Information for Candidates
Thank you for your interest in receiving an endorsement from the King County Democrats.
To receive an endorsement from the King County Democrats, you will need to fill out one of the following six (6) questionnaires (which are also required by most King County LD organizations), depending on which office you are running for:
- Federal Questionnaire [US Senator, US Representative]
- Governor Questionnaire
- Lieutenant Governor Questionnaire
- Other Statewide Offices Questionnaire [Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Public Lands, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner]
- State Legislature Questionnaire [WA Senator, WA Representative]
- Judicial Questionnaire [WA Supreme Court, KC Superior Court]
Completed questionnaires should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Questionnaire deadlines are as follows:
|May 29, 2020||in order to be considered by the Committee for the August election (new rule for 2020)|
|August 18, 2020||in order to be considered by the Committee for the November general election (new rule for 2020)|
|7 days in advance
|in order to be considered at an Executive Board meeting (4th Tuesday; where the final endorsement votes are taken)
The seven day requirement is in our bylaws and cannot be waived or suspended
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 Executive Board meeting).
We recommend you submit your questionnaire sooner than the deadlines 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.
If you are running for a State Senator or State Representative position, you must be endorsed by the relevant Democratic Legislative District organization before you can be endorsed by the King County Democrats. In this case,you will want to contact the Chair or Endorsements Chair of that legislative district organization and schedule yourself in the process there.
After submitting your questionnaire, you should make an appointment to interview with the Endorsements Committee by contacting the current endorsement chair (email@example.com). Candidates who interview with the committee have a much higher likelihood of being recommended and/or endorsed.
Please contact us with any questions about the endorsements process. You may also wish to review our full endorsement procedures.