Newsletter Oct04 by yaosaigeng

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									Underwriter
Matt Bergman
Eileen Cody *
Dow Constantine
Benefactor
George Arnold
Eric Benson
Russ Brubaker *
Tom Carr
Margaret Ceis
Matthew Crane
Beth Davis
Bruce Eklund *
George Jean Erickson
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                           REPR ES EN T IN G T S T T ,L EU R
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Richard Goss
Michael Hart
J Leet
                       REPRESENTING WEST SEATTLE, BURIEN, VASHON & MAURY ISLANDS                                              OCTOBER 2004
Joyce Loftus *         6523 California Ave SW, Box 183
Toni Lysen *
Kristi Mandt
Joe McDermott *
Daniel Mitchell *
                                   98136-
                       Seattle WA 98136-1879
                       www.34dems.org                                                                  Meeting Agenda
Greg Nickels
Scott Noble            Supporting Democrats - Communicating Our Message to Voters                           October 13, 2004
Eileen Norton *                                                                                        The meeting is the same day as the
Deborah Oyer           By the time you read this, less than 4 weeks will remain until
Erik Poulsen           November 2. This is certainly the most critical Presidential election        presidential debate. If we are able to get
Bruce Remmen
Gwen Remmen *          in my lifetime – I’m sure many of you share that feeling. Please keep         reception at the Hall we will try to have
Bill Schrier                                                                                          a TV at 6:00. As of this writing, it was
Scott Sherman          talking to your neighbors and coworkers, walking your precincts, going
Mark Smith *           to campaign events, donating your money, participate in phone                   doubtful—check www.34dems.org
Bruce Stotler *
Phil Talmadge *        banks etc. so we can be strongly in the Kerry/Edwards column come                    7:00 Social, 7:30 Meeting
Tito Titus *
Peggy Tlapak *         election night and avoid a dark 4 years of another Bush                                The Hall at Fauntleroy
Lorraine Toly                                                                                                9131 California Ave SW
Tom Weeks              administration.
Lori Whittaker
Adel Youakim
                       Please keep in mind this is also a significant election for Democrats        7:30 p.m. – Call to Order
Sponsor
Carol Adleberg         in many other races – we want Senator Patty Murray to return, and            • Flag Salute
Patricia Agostino *
John Ashford           the Democratic candidates for Governor, Attorney General, and                • Approval of Agenda
Jack Baker             Public Lands Commissioner to win, all of whom have very                      • Approval of Minutes
Jack Block *
Shannon Braddock       competitive races. We also want to support electing Democratic               • Chair’s Report
Douglas Church
John P Constantine     state legislators in other districts to return the full legislature to the   • Treasurer’s Report
Lois Constantine       Democrats (we are fortunate in that our State Representatives Joe
Grace Crecelius                                                                                     • Committee Reports
Christos Dagadakis     McDermott and Eileen Cody are in strong positions to win). The
Fred Dau
Marge Dau              State Supreme Court Position 1 is another critical race – we need to         New Business—Part 1
Paul Dorman            defeat Jim Johnson and thus support Mary Kay Becker. One of our
Bettie Dunbar                                                                                       • Endorsement of Candidates—
Brian Earl *           members, Catherine Moore, is in a tight race for King County
Sarah Earl                                                                                             Governor, State Supreme Court
Carol Eckert           Superior Court 42. The membership already voted to endorse the
Ronald Forest *
Linda Forest           Hanford Cleanup Initiative 297, and no on the Cajun Primary (I- 872).        Short Presentations
Gay Gilmore            We should consider recommending a “no” vote for I-892 (Gambling),
Troy Hakala                                                                                         • Monorail Recall
Walter Hanson *        no on the Monorail Recall, and no on King County Charter                     • King County Charter Amendment
Leslie Harris *
Frank Hart             Amendment to reduce the size of the council. We will hear more                  Reducing County Council Size
Edward Heavey          about the latter two at the meeting before voting on them.
Steve Heck
Jenny Holladay
Sharon Huling                                                                                       New Business—Part 2
Daniel Jessup          Completing our endorsements is one important agenda item – the
Lara-Anne Jordan *                                                                                  • Endorsement of Ballot Measures
John Jovanovich        second is voting on contributions to campaigns. The 34th District is
Audrey Kaplan                                                                                       • Vote on Campaign Contributions—
Craig Kaplan           very fortunate to be in a position to donate significant amounts of
                                                                                                       (See Page 5)
Mark Kaufman           money – I believe this is a first for this district. The Executive Board
Cindy Konkel
                       had a thoughtful discussion and recommended contributions to those           • Proposed Bylaws Amendment—
Lucy Krakowiak
Luann Lockwood         campaigns we felt needed funding the most. In addition to some of               (See Page 6)
Michael Mignogna
Jane Newbauer *        the races mentioned above, this includes $1500 to each of the state
John Pennock                                                                                        Good of the Order
Regina Pennock         legislative campaign committees to help support those Democrats in
Brian Peyton
Kenneth Selander       tight races in other districts. We also are recommending spending
Judy Sievert           $4500 for our Get Out the Vote campaign – towards printing and               9:00 p.m.—Adjourn
Walter Sive *
Gerald A Smith         mailing and advertising our sample ballot, among other things. This
Tori Smith
Chet Tallman           reflects a truly grassroots philosophy, to focus on turning out the vote
Bill Tracy *           for Democrats in our district. Please review our recommendations
Georgette Valle *
Richard Vincent
                                                                                                                In This Issue
Harry Vye *
                       and feel free to contact me or any Board member if you have
Ivan Weiss             questions. Keep up the great work, and I hope to see you at this             Election Results, endorsed candidates   Page 2
Betty Wiberg
                       very important meeting!                                                      Bulletin Board—Get Out the Vote         Page 3
Curt Wiberg
Ethel Williams *                                                   Katherine Minsch, Chair          Letters                                 Page 4
Friend                                                                                              Vashon Meeting, Contribution List       Page 5
Tanya Aguilar
Chris Arrau
                       Do You Have Your Yard Sign Yet?                                              Bylaws Amendment, WSDW                  Page 6
Bill Banks             Check the Bulletin Board on Page 3 for the pick-up                           Minutes                                 Page 7
Dave Bashore
                       location closest to you.
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Executive Board
Chair
Katherine Minsch
                              Garden Party—A Great Success-as
206-938-3978
ardensea@earthlink.net        Actually, it was the best ever: we had a great time     The businesses listed below
First Vice Chair              and made lots of money that we can put to good          donated to an item or service to
Brian Earl                    use to make sure that Democrats are elected and         make our auction great.
206-935-3731                  that we win back the White House.
earl95@aol.com
Second Vice Chair                                                                                 Agate Designs
Walter Sive                   Thank you to those people who gave their all: Joe
206-933-7577                  and Nette Mitter, Brian and Sarah Earl, Steve                           Art Wolfe
wsive@earthlink.net
                              Herndon, Susan Jenkins, Bruce Stotler, Bruce and           Bob and Suzanne Follis B&B
Treasurer                     Lisa Eklund, and Ann Martin. Ann also put Cathy
Ann Martin                                                                                     Charlestown Café
206-935-4693                  and Al Rouyer to work when they arrived.
martinhtam@earthlink.net                                                                                Circa
Secretary                     Thank you to Mark Smith who donated the use of                       Dave Plude
Bruce Eklund
206-935-3475                  his business, the West Seattle Nursery, a                      Distinctive Gardens
dalluge_eklund@msn.com        wonderful place for a party.
State Committeewoman                                                                       New Orleans Restaurant
Leslie Harris                                                                                   Lucy Krakowiak
206-762-7476                  Dow Constantine was not only a great emcee but
harrislsh@aol.com             he, along with Joe McDermott, Eileen Cody and                           Luke Lysen
State Committeeman            Erik Poulsen, donated the wine.
PCO Outreach Chair                                                                        Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café
Bruce Stotler
206-937-4783                  Crossroads serenaded us with their music and                  Harborside Restaurant
wbstotler@quidnunc.net
                              Dave Marks of Cascade Traders served the wine.                     Vashon Winery
King County Committeewoman
Pat Agostino                                                                                Tom Mitchell, Architect
206-937-9948                  Probably the item that generated the most
p.agostino@worldnet.att.net   response—and money—was the use of Ann and                         U-Frame It
King County Committeewoman    Tony Martin’s apartment in Spain. Congratulations                In Bloom Garden
Alternate                     to the lucky winners!
Lara-Ann Jordan                                                                                       ArtsWest
Lajordan22@comcast.net
                              Thank you to all the people who donated items for                       Quidnunc
King County Committeeman
Russ Brubaker                 the auction. We couldn’t have done it without you.                  Bikram Yoga
206-937-3684
russpeteco@comcast.net                                                                       West Seattle Nursery
King County Committeeman      Remember, it’s not too early to think about
Alternate                     donations for next year!
Jake Jacobovitch                                                              Listed below are the candidates we have
206-6505253
VashonOne@aol.com                                                             already endorsed that will be on the
Legislative Issues Chair       A Comparison of Election Results               November 2 ballot:
Toni Lysen
206-244-6611                   Position               King     Washington
tlysen@prodigy.net                                                            President of the United States: John Kerry
                                                     County      State
Finance Committee Chair                                                       Senator: Patty Murray
Walter Sive                    Governor:
206-933-7577
wsive@earthlink.net              Christine           60.16%      66.54%       Congress—7th District: Jim McDermott
                               Gregoire              36.72%      28.75%
Bylaws Chair
Conrad Knudtson                  Ron Simms                                    Attorney General: Deborah Senn
937-5699
Conrad_ok@hotmail.com          Attorney General                               Public Lands Commissioner: Mike Cooper
Platform Chair                    Deborah Senn       45.14%      50.94%
Robin Hess                        Mark Sidran        54.86%      49.05%       Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler
206-463-4647
Hesses2go@hotmail.com
                               Supreme Court:                                 State Auditor: Brian Sonntag
Hospitality Chair
Heather Woodruff               Position 1
240-0866                         Jim Johnson         20.26%      22.39%       Secretary of State: Laura Ruderman
jwoodruff@comcast.net
                                 Mary Kay Becker     21.12%      22.04%
Newsletter Editor                Robert Alsdorf      33.00%      20.55%       State Rep Position 1: Joe McDermott
Membership Chair
Jackie Dupras
206-935-9683                   Position 5                                     State Rep Position 2: Eileen Cody
Jdupras@quidnunc.net             Barbara Madsen      61.16%      60.90%
WebMaster                        Terry Lukens        38.84%      39.09%       King County Superior Court
Bill Schrier                                                                  Position 23: Andrea Darvas
206-937-8045                   Position 6
Bill@schrier.org
                                 Sanders             37.73%      31.36%       Position 42 : Catherine Moore
Communications Director
Ivan Weiss                       Sebring             16.08%      19.20%
206-463-4647                                                                  I-872—Cajun Primary: Vote No
                                 White               20.83%      17.82%
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                       34TH DISTRICT BULLETIN BOARD
      Volunteer Opportunities, Committee Meeting Announcements, Notices

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                            Drivers are needed, preferably with a van or minivan,
                                                            to drive people to the polls on election day. Contact
Get Out the Vote                                            Steve Karbowski at stevekarbo@aol.com or 856-7837.
Coordinated Campaign Activities
If you are can commit the time, consider becoming a         PCO packets will be assembled the week of
Precinct Captain. Most of these will be assigned to a       October 4. Contact Sarah Earl at
precinct without a PCO and will be asked walk their         artemisonsite@comcast.net or 935-3731.
precinct several times before the election and call
absentee voters to remind them to send in their             We will be mailing sample ballots during the week of
ballots. Call Chikodi, 34th District Field Coordinator at   October 20. Contact Jackie Dupras at 935-9683 or
331-3871 if you can do this.                                jdupras@quidnunc.net.

Volunteer for a 3-hour shift to walk targeted               Newsletter Mailing
precincts every Saturday and Sunday through                 The monthly newsletter mailing party will be early this
October. There are shifts starting at 10:00, 1:00 and       month so we can get the newsletter out before the
4:00. Meet at the Albertson’s on 16th SW in White           election. Right now its scheduled for Wednesday,
Center.                                                     October 27. Call Jackie Dupras at 935-9683 or e-mail
                                                            at jdupras@quidnunc.net if you can help.
You can volunteer for the phone bank any night from
5:00 to 9:00. Right now there are no 34th District
locations on the “mainland” - the closest is the            COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Aerospace Machinists Hall in South Park— but Vashon         Bylaws Committee
Island has a location. Call 281-1924 for an update on       At its September meeting Thursday, the Executive
locations or to volunteer.                                  Board voted to cancel the Bylaws Revision Meetings
                                                            scheduled to start Saturday, September 25. Instead,
                                                            members are encouraged to get out and work for
34th District Get Out the Vote Activities
                                                            Democrats in the current campaign. Revision of the
The Voter Registration committee registered 1500
                                                            Bylaws will be discussed by the new Executive Board in
new voters this summer. On Sunday, October 17 from
                                                            2005. Please do continue to send your suggestions and
1 to 4 p.m. people are needed to call these new voters
                                                            comments to conrad_ok@hotmail.com and prepare for
and make sure that they vote. Contact Steve
                                                            discussions in the new year.
Karbowski at stevekarbo@aol.com or 856.7837
                                                            Legislative Committee
On Sunday, October 24 from 1 to 5 p.m., canvass in          No meeting in October.
precincts without PCO’s. Meet at Tanya Aguilar’s
house in White Center. Contact Tim Nuse at                  NOTICES
timnuse@yahoo.com or 226-4849.

Wave signs on Monday, November 1 and election day,          Yard Signs, Bumper Stickers and Buttons
November 2 during the morning and evening rush              We still have Kerry signs, bumper stickers and a few
hours: 7 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6p.m. at 35th and            buttons—no charge! Show your support for Kerry by
Fauntleroy, the overlook on Admiral Way, and the            putting up a yard sign. Contact Jackie Dupras, Toni
overpass on Delridge. Contact Tanya Aguilar at              Lysen, Robin Hess or Ann Martin, all of whom have
taguilar11@msn.com or 293-9613, or Tim Nuse at              materials (see page 2 for their e-mail addresses and
timnuse@yahoo.com or 226-4849                               telephone numbers.
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         Letters                                                                Opinion
SAVE THE MONORAIL!                                              would like to think it is. I failed to find a single person
                                                                who would want to live in any of those fine cities without
VOTE AGAINST I-83                                               the benefits of rapid public transportation.
[An endorsement vote for I-83 is on the October Agenda]
What part of YES is it that the monorail haters don’t           If you would like to support the GO MONORAIL NO
get? Three times the voters of Seattle have said yes to         RECALL campaign in any manner, however minor, please
the monorail and now, incredibly, we have to vote for it        email Rachel at norecallvolunteer@yahoo.com
again. The supporters of the monorail recall effort (who do
not have to pay the cost for yet another election) have                          Tito Titus, PCO 34-1428
finally obtained the court approval necessary to place
Initiative 83 (I-83) on this November’s general election
ballot. To support the monorail we must vote NO on
Initiative I-83.                                                I-884—Educational Trust Fund
                                                                [I-884 was not endorsed by the 34th District Democrats]
The invested forces opposed to the monorail—mostly anti-        We are writing to ask you to vote YES on I-884, the
car tab tax Republicans and a few fat cat property interests    initiative to raise the State sales tax by 1cent to finance the
on 2nd Avenue downtown—have been organizing for six             Education Trust Fund. This initiative is by far our best
months. They have used their time and money wisely and          hope to provide more funding to public education and to
are exceptionally well organized this time around. The pro-     help students most at risk. As long-term Democratic Party
monorail campaign to defeat I-83 began only last                supporters, we realize that this tax does not fit our party’s
week. The election is only a month away. Although the           desire to promote progressive taxation. While we hold
monorail proposal won the last three elections, it did so by    firmly to that stand and believe that it should be an
relatively narrow margins. The pro-monorail campaign            absolute cornerstone of our party’s platform, the
(“Go Monorail/No Recall”) needs your help! To volunteer         opportunity provided by this initiative to vastly improve
any support—a sign in your yard, a few dollars, or a few        Washington’s educational funding outweighs concerns
hours of your time, contact Rachel                              about its tax structure.
Titus: norecallvolunteer@yahoo.com
                                                                The Educational Trust Fund will do the following:
Despite its detractors, the monorail project has moved          ·        Create 10,000 new high-quality preschool
forward more rapidly than any major public works project I      spaces for children who need them most
have seen since Seattle Center, 44 years ago. Already,          ·        Reduce class sizes and improve student
the necessary steps toward property acquisition are taking      achievement by fully funding Initiative 728;
place. Already, the major necessary decisions have run          ·        Raise the base pay for teachers and school
through the complex reviews required for a project of this      employees, and community and technical college
size—regarding alignment, station design concept and so         employees, to the level they would be receiving if the
on. It is ready to roll! Efficient and environmentally sane     Legislature hadn't suspended I-732 last year;
transportation is on the way!                                   ·        Provide additional classes in high school and
                                                                support parent involvement;
This first linkage, a step into the future, will connect West   ·        Expand Promise scholarships for the top 30% of
Seattle, Ballard and Crown Hill with Seattle Center and         graduating high school seniors and financial aid to keep
Lower Queen Anne, Pike Market and Downtown, Pioneer             college affordable for working and middle class students;
Square, Qwest Field and Safeco Field, the Waterfront,           ·        Fund 25,000 additional enrollment slots in
Seattle School District Headquarters, Starbucks World           college in community and technical colleges and four-year
Headquarters and all the places in between. In addition         universities and 7,000 new enrollments in high demand
they are creating easy and convenient rider connectivity        fields;
between the Monorail and Metro Transit, trains, and             ·        Invest in university-based research that
Sound Transit, thereby benefiting the entire city, not simply   generates new businesses and jobs.
West Seattle and Ballard. It would be tragically crazy to
stop this project when it is moving forward so smoothly,        This initiative has a deep and wide base of support from
rapidly and efficiently.                                        Democratic officeholders and organizations throughout the
                                                                State. Indeed, it is supported by our entire Democratic
During the past few years I have visited rapid transit          congressional delegation, virtually all of our Democratic
systems in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Haarlem)                 state legislators, several Democratic district organizations
England (London and others), Czech Republic (Prague),           in the Seattle area, Bill Gates Sr., Ron Sims (no strangers
Atlanta, Boston, the Bay Area and Portland, Oregon.             to the effort to promote progressive taxation) and last, but
Seeing these systems firsthand strongly suggests that           certainly not least, the Washington State Democratic
Seattle has not been as environmentally progressive as it       organization. It also has the support of the Seattle School
                                                                                                                                                Page 5
                                                                                                                                       Brian Baum
Board, a number of Republican                         Vashon Democratic Club Meeting                                                   Gail Bergeron
                                                                                                                                       Paul Bjornsson
legislators throughout the State (the                 Mike Cooper, candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands,                         Diane Brennan
moderate ones) and numerous small and                                                                                                  Ginger Brewer
                                                      will be the guest speaker at the next meeting on the Vashon-                     James Burgess
large businesses, including Microsoft and             Maury Island Democratic Club on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the
                                                                                                                                       Natalie Cannon
                                                                                                                                       Shirley Carlson *
Starbucks. These individuals and                      Land Trust Building. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with a short                   Ruth Carpenter *
                                                                                                                                       James Couture
organizations support this measure                    potluck social, then on to business at about 6:30. For more                      Susan Crowley
because they realize its unique                                                                                                        Cheryl Cullen
                                                      information or directions, call Arlene Hess at 206-463-1548.                     Ken Davis *
opportunity.                                                                                                                           William Delapp
                                                                                                                                       Kathleen Dellplain *
                                                                                                                                       Enid Dolstad
Speaking to the issue of supporting a                      Recommended Candidate Contributions                                         Stephen Dzielek *
                                                                                                                                       Kirstin Eastman
non-progressive tax, we are as                        At its last meeting, the Executive Board voted to                                Nels Ekroth *
                                                      recommend the following contributions to candidates and                          Ed Esbeck
disappointed as anyone with the                                                                                                        John Evans
plutocrats who have control in                        ballot measures:                                                                 Jerry Fair
                                                                                                                                       Dan Fievez *
Washington DC. It is truly a threat to the                                                                                             Dolores Frichberg
                                                      Christine Gregoire for Governor ................................$500             May Gerstle
strength of our nation, which has always                                                                                               Mich Heinisch
                                                      Deborah Senn for Attorney General..........................$500                  Sharon Henderson
rested on the breadth of the middle                                                                                                    Frances Hinson
class. But lets be realistic—vast                     Mike Cooper for Public Lands Commissioner ...........$750                        Jennie Hodgson *
                                                                                                                                       Edna Jane Hyatt
numbers of middle-class Americans who                 House Caucus Campaign .......................................$1500               Jo Johnson
                                                      Senate Roosevelt Fund...........................................$1500            Sharon Johnson
have had their current and future wealth                                                                                               Steve Karbowski *
taken from them though the current                    Mary Kay Becker, Supreme Court, Position 1...........$500                        Shaukat Karjeker
                                                                                                                                       John P Kennedy *
Administration’ reduction of the taxes on             Cathy Moore, Superior Court, position 42 .................$500                   William Kernan
                                                      Initiative 297—Hanford Cleanup ...............................$200               Stephen Lamphear *
the wealthiest and reckless fiscal policies                                                                                            Ken Lawson
                                                      No on I-872—Cajun Primary .....................................$400              Laura Lockard
are not rising up to combat this corrupt                                                                                               Michael Mann *
and regressive program. Clearly, we                   No on I-892 Tim Eyman Gambling Initiative..............$200                      Ann Martin *
                                                                                                                                       Tony Martin
Democrats have a long way to go to                    No on King County Council Reduction ......................$400                   Vivian McLean
                                                      No on Monorail Recall ...............................................$500        Katherine Minsch *
convince the average American of the                                                                                                   Joe Mitter *
                                                                                                                                       Nette Mitter
urgent need for progressive tax reform.                                                                                                Michael Nagan *
                                                      The House Caucus Campaign and the Senate Roosevelt                               Sharon Nelson
                                                      Fund are used to finance campaigns across the state                              Anderson Oldham
Here in Washington State, though, we                                                                                                   Marilyn Omey *
                                                      where there is a good chance that a Democratic                                   Michael O'Neil
have an opportunity to do something that                                                                                               Shannon Payne *
will immediately help our students. We                candidate can win. We have a chance to become a                                  Ted Pederson *
                                                                                                                                       Vaughn Profit-Breaux
could not agree more than with the                    majority in the State legislature. These races are as                            Don Purdy
                                                      important as the Governor’s race. Without control of the                         Jo-Ann Reems
eloquent words of Jay Inslee, who                                                                                                      Terri Robison
recently stated at an event for I-884,                legislature, we will be stuck in the mud just as we have                         Joan Rupp
                                                                                                                                       Elaine Russell
“what could be more progressive than                  been for the last several years.                                                 Kathryn Salmon
                                                                                                                                       Hazel Schiffer
building an education system that vastly                                                                                               Richard Sleight
improves services to our underprivileged                             34th District Membership                                          Gayle Sommers
                                                                                                                                       Leslie Sparks
students.” Please join in supporting I-               Sign up now by clipping this coupon and mailing a check, payable to the 34th     Wendell Sprigg *
                                                                                                                                       Mary Stone
884. Detailed information is available on             District Democrats, to: Ann Martin, 3618 SW Orchard, Seattle, WA 98126           Gevaine Strong
                                                                                                                                       Stephen Termoshok
its website, www.edtrustfund.org.                     NAME_________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                       Jeff Thompson
                                                                                                                                       Amy Thomson
                                                                                                                                       Nancy Travis
Walter Sive and Cheryl Ellsworth                      ADDRESS_____________________________________________________                     Alice Truss
                                                                                                                                       Leesa Tucker *
Walter is 2nd vice-chair of the 34th District         CITY______________________STATE____________ZIP_______________                    Randal Wade
                                                                                                                                       Jane Walton
Democrats. Cheryl Ellsworth has been                                                                                                   Nate Watson
                                                      TELEPHONE____________________E-MAIL_________________________                     Don Webb *
the Seattle Public School’s Government                                                                                                 Rebecca Wells *
Relations Director for the past five years            EMPLOYER NAME*_____________________________________________                      Jennifer Winters
                                                                                                                                       John Withers
                                                      ADDRESS*____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                       Member
                                                                                                                                       Heather Woodruff *
                                                      OCCUPATION*________________________PRECINCT_______                               Peggy Abbey
                                                                                                                                       Kathryn Akeah *
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                                                                                                                                       Sue Backs
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Executive Board. All letters are subject to editing                                                                                    Melinda Baldwin
                                                      Contributions are not tax deductible.                                            Janice Barrelier
for space and content. Articles, photos and                                                                                            Steve Barrelier
                                                                                                                                       Alva Barrett
notices of upcoming events are strongly               Periodically we release our member list to candidates and non-commercial         Richard Bartlett *
                                                                                                                                       Felipe Batayola
encouraged. Mail to Jackie Dupras, 1920 – 46th        organizations who probably have the same political philosophy as yours. If you   Nancy Batayola
SW, Seattle, WA 98116 or                              do not wish your information released, check the appropriate box or boxes.       Frank Beebe
                                                                                                                                       Karen Beeson
jdupras@quidnunc.net.                                                                                                    Address       Ada Belgardt
                                                      Do not release my:             E-mail           Phone                            David Belisle
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Betsy Bell *
Duane Bennewitz
Marie Bennewitz
Donna Bergman
Doug Bergman
Sarah Bogar
                           Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Eliminate PCO Requirement
Ralph Bolstad
Rosemary Bolstad           Article IV: Section 3 presently reads:                 The E-Board is bringing a Bylaws
Stephen Bomkamp
Jack Brent                                                                        recommendation to our next meeting. It was not
Laura Brice
Sally Brotman              Section 3. The following is required for executive     unanimous. Though most might consider bylaws
Margaret Brown             board membership:                                      fundamentally boring - they are not and are the
Stewart Brown
Kathryn Bubelis                    a. The chair, the vice chairs, the             foundation for this organization's future. Right
Wally Bubelis
Beryl Bucklin              delegates and alternates shall be PCO’s                now, folks are required to be PCOs to be eligible
Maroulitsa Buffington
William T Buffington               b. All other board members shall be voting     to hold certain offices, including Chair. This
Charles Burgess            members of this organization.                          excludes a number of extraordinarily talented
Patti Burgess
Daniel Burnstein                                                                  folks from being able to serve you and the
James Burrows
LuElla Burrows             It is proposed that this section be amended to         District.
Aaron Burt                 read:
Nylyn Buxton
Kimiko Hazel Calhoun                                                              With the upcoming December Reorganization
Julia Carnevali
Rosalie Christen           Section 3: All board members shall be voting           and change in leadership to be voted on by the
Billie Christianson
Marge Christianson         members of this organization.                          PCOs for the next two years - we have a chance
Erica Chung                                                                       to widen the circle of available talent and
Paula Clayton
Craig Coch-Koch            The King County Democrats’ bylaws were                 participation. If we vote by two thirds majority to
Mary Coch-Koch
Soleil Cochran             changed several years ago to eliminate the             eliminate this requirement from our Bylaws our
Pat Corley
Ron Corley                 requirement that certain officers be PCO’s. Most       chances to increase participation also increase!
Steven Crandall            districts in the county changed their bylaws to
Carlyle Crecelius
Mary Crosby                eliminate this requirement. We didn’t. PCO’s are       Some have argued this attacks our
Frank Crosswhite
Davonna Cufley             the heart and soul of this organization and it only    representative form of governance in the party
Rand Cufley                seems reasonable that we would require our             and holds officers and board members less
Deborah Cusick
Michael Cusick             officers to be PCO’s. There is one problem: our        accountable as they have not been elected by
Rebecca Dare *
Randy Decker *             secretary, webmaster, platform chair,                  their neighbors. I disagree - the PCOs are still
Roderick Dimoff
Kristen Dodge              communications director, both Get Out the Vote         the only folks who elect our representatives.
Laura Doerfler             co-chairs and the newsletter editor are not PCO’s.     Some have argued this makes the district ripe
Patee Doyle *
Wanda Dray                 Why? They live in precincts where there already is     for meddling - I disagree, this body has the
Nancy Driver
Gwen Duckworth             a PCO. We are eliminating some of our hardest          common sense and vigilance to vote those who
Kirk Duncan                working members from leadership positions              do the right thing into office.
Mary Claire Duncan
Ed Dupras                  because of where they live. We are also
Jackie Dupras
Pat Dyer                   discriminating against couples. Both can’t be          Like many debates on the EBoard, It was a
Judy Eakin
Louisa Eastman             PCO’s. So for many people the only way to              spirited wide ranging debate. I expect that there
Beverly Eckley *           become a PCO is divorce, moving out of the             will be more spirited debates on other upcoming
Joel Egan
Lois Elenich               precinct, or bumping off the current PCO.              changes expected to be proposed next year to
Kathleen Erskine
Ron Evans                                                                         streamline our Bylaws, e.g., the potential for
Miles Ewing                In any event, the Washington State Democrats’          offering voting membership to active Democratic
Karen Farnsworth
John Farrington            bylaws require a change in our bylaws with regard      youth. Bylaws are not boring and neither are the
Charles Finney
Richard Finnie             to the State Committeeman and State                    EBoard meetings and discussions (you should
Marian Fitch *
Mina Fleisher              Committeewoman: We can no longer require that          have heard us debating the finer points of
Robert Fleisher            these positions be filled by PCO’s.                    targeting our suggested campaign donations to
Brian Foley *
Gerald Foley                                                                      get the most bang for your hard earned bucks!).
Tom K Foley *
Jenny Forbes               This change would not affect who can vote: The         We’ll be voting on the bylaws amendment at our
Maryanne Foucault          Washington State Democrats’ and King County            November meeting. Please attend and vote to
Violet Fournier
Faye Franks                Democrats’ bylaws require that only PCO’s vote         increase our diversity.
Kermit Franks *
Marcia Friedman            for Chair, Vice Chair, State and County Delegates
Roger Fulton *
Wendy Galliart                                                                            Leslie Harris , PCO 34-1247
Lois Garcia
Elizabeth Giba-Knowles *
Ann Gilbert
Susan Gleason
Laura Gordon
Matthew Gordon             West Seattle Democratic Women
Amanda Goss *
Rick Goss                  Thursday, October 28th at 11:30 at Merrill                         Treasurer’s Report
Carrie Grage
Joe Grande *               Gardens Retirement Residence. There will be a          Balance end of August                   $12,844.25
Beth Gray                  discussion of the proposed Top Two primary             Income                                    6,585.50
Douglas Gray
Elizabeth Grieser          system, I-872. If you get there early enough, park     Expenses                                  2,745.80
Jeff Gringer *
Elizabeth Gue              at the golf course and a shuttle will take you over.   Current Balance                         $16,683.94
Keith Hafner               When you arrive at the residence, check in and         Undeposited Checks in Hand                1,722.11
Mary Hagan
Dorothy Hall               get name tag. Then go to theMerrill Gardens desk       Total Funds                             $18,406.05
Joseph Hall *
Ed Hansen                  to pay for the buffet lunch and get your lunch.
Jeanne Hansen
                           RSVP to Georgie Kunkel , 935-8663.
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                                                                                                                                       Susan Harmon
                                                                                                                                       Enid Havens
Minutes of September 8 District Meeting                                                                                                Brian Hawksford
                                                                                                                                       Alvin Hayes *
                                                                                                                                       Anne Herfindahl *
Call to Order- 7:30p.m.                                              Bylaws Committee                                                  Arlene Hess
                                                                     Conrad KNUDSEN presented the committee's calendar for by-         Robin Hess
                                                                                                                                       Frances Higgins
First Vice-Chair, Brian EARL, called the meeting to order and        law revisions. There was a motion to table discussion on bylaw    Harry Higgins
                                                                                                                                       Charles Hobson
led the body in the Pledge of Allegiance.                            revisions until after the November election to free up time for   Gerald Hoffmeister
                                                                     members to focus on elections. There was concern that delay       Lindsey Holweger
                                                                                                                                       Bradley Honner
The minutes from the August business meeting and the                 of the schedule would jeopardize the completion of bylaw          Tracy Honner
                                                                                                                                       Richard Hyman
agenda for the September meeting were approved                       revisions in time for the January reorganization meeting. The     Robeta Hyman
                                                                                                                                       Virginia Jackson
unanimously.                                                         motion passed but it was unclear whether the motion was           Steve Jacroux
                                                                     meant to table the discussion at the meeting or to table the      Chris Jansen *
                                                                                                                                       Marcia Jensen
Treasurer’s Report-                                                  activity on bylaws including the four meetings. [Note: It was     Carl Johnson
                                                                                                                                       Dina Johnson
Treasurer, Ann MARTIN, reported a balance through the end            decided at the Executive Board meeting to table the meetings      Linda Johnson *
of August of $17,328.57, noting that there was nearly $6000 of       until after the reorganization.]                                  Mary Johnson
                                                                                                                                       Armando Juarez
expenditures since, leaving a current balance of $11,544.58.                                                                           Christine Juarez
                                                                                                                                       Tom Jurewicz
                                                                     Burien Octoberfest Booth-                                         Bill Jury
                                                                                                                                       Carol Anne Jury
Chair’s Report-                                                      There was a motion for the 34th District to allocate the full     David Kannas
EARL announced that the District’s annual Garden Party and           $125 cost of funding the booth. A motion was made to require      Delores Kannas
                                                                                                                                       Cris Kantor
fundraiser would be held on September 9 at the West Seattle          that the money be contingent on the booth being allowed at the    Patricia Kearns
                                                                                                                                       George Kerlick
Nursery, requesting 5-6 members commit to volunteer for              Burien Octoberfest (previously partisan or political              Denise Hope Kerwin
event set up. Leslie HARRIS thanked Mark SMITH for his               organizations have not been allowed a formal presence at City     R Khanna
                                                                                                                                       Fred Kirkes
support of the Garden Party and for allowing the event to be         of Burien events), and that the Executive Board reserve all       Conrad Knudtson *
                                                                                                                                       Charles Knutson *
held at his business.                                                rights to ensure that 34th District Democrat materials were       Jim Kovacevich
                                                                                                                                       Ellen Kritzman
                                                                     both allowed and present at the booth. The motion failed. The     Elise Krogstad
EARL also reminded everyone that the state primary election          motion to allocate the cost of funding the booth passed. [Note:   Georgie Kunkel
                                                                                                                                       Norman Kunkel *
will be on the 14th of September, and that there were less than      Burien Octoberfest has since agreed to allow our materials at     Jean Lagrou
                                                                                                                                       Anne Larsen
two months to help get out the vote during this crucial              the booth.]                                                       Dan Laxdall
presidential election year.                                                                                                            Eleanor Laxdall
                                                                                                                                       Edward Laymon
                                                                     Kerry/Edwards Signs, Bumper Stickers and Buttons                  Richard Lazeres
                                                                                                                                       Kathleen Lonergen
The District received a letter from the UFCW, thanking the 34th      The District approved a $1250 expenditure to buy Kerry/           Cherisse Luxa *
                                                                                                                                       Margaret Mackey
for their support of the union workers during their contract         Edwards yard signs, buttons and bumper stickers.                  Melvin Mackey
negotiations with many grocery stores. The sale of the buttons                                                                         Margo Macvicar-Whelan
                                                                                                                                       Josephine Mahon
helped raise money and awareness in support of the workers           Program- BALLOT INITIATIVES                                       William Mahon
                                                                                                                                       R E Mason
during their contract dispute. The UFCW reported that they           Walter SIVE moderated a discussion on ballot measures I-884       Jeanette McArdle *
were able to maintain affordable healthcare, increase                (One percent sales tax for education), R-55 (Charter Schools),    Philip McEachern *
                                                                                                                                       Lee McGonagle
retirement benefits, and increase wages, stating, “The buttons       and I-297 (Hanford Cleanup). Speakers presented both for          David McMurray
                                                                                                                                       Ellen Mignogna
made a difference.” Lara Anne JORDAN thanked Ivan WEISS              and against the ballot initiatives, which will appear on the      Cindy Mitchell
                                                                                                                                       Viveca Monahan
for his role in initiating the production and sale of the buttons.   November 2 ballot.                                                Mary Morgan
                                                                                                                                       Nancy Morrison
                                                                                                                                       Eleanor Munro
Chikodi CHIMA, the 34th District coordinator for the State Party     Good of the Order-                                                Charla Mustard-Foote
                                                                                                                                       Joan Natoli
introduced himself to the organization, congratulating the 34th      Randy DECKER announced that a Republican, Savun Neang,            Chet Neiswender
for their great organization and outreach this year and              is running against Rep. Eileen CODY this election. Yardsigns      Mary Neiswender
                                                                                                                                       Anjanette Nelson-Wally
declaring, “You guys make it worth it!” He also announced that       for CODY are available through Randy.                             Bob Ness
                                                                                                                                       Maryann Ness
the Democrats registered 918 voters at BUMBERSHOOT over                                                                                Louise Niemi
                                                                                                                                       Colleen Nohl
Labor Day weekend.                                                   Toni LYSEN announced the recent birthdays of members              Robert Nohl
                                                                     Bruce STOTLER and Bruce EKLUND                                    Jan Noorda
                                                                                                                                       Evelyn Norsen *
Voter Registration Committee-                                                                                                          Janice Nyman
                                                                                                                                       Shawn O'Rourke
Committee co-chair, Steve KARBOWSKI, thanked all the                 Georgie KUNKEL announced that this month’s West Seattle           Ann Owchar
volunteers who have helped register over 1500 new voters in          Democratic Women Club’s meeting will be held September 23         Alicia Palacio
                                                                                                                                       Douglas Palmer
the 34th District so far this year. He also announced that           at Merrill Gardens.                                               Ida Palmer
                                                                                                                                       L Rosario Parker
people could register by mail until October 2, or in person at                                                                         Kristen Parsons
                                                                                                                                       Wander Pederson
the King County Elections office until October 18.                   Tanya AGUILAR announced that a Democratic Booth will be at        Marcus Peha
KARBOWSKI also announced that there will be a Get Out the            the FIESTAS PATRIAS festival at South Park Community              Ami Pendley
                                                                                                                                       Karen Peterson
Vote meeting, September 15 @ 7p.m.at Beveridge Place on              Center from 12-7 p.m. on September 18. There will be food,        Todd Peterson
                                                                                                                                       Joy Pickering
California Avenue, near the Morgan Street Junction. PCOs             folklore, music, and dancing to celebrate MEXICAN                 Cynthia Pignatelli
can also walk their precincts to help further Get Out the Vote       INDEPENDENCE DAY.                                                 Amy Portz *
                                                                                                                                       Barbara Post
initiatives.                                                                                                                           Lisa Powers
                                                                                                                                       James Price
                                                                     Adjourned at 9:50 p.m                                             Sharon Price *
                                                                                                                                       Alix Pye
PCO Report-                                                                                                                            Peter Quigley
Bruce STOTLER announced that PCOs must file by Monday,                        Respectfully Submitted,, Bruce Eklund, Secretary         Adrienne Quinn
                                                                                                                                       Pamela Ralston
September 13, to be considered as a write in candidate on the                                                                          Dale Randles
                                                                                                                                       Albert Rangel
primary ballot.                                                                                                                        Tom Rasmussen
Maurice Regnier
Wendy Rice
Colleen Rice-Lozensky
Mary Robinson
Lance Rosen
Al Rouyer
                                                                       Calendar
Cathy Rouyer
Lois Ruff
Joseph Salmon              Friday, October 8, 11:30 a.m.                              Saturday, October 16, 12 noon
Jay Sauceda
Roger Schmidt              Benefit Lunch for Christine Gregoire with Al Gore          Wave Signs for Kerry and Other Democrats
Cindy Schu                 Westin Hotel, Tickets are $100; contact Greg at 622-9157   Northwest corner of SW 148th and 1st Ave S—Parking in
Dan Schueler *
Joseph Sears                                                                          the lot on the west side of Rite Aid (towards Safeway) is OK
Julienne Sears
Bob Shields *              Saturday, October, 9, 5:30 p.m.
Margaret Shields
Bear Silverstein *         24th Annual NARAL Choice Liberty Ball Auction              Wednesday, October 20, 7:00.
Jeffrey Skillman           Red Lion Hotel, 1415 5th Avenue
Gary Smith                                                                            Executive Board Meeting—All Members are Welcome
Kerry Smith                King County Democrats are a Table Captain -                Ann Martin’s home
Mary Smith
Amigo Soriano              E-mail greg@kcdems.org or call 6232-9157 for info
Mildred Soriano
Kay Sparks                                                                            Thursday, October 28, 11:30 a.m.
Michael St. Clair          Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 Social, 7:30 Meeting
Linda Steimle                                                                         West Seattle Democratic Women
Mary Stephens              District Meeting                                           Merrill Gardens Retirement Residence
Theresa Stephens
Gary Strauss               The Hall at Fauntleroy
Marie Sundberg
Margaret Swan                                                                         Saturday, October 30, 12 noon
James Theofelis *          Saturday, October 16, 6:00 potluck, meeting 6:30           Wave Signs for Kerry and Other Democrats
Victor Thompson
Lillie Thurston            Vashon-Maury Island Democratic Club                        Northwest corner of SW 148th and 1st Ave S—Parking in
Richard Thurston           Land Trust Building
Catherine Tlapak                                                                      the lot on the west side of Rite Aid (towards Safeway) is OK
Steven Tolliver
Jeanne Turgeon
Jimi Vernie                                                    Tuesday, November 2
Rudy Vernie                                                    Election Day—Send Dubya Back to Texas
David Vogel *
Larisa Wanserski
Brock Ward
Madeline Wasson
Richard Wasson                          Back in 2000 a Republican friend warned me that if I voted
Joe Weiss
Joyce White                             for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd
Don Wicklund
Dorothy Wicklund                        lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally
Jeanne Wicklund
Patrick Wicklund                        overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Gore, he did
Laurie Williams
James Winnard                           win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true.
Stuart Yarfitz
Ana Ybarra                                                                             James Carville
Carolyn Yeager
Jean Young *
John Zornes
*PCO
PCO (Not in above lists)
Christopher Arkills                                                                                                         PRSRT STD
Brenda Barnes
Marianne Blake                                                                                                             US POSTAGE
Julie Brinkmann
Bill Buehl                                                                                                                     PAID
Tracy Burrows                                                                                                              SEATTLE WA
Dorene Carrel                      R           W   S     , B
James Cottrell                  34th DISTRICT DEMOCRATS                                                                  PERMIT NO 12504
Elizabeth Davisson
Elizabeth Dinan-Slack           Newsletter Editor
Anne Eudoxie Francisse
James Guenther                  1920—46th Ave SW
Emma Taylor Harman              Seattle WA 98116-1917
Ronald Honsinger
Jake Jacobovitch
Laura Jorgensen
Susan Kay                       Return Service Requested
Flora Belle Key
Ray Konrad
Cindi Azevedo Laws
Marie Marchand
Chris McCullough
Terri McDermott
Sue Mitchell
Cathy Moore
Allan Munro
Richard Nelson
John M Repp
James Rose
Deborah Rosen
Mark Russell
Barbara Schaad-Lamphere
June Schumacher
Rick Skillman
Dennis L Smith
Martin Stallings
Irene Stewart
Dianne Sutherland
Sue Sutton
Patricia Tinker
Joel Tinker-Day
Teresa Toole
Sandra Trent
Sandy Young

								
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