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Washington County Democrats to elect party leaders

Contributed • Mar 19, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Democrats in Washington County will gather at Johnson City’s Memorial Park Community Center on March 29 to elect new party leaders. The meeting is part of the Washington County Democratic Party’s bi-annual reorganization where officers and Executive Committee members are elected to serve two-year terms.

Party leader Kate Craig said the reorganization is an opportunity for Democrats to get involved in the local party, as well as to “get excited and ready” for the upcoming 2020 election.

County parties in all 95 counties in Tennessee will host their reorganization sessions between March 29 and April 7 in accordance with the guidelines established by the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee.

In addition to the candidates running for office, Debbie McClaskey and Mike Hampton, TDP Executive Committee members representing state’s 3rd Senate District, will also be at the meeting.

“We also anticipate representatives from local progressive organizations, such as the NAACP, Democrat Resource Center, Women Matter, Northeast Tennessee DSA, Tri-Pride and Women of Color, just to name a few, to attend,” Craig said.

The agenda for the reorganization meeting is as follows:

• 5:30 p.m —  Democrats will get certified by the WCDP Certification Committee to vote in the reorganization. Only registered voters in Washington County can participate.

• 6:30 p.m. — The doors will close and the reorganization will begin and a chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer will be chosen, as well as the new Executive Committee. The WCDP bylaws with updates from the WCDP Bylaws and Infrastructure Committee will also be considered for affirmation.

• 8:10 p.m — The new WCDP officers and Executive Committee members will be sworn in to serve their two-year terms.

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