Message of the Month:

The DPWC supports a continued focus on energy conservation and renewable energy production as a means for long-term energy sustainability. 

Upcoming Training Classes

Sign up now for future training classes at training [at] washcodems.org. Indicate the class you want, your name, email address and phone number.  Someone will get back to you.

Advocacy 101 will be taught on Saturday, January 14 from 9:00 to Noon, place to be announced depending on how many sign up. This class will cover how to be an effective lobbyist at the Federal, State, County and local level. There will be an impressive variety of presenters.  Anyone interested in being an effective voice for Democrats should take this class.  

PCP training will be taught on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 to Noon. This class will provide a PCP Resource Book with information on how our party works, who’s who, and how you can get involved. It also covers  the election process, positions to be elected in Washington County, and how to be an effective volunteer for a candidate. It is not necessary to be a PCP to take the class, anybody interested in being involved at any level would benefit.

Organization Meeting Results

Newly Elected Officers)(Nov 2016-Nov 2018):

  • Chair: Louise Currin - chair [at] washcodems.org
  • ​First Vice Chair: Matt Koehler - vicechair1 [at] washcodems.org
  • Second Vice Chair: Chrissy Erguiza - vicechair2 [at] washcodems.org
  • Secretary: Mignon Hamlin - secretary [at] washcodems.org
  • Treasurer: Veronica Williams - treasurer [at] washcodems.org
State Central Committee (Jan 2017-Dec 2018): 1st Congressional District, WC Delegation (Jan 2017-Dec 2018)
Female Delegates:
  Rachel Gowland
  Lisa Allen
  Linda Erickson
  Jo Six
  Bobbi Wolf
Male Delegates:
 Shabba Woodley
 Will Hobbs
 Jeremy Likens
 Steve Hall
 Steve Bintliff
 Keith Haxton
Female Alternates:
  Veronica Williams
  Lupita Maurer
  Lucinda Hites-Clabaugh
  Lexie Weaver
  Lisa Stiller
Male Alternates:
 Dan Jensen
 Lee Coleman
 Ian Barrett
Male Delegates:
 Carl Fisher
 Gerritt Rosenthal
 Kyle Allen
 Shabba Woodley
 Salvadore Castaneda
Female Delegates:
 Jo Six
 Sorah Dubitsky
 Farrah Chaichi
 Sandra Jafarzadeh
 Lucinda Hites-Claubaugh
Male Alternates:
 Paul Erickson
 Steve Bintliff
 David Carlson
 Jon McWilliams
 Keith Haxton
Female Alternates:
 Glendora Claybrooks
 Elaine Werner
 Lisa Stiller
 Jolene Guptill

Standing Committees

If you are interested in volunteering or joining one or more of our Standing Committees please fill out a volunteer form online or at the office.

The Community Outreach Committee:
Shall develop and strengthen the Central Committee by sponsoring and participating in community events to include Fairs, Parades, Values in Action events and other activities for PCPs and volunteers; perform credentials/registration duties for the Central Committee; reach out and serve as liaison to other organizations with Democratic views in the county.

The Communications Committee
Shall promote the welfare and principles of the Democratic Party and publicize meetings, conventions, fundraising events, and resolutions passed by the Central Committee in local news media; publish all necessary platform convention materials; and coordinate letters to the Editor.

The Budget Committee
Shall prepare an annual budget for adoption by the Central Committee and conduct an annual review of all Central Committee financial records. The Budget Committee Chair shall review any expenditure not contained in the adopted budget.

The Finance Committee:
Shall have the primary responsibility for planning and executing all fundraising activities to meet Central Committee-approved, budgeted expenses.

The Resolutions and Platform Committee:
Shall receive, review and make recommendations on all proposed resolutions; submit proposed platform items, based upon major issues, to the Central Committee for its consideration; send the required number of copies of the County Platform to the Platform Committee of the State Central Committee so that it may be considered for inclusion in the State Democratic Platform. The Rules Committee: Shall regularly review Central Committee bylaws and Standing Rules at least once every two years, making recommendations for amendments as needed, proposing amendments thereto, as needed, for adoption by the Central Committee; and shall conduct all elections.

The Young Democrats Committee
Shall promote the Democratic Party among county young people and coordinate activities within the county.

Information Technology Committee
Shall develop and maintain the Central Committee website, databases, blogs and software, enforcing all Central Committee standing rules pertaining to access and permitted uses; respond to tech-support, user access, and rule violation issues within 24 hours; provide online research as requested by the Executive Board or the Central Committee; advise the Central Committee on matters related to information technology.

The Office Committee:
Shall be responsible for overseeing the regular operation of the office, including staffing.

The Training and Education Committee:
Shall have oversight of all training and shall coordinate all training presented on behalf of the Central Committee. The committee shall train House District Leaders and Precinct Committee Persons as to their duties and responsibilities in regard to the Central Committee. The committee shall also educate and train volunteers as to their opportunities to assist the Central Committee.

The Latino Outreach Committee:
Shall focus on the Latino community by registering voters and engaging all Latino voters in the Democratic political process.

The Rules Committee:
Shall regularly review Central Committee bylaws and Standing Rules at least once every two years, making recommendations for amendments as needed, proposing amendments thereto, as needed, for adoption by the Central Committee; and shall conduct all elections.