WA 23rd Legislative District Democrats

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Debbie Hollyer

  • 17 Nov 2020 12:50 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Greetings LD23 PCOs,

    I hope we’re all taking our own time to rest in the victory of ‘We the People” and celebrate four years of our efforts to right the wrongs in our nation. Lots of work ahead but important to acknowledge our determination and contributions. Congratulations Everyone. We showed up to vote and worked to get many others to do the same.  May the Electoral College vote and the Presidential Inauguration quiet our angst of four long grueling years and set us on a course of increasing our determination to remain civically engaged. 


    •Monday, November 16th deadline has been extended to November 19, the last day to submit your important input via the PCO Survey sent by WA Dems.  85% of our PCO participation will award LD23 with $1000 for continuing to do our good work.  If you haven’t yet, asking for your participation please.  Thank you.

    SAVE THE DATES, PCO attendance required:

    •Monday, November 16th is also the next KCDCC general zoom meeting. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.  

    •Thursday, Nov. 19th LD23 General Zoom Meeting, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Celebration & ReOrg news and discussion.

    •Thursday, Dec. 17th LD23 ReOrg Meeting, Only Elected PCOs will vote in this election.  Attendance mandatory. More at #5 below.

    PCO News & Information:

    1) Thank you to everyone who participated in our PCO postcard 'get out the vote’ outreach. For those who were unable to participate for many of life’s reasons,  our PCO team worked hard to engage volunteers to ensure your precincts were included.  It was an amazing effort by 57 of our 70 PCOs and 30+ community volunteers.  A total of 8210 pledges were made to send out postcards to LD23’s strong dems, likely dems, and independent/dems.

    2) Thank you to all of  LD23’s 70 PCOs who have served in our current 2 year term ending November 30, 2020.

    All current PCO VoteBuilder Accounts will expire on November 30 at 8:00 p.m.  

    New accounts will be generated for newly Elected PCOs and  projected available Jan. 20, 2021, after KCDCC re-org vote.

    3) Congratulations and Welcome to 2020-2022 Elected Precinct Committee Officers.    (*New to our team)

    PCOs were officially elected in our August Primary.  Only precincts with more than one candidate were listed on the ballot for a vote.

    Remaining filing PCOs were automatically elected to their precincts.

    #40Robin Henderson#46 Gene Hart#53 Mark Biggs#55 Suzanne Griffith#58 Linda Streissguth

    #103 Carol  Williams#105 Jo Fox Burr#121*John Lafleur#135 Ron Gillespie#139 James Summerhauser

    #143 Lillian Crawford#159 Steven Green#160 Joyce Merkel#161 Kevin Cavanagh#165 Michael Benefiel

    #170 Tarra Simmons#173 Sharon Peterson#301 Debbie Hollyer   #305 Loren Bast#317* Pamela Malo

    #322 Holly Brewer#330 Kevin Swan#333 Ted Jones#335* Steve Olsen#336 Roth Hafer

    #340* Chris Cromwich#403 Beth Worthington#410 Val Torrens    #414 Diana Tyree-Eddy

    #415 Jesse Cockerham#417 Ginny Bell#419 Jeff Wiley#422 Evie Schwerin#423 Kathy Canderle

    #425 Rob Gelder#430 Shirley Sax#435 Brian Maule#440 Carollynn Zimmers#441 Jerry Hebert

    #442* Alex MacCracken#445 Chad Enright#450 Elizabeth Dann    #458 Kathy Wallace

    #460 Martha Burke#461 Alice McCain#463 Laurie Kadet

    Please contact Debbie Hollyer 206.359.0019, with any error or questions reg. this list.

    Currently LD23 has 109 precincts.  We will welcome in 46 Elected PCOs on Dec. 1, 2020.  LD23 is looking for Democratic registered voters in our district wanting to continue with their civic engagement by becoming an appointed PCO of their precinct or a neighboring precinct without a PCO.  All  interested persons please contact our PCO Organizing Committee: LD23pcodemocrats@gmail.com  or contact our chair Val Torrens -chair@kitsap23rd.com.

    4) Wed. 11/11/20 was our last weekly PCO meeting of this term and the year.  

    The LD23 PCO Organizing Committee will continue to meet to plan for our incoming term beginning December 1, 2020 - November 30, 2022.  

          We will begin weekly zoom meetings again Jan. 20, 2021 11:30 - 1:00,  as well as bimonthly evening meetings beginning Jan. 20, 7:00 - 8:30pm

            2021 LD23 PCO Welcome Orientation Zoom Workshop dates will be determined soon..

    Appointed PCO applications available - Jan. 5  Contact us: LD23pcodemocrats@gmail.com for application.

    Return to LD23pcodemocrats@gmail.com for beginning of application process.

    5) First Order of Business for Newly Elected PCOs. Re-org #1.  SAVE THE DATE.

    Only Elected PCOs vote for LD23’s slate of 5 officers on Thursday, Dec. 17th.  We will elect our LD23 Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, & 2 State Committee persons.  Chair and Vice Chair must be represented by different genders.  Same is true for 2 State Committee positions, unless, no one from the ‘other’ gender steps up to run for the counter position.  All members may run for office.

    Anyone interested in running for these seats should contact our Chair Val Torrens - chair@kitsap23rd.com.  Or make your wish known at our LD23 General Meeting on Dec 17th.

    Reorg #2, E-Board positions.  Held in Jan. 2021 will require the vote of our LD23 membership.  All members may run for the E-Board positions we’ll be voting on.

    LD23 PCO Organizing Committee Co-Chairs,

    Debbie and Carollynn

  • 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



    For Scheduling Contact Anna Le (anna@wa-democrats.org) |206-583-0664 x110


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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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