Volunteers of the month

Jenn A. (May, 2023)

Jenn is a great example of an engaged member of the 5th Dems. She shows up at meetings, serves on the endorsement committee, supports the endorsed candidates and helps them get elected. She has helped U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier as an active volunteer on Kim’s campaign. Jenn states she enjoys making phone calls for Dr. Kim. (We think she needs to teach us her secret to phone banking!)

She’s also involved in her community of Maple Valley, embodying our democratic values by being involved in the community and supporting local school board elections, school bonds, and levies.

Beth B. (April, 2023)

Beth is a pillar of all of our 5th Dems community. We are lucky to have her leadership, strength, wisdom, compassion, and determination, wrapped in a beautiful smile, wicked brilliance, and grace.

In addition to her years of service with the 5th Dems as a stellar fundraiser, volunteer organizer, and our current Endorsements Chair, Beth also works with King County Democrats on their endorsement committee. This work, which often requires long meetings, has really helped the 5th Dems bolster our processes and interviews.

Jesse W. (March, 2023)

We recognized Jesse as a volunteer who’s dependable, humble, and helpful in a variety of ways. Jesse shows up to walk in parades, helps at event booths, and serves on the endorsement committee. He’s been a dependable volunteer in our organization for several years, and we appreciate all the ways–big and small–he participates with the 5th Dems. 

Roger L. (November, 2022)

Roger was recognized for his tireless work to help get Democrats elected by communicating with others the important differences between Democrats and Republicans through his social-media posts and letters to the editor. Roger serves as our representative to King County Democrats and is an invaluable member of the endorsement committee. We are grateful for the time and passion he gives to help get good, qualified candidates who share our democratic values elected to office.

Mary W. (June, 2022)

We are so fortunate to have the amazing leadership of Mary as the chair of the 5th! She has been at the helm, doing an amazing job of navigating our virtual meetings, including our virtual caucus in March. She is the chair of our delegation to the state Democratic convention later this month and, as such, oversaw a complicated process to amend the platform. Mary leads by example, showing up for candidates – making phone calls and knocking on doors. And she leads with grace – encouraging everyone to remember we are all volunteers who are doing our best. We wish this award came with a big check or a monumental statue – but alas, it simply comes with our gratitude! 

Beth B. (May, 2022)

Beth was recognized for her extraordinary efforts in chairing the endorsement committee. From setting the meetings, coordinating the candidates and committee members – she does it seamlessly and makes it look easy. She supports the efforts of the 5th Dems in so many other ways — walking the walk by doorbelling, donating, and encouraging the rest of us to come along with her for the win!