DemDaily: The Candidates

February 22, 2017

The elections for the new leadership of the Democratic Party are just three days away and DemList will be providing you with the Daily rundown from the road.

The DNC Winter Meetings and Officer Elections are this Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25th in Atlanta, Georgia.

The officers of the Party are elected by the 447 voting members of the Democratic National Committee. Under the Party's Charter and Bylaws, the DNC has nine officers including the Chair, five Vice Chairs (including the President of the ASDC, 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 (
Pete Buttigieg: Mayor, South Bend, Indiana (
Keith Ellison: Congressman, Minnesota's 5th Congressional District (
Jehmu Greene: Political Strategist & former President, RockTheVote (
Jaime Harrison: Chair, South Carolina Democratic Party (
Tom Perez: Former US Secretary of Labor (
Peter Peckarsky: Wisconsin
Sam Ronan: Ohio
Robert Vinson Brannum: Washington, D.C.
*Ray Buckley stepped out of the race Feb 19 and endorsed Keith Ellison.

WNDC Candidate's Forum February 15th (Photo: Jo Freeman)

Candidates for Vice Chair
Michael Blake, New York
Melissa Byrne, Pennsylvania
Mitch Ceasar, Florida
Maria Elena Durazo, California
Liz Jaff, Washington, D.C.
Lorna M.Johnson, California
Latoia Jones, Washington, D.C.
Grace Meng, New York
Rick Palacio, Colorado
Adam Parkhomenko, Virginia

Candidates for Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation
Karen Carter Peterson, Louisiana
Melissa Fazli, California
Chris Reeves, Kansas
Yasmine Taeb, Virginia

DNC Finance Chair Henry Munoz

Candidates for Secretary
Ana Cuprill, Wyoming
Roberta Lange, Nevada
Jason Rae, Wisconsin
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland

Candidates for Treasurer
Joyce Amico, Colorado
William Derrough, New York

Candidate for National Finance Chair: Henry Munoz III, Texas

Kick-Off Tonight: Watch CNN's DNC Chair Candidate's DEBATE tonight @10pm Eastern. Anderson Cooper. Live Stream: CNNgo

For the current DNC Winter Meeting Schedule, go to the DemList Calendar!

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