About Us

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle was founded in 1956 as a liberal progressive organization and an alternative to the main party apparatus.

Bylaws of the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle – Revised August 2016


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President
Eleanor Munro

Vice President
Jack Whisner

Secretary
vacant

Immediate Past President
Kiku Hayashi

Directors

Joanna Cullen
Dan Fievez
Sen Pete Francis
Judi Gibbs
Vinod Goswami
Lem Howell
Mark Marshall
Tyler Mollenkopf
Jayson Morris
Allan Munro
Dr David Rudo
Elizabeth Stanton
Harriet Wasserman
Bert Wyman


Lifetime honored members
Kay Bullitt, Sen Pete Francis, Sen Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Hon Nick Licata


Founding Members

MDC founding officers were Brock Adams, chair; Don Voorhees, vice chair; Robert Block, treasurer; and Palmer Smith, secretary.

Founding trustees were Alec Bayless, John Robinson, and David Sprague.


Public Officeholders

Following are listed public officeholders who are or have been members of the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle.

US senator

Brock Adams
Henry M Jackson
Warren G Magnuson
Hugh Mitchell

US representative

Jim McDermott
Lloyd Meeds
Jolene Unsoeld

WA governor

Booth Gardner
Mike Lowry
Jay Inslee

WA attorney general

Bob Ferguson

WA treasurer

Dan Grimm

WA insurance commissioner

Deborah Senn

WA senator

Cal Anderson
Steve Berquist
Donn Charnley
Maralyn Chase
Martin Durkan
George Fleming
Karen Fraser
Pete Francis
David Frockt
Web Hallauer
Bob Hasegawa
Andy Hess
Ken Jacobsen
Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Eugene Lux
King Lysen
Ray Moore
Ed Murray
John Papajani
Robert Ridder
Pat Thibaudeau
Nat Washington
Scott White

WA representative

Seth Armstrong
Arnie Berg
Joanne Brekke
Dan Brink
Frank Brouillet
Frank Chopp
Geoff Douthwaite
John Goldmark
Roger Goodman
Phyllis Kenney
Luis Moscoso
Dick Nelson
Ray Olsen
Nita Rinehart
Cindy Ryu
Helen Sommers
David Sprague
Gael Tarleton
Georgette Valle
Max Vekich
Jesse Wineberry

King Co executive

Dow Constantine
Randy Revelle
Ron Sims

King Co commissioner

Ed Munro
Howard Odell
Scott Wallace

King Co Council

Rod Dembowski
Carolyn Edmonds
Maggie Fimia
Larry Gossett
Audrey Grueger
Joe McDermott
Dwight Pelz
Larry Phillips
Cynthia Sullivan

King Co assessor

Lloyd Hara
Ruthe Ridder
John Wilson

Seattle mayors

Mike McGinn
Greg Nickels
Norm Rice
Charles Royer
Paul Schell
Wes Uhlman

Seattle City Council

Sally Bagshaw
Tim Burgess
Martha Choe
Cheryl Chow
Sally Clark
Richard Conlin
George Cooley
David Della
Susan Donaldson
Jan Drago
Jean Godden
Bruce Harrell
Phyllis Lamphere
Nick Licata
Wing Luke
Floyd Miller
Mike O’Brien
Margaret Pageler
Tom Rasmussen
Dolores Sibonga
Peter Steinbrueck
Jim Street
Tom Weeks
Jeanette Williams

Seattle city attorney

Pete Holmes
Mark Sidran

Seattle School Board

Mary Bass
Cheryl Bleakney
Jill Geary
Jan Kumasaka
Eden Mack
Harium Martin-Morris
Marty McLaren
Ed Palmason
Sharon Peaslee
Kay Smith-Blum
Sally Soriano

Port of Seattle

Pat Davis
Fred Felleman

Judiciary

Norman Ackley
John Darrah
Fred Dore
William Dwyer
Ed Heavey
Janice Niemi
John Riley
Solie Ringlod
Phil Talmadge
Don Voorhees
Bob Winsor

Shoreline mayor

Chris Roberts

Edmonds School Board

Carin Chase

Over the past 62 years MDC membership has included many others—too numerous to list—prominent in academia, business, law, labor, civic affairs, community service and Democratic Party leadership.

Some members have served in several capacities. They are listed only once, however, under the office for which they are best known.