2016 General Election Endorsements and Approvals

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Updated 2016 Endorsements and Approvals are here!

General election ballots come out a month from today, and we have our endorsements and approvals ready to help you fill out your ballot! Following filing week in May, we reached out to all non-Republican candidates and conducted extensive interviews with those interested in our endorsement. All endorsements/approvals were voted on by our membership at the June general meeting (early endorsements were conducted at our March and April meetings), August special meeting at our annual picnic, or September general meeting.

Endorsed Measures:

Initiative 1433

Initiative 1491

Initiative 1501

Initiative 732

Initiative 735

Advisory Vote No. 14 (Maintain)

Advisory Vote No. 15 (Maintain)

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8210 (Approve)

Endorsed Candidates:

President of the United States – Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senator – Patty Murray

6th CD Representative – Derek Kilmer

Governor – Jay Inslee

Secretary of State – Tina Podlodowski

Lt. Governor – Cyrus Habib

State Auditor – Pat McCarthy

Attorney General – Bob Ferguson

Commissioner of Public Lands – Hilary Franz

Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler

23rd LD State Senator – Christine Rolfes

23rd LD State Rep. Pos. 1 – Sherry Appleton

23rd LD State Rep. Pos. 2 – Drew Hansen

26th LD State Rep. Pos. 1 – Larry Seaquist

26th LD State Rep. Pos. 2 – Randy Spitzer

35th LD State Rep. Pos. 1 – Irene Bowling

35th LD State Rep. Pos. 2 – Craig Patti

Supreme Court Justice Pos. 1 – Mary Yu

Supreme Court Justice Pos. 5 – Barbara Madsen

Supreme Court Justice Pos. 6 – Charlie Wiggins

Kitsap County Superior Court Pos. 5 – Jeffrey Bassett

Kitsap County Commissioner Dist. 1 – Rob Gelder

Kitsap County Commissioner Dist. 2 – Charlotte Garrido

PUD Commissioner Dist. 1 – Debra Lester

Approved Candidates:

Superintendent of Public Instruction – Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal

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Join us for a volunteer convention on Sunday!

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Want to get involved? Come to our volunteer convention this Sunday!

The general election is less than 8 weeks away and we need your help electing Democrats up and down the ticket! Join us for a volunteer convention this Sunday and learn about our campaign strategy, how you can help, and sign up for upcoming volunteer shifts. Bring a friend, family member, neighbor, or anyone else who you think would like to get involved!

Sunday, September 18

10:00 am 

KCDCC Office

9435 Provost Rd NW, Silverdale

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. If you are able to attend, let organizer Hanna know at (806) 584-8109 or hanna@wavictory16.org.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

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Our 2016 Endorsements and Approvals

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Our 2016 Endorsements and Approvals are in!

Primary ballots come out in a little over a week, and we have our endorsements and approvals ready to help you fill out your ballot! Following filing week in May, we reached out to all non-Republican candidates and conducted extensive interviews with those interested in our endorsement. All endorsements/approvals were voted on by our membership at the June general meeting (early endorsements were conducted at our March and April meetings). Please note: additional endorsements/approvals may be made after the primary for the general election.

Endorsed Candidates:

U.S. Senator – Patty Murray

6th CD Representative – Derek Kilmer

Governor – Jay Inslee

Secretary of State – Tina Podlodowski

Attorney General – Bob Ferguson

Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler

23rd LD State Senator – Christine Rolfes

23rd LD State Rep. Pos. 1 – Sherry Appleton

23rd LD State Rep. Pos. 2 – Drew Hansen

26th LD State Rep. Pos. 1 – Larry Seaquist

26th LD State Rep. Pos. 2 – Randy Spitzer

35th LD State Rep. Pos. 1 – Irene Bowling

35th LD State Rep. Pos. 2 – Craig Patti

Supreme Court Justice Pos. 1 – Mary Yu

Supreme Court Justice Pos. 5 – Barbara Madsen

Supreme Court Justice Pos. 6 – Charlie Wiggins

Kitsap County Superior Court Pos. 5 – Jeffrey Bassett

Kitsap County Commissioner Dist. 1 – Rob Gelder

Approved Candidates:

Lt. Governor – Cyrus Habib

State Treasurer – John Comerford and Alec Fisken

State Auditor – Jeff Sprung and Pat McCarthy

Commissioner of Public Lands – Hilary Franz, Karen Porterfield, Dave Upthegrove, and Mary Verner

Superintendent of Public Instruction – no action at this time

Kitsap County Commissioner Dist. 2 – Charlotte Garrido

PUD Commissioner Dist. 1 – Rusty Grable and Debra Lester

For questions about our endorsement process, email vicechair@kitsapdemocrats.com.

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