D20 Senate Vacancy Announcement

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From the Montgomery County Central Committee today:

MCDCC to Fill Vacant District 20 Senate Position at Meeting on December 13

Based on the November 8 unofficial election results and a letter of resignation by District 20 Senator Jamie Raskin contingent on his certification for U.S. Representative from Congressional District 8 in early December, the MCDCC is seeking applications for the impending vacancy to be filled at the regularly-scheduled MCDCC meeting on December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The location of the meeting will be announced in the next few weeks. The applicant may be a male or female, must be 18-years or older, be a registered Democrat, and must have resided in Legislative District 20 for at least one year prior to December 13, 2016. The MCDCC reserves the right to confirm any information provided in applicant’s cover letters and/or resumes.

Applications must include a 1-page cover letter stating the position applied for, as well confirming that they have resided in District 20 for at least one year. In addition to the cover letter, please include a resume of no more than 2 pages that includes current and/or past positions in the MCDCC precinct organization or other elected positions, employment information, a history of involvement in past political campaigns, volunteer history for the Democratic Party, and current or past membership in MCDCC-chartered Clubs and Caucuses or other clubs related to Democratic politics. We ask that applicants approve or disapprove of the MCDCC posting their cover letter and resume on the MCDCC website (www.mcdcc.org) to allow review by District 20 residents.

The application deadline is Monday, December 12, 2016, at 5:00 pm. You may mail the application to the MCDCC office at 3720 Farragut Ave. #303, Kensington, MD 20895 (It must be received by the deadline), email the application to montgomerydems@msn.com, or drop off the application at the MCDCC office at the address above. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to give MCDCC members and residents of District 20 adequate time to review your application before the December 13 meeting.

The MCDCC encourages and may give priority to applicants stating that they will fill the position on an interim basis until the 2018 election and will not seek the position at that time.

Applicants will be given 5 minutes to address the MCDCC at the December 13 MCDCC meeting. We encourage you to attend in person so MCDCC members can ask questions after the formal addresses by applicants.

A confirmation email will be sent to you when the MCDCC receives your application. That email may have further information about the process for filling the vacant position.

The public is invited to attend the December 13 MCDCC meeting.

Below is a list of suggestions for applicants to increase their visibility before the vote to fill the vacancy.

· You may contact MCDCC members at any time during the application period (see contact information for MCDCC members at www.mcdcc.org/about/#centralcommittee

· Gather endorsements from residents of District 20, elected officials, community organizations, or MCDCC-chartered Clubs and Caucuses (see www.mcdcc.org/get-involved-2/clubs/ for a list of MCDCC-chartered Clubs and Caucuses). Note that endorsements must be received by Friday, December 9, 5:00 pm, in order to assure distribution to MCDCC members.

· Attend the MCDCC meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm, at the MCDCC office to meet MCDCC members in an informal setting.

· Participate in community events and forums being planned to acquaint District 20 residents with the candidates as they address resident questions and concerns regarding the vacancy.

For questions, please call the MCDCC office during business hours (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) at 301-946-1000, or by email at montgomerydems@msn.com.


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