WA 23rd Legislative District Democrats

Congratulations & Welcome New PCOs

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

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