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2017 June Meeting Minutes
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 - 11:50 PM
6-12-17 37th LD Dems Meeting Minutes

7:05p Meeting called to order and Flag Salute
7:06 Introduction of Tandy William and Caesar Robinson as Sgt at Arms.
Gwen Wrench permanently appointed as Parliamentarian.
Chair appoints Tandy Williams to be future At-Large member of Executive Board.
7:08 Chair reviewed code of conduct. Please take conversations out to the hallway.
We are still in middle of endorsement process. Will not move on to regular meeting until finished with endorsement process.
Motion made regarding moving election of 3rd Vice Chair to endorsements meeting. Ruled out of order.
7:12 Chair moved to appoint Monica Drake PCO of SEA 1944, Sandra Smith-Jackson of Campbell Hill, Tomika Ross of Shamrock to be acting PCO of SEA 3694
7:15 Tomika rose to speak on behalf of her appointment. Other appointees were not in attendance.
7:16 PCOs were appointed after motion, second and unanimous approval.
7:17 Motion and second to approve agenda. Agenda approved by unanimous approval.
7:18 Round 3 of Mayoral Endorsement Balloting commences. Bob Hasegawa and Jenny Durkan and No Endorsement are valid votes.
7:20 Ballots dispersed and collected.
7:26 1st Vice Chair Cross announces Member Inventory and Outreach Program. To engage with new members and receive feedback from all members the E Board will begin calling members to discuss the future of the 37th LD. All members will have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and ideas with E board members to create a long-term agenda.
7:29 Tally Committee reports:
No Endorsement 8 (10.1%)
Durkan 21 (26.6%)
Hasegawa 50 (63.3%)
Bob Hasegawa earns sole endorsement from 37th LD for Seattle Mayor.

7:32 Renton School District – No motions to endorse. Still subject to endorsement during General Election.

7:33 Chair reviews nomination process.

7:36 Seattle School District Director Dist 5:
Andre Helmstetter Nominated and seconded
Zachary DeWolf nominated and seconded

7:37 Andre rises to speak on behalf of his nomination.
7:39 Member rises to speak for the motion to endorse Andre.
7:41 Zachary rises to speak on behalf of his nomination.
7:42 Member rises to speak for the motion to endorse Zachary.
7:43 Member rises to speak against Zachary.
7:44 Member rises to speak for Zachary.
7:45 Balloting commences.
7:47 Tally committee reviews ballots and Chair moves to appoint Ellie Menzies in Precinct 1588.CORRECTION: Appointed to Precinct 1885. Moved, seconded and approved by unanimous acclaim.

7:49 Chair recognizes KCDCC Female Rep Rachel Ludwick to discuss precinct canvassing trainings.
First training by doing session will be July 1.
Member announced that this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Pratt Park there is a voter registration drive. Anyone can come and help.

7:53 Chair announces results:
77 Total ballots
No Endorsement 1 (1%)
Zachary DeWolfe 25 (32.5%)
Andre Holmstetter 51 (66.2%)

Andre Holmstetter is endorsed.

7:55 Seattle School District, Director District 7
Betty Patu moved and seconded
Chelsea Byers moved and seconded

7:57 Betty rises to speak on behalf of her nomination.
7:58 Member speaks on behalf of Betty’s nomination.
7:59 Chelsea rises to speak on behalf of her nomination.
8:00 Member speaks on behalf of Chelsea’s nomination.
8:01 Balloting commences.

8:03 Chair announced: June 24th 6-9p King County Democrats Salmon Bake at Daybreak Star Cultural Center.

8:04 Chair opens floor for nominations for King County Fire Protection District 20, Commissioner Pos 1:
Eugene V Lux moved and seconded. Passes by unanimous acclimation.

8:05 Derek Richards, 2nd Vice Chair announces Annual Summer Picnic. Judkins Park on August 12 from 3p to 10p.

8:07 Chair announces results:
No Endorsement 2 (2.6%)
Chelsea 22 (28.6%)
Betty 53 (68.8%)

Betty Patu is endorsed.

8:09 Port of Seattle Commissioner 1:
John Creighton moved and seconded.
Ryan Calkins moved and seconded.
Claudia Kauffman moved and seconded.

8:10 Member speaks on behalf of John Creighton.
8:11 Member speaks on behalf of John Creighton.
8:12 Ryan Calkins speaks on behalf of his nomination.
8:13 Member speaks on behalf of Ryan Calkins.
8:14 None rise to speak on behalf of Claudia Kaufmann.
8:15 Balloting commences.

8:16 Port of Seattle Commissioner Pos 3:
Ahmed Abdi moved and seconded.
Stephanie Bowman moved and seconded.

8:17 Speaker rises to speak on behalf of Ahmed Abdi’s nomination.
8:18 Member speaks on behalf of Ahmed.
8:19 Member speaks against Ahmed.
8:20 Member speaks on behalf of Stephanie Bowman’s nomination.
8:22 Member speaks on behalf of Stephanie.

8:23 Chair announces:
Pos 1 Port Commissioner
No Endorsement 5 (6.4%)
Claudia Kauffman 3 (3.8%)
John Creighton 25 (32.1%)
Ryan Calkins 45 (57.7%)

8:24 Balloting commences for 2nd round of Port Commissioner Position 1.

8:30 Balloting commences for Port Pos 3

8:31 Chair Announces:
Pos 1 Port Commissioner Rd 2
79 Ballots
No Endorsement 7 (8.9%)
John Creighton 25 (31.6%)
Ryan Calkins 46 (58.2%)

8:32 Motion to suspend the rules fails after no receiving 2/3 of vote.

8:39 Balloting commences for Rd 3 of Pos 1 Port Commission.

8:40 Chair announces:
74 total
No Endorsement 3 (3.8%)
Ahmed Abdi 27 (36.5%)
Stephanie Bowman 44 (59.5%)

8:41 3rd Round of Port Pos 3 balloting commences

8:43 Nominations and speeches for Port Pos. 4
Peter Steinbrueck moved and seconded
John Persak moved and seconded
Brooks Salazar moved and seconded
Preeti Shridhar moved and seconded
No endorsement moved and seconded

8:44 Port Pos 1 Results:
77 ballots
No Endorsement 6 (7.8%)
Creighton 22 (28.5%)
Calkins 49 (63.6%) Ryan Calkins endorsed.

8:46 Peter Steinbrueck rises to speak on behalf of his nomination.
8:48 Member rises to speak for Peter’s nomination.
8:49: Results announced for Pos. 3
74 ballots
No E 3 (4%)
Ahmed 22 (29.7%)
Stephanie 48 for (64.9%)

Stephanie Bowman is endorsed.

8:49 John Persak speaks on behalf of his nomination.
8:50 Member speaks on behalf of John Persak.
8:51 None rise to speak for Brooks Salazar
8:52 Preeti Shridhar speaks on behalf of her nomination.
8:53 Member rises to speak for No Endorsement. Member withdraws their statement when pointed out that No Endorsement’s cannot be reviewed for the general election.
8:55 Motion to table endorsement until after primary. Seconded. There is no debate. Motion passes 30 to 27.
8:59 Moved and seconded to endorse Yes on Prop. 1.
Moved and seconded to endorse No on Prop 1.
9:01 Speaker rises to speak in favor of Yes on Prop 1.
Speaker rises to speak against Yes on Prop 1.
Speaker rises to speak for Yes on Prop 1.
Speaker rises to speak against Yes on Prop 1.
Speaker rises to speak for No on Prop 1.
Speaker rises to speak against No on Prop 1.
Speaker rises to speak FOR No on Prop 1.

Chair announces we will not get to regular meeting business until July general meeting.
9:13 Good of the order announcements.

9:14 Chair announces results:
Pop 1:
33 to 33 Yes/No
4 No Endorsements
Moved and seconded to table endorsement of Prop 1 until July meeting.
Motion carries.
9:15 Moved and seconded to adjourn. Passes.

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