The Whatcom Dems sent down a solid handful of delegates to the Washington State Democratic Convention. Democratic party leaders, candidates, citizen activists and just good interested people gathered to organize and get fired up.
Hi this is Rebekah Lee, the office manager for the Whatcom Democrats. One of the most important parts of the your office is the small group of volunteers who fill a two hour weekly shift or are part of an on-call list to fill-in these shifts when one of the regulars is unable to be at the office.
by Hue Beattie, State Committeeman
The State Convention in Vancouver was great . I would say the best in 20 years. It is the time to talk with elected Democrats from all over – here's what I did:
The Whatcom Democrats recognizes annually local volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to our Democratic Community over the past years and decades. The 2010 awards for "Honored Democrat" will be presented at our Eleanor Roosevelt event, the Sunset Social, on August 31st.
Initiative campaigns for the two ballot measures endorsed by the Whatcom Democrats – 1068 and 1098 – are headed for the final week of signature gathering. All petitions are due in the Secretary of State's office by July 2, and campaigns are asking people with petitions to turn them in by no later than Monday, June 28. Any petitions may be returned to the Whatcom Dems office.
June 17, at a well attended meeting of the Whatcom County Democrats, the membership voted on endorsements for the 2010 primary election. A two-thirds super majority was required for endorsement.
The membership of the Whatcom Democrats, paid and PCOs, will gather on June 17th to vote on endorsement of candidates for the up-coming election. All candidates who will appear on the August 17 Primary Election ballot will be known, as they must file their candidacy by June 11. Democrats whose membership was up to date as of June 2nd, and attend the meeting, are eligible to vote. The meeting starts at 7 pm, and the supper begins at 5:30 pm, at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest, Bellingham.
Candidates previously endorsed by the Whatcom Democrats are indicated by an asterisk. Challengers “certified” by the Whatcom Democrats as democrats are indicated by #. All current announced candidates are listed.
U.S. Senate: Incumbent Patty Murray* is running for re-election. Republicans Dino Rossi, Clint Didier, Paul Akers, and others are challenging.
US House, District 2: Incumbent Rick Larsen* is running for re-election. Democrats Larry Kalb# and Diana McGinness#, and Republican John Koster are challenging.