14. January 2023 · Comments Off on Yakima County 2023 Reorganization · Categories: Committee News, Recent Events

Greetings Democrats,

Happy New Year! I hope that you and your loved ones had a bright and happy holiday season!

This Saturday is our biennual Reorganization meeting, where we elect officers for the next 2 years. Yakima County will meet at 1:00pm and the 14th LD will meet at 2:30pm. The meetings will be held via Zoom to ensure greater accessibility across our geographically large districts.

All are welcome to attend, but only Precinct Committee Officers elected in 2022 will be able to vote at the meeting.

If you would like to receive the Rules and Agenda and the Zoom link for the meeting, please fill out the following form to register for the meeting:


(The Zoom link will also be sent out to this list prior to the meeting – you do not have to register to attend.)

The most important thing to note about the rules is that nominations are required in advance. This means we will not be accepting nominations from the floor during the meeting. If you wish to nominate yourself for an elected position – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, or State Committee Member (2 positions), please send a declaration of your candidacy to Yakima County Chair Naomi Whitmore (naomijwhitmore@gmail.com) by January 5th

Declared candidates for Yakima County are:

  • Lindsey Keesling for Chair
  • AJ Cooper for State Committee Member Pos. 1
  • Doug White for State Committee Member Pos. 2
  • Naomi Whitmore for Treasurer (this office is appointed)

Declared candidates for the 14th LD are:

  • Naomi Whitmore for Chair
  • Betsy Shedd for Vice Chair 
  • Patricia Whitefoot for State Committee Member Pos. 1
  • Naomi Whitmore for Treasurer

Throughout the year, there will also be plenty of opportunities to work on Committees either at the local or state level to accomplish specific goals. There will also be local elections to work on, including City Council and School Board races.

What do you think the Democrats should be doing? Join us and help make it happen in 2023! 

Upcoming Events

January 9 – First day of Legislative Session
January 22 – Women’s March
January 27 will be our return to Lobby Days, hosted by the WSDCC Advocacy Committee. More information to come on this exciting event!
January 28 – State Party Reorganization, Olympia

The Yakima County Democrats and the 14th LD Democrats are 100% volunteer (no paid staff), and entirely funded by donations. We need your support more than ever to keep our office open and to expand our outreach and programs in 2023. We have exciting plans and we can’t wait to get to work on them!

Thank you to all our supporters who make our work possible!

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We look forward to seeing you soon,

Naomi Whitmore
Chair, Yakima County Democrats
Aileen Kane
Chair, 14th LD Democrats

Our mailing address is:
Yakima County Democrats
402 S 3rd St
Yakima, WA 98901-2834

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