The King County Democrats embrace the principles of the Democratic Party, and work across King County to promote those principles by building a strong party organization, recruiting candidates and electing Democrats. The organization works closely with the Washington State Democrats, the 17 Legislative District Democratic organizations, and our elected officials.
King County, Washington is the 12th most populous county in the United States, and contains nearly a third of all voters in the State of Washington. Seventeen (17) different Legislative Districts represent at least some precincts within parts of the county, as well as 5 out of the 9 Congressional Districts of the State delegation.
The Democratic Party is very strong in King County. Four of the five Congressional Districts, the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 9th in the 2001-2011 decade, are represented by Democrats, and most of the Legislative District representatives to Olympia are Democrats. The party organizations at a local level are getting stronger every year. The map changed a bit in 2011 due to redistricting, but we’re still 3 out of 4 CD’s (1st, 7th and 9th with hopes for the 8th).
The King County Democratic Party is organized under Washington State Law and is chartered by the Washington State Democratic Party.
Our Bylaws form the foundation for our structure, and define the roles and responsibilities for our Officers and opportunities for our Members. This is an organization formed of, by and for the progressive activists that make up our membership. It’s all about you as an activist and a citizen.
Read our Bylaws (PDF) – last updated April 26, 2011.
The King County Democratic Central Committee has established the following Standing Rules as supplements to our Bylaws:
The resolution rules and procedures are described on the Resolution page, along with a list of resolutions.
Precinct Committee Officers
Precinct Committee Officers (PCO’s) are elected during each Even-year Primary Election in all 2500+ precincts around the county. These PCO’s are the people who do the work during the year to engage, educate and empower the citizens of our county.
Our bylaws identify certain officers with duties that they perform during the election season. The full list of officers is posted here.
What do you want our government to do? How do you want our community to grow, change and thrive? That’s who we are and what we’re about. Every two years we go through the Caucus Cycle and hear your voices. What comes from that is our Platform, articulating the values we hold, the legislation we wish to see, and the community we wish to help build.
Read our Platform (PDF) – This version was approved at the 2012 King County Convention.
King County District Maps