Category Archives: General Membership Meetings

48th LD Reorganization Meeting

Dear 48th LD Members,

This has been a very exciting year – National Elections, an unexpected reorganization in September after the resignation of the Chair and 2nd Vice Chair.  We’ve welcomed new members thanks to the caucuses that brought in many participants and a significant increase in the number of PCOs.  We’ve also have a Young Democrats organization and a Diversity Committee.

48th LD Reorganization Meeting and the NW Arts Center

9825 NE 24th St

Bellevue, WA 98004

7:00 – 7:15 PM Registration, Credentials, Welcome

Please arrive early in order to have sufficient time to sign in.

The proposed agenda and proposed rules for our LD’s reorganization meeting are posted on the KC dems website.

Each of the District meetings will be convened by either Bailey Stober, KC Chair or his designated appointee, who will preside until the election of our next District chair and will also provide for the sign-in of our district’s PCOs.

Re-organizations are a great opportunity to meet and greet other PCOs, Party members and leaders, and our elected officials.

We have critical special and municipal elections that we need to win this year as well as the opportunity to make significant strides before the 2018 midterms. We will need to hit the ground running.

Two items on the agenda:

7:15 PM Election of new Chair and 1st Vice Chair

7:30 PM  Adoption  of new ByLaws

 

8:15 PM Election of the remainder of board members

See  you are on Wednesday, January 18

Karen Tennyson

Chair 48th LD

Reminder: May meeting changed to 5/25

Our May meeting  was rescheduled from Wednesday May 18 to Wednesday May 25 in order to allow us to consider endorsements as soon  as possible after the close of filing on Friday 5/20.  Our Bylaws prohibit endorsing candidates before close of filing.

The meeting time and place remain unchanged, 7 PM at the Northwest Arts Center.  See “Attend a Meeting” pulldown menu for details.

Candidates needing information about our endorsement procedures should consult the pulldown menu, “2016 Candidate Endorsement Procedures.”

Agenda for Wednesday 9/16 District Meeting

7:00 Wednesday, 9/16/2015 in the  
  • Clyde Hill Elementary School Cafeteria,
  • 9601 NE 24th St., Bellevue 
  • (2 blocks west of Northwest Arts Center)
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CAMPAIGN UPDATES OR COURTESY APPEARANCES WILL OCCUR DURING THE KING COUNTY MEETINGS.  WE SUGGEST THAT CANDIDATES AND ELECTEDS PLAN TO APPEAR AT THE 48TH BUSINESS MEETING AFTER ATTENDING OTHER LD MEETINGS OR COMMITMENTS WEDNESDAY EVENING UNLESS YOU WISH TO OBSERVE THE NOMINATING CAUCUS.
 
NOMINATING CAUCUS
 
Javier Valdez, King County Democrats’ State Committeeman, presiding on behalf of KCDCC Chair Rich Ervin.
Elected and appointed PCOs who are eligible to vote for three nominees for appointment by the King County Council to the vacant seat in the State Legislature from the 48th LD have received a detailed agenda and voting procedures.
SPECIAL MEETING OF KCDCC EXECUTIVE BOARD TO RATIFY THE LIST OF NOMINEES
 
The ratified list of nominees noting order of preference is forwarded to the King County Council.
48tH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS BUSINESS MEETING
  • Campaign updates/other courtesies
  • Old business: Proposed amendment of Bylaws to create committees on Diversity and Young Democrats, tabled from July meeting
  • New business: Sheree Wen is eligible for consideration for endorsement at this meeting for Medina City Council candidate.
  • Good of the Order and Adjournment.

May meeting changed to Monday 5/18

Legislative briefing by
State Senator Cyrus Habib and
State Rep. Joan McBride.
Endorsements
(All PCOs/members may vote)
Note the change in day and date from our usual Third Wednesday meeting date.

 The meeting was changed by members’ vote to accommodate the Board of Elections candidates’ publication deadline on Wednesday 5/20.

Agenda:

7:00 PM Check-in 

Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St., Bellevue. Doors open 6:45.

7:10 Call to order, approval of agenda and minutes.

Legislative briefing by Cyrus and Joan (Rep. Ross Hunter met with us via Skype in April.)
Courtesies:  CD and organizational updates, first requests for our endorsement, etc.

Endorsements: 

  • Our Bylaws require a previous appearance by a candidate or representative requesting our endorsement to be considered for endorsement at tonight’s meeting.
  • Candidates qualifying for consideration at tonight’s meeting:
  1. Candidates for King County Auditor:  Lloyd Hara (incumbent) and John Wilson. 
  2. King County Council: Claudia Balducci.
  3. Bellevue City Council: Vandana Slatter.
  4. Kirkland City Council:  Shelley Kloba.
  5. King County Superior Court Judges: Samuel S. Chung, Veronica A. Galvan, and Janet M. Nelson (incumbents appointed by Gov. Inslee to vacated positions). Judge Nelson was sworn in last week and was inadvertently omitted in our newsletter from the list of candidates who have appeared at prior meetings to request our endorsement.
On-going and new business will be deferred until June except for any PCO appointments presented by our First Vice Chair for approval.
Good of the Order and Adjournment.

Procedures for Candidate Endorsements Monday, May 18

By Phil Kouse, Chair.

Here is the 48th LD procedure for endorsements for the 2015 primary election.

Our first round of endorsements will occur on Monday evening, May 18, rescheduled from our regular Wednesday May 20 meeting night to accommodate the Board of Elections publication schedule.

Our Bylaws require that a candidate or representative must have appeared at a meeting at least one month before our May endorsement meeting to request our endorsement. Candidates or their proxies appearing May 18 and requesting our endorsement for the first time may be considered for endorsement at our June meeting.

Our Executive Board requests that candidates submit copies of their King County Democratic Central Committee questionnaire and of a questionnaire submitted to a labor council or union, or explanation why no labor endorsement was sought. These should be sent at least five days in advance to 48thdems@gmail.com, subject line “Endorsements.”

The 41st LD also is considering endorsements on May 18. 41st Chair Karol Brown and I have agreed that candidates for endorsements of both LD’s should appear first at the meeting of the 41st LD and then at the 48th about 8:15.  Candidates for Redmond and Kirkland Councils or any other offices not sharing judicatories with the 41st will be considered earlier in our meeting.

If your campaign has any questions, please contact me at (425)533-3385.