Values

Our Values

As Democrats we place the well-being of the people as our highest priority. We believe in the values of community, empathy, equality, tolerance, opportunity, and the common good of the interdependent world we share. These values provide the basis for our ideals and are supported by our state and federal Constitutions.

Our actions define our society, our freedoms, and our responsibilities. To fulfill the potential of our values and ideals, we encourage every citizen to participate in civic activities, including continuously raising awareness of the issues contained within this Platform. The people have a right to expect their elected representatives to govern in a manner that will protect and promote their civil liberties, human rights, and quality of life.

We invite everyone to join with us in advocating for legislation that ensures peace, prosperity, liberty, and justice for all.

We expect elected Democrats to publicly and actively work to bring the principles of this platform to fruition using all available legal and parliamentary procedures.

The 10th Legislative District Democrats works in conjunction with Island County Democrats, Snohomish County Democrats and Skagit County Democrats.

Click below to learn more about where we stand on the issues. Click here to find our most recently passed resolutions.


  We believe in protecting our island environment, including its scenic beauty, water, air, parks, flora, fauna and open spaces. We support Washington State’s Growth Management Act.

We believe in protecting our island environment, including its scenic beauty, water, air, parks, flora, fauna and open spaces. We support Washington State’s Growth Management Act.

  We believe in a strong and cost effective national defense, and that members of our armed forces and their families are to be honored and supported for their service to this nation.

We believe in a strong and cost effective national defense, and that members of our armed forces and their families are to be honored and supported for their service to this nation.

  We believe in affordable and effective public multi-modal transportation systems are essential to the residents and businesses in Island County.    

We believe in affordable and effective public multi-modal transportation systems are essential to the residents and businesses in Island County.    

  We believe funding is essential for public safety services, including police, the courts, fire, and emergency medical response.    

We believe funding is essential for public safety services, including police, the courts, fire, and emergency medical response.   

  We believe in and support Island County as a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters understanding, tolerance and respect for our fellow community members regardless of their immigration status.

We believe in and support Island County as a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters understanding, tolerance and respect for our fellow community members regardless of their immigration status.

  We believe in a strong network of social and health services that treats elders with dignity, and allows all citizens to obtain timely, affordable and quality healthcare.

We believe in a strong network of social and health services that treats elders with dignity, and allows all citizens to obtain timely, affordable and quality healthcare.

  We believe in excellent public K – 12 education that is fully funded, and that properly funded public preschools, vocational schools and higher education should be a priority for the state government.

We believe in excellent public K – 12 education that is fully funded, and that properly funded public preschools, vocational schools and higher education should be a priority for the state government.

  We believe our election systems require non-gerrymandered districts, and transparency concerning the amount and source of campaign contributions and expenditures.

We believe our election systems require non-gerrymandered districts, and transparency concerning the amount and source of campaign contributions and expenditures.

  We believe in locally-compatible economic development that creates local jobs, a diverse community, and a more sustainable economy with an equitable and reliable tax base.

We believe in locally-compatible economic development that creates local jobs, a diverse community, and a more sustainable economy with an equitable and reliable tax base.