May Endorsements Meeting Minutes

Minutes are only posted after the Executive Board has voted to approve the minutes at the following Membership Meeting.  The minutes for the May Membership meeting were approved at the June Membership Meeting.


7p KCDCC Chair Bailey Stober calls meeting to order. Led Pledge of Allegiance.

Michael Wolfe rises to nominate Alec Stephens for Chair. Second.

David McClelland rises to nominate Juan Ponce for Chair. Second.

Heyward Evans nominated for Chair by Lem Howell. Second.

 

7:04p  Motion to suspend rules to allow Acting PCOs to vote. Chair ruled out of order per bylaws of LD, County, and State organizations.

 

7:07 Juan Ponce rises to give address the body in favor of his nomination.

 

7:09 Mr. Evans rises to address the body in favor of his nomination.

 

7:12 Mr. Stephens rises to address the body in favor of his nomination.

 

7:14 Chair Stober calls for ballots to be dispersed. Voting begins for 37th LD Democratic Chair.

 

7:25 Chair Stober calls for order. Alec Stephens elected as Chair on the first ballot by a vote of 9 (Juan) 11 (Heyward) to 34 (Alec).

 

7:27 Chair Stephens adjourns meeting. 5 minute recess before calling to order the Endorsement Meeting.

 

7:36 Chair Stephens calls room to order. Provides overview of process. Eligible voters are PCOs, appointed PCOs, acting PCOs, and dues paying members (no later than 25 days before now).  A candidate is only eligible based on a Members motion and second. Candidates have 1 minute followed by 30 seconds for, 30 against, 30 for, 30 against.

 

Ballots are open ballots. A spoiled ballot where you vote for someone who has not been nominated. No endorsement is always a valid choice by our rules, even without a formal nomination of “no endorsement.”

 

7:44 Michael Wolfe rises to nominate State Senator Rebecca Saldana. Second. Motion by Jeanne Legault to nominate by unanimous acclimation. Seconded. Motion carries. Rebecca Saldan nominated via unanimous acclaim.

 

7:46 State Senator Rebecca Saldana addresses body.

 

7:47 Nominations for King Co Exec.

Dow Constantine nominated and seconded.

Moved and seconded for unanimous acclaim. Motion carries. Dow Constantine is endorsed.

 

7:48 Nominations for King County Sheriff:

Sheriff John Urquhart is nominated. Seconded.

Motion to nominate Mitzi Johanknecht. Seconded.

 

7:49: Sheriff Urquhart addresses body.

 

7:51 Mitzi Johanknecht addresses body.

 

7:53 Michael Wolfe rises to speak for Sheriff Urquhart’s nomination.

 

Member rises to speak against Urquhart and Johanknecht nomination.

 

Bob Rosenberger rises to speak for Urquhart nomination.

 

No one rises to speak for Johanknecht nomination.

 

Ballots are dispersed.

 

8:02 Chair calls for order.

 

Metropolitan King County Council District No. 5 open for nominations.

Dave Upthegrove nominated and seconded.

Motion and second for unanimous acclimation.

Dave Upthegrove is endorsed.

 

Court of Appeals Division 1 District 1 Position 2:

Michael Spearman motioned and seconded.

Moved and seconded for unanimous acclaim.

Michael Spearman is endorsed.

 

Court of Appeals Division 1 District 1 Position 5:

David Mann nominated and seconded.

Moved and seconded  for unanimous acclaim.

David Mann is endorsed.

 

City of Renton Council Position 1

Randy Corman nominated and seconded.

Moved and seconded for unanimous acclaim.

Randy Corman is endorsed.

 

City of Renton Council Position 2:

Armondo Pavone is nominated and seconded.

Point of order raised that Armondo Pavone has never declared as a Democrat. Matter is tabled.

 

8:07 Ballot report No Endorsement: 25, Mitzi: 27, John: 96

Urquhart endorsed.

 

8:08 City of Renton Council Position 6:

Jami Smith nominated and seconded.

Moved and seconded for unanimous acclaim.

Jami Smith endorsed.

 

8:10 Jami addressed body.

 

8:11 City of Seattle, City Attorney

Pete Holmes nominated and seconded.

Scott Lindsay nominated and seconded.

 

8:12 Mr. Holmes addresses the body.

 

8:13 Former Chair O’Sullivan speaks in favor of Holmes nomination.

None rise to speak against.

 

8:14 Mr. Lindsay addresses the body.

 

8:16 Member rises to speak in favor of Mr. Lindsay nomination.

Derek Richards rises to speak against Mr. Lindsay nomination.

Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire rises to speak in favor of Mr. Lindsay nomination.

 

8:17 Ballots are dispersed and voting begins.

 

8:21 City of Seattle, Council Position 8 open for nominations.

Sheley Secrest, Teresa Mosqueda, Hisam Goueli, Charlene Strong, Sarah Nelson, No Endorsement moved and seconded.

 

8:25 Sheley Secrest addresses the body in favor of her nomination.

 

8:27 Tandy Williams rises to speak in favor of Sheley Secrest.

 

8:28 Teresa Mosqueda addresses the body in favor of her nomination.

 

8:29 Claude Burrfect rises to speak in favor of Teresa Mosqueda’s nomination.

 

8:31 Guy Anthony Paramore speaks against Teresa’s nomination.

 

8:32 Member rises to speak for Teresa’s nomination.

 

8:33 Richard Conlin rises to speak on behalf of Sarah Nelson.

 

8:34 No one rises to speak for Sarah Nelson therefor no speeches against.

 

8:35 Hisam Goueli rises to speak on behalf of his nomination.

 

8:36 Randy Engstrom rises to speak for Hisam’s nomination.

 

8:37 Charlene Strong rises to speak on behalf of her nomination.

 

8:38 Cindy Laws rises to speak for Charlene’s nomination.

 

8:39 Stephen Reed rises to speak for no endorsement.

 

8:40 Ballots are disbursed. Voting begins.

 

8:46 Seattle City Attorney results:

 

Pete Holmes 112

Scott Lindsay 38

No Endorsement 6

 

Pete Holmes is endorsed.

 

8:47 Mr. Holmes addresses the body.

 

8:48 City of Renton Municipal Court Judge opened for nominations.

 

Terry Jurado is nominated and seconded. Moved and seconded for unanimous acclaim.

 

Terry Jurado is endorsed.

 

8:49 City of Seattle Council Position No. 9

Pat Murakami nominated and seconded.

Lorena Gonzalez nominated and seconded.

Ty Pethe nominated and seconded.

 

8:50 Pat Murakami addresses the body in favor of her nomination.

8:51 Bob Rosenberger rises in favor of Pat’s nomination.

 

8:52 Councilmember Gonzalez speaks in favor of her nomination.

 

8:53 Elissa Goss rises to speak in favor of Lorena’s nomination.

 

8:55 Mariana Cornstrom rises to speak against Lorena’s nomination.

 

8:56 Tandy Williams rises to speak in favor of Lorena’s nomination.

 

8:57 Fred Cornstrom rises to speak against Lorena’s nomination.

 

8:58 Ty Pethe rises to speak in favor of his nomination.

 

8:59 Evan Allen rises to speak in favor of Ty’s nomination.

 

9:00 Ballots are dispersed. Voting begins on Position 9.

 

9:01 City Council Position 8 results: No consensus reached.

 

Secrest 32

Mosqueda 66

Nelson 4

Goueli 13

Strong 5

No Endorsement 38

 

9:06 Member rises to speak for Teresa’s nomination.

 

9:08 Member rises to speak in favor of Hisam’s nomination.

 

9:09 Jami Smith rises to speak in favor of Secrest’s nomination.

 

9:10 Stephen Reed speaks for No Endorsement.

 

9:12 Chris Lampkin rises against No Endorsement.

 

9:13 Member rises in favor of No Endorsement.

 

9:13 Tommy Hawklin rises against No Endorsement.

 

9:14 Result on Council Position 9. Councilmember Gonzalez is endorsed.

 

Pat Murakami 22

Lorena Gonzalez 126

Ty Pethe 3

No Endorsement 3

 

9:15 Councilmember Gonzalez addresses the body.

 

9:16 Ballots are dispersed for Council Position 8. Voting commences.

 

9:20 Mayor nominations opened.

Bob Hasegawa nominated and seconded.

Mike McGinn nominated and seconded.

Jessyn Farrell nominated and seconded.

Jenny Durkan nominated and seconded.

Cary Moon nominated and seconded.

No endorsement nominated and seconded.

 

9:22 Mr. Hasegawa rises to speak in favor of his nomination.

 

9:23 Jessa Lewis rises to speak in favor of Mr. Hasegawa’s nomination.

 

9:24 Mr. McGinn speaks on behalf of his nomination.

 

9:25 Member rises to speak in favor of Mr. McGinn’s nomination.

 

9:27 Tandy Williams rises to speak against McGinn.

 

9:28 Sharon Maeda speaks in favor of McGinn.

 

9:29 Member speaks against McGinn.

 

9:30: Jessyn Farrell speaks in favor of her endorsement.

 

9:31 Rob Harrison rises to speak in favor of Ms. Farrell’s nomination.

 

9:32 Jenny Durkan speaks in favor her nomination.

 

9:33 Lem Howell speaks in favor of Durkan’s nomination.

 

9:34 Chase Cross speaks against Durkan nomination.

 

9:35 Juan Cotto speaks in favor of Durkan’s nomination.

 

9:36 Cary Moon speaks in favor of her nomination.

 

9:37 Member rises to speak in favor of Moon’s nomination.

 

9:38 No one rises to speak in favor of No Endorsement.

 

Chair announces that no other races will be voted on tonight due to time constraints.

 

Position 8 Round 2 Results:

 

Secrest 41

Mosqueda 75

Goueli 7

Strong 4

No Endorsement 30

 

9:40 Ballots dispersed for Mayor.

 

9:46 Ballots dispersed for Position 8.

 

9:52 Mayor Round 1

No Endorsement 14

Moon 11

Durkan 31

Farrell 19

McGinn 10

Hasegawa 64

 

9:54 Mayor Round 2 Ballots dispersed

 

9:57 Pos 8 Round 3

No Endorsement 19

Secrest 46

Mosquedad 80

 

9:58 Dual Endorsement of Mosqueda and Secrest moved and seconded. Dual Endorsement passes by opinion of the Chair.

 

10:03 Mayor Round 2

NO Endorsement 9

Moon 10

Durkan 28

Hasegawa 55

Vote postponed to next meeting.

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