Peninsula Democrats plan county conventions this Saturday

Peninsula Daily News

North Olympic Peninsula Democrats will conduct county conventions Saturday, along with fellow Democrats in counties throughout the state.

Jefferson County Democrats will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Clallam County Democrats will begin at 10 a.m. at the party's office, 124-A W. First St., Port Angeles.

Both will elect delegates to the state party convention in June and consider the adoption of resolutions and county platforms.

The Students for Sustainability, which just finished a cross-country trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby for climate change action, will present a program from 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County convention.

New Clallam chair

At a separate meeting of the Clallam County Democratic Central Committee, which will include all elected precinct committee officers, a new chair of the party will be selected, said acting chairman Roger Fight.

Pat Johansen of Sequim resigned as chairwoman recently because of family health issues, he said.

The central committee will meet immediately following the convention.

All registered voters who identify themselves as Democrats are eligible to participate, including 17-year-old residents who will become eligible to vote in the November general election.

Fight is a Sequim resident who served as vice chair with Johansen. After her resignation at a party executive board meeting last Thursday, the board voted to appoint Marcia Farrell of Port Angeles as acting vice chair.

Registration is now open for the state convention, which will be at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive, Spokane, on June 21. For information, visit www.wa-democrats.org.

Republicans are not having conventions in this off-year, said Dick Pilling, chairman of the Clallam County Republican Party.

Last modified: April 11. 2014 12:21AM
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