Island County Democrats

Core Values

What We Believe


Island County Democrats, the informal name of the Island County Democratic Central Committee, is the official organization of the Democratic Party on Whidbey and Camano Islands. As a local Democratic Party organization, our concerns and outreach focuses primarily on what Island County citizens face daily in Island County, WA.

• 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

• 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 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.