May 31 Campaign kickoff for State Senator Kevin Ranker and June 30 fundraiser for Congressman Rick Larsen
See the final, approved 2016 Platform. Thanks to all of you who participated!
Filing week is here: May 16th to 20th. To file for PCO, click here http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1891/File-for-Office and "File Online" before Friday at 4:30.
We will deliberate and vote on our 2016 Platform at Central Committee meeting, Thursday May 19, at 7 PM in the Bellingham library downtown, lower floor.
NOTE: UPDATE 5/6/16, representing change of Delegate in 40-1 Sanders: Ben Carlson declined election. Ties were broken by coin toss. UPDATE 5/4/16 11:15, represetning changes to the 40-2 Sanders and 40-2 Clinton delegations. Two Alternates declined election and one transcription error was corrected that brought King into Sanders delegation. --NM]
|LD||CD||Sanders Delegates/Alternates||Clinton Delegates/Alternates|
|40||2||Hoang Barnett||John M. Koenig|
|Adam-Omar Johnson||Mary-Claire Douglas|
|Francisco Javier Flores||Sturgis Robinson|
|Alexander D Arriaga||Maggie Hanson||Alt 1|
|Conner Isaiah Koreis||
William Arthur Campbell
|Edward Ronald King Jr|
|Mary Therese Kennedy|
|Victoria Dale McKinnon|
|Kimberly Z Harris|
|Jamine Ivy Moss-Owen|
|Karlee Jean Deatherage|
|Kelly Leigh Hoekema|
|Daniel M Brown||A-1|
|Thomas E Lester||A-2|
|Saybin Moon Medler||A-3|
|Mandy Hope Harmon||A-6|
|42||1||Richard F May||Satpal Sidhu|
|Nickolaus Dee Lewis Jr||Jeffrey Dodge|
|Robert Christopher Edwards||Eliana Steele|
|Richard Arthur Marshall||Sara Holliday|
|Justin Ledesma||James Parham||Alt 1|
|Joseph David Paul Sweitzer||Virginia Lester||Alt 2|
|David Allen Brune|
|Erin Patricia Dewey|
|Barbara J Lewis|
|LaBelle V Urbanec|
|Mary Elizabeth Alden|
|Phyllis Joy Gilfilen|
|Tatum Noel Kenn|
|Sarah Elizabeth Neugebauer|
|Danielle Anna Smith Duffy|
|Charis Kaye Snyder-Gilbert||A-1|
|Ariana Marie Franzmann||A-2|
|David Gerald Porter||A-3|
|Carsten Paul Almskaar||A-5|
|McKenzie Piche Wilson||A-6|
|Jennifer A Donatelli||A-7|
|John V Bosche||A-8|
|42||2||Bob Burr||Roxanne Murphy|
|Chistopher Isoji White||Tracy Atwood|
|John H Blethen||Catherine Chambers||Alt-1|
|Gabrielle Evelyn Brockett|
|Sarah Josephine Gonzalez|
|Suzanne Marie Wittman|
|Andrea Brenda Boyd|
|Seth T Mangold||A-1|
|James Alton Bauckman||A-2|
|Andrea Mae Warren Lawson||A-3|
|Kristina Maria Heintz||A-4|
The Whatcom Democrats will have a special endorsements meeting on the evening of Thursday, June 2. Please mark your calendars and check for details as they become available.
In the interim, we extend the courtesy of posting campaign-kickoff announcements for candidates running as Democrats in 2016. Currently we have posted: Congressman Rick Larsen, May 5. Please see calendar item.
In the November 2015 local election, Whatcom Democrats worked very hard to pass Charter Amendment Proposition 9. County voters approved Prop 9 by an impressive 8% margin. Prop 9 establishes five fair and equal voting districts for County Council, so that no community of interest gets fragmented or ignored. But, now that is in peril, and here's what you can do.
Whatcom County Convention and Legislative District Caucuses (42nd LD and 40th-Whatcom) will be held Sunday May 1, 2016 at Whatcom Community College.
9 am - 1:30 pm Registration open in Syre Center
10 am - 12:15 pm Platform Debate and amendments Committee of the Whole
1:00 - 6:00 pm County Convention & LD Caucuses
WOW! We had a great caucus turnout and terrific volunteers helping at every caucus location and amazing volunteers working for months to put this together. We definitely had one if the biggest turn-outs for a community of our size in the state. Washington State had the largest caucus turn-out in the country with over 200,000 attendees. We are extremely grateful to everyone who made a donation which will move forward our efforts in electing a Democrat in November 2016. Thank you for partcipating!
Catherine Chambers, Chair
by Debbie Adelstein, Whatcom County Auditor
I'm happy to report that the method of return was as follows: Ballot Drop Box (66.3%); mail (33.6%). We receive via email and fax (.1%). Voters chose to use the ballot drop boxes at a record high level and the extra cost to be incurred for extra postage won't be as high as it could have been. Good news!