By Peter Toll
This month, your Central Committee’s 304 PCPs welcomed 10 more newcomers into the ranks.
Of the 223 elected in May and since taking office, the biggest vote getters were Laurie Kilbourn, Lake Oswego, 469; Scott Gibson, of Lake Oswego, 448; Robert Zimmer, of Milwaukie, 444; Mike Litt and Bob Ely, of Willamette View Manor, 428; Jeanne Magmer, also of Willamette View, got 426. Mickey Ely had 421 and Jane Civiletti, Oak Grove, 415; and her husband, Tom Civiletti, 406.
Laurie and Scott are both in House District 38 whereas the rest of the leaders were in HD 41, a genuine Democratic stronghold. To get that many votes takes lots of Democrats casting ballots, and that is certainly the case in this instance. Continue reading
As the newly elected chair of the Clackamas County Democratic Party, I fully understand the challenge facing our Democratic Party at the local, state and national levels. We must come together to hold on to the local offices we have won,to continue to elect progressive Democrats and, at all levels, to stop the reactionary movement represented by the election of Donald Trump.
While change within the party needs to occur, we must build on the excellent things we have accomplished through the hard work of many dedicated Democrats. At the same time, we must seek pathways to engage and involve the many new people who have recently joined us.
We need serious, honest, and respectful discussions about those things that have worked, those that require change, and those which need to be added. As we have already demonstrated, by working together we helped elect a new County Commission chair and a new county commissioner. These two commissioners will have a tremendously positive effect on how we conduct county business here. Continue reading
November 17, 2016
Election Results Summary
Chair: Peter Nordbye
Vice Chair: Erika Kane
Secretary: Scott Hays
Treasurer: Eric Carlson
DELEGATES TO STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Peter Nordbye (Ex Officio)
J. Kevin Hunt
Erika Kane (Ex Officio)
ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3
ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3
Marcia P. Brown
DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5
J. Kevin Hunt
ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5
HOUSE DISTRICT LEADERS
HD 18 Erika Kane, Tom Kane
HD 26 Cornelia Gibson, Simon Springall
HD 35 Duaine Weston
HD 37 Ken Chappuis, Mary Shortall
HD 38 Kathy Gordon, Gary Thompson
HD 39 Naella Tesch, Grae Lewis
HD 40 Bill Street, Faith Leith
HD 41 Cheryl Fisher, Matthew Westergaard
HD 48 Dave McTeague, Justin Swall
HD 51 Dan Riker, Norm Tarowsky
HD 52 Dennis Ghelfi, Jan Lee
The Clackamas County Democrats reorganize every two years at the November Central Committee Meeting. At that time, we elect new officers (chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer) and house district leaders, along with delegates to the State Central Committee and the two congressional district committees within our county (CD3 and CD5).
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Place: Elks Club Ballroom, 610 McLoughlin Blvd., Oregon City (behind the CCDP office)
The Nominations Subcommittee is currently seeking nominations for all the above positions. Nominations will be accepted until nominations for that position are closed at the November 17 reorganization meeting. Nominees whose names are submitted early can provide a written statement that will be sent to all Central Committee members.
If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, please see this memo from the Nominations Subcommittee.
Who Can Vote?
All PCPs can vote for house district leaders and the delegate positions. Only PCPs who were elected in last May’s primary can vote for the Clackamas County Democrats officers.
This is both a national and a global problem, but it hits Oregon harder than almost any other place: Oregon has the lowest corporate taxes in the country — by a lot. When corporations don’t pay taxes, working families are left with the burden of supporting our communities. And the results of this are felt in every community, every day: Our schools have been cut to the bone — We have the 3rd largest class sizes in the nation! — services for seniors are getting cut, and healthcare costs are skyrocketing.
Ben Unger of Our Oregon talked with us about this problem at our September meeting. You can read more about it on the Our Oregon website.