Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Fee: Free
Address: 2031 7th Ave, Seattle, WA
Location: The Amazon Meeting Center
Phone: 206-363-9188
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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact or call the GSBA office at 206.363.9188 if you'd like to attend tonight's event.

GSBA is proud to organize the only pre-primary candidate event in our region focused specifically on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. There are many contested legislative and judicial elections this year - come meet the candidates face-to-face and find out where they stand on YOUR issues. The format is a cocktail mixer where all guests are free to mingle at will. Food and beverages will be provided.

This is a non-partisan event, and all candidates in each race are invited and have been informed that participation does not imply an endorsement by any participating organization. Candidates from King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties running in local, statewide, legislative, and judicial races have been invited. Confirmed attendees will be listed soon.

This event is FREE however registration is required. As guests in Amazon’s building, attendees must present a valid government-issued photo ID upon arrival.

Thank you to our community partners:
Entre Hermanos, Equal Rights Washington, Gay City, Gender Justice League, Ingersoll Gender Center, Legal Voice, LGBTQ Victory Fund, Out & Equal Seattle, Somos Seattle, TRANSform Washington
Confirmed Candidates Include:

US Senate: Thor Amundson, Jimmie Deal, GoodSpaceGuy, Matthew Heines, Steve Hoffman, Don Rivers, Dave Strider, Clint Tannehill

US House of Representatives:
District 1: campaign of Rep. Suzan DelBene, Robert Mair
District 7: campaign of Rep. Pramila Jayapal
District 8: Bill Grassie, Shannon Hader, campaign of Kim Schrier
District 9: campaign of Rep. Adam Smith

WA Senate Districts:
26: Emily Randall
30: Tirzah Idahosa, Claire Wilson
31: Immaculate Ferreria
32: Sen. Maralyn Chase
34: Shannon Braddock, Lem Charleston, Joe Nguyen
37: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña
39: Claus Joens
43: Sen. Jamie Pedersen
45: Sen. Manka Dhingra
46: Sen. David Frockt
47: Mona Das
48: Sen. Patty Kuderer, Rodney Tom

WA House of Representatives Districts:  
1: Colin McMahon, Matt Seymour
5: Chad Magendanz
21: Rep. Strom Peterson
26: Marco Padilla
27: Donald Golden
31: Victoria Mena
32: Keith Smith
33. Rep. Mia Su-Ling Gregerson
36: Rep. Noel Frame, Sydney Gillman Wissel
37: Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, John Dickinson
38: Rep. June Robinson
41: Nathaniel Deily
43: Rep. Nicole Macri
45: Michael Curtis
46: Rep. Javier Valdez
48: Cindi Bright, Amy Walen

Seattle School Board Director Zachary DeWolf
Seattle Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins
King County Councilmember Joe McDermott
The Meeting Center is located downtown and is easily accessible by a variety of public transit, including downtown King County Metro bus lines, Link light rail, the South Lake Union Tram, and more. Ample parking is also available in the Amazon Doppler lot after 4PM for $2.45 total for up to 10 hours.

If your preferred name does not match your ID and you have concerns about entry, please reach out to ahead of time and we will ensure that you can attend with no problems.


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