On a sad note, we will be holding a caucus of Democratic precinct committee persons for all Monroe County precincts for the purpose of filling the position of County Council At-large vacated by Warren Henegar. The term ends December 31, 2012. The caucus will be held on Monday Sept 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Bloomington Convention Center, Duke Room, at 302 South College Ave., Bloomington, Indiana. All Democrats are welcome to attend the caucus.
All Monroe County Democratic Party precinct committee persons are eligible to vote in the County Council At-large 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 County Council At-large must be eligible to be a candidate for County Council At-large. Candidates must file form CEB-5 with the Caucus Chair, Rick Dietz, 72 hours before the caucus – by 7PM on Wednesday Sept 7, 2012. Any questions about this caucus can be addressed to Rick Dietz at email@example.com or at 812-671-0076.
The rooster is the official symbol of the Democratic Party in many states including Indiana. You may recall seeing it on paper ballots next to the option to vote a straight Democratic ticket, which we highly encourage, by the way! The use of the rooster as a symbol for the Democratic Party started right here in Indiana. Despite the more commonplace use of the Donkey as a symbol, only the rooster has been officially adopted. We think it is a nice connection to our Party's history.
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Our Headquarters is located across Sounth College Ave from the Convention Center. It's in a big white house. Our street address is
Monroe County Democratic Party 627 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN 47404
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As you've heard, Monroe County Council Member Warren Henegar passed away yesterday morning. Our deepest sympathies are with Warren's family, friends and fellow adventurers throughout the years. Much has and will be said about Warren. He leaves a legacy of service and a life well-lived that should be an example to all of us. I know him from a small fraction of his life as a farmer and a colleague on the Monroe County Council, but if it can be said of anyone it can be said of Warren: he contained multitudes. His presence will be deeply missed, but it will continue to be felt in our community, in our lives, in the land.
I want to share with you that there will be a visitation on Monday, August 27, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse, 100 W. Kirkwood, Bloomington, Indiana. In addition a memorial will be held at the Meetinghouse of the Bloomington Religious Society of Friends, 3820 Moores Pike, Bloomington, IN, on Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m.
These links below will take you to articles in the Herald Times about Warren and his obituary, including the Henegar-esque request that in lieu of flowers, Warren asks that you pay your taxes without complaint.
Farewell dear friend…
Headquarters is hopping. To help us keep running strong we need some additional stuff…
- We could use the help of an experienced plumber to remove a drain clog. We'll need a snake for this..
- We can use 2 additional AC units for HQ upstairs areas.
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- We need folding chairs too.
If you can donate or provide us with any of these items for our HQ please call our HQ Coordinator Sandy Churchill before you donate or deliver. Sandy will coordinate incoming items and plumbing activities: 336-5875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About a week ago Andy Alexander submitted his resignation form the Indian Creek Township Board. Under Indiana law the relevant County party chair is required to make an appointment for that office since there is only one precinct in Indian Creek Township. I am proud to inform you that I have appointed Meri Reinhold to serve on the Indian Creek Township board. As you may recall Meri ran a strong race to serve on this board in 2010. Now she has that opportunity, and just in time for budgets! Good luck, Meri, and thanks for your service!
Rick Dietz published A note from Matt Pierce on the State House Democratic Caucus leadership change: in Media 2012-08-21 01:23:54 -0400
The House Democratic Caucus has changed its leadership to enable a more robust campaign effort and better messaging about the issues and our policies. Rather than leaving operation of the legislative campaigns in one person's hands, a team of legislators will work on the campaigns. House Democrats want to better coordinate with state and federal candidates and the other coordinated grassroots efforts.
House Democrats have a real fight on their hands. The Republicans have gerrymandered the legislative districts to their advantage and millions of dollars are being funneled to them from out-of-state right-wing groups who supported their anti-labor and public school privatization agenda.
We will have to re-double caucus fundraising efforts and harness the power of our grassroots volunteers to turn back the Republicans and their terrible policies.
Democracy for Monroe County
Democracy for Monroe County (DFMC) is a political action committee dedicated to recruiting and supporting fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates at the local and state levels. DFMC is part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups allied with Democracy for America, the political action committee inspired by the presidential campaign of Howard Dean. DFMC meets on the first Thursday of every month.
The Democratic Women's Caucus Mission: To fund, inspire, recruit, support, and train progressive women to increase the numbers of women in the electoral process and in elected and appointed positions. The Democratic Women's Caucus meets on the first Friday of every month at the Village Deli on Kirkwood at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. All Progressive-minded individuals are welcome to attend.
Indiana Democratic Party
The Indiana Democratic Party is the official arm of the Democratic Party in Indiana. Let's work together to elect Democratic candidates at every level of government.
Indiana Latino Democratic Caucus, Ninth District
The INLDC-9th District seeks to encourage and facilitate active participation, of all Latinos living in the 9th District, in democratic processes and activities.
Indiana Ninth District Disability Caucus
The mission of the INDDC is to advocate for and actively include people with disabilities in the ninth district.
Indiana Young Democrats of Monroe County
Indiana Young Democrats of Monroe County (IYDMC) is a chapter of the premier youth-led grassroots political organization in the state of Indiana. As the official youth caucus of the Indiana Democratic Party, Indiana Young Democrats (IYD) is a voting member of the Indiana State Central Committee. IYDMC membership dues are $15 annually for and is open to all Indiana Democrats age 14-35. You can submit dues and join the Monroe County chapter at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/iydmc. For more information, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.
Indiana University College Democrats
The IU College Democrats is dedicated to promoting the Democratic Party platform, involving IU students in the Democratic Party, and to electing Democratic to local, state, and federal offices. You can find the IUCD's at Office 574, Student Activities Tower of the IMU.
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus
The Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus (MCBDC) is dedicated to the empowerment of African Americans in the planning, decision making, and overall progress of the Democratic Party and the promotion of African American candidates seeking public office within Monroe County. The MCBDC meets the third Thursday of each month at the Monroe County Democratic Party Headquarters (116 S. Madison St. Suite A, Bloomington, IN 47404).
Monroe County Democrats’ Club
The Monroe County Democrats Club MCDC meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location, speakers, and program subjects vary.
Ninth District Democratic Party
The Ninth District Democratic Party is the official arm of the Indiana Democratic Party for the Ninth Congressional District of Indiana.
List of Chairs and Precinct Chairs - Updated: 01/19
Bean Blossom 01 Chair Randy Jacobs Vice Chair Barbara Stewart Bean Blossom 02 Chair Richie Carter Benton 1 Chair Tressia Martin Vice Chair James P. David Benton 2 Chair Eric Schmitz Bloomington 01 Chair Morgan Allen Bloomington 02 Chair Eric Spoonmore Vice Chair Arielle Hacker Bloomington 03 Chair Chaim Julian Bloomington 04 Chair Cathy Fuentes-Rhorer Vice Chair Luis Fuentes-Rhorer Bloomington 05 Chair Vic Kelson Bloomington 06 Chair Cathi Crabtree Vice Chair Caleb Poer Bloomington 07 Chair Josh Perry Vice Chair Chaz Mottinger Bloomington 08 Chair Charlotte Zietlow Vice Chair Matt Bumbalough Bloomington 09 Chair Erin Wyatt Vice Chair Stephen Wyatt Bloomington 10 Chair Tom Pappas Vice Chair Jean Capler Bloomington 11 Chair Julie Thomas Bloomington 12 Chair Jeanne Smith Vice Chair Riley Gough Bloomington 13 Chair Jillian Kinzie Vice Chair David Vandeventer Bloomington 14 Chair Cory Ray Bloomington 15 Chair Geoff McKim Bloomington 16 Chair Jessica McClellan Bloomington 17 Chair Susan M. Sgambelluri Vice Chair Geoff Bradley Bloomington 18 Chair Rachel Guglielmo Bloomington 19 Chair Bob Loviscek Bloomington 20 Chair Barbara E. McKinney Bloomington 21 Chair Lorraine Merriman Ferrell Vice Chair Randy Paul Bloomington 22 Chair Larime Wilson Bloomington 23 Chair Nicole Bolden Bloomington 24 Chair Donald Griffin Clear Creek 01 Chair Peter Iversen Indian Creek Chair Cheryl Munson Perry 01 Chair Ashley Cranor Perry 02 Chair Erika Oliphant Perry 03 Chair Jennifer Haralovich Vice Chair Rob Deppert Perry 04 Chair Sue Wanzer Vice Chair Fred Schultz Perry 05 Chair Denise Valkyrie Vice Chair Bill Baus Perry 06 Chair Susan Dabkowski Perry 07 Chair Regina Moore Vice Chair Noah Davidson Perry 08 Chair Amanda Barge Vice Chair Josh Johnson Perry 09 Chair Nico Sigler Perry 10 Chair Anthony S. Piatt Vice Chair Amy Cox Perry 11 Chair Thomas Coleman Vice Chair Pat Williams Perry 12 Chair David Blackwell Vice Chair Jamie Morris Perry 13 Chair Paul Daily Vice Chair Trina Sterling Perry 14 Chair John Hamilton Perry 15 Chair Dawn Johnsen Vice Chair John Rickert Perry 16 Chair Jack Davis Vice Chair Brandi Host Perry 17 Chair Betsy S. Walsh Vice Chair Dick Bauman Perry 18 Chair Iris F. Kiesling Vice Chair Paul Purdom Perry 19 Chair Sarah Bauerle Vice Chair Joe Ryan Perry 20 Chair Carter Uebelhoer Vice Chair Alison Chopra Perry 21 Chair Dan Combs Perry 22 Chair Margie Rice Perry 23 Chair Ronald Peterson Vice Chair Olivia Reed Perry 24 Chair William Hosea Perry 25 Chair Kate Wiltz Vice Chair John Barge Perry 26 Chair Ed Robertson Vice Chair Jan Gudaitis Perry 27 Chair Carolyn VandeWiele Perry 28 Chair Trent Deckard Vice Chair Abby Ang Perry 29 Chair Kyla Cox-Deckard Perry 30 Chair Kaisa Goodman Perry 31 Chair Sam Ujdak Vice Chair Kassandra Botts Perry 32 Chair Mark Fraley Vice Chair Denise Gardiner Richland 01 Chair Lee Baker Richland 02 Chair Jackie Yenna Vice Chair Linda Yenna Richland 03 Chair Pamela Davidson Richland 04 Chair Meghan Miller Richland 05 Chair Carol D. Wilson Vice Chair Scott Keegan Richland 06 Chair Lee Jones Vice Chair Dale Jones Richland 07 Chair Howard Cross Salt Creek Chair Donn Hall Van Buren 01 Chair Ashley Pirani Vice Chair Byron Turner Van Buren 02 Chair Jim Sims Vice Chair Doris Sims Van Buren 03 Chair Catherine Smith Van Buren 04 Chair Will Smith Van Buren 05 Chair Wayne Shepherd Van Buren 06 Chair Pamela Foohey Washington Chair Richard Slabach
State of Indiana
- State Senate District 40: Mark Stoops
- State House District 61: Matt Pierce
- District 1: Lee Jones
- District 2: Julie Thomas
- District 3: Amanda Barge
- At-Large: Trent Deckard, Geoff McKim, Cheryl Munson
- District 1: Shelli Yoder
- District 2: Kate Wiltz
- District 4: Eric Spoonmore
- Division 1: Honorable Elizabeth A. Cure
- Division 2: Honorable Valeri Haughton
- Division 3: Honorable Christine Tally Haseman
- Division 4: Honorable Catherine B. Stafford
- Division 5: Honorable Mary Ellen Diekhoff
- Division 6: Honorable Holly M. Harvey
- Division 7: Honorable Stephen R. Galvin
- Division 9: Honorable Darcie L. Fawcett
- Administrative Offices
- Assessor: Judy Sharp
- Auditor: Cathy Smith
- Clerk of Courts: Nicole Brown
- Coroner: Joani Shields
- Prosecutor: Chris Gaal
- Recorder: Eric Schmitz
- Sheriff: Brad Swain
- Surveyor: Trohn Randoph-Enright
- Treasurer: Jessica McClellan
City of Bloomington
- Mayor: John Hamilton
- City Clerk: Nicole Bolden
- City Council:
- At Large: Susan Sandberg, Andy Ruff, Jim Sims
- District 1: Chris Sturbaum
- District 2: Dorothy Granger
- District 3: Allison Chopra
- District 4: Dave Rollo
- District 5: Isabel Piedmont-Smith
- District 6: Steve Volan
Town of Elletsville
- Clerk-Treasurer: Sandra Hash
Town of Stinesville
- Town Council: Kimberly Cunningham, Rick Simpson, Luther Miller
Bean Blossom Township
- Trustee: Pamela Cook
- Board: Vernal Chafin, Benny Walden
- Trustee: Michelle Bright
- Board: Lynn Stevens, Brian Crouch, Joe Husk
- Trustee: Lillian Henegar
- Board: Kim Alexander, Barbara McKinney, Vic Kelson
Indian Creek Township
- Trustee: Vicki Sorensen
- Board: Meri Reinhold, Amy Swain
- Trustee: Dan Combs
- Board: Susie Hamilton, Barbara Sturbaum, Jack Davis
Salt Creek Township
- Trustee: Donn Hall
- Board: Guy Cunningham Jr.
EARLY VOTING IS COMING! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Election Central: 401 W. Seventh St., Bloomington
Early Voting Times:
Tuesday April 09- Friday April 12, 8 am-6 pm
Monday April 15- Thursday April 18, 8 am-6 pm
Monday April 22- Friday April 26, 8 am-6 pm; Saturday, April 27, 9 am-4 pm
Monday April 29- Friday May 03, 8 am-6 pm; Saturday, May 04, 9 am-4 pm
Monday, May 6, 8 am-noon
Voters’ Bill of Rights
IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. PROTECT YOUR VOICE.
You have the right to:
- Verify that you are registered to vote. Call your local elections office to make sure there are no problems with your registration. You can reach the office at 1-866-IN1-VOTE (461-8683) or check here.
- Vote early. Any registered voter may vote early in person. See voting information for the dates and times of early voting.
- Vote absentee. You may vote absentee if you will be absent from the county on Election Day, are scheduled to work during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open, or several other reasons. For a list of other absentee ballot qualifications please visit. See voting information for the dates related to absentee voting.
- Vote in a safe and non-intimidating environment. Call 1-800-311-VOTE(8683) to report any discrepancies, problems, or issues at the polls.
- Vote at accessible and properly equipped polling places. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires at least one accessible voting machine be placed in each polling place in addition to making the facility physically accessible. Call 866-IN1-VOTE or 800-622-4845 to report a polling place does not meet this requirement.
- Vote in person on Election Day. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day. Find your local polling place here or call -866-IN-1-VOTE. A government issued ID must be presented on Election Day. The ID must: (1) be issued by Indiana or the US government; (2) display your name in a manner that conforms to your voter registration record; (3) displays your photo; and (4) display an expiration date that is current or expired after November 4, 2008.
- Request assistance at the polls if needed. You may be assisted in the voting booth only if you have a disability (permanent or temporary) or are unable to read or write the English language. A request for assistance must be made before entering the voting booth. The voter may designate anyone as an assistant.
- Ask for a new ballot
- Take a marked sample ballot with you into the voting booth
- Vote if you are in line when polls close at 6 p.m.
For more information contact:
- DNC Voter Protection: 800-311-VOTE(8683)
- Indiana State Elections Division Phone: (317) 232-3939 or toll free at IN1-VOTE (866-461-8683)
- League of Women Voters of Indiana: 317-241-VOTE (8683)
- Access county clerks & registrars information here.
Federal law guarantees your right to cast a ballot even if someone says you are not eligible. If you are qualified to vote and registered in the jurisdiction, do not leave the polling place without at least voting a provisional ballot.
Voter Registration Forms
Old voter registration forms are no longer valid for use in Indiana. Valid for use in Indiana are the Federal Voter Registration Form or the new State Voter Registration Form. Applicants with a valid driver's license or state identification card may also register or update information online. The Monroe County Clerk's Office has the federal forms available, and has more information available here.
Call us at MCDP Headquarters at (812) 272-3439 if you need any help.
Thanks for your support of the Monroe County Democratic Party!
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