MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
My name is Shasti Conrad and I am thrilled to join all of you as the newest Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party!
I chose to run for this seat to build and expand on our successes in elections up and down the ballot, everywhere in Washington State. Under my leadership we will continue to innovate every facet of our program and serve as a model for other State Parties across the country. I’m excited to work with each and every one of you to make sure we can keep building our power and win even more races across Washington!
You’ll be hearing a lot more from me in the coming weeks but today I want to keep things brief and share my utmost gratitude for your support and the opportunity to lead the best State Party in the nation. I’m proud to say that I am the youngest person and first woman of color elected to this office and I’m excited to build on our past efforts and do great work for every Democrat on the ballot. I am also the first South Asian woman to lead a State Party in the entire country.
If you’d like to learn more about my background and policy priorities – please don’t hesitate to check out my (victorious) campaign’s website!
Thank you to everyone who helped me get here – and most of all thank you to our outgoing Chair Tina Podlodowski. It’s because of her leadership and innovation, and the hard work of Democrats statewide, that we massively expanded our powerful and diverse majorities in Olympia, flipped federal and state executive offices once thought unwinnable, and paved the path to transformative, progressive policy at every level.
I am proud to build on the foundation set by Tina and am excited to see how much more we can accomplish as a Party in the years to come. Thank you for the opportunity to lead the charge in our fight for an even more Democratic Washington!
2023/2024 STATE PARTY OFFICERS
I want to wish a huge congratulations to my fellow State Party officers – who were elected alongside me at last weekend’s reorganization meeting in Olympia!
Vice Chair David Green
David Green was first elected Vice Chair of the Washington State Democrats in 2019. He has also served as Chair of 3rd Legislative District (City of Spokane) since 2015 and ran for Spokane County Treasurer in 2018. As an experienced local party leader and candidate for office, David understands what it takes for Democrats to win in Central and Eastern Washington.
Secretary Rob Dolin
Rob Dolin was first elected Secretary of the Washington State Democrats in 2013 and has over two decades of Democratic party experience as a PCO and volunteer. He has filled over 200 PCO positions as an LD Vice-Chair for PCO recruitment and organized volunteers from Seattle to knock doors in swing districts, and helped local parties with websites and social media presences.
Treasurer David Kim
avid Kim will be serving his first term as Washington State Democrats’ Treasurer for the 2023-2024 cycle. He has been active in Democratic politics since interning for his mentor the Late Senator Paul Shinn in 2008. David has been a grassroots organizer and campaign manager for the Washington House Democratic Campaign Committee He also worked with the Washington coordinated campaign to elect President Barack Obama in 2008 and served in the Obama Administration.
I am so excited to work with these terrific folks as we build powerful campaign infrastructure and help support Democrats statewide throughout the 2023/24 election cycle!
DEMOCRATS IN THE NEWS
The Washington State Democratic Party chose Shasti Conrad, the former leader of the King County Democrats, as its new chair Saturday morning.
The Washington state legislature is hoping to improve traffic safety this legislative session following the deadliest year for traffic fatalities since 1990.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office recovered another $9.3 million stolen as part of a massive fraud perpetrated against states across the country.
Sen. Patty Murray joined with supporters in Olympia to celebrate passage of a $1.85 billion increase in federal funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant. The increase was part of a large appropriations bill adopted in December.
Keep in touch, stay engaged, and as always, thank you for all you do!
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