DemDaily: DNC Developments!

January 13, 2017

In the wake of the 2016 election and the incoming Trump Administration, the choice of our next DNC Chair, and the direction of our party, has never been more important.

The election of the Chair and Officers will be held at the DNC Meeting February 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the interim, in an effort to include Democrats nationwide in the process, the Democratic National Committee is holding a series of four regional candidate forums, the first of which kicks off tomorrow!

What: DNC Future Forum Tour #1
When: January 13-14
Where: Phoenix Sheraton Downtown
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

9:00am Regional Political Presentation
-12:00pm Success Stories, DNC Look Ahead Discussion.
Speakers: Chair Donna Brazile, Washington Governor Jay Inslee
1:00pm DNC Candidate Forums
-6:00pm Question the Candidates

The officers of the Party are elected by the National Committee members. Under the Party's Charter and Bylaws, the DNC has nine officers. In addition to the Chair, the DNC has five Vice Chairs (including the President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, elected by that body), a Treasurer, a Secretary, and a National Finance Chair.

Candidates for Chair
Sally Boynton Brown: Executive Director, Idaho Democratic Party & (
President, Association of State Democratic Executive Directors
Ray Buckley: Chair, New Hampshire Democratic Party & (
Chair, Association of State Democratic Chairs
Pete Buttigieg: Mayor, South Bend, Indiana (
Keith Ellison: Congressman, Minnesota's 5th Congressional District (
Jehmu Greene: Fox News Political Analyst (
Jaime Harrison: Chair, South Carolina Democratic Party (
Tom Perez: Secretary of Labor (

Candidates for Vice Chair
Michael Blake: New York State Assemblyman (79th District)
Melissa Byrne: Former National GOTV Digital Director, Bernie 2016
Mitchell Ceasar: Former Broward County Democratic Party Chair
Grace Meng: Congressman, New York's 6th Congressional District
Elizabeth Jaff: Head of Business Development and Campaigns for Crowdpac, Inc.
Lorna Johnson: Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Los Angeles
Latoia Jones: Assistant Director of Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers
and Co-Founder of Black & Engaged
Rick Palacio: Chair, Colorado Democratic Party
Adam Parkhomenko: DNC National Field Director 2016 & Founder, Ready for Hillary

Candidates for Vice Chair of Civic Engagement & Voter Participation
Karen Carter Peterson: Chair, Louisiana Democratic Party
Melissa Fazli: Executive Board Member & Delegate for the California Democratic Party

Candidates for Secretary
Ana Cuprill, Wyoming Democratic Party Chair
Roberta Lange, Nevada Democratic Party Chair
Jason Rae, DNC Youth Council Chair
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, DNC Secretary & Former Mayor of Baltimore

Candidates for Treasurer
Joyce Amico, President of JPCM Incorporated
William Derrough, Managing Director of Moelis & Company

Candidates for National Finance Chair
Henry Munoz III, DNC National Finance Chair

DNC Future Forum Schedule
January 13-14: Phoenix, Arizona
January 27-28: Houston, Texas
February 3-4: Detroit, Michigan
February 10-11: Baltimore, Maryland

Important Links

To RSVP to the Event: DNC Phoenix Forum Sign-Up
To Submit Questions for the Chair: Questions to the Future Chair
For more info on the DNC Elections, go to: DNC Election FAQs

Stay Tuned to DemList for future developments!

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