The DPMC SCC members will be meeting on May 16th for our regular “Bi-Weekly” SCC Conference Call. You can find the agenda for the meeting on the Meetings Page.
On April 29th, the DPNM held elections for the State leadership team. More information can be found on the DPNM website, but here are the results from that election:
Chair: Richard Ellenberg Vice Chair: Neomi Martinez-Parra Secretary: Katharine Clark Treasurer: Robert Lara (ran unopposed)
The DPNM Website lists contact information for the new leadership team.
During the SCC Meeting on April 29, 2017, the DPNM Standing Committee members were elected. The results are as follows:
|SPARC||CD1 Male||Ivan William Pfeifer|
|SPARC||CD1 Female||Patricia “Patty” French|
|SPARC||CD2 Male||Jerry Morris|
|SPARC||CD2 Female||Karen Whitlock|
|SPARC||CD3 Male||Tom Leatherwood|
|SPARC||CD3 Female||Nancy Hayden|
|SPARC||At Large||Gina Dennis|
|SPARC||At Large||Alan Postelnak|
|SPARC||At Large||Cas Hoefman|
|Affirmative Action||CD1 Male||Lorenzo Pino|
|Affirmative Action||CD1 Female||Samia Assed|
|Affirmative Action||CD2 Male||Agapito “Tito” Marquez|
|Affirmative Action||CD2 Female||Trish Ruiz|
|Affirmative Action||CD3 Male||Matthew Kauffman|
|Affirmative Action||CD3 Female||Diana Orozco-Garrett|
|Affirmative Action||At Large (Male)||Ricardo Guillermo|
|Affirmative Action||At Large (Male)||Dennis Montoya|
|Affirmative Action||At Large (Female)||Bernadette Vadurro|
|Affirmative Action||At Large (Female)||Darlene Collins|
|Budget||CD1 Male||John Paul Martinez|
|Budget||CD1 Female||Paula Fisher|
|Budget||CD2 Male||Greg Maxie|
|Budget||CD2 Female||To Be Appointed|
|Budget||CD3 Male||Paul Dirdak|
|Budget||CD3 Female||Donna Tillman|
The appointed positions for the DPNM Standing Committees will be announced in the next month.
Interested in joining us for a meeting or event? Looking to become more involved in your Democratic Party? Our Facebook page lists our upcoming meetings and events. We welcome community members to attend!
Where do we go from here?
Living in McKinley County—where 60+% of the vote went to Democratic candidates- and living in New Mexico where we elected a majority of Democrats to both houses of the legislature, it is difficult to fathom that we ended up with the current President and Republican majorities in Congress threatening to take away the rights that we have fought for and won over the past 50 years.
Understandably, people are frightened. Fortunately, more citizens than ever are motivated to take action. Here are some of the ways that you can get involved in groups and actions that stand up for our values.
– Write or Call your Representatives and talk to them about issues dear to you.
– Attend your regular County Meetings
The DPMC will also be holding regular training for people interesting in getting more involved. If you are interested like our Facebook page and we will keep you in the loop on upcoming events.
On April 29th, the Democratic Party of New Mexico Democratic will hold their bi-annual elections for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and State Treasurer.
There will also be elections for several standing committees and caucuses. More information can be found in this document.