2024 Election

Joe Biden is our incumbent Democratic President. Other Democrats running include Marianne Williamson and U. S. Rep. Dean Philips (MN). Our party organizations will develop our platform and nominate our pesidential candidate following the process described on another page under this menu.

U. S. Senator Maria Cantwell is running for re-election. Cantwell, left, Senator Patty Murray, right.

As of December 2023 we have two Democratic candidates for Congress from the 6th Congressional District. (Derek Kilmer is not seeking re-election.) (Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean was a candidate but has chosen not to pursue this office.)

State Senator Emily Randall,

Commissioner for Public Lands Hilary Franz

State Senate: Representative Mike Chapman is running for the state Senate (Kevin Van De Wege is running for a different office.)

State House of Representatives Position 2: Steve Tharinger is running for re-election.

State Representative Seat 1: Three candidates so far have announced that they plan to run for the seat that Mike Chapman is vacating to run for senate.)

Adam Bernbaum served as a legislative assistant to Senator Van De Wege and worked in Derek Kilmer’s 2022 campaign.

Nate Tyler serves on the Makah Tribal Council. A Marine veteran, he has a small business at Neah Bay.

Eric Pickens, a Coast Guard veteran crew up in Chimacum, teaches in Port Angeles, and serves on the Sequim School Board.

Governor: Many have filed campaigns, as Governor Inslee is not running. Only two Democratic candidates have raised significant support: Attorney General Bob Ferguson ($5million) and state Senator Mark Mullet (Issaquah — almost $1m). Bob pictured here in Jefferson County with Linda and Alise.

Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck is seeking re-election. Among Washington’s most venerable Democrats, Heck started TVW, served in the legislature, and served in Congress before his election as Lieutenant Governor is 2020.

Attorney General: State Senator Manka Dinghra and former federal prosecutor Nick Brown have stepped up, since Bob Ferguson is running for Governor.

Secretary of State

Steve Hobbs incumbent Democrat

State Auditor

Patrice McCarthy incumbent Democrat

State Treasurer

Mike Pellicciotti incumbent Democrat

State Insurance Commissioner: Democratic State Senator Patty Kuderer is running for this open position. Insurance agent Bill Boyd has also filed as a Democrat, but has no contributions.

Commissioner of Public Lands. There are five Democrats actively campaigning for this position, and we hope that we don’t go into the primary with this many!

When a race is this crowded, it is possible that NO Democrat survives the Top Two primary, giving us a choice between two Republicans in November. (See 2016 Treasurer race, when we had three Dems and two Rs.) We hope that for the good of the Democratic party, two or three of them choose not to file for office in May when they recognize that others have more contributions, more prestigious endorsements, and broader grassroots support. If you have a preference, THIS is a good time to contribute to their campaigns.

Senator Kevin Van De Wege. Makah Tribal Councilor Patrick Depoe. Former Senator Mona Das. King County Council Chair David Upthegrove. Senator Rebecca Soldaña. Van De Wege and Soldaña are unable to receive contributions until after the legislative session. You can follow the money race here. Note that Hilary Franz is not seeking this office.

County Elections: The ballot will include the Board of County Commissioners in Clallam (2), Grays Harbor (1), and Jefferson Counties (2). In even-numbered years, there are no other local elections unless there has been a vacancy in office. Watch this space!