman on the Washington State Democrats Central Committee; writing letters to the Editor, marching in Parades.  And doing all of this while working full time as a psychologist serving elderly and their families.  First introduced to civic responsibilities as a Girl Scout, I am reminded during this Hillary vs. Bernie Primary season of the Brownie song “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold.”

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TOBI McENERNEY
PCO Precinct 701 Port Townsend

Tobi McEnerney

Tobi McEnerney

My name is Tobi McEnerney and I’m glad to represent precinct 701. First and foremost, I am a parent to an outrageous three year old boy, who I am proud to have grown up understanding how important his active citizenry is. I am also a nearly lifelong resident of Port Townsend (I moved here in the sixth grade), I am a social worker turned entrepreneur, I studied Political Science at the UW and have a love for local politics and how they relate to our global impact.  Mostly I love my town and am interested in the younger demographic being represented on all levels of local politics. I have much to learn and I’m grateful for this opportunity to learn from local leaders as well as connect with fellow citizens.

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GARY ENGBRECHT
PCO Precinct 702 Port Townsend

Gary Engbrecht

Gary Engbrecht

Dear Neighbors,
When I was first asked to run for Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, (PCO), in 2008 it was to fill an uncontested seat in the 701st precinct (it’s now precinct 702). After two 4-year terms I’ve come to recognize the importance of this role in our election process. While I care deeply about the future of this country and our community I have been reluctant to campaign actively for one Democratic candidate over another while serving as PCO. I believe that in order to best serve the voters in this precinct it is vital for me to remain neutral and impartial in order to make sure all voices are welcomed and feel fairly represented. This year marks the first time I will be running in a contested election. I am grateful to see so many members of our community looking to take on more active roles in local politics. Thank you for allowing me to serve as PCO for precinct 702. I hope to have your continued support.

Biography
Gary Engbrecht has been an active member of this community for the past 17 years. Many know him as “The Waffle Guy” and can find him on Sunday mornings serving up delicious waffles while offering a safe and welcoming space in his home for civil community dialogue to flourish. Gary also donates his time and abilities providing audio/video equipment and services for many community gatherings and events. He is also dedicated to keeping Port Townsend clean and can be seen picking up litter and other refuse that finds it’s way onto our streets.

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JACKIE AASE
PCO Precinct 703 Port Townsend

Jackie Aase

Jackie Aase

I am running for PCO to ensure local, state, and national Democratic candidates are elected to office. I will engage citizens in my precinct and encourage them to vote. I consider myself a FDR-style progressive committed to promoting the common good and candidates who support community values.

I canvassed and called voters on behalf of Senator Bernie Sanders during the recent caucus/primary season. I support him because I believe a viable and thriving democracy depends on a level playing field without undue influence from moneyed interests. I have studied and written on the subject of money in politics on behalf of the League of Women Voters-WA. I worked with the Occupy Port Townsend Move-To-Amend Committee and JeffCo WAmend to submit petitions from constituents to the Port Townsend City Council, Jefferson Board of County Commissioners, and the legislature of WA state in support of resolutions for a constitutional amendment which distinguishes between the rights of natural persons and the privileges of corporations, preserves the power of Congress and the States to place limits on the ability of corporations and wealthy individuals to influence the outcome of elections, and to restrict the “rights” that empower corporations to deny citizens full self-governance.

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JULIA COCHRANE
PCO Precinct 706 Port Townsend

Julia Cochrane

Julia Cochrane

I am running to be your Precinct Committee Officer because I believe that Democracy requires participation. The PCO is the most local representative you have and should be accessible to hear what is important to you and engaged in working on solutions. I do not remember meeting my PCO even though I was at both the caucus and the county convention this year. I have been involved in various
initiatives and petitions over the last 30 years of living in Port Townsend, including WAmend and Carbon WA. I was also involved in the Community Rights initiative several years ago and still believe that it is important to amplify the voice of the citizenry at every level of government. And as your PCO that will be my primary focus. Listen and bring forward to the Democratic Party the voice of the grassroots. If we want to really have one person – one vote, then change starts at the bottom ranks of the party.  I will do all I can to make sure your voice is heard and your vote counts.

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RICK DOHERTY, MD
PCO Precinct 708 Port Townsend

Rick Doherty PCO 6-16

Rick Doherty

I intend to live in Port Townsend the rest of my life.

Major interest -promoting healthy nutrition and lifestyles, so as to help prevent obesity and the resultant epidemic of chronic diseases.
As an Active Member of the Jefferson County Chronic Disease Prevention Workgroup, I am currently working with Jefferson Healthcare, Jefferson County Public Health, and the developing Grant Street School Health Program to organize an integrated nutrition and health promotion program (“Conception thru Elementary”) focusing on pregnant women, their families, and especially their children through elementary school ages, so as to PREVENT obesity and other chronic diseases resulting from unhealthy nutrition and lifestyles.

I am also very interested in doing whatever I can: to increase job opportunities for young persons and families; to promote the development of affordable housing for young persons and for all individuals and families in need; to improve the school system nutritional and physical activities programs; to help increase the purchase and consumption of healthy local foods from local farms and gardens to improve the health of our general population; to promote green energy alternatives throughout our County and region.

Member – Jefferson County Democratic Party since 2015.

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REBEKAH McGUIRE
PCO Precinct 710 Port Townsend

Rebekah McGuire has been a resident of Jefferson County since 1997. She is a small business owner doing property assistance in construction and landscaping projects.

She has assisted many successful local Democratic campaigns and two presidential ones. Locally, she is committed to electing progressive candidates and battles daily with her national political apathy.

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LINDA SUTTON
PCO candidate Precinct 104 Cape George

Linda Sutton

Linda Sutton

As PCO, I will act as the liaison between our JeffCoDems and our community of Cape George where I have lived for more than five years. My work will include registering new residents, identifying likely Democratic voters, and reminding people about elections. Social networking is a critical communication tool I will use to connect Democrats so that our concerns are more forcefully heard.

Endorsed by Peter Downey (incumbent PCO), Kate Franco, Steve Mitchel, Kitty Rucker, Robin Scherting,

I have been a primary organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders in Jefferson County hosting 39 events and am administrator of the Jefferson County group and the Olympic Peninsula Facebook page.

Previous political activities:Initiatives 735 and 1329 ; organizing opposition to salmon net pens, 6 regional forums on single payer healthcare (CA), conference opposing charter schools/privatization of public education (CA).; editor of Protect Our Peninsula Facebook page (electronic warfare range issue).

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KACIE STARLING
PCO Precinct 300 Chimacum I

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WILMA HACKMAN
PCO Precinct 303 Hadlock

Wilma Hackman

Wilma Hackman

Professional Experience:
Retired in 2015 after fourteen years coordinating the provision of volunteer services and loaned medical equipment at ECHHO.
Many years additional experience in the fields of education and public utilities.

Education:
BA in sociology, University of Washington, 1972
MA in education, University of Puget Sound, 1993

Community Service:
Active volunteer in environmental organizations including Wild Olympic Salmon, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Dungeness River Center, and NOSC, as well as occasional involvement in support of the homeless.

Statement
I have been a resident of Hadlock since 1987. Throughout these years, I have expressed my progressive values in action as an employee and/or a volunteer in Olympic Peninsula schools and environmental and community service organizations. Those who know me from Wild Olympic Salmon, Port Townsend Marine Science Center or ECHHO know that I am a person who is willing to work to do whatever needs to be done. Now I will work to represent Precinct 303 in the Jefferson County Democratic Party.

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ALISE MOSS VETICA, MBA-MHM
PCO Precinct 304 Kala Point

Alise Moss Vetica Photo

Alise Moss Vetica

My name is Alise and I am a lifelong Democrat. I have worked progressively in three states (FL, NV, and WA), for the progression and betterment of the Democrat Party. For over three decades, I have used my Healthcare profession to advocate democrat issues and be a strong voice and leader on all social justice issues, especially Insurance and Healthcare Reform.

I have knocked on doors, phone banked, registered voters, entered data, managed a campaign, created and secured signatures on petitions, done voter persuasion, grassroots lobbying, and used social media to support and uphold the Democrat Party platform to elected officials and citizens.

I am excited and honored to be a PCO, and will use my time, talents and energy to keep Kala voters informed, engaged, and energized to help grow our party and elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

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MATT WOODWARD
PCO Precinct 306 Irondale II

Matt Woodward

Matt Woodward

When I moved from the Seattle area to Port Hadlock in 2014 I was immediately struck by the area’s incredibly strong sense of community. From the numerous local service organizations, to witnessing daily examples of neighbors helping neighbors, I consider myself incredibly fortunate to live in such an especially generous place.

I am a life-long progressive Democrat who believes strongly in preserving the natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, universal health care, a living minimum wage, getting money out of politics, and above all that everyone has the fundamental right to be treated with dignity and respect.

As local politics often has the most direct impact on citizens’ everyday lives, I am honored and proud to serve as PCO for Precinct 306 and look to increase my involvement with the Democratic Party and contribute more to this amazing community.

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AL SCALF
PCO Precinct 102 Port Discovery

Al Scalf

Al Scalf

Al Scalf
222 Aerie Lane,
Port Townsend, WA
360-301-9871
salal@olympus.net

Growing up in Chimacum Valley fostered my interest in issues that are of concern to rural areas and country living. After graduating from Chimacum High School I attended Western Washington University and served in the Air Force and Air National Guard, before returning to live on Eaglemount. I raised my family in the Discovery Bay and Port Townsend communities, and spent 25 years working for Jefferson County in comprehensive planning, land use and public works, before retiring in 2011. I currently volunteer with COAST Winter Shelter, First Baptist Church of Port Townsend and North Olympic Salmon Coalition.

I hope to highlight the difference in the experiences of people living in rural areas of Jefferson County, and how that informs the issues we include in the party platform. I enjoy engaging my neighbors and community members in discussing our common interests and priorities, and hope to translate this into making sure the party represents the interests of all people.

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TOM MEYER
PCO Precinct 103 Crocker

Tom Meyer

I am a retired U.S. Coast Guard Officer and have a Master’s  in  Public Administration. I have lived in Quilcene for 16 years. I have been a PCO and District 3 Representative for a little over 2 years, serving on the Executive Board,  canvassing precincts, helping with campaigns, GOTV efforts, and working as an election observer. During the last election process I was the Caucus Jurisdiction Coordinator / Chair of the committee that organized and provided training for the caucuses. I was the Area Coordinator for the Quilcene caucuses.

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LINDA KARP
PCO Precinct 500 Port Ludlow

Bio: 

  • Former pre-school, middle school teacher
  • Born and raised in Texas
  • Lived in Port Ludlow 13 years
  • PCO, pct.500, for 10 years
  • PL Voice Staff

Contact: email- georgekarp@aol.com,
(360) 437-0175 home
(360) 301-0657- cell

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ADELE GOVERT
PCO Precinct 501 Port Ludlow 1

Adele Govert

Adele Govert

I’ve lived in Port Ludlow for 15 years. My husband, Dean Morgan, and I moved from Edmonds realizing that his was a great place to retire. Jefferson County is a vibrant rural County. Since moving to Port Ludlow I’ve been a Board member of my Home Owner Association (LMC). I’ve also been a board member on the Port Ludlow Village Council which has the responsibility to interface with the County Government. I have served as PCO for Precinct 501 for 10 years and have served on the Executive Board of the Jefferson County Democrats as District 3 Representative.

Mission Statement:
I have a proven record of helping qualified County, State and National Democrats get elected. I encourage all the residents of my Precinct (501) and all of Port Ludlow to become involved in our community and promote Democratic values.

“All politics is local.”

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JOHN FABIAN
PCO Precinct 505 Port Ludlow 1
I have lived in Jefferson County since 1998. I have been an elected PCO, District 3 Committeeman, and Acting Chair of JCD. I support Democratic candidates at all levels. I have knocked on doors with County Commissioner candidates, made many hundreds of GOTV phone calls, and been an active participant in JCD events including meetings, Fish Feast, Fun with Dems, and Dine with Dems. I have hosted fund raisers for Jay Inslee, Derek Kilmer, and Peter Goldmark. I am not a huge fan of obstructionist politics at the local level.