Chair Jim Baum
Jim Baum is a lifelong Democrat and has lived in the 5th District for the past 24 years. Raised near Tucson, he grew up in the district represented by the late great democrat Mo Udall. He is an alumni of California State University at Long Beach. It was on a CSULB trip that Jim first saw and immediately fell in love with the Pacific Northwest.
State Committeeman Mike Barer
Politics is in my lifeblood as my parents have been very active in Democratic politics. I became a PCO in Kirkland in the mid 90s after working as a volunteer in Maria Cantwell's Congressional campaign. In '96, I was elected by the widest margin of any PCO in the 45th district. I was asked to serve on the King County Central Committee. In 1998, my wife and I moved to Maple Valley. I imediately became involved with the 5th district, being taken under the wing of Carl Schwartz and Bill Schiffer. I provided lunches on several occasions to the district and congressional caucuses. I also have lead the Maple Valley Precinct Caucus serveral times. I have been your representive to the Washington State Central Committee. Today, I am proud to serve as King County Alternate, making sure that our district is well represented at every meeting.
State Committeewoman Judith Shattuck
King County Delegate (F) August Luniuck Rakita
The values of Democrats allow each person to be part of their community and country. Each small success we have adds to the larger picture, and creates more participation in government and life. In what ways? Every vote counts and each person who casts a vote has faith in the system. The news we hear and read needs to have many view points, we need to be a well educated public. Laws were passed previously to prevent monopolies in the communication industry, these laws have changed, we need to have an awareness of what has happened and work to change it. Everyone needs access to good health care; schools need to work with and for all students. I have worked for these values for most of my life, and as a member of the 5th District, I am better informed about how to do so.
King County Delegate (M) Martin Chaney
King County Alternate (F) Becky Chaney
King County Alternate (M) Joe Stegner