Category Archives: Candidate Support Events

General Election Volunteer Opportunities

October 8th, 2016: Day of Walking for Mark Mullet

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October 15th, 2016: Day of Walking for the 48th LD PCOs and Candidates

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October 23rd, 2016: Day of Walking for Lisa Wellman

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October 29th, 2016: Day of Walking for Mark Mullet

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Volunteer with the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in Bellevue

15935 NE 8th St., Bldg 2, 2nd Floor.

WA Volunteer Calendar:

  1. Click on the link above scroll down to view different opportunities.
  2. To sign up you will need to create an account.
  3. Click on the “Login/Join” at the top right corner of the page.
  4. Complete the “New Member Registration” and you will be automatically signed in.
  5. Navigate back to this link:
  6. Sign up for as many volunteer slots as you can.

For questions reach out to Tjitske Dekker at or 425-943-1467

Get out the vote!

Hillary Nomination Watch Party 7/28 5-7 PM

Thursday 7/28 from 5 to 7 PM.

Rep Patty Kuderer’s home
1100 106th Ave N E
The Great Room
Bellevue WA

RSVP/Contact: Louise

Sen. Patty Murray at Coordinated Office 8/1 at 6:30

Senator Murray will be at the Bellevue Coordinated Campaign Office during phone banking at 6:30 or so:  15935 NE 8th St. B200. (Second Floor, look for the campaign signs).

Gov. Jay Inslee at Coordinated Office 8/2 at 10 AM

Gov. Jay Inslee will be at the Bellevue Coordinated Campaign Office prior to door belling at 10 AM or so: 15935 NE 8th St. B200.

Call TJ at 425-943-1467 to RSVP/Confirm time.

Daily Campaign Activities

Eastside phone bank and door belling daily until 8/2
Bellevue Coordinated Campaign Office
TJ, Coordinator
15935 NE 8th St. B200
Bellevue WA 98008

  • Phone banking daily
  • 48th and 41st LDs calling for peruasion: Thursday 5:30-8 PM
  • Doorbelling on weekend and some weekdays

Jay Inslee’s Campaign
Isabel Gibson Penrose
Bellevue Coordinated Campaign Office
15935 NE 8th St. B200
Bellevue WA 98008

  • Phone banking daily
  • 48th and 41st LDs calling for persuasion: Thursday 5:30-8 PM
  • Doorbelling on weekend and some weekdays

Lisa Wellman Campaign for 41st LD State Senate
Karol Brown’s Office
14205 SE 36th St., First Floor (rd next to I-90)
Bellevue WA

Phone banking daily: 48th and 41st LDs
Doorbelling: weekend and some weekdays

Contact Katy Orzog 814-360-8332

Endorsements for the 2016 Primary Election

The following candidates were endorsed by at least 2/3 of members attending our May, June or July monthly meetings.

Ballot Measures

  • Sound Transit 3 (Sound Transit Board’s proposal for completion of a regional light rail network. This will be on the ballot in November.) Endorsed a Yes vote to approve the plan.

Nominations for State Legislature:

  • Seat 1: Patty Kuderer
  • Seat 2: Joan McBride

U.S. Congress Endorsements:

  • U.S. Senator:  Patty Murray
  • CD 1 Representative: Suzan DelBene
  • CD 9 Representative: Adam Smith (sole endorsement of two candidates considered)
  • CD8 Representative: Santiago Ramos

State Candidate Endorsements

  • Governor: Jay Inslee
  • Lt Gov: Cyrus Habib (sole endorsement passed of two candidates considered)
  • Secretary of State: Tina Podlowkowski
  • Attorney General: Bob Ferguson
  • Treasurer: John Paul Comerford
  • State Auditor:  Jeff Sprung Website
  • Supreme Court Justice: Mary Yu and Charlie Wiggins (different positions)
  • Commissioner of Public Lands: Hillary Franz (sole endorsement of two candidates considered)
  • Supt. of Public Instruction: Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal (dual endorsement from three candidates considered)

King County Candidate Endorsements

  • Superior Court Judge Positions:
    • 14 Nicole Gaines Phelps
    • 26 David Keenan
    • 28 Johanna Bender
    • 31 Helen Halpert
    • 33 Steve Rosen
    • 43 John McHale
    • 44 Eric Newman and Cathy Moore (dual endorsement)
    • 52 Anthony Gipe and Kristin Richardson (dual endorsement)
    • 53 Marianne Spearman

Special Resolution re: Candidacy of Santiago Ramos
WHEREAS Santiago Ramos has bemaen a long-time member and Executive Board member of the 48th District Democrats, and distinguished himself as a past Chair and as State Committeeman to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee from this District, and
WHEREAS by his statements and actions he has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the principles and objectives of the Democratic Party, and
WHEREAS the 48th Legislative District is not part of the constituency of the 8th Congressional District for which he is running as U.S. Representative but we nonetheless fully support his campaign,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Precinct Committee Officers and other members of the 48th District Democrats recommend Santiago Ramos to the voters of the 8th Congressional District and announce that he has our full support, recommendation, and vote of confidence in his campaign for Congress.

Patty Kuderer appointed to State Legislature

Patty Kuderer was appointed to fill the vacated 48th LD State Representative, Position 1, today by the King County Council.  The swearing in took place immediately afterwards in the King County Council chambers.  Ms. Kuder is a Clyde Hill attorney, PTA Golden Acorn Award winner, and 48th board member.

The appointment followed interviews of Ms. Kuderer, Redmond council member Kim Allen, and Kirkland realtor and 48th board member Santiago Santos, who were the number two and number three ranked nominees selected at our recent Nominating Caucus of elected and appointed PCOs.



Campaign events for Vandana Slatter and Claudia Balducci

Join FUSE for the following special campaign events on behalf of Vandana Slatter for Bellevue Council and Claudia Balducci for King County Council 
  • This Sunday 9/27 from noon to 4
  • Saturday October 17 from 10 to 2
  • Sunday October 25 from 12 to 4
Phone bank:  Thursday October 1 from 6-8:30 PM
RSVP Erin Haick <> for the  address and directions.
Claudia and her campaign director Diane doorbell every Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM.  Meet them at 14205 SE 36th St., Bellevue WA 98006.
They also phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 – 8 PM (same location).  To set up at-home calling and weekday doorbelling, contact Diane Bedwell at 509-901-1895 or to coordinate getting a list or go out with them on weekdays.

Patty Kuderer is first-choice nominee for State Legislature vacancy

Clyde Hill attorney and 48th District Democrats Executive Board member Patty Kuderer was elected as first choice nominee to fill Ross Hunter’s seat in the State Legislature at our Nominating Caucus Wednesday evening. She received 25 of 39 PCO votes in the election for the first-ranked nominee.

Redmond City Councilmember Kim Allen was second nominee and Kirkland real estate broker and 48th board member Santiago Ramos was third. The nominations were ratified and will be submitted by the KCDCC Executive Board to the King County Council, who make the actual appointment from among the three nominees.

The 48th Executive Board had passed a resolution at its planning meeting on 9/2 urging the Council to appoint the first-ranking nominee resulting from the caucus. 48th Chair Phil Kouse delivered letters to each King County Council man and woman this morning communicating that resolution.