On Sunday, June 23, after spirited debate and compelling presentations by both sides, the membership of the Skagit County Democratic Party voted to endorse Senator Liz Lovelett to retain her seat representing the 40th LD in the State Senate, in their endorsement meeting at the Skagit County PUD in Mount Vernon.
Senator Lovelett was endorsed over her opponent, labor attorney Carrie Blackwood of Bellingham.
Celia Ponce Sanchez was also endorsed for the Burlington-Edison School Board Position 4
Both 40th senate candidates, their supporters, and the volunteers who helped conduct the meeting should be commended for their decorum and their respect for the democratic process.
While there was much at stake and passionate debate, the discourse was civil and decisions were respected.
Thanks to all involved from Skagit County Democrats.