LD 48 Candidate Endorsement Timeline

 (Adopted by Endorsement Committee, 8-2019)

Endorsement Rules

Date Task
Feb – April
  • Potential local, state, and federal candidates complete and submit the LD 48 “Request for Endorsement” form online at: 

     Complete this Google Form

Respond to LD 48 Endorsement Committee contact by email or phone



  • Complete and submit a Candidate Application for King County Democratic Central Committee online at:

            King County Democrats Endorsements

  • Respond to LD 48 Endorsement Committee contact by email or phone
  • Attend LD 48 General Meeting, if possible



  • Sign and submit the LD 48 Candidate Interview Agreement before the interview.
  • Interview with LD 48 Endorsement Committee
  • Prepare Voter Pamphlet text and photo
  • Attend LD 48 Nomination and Endorsement vote meeting, if possible



  • Additional candidate interviews, nominations, and endorsements by the LD 48, if needed 
  • Prepare LD 48 doorbelling brochure text and photo
  • Feedback on process to LD 48 Endorsement Committee
  • Endorsed candidate requests to LD 48 for campaign donations, if desired



  • Endorsed candidate requests to LD 48 for additional campaign support, if desired

Get Endorsed

Endorsement of candidates and ballot measures for elections is an important function of our organization. We take this process very seriously to make sure it provides a fair and transparent system so that our membership can feel confident in our recommendations.

The timeline for candidates to be considered for endorsement is very short, given the constraints of the state filing requirements, and Voter Pamphlet printing deadlines. We recommend candidates request endorsement as soon as they know they will be filing given the short time frame to make sure they get on the schedule for an interview with our committee.

Questions? Endorsement Committee Chair, endorsewa48@gmail.com