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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We need your help at our campaign office!

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Help staff our campaign office through November!

Our campaign office will soon be open 7 days a week and we need your help staffing it! If you’re interested in getting more involved, we are searching for volunteers who can fill recurring time slots every week at our office. The time slots are as follows:


12:00 – 3:00 pm

3:00 – 6:00 pm

Monday – Saturday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 – 3:00 pm

3:00 – 6:00 pm

6:00 – 9:00 pm

If you’re interested in helping staff our office, email Vice Chair Jeff Wiley at vicechair@kitsapdemocrats.com.

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Congratulations to 6th CD National Delegates!

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Congratulations to all 6th CD national delegates!

Congratulations to the 4 men and 3 women who were elected to represent the 6th Congressional District (CD) at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July, especially those from Kitsap County!

Bernie Sanders Delegates:

Arne Nelson – 23rd LD
Jeffrey Engels – 24th LD
Jessica Hernandez – 24th LD
Susan Wilmot – 23rd LD
Victor Rhett – 26th LD

Hillary Clinton Delegates:

Julie Johnson – 24th LD
Matthew Wohlford – 23rd LD

If you were not elected at the CD Caucus and are still interested in running for national delegate, the remaining pledged delegates (25 for Sanders and 9 for Clinton) will be elected at the State Convention on June 19. Anyone who would like to run must submit a the statement of candidacy form by June 10 at 5:00 pm.

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