|The Democratic Party of Multnomah County||We are dedicated to making people's lives better. We work toward an effective government, within the county and statewide, that will protect your rights, count your votes, build the economy, and be accountable. We're the front line for Multnomah County voters.|
The meeting to elect Party officers and delegates to the State Central Committee and Congressional District Committees will be held on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave. The meeting will officially start at 7:00; there will be an informational session prior to the meeting, details later. Precinct Committee Persons elected in May, 2014 are eligible to vote for officers; all PCPs are eligible to vote for delegates. Must be checked in prior to credentials report to vote. The form to use to file for officer candidacy is attached, along with position descriptions.
We are saddened to hear that Dave Jackson passed away on January 16th. This summary of his and his wife Kathy's Democratic volunteer history was prepared when they shared the Volunteer Highlight for May of last year. Dave gave generously of his time, persistence and passion to many Democratic causes, but especially voting rights.
If you would like to relay condolences to Kathy and their family, send your message to DaveJackson@multdems.org and we will compile them and pass them along.
At the November meeting, members of the Administration Committee presented proposed changes to the bylaws, unanimously recommended by the Administration Committee. They were also recommended by a vote of the Executive Committee, and they were acted on at the December 18th meeting.
Two groups of amendments were adopted, one having to do with election procedures for Party officers, and the other having to do with protecting the integrity of our data resources. A proposal to modify the qualifications for holding office as Chair or First Vice Chair was referred to the Rules Committee for further vetting. The marked up bylaws are attached, and here are the highlights:
Gil and Gloria Luzader serve as Precinct Committee People for Multnomah County Democratic Party in House District 44. HD44 District Leader Tom Karwaki describes Gil and Gloria as "the backbone of St Johns," and says "Gil faithfully hands out four or five hundred slate cards each election, and Gloria makes about five hundred get-out-the-vote calls." The Luzaders both participate in our monthly General Meetings, and both help at Democratic booths and in the St Johns Parade. Gil has volunteered over three hundred hours in Senator Jeff Merkley's office over the past two years.
And like most good Democrats, they also serve their community more broadly. Both Gil and Gloria are leaders of the St Johns Main Street Foot Patrol. Both have been on the board of the St Johns Neighborhood Association and Gloria is active with the North Portland Public Safety Action Committee.
Multnomah County Democratic Party appreciates their service.