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Eagle County Democrats elect several party officers

EDWARDS — The Eagle County Democratic Party recently held its biennial reorganization meeting.

New officers elected, all by acclamation, are: Joy Harrison, chair; Dylan Roberts, vice-chair; Sarah Andrews, secretary; and Annie Goodman, treasurer. Additional Members-at-Large elected to support the Democratic Party’s programs include Inga Causey, Andrew Halls, Pat Hammon, Diane Levin, Jane Lowery, Claire Noble, Carole Onderdonk, Bob Rutledge, Nancy Shane and Doug Tucker.

Harrison, Roberts and Andrews all have extensive experience in local and statewide campaigns on both the Front Range and the Western Slope. Their priorities include millennial engagement, voter registration and contact, and working to bring the many communities of the county together to keep Eagle County blue.

‘Honor to serve’

“It has been an honor to serve you as the Eagle County Democrats Chair for the last three years,” outgoing chair Lowery said. “We have worked hard and grown our presence and our coffers. We have retained our elected positions, and we now hold the County Treasurer’s office. Our state Senator, Kerry Donovan is one of our own. We re-elected Michael Bennet to the U.S. Senate, and we supported Hillary Clinton and Gail Schwartz a by a clear majority although they did not prevail in the end. Still, we have evidence to be optimistic for more successes in November 2018 with Joy’s and Dylan’s leadership plus that of a new chair of the Colorado Democratic Party.”

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Other Elections

Additional business required by the Colorado Revised Statutes was also completed at the Dems’ reorganization, including the appointment of members to the Central Committees of all the legislative districts to which Eagle County belongs: Congressional Districts 2 and 3, Judicial District 5, State Senate District 5, and House District 26. Two vacancy committees were established — one for the Eagle County Democratic Party Executive Committee and one for the Eagle County Commissioner Districts.

Planning session

An informal discussion and planning session immediately followed adjournment of the meeting. Session objectives included the establishment of four geographic teams and team captains and the establishment of four working committees and committee chairs. This restructuring will enable the Eagle County Democratic Party to achieve its goals: to advocate for Democratic values; protect our hard-fought progressive gains; improve outreach in our community; become financially sustainable; and elect more Democrats.

For more information, email Harrison at joyh@eagledems.org.

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