12. January 2024 · Comments Off on WSDCC Wrap-up January 12, 2024 · Categories: Announcements, Committee News


Hello Democrats and happy Friday!

Hello Democrats and Happy 2024!

I hope all of you had a terrific and restorative holiday season – and now that the new year is here it’s time to hit the ground running! I look forward to working with each and every one of you to help Democrats win across Washington State and nationwide this November and I’m so excited to see what our Democratic team can accomplish together.

I wanted to kick things off with a quick rundown of our top priorities heading into the year – so we can all get in sync and make sure we’re doing everything in our power to help terrific candidates statewide!

In 2024 we must:

  • Turn out voters statewide to deliver a commanding victory for Senator Maria Cantwell
  • Ensure the Governor’s Office remains in Democratic control and Washington goes overwhelmingly blue in the 2024 Presidential election. 
  • Protect every single one of our Democratic incumbents in Congress – including vulnerable “must win” seats in WA-03 and WA-08 while ensuring the newly open seat in WA-06 remains bright blue.
  • Maintain Democratic control of every state level office, including the recently won Secretary of State seat.
  • Protect and expand our diverse majorities in both chambers of the WA State legislature. 

These are our “topline” goals – but they’re really just the tip of the iceberg. We won’t be satisfied until we’ve activated every Democratic voter statewide and we refuse to leave a single race up to chance! 

Thank you for standing with us in this critical work – we’ve got a huge year ahead and we won’t stop until we win!

2024 Coordinated Campaign Leadership Hires!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve hired top talent to lead our Coordinated Campaign in 2024! Today, we wanted to introduce you to two of our newest, and most consequential hires! 

Christina Carvalho – Coordinated Campaign Director

We’re thrilled to announce that Christina Carvalho has joined our team as Coordinated Campaign Director! 

Before joining Washington Dems, Christina worked at NextGen America where she developed and led an eight-state effort to register and mobilize young people ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. In 2020 she led the NextGen Wisconsin team’s efforts to virtually mobilize young people to vote during the pandemic.

Prior to her work with NextGen, Christina worked on coordinated campaigns in North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. She is excited to explore Washington, try every ice cream shop across the state, and win some elections!

Brett Andres – Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director

We’re pleased to say we have promoted former WA Dems Data Director Brett Andres to Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director!

Brett brings 2.5 years of experience supporting WA State Campaigns to the table and he’s excited to take his commitment to electing Democrats to the next level! He grew up in Nebraska and started his political career there as an organizer. After a couple of campaigns as the organizer who liked Votebuilder a little too much, he made the switch to data. Brett worked on campaign and nonprofit data teams across the country before joining the Washington Democrats as the Data Director in 2022. He is excited to help build Democratic momentum in Washington as the Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director this year! In his free time, Brett enjoys playing games with friends, watching sports, and cooking.

Stay tuned for more hiring announcements in the weeks and months to come!

Working for Washington

I’m writing to you this week from the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC) meeting in San Diego – where hundreds of Democratic Party leaders have come together to start 2024 with a bang!

Here I am hanging out with Michigan Chair Lavora Barnes, can you tell I lost a bet??

It’s always so inspiring to connect with terrific Democrats from across the nation and share strategies and inspiration for the year ahead. 2024 is going to be a massive year for our Party nationwide and it’s never been more important for us to pool our resources and knowledge and work together to ensure we win the most competitive races! 

I look forward to working closely with peers and allies from across the nation as we work hard to win races everywhere in 2024!

Democrats in the News

Starting his final year in office, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee stresses he isn’t finished yet

Addressing the Legislature at the start of his final year in office, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee returned to one of his top priorities and the issue that defined his brief presidential bid: climate change.

Jayapal, Murray, DelBene, Larsen, MGP, Kilmer, Smith, Strickland Secure Over $41 Million For New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Across Western Washington State

U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded four grants totaling $41.19 million to help communities across western Washington state install more charging stations for electric vehicles.

House Democrats boost spending to reach Black, Latino, Asian voters

DCCC push includes tools to fight misinformation aimed at key voting blocs

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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