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 mission of the 23rd LD Democrats is to create an environment that fosters progressive ideals, stimulates community involvement, informs the public about issues, takes an active role in campaigns and helps to shape the polices that affect us all.

The 23rd LD achieves this mission by:

  • Recruiting, training, organizing and equipping PCOs in their grassroots work
  • Helping registered Democrats connect with their PCOs
  • Informing and educating the public about the democratic process, and specific organizations and functions of our local government
  • Inviting the public to engage in the democratic process through meetings, membership, canvassing and other organized activities
  • Supporting opportunities for activism and engagement through partners and other independent like-minded groups

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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