Friends of liberty,
With the election season behind us, and Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s a natural time to reflect on recent accomplishments and things we can be grateful for.
LPKC published its first-ever voter’s guide in conjunction with our friends in Snohomish County’s LP. We’ll continue to build our muscles in this space, but the Candidate Growth Committee is proving a worthy investment of time and effort.
Of the 3 candidates in King County we endorsed, two (Toby Nixon and Hank Myers) won re-election in Kirkland and Redmond respectively. Chris Wisnoski lost a narrow race for Black Diamond City Council (47.7% to 51.35%).
We endorsed (and campaigned hard for) two ballot measures, R-88 (No on I-1000) and I-976 ($30 car tabs) — with the majority of the state voting against affirmative action and for fixing the corrupt taxation regime, King County’s results mattered, and our efforts to get out the vote made a difference.
Looking ahead, we’re pleased to have endorsed Anthony Welti for State Insurance Commissioner, and we’ll be putting our money where our mouth is to help support his campaign — we’ll share details about that soon. In the meantime, Anthony (who’s outpolling and outfundraising the incumbent) needs your help and support.
We celebrated on Election Night with our friends from SnoCo, a tradition that will likely continue.
Our Liberty Supper Club and Liberty Talks events are a success. Recent events with Young Americans for Liberty and others are helping us build a stronger network and attract new people to the party. If you have ideas, let us know.
Our Holiday Poker Party is December 14 — come join us in Kent for grub and cards. And we're planning the LPKC Convention in February of next year.
As mentioned above, we partnered with Washington Asians for Equality (and Grassroots against I-1000) to support R-88 against I-1000, and we’ve built a strong relationship with the ongoing Seattle protests against the actions of the Chinese regime in Hong Kong.
We are earning credibility with the community and the media, making an impact on state and local politics, and we’re excited to be heading into a new year — active, organized and fiscally strong.
We’ll share some exciting news in January about our plans for 2020. As always, we welcome your involvement in our Executive Board meetings and events and your financial support.