Results of 2017 Reorganization Meeting

Below are the results of the January 28, 2017 Reorganization Meeting.



  1. Rachelle Dixon
  2. Erica Fuller
  3. Betsy Salter
  4. Carolanne Fry
  5. Loretta Smith
  6. Kim Upham
  7. Elisa Dozono
  8. Shirley Minor
  9. Mary Nolan
  10. Sandy Krebs


  1. Cindy Smith
  2. Leah Gibbs
  3. Barbara Smith Warner
  4. Abby Collins
  5. Lisa Wenzlick
  6. Samantha Gladu
  7. Meredith Wood Smith
  8. Molly McGuire
  9. Beth Crane
  10. Marcia Schneider


  1. Lurelle Robbins
  2. Eddy Morales
  3. Valdez Bravo
  4. Pete Lee
  5. Jason Allen
  6. Bill Bradley
  7. John Knight
  8. Michael Burch
  9. Andrew Davidson
  10. Bing Wong


  1. Graham Parks
  2. Ira Zimmerman
  3. Tim Leahy
  4. Joe Esmonde
  5. Troy Duker
  6. Tim Rowan
  7. Bob Tackett
  8. Tom Sincic
  9. Moses Ross
  10. Arturo Ceballos


Administration Committee of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County

CHAIR Lurelle Robbins
1st VICE CHAIR Rachelle Dixon
2nd VICE CHAIR Leslie Davis
TREASURER Linda Livermore


CD 1

  • Cindy Smith
  • Terry Preeg-Rigsby
  • Dustin Buehler


  • JJ Jackson
  • Kathy Jackson
  • Bill Harris



  1. Jil Heimensen
  2. Leigha LaFleur
  3. Layla Assem
  4. Natalie Bloodgood
  5. Emily Gocobachi Doumerc
  6. Kate Flanagan
  7. Amber Fidler
  8. Lisa Wolf
  9. Melissa Rae Pancurak


  1. Rachelle Dixon
  2. Faith Ruffing
  3. Marcia Schneider
  4. Roseta Akin
  5. Shirley Minor
  6. Lorraine Van Hoe
  7. Beth Crane
  8. Abby Collins
  9. Kim Upham


  1. Nico Serra
  2. Colby Clipston
  3. Matt McNally
  4. Jacob Fordham
  5. Cliff Goldman
  6. Bing Wong
  7. Tracy Farwell
  8. Bob Fordham
  9. Jonathan Pulvers


  1. Tim Rowan
  2. Moses Ross
  3. Moshe Lenske
  4. Bob Tackett
  5. Tom Karwaki
  6. Chris Lowe
  7. Jay Jaacks
  8. Grant Schott
  9. John Knight


CD 5

  • Jim McLaughlin
  • Cindy Flock


  • Brad Jenkins

We Have a Location!

We have been able to secure a venue for our December 15th meeting. We will meet at 7 PM at the Hollywood Senior Center located at 1820 NE 40th Ave. This will also be our venue should we need to postpone tomorrow’s meeting to the Tuesday, December 20th date.

Due to continued weather concerns, we ask that you watch for our emails should we have another postponement. If we do we will send out another notice as soon as is possible and will go to the back up date of next Tuesday as mentioned above.

The only other point of information regarding our meeting is that we will forego the holiday party aspect, and just stick to the two agenda items, which include SCC alternate elections and PCP appointments. This way we can be most efficient in the face of continued concerns about transportation and weather.

Again, thank you so much for your continued patience and attention.

Chair, Multnomah County Democratic Party

Clarification of Previous Message

Due to the severe weather on December 8th, our meeting had to be postponed.  We will reschedule for Thursday, Dec 15th, location TBD, so please watch your email for further details.  

The clarification: in our rush to get the notices out, we included a statement regarding our potential PCP applicants that was not fully explained.  PCP applicants must be present to be appointed unless you have documented attendance at one of our meetings in the past six months.  In this instance June, July, August, September, October, or November of this year. 

Unfortunately, our procedures for having guests sign in are not catching everyone.  We have been working to improve these procedures. 

Meanwhile, if you believe you have met the requirement of having attended a meeting in the past six months, and you are not able to attend on the 15th, please email me at and include our 2nd Vice Chair at so we can look at that for you.

At the December 15th meeting, there will be a motion from the floor to suspend this attendance rule, as our desire for inclusion and fairness in the face of an unavoidable natural event may take precedence over this attendance requirement.  However, this would require two-thirds majority vote.  This is a high bar that is difficult to meet. 

So the very best way to insure that you can become a PCP at the December 15th meeting is to be there for your appointment.

Thank you, and again, my apologies. I will let you know ASAP where that meeting will be held on December 15th.  Please watch your email.

Lorraine VanHoe, Chair

December 8th Meeting Postponed

Urgent Message!

Due to severe weather forecast for tomorrow, our regularly scheduled Central Committee meeting is postponed. 

We will reschedule for Thursday, Dec 15th, location TBD, so please watch your email for further details.  We are working to find a venue for this meeting as our numbers are increasing and our office is no longer large enough to comfortably hold all of us.

Also, please note that due this rescheduling, applicants for PCP appointments NEED NOT BE PRESENT at the meeting to be appointed.  

Again, please watch your email for more information.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lorraine Van Hoe 

Chair, Multnomah County Democratic Party

PCP Appointments

The January 12th reorg meeting will find us back at Tabor Space at 5441 SE Belmont St. (enter on 54th Ave, directly to downstairs space).  This is the meeting where all elected PCPs will vote for our officers, and all PCPs will elect our State Central Committee delegation and our Congressional District delegations.  Time will be tight for this business; please arrive promptly.  Check in will begin at 6:15 and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30.  The meeting must adjourn at 8:30. 

November 10th Meeting at TaborSpace

5441 SE Belmont St. (enter on 54th Ave., directly to downstairs space)

Doors open for check-in at 6:15; meeting starts at 6:30, must end by 8:30.

The most imortant business scheduled for this meeting is election of a 2nd Vice-chair to finish the term term left vacant when Jim Freed moved out of Multnomah County. This term ends with the Organizational Meeting in January.

Here is the job description:

The Second Vice-Chair’s duties include: Chairing the Credentials Committee, maintaining and updating Precinct Committee Person records, and coordinating with the County Elections Division to ensure that records are up-to-date.

Candidate Statements:

Leslie Davis for 2nd Vice Chair

Stephanie Nystrom for 2nd Vice Chair

Other items on the agenda:


Celsi and upcoming DPO Holiday Party with Multdems’ Holiday Raffle”
Platform & Resolutions Committee
Campaign and Slate Card Recap
New Office Search

New Business

PCP Appointments


December meeting will be at the Headquarters on Sandy Blvd. (3551 NE Sandy.) Minimal Business, Party and Packing.
Organizational Meeting will be January 12th, 2017.

Multnomah Democrats’ Ballot Measure Endorsements for November, 2016

The September 8th Central Committee meeting was largely devoted to understanding, debating and voting on positions to take on ballot measures on the 2016 General Election ballot. 95 Precinct Committee Persons took part. A position taken by the Party, to either support or oppose any measure, required a 2/3 vote for that position. Endorsed positions will appear on our slate cards, to be distributed to voters when ballots are mailed.

The Multnomah County Democratic Party endorses a “Yes” vote on each of these measures:

Statewide Referrals
Measure 94 – Judicial Retirement
Measure 95 – University Investment
Measure 96 – Veterans’ Services

Statewide Initiatives
Measure 97 – Corporate Income Tax
Measure 99 – Outdoor School Fund
Measure 100 – Endangered Species

Measure 26-178 – Metro Levy

City of Portland
Measure 26-179 – Affordable Housing
Measure 26-180 – Marijuana Tax

Multnomah County Charter Review
Measure 26-182 – Midterm Election
Measure 26-183 – Appointed Sheriff
Measure 26-184 – Contribution Limits

Special thanks to the Endorsement Task Force for compiling and presenting information on each measure, and the counting team that stayed up late to get results out promptly.

October 13th General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting

October 13th Meeting at Taborspace
5441 SE Belmont St. (enter on 54th Ave., directly to downstairs space)

Doors open for check-in at 6:15; meeting starts at 6:30, must end by 8:30.

We have unfinished business to finish, and final plans for a strong finish to the campaign, to get our slate cards to voters in Multnomah County and help get ballots returned. Some of our endorsed positions on ballot measures have big money coming in to oppose them (Measure 97, for example). Voters have shown us that they want to know what we think, so let’s tell them.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of election fatigue out there, people saying, “Can it just be over tomorrow?” But it can’t, and this is the time to build a strong finish.

In Oregon, GOTV (Get Out The Vote) doesn’t quite describe vote by mail, but BITB (Bring In Those Ballots) does. Let’s do it.

Detailed agenda:

Flag Salute – 2 minutes

Intro of Elected Reps, Candidates, and Party Leaders – 5 minutes

Welcome and Thank You to New, Returning and Retiring District Leaders and Assistant DLs – 6 minutes

Credentials Report – 2 minutes

Approval of August & September Minutes – 10 minutes

Treasurer’s Report – 5 minutes

The Great Slate Card Drop – 5 minutes

Committee reports –

Campaign – 3 minutes

Celsi/ Holiday raffle – 3 minutes

Platform & Resolutions – 3 minutes

Community Action – 3 minutes

New Office Search – 3 minutes

Old Business – Postponed PCP Appointments (22 + 5) – 44 minutes – See attachment below for more information.

New Business – 2 minutes

PCP Appointments – (12) 24 minutes – See attachment below for more information.

Adjourn: 8:30 PM     120 Minutes 


Information on PCP applicants can be found here

Endorsement Decisions at September 8th Meeting-New Location

Due to increased interest in Central Committee meetings, we have reserved a larger venue for the rest of 2016 and early 2017: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Due to venue requirements, we are moving the meeting earlier. Check-in can begin at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30; we have to have the room cleaned up and be out by 9:00.

Our September 8th Central Committee Meeting will be focused on making decisions on endorsements of ballot measures. Positions taken in support or opposition will appear on the reverse side of our slate cards in October. If neither support nor oppose position gets 2/3 of the vote, the Party will take no position on that measure. Spokespersons have been invited from the campaigns, and we will reserve time for debate by members on each measure. The Endorsement Task Force’s report is attached for download.

Draft Agenda

Flag Salute – 2 min

Intro of Elected Reps, Candidates, and New Guests – 3min

Welcome and Thank You to New, Returning, and Retiring District Leaders and Assistant District Leaders – 2 min

Credentials Report – 1 min

Approval of Minutes – 2 min

2nd Vice Chair Vacancy – 2 min

Treasurer’s Report – Written

Budget and Finance Report – 5 min

Community Action Committee – 2 min

Welcome to our New Celsi Committee Chair – 2 min

Endorsement Task Force – 84 min

New Business – 5 min

PCP Appointments – 10 min

120 min              Adjourn: 8:30 PM 

PCP Applicant- Carried over from August   Precinct                
Allan VanVliet   3610
Joe Esmonde   3803
Danilo Alfaro   4210
Guthrie Taylor   4210
Jessica Bentley   4301
Jason Allen   4302
Leah Gibbs   4305
Scott Sexton   4310
John Knight   4403
Natalie Bloodgood   4606
Lisa Paolo   4608
Paul Carpenter   4705
Jalene Wegner-Curr   5202 or 5203
PCP Applicant – New   Precinct
Peter Lee   3607
Diane Guta   4101
Verna Wells   4204
Everice Moro   4205
Wesley Burden   4207
Emerald Goldman   4208
Abigail Collins   4210
Daniel Flynn   4302
Hank Peterson   4302
Kelli Sue Klein   4304
Hanna Jordan   4403
Elizabeth Deitchman   4404
Natalie Staggs   4409
Seven Stevens   4409
Laura McKeand   4501
Sara Hope Smith   4503
Emily Doumerc   4510
Alyson Parra   4606
Diana Davis   4806
Pascal DeLaquill   5004
David DeFauw   5202


August Meeting Thursday, August 11th

August General Meeting/Central Committee Meeting, Thursday, August 11

3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Meeting starts at 7:00.

Agenda will include:
Welcome to new and returning PCPs.
Welcome and thanks to new, returning and retiring District Leaders and Assistant District Leaders.
Introduction of Democratic elected officials and candidates.

Mini PCP Training and Orientation.
Campaign Preview.
Election to fill unexpired terms of alternate delegates to the State Central Committee – 2 female, 1 male.
Consideration of PCPs for appointment.

50/50 Raffle.