Chair Message 4.23.15
A Message From The Chair
Fellow Democrats and Friends,
I am honored to be your new Salt Lake County Party Chair; thank you for electing me to serve you.
I want to thank all the candidates who ran, and for their hard work and dedication. We are all united in one purpose: to elect more Democrats in Salt Lake County.
As the largest county in the state, as well as the county with the largest number of Democrats, we can make a huge impact in the lives of our residents by electing more Democrats. These elected officials make a difference in the daily lives of our county residents on issues such as access to affordable healthcare, education funding, job creation, and local and state taxes.
We need to take back the majority in the County Council and we need to make sure that Mayor McAdams is re-elected in 2016. There are legislative offices that need to remain in Democratic hands and races that we need to win.
This is OUR County party, yours and mine, and as such we need to unite to work together, for only when we come together will we be successful in reaching these goals.
I am issuing a challenge to all Leg Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Precinct Chairs to get out and talk to your neighbors, your coworkers, family and friends, let them know you are a Democrat and PROUD of that fact. The values that we share as Democrats are shared by many of our neighbors. We as Democrats in this county are not the enemy but the voice of reason and common sense.
I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you. Please feel free to contact me with ideas, questions or concerns.
We will be hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ at Party HQ’s in the near future; please be watching your email for your invitation.
Chair, Salt Lake County Democratic Party
Chair Message 01.05.2015
New Year Resolve.
A Message from the Chair
With 2014 in our rearview mirror, Democrats now look down the road toward 2015 and 2016 ahead.
Together, we will start building our Democratic Party in 2015 and outline a winning strategy for 2016.
Much of this work will be done by a new Executive Committee whose officers will be elected at the 2015 Organizing Convention (April 11). Also elected at the Organizing Convention are Legislative District Officers and most County Caucus Officers. We will be announcing the filing process toward the end of January and will be posting it HERE.
Hopefully one of your New Year's resolutions was to get more involved and engaged in the Democratic Party. If so, we have plenty of opportunities to get involved.
January 10: The County Party's Outreach Committee (County Caucus leaders) will be hosting an advocacy training to prepare for the 2015 legislative session. Click HERE for details.
January 29: The County Party's Grassroots Committee will meet to prepare recommendations for the 2016 election to present to the next Executive Committee. Any Democrat can join the Grassroots Committee and you can find out more about all our County Party work groups HERE.
Of course, a great New Year's Resolution every Democrat should consider is joining the County's Blue Army. For just $5 or $10 each month, you can contribute to the County Party and build a stronger Democratic Party in Salt Lake County.
In any case, here's to a new year of resolve for Democrats!
Moving Forward Together,
Richard Jaramillo, Chair
Salt Lake County Democratic Party