Executive Board and Committee Chairs

Pursuant to the bylaws, Executive Board Members are elected for a two-year term.

Article VIII, Section C and Article IX, Section C of the bylaws of the Democratic Party of the State of Washington, states that the organization meetings of County and Legislative District Organizations:

“…shall take place in December or January following each state general election held in even-numbered years. At the organizational meeting, the committee shall elect a chair, a vice chair, a state committeewoman, a state committeeman and any representatives it is authorized to send to other Party organizations.”

TitleName
District ChairBrian Gunn
Vice Chair, Pierce CountyAngel Swanson
Vice Chair, King CountyGeorge McKay
State CommitteewomanIngrid Curtis
State CommitteemanKirby Pollard
PCDCC RepresentativeRobin MacNofsky
PCDCC RepresentativeKirby Pollard
PCDCC RepresentativeStephanie Hagen
KCDCC Female DelegateSarah Edwards
KCDCC Male DelegateMarcus Dunning
KCDCC Female AlternateMarina Hiles
KCDCC Male AlternateGeorge McKay
SecretaryBritt Kauffmann
TreasurerRudy Adams
Newsletter Committee ChairAllison Pincas
Programs and Public Relations Committee ChairAngel Swanson
Membership Committee ChairSarah Edwards
PCO Coordinator - King County Committee ChairAdam Braun
PCO Coordinator - Pierce County Committee ChairJohn Westland
Voter Registration Committee ChairRenee Rich
Website Committee ChairAdam Braun
Outreach Committee ChairDonna De Prospo

31st Executive Board Positions

Job Descriptions

Chair

Description
Serving a two year term, leads and coordinates all 31st LD meeting and functions. And as the leader of the 31st, strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels.
Duties
  • Presides over 31st Executive Board, general membership and special meetings
  • Works with the State Democratic Organizations, Pierce and King Counties and the 31st Ex Board and general membership to identify potential candidates for 31st LD positions
  • Serves at State Central Committee Meetings, as a voting member of the Organization of County and District Chairs (since no proxies are allowed either the Chair or a Vice Chair, must be in attendance to vote)
  • Serves as a voting member of the Pierce County Exec. Board. S/he must be a resident of Pierce County; if not, Pierce County Vice Chair serves instead)
  • Serves as a voting member of the King County Exec. Board. S/he must be a resident of King County; if not, King County Vice Chair serves instead)
  • Calls, when necessary, for special meetings
Skills/Qualifications
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of PCOs at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Since State Central Committee Meetings may occur anywhere in the State of WA., unless provided for otherwise in advance, the Chair should be prepared to pay for his or her cost of travel and accommodations.

Vice Chair, Pierce County

Description
Serving a two year term, substitutes for and/or assists the Chair in leading and coordinating all 31st LD meeting and functions. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels.
Duties
  • Works with the State Democratic Organizations, Pierce County and the 31st Ex Board and General Membership to identify potential candidates for 31st LD positions
  • If the Chair is not a resident of Pierce County, serves as a voting member of the Pierce County Ex Board
  • Assists the Chair in establishing the agenda for the Ex Board, General Membership or Special Meetings
  • When designated by the Chair, presides over Ex, General Membership or Special Meetings
  • When designated by the Chair, serves at State Central Committee Meetings, as a voting member of the Organization of County and District Chairs
Skills/Qualifications
  • Resident of Pierce County
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of PCOs at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Since State Central Committee Meetings may occur anywhere in the State of WA., unless provided for otherwise in advance, the Vice Chair should be prepared to pay for his or her cost of travel and accommodations.

Vice Chair, King County

Description
Serving a two year term, substitutes for and/or assists the Chair in leading and coordinating all 31st LD meeting and functions. And strives to elect Democrats candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels.
Duties
  • Works with the State Democratic Organizations, King County and the 31st Ex Board and General Membership to identify potential candidates for 31st LD positions
  • Assists the Chair in establishing the agenda for the Ex Board, General Membership or Special Meetings
  • When designated by the Chair, presides over Ex, General Membership or Special Meetings.
  • When designated by the Chair, serves at State Central Committee Meetings (SCCM), as a voting member of the Organization of County and District Chairs
Skills/Qualifications
  • A resident of King County
  • A members in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of PCOs a the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Since State Central Committee Meetings may occur anywhere in the State of WA., unless provided for otherwise in advance, the Vice Chair should be prepared to pay for his or her cost of travel and accommodations.

Two (2) 31st LD State Central Committee Person

Description
Serving a two year term, as a voting delegate, represents the 31st Legislative District (LD) at the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) quarterly meetings and the bi-yearly State Convention. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels.
Duties
  • Works with the State Democratic Organizations, Pierce and King Counties and the 31st Ex Board and General Membership to identify potential candidates for 31st LD positions/li>
  • Participates in all meeting of the WSDCC/li>
  • Ensures a proxy is sent when he or she is unable to attend/li>
  • Presents to the WSDCC, 31st LD’s policy issues and/or resolutions and with prior 31st approval, proposes action/li>
  • Serves on committee of the WSDCC upon appointment by the State Chair/li>
  • Report on actions taken by the WSDCC to the LD Ex Board
Skills/Qualifications:
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of PCOs at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Since State Central Committee Mtg. may occur anywhere in the State, elected delegates, unless provided for in advance, should be prepared to pay for their cost of travel and accommodations.

Three (3) Pierce County Representatives

(at least 2 representatives must be PCOs and, when practical, the positions should be represented by at least one man and one woman)

Description
Serving a two year term, serves as a voting member of the Pierce County Ex Board. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties
  • Works with the State Democratic Organizations, Pierce County and the 31st Ex Board and General Membership to identify potential candidates for 31st LD positions
  • Represents the 31st LD at Pierce County Ex Board Meetings
  • Presents to the Pierce County Ex Board, 31st LD’s policy issues and/or resolutions and with prior 31st approval, proposes action
  • Reports on action taken by Pierce County at the 31st Ex Board and General Membership Meetings
Skills/Qualifications
  • A resident of Pierce County
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of PCOs at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

(since Pierce Co. mtg. are held in Tacoma, unless provided for otherwise in advance, representatives should be prepared to pay for their cost of travel)

Two (2) King County Representatives

(the King Co. Vice Chair counts as 1)

Description
Serving a two year term, serves as a voting member of the King County Ex Board. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at national state, county and legislative district levels
Duties
  • Works with the State Democratic Organizations, King County and the 31st Ex Board and General Membership to identify potential candidates for 31st LD positions
  • Represents the 31st LD at King County Ex Board Meetings
  • Presents to the King County Ex Board, 31st LD’s policy issues and/or resolutions and with prior approval, proposes action
  • Reports on action taken by King County at the 31st Ex Board and General Membership Meetings
Skills/Qualifications:
  • Resident of King County
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of PCOs at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills
  • Since King Co. meetings are held in Seattle, unless provided for otherwise in advance, representatives should be prepared to pay for their cost of travel

Non-Statutory Positions serving on the 31st Exec. Board

Treasurer

Description
Serving a two year term, maintains all financial records and Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) reports of the 31st LD. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels.
Duties
  • Maintains the 31st Credit Union Accounts
  • Meets all requirements of PDC reporting
  • Prepares and submits monthly Treasurer reports for approval
  • Assists in processing the District’s mail
Skills/Qualifications
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Past Treasurers can provide PDC training. Also, PDC training is available in Olympia at no cost, but unless provided for in advance, the Treasurer will have to pay for cost of travel

Secretary

Description
Serving a two year term, maintains the official records for the 31st LD. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties
  • Assists the Chair in the preparation of agendas for the Executive and General Membership Meetings.
  • Produces minutes of the Executive, General Membership, and Special Meetings
  • Circulates and submits Exec. Board, General Membership and Special Meeting minutes for approval at the next appropriate meeting
  • Oversees the distribution, Web posting and archiving of meeting information and correspondence
Skills/Qualifications:
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Standing Committee Chair serving on the Executive Board

Membership Chair

Description
Serving a two year term, proposes and oversees activities to increase and/or maintain membership and posts and retains all records of 31st members’ status. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties
  • Maintains current records of membership status, attained by paying dues or serving as a PCO
  • Maintains and when appropriate, provides lists of all pertinent membership information
  • Provides membership forms and/or brochures for the General Membership Meetings, Fairs and any other necessary functions
  • Assists in processing the District’s mail
  • Coordinates notification of events to members without emails
Skills/Qualifications:
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Newsletter Chair

Description
Prepares and distributes a monthly newsletter. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties
  • Ensures all 31st meeting notices are distributed
  • Encourages members to submit articles of interest and/or letters to the editor
  • Critiques submittals for appropriateness and if any questions, gains Exec. Board approval
  • Produces a monthly publication
Skills/Qualifications:
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Outreach Committee Chair

Description
Serving a two year term, coordinates the setup and staffing of the 31st booth at Fairs in the 31st LD. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties:
  • Rents space at local fairs for 31st District booth
  • Establishes a group of volunteers for each event
  • Ensures appropriate vehicles are available for equipment transportation
  • Maintains all necessary booth equipment
  • Ensures that appropriate policy and candidate information are available
  • Ensures that 31st membership and brochures are available
  • Ensures that voter registration forms and information are available
Skills/Qualifications
  • A member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

PCO Coordinator

Description
Serving a two year term, s/he recruits, trains and coordinates the election and appointment of PCOs. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties:
  • Identifies and recruits potential PCO candidates
  • Encourages PCOs to attend and vote at their respective County’s reorganization (election of Co. Central Committee Officers) meeting.
  • Trains PCOs how to use Vote Builder
  • Trains and motivates PCO to reach out to voters in their precincts
Skills/Qualifications
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Current 31st members can instruct on how to use Vote Builder. Also, Vote Builder training is periodically available at meetings throughout the state. But unless provided for otherwise in advance, the PCO Coordinator should be prepared to pay for his or her cost of travel

Programs and Public Relations Chair

Description
Serving a two year term, schedule programs for all General Membership Meetings and coordinates posting of public notices. Strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels
Duties
  • Seek out suggestions for programs, get Exec. Board approval and schedule speakers
  • Coordinate and/or post meeting and program notices in local newspapers, the 31st Web site, the 31st newsletter and any other suitable public news outlet
Skills/Qualifications
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Voter Registration Chair

Description
Serving a two year term, coordinates voter registration drives within the 31st LD. As a voting member of the 31st Executive Board, strives to elect Democrat candidates at the national, state, county and legislative district levels.
Duties:
  • Ensures current voter registration forms and instructions are available
  • Ensures voter registration is a main focus of 31st booth volunteers at Fairs
  • Coordinates any other voter registration actives within the LD
Skills/Qualifications
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills

Website Committee Chair

Description
Maintain the 31st LD Web Site
Duties
  • Ensure the administration of the 31st Web site is current
  • Ensure all meetings notices are posted on the 31st site
  • Ensure all Officers and PCO information on the 31st site is current
  • Ensure LD candidates get coverage on the 31st site
  • Encourage members to submit articles for posting on the 31st site
  • Critique submittals for appropriateness and if any questions, gain Exec. Board approval
Skills/Qualifications
  • Member in good standing of the 31st LD (lives in the District and current on dues)
  • Nominated by a 31st member in good standing
  • Elected by a majority of membership at the designated election meeting
  • Good people and teamwork skills