21Dems General Meeting September 20, 2023
Mukilteo City Hall (in person)
Notes – Peter Henry, Secretary.
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- Call to order
- Presentation – Fair Vote Washington
- Candidate statements
- New Business
- Good of the Order
28 members and guests as of 7:15 plus Theresa on Zoom. Nobody else as far as I know
Call to Order 7:05
Eric Bidstrup – Fair Vote Washington
Ranked choice voting (aka instant runoff voting)
Washington HB 1592 would adopt RCV for Presidential primaries starting 2028
Why did Pierce County first adopt RCV but then repeal it?
-Technology challenges, cost, an unpopular candidate won (they would have won anyway)
Here is a link to an article that explains RCV, including the Pierce County controversy:
To comment on the bill:
Quorum check (12 voting members required).
Chris Eck – Edmonds City Council Pos. 1
-We really need help! Please reach out to at least 10 people in Edmonds to support Chris, Susan Paine, Mayor Mike Nelson.
Riaz Khan – Mukilteo City Council
-Please help our Democratic candidates!
Susanna Johnson (volunteer speaking on her behalf) https://susannajohnsonforsheriff.com/
Richard Emery – Mukilteo City Council
Charles Atkins – Everett School Board pos. 5
Riaz Khan – Motion to rescind endorsement of Richard Emery; postponed from July meeting.
It was carried forward so we don’t need a second (it was seconded by Richard Liu).
Sharon Holt reviewed debate rules
Motion fails via raised hands
Thom Garrard – Resolution to request Washington State Legislature enact ranked choice voting for presidential primary
Motion to pass resolution – Heather, seconded by Thom
Motion passes via raised hands, 11 – 0
Good of the Order
Membership asked to suspend rules to allow Richard Emery (non-member) to speak. Requires ⅔ vote, was successful.
Richard Emery spoke about his career on Mukilteo City Council
Al Apodaca is on SnoCo PCO Coordinating Committee. Looking for sign-waving folks!
Susan Paine – Please encourage young people to run for office – and vote!
Adjourn at 8:12 pm