Thank you to all who attended our Organizational Meeting for the 2023 – 2024 session!

Please click here to read the results


The Organizational meeting is a live meeting on Zoom.

You must be in attendance and credentialed to vote. Elections will be called after the vote count at the meeting.


Every two years the county party reorganizes around newly elected leadership. Elected PCP’s vote on who will serve them in the roles of Chair, First Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, State Central Committee (SCC) Delegates; First Congressional District (CD1) Delegates.

November 12th, on Zoom

11 AM

Our leadership represents us in various capacities around the county and at the state level.  Chairs of our committees are appointed by the officers of the party.

As a Washington County Democrat, this is your opportunity to help shape the direction of your party.

All are welcome to witness proceedings, and we encourage all to attend.

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What to expect for online credentialing for virtual Central Committee meetings:

When you log in to the Zoom meeting, you will be held in a Zoom “waiting room” until a credentialing volunteer admits you to the meeting. Once in the room, if we are able to tell that you are a PCP by name or by visually recognizing you on video, we will consider you credentialed and no further action will be required. If we cannot easily recognize you by face or name and match you with our PCP list, we will interact with you to verify your identity before you are considered credentialed to vote for Officer Positions in the meeting.

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Running for Party Office and Delegate Positions

From the Nominating Committee:

To help this process, our bylaws establish a Nominating Committee to help facilitate the nomination of Officer candidates and to make sure we have a slate of high-quality candidates for every position. While candidates may nominate from the floor of the Organization Meeting, the Nominating Committee will be taking nominations starting now in order to do our work interviewing these candidates, building a slate card for your voting information, and to ensure that we have candidates for every position.

In order to run for an Officer Position, you must be legally registered as a Democrat in Washington County.

In order to run for a Delegate Position, you must be eligible to be a PCP in Washington County.  This means that you must have a current, active voter registration in the State of Oregon, and you must have been a registered Democrat for at least 180 days in any state (with exceptions for voters who are applying within 180 days of their 18th birthday). 

If you are interested in running for an Officer Position, such as Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, or Secretary, please fill out this form.

If you are interested in running for a Delegate Position, such as a delegate for the SCC, CD1 or CD6, please fill out this form.

Note, both forms allow you to nominate for multiple positions. Please fill each form out only once. Also, if you wish to run for both a delegate position and an officer position, please fill out both forms. The last day to submit to the nominating process is Monday, November 7th, however, anyone can self nominate from the floor and run the day of the Reorg meeting.

Once you fill out the form, the nominating committee will reach out to you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask the nominating committee at

Finally, if you are running for a position, you may request an email list of all PCPs by reaching out to the secretary at You will need to fill out the PCP list request form that is posted here.

The Nominating Committee

Nomination List

(This is the initial list–there are more nominations to come!)

Officer Nominations

Martita MeierChair
Bridget Brooks, MSWChair
Ryan Van Domelen1st Vice Chair
Derrick Ragan2nd Vice Chair
Andrew Stiffler2nd Vice Chair
Larry Dean LudekingTreasurer
Kimberly CulbertonSecretary

State Central Committee (SCC) Candidates

Gene BrownMale
Nancy LewisFemale
Patrick MaguireMale
Lisa StillerFemale
Matthew Wurst (Matt)Male
Larry Dean LudekingMale
Garrett FleenorNon-Binary
Veronica WilliamsFemale
Janice KarpenickFemale
Brian GardnerNon-Binary
Victor LeonMale

State Central Committee (SCC) Candidates

Victoria LongFemale
Derrick RaganMale
Brenda BurattiFemale
Lindsey WiseFemale
Ryan Van DomelenMale
David “George” HoughMale
Hector R HinojosaMale
Nhedti ColquittFemale
Queen WestFemale
Bridget Brooks, MSWFemale
Zeloszelos MarchandtMale

1st Congressional District (CD1) Delegates

Gene BrownMale
Patrick MaguireMale
Constance (Connie) ChenFemale
Garrett FleenorNon-Binary
Victoria LongFemale
Brenda BurattiFemale
David “George” HoughMale

6th Congressional District (CD6) Delegates

Carl FisherMale
Lisa StillerFemale
Matthew Wurst (Matt)Male
Larry Dean LudekingMale
Brian GardnerNon-Binary
Veronica WilliamsFemale
Bridget Brooks, MSWFemale
Andrew StifflerMale

The Roles of the Officers

If you are considering throwing your hat in the ring to be our next chair, vice-chairs, secretary, or treasurer; or simply want to be more informed when you vote, here are the descriptions for each position:

The Chair has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Central Committee and for leading the Executive Board. The Chair supervises paid staff; appoints a Parliamentarian and all Committee Chairs except the Budget and Credentials Committee Chairs. All appointments are finalized with the approval of a majority of the elected officers.  The Chair also serves as an ex-officio member of all standing committees, except the Nominating Committee. The Chair executes, with the Secretary, all contracts on behalf of the Central Committee and is an alternate signer of checks with the Treasurer. The Chair ensures that notices of all regular and special meetings are sent to all members of the Central Committee not later than the sixth day before each meeting. It is customary for the Chair to preside over and lead all Central Committee and Executive Board Meetings.

The First Vice Chair shall perform all of the duties of the Chair in the absence or disability of the Chair; may coordinate the work of standing committees, as assigned by the Chair; and be an alternate signer of checks with the Treasurer. The First Vice Chair shall be a different gender than the Chair. If the office of Chair should become vacant, the First Vice Chair shall become Chair for the unexpired portion of the term.

The Second Vice Chair shall perform all the duties of the Chair in the absence or disability of the Chair and First Vice Chair. The Second Vice Chair is the Chair of the Credentials Committee; and may coordinate the work of standing committees, as assigned by the Chair.

The Secretary shall keep a book of minutes of all meetings of the Central Committee and Executive Board, showing the time and place of the meeting, the names of those present, and the proceeding and actions taken.

The Secretary shall, in cooperation with the Credentials Committee, maintain accurate and up-to-date membership records of all PCPs including phone numbers and email addresses, and carry out Central Committee correspondence and all legal notifications at the request of the Chair. The Secretary is an ex officio member of the Credentials Committee and will have the same Voter File Access as the Credentials Chair.

The Treasurer shall prepare adequate records and reports on all Central Committee operational and fundraising financial transactions; meet all campaign finance reporting requirements; provide for the custody and safekeeping of all Central Committee funds; maintain open financial books ready for inspection and review at all times; issue checks in accordance with the Central Committee-approved budget, with the Chair or First Vice Chair as alternate signer; and serve as a non-voting member of the Contributions Recommendation Ad-hoc Committee.

2022 Organizational Meeting: 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 will be ordered on their respective ballots in alphabetical order by last name, using the Oregon Secretary of State’s General Election randomized alphabet. They will speak in the order they appear on the ballot.

The randomized alphabet is Y, F, O, G, Z, C, M, V, R, K, S, P, Q, E, B, W, N, A, U, I, X, J, L, T, H, D

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. If candidates speak for more than 10 seconds over their allotted time, they will be muted by the timekeeper.

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.

8. Participants will be identified as elected PCP, appointed PCP, or guest. (ORS 248.035(3)) Only elected PCP’s may vote in Officer Elections.  However, any PCP can vote for SCC and CD delegates.

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


Adopted 9/6/2020

Section 1 – Eligibility 

A Candidate is eligible to be a delegate if they are eligible to be a Democratic PCP in Washington County.

Clarification:  To be eligible for the office of PCP–and thus to be eligible to run to be a delegate–you must have a current, active voter registration in the State of Oregon, and you must have been a registered Democrat for at least 180 days in any state (with exceptions for voters who are applying within 180 days of their 18th birthday).

Section 2 – Gender Balance 

Delegate and alternate positions shall be elected by a process that recognizes three gender categories: female, male, and non-binary. 

Elections shall ensure that no Gender category shall have greater representation than 50 percent minus one or, in the case of an odd number of delegates, 50 percent. The gender category that is least represented in the Washington County population shall reduce the delegate positions of the other two categories as evenly as possible. 

Gender balance shall apply separately for delegates and alternates. 

Section 3 – Elections for SCC and CD Delegates and Alternates 

          1. Elections for delegates and alternates to the SCC and each Congressional District are held separately. 2. All candidates are placed on a single ballot, and voters cast a number of votes less than or equal to the number of open positions. Candidates are ordered by total votes. 
          2. The candidate who received the most votes and whose election would not violate section 2 is removed from the vote list and placed on the delegate list at the highest remaining rank order.
          3. Repeat this process until there are no more delegate slots remaining or selecting any remaining candidate would violate section 2. 
          4. #3-4 shall then be repeated for the creation of the list of alternates. 
          5. Any candidate who is elected to be a Delegate who wishes to be an Alternate may declare their intent to only be an alternate and the list of delegates will be created accordingly. 
          6. The Chair of the WCDCC shall be the highest ranked SCC Delegate. 

Section 4 – Vacancies due to Resignation or Removal of Delegates 

In the event of a Delegate resigning or being removed, the Delegation Chair shall: 

          1. Move all delegates ranked lower than the vacancy up in rank order so that the vacancy is at the lowest possible rank order, 
          2. Next, remove the highest ranking alternate that would not violate the gender balance conditions from section 2 from the alternate list and place them at the highest ranked delegate position that is available. If no alternate can be selected, the position shall remain vacant until a candidate whose election would not violate section 2 is elected. 

Section 5 – Elevation of Alternates for SCC or CD Meetings 

At an SCC or CD Meeting, if a Delegate cannot attend that meeting, leaves that meeting early, or a delegate position is vacant, the Delegation Chair shall select an alternate using the highest ranked possible procedure below: 

      1. The highest ranked available Alternate of the same gender category as the vacancy. 
      2. The highest ranked available Alternate whose selection would not violate the gender balance conditions from Section 2. 
      3. The highest ranked available Alternate.