Endorsements

2020 General Election Endorsements

Ballot Measures:
✅ Ref 90: Referendum 90 will uphold the new Washington state law requiring all public schools to teach age-appropriate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students.

✅ Proposition 1: Harborview Medical Center Health and Safety Improvement Bonds
The King County Council passed Ordinance 19117 concerning this proposition to issue Harborview Medical Center improvement bonds. This proposition would authorize King County to make public health, safety and seismic improvements to Harborview Medical Center facilities, including construction of new buildings, renovation and upgrading of existing facilities and demolition of existing buildings, and to issue $1,740,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum of 20 years to pay for such improvements and to levy property taxes annually in excess of regular property tax levies to repay such bonds, all as provided in Ordinance 19117.

Candidates

POSITIONENDORSEMENT
Congressional District 1, U.S. RepresentativeSuzan DelBene
Congressional District 9, U.S. RepresentativeAdam Smith
Washington State, GovernorJay Inslee
Washington State, Lt. GovernorDenny Heck
Washington State, Secretary of StateGael Tarleton
Washington State, State TreasurerMike Pellicciotti
Washington State, Attorney GeneralBob Ferguson
Washington State, Superintendent of Public InstructionChris Reykdal
Legislative District 48, State Representative Pos. 1Vandana Slatter
Legislative District 48, State Representative Pos. 2Amy Walen
Supreme Court, Justice Position #3Raquel Montoya-Lewis
Supreme Court, Justice Position #6Helen Whitener
King Superior Court, Judge Position 13Andrea Robertson
King Superior Court, Judge Position 19Nelson K. H. Lee
King Superior Court, Judge Position 26David Keenan
King Superior Court, Judge Position 30Carolyn Ladd
King Superior Court, Judge Position 31Marshall Ferguson
King Superior Court, Judge Position 37Michael Ryan
Northeast Electoral District, Judge Position No. 4Kevin Peck

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:

     https://www.kcdems.org/our-party/endorsements/2020-endorsements/

  • 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
  • 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, Margit Moore, (425) 941-1319