for Precinct Committee Officer
Mill Creek 15
Hello! Thanks for looking me up. I am running for Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) in the Mill Creek 15 precinct in the 44th Legislative District (LD44) for the Washington State Democratic Party. I am running for this position for four reasons.
I'm passionate about democracy, but I'm not happy with Washington's caucus system. It should not take half a day to cast your vote. Bernie Sanders inspired a lot of people to get involved in politics, but I fear that caucusing turned many of them off again. When the Leg District leadership said they needed people to step up and volunteer, I answered the call to try to make a difference. Which brings me to my next reason:
I have the skills and experience needed to help our local Democratic party get back on track. For the past quarter century, I've been successfully leading large groups of people, each with their own agenda, toward a common goal.
I am currently a Systems Engineer for The Boeing Company. I work in Airplane-Level Integration on our newest airplane, the 777-9. I watch out for issues where two engineers' plans may not work with each other when we try to put them together on the airplane, and then I lead the team to find a mutually-agreeable solution.
I've been a Stage Manager and a Production Manager in professional live theater, building consensus among many artists and technicians, each opinionated and passionate about the collaboration, and each believing that their contribution would have the most impact.
I welcome the opportunity to serve my community. I have lived in Mill Creek since 2012, and I currently represent the residents of Mill Creek on the Paine Field Community Council as the alternate for the SE quadrant. Previously, I served as the president of my homeowner's association and as the vice-chair of the Serra Mesa Planning Group in San Diego, CA. I have trained with the Boeing Fire Department as a volunteer disaster responder and with the San Diego Fire Department as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member.
But the most important reason that I am stepping up is to keep our Democracy strong for future generations. As a parent, I want to make sure that both locally and globally our planet and our civilization are healthy and strong for my children and their children. Our current political situation is not sustainable if we want to give future generations a chance at a better life than ours.
With my passion to do the right thing, my ability to affect change from within the system, and my experience in building consensus, I am your strongest choice for Precinct Community Officer.
Thank you for your support.
What is a PCO?
The Washington State Democratic Party has a good explanation about Precinct Committee Officers on this webpage: Become a Precinct Committee Officer.
It says, among other things,
- PCOs, or precinct committee officers, are the building block of the Democratic Party. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.
- PCOs play an important role in electing Democrats. It's their job to get to know their neighbors, educate undecided or swing voters, and make sure Democrats are registered to vote. Before Election Day, they work to turn out voters.
- PCOs are also a central part of their local Democratic organization. They elect Party leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus every two years.
Vote your ballot before August 2! Put a stamp on it or use your nearest drop box.
You can find your Precinct number on the Washington Secretary of State's website.
You can also find a map showing all of the Precincts in the 44th Legislative District on the Snohomish County website.