2015 Legislative District Reorganizations

The reorganization meetings for the 2015-2016 term for the legislative district organizations of King County are currently scheduled as follows. Please note that the 31st, 32nd, and 48th Districts are NOT meeting at their usual time and place for this.

Go here for proposed agenda and rules for these meetings.

The temporary chairs who will convene these meetings will be appointed after the KCDCC reorganization.

LD When Where
1st Monday, January 12, 2015
7:00PM
IUOE Hall 18701 120th Ave NE
Bothell
5th Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00PM
King County Library Services Center 960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah
11th Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7:00PM
Renton Carpenters Hall 231 Burnett Avenue North
Renton
30th Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7:00PM
WEA Building 32032 Weyerhaueser Way S
Federal Way
31st Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7:00PM
East Pierce Fire & Rescue Station #11 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E
Bonney Lake
32nd Saturday, December 6, 2014
6:00PM
Mountlake Terrace Senior Center 23000 Lakeview Dr
Mountlake Terrace
33rd Monday, January 19, 2015
7:00PM
Normandy Park Congregational Church 19247 1st Avenue South
Normandy Park
34th Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:00PM
The Hall at Fauntleroy 9131 California Ave SW
Seattle
36th Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00PM
Phinney Neighborhood Center (lower building) 6615 Dayton Ave N
Seattle
37th Monday, January 12, 2015
7:30PM
Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 S Alaska St
Seattle
41st Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00PM
Tyee Middle School 13630 SE Allen Rd
Bellevue
43rd Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7:00PM
University Heights Community Center 5031 University Way NE
Seattle
45th Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7:00PM
Old Redmond School House Community Center 16600 NE 80th St
Redmond
46th Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:30PM
Olympic View Elementary School 504 NE 95th St
Seattle
47th Wednesday, January 7, 2015
7:00PM
IAM Hall A St SW at 2nd St SW
Auburn
48th Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:00PM
NW Arts Center 9825 NE 24th
Bellevue
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Carol Gregory Selected by KC Council for 30th LD House Seat

Today, the King County Council voted 8-0 to appoint Carol Gregory to the open 30th LD State Representative seat (position #2, vacated when Roger Freeman passed away). District #6 Councilmember Jane Hague was not present for the vote. The appointment is now waiting on the action of the Pierce County Council.

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Rich Erwin elected chair of the King County Democrats for 2015-2016

The King County Democrats began the 2015-2016 election cycle yesterday with an exciting, well-attended reorganization meeting at the IAM Hall in Seattle’s South Park, at which more than two hundred Democratic precinct committee officers gathered to choose the party’s leadership for the next two years.

By a final vote of one hundred and five to eighty-nine, Mercer Island Democratic activist Rich Erwin was elected as the new chair. The runner up candidate, Omaha Sternberg, was subsequently elected by acclamation as First Vice Chair. Outgoing King County Chair Karl de Jong was not a candidate, having announced in October he would not seek another term.

The power went out in the midst of the voting for chair, causing the overhead lights and microphones to quit working, but the meeting went on and all business was successfully concluded. The power came back on just as Erwin was taking over the meeting as the newly-elected chair.

Erwin, fifty-three, has been active in Democratic politics for over a decade. He supported Howard Dean’s campaign for the presidency in 2003 and joined Democracy for America when it was formed the following year. He helped organize a portion of the media campaign against I-1240 (charter schools) in 2012, and has served in the party primarily as a vice chair of the 41st District Democrats.

“I am deeply honored to be elected to this position,” said Erwin. “I look forward to working with my fellow Democrats to win more victories in November and advance the ideals of the Democratic Party as we work toward improving the lives of the citizens of King County.”

Nine positions were filled at the reorganization meeting, which is required to be held at the beginning of every election cycle by state law and party rules. Only precinct committee officers elected at the August 2014 Top Two election and taking office on December 1st, 2014 were eligible to vote.

Five of the individuals elected are returning as officers for new two-year terms; four are joining the leadership. The following is a complete list of the King County Democrats’ new officers (parentheses indicate the area of the county each individual is from):

Chair: Rich Erwin (Eastside)
First Vice Chair: Omaha Sternberg (South County)
Second Vice Chair: Joel Ware (Seattle)
Third Vice Chair: Christina Lewis (Seattle)
Fourth Vice Chair: Julius Caesar Robinson (South County)
State Committeeman: Javier Valdez (Seattle)
State Committeewoman: Ann Martin (Seattle)
Treasurer: Dave Fish (Eastside)
Secretary: Roger Crew (Eastside)

About the King County Democrats
The King County Democratic Central Committee is the face and voice of the Democratic Party in King County, working to elect Democratic candidates to office at every level of government and advocating for public policies rooted in Democratic values.

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