The 2023 Endorsement Process and Intake Form
The 2023 Endorsements Committee of the Washington County Democrats invites all candidates seeking endorsement in advance of the May 16th, 2023 election to read and respond to the following:
The primary purpose of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee (WCDCC) is to elect Democratic candidates to both partisan and nonpartisan political positions. To achieve this goal the WCDCC actively endorses qualified Democrats, and can often provide resources to help them succeed in their campaigns for office. If elected, you will be expected to attend some Democratic Party events and support Washington County Democratic values.
Any Washington County Democrat registered as a Democrat for more than 6 months prior to their election may apply for this assistance after officially filing with Washington County, or their city, for that position. By completing the following application, having an interview with the endorsement committee, and obtaining the endorsement of the WCDCC at their monthly meeting, you will complete your endorsement process.
Please be advised that as a county party, we would also expect the endorsed candidate to participate in and contribute their resulting political knowledge with WCDCC.
The Endorsements Committee of the Washington County Democrats invites all Democratic candidates seeking endorsement before the May 16th election to make the committee aware of your intention by completing the application linked below. Applications will be accepted from Monday, January 30th to Wednesday, March 1st. Upon review of your application, the Endorsements Committee will contact you to schedule an interview.
The Washington County Democrats endorse in local, non-partisan elections. Examples of non-partisan races include (but are not limited to): city councilor, school board member, or county commissioner. In partisan primary elections, such as the Democratic primary for state legislative seats, we do not officially take a position. We let the Democratic voters decide who the nominee will be, then come together behind that nominee in the general election. See our guide to candidates: click here >
Please read through the Party Platform before your interview to become familiar with the Party’s positions.
*Candidates, please do your best to submit your application early to assure the committee has time to schedule interviews and prepare its reports.
*If you are seeking endorsement and have missed the application deadline, please contact email@example.com.
Candidate filing for the May 16th, 2023 election ends March 16th, 2023.
Please submit your application as soon as you can to be invited for your interview. The Endorsements Committee will contact you to schedule your interview once the Committee receives your completed application
- March 8th, 2023 – Date of Special Endorsements Meeting for candidates to make statements and to be formally endorsed by voting members of the Party
- March 16th, 2023 – County filing deadline for this election
- March 20th, 2023 – Voters’ Pamphlet statement deadline
- TBD – Deadline to submit copy for slate cards to the Campaign Committee
To avoid missing deadlines: please submit your application as soon as you can to be invited for your interview. The Endorsements Committee will contact you to schedule your interview once the Committee receives your completed application.
Thank you for taking the time to contribute to your local government! We look look forward to working with you. Sincerely,
The Endorsement Committee
Madison Walters (Chair)
Cynthia Moffett (former Endorsements chair November 2022 cycle)
Zelos Marchandt (SCC Delegation Chair)
Angeles Godinez (Cornelius City Councilor)
Valerie Pratt (Tualatin City Councilor)