Preserving Democracy Together!

The Skagit County Democrats’ Annual Gala and Fundraiser, held on June 1st, 2024, at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge, was a resounding success. Themed “Ensuring Democracy Together,” the event showcased a strong community commitment to democratic values.

The evening began with a Candidate Meet and Greet, featuring U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, WA State Representatives Debra Lekanoff, Dave Paul, Clyde Shavers, and Alex Ramel, WA State 10th LD Senate Candidate Janet St. Clair, WA State Supreme Court Position 2 Candidate Sal Mungia, WA State Court of Appeals Candidate Cecily Hazelrigg, and Skagit County Commissioner Candidate Richard Brocksmith. Their remarks highlighted the critical importance of the upcoming elections.

Lifelong Skagit County resident Joe Bowen delivered an inspiring keynote speech, emphasizing the importance of community involvement in supporting Democratic candidates at all levels. He also honored his mother, Imogene Bowen, a revered political organizer and campaigner, leaving a lasting impact on attendees.

The Gala was a celebration of unity and shared purpose, demonstrating the Skagit County Democrats’ commitment to ensuring democracy through active participation and support for their candidates. The enthusiasm of the evening will propel the community forward toward a brighter, more inclusive future.

Our thanks to the many hard-working, active Democrats that made this such a successful event!



Our Mission

The Skagit County Democratic Party is an inclusive political organization that seeks to elect Democrats committed to the core values of our constituents and the Platform of the Washington State Democratic Party.


Primary Election

August 6, 2024

Party Platform

As Democrats we respect the rights guaranteed by our Constitution that support:

  • Economic Opportunity
  • Social and Civil Justice
  • Personal Freedom
  • Security
  • Privacy

We are dedicated to achieving peace, prosperity, and opportunity.

Our platform rests on the principles that there should be:

  • Security for all
  • Education, jobs and economic opportunity for all
  • Accessible and affordable healthcare for all
  • Rebuilding of our reputation in the world as a cooperative and just country
  • Reversal of the erosion of civil liberties in our country
  • Recognition that diversity strengthens our nation
  • Economic and social policies that protect the environment


Skagit County Democrats adopt this platform to ensure that voters and candidates for public office understand and support our goals. Elected officials should adhere to this platform.


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"I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for."



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