Call to Caucus: Dec. 12, 2012

I hope this note reaches you well and warm. As you've probably heard, Mark Stoops has resigned from the position of Commissioner in order to be sworn in as a State Senator. This leaves a vacancy on the 3 member Board of Commissioners that it is our responsibility to fill. Thus I am calling together a caucus for the purpose of electing a County Commissioner for District 2 to serve the remainder of Mark's term which ends December 31, 2012.

In other news, MCDP Secretary Nicole Bolden has also resigned. Nicole was responsible for our Dispatch email updates though the general election and Secretary responsibilities under state party rules. We appreciate her service and wish her the best with her other projects and commitments. Given Nicole's resignation, we will also elect a replacement Secretary at this same caucus to serve the remainder of the Secretary term which ends in March 2013.

The caucus will be held on Wednesday Dec 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the Monroe County Courthouse, Nat U. Hill Meeting Room, at 100 West Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Indiana. It will be the first of this year's long series of Caucuses that we hold in the Monroe County Courthouse. I'm glad we will be in a position to meet there this time. This is the last caucus of the year I promise!

For the official notice of the caucus, please continue reading below. Otherwise I hope everyone has a lovely and warm Thanksgiving.

Take care,
-Rick

Nov 21, 2012

Democratic Precinct Committeepersons,

In accordance with Indiana Code 3-13-11, it is my duty to call a caucus of Democratic precinct committeepersons for all Monroe County precincts for the purpose of filling the position of Monroe County Commissioner District 2 vacated by Mark Stoops. The term ends December 31, 2012. Also In accordance with Indiana Democratic Party Rules, I hereby call a caucus of Democratic precinct committeepersons and vice precinct committeepersons for all Monroe County precincts for the purpose of electing a Secretary.

The caucus will be held on Wednesday Dec 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the Monroe County Courthouse, Nat U. Hill Meeting Room, at 100 West Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Indiana.

All Monroe County Democratic Party precinct committeepersons are eligible to vote in the Commissioner election. Vice precinct committeepersons shall be eligible to vote if they are carrying a proxy for their committeeperson in accordance with Indiana Democratic Party Rules. Proxy notes may be submitted to me ahead of time or at the Caucus. Email shall be acceptable for the submission of a proxy statement.

Candidates for this office must be eligible to be a candidate for Commissioner District 2. Candidates must file form CEB-5 with the Caucus Chair, Rick Dietz, 72 hours before the caucus – by 5:30PM on Sunday Dec 9, 2012.

All Monroe County Democratic Party precinct committeepersons and vice precinct committeepersons are eligible to vote in party leadership caucuses. No proxy authorization is necessary for vice precinct committeepersons to vote.

Candidates for MCDP Secretary must file in writing with the Caucus Chair, Rick Dietz, 72 hours before the caucus – by 5:30PM on Sunday Dec 9, 2012.

Any questions about this caucus can be addressed to me at chair@monroedems.org or at 812-671-0076.

Sincerely,

Rick Dietz, Chair
Monroe County Democratic Party
Caucus Chair