23. February 2024 · Comments Off on WSDCC Wrap-up February 23, 2024 · Categories: Committee News


Hello Democrats and Happy Friday!

Ballots for WA’s Presidential Primary will be dropping in your mailboxes starting today – so please don’t delay, be sure to cast your vote ASAP so your voice can be heard in this critical election! 

WA State ballots are postage paid (thanks to our terrific Democratic majorities in the legislature) – so voting is as simple as dropping your ballot in the nearest mailbox – and here’s a handy map from the Secretary of State’s office identifying dropbox locations statewide!


If you still need to register to vote, or want to check the status of your ballot – you can do so at VoteWA.gov!

Thanks for participating in this critical process – we need all our Democrats to turn out to ensure a great showing for President Biden that helps us build critical momentum heading into election season!


Senator Sam Hunt (WA-22) announced he would not be running for re-election earlier this week. Please join me in thanking him for a lifetime of service to the people of Washington State! 

For decades, Sen. Hunt has been a champion for our community, advocating for education, voting rights, workers’ rights, and so much more. With over 20 years of dedicated service in the state legislature, he has been a stalwart defender of our Democratic values. Leading the State Government & Elections committee in the Senate, he has played a pivotal role in shaping our state’s governance. His hardworking dedication has impacted many Washingtonians. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for his service and legacy.

Cheers to Sen. Hunt’s tremendous legacy – we wish him all the best in whatever comes next!


Democrats see best chance to flip Eastern Washington’s Congressional seat in decades

It’s been nearly 30 years since Democrats last represented Eastern Washington in Congress. Now with incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers not running for re-election, some in the party see a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

Energy Secretary joins Sen. Maria Cantwell in visit to Washington state’s burgeoning battery hub

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Eastern Washington Thursday to visit companies leading the state’s rapidly expanding battery hub.

Sam Hunt to retire from the Washington State Legislature after many decades of service

One of Washington State’s longest serving and most beloved state legislators has decided against seeking reelection and will retire at the end of this term.

Bob Ferguson overtakes Dave Reichert in NPI’s first gubernatorial poll of 2024

Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson has jumped ahead of former Republican Congressman Dave Reichert in NPI’s first gubernatorial poll of 2024 and fourth overall of the cycle, opening up a four point head-to-head lead after previously trailing Reichert by two points in our November 2023 survey.

Keep in touch, stay engaged, and as always, thank you for all you do!

With gratitude,

Chair Shasti Conrad
Washington State Democratic Party

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