22. January 2019 · Comments Off on Thank you Candidates! · Categories: Announcements, Election 2018, Elections

Your Benton County Democratic Central Committee Executive Board would like to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful, and tireless, candidates who ran this cycle. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, locally or at the state level.

You stood up, against incredible odds, and bravely fought for our shared values. You didn’t compromise your ideals and you carried yourselves with dignity and grace. You are a wonderful example for future candidates who will build upon your efforts to continue to move us forward.

We saw our turnout numbers rise dramatically over previous elections. Benton County had a turn out of 55.09% in 2014, which is the same type of election as this year, and that was the final number after all votes were tabulated. This year we were at 56% at around 4pm yesterday, and those numbers will continue to rise over the next two weeks. Those voters were inspired and turned out because of you and your message.

Every election we fight in and every election in which we increase voter turnout moves the ball forward.

A huge thank you to Christine Brown, Leo Perales,Shir Regev, Christopher Tracy, Rebecca Francik, Everett Maroon as well as our candidates from the surrounding communities such as Jennifer Goulet, Matthew Sutherland, Diana Izaguirre, and Zahra Roach. We know what you went through and the sacrifices you made to offer yourself to our community. We appreciate you. Your community owes you a debt of gratitude.

Hold your heads high. You have a lot to be proud of.

Endorsements of the Benton County Democrats

✓ If you want to find our your voting information including history and ballot status: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/#/home

✓ The election results are coming 11/6 at 8PM https://www.bentonauditor.com/Current-Election

✓ Ballot Return Statistics for all counties: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/ballot-return-statistics.aspx