We have grown as a club this year and some of our new members have taken the next step and are running for club office.
In advance of receiving your mail ballot this is your chance to hear the candidates and ask them questions. The club will also explain how the instant run-off will be used in the election for vice president.
From the Club’s Bylaws: ARTICLE IV, Elections of Officers.
Section 4.02 Annual Elections. Election shall be by majority of votes cast, a run-off election shall be held between those two persons receiving the greatest number of votes (if there are more than 2 candidates for an office), and the person who subsequently receives a majority of votes cast shall be declared elected.
Thus, if no candidate for VP receives a majority when the ballots are first counted AND your favorite candidate does not make it into the top-two runoff, then the vote for your second choice listed on your ballot will be counted in the run-off. (There are three candidates, so if your favorite candidate is not in the top two, then your second choice will be.)
3 – 6 PM. Potluck. Additionally, the club provides nourishment with the cost partially recovered by the donations listed below:
$10 Regular Members,
Contact Uptowndems@gmail.com for location. RSVP to this email address.
Also at the Holiday Party:
Election of Officers for 2014: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The club will send ballots to club members after the next club executive board meeting of November 9. Ballots returned by mail are due in the club’s PO Box by December 13. Members may vote in person at the Holiday Party.
At our October 22, 2013 Endorsement Meeting, the Uptown Democratic Club endorsed David Alvarez for Mayor. Congratulations to Mr. Alvarez and thanks to the candidates for appearing at our forum.
There were roughly 36 to 40 people in attendance and 28 club members voting.
The voting took three rounds to resolve into a consensus:
(Candidates listed in numerical order by number of votes per round):
David Alvarez 13 50%
Mike Aguirre 10 38%
Nathan Fletcher 2 8%
No Endorsement 1 4%
Total Votes 26
David Alvarez 15 56%
Mike Aguirre 11 41%
No Endorsement 1 4%
Total Votes 27
David Alvarez 18 64%
No Endorsement 10 36%
Total Votes 28
Rules Concerning Endorsements.
A position on a candidate requires a sixty percent (60%) vote of the club members. Members always have the option of voting “No Endorsement.”
If no candidate receives sixty percent (60%), subsequent ballots shall be taken after deleting all candidates receiving zero votes and the candidate receiving the least non-zero votes. In the case of a tie for least non-zero votes, all candidates receiving that least number of non-zero votes shall be deleted from the subsequent ballot.
Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Aguirre are confirmed to attend.
Mr. Coons has dropped out of the race for Mayor and has endorsed Mr. Alvarez. He will not attend the forum.
Mr. Fletcher has a scheduling conflict that evening. From his scheduler:
From: Jocelyn Maggard
To: Gerry Senda
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: Uptown Democratic Club Mayoral Forum October 22, 7 PM
Thank you so much for getting back with me with the answers to my questions. Unfortunately, Nathan is not able to attend the forum as he has a conflict that evening. Thank you again for the invite, and I hope the debate goes well. Nathan wishes that he could attend.
Fletcher for Mayor
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:00-9:00 pm
Joyce Beers Community Center
1220 Cleveland Ave, San Diego 92103 (map)
President Sharon Keith.
Vice President Howard G. Singer Land: 858.454.2628 Mobile: 619.980.4586 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer John Hartley 619-299-8870 email@example.com
Secretary Darlene Jacobs.
Club web site: uptowndemocrats.wordpress.com .
Club email: Uptowndems@gmail.com .
San Diego County Democratic Party sddemocrats.org .
California Democratic Party cadem.org .
Membership is open to all registered Democrats. Dues are $20 per year. The club snail mails and emails newsletters and meeting reminders. We meet at least 11 times per year including a Holiday party in December at a member’s home. To join the club, bring your check in person to a club meeting or simply mail a check made out to Uptown Democratic Club and send to:
Uptown Democratic Club, P.O. Box 3302, San Diego, CA 92163
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