2019 Endorsements

Information for Candidates

Thank you for your interest in receiving an endorsement from the King County Democrats. For the 2019 election cycle, if you are running in a jurisdiction contained within a single legislative district, you must be endorsed by the relevant Democratic Legislative District organization before you can be endorsed by the King County Democrats. Please see below for a list of these jurisdictions, and contact the relevant legislative district endorsements chair about their process.

To receive an endorsement from the King County Democrats, you will also need to fill out one of the following five (5) questionnaires (which is also required by most King County LD organizations), depending on which office you are running for:

  • County Questionnaire [Assessor, Elections Director, and County Council seats] (Word)
  • Port of Seattle Questionnaire (Word)
  • Judicial Questionnaire [Court of Appeals, Superior Court, Municipal Judge] (Word)
  • School District Questionnaire (Word)
  • Municipal Questionnaire [City Councils, Mayors, and all non-school/port special district Commissioners] (Word)

Completed questionnaires should be emailed to questionnaires@kcdems.org.

Please note that we completed a bylaws revision in February 2019, so our endorsement rules have recently changed. Please contact us with any questions about the endorsements process. You may also wish to review our full endorsement procedures.

You must submit your questionnaire directly to KCDCC to be considered. Questionnaires forwarded from a legislative district, King County Young Democrats, or a Democratic club will not be accepted.

After submitting your questionnaire, you should make an appointment to interview with the Endorsements Committee by contacting the current endorsement chair (endorsements-chair@kcdems.org). Candidates who interview with the committee have a much higher likelihood of being recommended and/or endorsed.

At a minimum, your questionnaire must be received seven days in advance of an endorsements committee or executive board meeting at which you want your candidacy to be considered. This requirement is in our bylaws and cannot be waived or suspended. We recommend you submit your questionnaire sooner than the 7 day deadline in order to provide as many days as possible for consideration — please remember that our endorsements committee and executive board are all volunteers, so the more time you allow us the better.

All candidates who have submitted questionnaires are listed here; this list will update at least every few days (and also on the 7th day before any meeting).

If you are running in a jurisdiction contained within a single legislative district, you must be endorsed by the relevant Democratic Legislative District organization before you can be endorsed by the King County Democrats. This change is in our new bylaws. If you are running for a position in one of these jurisdictions you will want to contact the Chair or Endorsements Chair of that legislative district organization and schedule yourself in the process there:

Jurisdiction Legislative District
City of Algona 30
Town of Beaux Arts Village 41
City of Black Diamond 5
City of Carnation 5
City of Clyde Hill 48
City of Duvall 45
City of Federal Way 30
Town of Hunts Point 48
City of Kenmore 46
City of Lake Forest Park 46
City of Maple Valley 5
City of Medina 48
City of Mercer Island 41
City of Milton 30
City of Newcastle 41
City of Normandy Park 33
City of North Bend 5
City of Pacific 30
City of SeaTac 33
City of Shoreline 32
Town of Skykomish 39
City of Snoqualmie 5
City of Tukwila 11
City of Woodinville 45
Town of Yarrow Point 48
Mercer Island School District No. 400 41
Vashon Island School District No. 402 34
Skykomish School District No. 404 39
Fife School District No. 417 30
Shoreline Fire Department 32
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue 34
Fire District No. 16 46
Fire District No. 38 5
Fire District No. 50 39
Snoqualmie Pass Fire District No. 51 5
Woodinville Fire & Rescue 45
East Pierce Fire & Rescue 30
Water District No. 1 48
Water District No. 19 34
Water District No. 54 33
Lake Forest Park Water District 46
Lake Meridian Water District 47
Water District No. 117 41
Water District No. 123 5
Fall City Water District 5
Northeast Sammamish Sewer & Water District 45
Highlands Sewer District 32
Ronald Wastewater District 32
Snoqualmie Pass Utility District 5
Stevens Pass Sewer District 39
Vashon Sewer District 34
Si View Metropolitan Park District 5
Vashon-Maury Island Park & Recreation District 34
Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District 11
King County Airport District 34
King County Cemetery District No. 1 34