Snohomish Blue Wave!

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Come together with your fellow Democrats for a night of politics, speakers, fundraising and celebration.

WHEN: September 29th, 5pm             WHERE: Everett Yacht Club

Join us for a catered dinner and drinks with the unparalleled views of the Everett waterfront.

The majority of funds raised will be donated to races targeting red seats for the final push before the general election ballots hit the mailboxes.

Can’t go? Consider donating a ticket to sponsor another to attend in your stead!

Keynote Speaker: Bob Ferguson
Washington State Attorney General

As the state’s chief legal officer, Bob is committed to protecting the people of Washington against powerful interests that don’t play by the rules. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian.  Bob and his wife, Colleen, are the proud parents of 10-year-old twins, Jack and Katie.

Guest Speakers

Dave Paul

Dave Paul is a longtime educator and champion for children, public schools, active military and veterans, sustainable economic growth, the environment, labor, and the protection of women’s, LGBTQ, and minority rights. For the last 10 years, Dave has served our community at Skagit Valley College and currently works as a vice president at the college. Giving all members of the community the opportunity to achieve their potential has always been a priority with Dave. He works with Vets, first-generation students, DREAMers, students with disabilities, displaced homemakers, and non-traditional students throughout Skagit, Island, and Snohomish counties on a daily basis to further their education and find jobs that pay living wages. He’s looking forward to serving as a champion for all residents of District 10th District in Olympia. Dave and his wife, Rachel Anderson Paul, live in Oak Harbor with their four children.

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

As an educator, Lillian has remained focused on fully funding schools, promoting student mental health, improving access to career opportunities, and addressing the comprehensive needs of our families. She also helped pass a property tax cut for homeowners, fought for local transportation investments here at home, and continue to provide support for small businesses while advocating for living wage jobs.

Rep. Derek Stanford

Derek Stanford has served as State Representative for Washington’s 1st District since 2011. He is currently Chair of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council and Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the House Business and Financial Services Committee, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and the House Rules Committee. Professionally, Dr. Stanford works in data science. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington, and he lives in Bothell with his wife and children.

Sen. Maralyn Chase

Senator Maralyn Chase is honored to represent the views and values of the citizens of the 32nd Legislative District. Her priorities include addressing regressive taxes, climate change, broadband for all and fully funded public education. She serves as Chair of the Economic Development and International Trade Committee developing strategies for economic growth and preparing for the future of work. Senator Chase supports economic development initiatives, based upon principles of sustainability that lead to jobs and prosperity for all.


Adam Cornell - Snohomish County Prosecutor-Elect

Celebrating our first big win of the year, we have Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell sharing the co-hosting duties with the Snohomish County Chair as they help fundraise to keep and turn Snohomish county blue!

Hillary Moralez - Chairwoman, Snohomish County Democrats

Hillary Moralez is the chair of the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee, Secretary for the First District Democrats, and Vice Chair of the Snohomish County Young Democrats. After receiving a Bachelor of the Arts at Western Washington University she returned to her home county of Snohomish and got involved in local politics in 2012. Since then she has worked to promote party participation and diversity within the party and was the winner of the 2018 Henry M. Jackson Award for Empowerment. As the youngest county chair in Washington state, she has promoted and encouraged youth activism at all levels of involvement and aims to lead by example to show that party leadership is all about having the passion to making sure Democrats win.

Key Sponsors

  • The 44th Legislative District Democrats
  • Citizens to Elect Rick Larsen
  • Phyllis De Soto
  • Citizens to Elect Maria Cantwell
  • The 'Fighting' 1st Legislative District Democrats

Dinner Menu

Dress Code

Cocktail Party Attire

What does that mean anymore? Cynthia Wells over at says:

When the dress code on an invitation reads "cocktail attire," it suggests a dark suit worn with a tie ... for men, and a shorter, party-ready dress for women, such as ... dressy separates like a skirt and blouse. Cocktail attire is less dressy than "formal" attire and much more casual than "black tie."

There is a playfulness and festive attitude implied with cocktail attire, which is why you'll often see it on invitations for holiday parties, weddings, receptions, class reunions, and anniversary celebrations.

Questions? We’re happy to help!

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