Fellow Democrats of Eagle County,
Happy and Healthy New Year wishes coming your way!!
I wish you all the best for the coming year.
It is with very mixed feelings that I write to you all about my resignation as ECD Party Chair. However, I have some exciting adventures ahead of me and I look forward to the coming year. Please look for an announcement from me in late January.
The course of my Chairmanship has been interesting, busy and modestly I say, successful:
As a party we managed a very successful vacancy committee process and appointed a strong, dedicated new county commissioner: Kathy Chandler-Henry. County citizens from all areas and from all political arenas have taken the time to mention or write to me about our transparent process and about our terrific decision. Kathy is well known and well thought of throughout the county.
We hosted a State Central Committee meeting with good attendance and received many compliments on our arrangements and our beautiful county. And, thanks to Joy Harrison’s work on box lunches, we earned a nice little sum for the county party as well!
We have successfully filled our county party positions with active, positive, eager volunteers and will continue to draw in more folks as the election year heats up.
We have held a number of events including a luncheon for Rep. Polis, and one for Rep. Mitsch Bush. We have embraced the candidacy of Kerry Donovan for Senate District 5 and have held a number of introductory events for her (look for a biggy in January!!).
But most importantly, I believe we have built a unified group of loyal Dems who are working well together and I am most grateful to all of them for their time, their enthusiasm and their support.
Recently the Executive Committee nominated Jane Lowery (our loyal Treasurer) to replace me as Chair of the County Party, and Jeanne Cunningham to replace Jane as Treasurer. They also nominated Joy Harrison to replace Kathy Chandler-Henry as Secretary. Kathy has also resigned in order to put all of her energies into her new position and her campaign to hold her seat as County Commissioner for District 2. Vice-Chair Carole Onderdonk called for an election among the Central Committee members and a quorum voted unanimously to approve the 3 nominees. Therefore as of January 1st your new officers are:
Chairman: Jane Lowery
Vice-Chair: Carole Onderdonk
Vice-Chair: Kim Wille-Doyle
Secretary: Joy Harrison
Treasurer: Jeanne Cunningham
Members at large; Jon Stavney
Please rally around these wonderful people – we have a big, challenging year ahead of us and we will all need to work together to maintain our Democratic Party State majority and our county seats.
Thank you to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all in the near future,
WITH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR ALL THAT YOU DO,
Immediate Past Chair
Eagle County Democratic Party