Mark Miloscia, who represented the 30th legislative district as a Democrat, announced that he will switch parties and run for Senate as a Republican. Chair Jaxon Ravens released the following statement after the announcement: "Mark Miloscia put his own needs above those of 30th District residents by announcing that he will switch parties and run as a Republican for State
On February 27th, Party Affairs Manager Greg Haffner sent the following email to our email list about the 2014 Caucus and Convention Cycle. This process kicks off with the Legislative District Caucuses on March 9th. Click here to learn more about the 2014 Caucuses and Conventions. ------------ Dear Friend, Every two years, Democrats around the state gather with their neighbors
Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Patty Murray, Rep. Rick Larsen, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Denny Heck, Rep. Derek Kilmer, and King County Executive Dow Constantine will be our special guests at the 2014 Crab Feed and Grassroots Forum on Monday, February 17th, at St. Martin's University Pavilion in Lacey. We will also be joined by many of our State Representatives and Senators.
On February 1st, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee elected Jaxon Ravens as State Democratic Party Chair. The other candidates were Dana Laurent, Jim Kainber, and Jay Clough. The Washington State Democratic Central Committee consists of one man and one woman from every county and legislative district. This year, 166 state committee members participated in the
On January 28th, President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, outlining the Democratic vision of opportunity, action, and optimism for the United States.
Governor Jay Inslee announced a proposal to boost school spending by $200 million to keep the state on track for meeting its court-mandated basic education obligations.
With the Seattle Seahawks set to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Washington House Delegation extended a friendly wager with the Colorado House Delegation. With Seattle’s victory, the Colorado House delegation will provide an array of regional treats to Washington members.
On the the first day of the 2014 legislative session, Democrats and Republicans in the Washington State House came together to pass the Dream Act, which would extend educational opportunity to children of undocumented immigrants. Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom has said that the bill will not advance in the State Senate. The Everett Herald wrote this editorial in response.
On December 7th, the U.S. Senate took one more step in the process to restore unemployment benefits for millions of Americans across the country. Republicans refusal to act prevented Congress from renewing unemployment benefits on December 28th 2013, leaving 1.3 million Americans without this aid. In Washington 24,414 Washingtonians lost their assistance on December 28th -
On December 19th, the White House released the following report on how the Affordable Care Act has helped the citizens of our state. House Repubicans – including Rep. Dave Reichert, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Rep. Doc Hastings – want to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take these benefits away from Washingtonians.