2024 Elections will include:

The 1st District Democrats evaluate and endorse candidates using a committee approach: the Elections Committee evaluates candidates and presents their endorsement recommendations to the general membership; our members then vote on all candidate endorsements. Why do we have an Elections Committee? Why doesn’t the entire membership just meet and hear from every candidate for every office? Our Committee structure streamlines the process, is fair and transparent to candidates and members, and balances our member’s enthusiasm with their available time. As the local Democratic Party organization for the First Legislative District we represent a complex area- in addition to statewide elections, our voters elect representatives in:

  • 2 Counties (King and Snohomish), including all County-wide offices and also County Councilmembers in King County Districts 1 and 3, and Snohomish County Districts 3, 4, and 5
  • 3 Congressional Districts (portions of the 1st, 7th, and 8th CDs)
  • The entirety of the cities of Bothell, Brier, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and Woodinville and a portion of Kirkland (each city elects 7 councilmembers; Brier also elects a separate mayor)
  • The Port of Seattle
  • 2 Conservation Districts (King and Snohomish), each with 3 elected Directors
  • 4 District Courts (Northeast and Shoreline District Courts in King County and Evergreen and South District Courts in Snohomish County)
  • 4 Fire Districts (King County Fire District 16, Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Snohomish County Fire District 10 and Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority District 1)
  • 3 Public Hospital Districts (King County Public Hospital District No. 2 and Snohomish County Hospital Districts 1 and 2)
  • 6 School Districts (Edmonds, Everett, Monroe, Northshore, and Lake Washington, and Shoreline)
  • 6 Utility, Water, and Wastewater Districts (Alderwood Water and Wastewater, Cross Valley Water, Lake Forest Park Water, North City Water, Woodinville Water, Northshore Utility District, Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1)

Our communities also vote on ballot measures and levies in each of these jurisdictions, including in levies that support our municipalities, the King County library system, Sound Transit, and Snohomish County Community Transit.

For more more information please contact our Elections Committee: