Happy January 2017! I was honored and excited today to attend the special nominating caucus in the 48th District to fill vacancies in both the State Senate and the State House. Kudos to State Representative Patty Kuderer for being selected as the overwhelming choice to fill the Senate Seat vacated by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, and to Bellevue City Councilmember Vandana Slatter for being selected as the top choice to fill Rep. Kuderer’s seat! Congratulations! And thanks to the 48th for the opportunity to talk about the race for State Party Chair and Vice Chair. The “PodPak” of Podlodowski and Pakootas received a warm welcome and genuine support.
So far, 86 members of the 176 member Washington Democratic State Committee have been elected…the rest will be elected in January at reorganization meetings around the state. Hope to see you at a meeting soon!