A Message from the Chair of the 23rd LD Democrats

23rd LD Democrats Officers and Executive Board Members for 2017-18

 

Executive Board Members 2018

  • April Leigh
  • Natalie Bryson
  • Kathy Canderle
  • Rob Gelder
  • Doug Mackenzie
  • Jim Sommerhauser
  • Linda Streissguth

These members join the following elected/appointed officers:

  • Chair – Val Torrens
  • Vice Chair – Rusty Grable
  • Secretary – Bob Agamalian
  • Treasurer – Dave Russo
  • State Committeeman – Arne Nelson
  • State Committeewoman – Ginger Sommerhauser

The 23rd LD Democrat’s priorities for 2018 are being developed. Join us at our District Meetings to help shape our focus for 2018

  • Increased collaboration to strengthen our voice by attracting younger voters, bridging the urban/rural gap, finding common ground with new partners, coalescing with unions, helping other LDs.
  • Improve communications through better use of social media and creative messaging, more communication with members, more speakers at 23rd LD Democrats’ meetings and more advocacy training
  • Increase use of voter data by neighborhood canvassing to update voter data, better analysis of available voter data and more effective GOTV messaging.
  • Fill vacant PCO positions and improve PCO effectiveness through more resources, training, mentoring and neighborhood organizing.
  • Support Democratic candidates by focusing on down-ballot races and recruiting and training new candidates.

Our top three action items for 2017 were:

1. One-on-One neighborhood canvassing to update voter data and to energize voters for 2018.
2. Focus on down-ballot races with better recruitment and training of candidates.
3. Find ways to attract younger voters and new partners, including better use of social media.

Val Torrens, Chair
23rd LD Democrats

Executive Board, Mission & Bylaws

The mission and bylaws of the 23rd LD Democrats are the guiding documents by which we operate. The bylaws are reviewed every two years and re-approved at our reorganizational meeting.

The elected Precinct Committee Officers met in a re-organization meeting on December 14, 2016, to elect officers for the next biennium.

The following officers were elected by the Precinct Committee Officers:

Chair – Val Torrens
Vice Chair – Rusty Grable
Treasurer – Stefan Paskell
State Committeeman – Arne Nelson
State Committeewoman – Ginger Sommerhauser

The following were appointed to the Executive Committee of the Executive Board:
Secretary – Tom Loushe
Parliamentarian – Jim Sommerhauser

Executive Board Members
Sandra Bauer
Natalie Bryson
Kathy Canderle
Jesse Cockerham
Rob Gelder
Doug Mackenzie
Jim Sommerhauser
Linda Streissguth

The mission of this organization shall be:

A. To express the Democratic Party’s basic principles of inclusion and diversity by welcoming all 23rd Legislative District citizens who share Democratic values in organizational activities.

B. To contribute to the development and advancement of the ideas and principles that constitute the core values of the Democratic Party.

C. To promote such actions as to ensure that all levels of government function for the common good of both its current citizens and future generations.

D. To build and maintain an effective local Democratic organization for the purpose of:

1. Recruiting, supporting, and electing candidates to office who reflect the values and positions of the 23rd Central Committee;

2. Promoting positions on issues of public policy that are consistent with the values and positions of the 23rd Central Committee;

3. Maximizing the Democratic vote in all elections.

The mission and bylaws of the 23rd LD Democrats are the guiding documents by which we operate. The bylaws are reviewed every two years and re-approved at our reorganizational meeting.

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