Author: Kelsey Hamlin

  • Webpage graphics

    Webpage graphics

    I made 4 more graphics for Washington Community Alliance’s 2023 bill priorities on their Community Whip Count website that I manage! This adds on to the 2022 graphics I made for the prior legislative session, of which some have carried over into this session.

  • Hacks & Wonks Podcast: Post-Election Roundtable

    Hacks & Wonks Podcast: Post-Election Roundtable

    In Part 1, the panel breaks down general election results with discussion of why the feared Republican red wave did not materialize and what lessons Democrats should learn and act upon to maintain and increase the structural advantages they now hold across Washington state. The example of Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez’s surprise win in the 3rd […]

  • Hacks & Wonks Podcast: Week in Review (Aug.26)

    Hacks & Wonks Podcast: Week in Review (Aug.26)

    On the show, Crystal Fincher is joined by political consultants Dujie Tahat and Kelsey Hamlin, from DTC and The Poet Salon Podcast! They start off the show discussing the King County Prosecutor race, looking at the candidates’ views on the Youth Diversion Program, and breaking down the candidates’ views and approaches to public safety. They […]

  • Washington’s 2022 candidates, and the Parties that allowed them

    Washington’s 2022 candidates, and the Parties that allowed them

    I’ve built a tool that compiles all of the over-300 filed candidates running for the state legislature, Secretary of State, and many prosecutors. The database—a nifty google sheet anyone can access—includes funds raised and projections—is exactly the kind of tool every organization that works on elections needs and shouldn’t have to reinvent every year.

  • The Community Whip Count

    The Community Whip Count

    Really really proud to have helped create and continue working on this amazing tool with David Coven! If you know me, you know how much I care about making things more simple for people to engage, and about naming names when it comes to the decisions of those in power. This Community Whip Count does […]

  • More 43rd Graphics and Posts

    More 43rd Graphics and Posts

    Step up in The 43rd! There’s two Executive Board openings that our PCOs elect in our January meeting. There was some bittersweet updates in December. But together we reflected on the past legislative session and planned for the next. And we gained some PAC founders to help the candidates we endorsed. And, as is standard, […]

  • Updating Our Page for Redistricting

    Updating Our Page for Redistricting

    2021 Redistricting Every 10 years, after the Census, all Districts go through what’s called “redistricting”—making new jurisdictions—due to both populations growing or shrinking and the ways in which that informs the count of elected officials. The 43rd, for example, grew by over 21,000 people. What’s at stake? Redistricting runs the risk of gerrymandering, or manufacturing […]

  • PAC Postcards I designed

    PAC Postcards I designed

    With the edits and feedback of our fellow elected 43rd District Executive Board, I designed and finalized the postcards of our endorsed candidates that we printed and will send to 43rd District voters. Together, we made sure the format was correct to local filing, finance, and postage laws, while I helped direct our Elections Committee […]

  • Cozy up And Log on

    Cozy up And Log on

    RSVP to receive a link before the meeting! We suggest taking a peak at the agenda beforehand so that we can all be respectful of each others’ time. We expect this one to be short and sweet! You’ll hear about our GOTV efforts (check our endorsements here), information on the Seattle Solidarity Budget, and vote […]

  • Endorsements Press Release

    Endorsements Press Release

    We’re Proud to Endorse Seattle’s Bold Progressives: Nikkita Oliver, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, & Lorena González SEATTLE — The 43rd District Democrats are excited to announce that we’ve elected to endorse our most progressive slate of candidates yet. And, this year, it hits a little different: These candidates will have the backing of our snowballing PAC. Thanks […]