WA 23rd Legislative District Democrats

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Debbie Hollyer

  • 5 May 2020 7:19 PM | Debbie Hollyer (Administrator)

    Message From: Tina Podlodowski, WA Democratic Chair

    Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 8:36 AM

    Hey Democrats - let’s spend some GOP money!

    There’s an important date that's coming up in less than two week - our local candidate filing deadline for office. May 11th through the 15th is filing week - the deadline for candidates to file for office. So far, we've got Democrats declared as candidates for 101 of the 126 legislative seats that are up for election in 2020. But that means there are still 25 legislative seats where Republicans are running unopposed. 


    We ESPECIALLY need folks to run against the big surplus GOP incumbents - so we spend THEIR money.


    An unopposed Republican candidate guarantees a GOP re-election in a year where the wild political dynamics and Trump's deep unpopularity can put seats across Washington in play. Next, it lets those unopposed Republicans raise money, then funnel it to seats that are contested instead of spending it themselves, putting us at a financial disadvantage to the other side in some of these key seats. Three, it hurts our party building efforts when we don't have Democrats represented on our legislative ballots. It's important that we give our voters democratic candidates to vote for and make sure that our coordinated campaign has candidates that they can work hard to support in these districts. 


    We were almost at 100% in every race in every place in 2018, and that surely made a difference!

    Here are the “fat surplus” targets in both the House and the Senate with their current surplus account totals - CAN YOU HELP US RECRUIT?




    We're working to find candidates to step up in these districts, but we have just weeks to do so, by May 15th. We need your help to track down people you know might be interested in running. We also have help from Alex Bond, who you can reach at alex@wa-democrats.org. He's working with the party to help track and coordinate our recruitment efforts  in this last set of races, and can provide information on how to run for office to interested people or candidates. If people you know are interested in running, or you have a recommendation for someone for us to “recruit”, send him an email and he'll be in touch with you, or just respond to this email and I’ll make it happen!


    Be well, stay safe, and thanks so much - 



    Tina Podlodowski, Chair, Washington State Democrats



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  • 5 May 2020 6:58 PM | Debbie Hollyer (Administrator)

    Make a cup of coffee and join us at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 6th for information and discussion on re-filing for another PCO Term.

    Weekly PCO meetings will be held online every Wednesday from 11:30 to 1:00 pm via Zoom for the foreseeable future. These zoom sessions are replacing our monthly first Thursday PCO workshops at the Poulsbo Inn. 

    Let us know if an evening session would work better for you.

    Wed. May 6th Agenda:

    • PCO Candidate Filing Information, Q & A

    • Why I became a PCO.  Goals achieved, what's working? what's not?

    • WA State PCO Handbook.  Access Here.

    • Progress for precinct outreach.

    • VoteBuilder Q & A, Assistance, Schedule VoteBuilder Training. 

    • This week's Action Item(s).

    Join Zoom Meeting 
    Meeting ID: 356 969 259 

    Need Help with Setting Up for a Zoom Meeting? Contact us below.

    For more information contact the LD23 PCO Organizing Committee:  


  • 5 May 2020 6:30 PM | Debbie Hollyer (Administrator)

    Precinct Committee Officers committed to engaging with our precinct neighbors will want to file for re-election.  Those interested in re-engaging as PCOs need to file with the County Auditor during the week of May 11-15. Online filing will start at 9 am on May 11. 

    Your current PCO term ends on November 30, 2020.

    Election of new Resident PCOs takes place on August 4, 2020 in the Primary Election. New 2 year terms begin December 1, 2020.

    • PCO candidate applications must be filed/received by Kitsap Auditor’s Office for the new term during the week of May 11, 2020 - May 15.  
    • Applications may be submitted online or In-Person via the Kitsap County Auditor’s office; however, the Kitsap Auditor’s office is currently closed for Covid-19 shutdown.
    • There is NO PCO filing fee.
    • Use this link for PCO Application
    • If you plan to apply to continue being a PCO of your resident precinct please let us know by emailing LD23pcodemocrats@gmail.com. This helps us inform incoming PCO requests by LD23 Democrats. 
    • All precincts with one filed resident candidate will automatically be elected.

    2020 Candidate Filing period begins Monday, May 11 and ends Friday, May 15.

    If you’re a candidate filing for a state office, please review our State Candidates Guide 2020

    See WA Democratic PCO Handbook to review PCO Responsibilities.


    Key Dates for Candidate Filing

    • Starting April 27- Candidate may submit by mail to Kitsap Auditor’s Office.
    • May 11 - Official Candidate Filing Week opens. Online filing and in-person filing begins.
    • May 15 - Final day for all candidates to file for office, and Lot Draw for ballot order.  Online filing ends 4pm.
    • May 18 - Candidate withdrawal deadline.
    • May 19 - Last day for Secretary of State to certify candidates to County Auditors.
    • August 4 - PCO Elections

    More info on Candidate Filing - Kitsap County Auditor’s Office & S.O.S.



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