Executive Board Makes Recommendations for 2017 Primary!


After interviewing candidates for six evenings and a full Saturday, the 36th Executive Board met May 11th and 20th and made the following recommendations for the 2017 Primary Election:

King County Prop. 1 (Arts Levy) Approve
King County Executive [No Recommendation]
King County Sheriff John Urquhart
Court of Appeals – Div. I – Pos. 2 Michael Spearman
Court of Appeals – Div. I – Pos. 5 David Mann
Port of Seattle – Pos. 1 Ryan Calkins
Port of Seattle – Pos. 3 Ahmed Abdi
Port of Seattle – Pos. 4 [No recommendation]
Seattle Mayor No Endorsement**
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes
Seattle City Council – Pos. 8 Teresa Mosqueda
Seattle City Council – Pos. 9 Lorena González
School Board – Dist. IV Eden Mack
School Board – Dist. V Andre Helmstetter

** Please note that for the Mayor’s race, the Executive Board is affirmatively recommending a No Endorsement motion.  This is not because the E-board dislikes all the candidates.  Instead, the Executive Board feels it is too early to endorse in the Mayor’s race and the 36th should wait until after the Primary to weigh in.  If the No Endorsement motion passes, it will have the same effect as if several endorsement motions were made but all failed.  If no one is endorsed in the Primary, the organization will consider endorsements in the General from scratch.


36th District Democrats Endorsement Meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Seattle Labor Temple
2800 1st Avenue

Check out our 2017 Endorsement Rules!