LD48 Canvass Kick Off!

LD48 needs you!

Our first Canvas for the Primary is next Sunday, June 3. We need to keep our LD in real Democratic hands. No race in the LD is more critical than retaining Senator Patty Kuderer.

Please join us this coming Sunday, June 3. There will be opportunities available all through to the General Election. Please help as often as you can by walking your precinct or helping our endorsed candidates.

Prizes will be drawn monthly for all LD48 volunteers.

LD48 Canvas Kick Off!
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 12 pm
The Kuderer/Dhingra/Del Bene Campaign Office
8151 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
RSVP to tanya@pattykuderer.com or call/text Tanya 847-830-7062

Doorbelling for Cindi Bright, Candidate for State Rep. 48th LD Pos. 2
Saturday June 9, 2018, two shifts 10am – 2pm and 2pm – 6pm
12 Central Square
10270 NE 12th Street
Bellevue, 98004
Sign up here

Meet and Greet fundraiser for Senator Patty Kuderer!
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Home of Becky and John Lewis
RSVP to tanya@pattykuderer.com or call/text Tanya 847-830-7062

In lieu of Recruitment meeting:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 4 pm – 8 pm
LD48 Canvas launched at the Kuderer/Dhingra/DelBene Campaign Office
8151 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
RSVP to tanya@pattykuderer.com or call/text Tanya 847-830-7062

Canvas with Patty Kuderer Campaign
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10 am – 2 pm
8151 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
RSVP to tanya@pattykuderer.com or call/text Tanya 847-830-7062

GOTV Kick Off for the Primary July 13th through 15th
​8151 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
RSVP to tanya@pattykuderer.com or call/text Tanya 847-830-7062

LD 48 Summer Picnic! – July 31


Join us for our LD 48 Summer Picnic!

Tuesday, July 31, 6pm – 8:30pm

Upper Crossroads park, close to the water park (map)

Tickets: EventBrite

Come join your 48th Legislative District Democrats {LD48} for our annual BBQ / Picnic. There will be lots of good food, and entertainment for kids. You can meet the local candidates running for office in your district, and learn about our city, and some of its challenges from some of our City Council members. Get involved and be a voice for change, It all starts at the local level with people like you!

Speakers: Senator Patty Kuderer, Cindi Bright who is our endorsed candidate for 48th district Representative., Bellevue city council members John Stokes & Janice Zahn, along with Redmond city council member Steve Fields, and Judge candidate Joshua Schaer.

For questions: Lauri Deaton-Grein 425-417-7214 lgrein@me.com

We’ll see you there!!

~ Events and Fundraising

Legislative District Caucus – March 24

LD48 Dems will host its Legislative District Caucus on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in the multi-purpose room of Clyde Hill Elementary School. Address: 9601 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA 98004.


  • Saturday, March 17 – Draft platform posted for review.
  • Wednesday, March 21 – Deadline for submission of resolutions.
  • Saturday, March 24:
    • 9:30 AM – Registration opens.
    • 10:00 AM – Caucus convenes.
    • 10:45 AM – Registration closes.
    • 11:00 AM – Credentials report finalized: official caucus business can begin.


The business of the caucus will be:

  • Election of nine delegates and five alternates to the State Convention, which will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Wenatchee.
  • Nomination of candidates for partisan office (State Senator and Representatives for the 48th District)
  • Adoption of a platform and resolutions.

Who may participate

The caucus is open to observation by the general public. However, to have a vote you will need to sign in at the Attendees Registration table prior the close of registration, and affirm that you:

  • Are an eligible voter (or 17 years old and will be eligible to vote on November 6, 2018) registered and residing in Washington’s 48th Legislative District.
  • Are a Democrat.
  • Agree to have your attendance at the caucus made publicly known.

Upon satisfying these requirements, you will be issued a credential to use when voting during the caucus.

Running for delegate (or alternate)

If you will be available to attend the State Convention (Saturday, June 16, in Wenatchee) and want to run for a delegate position, you should sign in at the Candidates Registration table when you arrive at the caucus site. Eligibility requirements for delegates and alternates are the same as for voting participation in the caucus itself.

When signing in as a delegate candidate, you will be asked to indicate your gender identification. This is necessary to comply with the state party’s affirmative action plan for delegates.

Candidate statements and campaigning

You will have an opportunity to speak briefly to the caucus about your candidacy. The caucus chair may impose a uniform time limit on candidate statements. The limit will depend on the number of declared candidates. It is suggested that you prepare remarks that can be presented in one minute or less.

Delegate candidates often find it helpful to meet and greet other caucus attendees prior to the start of the caucus, and during recess periods that may occur during the caucus. You may also produce and distribute campaign literature if you wish. While campaigning, please be respectful and do not disrupt the caucus proceedings.

Absentee candidates

If you will be unable to attend the caucus in person, you may declare your candidacy in writing. You should compose a letter stating:

  • You are willing to serve if elected.
  • You are willing to be publicly identified as a Democrat and you self-identify as a Democrat.
  • Your gender identification (to comply with the party’s affirmative action plan).

Your letter may also contain a statement about yourself and reasons for your candidacy.

Your letter should be emailed to the Chair of the LD48 Dems (see link below) prior to the caucus, or hand-delivered to the Chair (or the Candidates Registration table) during the caucus registration period.

Your letter will be read aloud to the caucus attendees during the delegate nomination process.


Delegate candidates who are not elected will automatically become candidates for alternate. The election for alternates will occur immediately after the results of the delegate election are announced.


A draft of the platform will be posted (with a link from this page) no later than March 17. Please read the platform in advance of the caucus. There will be an opportunity to amend the draft platform during the caucus. It is strongly recommended that proposed platform amendments be submitted in advance, by email to the Chair of the LD48 Dems (see link below).


You may submit resolutions for consideration by the caucus. Resolutions must conform to the Rules for Submitting Resolutions adopted by the King County Democrats (see link below).

Resolutions should be submitted to the Chair of the LD48 Dems (see address below) no later than March 21, 2018.

A resolution may be moved from the floor at the caucus, but only if you:

  • Provide at least 50 printed copies for the benefit of caucus voters, and
  • Gather and submit the signatures of credentialed caucus voters (25 voters, or a majority, whichever is less) supporting consideration of the resolution.

Caucus documents and links

LD 48 Holiday Potluck Party!


Join us for our LD 48 Holiday Potluck Party

Wednesday, December 13

at Uzma Butte’s home

Enjoy a social evening of tasty food, great conversation, and general good cheer… with a silent auction thrown in to liven up the evening even more.

Let’s celebrate a great year for Dems!

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4da4a72a1-holiday to bring an item to our potluck. As potluck slots fill up, we’ll add additional slots as needed:

** NO PEANUTS at Uzma’s – due to severe allergies.

If inclined, bring a bottle of your favorite wine or champagne with you as well. We have a lot of success to toast this year.

Thank you to Congressman Adam Smith, who has generously offered to sponsor non-alcoholic beverages and paper plates/utensils/cups for our festivities.

Have something to donate to our silent auction? Many thanks – please add your name under silent auction slot below, and we will follow up with you.

Are children welcome? Party is for people aged 16 years and older. Thanks from our host!

Questions? Email Christy Bear

We’ll see you on the 13th!!

~ Events and Fundraising

Christy and Donna

31st Annual Eastside Dinner


Photo Credit Jay Dotson Photography

Get Tickets Now for…

Mission Possible

Empowering Blue

We are happy to announce that our 31st Annual Eastside Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 16th with

Maria Cantwell, Tina Podlodowski, and Special Guests

We have several special elections this year in our districts (5th, 41st, 45th, and 48th) and hope you can join us in supporting our Democratic candidates and agenda.

While we know we have a lot of work to do, we hope this event will be fun, energizing, and inspiring.

Eastside Dinner
Saturday, September 16, 2017

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm VIP Reception
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner, Live Auction, and Speakers

Mini Live Auction highlight: Tickets for 2 to experience Chris Rock at the Paramount Theater Sunday, 9/17 with DNC VIce Chair Michael Blake and WA State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski, best seats in the house, access to Paramount Club, and parking included.

The Plateau Club
25625 East Plateau Drive
Sammamish, WA

Thank you for your support!


We hope to see you can join us for a magical evening on the 16th!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Christy Bear!


Event hosts:


Hydro Power: Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly

Solar Power: Jay Arnold

Jay Arnold

Conservation: Roger Goodman, Bernie Talmas


James Terwilliger

Brayden Olson


Tutta Bella, Ben & Jerry’s, WoodBlock, WA State Democrats, King County Democrats

Table Captains:

Adam Smith, Suzan DelBene, Tana Senn, Tina Podlodowski, Roger Goodman, Becky Lewis, Bill Ramos, Sara Perry, Martin Chaney, Mary Pope, Lisa Wyler

Donate Green Empower Blue

Come enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, tasty themed mocktails, and other non-alcoholic beverages… AND have a chance to win lunch with a legislator!

Buy Tickets Here!


Speakers will be at 7:00 pm

Raffle* announced after speakers finish at 7:30 pm

Enjoy the rest of the evening with new friends!

Our speakers will include:
Claudia Balducci, King County Councilmember
Karol Brown, Bellevue City Council Candidate
Janice Zahn, Bellevue City Council Candidate

A limited amount of tickets may be available at the door – please note that early bird special pricing ends on 4/22/17

Top 5 reasons to empower Blue:

5. Rally together with other like-minded progressives
4. Meet some local candidates and current Democrats in office
3. Support our efforts to empower blue issues and candidates
2. Strengthen and grow the progressive agenda in Washington state
1. Connect in person and enjoy a fun night out with cool people!

Top 5 ways to sustainable Green:

Conservation: $25 – 2 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket
Solar: $40 – 3 drink tickets, 6 raffle tickets
Wind: $65 – 4 drink tickets, 10 raffle tickets
Hydro: $80 – 5 drink tickets, 15 raffle tickets
New Energy: $95 – 5 drink tickets, 20 raffle tickets

Drink Tickets:
2 tickets = 1 mocktail drink
1 ticket = 1 non-alcoholic drink

Raffle Tickets:
There will be containers for each of the donated lunches – you will be able to put tickets into the container of your choice. A person can win multiple times if they place tickets in each of the containers.

*Must be present to win.

March Communications Committee Meeting

When March 13, 2017, at 7:00 PM
Where Lake Hills Library Meeting Room


  • Call to Order
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Committee Overview
    • Committee Duties as Stated in Bylaws
    • Overview of Current Tech
    • The Vision of the Chair
  • Proposed Roles and Their Duties
    • Review
    • Modifications and Additions
    • Approval
  • Election of the Vice Chair
  • Volunteers for Approved Roles
  • Committee Roadmap
    • Supporting Operations of the Organization
    • Encouraging and Facilitating Documentation
      • Organizational Structure
      • Procedures
    • Tech and Services
      • Off-the-shelf Solutions
      • Homegrown Systems
    • Committee Structure and Roles
    • Collaboration with County and State Orgs
  • Open Discussion as Time Permits
  • Adjourn