Denver — 2/10/2019 — This past Saturday the Democratic Party of Denver held its combined Biennial Re-organizational and Central Committee meetings at South High School. The Denver Democrat’s County Central Committee assembled at noon it started with a welcome from US Representative Diana DeGette and Colorado State Senator Robert Rodriguez.
The purpose of this meeting allows the County Party to conduct normal business, elect new officers at the County, House, and Senate District levels, as well as, appoint new members to various party committees.
Election of 2019 – 2020 Officers
The first order of business was the election of County Party officers. The officers elected to County Party offices were Melissa Johnsen (Chair), Marc Kamin (Vice-Chair), Jarrod Munger (Secretary), and Jon Mesick (Treasurer). They will lead the party into the 2019 – 2020 election cycles with a focus on seating a member of the Democratic Party in the 2nd Colorado Senate seat.
The body also met to elect new officers for each of the House Districts that reside in the County of Denver also elected new captains and co-captains. These officers will focus on voter education, outreach and turnout within their districts.
House District Officers
House Sub-District Officers
Senate District Officers
Resolutions voted on by the Committee
The Denver County Central Committee new business included two rule changes and three resolutions. The three resolutions debated and passed by the body include a Resolution in support of fair pay for Denver teachers, LET DENVER VOTE, and Right to Survive.
The committee first voted to affirm the Resolution in support of fair pay for Denver teachers states that “The Democratic Party of Denver stands united with DCTA in the union's effort to secure a professional wage for all DPS educators via bargaining and/or a worker strike;“
Support for the second resolution on the committee agenda agrees “The Let Denver Vote Initiative supports those values by ensuring that Denver voters have a voice in whether or not municipal funds and resources are spent bidding to host future Olympic Games in Denver or funding future Olympic Games in Denver:
The initiative safeguards public resources used in connection with Olympic Games, as set forth in the following ballot title language: Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver enact a measure prohibiting the use of public monies, resources, or fiscal guarantees in connection with any future Olympic Games, without the City first obtaining voter approval at a regularly scheduled municipal election or special election should the City decide to use public monies, resources, or fiscal guarantees for this purpose?”
The next Democratic Party of Denver Central Committee will be held in the fall with the date and location TBD. The next DPoD Biennial Re-organizational meeting will occur in early 2021.