KCDCC Monthly Meeting Notes – June 2017

      KCDCC Monthly Meeting Notes – June 2017

      150 150 34th Democrats

      The June KCDCC Monthly Meeting was brought to order with 57 in attendance and the agenda was approved. We began with Public Announcements, in which John Urquhart – spoke about recent shootings. He requires pepper spray as well as tazer for all of his officers. He also purchased 100 beanbag shotguns today. Dow Constantine is giving him more money for training. The officers undergo de-escalation and implicit bias training every year. He ended by saying, “We cannot get to a high place taking the low road.”

      This month’s meeting focused on Endorsements. We started off with the Endorsements Committee sharing their recommendations for endorsements:

      Mayor of Seattle – Jenny Durkan and Jessyn Farrell – REMOVED
      Seattle City Attorney – Scott Lindsey – REMOVED
      Seattle School Board Position 4 – Eden Mack
      Seattle School Board Position 5 – Zachary DeWolf and Andre Helmstetter
      Seattle School Board Position 7 – Betty Patu
      Seattle Port Commission Position 4 – Recommending delay of action until after the primary
      Bothell City Council Position 7 – Aaron Moreau-Cook
      Federal Way City Council Position 4 – Sharry Edwards
      Fire District 10 Commissioner Position 1 – Gloria Hatcher-Mays
      Renton City Council Position 6 – Jami Smith
      Proposition 1 – Yes – REMOVED

      After Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Scott Lindsey and Proposition 1 were removed from the slate, it was approved with the above candidates being endorsed, except where it says “REMOVED.”



      King County District 3 Murphy – ENDORSED

      King County Council Position 9 – Denise Carnahan -ENDORSED

      Port of Seattle Position 3 – Ahmed Abdi – ENDORSED

      Stephanie Bowman – Port of Seattle Position 3 – not endorsed (motion made)

      Port of Seattle Position 4 – John Persak – ENDORSED

      Peter Steinbrueck – TABLED

      Mitzi Johanknecht – King County Sheriff moved for endorsement – NOT ENDORSED

      Auburn Mayor – Nancy Backus – ENDORSED

      Auburn City council position 6 – Larry Brown – ENDORSED

      Bellevue City Council position 6 – Lynn robinson – ENDORSED

      Burien City Council position 1 – Pedro Olguin – ENDORSED

      Des Moines City Council position 1 – Anthony Martinelli – ENDORSED

      Federal Way Mayor – Jim Ferrell – ENDORSED

      Bothell City Council – Rosemary McCullough – NOT ENDORSED

      Kenmore City Council – Nigel Herbig – ENDORSED

      Kent Mayor – Elizabeth Albertson – NOT ENDORSED

      Kirkland City Council Position 7 – Jon Pascal – ENDORSED

      Lake Forest Park City Council position 3 – Benjamin Gonzales O’Brien – ENDORSED

      Lake Forest Park City Council Postion 5 – Mark Phillips – ENDORSED

      Seattle Mayor

      Jenny Durkan – moved and seconded – Failed

      Jessyn Farrell – moved and seconded – Failed

      Bob Hasagawa – moved and seconded – ENDORSED

      Cary Moon – moved and seconded – Failed

      Seattle City Attorney – Scott Lindsay – Failed

      Shoreline City Council Position 5 – Susan Chang – ENDORSED

      Carolyn Ahlgreem – Failed

      Tukwila City council position 7 – De’Sean Quinn – ENDORSED

      Mercer Island School Director Pos 4 – Diana Lein – ENDORSED

      Northshore School Board Director Position 2 – Bob Swain – ENDORSED

      Proposition 1 – YES – ENDORSED


      Amended budget passed and the KCDCC will be hiring a full time Executive Director. They will be taking applications for the position soon. Also approved in the budget was to expand insurance coverage for the officers in the King County Democrats.

      Lastly, we voted on the replacement for Chad Lupkes as State Committeeman and Jon Culver won the position.