Come hear from local candidates! Hosted by the Tri-City Democrats
When: Friday, November 9th at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: UA Local Union 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters 1328 N Road 28, Pasco
Join us on Election Night for 2018 midterm coverage. Candidates from Benton and Franklin Counties will be in attendance while we eagerly await the results and celebrate all the hard work of our candidates!
When: Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30 PM
Where: Plaza Room at the Clover Island Inn
Voter Education Day! (League Of Women Voters)
When: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Where: Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr, Richland
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.
✓ 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
The Benton County Democrats, and your elected Executive Board, would like to congratulate all of our amazing candidates for their hard work and dedication to promoting our shared values.
Running for office is one of the most challenging things we can do as citizens, and one of the most important as well.
Without candidates who stand up to be counted when our values are under threat, we would drown in pessimism and cynicism. Our candidates give us a shining light to follow, regardless of outcome, and we are grateful for their leadership.
For those candidates that didn’t do as well as they, (and we), had hoped, take heart in knowing that you have moved the ball forward, and that you have made a stand for what you, and we, believe in. Shouting into the darkness, “This far and no further!”
For those of you who have helped our amazing candidates, we also extend a heartfelt “thank you!”.
The success of a candidate or issue is most often determined by the hearts and efforts of their volunteers, as much, (if not more so), than the candidates themselves. You are amazing!
In that vein, we cannot reach success without an even greater effort over the next few months.
Make no mistake that Trumps GOP has noticed our success and are worried. They will throw everything they have at defeating our communities shared values for their own gain. It is up to all of us to ensure that our candidates, issues, and values win the day.
What have you done to make sure we win in November? What are you doing? What are you willing to do?
Our candidates need money for signs, advertising, and events. They need volunteers for sign placements, doorbelling, and phone-banking. And, most of all, they need your votes, and your advocacy.
Please help us and our candidates win in November. You are the only one that can!
When: Tuesday, August 7th, 7 – 9 PM
Where: SportsPage Bar, 6 South Cascade St, Kennewick
At recent BCDCC General Meetings we have made the following endorsements:
Campaign Filing News
We’re pleased to report that not only do we have Democratic candidates running in every legislative race, we have 32 PCO filings!! Let’s hear it for Christine Brown, for 4th CD, Leo Perales for Senator, Shir Regev and Christopher Tracy for 8th LD Positions 1 and 2, and Everett Maroon and Rebecca Francik for 16th LD Positions 1 and 2! [Source: https://www.facebook.com/bencodems/]
Zahra Roach from Franklin County has filed to run for county commissioner. The piece in the Tri-City Herald seems to focus on Clint Didier but there is also information on all of the filers! [Source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article211462899.html]
There are 32 PCO’s filings: https://www.bentonauditor.com/PCO_Filings
Filing week was May 14 – 18, to see a list of all candidates who have filed: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/elections/Candidates/WhoFiled?countyCode=be
Please join Christine Brown for a Campaign Launch Rally
When: May Monday, May 14 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Neil F. Lampson Pit Area; Kennewick, Washington 99336