Upcoming Events

Eagle County Democrats Meetings & Events

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
What: Team Vail-Minturn-Red Cliff Community Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Red Cliff City Hall,  400 Pine St., Red Cliff

Other Events

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
SAVE THE DATE!!  Scott Tipton will be in Glenwood Springs for a Chamber luncheon. Rally in support of The DREAM Act outside the venue at Hotel Denver. Show up with your signs and tell Representative Tipton to Defend DACA!  Rural Colorado will not be a quiet Colorado!
What: Noon Rally to Defend DACA with Indivisible RFV
When: Monday, September 18, noon
Where: Hotel Denver, Glenwood Springs
More information is HERE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
What: Meet Mike: Vail Valley
Please bring your family and join us to meet Mike Johnston, candidate for Governor. The Maya Restaurant will be hosting $2 beer, $3 taco, and $5 margarita specials for the event. You will have the chance to hear from Mike about his vision for Colorado and participate in Q&A.
Hosted by: Renee & Tom Boyd, Susie Davis, State Senator Kerry Donovan, Susan & Harry Frampton, Michelle & Brian Maloney, Wendy Rimel, and Kristin Kenney Williams & David O. Williams
When: Thursday, September 21, 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Maya Restaurant, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
126 Riverfront Ln, Avon, Colorado 81620

Hey everyone,
This is a big thank you to all of you for what you did to keep Eagle County blue.

We gave Hillary over 56% of our vote, winner Michael Bennet over 55%, winner Jared Polis 63% in CD2 and Gail Schwartz nearly 54% in CD3. Nick Phalen and Lander Karath were tireless organizers for the Colorado Coordinated Campaign. They did much of the heavy lifting. Thank you, guys!

Alice Madden lost the CU Regent at-large statewide race but still received 54% of Eagle County’s support. We’re disappointed she didn’t win; she was very qualified.

We sure wish Gail could have pulled out a win. CD3 is a brutally tough Congressional District for a Democratic win. Gail gave it a good run.

Locally, Diane thumped Mike Cacioppo getting over 60% of the votes. That is a highly satisfying win! Diane’s campaign manager Kira Mazzola gets a big chunk of credit for delivering to Diane her largest winning margin ever.

Bruce Brown didn’t win Eagle County, but he won his race overall by nearly 1,000 votes to continue as D.A. for Judicial District 5. His Republican opponent earned a mere 217 more votes here, but the other three counties in Bruce’s district (Clear Creek, Lake and Summit) went strongly enough for Bruce to overcome that deficit.

We can all celebrate Jill Ryan and Kathy Chandler-Henry prevailing! Congratulations to our two wonderful County Commissioners on their reelection. They deserve these big wins and we are fortunate to be able to send them back to work for us.

Last, but never least, Teak trounced her opponent by getting nearly 62% of the vote. We can’t wait to see how she transforms the Treasurer’s office the way she did the Clerk’s office.

The Eagle County Democratic Party Executive Committee supported all the local ballot measures. Sadly, 1A and 1B didn’t pass; that’s a blow for open space, trails and affordable housing. But the Eagle County School District’s 3A and 3B proposals for better funding of education won. Hooray for the teachers and the students who will benefit!

Check out the Denver Post or the Secretary of State’s website for the rest of the statewide results.

We have no idea what the consequences of Hillary Clinton’s loss will mean. It feels like a very hard punch in the gut.

Take solace in what we did here in Eagle County and in Colorado. Get some rest and we’ll all be debriefing down the road.

Many, many thanks and great appreciation and admiration to all of you,

Gratefully,
Jane and Joy
and the rest of the Executive Committee – Carole, Emily, Cookie, Jeanne and Pat

2016 Eagle County Platform Resolutions

Click here to download a copy of the platform resolutions adopted at our recent County Assembly on March 19and submitted to the State Platform Committee.

The resolutions were originally submitted to our County Assembly from the individual caucus precincts. A ballot distributed at Assembly was tabulated by Beth Reilly and Bob Rutledge and the results were summarized in a document that has been submitted tot he Colorado State Platform Committee. The stat Platform committee will consider incorporating our resolutions into the State Platform. For more information, please contact Beth Reilly, our Platform Chairperson, by email