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Congrats to IDF alum on Jay Inslee win!

Unjin Lee, IDF '10 celebrating the victory of Governor-elect Jay Inslee.

IDF alum: Alexandre Chateaubriand (IDF ’12), Unjin Lee (IDF ’10), James Paribello (IDF ‘ 02), Jessica Frahs (IDF Board), and Amanda Reykdahl (IDF ’09). Congrats to our IDF Alum who worked so hard for such a sweet victory on behalf of Governor-elect Jay Inslee. Way to go! Read More »

Cyrus Habib (IDF ’10) first Iranian-American elected to a state legislature

Cyrus Habib became the 5th IDF alum elected to the state legislature and the first Iranian-American elected ever to a state legislature.

Cyrus Habib became the first Iranian-American elected to state legislature when the Bellevue Democrat won his campaign for state representative in Washington’s 48th Legislative District. Habib, who is also blind, won the open seat with 61 percent of the vote, according to the Washington Secretary of State. His opponent, Republican Hank ... Read More »

Derek Kilmer (IDF ’02) wins congressional seat!

IDF '02 alum, Derek Kilmer won the Congressional seat vacated by Congressman Norm Dicks.

Kilmer headed to Congress State Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, lived up to his billing as U.S. Rep Norm Dicks’, D-Belfair, heir apparent Tuesday night, winning against Bill Driscoll, R-Tacoma, to take over the 18-term Congressman’s 6th District seat in January. Read More »

Early Application Period Ends November 13!

The Class of 2012 visiting an apple orchard during Eastern Washington weekend.

The early application deadline is less than one week away!  Apply now so you can take advantage of the lower application fee.  We will allow “Late Applications” until November 19th but then the application fee nearly doubles. Apply today!  Read More »

Prospective Applicants: Join Us for Our Annual Recruitment Party!

IDF hosts an annual Stop Light Recruitment Party every year for new prospects.

Join IDF and recruits for happy hour, and an opportunity to hang out with your favorite IDFers at our annual StopLight Recruitment Party.  We’ll watch the Presidential debate on the big screen TVs too! Special guest, State Representative Dave Upthegrove, will join us as well! Location:  Tap House Grill (1506 6th ... Read More »

IDF now offers travel reimbursements!

IDF now offers travel reimbursements for those living more than 30 miles from Seattle

For the Class of 2013, we will now offer travel reimbursements as a way to encourage more “outside-of-Seattle” applicants. We did a trial run of this last year and it worked well so we will fully implement travel reimbursements for the Class of 2013.  To qualify: Read More »

IDF Accepting Applications for the Class of 2013 – Sept 1!

The Class of 2012 during the State Government session with then-Majority Leader Lisa Brown.

The Institute of a Democratic Future is accepting applications for the Class of 2013 starting on Sept 1, 2012.  Our early application period begins on Sept 1st and continues through Tuesday, November 13th.  The early application fee is $25 and the details of our application can be found here.  If you ... Read More »

IDF ’99 alum, Kris Brannon, aka Sonics Guy, leads testimony on new arena

IDF '99 Alum, Kris Brannon, aka Sonics Guy, leads the testimony in favor of a new arena in Seattle.

Kris Brannon, IDF alum from 1999, has long been recognized as the “Sonics Guy.” But now, he’s recognized for his compelling testimony in favor of the proposed arena in SoDo. Watch his live testimony below: Read More »

IDF ’07 alum and State Rep., Marko Liias, eyes 1st CD seat

Rep. Marko Liias (IDF '07)

Rep. Marko Liias Announces Congressional Exploratory Committee. The Edmonds Democrat is the first to announce for potential open seat in the 1st District. Rep. Marko Liias (D-Edmonds) became the first person to announce a congressional exploratory committee in the First Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Bainbridge Island).  Liias announced ... Read More »

IDF’s 3rd Annual Trivia Night!

Join IDF for our annual Trivia Night Event!

Please join us for IDF’s 3rd Annual IDF Trivia Night!  There will be prizes for the winners and for the best team name. Tuesday, April 24th from 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Great Nabob (819 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98119) Read More »