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Advisory Vote No. 14 – Repealed

Advisory Vote No. 15 – Repealed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

Ballot Drop Boxes:   They are secure and convenient!  Boxes are open 24/7 until 8 p.m. on election day.  No postage is needed – find a drop box near you:  King County    Snohomish County

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 

 

 

Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) – what is a PCO?

Want to get more involved with the Party?

Run to become a precinct committee officer (PCO), the Democratic representative for your precinct!

Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the lifeblood of the grassroots efforts of the Washington State Democrats. PCOs engage and organize their neighbors, they get out the vote to elect and keep good Democrats in office, and they vital to the efficient running of the Legislative District Democratic Organizations.

PCOs are the building block of the Democratic Party. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.

If you are unsure which precinct you are in you can use the precinct finder tools for King and Snohomish Counties and check the 32nd PCO list on the 32nd PCO info page –click here.

 

What does a PCO do?

PCOs play an important role in electing Democrats. It’s their job to get to know their neighbors, educate undecided or swing voters, and make sure Democrats are registered to vote. Before Election Day, they work to turn out voters.

All this hard work adds up to precinct-by-precinct victories and the election of Democratic candidates. This is what grassroots politics is all about!

Download our PCO Brochure.

PCOs are also a central part of their local Democratic organization. They elect Party leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus every two years. Becoming active with your local Democratic organization will make you a more effective PCO.

How to become a PCO

There are two ways to become a PCO – election by the voters in your precinct, or appointment by your local Democratic Party organization.

Election

Democratic voters in each precinct will elect PCOs in August Primary. A candidate who runs unopposed will be automatically elected; contested elections will appear on the primary ballot.  PCOs elected in August  will take office on December 1st. 

Find your County Elections office.

Appointment

Local Democratic Party organizations have the right to appoint PCOs to fill any seats left vacant – either because no one filed to run, or because the elected PCO has stepped down. If your precinct is vacant, the Chair of your local Democratic Party organization can appoint you to serve as an “appointed” PCO starting immediately!

If your precinct already has a PCO, the Chair of your local Party organization can appoint you as an “acting” PCO for a precinct that you do not live in. Note that Acting PCOs do not have PCO voting rights.

King County PCO Application

Snohomish County PCO Application

http://www.wa-democrats.org/local/pco

A Discussion on Diversity

 

What: A Discussion on Diversity: Race, Power, and Politics in our American Communities
When:

 Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:

Shoreline Fire Department
Training & Support Facility
17525 Aurora Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133 (map)

 Join us for a conversation with our local leaders to discuss race, power, and politics in our communities. Share your stories and bring your questions as we explore this topic together.

 

A Discussion on Diversity

Officers & Contacts

Congratulations to the newly elected board of the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization. I am deeply honored to be chosen as the continuing chair and thrilled and excited by the wealth of experience, talent and passion reflected in our new board!

Presenting the 2017-18
32nd District Democrats Executive Board and Committee Chairs elected 12.14.16

Chair Carin Chase
1st Vice Chair (King County) Alan Charnley
2nd Vice Chair (Snohomish County) Stephanie Harris
State Committeeman Chris Roberts
State Committeewoman Elaine Phelps
KCDCC Committeeman Jeff Sandys
KCDCC Committeewoman Janet Way
KCDCC Male Alternate Dan Jacoby
KCDCC Female Alternate Jin-Ah Kim
SCDCC Committeeman Ted Hikel
SCDCC Committeewoman Carol McMahon
SCDCC Female Alternate Cindi Jay
SCDCC Male Alternate Mike Arendt
Secretary Dean Fournier
Treasurer Eric Valpey 
Membership Marylou Eckart – Md Eckart
Programs Coordinator Amber King
Legislative Action Sally Soriano, co chair Wesley D. Irwin
Correspondence Kathy Gill
Community Service Marilyn Dauer
Fundraising Mario Brown
Technology Eric Valpey
Affirmative Action Shirley Sutton
Young Democrats Victoria Valentine
Sergeant at Arms Gray Petersen
Parliamentarian Dakota Solberg
PCO Coordination Carol McMahon 
Seniors Issues Advocate Birgit Ages
Labor Liason Liz Brown

 

CANDIDATE INFORMATION – Endorsements Overview

The 32nd Legislative Democrats Endorsement Committee exists for the purpose of vetting candidates running for office in any particular year. Our by-laws state that only self-identified Democratic candidates may be endorsed by the District organization. Judicial candidates, who are not allowed to make such identifications, are the only exception to this requirement. 

CANDIDATES TO DO LIST:

Contact Endorsement Committee Chair, Stephanie Harris to schedule an interview. c3beta@msn.com or (425) 672-1676 

Work with the Democratic Party Candidates of the 32nd LD to assure and continue the tradition of the 32nd as a democratic stronghold in the Puget Sound corridor!

 

About the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization

REDISTRICTING: As of January, 2012, The 32nd Legislative District has been reshaped as part of the statewide redrawing of Legislative District boundaries. We now serve the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, North Seattle, Shoreline and Woodway, as well as certain unincorporated areas in Snohomish County.

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We therefore care about, learn about, participate in, work with, and have (more or less) influence on:

If you want to “take back America”, it starts at the grassroots. Visit for a meeting, or join up as a member.