One year from now the 34th District Dems will be holding its 2016 precinct caucuses to begin the process of selecting delegates to the Democratic National Convention*. When I decided to run for a second term as Chair, I thought the 2016 Presidential election cycle would be the most exciting part of it. After all, electing a woman to the White House would be historic. But this year turned that expectation upside down with the thrilling race for Seattle City Council Position 1. Barring something unforeseen – It’s Hillary 24/7, definitely historic (no matter how you feel) - but with the co
The Seattle City Council District 1 represents West Seattle and part of South Park. Ten people have announced that they are running for the position (see list here). How will voters decide which to choose? The 34th District Democrats host a candidates' forum at our regular meeting on April 8. All candidates who are declared as Democrats can participate.
The Washington State Democratic Central Committee has a draft delegate selection and affirmative action plan posted on their website. This plan is important to 34th District Dems because it will determine how votes and delegates for the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee are allocated and will be used for the selection of delegates and alternates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. You can view it online here.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joined our March 11th monthly meeting to give us a short update and answer questions from members. More information and a video are on the West Seattle Blog here. Tamsen Spengler reported on the 2015 legislative session.
Former Speaker of the United State House of Representative Tip O’Neill is widely credited with the phrase “all politics are local”. By that he meant if you want to be a successful politician you need to understand how issues, regardless of their scope, affect your constituents. In our March meeting (full agenda here and March newsletter here) we will be examining both ends of the “scope” spectru