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The following Multnomah County Democrats have applied and are eligible to be approved for appointment as Precinct Committee Persons at the December 12 Central Committee Meeting:
Precinct#3803 - Sarra Heaba Ghiassi
Precinct#3807 - Jonathan David Friedman
Precinct#4102 - Tiffany Dollar
Precinct#4201 - Tony Ray Capps
Precinct#4205 - Lydia Hallay
Precinct#4208 - Minh Nguyen
Precinct#4211 - Ingrid Fish
Precinct#4211 - Warren G. Fish
Precinct#4501 - Barbara Christensen
Precinct#4501 - Jonathan Prine
Precinct#4503 - Shaanti Abbruzzese
Precinct#4503 - Elizabeth Harman
Precinct#4503 - William W. Porter III
Precinct#4504 - Renee L. Dowlin
Precinct#4504 - Daniel M. James
Precinct#4504 - Heidi Spafford
Precinct#4504 - Walter Spafford
Precinct#4507 - Andrew Purkey
Precinct#4507 - Georgiana C. Putnam
Three candidates have come forward to request nomination from the good Precinct Committee Persons of Senate District 23. They are Enrique Arias, Michael Dembrow and CM Hall.
They will present themselves to the nominating convention on Friday, November 8th at 7:00, at Multnomah Democrats' Headquarters, and there will be a debate/forum prior to the convention, beginning at 5:45. Because there are just three candidates, they will all be nominated to go before the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to request appointment to the Senate position. The convention may choose to hold a vote to rank the candidates in order of preference. Each candidate was invited to submit a statement to introduce themselves to the PCPs of SD 23; those statements can be found here: Candidates For SD 23 Nomination
Democrats representing precincts within Senate District 23 will convene Friday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. to nominate three to five Democrats to replace state Senator Jackie Dingfelder, D-Portland. Multnomah County commissioners will appoint one of those nominees to be Senator Dingfelder's replacement. Immediately preceding the Convention there will be a Candidates Debate, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Senator Dingfelder's resignation will be effective November 3rd. On November 4th she begins her new position with the City of Portland as an advisor to Mayor Charlie Hales.
The convention and debate will be held at Multnomah County Democrats' Headquarters, 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232.
For more information on the convention process and on how Democrats are nominated, please check the links below. Questions may also be e-mailed to email@example.com.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CANDIDATE FOR THIS POSITION?
People who wish to be considered for state senator must file form SEL145, a Statement of Nominee's Willingness to Serve, with the Democratic Party of Oregon. The filing deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2013. 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.
Other questions regarding the process to become a candidate may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details and information regarding the nomination Convention processes, please review these memos from Wayne Kinney, Chair of the DPO Rules Committee:
- Memo to Multnomah County Democrats on process for filling SD23 vacancy (PDF)
- Memo to candidates in Senate District 23 (PDF)
- How voting works in legislative nomination conventions (PDF)
By Mel Harmon, Rules Committee Chair
The process for filling a vacancy in office in the County Central Committee is prescribed in a combination of laws (ORS 248.035) and our bylaws (Article III, Section 7). Teddy resigned as of the end of the October 10th Central Committee meeting, and our bylaws call for us to hold a special election at our next scheduled meeting, on November 14th, to fill the office for the rest of the unexpired term,.
As explained at the meeting, anyone may self-nominate for the position; any PCP may nominate another person for the position with verification that the nominee wants to serve. Nominations should be sent to Stephanie Nystrom at ViceChair2@Multdems.org, and if nominating another person, please copy the nominee on the email. If you are nominated by another, please verify by contacting Stephanie, as soon as possible, that you wish to serve in the office of Chair.
One need not be a PCP to serve as Chair (but of course it helps); current elected and appointed PCPs are eligible to vote in filling this vacancy (ORS 248.035 (3). Proxies are not allowed (ORS 248.045); you have to attend the meeting to vote.
Nominations for inclusion on printed ballots will close seven days before the meeting, that is, at 7:00 PM on November 7th. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the meeting for write-in candidates.
Nominations will be posted here as they come in, and we will notify PCPs via email of all nominations received before the closure of nominations for inclusion on printed ballots.
You can contact me at Rules@multdems.org if you have questions about this process.