Endorsements 2021

In 2021, voters will elect county, municipal, and special-district officials. You can click a candidate’s name for more information from the endorsement committee, or you can click “website,” “Facebook,” or “email” for more information from the candidate.

  • General Election Voting Period: October 13 – November 2, 2021

GENERAL ELECTION (as of August 18, 2021)






  • Renton School District No. 403, Director District No. 5 FOR Shelby Scovel (website)
  • Tahoma School District No. 409, Director District No. 1 FOR Haley Pendergraft* (website)
    *Ms. Pendergraft is a non-partisan candidate and has not declared herself as a Democrat. However, her goals and values are the most closely aligned to those of our organization, and we encourage voters to support her.


We won’t see these endorsed candidates on the November ballot, but they have earned our thanks for publicly showing their commitment to democracy and community by stepping up to run for election. We appreciate their willingness to serve, and we hope they will continue their participation with the 5th LD Democrats.

  • Metropolitan King County, Council District No. 9 FOR Chris Franco
  • City of Renton, Council Position No. 2 FOR Angelina Benedetti
  • City of Sammamish, Council Position No. 1 FOR Tarik Hassane
  • Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner Position No. 4 FOR Winter Cashman
  • King Conservation District FOR Kali Clark
  • King Conservation District FOR Natalie Reber

Candidates and campaigns seeking an endorsement from the 5th LD Democrats should fill out a candidate questionnaire from the King County Democrats and submit a copy to the Endorsement Committee Chair.