Legislative Action Committee Meeting, Sunday January 15

Please join us Sunday, January 15th 2:00pm – 4:00pm for our first Legislative Action Committee meeting of 2017
at the Capitol Hill Seattle Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle

Guest Speakers will be

  • Rep. Nicole Macri (43rd LD) discussion of Housing priorities
  • Members of the Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Sara Franklin and Bob Rosenberger (co-Chairs), Sarajane Siegfriedt (Vice Chair)

Congratulations to New 48th LD Senator Patty Kuderer and New 48th LD Representative Vandana Slatter

Last week, the Metropolitan King County Council voted to appoint Representative Patty Kuderer to take the place of Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib in the Washington State Senate, representing the 48thth Legislative District (which spans Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point, Hunts Point and Medina). Representative Kuderer then vacated her seat in the House of Representatives. The Metropolitan King County Council immediately voted to appoint Bellevue City Councilmember Vandana Slatter to finish the term vacated by Representative Kuderer.

King County Democratic Chair Bailey Stober issued the following statement in response to the Council’s vote.

“I am excited to congratulate Senator Kuderer and Representative Vandana Slatter. Both are high quality elected officials who already have a track record of delivering results for the constituents in the 48th District. I am excited that Senator Kuderer will be able to continue to work on issues that are important to our democratic values. I am thrilled that Representative Slatter will be joining the King County delegation in Olympia, she will truly be a rising star in our party.”

King County Democrats congratulate Rebecca Saldaña on being appointed to the Washington State Senate

Today, the Metropolitan King County Council voted to appoint Rebecca Saldaña to take the place of Pramila Jayapal in the Washington State Senate, representing the 37th Legislative District (which spans Beacon Hill, Central District, Rainer Valley, Columbia City, Rainier Beach, and part of Renton).

King County Democratic Chair Bailey Stober issued the following statement in response to the Council’s vote.

“We sent three highly qualified candidates to the King County Council and they had a difficult choice to make. I want to thank Rory O’Sullivan, Rebecca Saldaña, and Shasti Conrad for their participation in this nomination and appointment process. On behalf of the King County Democrats, I extend our warmest congratulations to Rebecca Saldaña on her appointment to the Senate. Senator Saldaña will bring a much needed voice and perspective to the Senate and the Senate Democratic caucus. I am confident she will serve her constituents in the 37th District and our party well.”

48th LD special nominating caucus postponed due to likely inclement weather

After monitoring the weather situation and consulting with the LD Chair, I am convinced we would create an unsafe situation for our members by asking them to come to a meeting tonight. While winter weather isn’t predicted until 8pm – given the likelihood that we have to conduct back to back nominations for the Senate and House it would be likely we’re still meeting at 8, 9 or even later. I am consulting with our rules expert to see how soon we can reschedule this very important meeting.