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Metropolitan Democratic Club Completes Endorsements for November 2011 Election

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle met this last Wednesday, Sept. 28th, and completed their final round of endorsements for the November 8, 2011 General Election. The following statement was put out by their President Justin Simmons

MDC Members and Friends,

At our meeting yesterday, September 28, the MDC made the following new endorsements for the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 8.

Seattle School Board Pos. 3
Michelle Buetow

Northshore School Board Pos. 2
Joe Marshall

WA State Initiative 1125

WA State Initiative 1163

WA State Initiative 1183

WA State Senate Joint Resolution 8205

WA State Senate Joint Resolution 8206

Seattle Proposition 1
no action advised

Newcastle City Council – Position 4
Frank Irigon

As previously released, our Primary endorsements were the following:

King County Council
Pos. 2, Larry Gossett*
Pos. 4, Larry Phillips
Pos. 6, Richard Mitchell
Pos. 8, Joe McDermott

King County Elections Director
Sherril Huff

King County Assessor
Lloyd Hara*

Port of Seattle
Pos. 2, Gael Tarleton*
Pos. 5, Dean Willard*

Seattle City Council
Pos. 1, Jean Godden*
Pos. 3, Bruce Harrell*
Pos. 5, Tom Rasmussen*
Pos. 9, Sally Clark*

Seattle School Board
Pos. 1, Sharon Peaslee*
Pos. 2, Kate Martin*
Pos. 6, Marty McLaren

Court of Appeals, Div. 1, Dist. 1, Pos. 2
Michael Spearman

Families& Education Levy
endorsed approval

*Asterisks indicate current MDC members.
The majority of the MDC’s voting membership believes these candidates and campaigns represent and will promote the progressive values we cherish.

Thanks to all of you who participated in our endorsement process.

Democratically yours,

Justin Simmons, President
Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle

Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle Makes Endorsements for 2011 Elections

The Metropolitan Democratic Cub of Seattle at their last meeting completed their endorsements for the August 16, 2011 Primary. They also made some endorsements which are for candidates and issues on the November 8, 2011 ballot but not the Primary..  At their September 28, 2011  meeting they will make the rest of their endorsements for the November ballot.

Of particular note, they did not endorse any of the incumbent Seattle School Board members following the trend of most other  endorsements by other Democratic organizations. They endorsed 4 of the 5 incumbent Seattle City Council members, but did not endorse anyone in position 7 currently held by Tim Burgess. Democrat Richard Mitchell received the endorsement in the King County Council race for the seat in east King County currently held by Republican Jane Hague.

King County Council

Position 2, Larry Gossett

Position 4, Larry Phillips

Position 6, Richard Mitchell

Position 8, Joe McDermott

King County Elections Director

Sherril Huff

King County Assessor

Lloyd Hara

Port of Seattle

Position 2, Gael Tarleton

Position 5, Dean Willard

Seattle City Council

 Position 1, Jean Godden

Position 3, Bruce Harrell

Position 5, Tom Rasmussen

Position 9, Sally Clark

Seattle School Board

Position 1, Sharon Peaslee

Position 2, Kate Martin

Position 3, John Dunn

Position 6, Marty McLaren

Court of Appeals Division 1, District 1, Position 2

Michael Spearman

 Referendum 1 (pertaining to the tunnel)

endorsed approval

King Cou nty Proposition 1 – (Veterans and Human Services Levy)

endorsed approval

Families & Education Levy (Seattle)

endorsed approval

Metropolitan Democratic Club Endorsements for November 2, 2010 Election

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle has been around now for over 50 years. They have been undergoing a rejuvenation in recent years building membership and being more visible. They have been holding for a long times public forums with a variety of issues and speakers. They meet in downtown Seattle over lunchtime. You can follow their activities on their website and they also have a Facebook page that has a good number of followers.

Their revamped website notes that

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle was established in 1956 to promote new ideas and growth for the Democratic Party and to provide a more progressive alternative to the mainstream Party apparatus. Its founding members were committed to reforming and building the Party by reaching out to independent voters, activating citizen interest and participation in politics, examining issues and supporting measures for the public good, and encouraging and aiding qualified younger candidates in running for public office.

Following is a list of their endorsements of candidates and issues for the November 2, 2010 General Election ballot:


US Senate, Patty Murray

US Rep CD 1, Jay Inslee

US Rep CD 2, Rick Larsen

US Rep CD 7, Jim McDermott

US Rep CD 8, Suzan DelBene

US Rep CD 9, Adam Smith

State Legislative

Rep 1st LD Pos 1, Derek Stanford

Rep 1st LD Pos 2, Luis Moscoso

Rep 5th LD Pos 1, Greg Hoover

Rep 11th LD Pos 1, Zack Hudgins

Rep 11th LD Pos 2, Bob Hasegawa

Sen 30th LD, Tracey Eide

Rep 30th LD Pos 1, Mark Miloscia

Rep 30th LD Pos 2, Carol Gregory

Sen 32nd LD, Maralyn Chase

Rep 32nd LD, Cindy Ryu

Rep 32nd LD Pos 2, Ruth Kagi

Sen 33rd LD, Karen Keiser

Rep 33rd LD Pos 1, Tina Orwall

Rep 33rd LD Pos 2, Dave Upthegrove

Sen 34th LD, Sharon Nelson

Rep 34th LD Pos 1, Eileen Cody

Rep 34th LD, Pos 2, Michael Heavey

Sen 36th LD, Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Rep 36th LD Pos 1, Reuven Carlyle

Rep 36th LD Pos 2, Mary Lou Dickerson

Sen 37th LD, Adam Kline

Rep 37th LD Pos 1, Sharon Tomiko Santos

Rep 37th LD Pos 2, Eric Pettigrew

Sen 41st LD, Randy Gordon

Rep 41st LD Pos 1, Marcie Maxwell

Rep 41st LD Pos 2, Judy Clibborn

Sen 43rd LD, Ed Murray

Rep 43rd LD Pos 1, Jamie Pedersen

Rep 43rd LD Pos 2, Frank Chopp

Sen 45th LD, Eric Oemig

Rep 45th LD Pos 1, Roger Goodman

Rep 45th LD Pos 2, Larry Springer

Sen 46th LD, Scott White

Rep 46th LD Pos 1, David Frockt

Rep 46th LD Pos 2, Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney

Sen 47th LD, Claudia Kauffman

Rep 47th LD Pos 1, Geoffrey Simpson

Rep 47th LD Pos 2, Pat Sullivan

Sen 48th LD, Rodney Tom

Rep 48th LD Pos 1, Ross Hunter

Rep 48th LD Pos 2, Deborah Eddy

King County

Council Dist 8, Joe McDermott

State Judicial

Supreme Court Pos 6, Charlie Wiggins

Court of Appeals Dist 1 Div 1, Michael Spearman

Dist Court, SE Electoral Dist Pos 6, Matt Williams

Seattle Judicial

Municipal Court Pos 1, Ed McKenna

Municipal Court Pos 3, Steve Rosen

Municipal Court Pos 5, Willie Gregory

Municipal Court Pos 6, Karen Donohue

State Ballot Measures

I-1053 NO

I-1100 NO

I-1105 NO

I-1107 NO

I-1082 NO

I-1098 YES

Ref Bill 52 YES

SJR 8225 YES

King County Ballot Measures

Proposition 1 YES

Charter Amendment 1 YES

Charter Amendment 2 YES

Charter Amendment 3 YES

Seattle Public Schools Levy YES

Metropolitan Democratic Club Makes August 21, 2007 Primary Endorsements

The Metropolitan Democratic Club met at noon today in downtown Seattle to consider endorsements for candidates running in the August 21, 2007 Washington State Primary election. The endorsements below include some races that will only appear on the November ballot. The following is a list of candidates endorsed and the positions they are running for. Connections to website are included where available.

King County Prosecutor – Bill Sherman
King County Council Position 2 – Larry Gossett
King County Council Position 4 – Larry Phillips
King County Council Position 6 – Brad Larssen (write-in)
King County Council Position No. 8 – Dow Constantine
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 2 – Gael Tarleton
Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 5 – Alec Fisken
City of Seattle Council Position No.1 – Jean Godden
City of Seattle Position No. 3 – no endorsement
City of Seattle Position No. 5 – Tom Rasmussen
City of Seattle Position No. 7 – David Della
City of Seattle Position No. 9 – Sally J Clark
Seattle School Board #1 – Sally Soriano
Seattle School Board #2 – no endorsement
Seattle School Board #3 – no endorsement
Seattle School Board #6 – Maria Ramirez
King County Prop. No. 1 – Regional and Rural Parks Levy – yes
King County Prop. No. 2 – Open Space, Regional Trails and Woodland Park Zoo Levy – yes