Committee’s List of Approved Candidates for Election at the 2018 Organizational Meeting

(Listed Alphabetically)

Chair:

  • Jeremy Likens
  • Patrick Maguire

First Vice-Chair:

  • Farrah Chaichi
  • Martita Meier

Second Vice-Chair:

  • Gabriel Mendez

Secretary

  • Victoria Long

Treasurer:

  • Keith Haxton
  • Veronica L. Williams

State Central Committee (SCC) Delegation:

Male:

  • Bill Gallup
  • Carl Fisher
  • Gabriel Mendez
  • Garrett Fleenor
  • Gerritt Rosenthal
  • Gulzar Ahmed
  • John R. McDonald
  • Jon McWilliams
  • Kyle Martin
  • Michael Falkenstein
  • Patrick Maguire
  • Paul Erickson
  • Will Hobbs

Female:

  • Barbara Glazer
  • Bridget Brooks
  • Farrah Chaichi
  • Linda Erickson
  • Lisa Stiller
  • Louise Currin
  • Lucinda Hites-Clabaugh
  • Nancy Lewis
  • Rebecca Cambreleng
  • Susan Foust
  • Veronica L. Williams

Non-Binary:

  • Keith Haxton

First Congressional District (CD1) Delegation

Male:

  • Adam Gretzinger
  • Bill Gallup
  • Daniel Neill
  • Garrett Fleenor
  • Gene Brown
  • Gerritt Rosenthal
  • John Glynn
  • Patrick Konsor
  • Shabba Woodley
  • Stan Jewett

Female:

  • Farrah Chaichi
  • Janice Karpenick
  • Jennie Bowser
  • Lucinda Hites-Clabaugh

Non-Binary:

The Rules Committee has proposed the following Agenda and Rules for the Organizational Meeting.

The below agenda and rules are presented here for the benefit of all members to give the ability for everyone to review and prepare for a smooth and expeditious Organizational Meeting. The Timekeeper will be Glendora Claybrooks.

All candidates for officer positions may speak for 2 minutes about their qualifications for office and answer questions for 3 minutes. Candidates for officer positions may also have an observer present when ballots are counted. Candidates for a delegation position may speak for one minute.

2018 Organizational Meeting of the Washington County Central Committee
PROPOSED AGENDA

November 17, 2018, 9:00 am

Call to Order – Dr. Rosa Colquitt, Organizational Meeting Chair

Appointment of Secretary Pro-Tem – Vallie Gilham
Appointment of Parliamentarian – Alice Bartelt
Appointment of Sergeants at Arms – Steve Hall & Kyle Martin

Pledge of Allegiance

Adoption of Agenda

Introductions

Adoption of Meeting Rules

Transfer of Property

Rules Chair, Voting procedures and responsibilities

Elections:

  • Credentials Report
  • Election of Chair
  • Credentials Report
  • Election of First Vice-Chair
  • Credentials Report
  • Election of Second Vice Chair
  • Credentials Report
  • Election of Secretary
  • Credentials Report
  • Election of Treasurer
  • Credentials Report
  • Election of Delegates & Alternates to the Democratic Party of Oregon Central Committee (SCC)
  • Credentials Report
  • Election of Delegates & Alternates to the First Congressional District Committee (CD1)

Announcements

Adjournment

Any person registered as a Democrat and a Washington County resident for not less than 180 days is eligible to serve as officers, delegates, and alternates.  A Washington County resident registered as a Democrat whose 18th birthday falls within 180 days of the election is also eligible.

2018 Organizational Meeting of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee
PROPOSED RULES

1. Pursuant to ORS 248.035 Transfer of Property, prior to the commencement of elections, the retiring Central Committee Chair shall give the Rules Chair the key to the office which contains the property of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee. At the adjournment of the Organizational Meeting, the Rules Chair shall give the key to the newly elected Central Committee Chair.

2. All candidates for officer positions may speak for 2 minutes about their qualifications for office and answer questions for 3 minutes. Candidates will be given signals at 30 seconds and when time is up. If candidates are not able to attend, they may have someone speak for them for a maximum of 2 minutes.

3. Candidates for office will draw numbers to determine in which order they will speak.

4. All candidates for State Central Committee Delegate and First Congressional District Committee Delegate may speak for 1 minute about their qualifications to serve. Candidates will be given a signal at 30 seconds and when time is up.

5. Candidates to be delegate will speak in the order that they appear on the ballot.

6. Speeches regarding other issues will be limited to 2 minutes per person. Each motion will be allowed a maximum of 10 minutes for debate.

7. Only PCP’s may speak, unless the person wanting to speak is granted permission by a majority vote of the assembly. Non-PCP attendees will have handwritten sticky badges.

8. PCP’s will be seated by section and will have name tags that identify them as elected or appointed. Elected PCP’s will have standard name badges.  Appointed PCP’s will have blue name badges and guests will have handwritten sticky badges. Only elected PCP’s may vote for officers.

9. Officers will be elected by Special Rule of Order #7.  

SPECIAL RULE OF ORDER #7:

BALLOT VOTING PROCEDURE – SINGLE SEAT

Adopted July 25, 2018

A. During single seat elections for which more than two candidates have been nominated, wherein voting by ballot is the method chosen by the Central Committee, ballots will be created and distributed in the following manner:

  1. If ballots contain the names of all nominated candidates, the ballot shall include space for candidates’ names who have not been nominated in advance.
  2. Ballots will contain a space wherein members may indicate their voting preferences numerically;
  3. Ballots will be given to all credentialed PCPs; a PCP is allowed to refuse their ballot if they so choose.
  4. A member may indicate more than one preference for the office on their ballot in ranked order;
  5. After all ballots have been counted if no candidate has a majority of members’ first-choice votes the process of determining a winner via simulated instant runoff elections will take place as follows;

                    a. The candidate with the least first-choice votes indicated on members’ ballots will be removed from consideration and members’ votes previously assigned to that candidate will be assigned to the second or next highest choice indicated on their ballots should one exist, and if there are no other choices indicated on the ballot those votes will be eliminated;

                    b. After all ballots have been counted again if no candidate has a majority of members’ votes the process of eliminating the candidate with the least votes from consideration and re-assigning those members’ votes to their next choice or removing them when no other choice is given will continue until a candidate has a majority of votes.

10. Delegates will be elected by Special Rule of Order #4.

SPECIAL RULE OF ORDER #4:

ELECTION PROCESS FOR DELEGATES TO THE SCC AND CD1

Adopted 9/26/2018

The process for electing SCC delegates, SCC alternate delegates, Congressional District Committee delegates, and Congressional District Committee alternate delegates, shall each be as follows:

A.  Voters may cast a number of votes up to the number of delegate or alternate delegate positions being elected.

B.  The maximum number of votes a voter may cast will be distributed as evenly as possible across the three gender categories: female, male, and non-binary. If one or more gender categories have fewer candidates running than one-third of the available positions, the maximum number of votes which can be cast for the other gender category or categories will be commensurately higher.

C.  Voters will be clearly told the maximum number of votes they may cast in each of the three gender categories.

D.  The ballot will identify candidates with the gender category they have chosen.

E.  After the votes have been tallied, those elected shall be determined as follows:

  1. Two columns will be created with the total number of positions divided as equally as possible between the two columns.
  2. In one column, the female candidates receiving the most votes will be placed in order of votes received. In the other column, the same shall be done for male candidates.
  3. The column with more positions will be chosen first. If both columns have the same number of positions, one of the two columns will be chosen randomly.
  4. The non-binary candidate who received the most votes who has not yet been assigned to a column will have the number of votes they received compared to the number of votes received by the lowest binary gender candidate in the column chosen. If the non-binary candidate received more votes, their name will replace the binary gender candidate’s name in the column.
  5. Step (4) shall be repeated while alternating the column chosen until there is no longer a non-binary candidate who satisfies the requirement.
  6. The final list of candidates in the two columns shall be the list of candidates elected.
  7. Ties shall be broken by a coin flip.

11. The current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised will control the handling of items not covered in these rules.

12. Anyone disrupting the proceedings may be asked to leave.

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