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2014 Celsi Awards Dinner



Please join us
Saturday, September 6, 2014

For our annual
Dick Celsi Awards Dinner

Making a Difference in Oregon

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1441 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR

(503) 233-2401

Doors open at 6:00 pm for everyone
Hosted VIP Reception: 6:00-7:00 pm
Reception, No-host Bar and Raffle Tables: 6:00-7:00 pm
Dinner and Program: 7:00-10:00 pm


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Volunteer Highlight - July 2014

Jim Freed is a very active Precinct Committee Person for Multnomah County Democratic Party in House District 35. Jim is also chair of the Mult Dems LGBT Caucus, where he has been working tirelessly for Marriage Equality, and where he co-managed our Party's participation in the Portland Pride festival and parade over Father's Day weekend. Our festival booth was active and vibrant, and volunteers got contact information from more than 400 festival goers. Jim took the booth on the road for the Pride celebration in Bend two weeks later, and greatly assisted the Deschutes County Democrats in spreading the good word about Senator Jeff Merkley. Jim is active at the State level in Democratic activities. He is a member of Veterans for Human Rights, which was created in 1993 here in Portland, and he played a significant role in elevating the visibility of the specialized license plate that the State of Oregon created on behalf of that organization.

Jim was recently appointed by our Executive Committee to serve temporarily (pending a vote of the Central Committee) on our Administrative Committee as Second Vice-Chair, allowing our former Second Vice-Chair Stephanie Nystrom to devote all her efforts to her race for the HD52 seat in the state legislature.

Multnomah County Democratic Party appreciates Jim's service.

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Volunteer Highlight - June 2014

Betsy Salter is a Precinct Committee Person for Multnomah County Democratic Party in House District 46. She is also, as chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon's Education Caucus, one of our party's most tireless and effective advocates for teachers and for strong support of public education. A founder of Oregon Save our Schools and a leader or member of too many school-related organizations to list here, Betsy has been recognized for her good work in many venues, including this Oregonian article when she was one of 51 delegates in the nation chosen to meet with education officials to discuss ideas for improving public schools. Multnomah County Democratic Party honored her with our 2012 Celsi Award, and we continue to admire and greatly value her work for one of the causes we are most proud to support.

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Replacement Process for the Remainder of Representative Jules Bailey's Term

Democrats representing precincts within House District 42 will convene Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to nominate three to five Democrats to replace state Representative Jules Bailey for the remainder of the term. The convention will take place at the AFL-CIO Headquarters at 3645 SE 32nd Ave, just south of Powell Blvd.

Multnomah County Commissioners will choose the new state representative from among the nominees later in the month.

Rep. Bailey has resigned to take his position on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, having won election on May 20th.

For more information on the convention process and on how Democrats are nominated, please check the link below. Questions may also be e-mailed to


Democrats who wish to be considered for state representative for the remainder of the current term must file form SEL145, a Statement of Nominee's Willingness to Serve, with the Democratic Party of Oregon. The filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. Forms may be sent by mail (232 NE 9th, Portland 97232), or by fax (503 224-5335). If the form does not reach the DPO office in time, that person's candidacy cannot be considered.

Prospective candidates must meet the minimum requirements to hold the office. Those include living in the district for at least one year, being a registered Democrat for at least 180 days before the effective date of the resignation, and not being under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.

Please review the DPO Press Release and the memos linked there for more information about the process.

Other questions regarding the process to become a candidate may be submitted to


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