Upcoming Events

Eagle County Democrats Meetings

July Executive Committee Meeting
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2017 (New Date)
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway, Eagle

July Monthly Community Meeting – Hosted by Team Eagle/Gypsum
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway, Eagle
If you live down-valley, join us for conversation, 2018 updates, planning for action, and more.

August Executive Committee Meeting
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway, Eagle

Other Events

Eagle Dems at Gypsum Daze!
 Saturday, July 15
Location: Town of Gypsum
We need volunteers! Can you help for an hour or two? We’ll be setting up our booth Friday, staffing it on Saturday and taking it down at the end of the day. We could use three volunteers for about an hour on Friday afternoon, then volunteers to take two-hour shifts on Saturday. Booth shift times on Saturday are 10 am – noonnoon – 2 pm2 pm – 4 pm4pm – 6 pm. Please email Carole Onderdonk (conderdonk0316@gmail.com) if you can help. Community events are fun for volunteers and a great way to meet fellow Dems.

Meet and Greet with Mike Johnston
Date: Monday, July 17
Time: 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m
Location: Vail Brewing Company

Save the Date! Eagle County Democratic Party Dinner, September 9

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,

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