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
Chair 48th LD
Tuesday, January 3rd 2017
Clyde Hill Elementary School
Doors open at 5pm
Meeting begins at 6pm
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.”
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.