2017 State Convention

CALL TO CONVENTION – State Organizing Convention 2017 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR PARTY OFFICE 

Saturday June 17, 2017
Weber State University
Shepard Union

DRAFT Agenda 

Registration Opens at 8:30 AM

First Session Caucuses – 9:00 am

Second Session Caucuses – 10:00 am

Third Session Caucuses – 11:00 am

Call to Order -12:00 pm

(alternate delegate registration will open at this time)

Presentation of the Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

Prayer

Welcome to Weber County

Remarks from Chairman Corroon

Recognition of Elected Officials, Candidates, and Executive Committee members

Rules Committee Report

Credentials Committee Report

DNC Members Report

Candidates for Treasurer

Candidates for Secretary

Candidates for Vice Chair

Candidates for Chair

Recess for Voting

Platform Committee Report and Approval of Platform

Second Ballot Candidate Speeches

Recess for Voting

Amendments to the Constitution

Election Report

Elections for Chair of County Chairs and Chair of Caucus Chairs

Adjourn

Below are the constitutional descriptions of each position up for election:

The Chair of the Utah State Democratic Party shall be the chief executive officer and have the following authority:

  1. to carry out the programs and policies of the State Conventions, the State Central Committee, and the State Executive Committee;
  2. to possess all powers of the Utah State Democratic Party between meetings, as provided herein and by the Bylaws, except for those delegated to the State Convention, State Central Committee, the State Executive Committee, or other State Executive Officers;
  3. to determine the agenda and preside over all meetings of the State Executive Committee, State Central Committee, and State Convention, if not a candidate;
  4. to appoint Sergeants-at-Arms and Parliamentarians for Conventions and other meetings when appropriate;
  5. to appoint, with the approval of the State Executive Committee, a State Executive Director and other necessary office personnel to carry out the programs of the Utah State Democratic Party and to pay the necessary salaries;
  6. to appoint a State Chair’s Advisory Committee to make written recommendations to the State Chair on matters of public concern and policy affecting public issues, party affairs, and elections;
  7. to appoint the membership of Advisory Committees, and the Select Committees assigned to them, with the advice and consent of the State Executive Committee;
  8. to appoint the membership of Standing Committees, and the Select Committees assigned to them, with the advice and consent of the State Central Committee;
  9. to serve as a member of the Democratic National Committee;
  10. to serve as a member of the Association of State Democratic Chairs;
  11. to serve as an ex officio member of all committees as described herein, by the Bylaws, or approved by the State Central Committee; and,
  12. to select, with the approval of the State Executive Committee, a person to act as chief legal counsel for the Utah State Democratic Committee, and to work in conjunction with such counsel on behalf of the Utah State Democratic Committee.

 

The Vice Chair of the Utah State Democratic Party shall have the following authority:

  1. to assist in the performance of the duties of the State Chair;
  2. to preside in the absence of the State Chair over meetings of the State Executive Committee, State Central Committee, and State Convention, if not a candidate; and,
  3. to serve as an ex officio member of all committees as described herein, by the Bylaws, or approved by the State Central Committee.

 

The Secretary of the Utah State Democratic Party shall have the following authority:

  1. to keep the minutes of all meetings of the State Convention, State Central Committee and State Executive Committee;
  2. to establish the filing system and ensure the maintenance of the files necessary for the proper functioning of the Utah State Democratic Committee;
  3. to receive personally, or in care of the Utah State Democratic Committee Headquarters, and acknowledge filing of candidacy for State Executive Office and National Delegate;
  4. to authorize the registration and election procedures at meetings of the State Executive Committee, State Central Committee, and State Conventions, if not a candidate;
  5. to serve as a liaison to the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah on all matters relating to the Utah State Democratic Party’s relationship with the State of Utah;
  6. to file reports including, but not limited to, those required by the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Presidential Campaigns, other Democratic candidate committees, State, County and Local authorities, as appropriate, on any subject and in any manner required; and,
  7. to maintain lists of the officers of County Democratic Parties and to require them to file their list of precinct caucus attenders and current governing documents with the Utah State Democratic Committee, and to report the County Democratic Parties that are not in compliance with these reporting requirements to the State Central Committee.

 

The Treasurer of the Utah State Democratic Party shall have the following authority:

  1. to receive and disburse all funds of the Utah State Democratic Committee;
  2. to prepare and present an annual budget for the Utah State Democratic Committee on or before the first of February of each year for submission to the State Executive Committee who may amend it prior to submission to the State Central Committee which must approve the budget by the fifteenth day in April of each year;
  3. to prepare and present all necessary financial reports, as required herein, by Utah State statutes, and the Federal Election Commission;
  4. to submit a recommendation of a person to review the accounts of the Utah State Democratic Committee to be selected by the State Executive Committee, and to obtain any professional assistance necessary in performance of the financial duties of the office; and,
  5. to authorize the State Chair and State Executive Director as his agents for disbursement of funds and for submission of financial reports.

The candidates who have currently filed to run include: Click their name to learn more!

Chair
Nadia Bowman
Leonardo Gutierrez
Neil Hansen
Rob Miller
Ed Schwartz
Sarah Scott
Daisy Thomas
Julianne Waters
Archie A Williams III

Vice Chair
Miles Broadhead
Summer Rasmussen
Margarita Satini
Marcus Stevenson
Josie Valdez

Secretary
Dallon Cooper
Tammy Cousey
Dawn Farkas
Cristobal Villegas

Treasurer
Don Partridge
Crystal Young-Otterstrom