Video: County Executive at 34th District’s Democratic caucus

(video added 4 pm – County Executive’s speech to the caucus – warning against 2010 = 1994 for Democrats)
The state Democratic Party decided not to do precinct caucuses since it’s an offyear, moving straight to legislative-district caucuses like the one happening now at Mount View Elementary in White Center, for Democrats registered to vote in the 34th Legislative District (including WC, West Seattle, Vashon, part of Burien, and more). They heard from this district’s highest-ranking Democrat – though he currently holds a nonpartisan office – King County Executive Dow Constantine). He and 34th DDs chair Tim Nuse both urged the 70 or so people in attendance to not get complacent in the wake of the big 2008 victories. They’re electing state-convention delegates today, among other business (here’s the agenda). Among those on hand: State Reps. Eileen Cody and Sharon Nelson (Sen. Joe McDermott was expected once the Nature Consortium brunch wrapped up) and at least two candidates for Nelson’s job (she’s running for McDermott’s seat since he in turn is running for County Council) – Marcee Stone and Sabra Schneider. PHOTOS ADDED: Thanks to Dina Johnson for sharing her photos. First – a big part of the caucus was selection of delegates to the state convention – and that meant lineups like this one, awaiting time to make a pitch:

State Democratic Party chair Dwight Pelz made an appearance:

And there was a candidate whose fate will be decided within days: Kirk Prindle – a West Seattleite who is one of five people running for one seat in the King Conservation District board election this Tuesday:

The KCD election isn’t conducted like other countywide votes. No voting by mail; no close-to-everyone polling places. You have to vote in person at one of several polling places; none in WS – the nearest is Downtown Seattle – they’re all listed here. Back to the caucus: The 34th District Democrats’ website should have the final caucus results up soon. (And we have a few more of Dina Johnson’s photos up at partner site White Center Now.)

1 Reply to "Video: County Executive at 34th District's Democratic caucus"

  • Kirk Prindle March 16, 2010 (8:53 am)

    Thanks so much to the West Seattle blog for helping to turn out the vote for the important KCD Board election today.

    Living in the Delridge Valley I see the many many opportunities for KCD to help the West Seattle environment – both through direct restoration projects and in partnership with great organizations like Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, Sustainable West Seattle, Mountain to Sound Outfitters, and…the West Seattle blog (thanks wsb).

    But, we need the support of the West Seattle Community.

    Vote at the downtown LIBRARY today and join us at Sip (5th and Madison) for great wine, music and celebration.

    Thanks again.

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