New Officers Elected for both NVRDC and NSDP

Elections were held Saturday, 3/4/2017 for NVRDC officers. Elected were:

  • Chair – Alex Goff (Lyon County)
  • 1st Vice Chair – Sharon Hedges-Hiller (Churchill County)
  • 2nd Vice Chair – Cedric Williams (Carson City)
  • Secretary – Katherine Winans (Douglas County)
  • Treasurer – Catherine Byrne, (Carson City)

Elections were also held Saturday, 3/4/2017 for NSDP officers. Elected were:

  • Chair: William McCurdy II
  • First Vice Chair: Marty McGarry (Carson City)
  • Second Vice Chair: Jose Solorio
  • Secretary: Marla Turner (re-elected)
  • Treasurer: Jan Churchill (re-elected)

Chair William McCurdy II said: “This is a new chapter for our party and for all Nevadans. I’m grateful to everyone who stepped up to run in these officer elections, and I want every member of this party to know they will have a seat at the table and their voice will be heard. Our mission now is to come together around our common goals as progressives and start organizing and registering voters in our communities in every corner of Nevada. We have so much to accomplish together as a united Democratic Party in 2018 – kicking Dean Heller out of the Senate, sending Ruben Kihuen, Jacky Rosen and Dina Titus back to fight for us in Congress, electing a Democratic governor and reclaiming our statewide constitutional offices, and expanding our majorities in the State Senate and Assembly. I look forward to working with Democrats across Nevada to deliver on these priorities.”

William McCurdy is a Las Vegas native who represents District 6 in the Nevada Assembly. After dropping out of high school as a teenage father, McCurdy became a construction foreman and went back to school to get his high school diploma at 24 years old. He is the former student body president of the College of Southern Nevada and now a union organizer with SEIU Local 1107. McCurdy is the Nevada State Democratic Party’s first African American Chair in history and the youngest Chair in modern party history at 28 years old. The first bill he presented as an Assemblyman was to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Outgoing Chair Roberta Lange said: “While it will be bittersweet for me to leave this role leading our incredible state party after six years, I’m honored that William McCurdy II is taking the reins. As CSN student body president, as an SEIU organizer and already as a new Assemblyman, he has proven himself to be a progressive fighter for students and working families. I can’t wait to see him bring that fiery passion to this role in holding Republicans accountable up and down the ticket. I am as optimistic as ever about the future of our state and our Democratic Party as we begin gearing up for the 2018 election cycle.”

In addition to electing a new Chair, Nevada Democrats elected Marty McGarry as First Vice Chair and Jose Solorio as Second Vice Chair. The SCC also re-elected Marla Turner as Secretary and Jan Churchill as Treasurer.

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Quick Note: Kimi’s Running

kimicoleAt Saturday’s NV Rural Democratic Caucus and NSDP Central Committee meetings, Douglas County Chair, Kimi Cole announced that she will be actively running to chair the Nevada State Democratic Party, a vote which will take place at the March 4th NSDP Central Cmtee Mtg.

Here’s a quote from Kimi Cole that perfectly sums her up:

“I’ve been accused of being unrealistically optimistic at times, which I wear as a badge of honor. Not only might we be going after Moby Dick in a rowboat, I plan to take the tarter sauce.”

With Roberta Lange stepping down and leaving the election as an ‘Open Election’ for chair, we need to support one of our own and mobilize behind Kimi to assure Party support going forward for ALL of Nevada, not just its urban centers.

Tickets Are Now Officially ON SALE!

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Table reservations are coming in briskly, so I encourage everyone to purchase their tickets and/ or tables soon!

Tickets may be purchased in any of the following ways:

  1. Send payment to address listed on invitation
  2. Give payments directly to Nyla Howell, Kimi Cole, Marty McGarry or John Harris (tickets will be mailed to you when payment received)
  3. Order tickets online through Eventbrite by clicking on this link: GET FIRST IN THE WEST TICKETS

This past weekend it came to my attention that there is a strong likelihood of attracting an additional national caliber Democratic speaker for our event. Updates will be sent out immediately as speaker(s) are added.

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NEVADA is truly First In The West for 2016 caucuses- let’s start the year by gathering and showing our Nevada Democratic spirit!

— Kimi Cole, Chair- Douglas County Democrats

Congratulations to our New Officers

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Congratulations to the new officers of the NV Rural Democratic Caucus! The following were elected yesterday, March 2, 2013:

Chair: Nyla Howell, Churchill County
First Vice-Chair: Kathleen McKevitt, Nye County
Second Vice-Chair: Richard Dunn, Carson City
Secretary: Laurayne Murray, Nye County
Treasurer: Claud Butler, Lyon County

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the NV State Democratic Party! They are:

Chair: Roberta Gustave Lange
1st Vice Chair:  James Brown
2nd Vice Chair: Linda Cavazos
Secretary:  Marla Turner
Treasurer: Jan Churchill