King County Democrats choose new officers for 2017-2018 midterm elections cycle

SEATTLE — At a reorganization meeting today in South Park, members of the King County Democratic Central Committee selected nine at-large officers for the 2017-2018 midterm election cycle, including, for the first time, a Chair and First Vice Chair who are both under thirty. A record number of precinct committee officers — each representing one precinct in King County — showed up to participate in this year’s meeting, with high interest in the nine officer positions driving turnout.

The nine individuals elected to lead the county organization for the next two years are:

  • Bailey Stober, Chair (Auburn)
  • Cat Williams, First Vice Chair (Woodinville)
  • Michael Maddux, Second Vice Chair (Seattle)
  • Orchideh Raisdanai, Third Vice Chair (Duvall)
  • Bridget Hudson , Fourth Vice Chair (Seattle)
  • Nancy Podschwit, Treasurer (Renton)
  • Roger Crew, Secretary (Mercer Island)
  • Chad Lupkes, State Committeemember (male) (Seattle)
  • Jessa Lewis, State Committeemember (female) (Seattle)

“I am honored and humbled to serve as the new Chair of the King County Democrats. I want to thank Rich Erwin for his service to our community and our party. For the first time in recent history this organization has elected a young, biracial, South King County Democrat to its highest post and I am thrilled to answer that call. I am looking forward to rebuilding, rebranding and reestablishing our party over the next two years. We’ve got plenty of work to do and plenty of races to win,” said Stober.

About the King County Democrats

The Democratic Party of Martin Luther King Jr. County works to elect Democrats who are committed to the party’s core values of freedom, opportunity, and inclusion to all levels of office. King County is home to more than a third of the state’s voters and has a proud tradition of supporting Democratic candidates and progressive causes.