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About Central Committee Membership and Service
Members should: Know our mission and goals, and pursue these in a responsible and competent way. We are the public face of the Democratic Party and its values.
It is desirable for members to avoid prejudiced judgments on the basis of rumor and urge those with grievance(s) to follow established policies. But a good member knows how to watch and act on trends and be ready to adjust. Bringing good will and a sense of humor to meetings can be helpful, as well as preparing for and participating in meetings and activities. If members ask timely and substantive questions consistent with personal beliefs and yet support the majority decision, our ideals will move forward.
Maintaining the confidentiality of meetings and not speaking for the party or candidates unless authorized to do so is a good practice. It is desirable to suggest agenda items to ensure consideration of significant policy related matters.
It is vital that members never accept (or offer) favors or gifts from (or to) anyone who does business with the Democratic Party. Reading and understanding financial statements and helping to follow financial responsibilities helps to focus on our goals. We can’t eliminate money from politics completely, but we can work at the local level to use it wisely, with integrity.
Adapted from Carol Porch, July 2004: Adapted from Pamphlet, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards by Richard Ingram; and the books, Doing Good Better by Stoesz & Raber, and Lessons for Successful Board Governance by Peter Drucker.
The central committee is comprised of two voting members from each precinct.
2017 members are:
Betty Lett email@example.com
Richard Frauenholz firstname.lastname@example.org
David Shinker email@example.com
Katie Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodi Clemens email@example.com
Wesley Clemens firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Doerscher email@example.com
Annette Doerscher firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Halter email@example.com
Jack Werling firstname.lastname@example.org
James Dierickx email@example.com
Phyllis Stumbo firstname.lastname@example.org
Margie Griffin email@example.com
Joe Ann Ahrendsen (563)886-6268
Deb VanderGaast firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Allen email@example.com
Emily Peck firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Dusenberry email@example.com
Chair Laura Twing firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Douglas Klein email@example.com
Vice-Chair Larry Hodgden firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Sharon Hodgden email@example.com
2nd District Representatives/alternates