2019 Biennial Reorganization (Reorg) of the Democratic Party of Denver

Saturday, February 09, 2019

South High School
1700 E. Louisiana Ave, Denver 80210

Registration begins at 11:00 am
The meeting runs from 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

During February of each odd-numbered year, the DPoD undergoes a reorganization,  in which all elected positions in the county party (with the exception of PCPs, who are elected at caucus) are up for election/re-election to a 2-year term. This includes the 4 county officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer), the officers of each House sub-district (Captain, Co-Captain, and appointed Finance Chair), and the officers of each House and Senate District (Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary).

In addition, members are elected or appointed to a variety of County-wide committees, as well as the State Executive and State Central committees.

You don’t need to be a PCP or other member of the County Central Committee to run for these positions. You do need to be a registered Democrat in the relevant district or sub-district. You can find your Senate District, House District, and House Sub-district on our precinct finder.

Only members of the Democratic Party of Denver Central Committee can vote at ReOrg.

The currently announced candidates for County Party offices are:

  • Chair:  Melissa Johnsen
  • Vice-Chair:
    • Kari Bell
    • Marc Kamin
  • Secretary: Jarrod Munger
  • Treasurer: Jon Mesick

Anyone else who is interested in running for a County officer position should email a statement of their intent to run, to Mike Cerbo at [email protected] .  For anyone who notifies the Chair at least 21 days before ReOrg (by January 19, 2019) that they intend to run for a County office, the County Party will send out a 1-page statement/flyer (that you provide) about your candidacy when we send the official call to ReOrg. For anyone who notifies the Chair at least 7 days before ReOrg (by Feb 2, 2019), your name will appear as a candidate for County office on the printed ballot. We also accept nominations from the floor during ReOrg,

County Party Structure and Job Descriptions
The following PDF's provide addtional information on the organizational structure of the party and job descriptions of the elected and appointed offices at Reorg



2019 Biennial Organization Meeting (“Reorg”)


Date:   Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time:   11:00 A.M. check-in, gavel down at 12:00 noon

Site:     South High School, 1700 E Louisiana Ave (at Franklin)


11:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon:           Check-in and Credentialing of central committee members


12:00 noon – 2:20 pm:

                                                Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance


                                                Explanation of purpose of Reorg meeting

                                                Remarks by CDP Treasurer Rita Simas

                                                Introduction of Candidates for State Party office (CDP reorg on 3/09/19)

                                                Introduction of elected Officials          

                                                Credentials report

                                                Presentation of 2018 financial statement

                                                Financial ask

                                                Approval of Sept 2018 Central Committee meeting Minutes

                                                State of the Party/Recognize outgoing officers

                                                OFFICER ELECTIONS and Rules Committee Report

                                                     - Chair of the Democratic Party of Denver

                                                        Declared Candidate(s): Melissa Johnsen

                                                      - Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Denver

                                                        Declared Candidate(s): Marc Kamin and Kari Bell

                                                 - Rules Committee Report and Voting - while ballots for Vice-Chair election are being counted

                                                     - Secretary of the Democratic Party of Denver

                                                         Declared Candidate(s): Jarrod Munger

                                                     - Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Denver

                                                         Declared Candidate(s): Jon Mesick

                                             Set Judicial District 2 vacancy committee

                                             New Business (including resolutions)                                                 

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm:               Senate District re-organizations

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm:               House District re-organizations

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm:               House Sub-District re-organizations

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm:               Adjourn and Clean-Up