Cocktails (or Mocktails) with Candidates

Event Details

Please join us Monday, July 17th @ Rough and Tumble Pub from 4pm – 6pm for our inaugural Cocktails with Candidates! Rough and Tumble Pub is a woman/LGBTQ+ owned local pub in the 36th. The event is all ages and will take place on their patio outdoors. It is on bus routes 17, 18, 29, 40, and 44.

We have some fantastic guests already confirmed –

Current WA AG and WA Gov Candidate Bob Ferguson

AG Candidates Nick Brown & Manka Dhingra

Metropolitan King County Council D4 Candidates Jorge L. Barón, Sarah Reyneveld, & Becka Johnson Poppe

Seattle City Council D5 Candidates Nilu Jenks, Shane Macomber, Cathy Moore & ChrisTiana ObeySumner

Seattle City Councilmember and D6 Candidate Dan Strauss

Seattle City Councilmember and D7 Candidate Andrew Lewis

District 1 School Board Director Candidates Debbie Carlsen & Michael Christophersen

District 2 School Board Director Lisa Rivera Smith

Port of Seattle Pos. 5 Candidates Jesse Tam & Todd Curtis

…and more to come!

We have warmly welcomed all D candidates running for office and our elected officials in office to join us for a chance to meet with and bring out 36th voters. It is open to both endorsed and non-endorsed candidates to drive voter turnout for the August primary and build more civic engagement for the 36th as a body.


The event will not have a formal speaking platform, beyond a welcome and thanks to our sponsors. The idea is to offer a kind of “cocktail hour” where constituents and candidates / electeds can all mingle and speak on a more personal level about our hopes for the city and our party.


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All Ages “Cocktail Hour” where constituents and candidates / electeds can all mingle and speak on a more personal level about our hopes for the city and our party.

The goal here is to encourage more of our population to become civically engaged, grow the Democratic party, and vote.


Monday July 17th 4pm – 6pm


Rough & Tumble Pub (Top Floor Outside Patio) in Ballard

5309 22nd Ave NW

Bus Routes: 17, 18, 29, 40, 44

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More Details

all ages welcome!

Food/Beverages: beer, wine, cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks, non-alcoholic beverages, full food selection and dinner menu GF (trace gluten shared kitchen) & vegetarian options, kids menu

Seating: high stools inside with backs and small seats; metal stools with no backs; low chairs inside molded seat with hard lip but no arms; wooden chairs with partial arms; some wooden banquette seats with moveable tables

COVID Notes: high ceilings top floor / outdoor patio, masks not required (eating & drinking), no additional/specific mitigations

Other Accessibility: Top floor is accessible for wheelchair users with a lift; sensory info: high ceiling & hard surfaces can be noisy when crowded

Questions? Need More Info?

Contact for questions or more information: Chelsea Savage (