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NEWS from January 2015  (updated: 03.02.2015, 10:57)
Previous month's news

  • Rockland/Owl's Head joint meeting Saturday, February 7th:

    On Saturday, 7 February, starting at 1:00 p.m, in the Council Chambers at Rockland City Hall, Democrats will meet to elect a candidate to represent Rockland and Owls Head in the Maine Legislature. The Rockland and Owls Head Democratic town committees will meet jointly to choose a candidate for the special election for the vacant House District 93 seat. All Democrats who are currently enrolled to vote in Owls Head or Rockland are invited and encouraged to attend and participate but please arrive before 1:30 to check in.

    House District 93 now includes all of Rockland and Owls Head. Please ensure that you are registered to vote in either Owls Head or Rockland, and enrolled as a Democrat – you won’t be able to register the day of the meeting.

    We plan to make the process as open and fair as possible. All candidates will be nominated from the floor and have the opportunity to make a short speech. Voting will be by written ballot, until one nominee wins a majority of the votes. In each round, if a candidate does not receive a majority of the votes, the candidate receiving the fewest votes will be dropped from the ballot.

    While we are pleased to already have four announced candidates, additional nominees may be made from the floor. We know whatever candidate is selected will work for Rockland and Owls Head, our citizens and our industries, our environment and our jobs. There will be an opportunity to meet all of the candidates, as well as to pledge your financial support.

    This is participatory democracy at its finest, the first contested party nominee with two towns in a replacement election in anyone’s memory - please join us.

  • House District 93 Vacancy

    Democrat Elizabeth Dickerson has resigned as Representive to the Maine Legislature from the district that includes Owl's Head and Rockland.

    On Jan 23rd the Governor proclaimed March 10th as the date for a special election to fill the seat.

    The political parties have 15 days from the date of the Governor's proclamation (until February 9th at 5:00 p.m) to select candidates for the election.

    Some relevant statutes are:

  • Our January meeting was Tuesday, the 13th,

    at Stella Maris House in Rockland. The agenda is here.

    At this meeting we elected new KCDC officers. Serving for the next two years are:

    • Chair: Bruce Hodsdon
    • Vice Chair: Arthur Dumican
    • Treasurer: Stu Thro
    • Recording Secretary: Bonnie Post
    • Corresponding Secretary: vacant

  • The Maine Democratic State Committee (MDP) meets Sunday, January 25th

    at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall in Augusta. Elections will be held for:
    • One representative to the Democratic National Committee
    • Five representatives to the MDP Executive Committee
    • Five representatives to the MDP Finance Committee

    The meeting will be led by MDP officers newly elected at the November meeting: Phil Bartlett, Chair, and Peggy Schaffer, Vice Chair, who replace Ben Grant and Pam Fenrich. Jeremy Kennedy has been appointed Executive Director, to replace the retiring Mary-Erin Casale.


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