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2014 MDC Endorsements

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle has made the following endorsements for the 2014 elections. The majority of the MDC’s voting membership believes these candidates and campaigns represent and will promote the progressive values we cherish. Please consider casting your votes accordingly.

US Congress

District 1, Suzan DelBene

District 5, Joe Pakootas 

District 7, Jim McDermott

District 8, Jason Ritchie

District 9, Adam Smith


WA Legislature

1st LD

Rep Pos 1, Derek Stanford

Rep Pos 2, Luis Moscoso

5th LD

Rep Pos 1, Essie Hicks

Rep Pos 2, David Spring

11th LD

Rep Pos 1, Zack Hudgins

Rep Pos 2, Steve Berquist

30th LD

Senate, Shari Song

Rep Pos 1, Greg Baruso

Rep Pos 2, Roger Freeman

31st LD

Rep Pos 1, Mike Sando

32nd LD

Senate, Maralyn Chase

Rep Pos 1, Cindy Ryu

Rep Pos 2, Ruth Kagi

33rd LD

Senate, Karen Keiser

Rep Pos 1, Tina Orwall

Rep Pos 2, Mia Gregorson

34th LD

Senate, Sharon Nelson

Rep Pos 1, Eileen Cody

Rep Pos 1, Joe Fitzgibbon

36th LD

Senate, Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Rep Pos 1, Reuven Carlyle

Rep Pos 2, Gael Tarleton

37th LD

Senate, Louis Watanabe

Rep Pos 1, Sharon Tomiko Santos

Rep Pos 1, Eric Pettigrew

41st LD

Rep Pos 1, Tana Senn

Rep Pos 2, Judy Clibborn

42nd LD 

Senate, Seth Fleetwood 

43rd LD

Senate, Jamie Pederson

Rep Pos 1, Brady Walkinshaw

Rep Pos 2, Frank Chopp

45th LD

Senate, Matt Isenhower

Rep Pos 1, Roger Goodman

Rep Pos 2, Larry Springer

46th LD

Senate, David Frockt

Rep Pos 1, Gerry Pollet

Rep Pos 2, Jessyn Farrell

47th LD

Senate, Carol Barber

Rep Pos 1, Chris Barringer

Rep Pos 2, Pat Sullivan

48th LD

Senate, Cyrus Habib

Rep Pos 1, Ross Hunter

Rep Pos 2, Joan McBride



State Supreme Court

Pos 1, Mary Yu

Pos 3, Mary Fairhurst

Pos 4, Charles Johnson

Pos 7, Debra Stephens

Court of Appeals Div 1 Dist 1

Pos 6, Ann Schindler

King County Superior Court

Pos 27, Tanya Thorp

Pos 47, Roger Rogoff

King County District Court

NE Dist Pos 1, Janet Garrow

NE Dist Pos 3, Lisa O'Toole

SW Dist Pos 4, Vicki Seitz

W Dist Pos 2, Mark Chow

Seattle Municipal Court

Pos 1, Ed McKenna 

Pos 2, Carolyn Kimi Kondo

Pos 3, Steven Rosen

Pos 4, Judith Hightower

Pos 5, Willie Gregory

Pos 6, Karen Donohue 

Pos 7, Damon Shadid


Please note: King County District Court candidates not listed above received "no endorsement" by voting members at our September 24 general election endorsement meeting.


Ballot measures

WA State Initiative Measure No. 1351, YES

WA State Initiative Measure No. 591, NO

WA State Initiative Measure No. 594, YES

WA State Advisory Vote No. 8 (Senate Bill 6506), MAINTAIN

WA State Advisory Vote No. 9 (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1287), MAINTAIN 

Seattle Proposition 1 (Seattle Transportation Benefit District), YES
Seattle Proposition 2 (Elevated Rail System), NO
Early Learning Propositions 1A and 1B: as these were not on our endorsement ballot, a motion was made and carried to suspend the rules so that those present could vote without previous notice having been given. The MDC first endorsedYES as to the question of whether either of the propositions should be adopted, allowing for individual consideration of the propositions. As to the question of which proposition should be adopted, a motion to adopt 1A failed, a motion to adopt 1B failed, and a motion to adopt neither carried.