Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Time: 05:30 PM
Fee: Free
Address: 2031 7th Ave, Seattle, WA
Location: The Meeting Center at Doppler (Amazon)
Phone: 206-363-9188
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Are you fired up and ready to make a difference in this year's elections?

This annual Power Connect mixer is one of the most important of the year and will provide members of the LGBTQ community several ways to increase their civic engagement. This non-partisan event features dozens of elected officials as well as candidates from around the region serving as and/or running for mayor, city and county councils, city attorney, port commission, the state legislature, school district, and judicial positions. This is your chance to talk with policymakers face-to-face about the issues that matter most to YOU. Learn about ballot measures that you will be asked to vote on in August and November. Meet representatives from community organizations who are building up the LGBTQ community across Washington. Find other passionate advocates looking to make meaningful change in our communities.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided by our host. This event is 21+ only.

Presented in partnership with many community organization, this is the region's largest civic engagement event focused exclusively on the LGBT community.

Community Partners:
API Chaya, Center for Multicultural Health, Emerald City Black Pride, Entre Hermanos, Equal Rights Washington, Gay City, Gender Justice League, Ingersoll Gender Center, Legal Voice, Out for Sustainability, POCAAN, Pride Foundation, QLaw GLBT Bar Association, Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center, Seattle Counseling Service, SEAMEC, U.T.O.P.I.A Seattle, Victory Fund

Candidates & Elected Officials in Attendance (updated continuously):

Court of Appeals
Judge Michael Spearman*
  Seattle City Council, Pos. 1
Councilmember Lisa Herbold*
  Port of Seattle, Pos. 1
Ryan Calkins
Commissioner John Creighton*
Claudia Kauffman
Bea Q. Rico
Senator Rebecca Saldaña*
Senator Patty Kuderer*
Representative Christine Kilduff*
Representative Joan McBride*
  Seattle City Council, Pos. 8
Hisam Goueli
Jon Grant
Mac McGregor
Sara Nelson
Sheley Seacrest
Charlene Strong
  Port of Seattle, Pos. 3
Commissioner Stephanie Bowman*
Des Moines City Council
Chad Harper
  Seattle City Council, Pos. 9
Councilmember Lorena González*
Pat Murakami
Eric Smiley
Ty Pethe
  Port of Seattle, Pos. 4
Fernando Martinez
John Persak
Preeti Shridhar
King County Executive
Executive Dow Constantine*
  Seattle Mayor
Jenny Durkan
Jessyn Farrell
Bob Hasegawa
Mike McGinn
Cary Moon
Nikkita Oliver
Jason Roberts
  Seattle School Board, Pos. 4
Herb Camet Jr.
Sean Champagne
Jennifer Crow
Megan Locatelli Hyska
Eden Mack
King County Council
Councilmember Joe McDermott*
  Shoreline City Council - Pos. 1
Jin-Ah Kim
  Seattle School Board, Pos. 5
Alec Cooper
Zachary DeWolf
King County Sheriff 
Mitzi Johanknecht
Sheriff John Urquhart*
  Tacoma Mayor
Jim Merritt
  Seattle School Board, Pos. 7
Chelsea Byers
Seattle City Attorney
Pete Holmes*
  Washington Won't Discriminate Campaign  

= incumbent

Including representatives from the offices/campaigns of:
Snohomish County Exec. Dave Somers
Manka Dhingra, candidate for State Senate, LD 45
Teresa Mosqueda, candidate for Seattle City Council, Pos. 8

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