To the First District Democrats,
My name is Hillary Moralez. I have had the honor of serving as chair of the Endorsements Committee as we prepared for the 2017 primary races. The committee has met numerous times over the past few months to review questionnaires, research candidates, and follow up with local campaigns. On Monday, June 12th, at our general meeting, we will present a slate of recommended candidates for your approval. It is my hope that the thoughtful consideration each committee member gave to the races shows through in the choices presented and are a strong representation of the active and passionate Democrats we have here in the First District.
During our upcoming general meeting, we will decide which candidates receive our endorsement as we strive to advance our progressive ideals and enact real change within our community. To encourage our members to examine these local races more closely, the committee has compiled a spreadsheet of all races in which at least one candidate requested our endorsement. For partisan races, we listed only the Democratic candidates; for nonpartisan races, we listed everyone who has filed. We hope these tools will help you learn more about the smaller, more easily overlooked races and encourage you to run for office in 2018 as well.
This year, many of our own members have answered the call to run for school board and city council. By the next election in 2018, the First District should have a robust bench to pull candidates from. We are already off to a great start because when good Democrats get involved at the local level, our communities are vastly improved.
Last of all, I’d like to take a moment to thank my Elections and Endorsement Committee members. They have been instrumental in getting all this work done and their input has been invaluable. Whether it was members who have been around for a few cycles now or people who just got involved last year, they’ve proven that it’s not the number of years you’ve been involved but the passion you bring to the party. Thank you, team, and here’s to a vibrant 2017 election.
Onward and upwards together,
Chair of the Endorsements Committee
First Vice Chair of the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee