In place of our regular monthly meeting, this November 15th meeting is used to elect officers for the Marion County Democrats Central Committee (MCDCC). No other business will be heard.
It would also be helpful to review the DPO Platform to understand the direction and issues of importance to Oregon Democrats for the next two years.
MARION COUNTY DEMOCRATS AD HOC NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Marion County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) invites all Marion County registered Democrats to consider running for one of the five officer positions that leads our organization. We want to make a special invitation to Democrats of color and Democrats under the age of 30 to consider running.
The officer positions are:
Chair. The Chair presides over meetings of the MCDCC executive committee, membership meetings, and central district meetings. They also are responsible for the party’s property, records, and funds.
First Vice-Chair. The First Vice Chair is an automatic member of the Fifth Congressional District Committee. They should expect to attend the quarterly Oregon State Democratic Party meetings, the periodic DC 5 meetings, the monthly MCDCC membership, the MCDCC executive committee meetings, and meet weekly by phone with the MCDCC chair. This position requires on average 10 hours a week.
Second Vice-Chair. The Second Vice Chair presides in the absence of the Chair and Vice-Chair and accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the Chair.
Secretary. The Secretary takes minutes for the executive and central committee meetings, sends out official meeting notices, and fulfills several statutory filing requirements.
Treasurer. The Treasurer keeps all MCDCC accounts, develops the budget, reports on revenue and expenses, and signs checks. The Treasurer also ensures compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to political fundraising and spending.
A complete list of responsibilities is detailed in the bylaws. The term of officer is two years or until replaced. These five officers serve on the executive committee.
These positions have authority and responsibility. They are well suited for any Democrat who: wants the party’s candidates to win elections, has the skills to work with a range of personalities, is willing to devote significant time to the MCDCC, and has a vision for the party.
If you are interested in running to be an officer or nominating someone to be an officer, you have two options. The first is to nominate yourself or someone else by 9:00 PM, November 1, 2018, by emailing nominatingcommittee@
Advance nomination ensures the nominee’s name appears on the written ballot. In addition, the nominee will be provided a candidate questionnaire to completion,, which will be provided to voters in advance of voting. The second option is to nominate yourself or someone else from the floor the evening of the election.
All registered Democrats may run to be an officer; however, only precinct chairpersons elected in the March general election may vote.
The election will be held at the Salem Scottish Rite Temple at 4090 Commercial Street SE, Salem on November 15 at 7:00 PM.
The nominating committee will provide all candidates with a list of qualified precinct chairpersons, their contact information, and general guidelines about electioneering.
We will provide more details about the voting process as we get closer to the election.
The Nominating Committee recognizes this information is provided in English and is primarily available to people with access to a computer. If you, or someone you know, needs this information in Spanish or different format, please let us know. Also, if you plan to attend the election and need the meeting translated into Spanish or American Sign Language, or have a disability that needs accommodation, please let us know. We want all Democrats to participate and feel welcome.
The MCDCC Nominating Committee
Susan L Smith