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2017 General Election Endorsements

Our 2017 Endorsed Candidates

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KING COUNTY  
COURT OF APPEALS  
Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1, Judge Pos. #5  Michael S. Spearman
Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1, Judge Pos. #5   David Mann
   
COUNTY  
King County Executive Dow Constantine
King County Sheriff John Urquhart
King County Council Dist.#1 Rod Dembowski
Port of Seattle Commissioner Pos.#1 Ryan Calkins
Port of Seattle Commissioner Pos.#1 John Creighton
Port of Seattle Commissioner Pos.#3 Ahmed Abdi
Port of Seattle Commissioner Pos.#3 Stephanie Bowman
Port of Seattle Commissioner Pos.#4 Peter Steinbrueck
   
CITY OF SEATTLE  
Seattle Mayor Cary Moon
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes
Seattle Council Pos.#8 Teresa Mosqueda
Seattle Council Pos.#9 Pat Murakami
Seattle School Dist.1, Director Dist.#4 Eden Mack
Seattle School Dist.1, Director Dist.#5 Zachary Pullin DeWolf
Seattle School Dist.1, Director Dist.#7 Betty Patu
   
CITY OF SHORELINE  
Shoreline Council Pos #1 Jin-Ah Kim
Shoreline Council Pos.#5 Carolyn Ahlgreen
Shoreline Council Pos.#5 Susan Chang
Shoreline Council Pos.#7 Christopher Roberts
Shoreline School Dist.412, Director Dist.#2 Heather Fralick
   
   
SNOHOMISH COUNTY  
CITY OF EDMONDS  
Edmonds Council Pos.#1 Joshua Thompson 
Edmonds Council Pos.#1 Kristiana Johnson
Edmonds Council Pos.#2 Mike Nelson 
Edmonds Council Pos.#3 Adrienne Fraley-Monillas 
Edmonds Municipal Court #1 Linda Coburn
Port of Edmonds Commissioner Dist.#1 Angela Harris
Port of Edmonds Commissioner Dist.#3 Lora Petso
Port of Edmonds Commissioner At-Large Susan Paine
Edmonds School District 15, Director Dist.#2 Mitchell Below
Edmonds School District 15, Director Dist.#4 Cathy Baylor 
Edmonds School District 15, Director Dist.#4 Deborah Kilgore
   
CITY OF LYNNWOOD  
   Lynnwood Mayor George Hurst 
     Lynnwood Council Pos.#1 Van AuBuchon
    Lynnwood Council Pos.#2 Ian Cotton 
     Lynnwood Council Pos.#3 Rosamaria Graziani
   
CITY OF MOUNTLAKE TERRACE  
Mountlake Terrace Council Pos.#4 Kyoko Matsumoto Wright
   
WASHINGTON STATE  
Advisory Vote No. 16 ESHB 1597 Maintain
Advisory Vote No. 17 EHB 2163 Maintain
Advisory Vote No. 18 EHB 2242 Maintain

 

 

 

2016 General Election Results

We are disappointed with the outcome of the Presidential election, but Washington State did its part.  State-wide and locally we held our own. King County had a turnout rate of 81%, and Snohomish County had a turn out rate of 78.97%% …well outpacing the nation. Below are the results of the 2016 general election.

The 32nd Democrats endorsed candidates and measures are highlighted in bold.

Federal Office

Patty Murray, U.S. Senator

Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative Dist. 7

State Office

Jay Inslee, Governor

Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State

Duane Davidson, Washington State Treasurer

Pat McCarthy, State Auditor

Bob Ferguson, State Attorney General

Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands

Chris Reykdal, Supt. of Public Instruction

Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner

Mary Yu, State Supreme Court Justice Pos. 1

Barbara Madsen, Supreme Court Justice Pos. 5

Charlie Wiggins, Supreme Court Justice Pos. 6

State Legislature

Cindy Ryu State Representative, Pos. 1

Ruth Kagi, State Representative, Pos. 2

King County Court

Nicole Gaines-Phelps, Superior Court Pos. 14

David Keenan, Superior Court Pos. 26

Johana Bender, Superior Court Pos. 28

Helen Halpert, Superior Court Pos. 31

Steve Rosen, Superior Court Pos. 33

John McHale, Superion Court Pos. 43

Cathy Moore, Superior Court Pos. 44

Kristen Richardson, Superior Court Pos. 52

Mariane Spearman, Superior Court Pos. 53

Lisa Paglisotti, West District Pos. 1

Gregg Hirakawa, West District Pos. 4

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge

Cindy Larsen Position 3

Measures

State and Regional

I-732 – Tax on Carbon- NO

I-735 – Overturn of Citizens United Decision – YES

I-1433 – Minimum Wage – YES

I-1491 – Extreme Protection Orders – YES

I-1464 concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists – NO

I-1501 – Penalties for Crimes against Vulnerable

Individuals – YES

Advisory Vote No. 14 – Repealed

Advisory Vote No. 15 – Repealed

SJR No. 8210 – Deadline for redistricting – Approved

Sound Transit Prop. 1 – YES

Local (County /City)

King County

Charter Amendment No. 1 – YES

Nonpartisan Prosecuting Attorney

Charter Amendment No. 2 – YES

Gender-Neutral Language

Seattle Initiative 124 – YES

Initiative 124 concerns health, safety, and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.

Snohomish County

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 1 – APPROVED

Commission on Human Rights

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 2 – APPROVED

Establishing Office of Public Advocate 

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 3 – APPROVED

County Policy on Nondiscrimination

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 4 – REJECTED

Revising Hearing Examiner System and Appeals

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 5 – APPROVED

Requiring Additional County Council Meetings and Hearings 

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 6 – APPROVED

Revising Procedures for Appointment and Confirmation of Chief Executive Officers

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 7 – APPROVED

Redistricting Process The Snohomish County Charter Review

Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District

Proposition No. 1 – APPROVED

 

 

Links to Election Results:

Washington Secretary of State 

King County Elections

Snohomish County Election

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2016 Endorsed Candidates

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Federal Office

President – Hillary Clinton
Vice President – Tim Kaine

United States Senate – Patty Murray
Congressional District 2 – Rick Larsen
Congressional District 7 – Pramila Jayapal

State Office
Governor – Jay Inslee
Lt. Governor – Cyrus Habib
Secretary of State – Tina Podlodowski
Attorney General – Bob Ferguson
Commissioner of Public Lands – Hilary Franz
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Chris Reykdal and Erin Jones
Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler
State Auditor – Pat McCarthy

State Legislature
Representative Position 1 – Cindy Ryu

Supreme Court

Justice Position 1: Mary Yu
Justice Position 5: Barbara Madsen
Justice Position 6: Charlie Wiggins

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge

Position 3: Rico Tessandore

 King County Superior Court

Position 14: Nicole A. Gaines-Phelps
Position 26: David S. Keenan
Position 28: Johanna Bender 
Position 31: Helen Halpert
Position 33: Steve Rosen
Position 43: John McHale
Position 44: Eric Newman and Cathy Moore
Position 52: Anthony David Gipe and Kristin Richardson
Position 53: Mariane Spearman

Seattle West Electoral District Judge

Postion 1: Lisa Paglisotti
Position 2: Gregg Hirakawa

Statewide Initiatives 

Initiative Measure Initiative 1433 – YES
concerns labor standards
Initiative Measure No. 1464 – YES
concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.
Initiative Measure No. 1491 – YES
concerns court-issued extreme risk protection orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.
Initiative Measure No. 1501 – YES
concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals.
Initiative Measure No. 732 – YES
concerns taxes
Initiative Measure No. 735 – YES
concerns a proposed amendment to the federal constitution

Advisory Votes
Advisory Vote No. 14 – MAINTAINED
House Bill 2768
Advisory Vote No. 15 MAINTAINED
Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2778

Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution
Senate Joint Resolution No. 8210 – APPROVED
concerns the deadline for completing state legislative and congressional redistricting.

LOCAL (COUNTY/CITY)

King County
Charter Amendment No. 1 – NO
Nonpartisan Prosecuting Attorney
Charter Amendment No. 2 – YES
Gender-Neutral Language

Seattle Initiative 124 – YES
Initiative 124 concerns health, safety, and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.

Snohomish County
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 1 – APPROVED
Commission on Human Rights
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 2 – APPROVED
Establishing Office of Public Advocate
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 3 – APPROVED
County Policy on Nondiscrimination
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 4 – APPROVED
Revising Hearing Examiner System and Appeals
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 5 – APPROVED
Requiring Additional County Council Meetings and Hearings
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 6 – APPROVED
Revising Procedures for Appointment and Confirmation of Chief Executive Officers
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 7 – APPROVED
Redistricting Process The Snohomish County Charter Review

Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District
Proposition No. 1 – REJECTED
Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements