County Committee Report February

County Committee Report for 2/20/19 21st LD General Meeting.

The Snohomish County Democrats Central Committee made appointments to round out the board and has been approved by the body at Feb 2nds General Meeting.

Treasurer – Eric Halverson

PCO Outreach – Alex Ascevado

Tech Chair – Joseph Jenson

Communications Chair – Robert Grey

Endorsements Chair – Michael Brewer

Diversity Chair – Tinity Ladesma

Gala Chair – Diana McGinnis

Fair Chair – Matt Hamer

Agriculture Liaison – Paul Kelly

Labor Liaison – Tiffany Kelly

Business Liaison – Holly Winters

Positions still pending – Education, Human Rights, and Sargent at Arms

This year’s Gala is already in the planning stages. Mark your calendars for August 10th at the Edmonds Yacht Club.

The Fair committee is asking LDs to help pay for the booth at the Evergreen State Fair at $500 each – this is something the body needs to decide on approving.

The SCDCC office at the labor temple is available for committee meetings so if any of our committees need a place to meet, that is a free option.

We should consider adding an ad-hoc or liaison committee to our ranks regarding accountability. Over the last couple of meetings it has become apparent that elected officials we endorsed have not completely been holding up our platform. An accountability committee is something this body should consider forming and at the county level to coordinate members to go to the meetings of our elected officials to make sure they keep our democratic values in mind when they make choices on our behalf.

We need two members to participate at the county level on the endorsements committee.

If this is something you’d like to do and need help reaching Michael Brewer, please let me know and I’ll get you connected.

Stephanie Vignall the SCDCC 2nd Vice Chair is working on Women Empowerment. If you would like to learn more about this and want to get involved, please let me know and I can get your connected.

The county diversity committee meets every 1st Tuesday of the Month at the SCDCC office at the labor temple.

March 30th the 1st LD is hosting an Issues Forum.

National Day of Action – April 6th for Clinic Defenders and Abortion Defense – this will be at 8:30 at the Everett Planned Parenthood hosted by Janes.

Resolutions Passed at the Feb 2nd General Meeting:


Resolution in Support of I-1000 written to restore Affirmative Action for women, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, veterans and the disabled in public education, employment and contracting.

Resolution Supporting a Legislative Requirement that Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates Disclose Eight Years of Tax Returns in Order to Appear on Washington’s Primary Election Ballot

Resolution Supporting Whole Washington State Universal Healthcare Bill (SB 5222) – If you would like to support this effort please visit

Resolution Supporting the Implementation of Ranked Choice Voting

Resolution Supporting the Collection of Refundable Deposits for Recyclable Beverage and Supplement Containers and Establishment of Bottle and Can Redemption Centers on Government Property