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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

32nd District …. Democrats?

posted by on June 20 at 13:32 PM

The rambunctious and iconoclastic 32nd District Democrats (Shoreline, Edmonds, Woodway, Lake Forest Park) seem to have shored up their iconoclastic cred.

I’ve got several calls out to confirm this with the folks from the 32nd, but last Friday, June 15, they reportedly endorsed Thom McCann in the crowded Port Commissioner race. (This is the race for incumbent Bob Edwards seat, also starring solid Democrat Gael Tarleton and long shoreman and Burien City Council Democrat Jack Block, Jr.)

Endorsing McCann would be a weird move given that McCann’s not a Democrat. (Neither is Edwards.) At least that’s what McCann told the 46th District Democrats at their May 19 candidate forum according to the official notes from that meeting. (I don’t know if the question was asked at the 32nd.)

McCann has also contributed $100 to GOP KC Council Member Reagan Dunn and $50 to conservative candidate Bruce Harrell in this year’s city council race to fill Peter Steinbrueck’s seat. McCann has also donated $100 to liberal KC Council Member Dow Constantine.

McCann is for eliminating the Port tax.

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I met Thom last week. He says he's an Independent.

Posted by paige | June 20, 2007 1:44 PM

I have been at 3 Democratic functions where I have seen Thom in action. He's said he's an Independent, a Republican and a Libertarian. It seems like he'll say anything to get elected.

Posted by Anything to get elected | June 20, 2007 2:01 PM

I saw McCann last night at the 43rd Dems. What a dud. Gael seems like a good choice.

Also, Joe Szwaja needs to buy a clue (and some vowels). He should learn that it's rude to do one-on-one meets-and-greets while a panel discussion is underway. Too bad Godden's gonna win.

Posted by DOUG. | June 20, 2007 2:26 PM

the 32nd dems are Nucking Futs! Someone please save us!

Posted by 32nd LD member | June 20, 2007 3:49 PM

Ah, yes the fabulous fighting 32nd Dems! I wonder if the old codgers still continue to show up to the district meetings every month in their flaccid attempts to waylay the proceedings with their droning Libertarainisms.

Posted by COMTE | June 20, 2007 4:46 PM

I have lived in a couple of places in both Seattle and Shoreline. I would describe myself as a solid democrat with generally progressive values who is too busy to attend every single activist meeting on the calendar. However, if you want me to attend, then run a good meeting. I will never go back to the 32nd democrats. Weird internal turf wars among bitter middle-aged women. Not productive and not for me.

Posted by Shoreline Dem | June 20, 2007 9:20 PM

Thom may be an "independent" but he's not a Democrat. Democratic organizations should endorse Democrats. The 32nd (home of Maggie Fimia and Marilyn Chase, need I say more?)is nuts.

Posted by watcher | June 20, 2007 10:10 PM

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