25th Legislative District Democrats

PO Box 73594, Puyallup WA 98373

Together We Can Be Better.

Our April 2nd meeting will be at 7:00 pm at the Puyallup Library at 324 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371. This meeting is our Nomination meeting where we will vote on who will be the 25th LD Democratic Organization's Nominees for the two 25th Legislative District seats in the House of Representatives in the State Legislature. Prior to the votes for nomination the three Democratic Legislative candidates (Julie Door, Jamie Smith, and Brian Duthie) will speak and take questions from attendees. All Precinct Committee Officers and any member of the 25th LD Democrats who has paid dues for 2018 at least 30 days prior to the vote is eligible to cast a ballot.

Candidates' Answers to the 25th LDD's Questions
(In order of receipt)
  • Jamie Smith Position 1
  • Julie Door Position 1
  • Brian Duthie Position 2

  • Our nomination does not eliminate the Top Two Primary in August, but it does inform voters of our considered preferences. Additionally if our nominated and elected candidate is unable to complete an elected term, then our nomination assures our PCOs a voice in the choice of a successor by the Pierce County Council.

    Tell the 25th LDD which issues concern you most by participating in our short, current survey. It's only two questions and self-identification is optional.

    Economic Justice

    Read Paul Krugman's List of Republican Lies about their tax give away to the ultra rich.

    This video provides a compelling and stark comparison of

  • (a) what people think the distribution of wealth is in the United States,
  • (b) what they believe the distribution should be, and
  • (c) what the distribution actually is.
  • Why Does the Disparate Distribution of Wealth Matter So Much?

    Watch this short video for a clear explanation of how extra wealth generates vast income—more that the most lavish life style could absorb—that then compounds and exacerbates the disparate distribution of wealth.

    The Affordable Care Act still remains at risk. Call Dave Reichert's Issaquah Office at (425) 677-7414 or (877) 920-9208 to insist that he protect Washington State's 600,000 people covered by Medicaid expansion and more than 225,000 people that obtained insurance through the Exchange on Washington State's Exchange. Phone calls appear to be the most effective vehicle to express our positions because they consume office staff's time and patience.

    For free face-to-face help in understanding how to get insurance visit or call

  • Planned Parenthood, 702 30th Ave SW, Puyallup 98373 (800) 230-7526
  • or
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers, 10217 125th St Court E, Puyallup 98374 (855) 289-4503
  • For free assistance from the state, call 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604

    To compare plans or to enroll on line visit the Washington Health Plan Finder.

    There They Go Again

    Read the Republican plan to cut Social Security. Even though Social Security can be made safe and sound forever by eliminating the cap and applying FICA to all income, the Republicans prefer to cut benefits and raise the retirement age. Read the Social Security Administration's report by the Chief Actuary.

    You Draw It: How Family Income Affects Childrens' College Chances.

    How likely is it for children who grow up in very poor families to go to college? How about children who grow up in very rich families? The New York Times gives you an opportunity to draw your estimate for every income level on a graph and then to compare your estimate to the actual experience of nearly 100,000 children born in the 80's.

    This next story, however, describes the difference family income can make in graduation rates.

    Affluent Students Have an Advantage and the Gap Is Widening.

    The gap in graduation rates, however, can be narrowed when Universities make an effort to improve graduation rates.

    The 25th LDD supports truly equal opportunity in education at all levels. Financial support is necessary but not sufficient. Vote for Legislators that care about all us. Together We Can Be Better.

    Read the March 2018 FOCUS, the 25th LDD's On-Line Newsletter.

    Read the April Meeting's Full agenda.

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