17th LD Democrats
The 17th Legislative District has developed their own website at LINK
About the 17th Legislative District
17th Legislative District Officers:
- Chairwoman: Open
- Vice-Chair: Open
- Secretary: Kayla Farrell
- Treasurer: Aryn Oster
- State Committeewoman: Jodi Frisina
- State Committeeman: Rob Frisina
Politically speaking the 17th Legislative District is a truly a purple district in which elected officials swings back and forth between Democrats and Republican. When it comes to our Presidents however, we choose Blue!
Here in the 17th LD are the proud home of the 5th largest school district in the state- Evergreen Public Schools and home to Washington State University Vancouver. Our neighbors are actively engaged in their neighborhood associations and love their walking trails and parks. The 17th encompasses Cascade Park, Mill Plain, Fisher’s Landing, Brush Prairie and Mt. Vista. Like our district neighbors to the west and east, we are a diverse community of small businesses, technology firms, family farms, manufacturers and places of worship.
09/24/17 - Resignations and Elections
On Tuesday 09/19/17, Chair Hattie Stigum and Vice-Chair Kyle Sinnott announced their resignations from those positions. The regular meeting of the 17th LD Democrats is scheduled for Wed 09/27/17 at Pied Piper Pizza. At that meeting it is planned to elect a new Chair and Vice-Chair. The 5-day Due Notice of such an election as denoted in the 17th LD bylaws was made on Friday 09/22/17. One person has announced as running for Chair, and one person has announced they are running for Vice-Chair. They are:
Chair Candidate: Terah Pitchford
Vice-Chair Candidate: Harrison Toepher
Terah has issued the following statement about her Chair candidacy:
"Hello my fellow 17th LD Precinct Committee Officers,
It is with great optimism that I would like to share with you my intention to fill the open role of Chair of the 17th Legislative District Democrats.
This Summer we’ve faced obnoxious attacks from pro-oil minions seeking to silence our votes and our candidate by unfoundedly seeking his removal from the ballot. Dirty oil money pads their candidate’s bank account with more funds than should even be necessary. That is not to downplay the importance of this Port Commissioner seat, a position that we all know has the capability to directly affect our quality of life in SW Washington.
We lack available time to afford any more moments to contemplation. My first priority as Chair will be to rally behind the Orange for Port Campaign in full-force. We owe it to ourselves, our community, and our future generations to get behind Don and do whatever we can in the next six weeks to ensure he prevails.
Beyond that, it is no secret that we have two high-impact races on the horizon in the 17th for 2018, alongside the opportunity to unseat JHB and raise awareness for issue-based campaigns like single-payer healthcare, funding education, and promoting family wages. To affect these items that we all support and promote real change, we must not only work together – but also foster an environment of welcomeness and support to attract and retain new members and volunteers.
I am prepared lead this organization to success. As your Chair, I will ensure that we establish a clear set of measurable goals and clearly communicate the progress being made. You will be able to trust that as a member of the body, your opinions and concerns will be listened to and taken seriously. Together, we can create the atmosphere of respect, unification, and momentum that the 17th LD needs to move forward.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or comment here, if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing you all at this Wednesday’s meeting and election at Pied Piper Pizza at 7pm, and I excitedly ask for your vote."
At the Wed 09/27/17 LD Meeting, nominations from any 17th LD member will be accepted for the two positions, prior to balloting.