Endorsements

2021 Primary Election Endorsements

Candidates

POSITIONENDORSEMENT
King County, Council District No. 3Joe Cohen
King County Superior Court, Judge Position 47Andrea Robertson
Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 1Ryan Calkins
Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 3Hamdi Mohamed
Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 3Stephanie Bowman
Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position No. 4Toshiko Grace Hasegawa
City of Bellevue, Council Position No. 2Christie Sanam Lo
City of Bellevue, Council Position No. 4Ruth Lipscomb
East Bellevue Community Municipal Corporation, Council Position No. 1Steve Kasner
East Bellevue Community Municipal Corporation, Council Position No. 5Chiho Lai
City of Kirkland, Council Position No. 5Neal Black
City of Kirkland, Council Position No. 7Jon Pascal
City of Kirkland, Municipal Court JudgeJohn R. Olson
Houghton Community Municipal Corporation, Council Position No. 1Aaron Jacobson
City of Redmond, Council Position No. 2Steve Fields
City of Redmond, Council Position No. 6Jeralee Anderson
Bellevue School District No. 405, Director District No. 3Joyce Shui
Bellevue School District No. 405, Director District No. 5Jane Aras
Lake Washington School District No. 414, Director District No. 4Mark W. Stuart

LD 48 Candidate Endorsement Timeline 

(Adopted by Endorsement Committee, 8-2019)

 

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

March-

April

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

2021 Endorsements | King County Democrats (kcdems.org)

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

April-

May

  • Interview with LD 48 Endorsement Committee
  • Prepare Voter Pamphlet text and photo
  • Attend LD 48 Nomination and Endorsement vote meeting, if possible

May-

July

  • 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

Aug-

Nov

  • 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