Democratic candidates will answer Saint Martin's young voters' questions at College's Club Fair

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College annually has a club fair where the college’s students can learn more about extra-curricular activities. But Tuesday’s fair, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a new twist. The college’s Donkey Democrat Club has invited Democratic Party candidates to be on hand to visit with students.

Democratic candidates planning to be in attendance are:

  • Mike Murphy, incumbent candidate for State Treasurer.
  • Mike Cooper, candidate for State Commissioner of Public Lands.
  • Deborah Senn, candidate for Attorney General.
  • Laura Ruderman, candidate for Secretary of State.
  • Brian Sonntag, incumbent candidate for State Auditor.
  • Mike Kreidler, incumbent candidate for State Insurance Commissioner.

Adding to the “party” atmosphere will be a donkey named Boomer. Students who aren’t registered to vote will be able to do so at the club’s tables, as well, said Martin Moore, the club’s president.

“It will be a low-key event,” Moore said. “We want to give students a chance to ask questions one-on-one and learn more about the position of Democratic candidates in our state.”

The Democratic Donkey Club, which celebrates its first anniversary, also will host Washington State Democratic Party Chairman Paul Berendt at a birthday party at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the college’s Student Union Building. Officials and candidates have been invited to take part in the event, which will focus on ways to get young people involved in campaigns and the election process.

Planning to attend are:

  • Lt. Gov. Brad Owen.
  • State Rep. Mark Miloscia (D-30th District).

Tentatively scheduled are:

  • State Sen. E. Tracey Eide, (D-30th District)
  • State Rep. Sam Hunt (D-22nd District).

Other officials and candidates also have been invited. The public, especially young people, is invited to attend the birthday celebration.

For more information about either event, please contact Democratic Donkey Club headquarters, (360) 486-8428, or visit the club’s website,

For more information:
Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication