Run for UDP Executive Committee

Filing is now open to run for the Utah Democratic Party Executive Committee!  At our State Convention on June 17th, 2017, we will be electing a new Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  To file, a candidate must send a letter of intent to run to either llittlefield@utdem.org or to:

Utah Democratic Party
825 N 300 W
Suite C400
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Please include your full name as you would like it to appear on the ballot, the position you are filing for, phone number, and email address.  The letter of intent must be received before filing closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 24th.

The candidates who have currently filed to run include:

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
Sue Ellen Henderson
Summer Rasmussen
Margarita Satini
Marcus Stevenson
Josie Valdez

Secretary

Dallon Cooper
Dawn Farkas
Gayle Hughes
Elaine Stehel
Cristobal Villegas
Ester Wilhelm

Treasurer
Don Partridge
Crystal Young-Otterstrom

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.