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The next election cycle is here . . . already
By Alex Piland, Chair,
The Democratic Party of Sandoval County is NOT hosting First Friday for July. First Friday will resume in August.
Vice Chair Chavez is arranging for some exciting speakers, and we have been told that the Range in Bernalillo will be ready for us to resume our monthly in-person meetings!
Second Saturday will be held on July 10 at M’Tucci’s Moderno across from Rust Presbyterian Hospital in Rio Rancho. Rio Rancho City Councilor Dr. Karissa Culbreath will be our guest speaker.
It seems that the next election cycle has already started! We have several statewide races that are contested. The Attorney General, State Treasurer, and State Auditor positions all have candidates who have declared they are running for these important offices.
At the county level, we know that Commissioner Katherine Bruch is the incumbent for the District 1 Commission seat, but we are still looking for candidates for the District 3 seat. Have YOU considered running for office? We can help.
Municipal elections are coming around again, too. The City of Rio Rancho and the Town of Bernalillo will have their elections in March. Town of Bernalillo Mayor Jack Torres will be running again.
At press, we do not yet know about all city council seats, but we do know we have at least one contested race in Rio Rancho. Keep an eye out for more information regarding those important races.
Due to the pandemic, fundraising for the party was on hold for most of last year, so it continues to be a major endeavor for us. If you have not yet become a sustaining donor, we would greatly appreciate your doing so.
We are having an Art Gallery Sale on August 1 in Rio Rancho. Artists have donated their pieces and will be reimbursed for framing and matting. It is a drop-in event that will run from 10 to 4 in the afternoon. This is a joint event with the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County.
I have personally seen much of the work that is on sale, and to say it is amazing is an understatement. Prices range from $25 and up. Watch our website for a sneak peek.
We are looking for volunteers to help with several projects. Our Art Gallery Sale will need people to help set up/break-down, cashiers, and people to help staff the tables. We need about forty volunteers. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. We need you!
As I mentioned last month, our Rules Committee has drafted a set of stellar rules for our party. Committee members will be presenting the rules to all interested Sandoval Democrats.
As you may remember, the County Central Committee (CCC) members (including precinct chairs) will vote on the approval of new rules. August 28 is the tentative date for the CCC to vote.
We will have one in-person and one on-line meeting to discuss the rules. The online meeting will be recorded and available for people to view if they are unable to attend either meeting. The voting will be held online for 48 hours.
Finally, keep an eye out for a something amazing happening in September.