8:35 PM: Our area’s largest political organization has a new chair: Gina Topp was elected tonight to lead the 34th District Democrats. She succeeds David Ginsberg, who decided after one 2-year term not to run again. Topp had previously served as treasurer. We’ll add more details from tonight’s meeting after our crew returns.
ADDED EARLY THURSDAY: First, the pitches made by Topp and the other two chair candidates, on video:
Rachel Glass, who chairs the West Seattle Democratic Women:
Ivan Weiss, who led the 34th a decade ago:
We have one more clip from the meeting – state Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen provided an update on what he’s done already, and is looking forward to, in Olympia:
He and 34th District State Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon – both of whom also were at the 34th DDs’ meeting – invite you to a Town Hall conversation this Saturday (January 12th), 10 am-noon at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW).