Category Archives: Events

2019-2020 LD48 Reorganization Meeting

Welcome new PCOs! Please join us at our 2019-2020 Reorganization Meeting:
January 9, 2019, 7pm
Bellevue Library
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

By Section 5.3 of our bylaws, the biennial reorganization meeting for this organization called by the KCDCC for the purpose of adopting new bylaws and electing new officers shall replace January’s regular meeting of that year.
(a) This meeting shall be held in accordance with Section 13.1 of KCDCC Bylaws.
(b) The Chair of the KCDCC or their designee shall preside at this meeting until new officers are elected.

King County Democrats will also be having their reorganization meeting on:
December 1, 2018, 9am
Seattle Machinists Hall
9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108

2018 LD 48 Holiday Party!


Join us for our LD 48 Holiday Potluck Party

Wednesday, December 12

6pm at Uzma’s house

Please contact Christy Bear ( for address and information.

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!

Kirkland July 4 Parade 10:30 AM

Open to All LD 48th Dem Members: The 48th and 45th Dem LD members will march in the Kirkland July 4th parade. All endorsed candidates from the 45th and 48th Dem LD’s are invited to join the delegation. Eastside Dems to include Manka Dhingra and Patty Kuderer, Vandana Slatter and Cindi Bright.

We will be meeting along Waverly between Market and 2nd between 10:30 and 11:15. Parade begins at noon. We will be meeting at Heritage Park, website:

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 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 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 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 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 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

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