Rick Dietz

  • published Call to Caucus 2012-09-10 in Media 2012-08-25 23:53:00 -0400

    Call to Caucus 2012-09-10

    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 protected] or at 812-671-0076.


  • published Why the rooster in your logo? in FAQ 2012-08-25 00:11:00 -0400

    Why the rooster in your logo?

    A:

    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.

    Here are some additional resources for more information:

     


  • published Where is MCDP Headquarters located? in FAQ 2012-08-23 21:36:13 -0400

    Where is MCDP Headquarters located?

    A:

    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
    

    Here is our Headquarters in Google Maps


  • published Warren Henegar in Media 2012-08-22 22:13:01 -0400

    Warren Henegar

    Warren sworn in 2009As 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.

    http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2012/08/21/news.monroe-county-councils-warren-henegar-dies.sto         
    http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2012/08/22/obit.obituaries.sto

    Farewell dear friend…
    -Rick


  • followed District & Precinct Maps 2012-09-13 14:56:41 -0400

  • published HQ Needs in Media 2012-08-21 01:50:07 -0400

    HQ Needs

    Headquarters is hopping.  To help us keep running strong we need some additional stuff…

    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 [email protected]


  • published Indian Creek Township in Media 2012-08-21 01:24:46 -0400

    Indian Creek Township

    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!


  • A note from Matt Pierce on the State House Democratic Caucus leadership change:

    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.

    Matt Pierce


  • published Democratic Organizations in Your Democrats 2012-08-21 01:00:11 -0400

    Democratic Organizations

     

    Indiana Democratic Party

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    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.                                                                                                  

    Ninth District Democratic Party9th_Dist._Dems.jpg

    The Ninth District Democratic Party is the official arm of the Indiana Democratic Party for the Ninth Congressional District of Indiana.

    Democratic Women’s Caucus

    DWC.jpgThe 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.

    Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus                       

    MCBDC_LOGO.jpegThe 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).   

    Indiana Latino Democratic Caucus, Ninth District          IN_Latino_Dems.png

    The INLDC-9th District seeks to encourage and facilitate active participation, of all Latinos living in the 9th District, in democratic processes and activities.     

    Stonewall Democrats of South Central Indiana

    The tri-part mission of SD-SCI is:
    1) recruit and support LGBTQI+ persons in order to increase the number of Democratic LGBTQI+ persons in elected and appointed positions;
    2) increase the participation of LGBTQI+ persons in the political process;
    3) advocate for Democratic candidates, policies and legislation that promote the social welfare and civil equality of sexual and gender minorities.

    Contact[email protected] 

    Indiana Ninth District Disability Caucus 

    The mission of the INDDC is to advocate for and actively include people with disabilities in the ninth district. 

    Monroe County Young Democrats

    Monroe County Young Dems (MCYD) 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. IYD membership dues are $5 annually for and is open to all Indiana Democrats age 14-35. You can submit dues and join IYD at http://indianayoungdem.org/. For more information, please feel free to reach out at [email protected]

    Indiana University College Democrats

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    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. 

    Contact: [email protected]

    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. 

     

     

     


  • published Precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs in Your Democrats 2012-08-21 00:52:18 -0400

    Precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs

    Precinct Chair and Vice Chair list updated 02/06/2021.

    Precinct

    Chair/Vice Chair

    Name

    Email

    BEAN BLOSSOM 01

    Chair

    Randy Jacobs

    [email protected]

    BEAN BLOSSOM 01

    Vice Chair

    Barbara Stewart

    [email protected]

    BEAN BLOSSOM 02

    Chair

    Richie Carter

    [email protected]

    BENTON 01

    Chair

    Tressia Martin

    [email protected]

    BENTON 01

    Vice Chair

    James P. David

    [email protected]

    BENTON 02

    Chair

    Eric Schmitz

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 01

    Chair

    Natalia Galvan

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 01

    Vice Chair

    Jacob Schwartz

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 02

    Chair

    Eric Spoonmore

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 02

    Vice Chair

    Arielle Hacker

     

    BLOOMINGTON 03

    Chair

    Chaim Julian

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 04

    Chair

    Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 04

    Vice Chair

    Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 05

    Chair

    Vic Kelson

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 06

    Chair

    Cathi Crabtree

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 06

    Vice Chair

    Caleb Poer

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 07

    Chair

    Josh Perry

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 07

    Vice Chair

    Chaz Mottinger

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 08

    Chair

    Charlotte Zietlow

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 08

    Vice Chair

    Matthew Bumbalough

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 09

    Chair

    Erin Wyatt

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 09

    Vice Chair

    Stephen Wyatt

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 10

    Chair

    Tom Pappas

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 10

    Vice Chair

    Jean Capler

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 11

    Chair

    Julie Thomas

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 11

    Vice Chair

     

     

    BLOOMINGTON 12

    Chair

    Jeanne Smith

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 12

    Vice Chair

    Riley Gough

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 13

    Chair

    Jillian Kinzie

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 13

    Vice Chair

    David Vandeventer

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 14

    Chair

    Cory Ray

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 15

    Chair

    Geoff McKim

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 16

    Chair

    Jessica Mclellan

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 16

    Vice Chair

    Rick Dietz

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 17

    Chair

    Susan M. Sgambelluri

    [email protected]

           

    BLOOMINGTON 18

    Chair

    Rachel Guglielmo

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 18

    Vice Chair

    Jacob Simpson

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 19

    Chair

    Bob Loviscek

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 20

    Chair

    Barbara E. McKinney

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 20

    Vice Chair

    Zane Kierzyk

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 21

    Chair

    Lorraine Merriman Ferrell

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 22

    Chair

    Larime Wilson

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 23

    Chair

    Nicole Bolden

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 23

    Vice Chair

    Justin Crossley

    [email protected]

    BLOOMINGTON 24

    Chair

    Donald Griffin

    [email protected]

    CLEAR CREEK 01

    Chair

    Peter Iversen

    [email protected]

    INDIAN CREEK

    Chair

    Brad Swain

    [email protected]

    PERRY 01

    Chair

    Ashley Cranor

    [email protected]

    PERRY 02

    Chair

    Erika Oliphant

    [email protected]

    PERRY 03

    Chair

    Jennifer Haralovich

    [email protected]

    PERRY 03

    Vice Chair

    Rob Deppert

    [email protected]

    PERRY 04

    Chair

    Sue Wanzer

    [email protected]

    PERRY 04

    Vice Chair

    Fred Schultz

    [email protected]

    PERRY 05

    Chair

    Denise Valkyrie

    [email protected]

    PERRY 05

    Vice Chair

    Bill Baus

    [email protected]

    PERRY 06

    Chair

    Susan Dabkowski

    [email protected]

    PERRY 07

    Chair

    Regina Moore

    [email protected]

    PERRY 07

    Vice Chair

    Noah Davidson

    [email protected]

    PERRY 08

    Chair

    Josh Johnson

    [email protected]

    PERRY 09

    Chair

    Nico Sigler

    [email protected]

    PERRY 10

    Vice Chair

    Amy Cox

    [email protected]

    PERRY 11

    Chair

    Thomas Coleman

    [email protected]

    PERRY 11

    Vice Chair

    Pat Williams

    [email protected]

    PERRY 12

    Chair

    David Blackwell

    [email protected]

    PERRY 12

    Vice Chair

    Jamie Morris

    [email protected]

    PERRY 13

    Chair

    Paul Daily

    [email protected]

    PERRY 13

    Vice Chair

    Trina Sterling

    [email protected]

    PERRY 14

    Chair

    John Hamilton

    [email protected]

    PERRY 15

    Chair

    Dawn Johnsen

    [email protected]

    PERRY 15

    Vice Chair

    James Rickert

    [email protected]

    PERRY 16

    Chair

    Jack Davis

    [email protected]

    PERRY 16

    Vice Chair

    Brandi Host

    [email protected]

    PERRY 17

    Chair

    Betsy S. Walsh

    [email protected]

    PERRY 18

    Chair

    Iris F. Kiesling

    [email protected]

    PERRY 19

    Chair

    Sarah Bauerle

    [email protected]

    PERRY 19

    Vice Chair

    Joe Ryan

    [email protected]

    PERRY 20

    Chair

    Carter Uebelhoer

    [email protected]

    PERRY 20

    Vice Chair

    Allison Chopra

    [email protected]

    PERRY 21

    Chair

    William Hosea

    [email protected]

    PERRY 21

    Vice Chair

    Wanda Hosea

    hoseaw[email protected]

    PERRY 22

    Chair

    Margie Rice

    [email protected]

    PERRY 23

    Chair

    Ronald Peterson

    [email protected]

    PERRY 24

    Chair

    Dan Combs

    [email protected]

    PERRY 25

    Chair

    Kate Wiltz

    [email protected]

    PERRY 25

    Vice Chair

    Jim Wiltz

    [email protected]

    PERRY 26

    Chair

    Ed Robertson

    [email protected]

    PERRY 26

    Vice Chair

    Jan Gudaitis

    [email protected]

    PERRY 27

    Chair

    Carolyn VandeWiele

    [email protected]

    PERRY 28

    Chair

    Trent Deckard

    [email protected]

    PERRY 28

    Vice Chair

    Abby Ang

    [email protected]

    PERRY 29

    Chair

    Kyla Cox Deckard

    [email protected]

    PERRY 30

    Chair

    Kaisa Goodman

    [email protected]

    PERRY 30

    Vice Chair

    Steve Volan

     

    PERRY 31

    Chair

    Sam Ujdak

    [email protected]

    PERRY 31

    Vice Chair

    Kassandra Botts

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 02

    Chair

    Jackie Yenna

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 02

    Vice Chair

    Linda Yenna

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 03

    Chair

    Pamela Davidson

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 04

    Chair

    Meghan Miller

     

    RICHLAND 05

    Chair

    Carol D. Wilson

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 05

    Vice Chair

    Scott Keegan

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 06

    Chair

    Lee Jones

    [email protected]

    RICHLAND 06

    Vice Chair

    Dale Jones

     

    RICHLAND 07

    Chair

    Howard Cross

    [email protected]

    SALT CREEK

    Chair

    Donn Hall

    [email protected]

    SALT CREEK

    Vice Chair

    Joan Carey Hall

     

    VAN BUREN 01

    Chair

    Ashley Pirani

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 01

    Vice Chair

    Byron Turner

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 02

    Chair

    Jim Sims

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 02

    Vice Chair

    Doris Sims

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 03

    Chair

    Catherine Smith

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 03

    Vice Chair

    David Henry

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 04

    Chair

    Will Smith

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 04

    Vice Chair

    Laura Baker

     

    VAN BUREN 05

    Chair

    Wayne Shepherd

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 05

    Vice Chair

    Vonnie Shepherd

    [email protected]

    VAN BUREN 06

    Chair

    Pamela Foohey

    [email protected]

    WASHINGTON

    Chair

    Richard Slabach

    [email protected]


  • published Office Holders in Your Democrats 2012-08-21 00:40:09 -0400

    Office Holders

    State of Indiana

    • State Senate District 40: Shelli Yoder
    • State House District 61: Matt Pierce

    Monroe County

    • Commissioners
      • District 1: Lee Jones
      • District 2: Julie Thomas
      • District 3: Penny Githens 
    • Council
      • At-Large: Trent Deckard, Geoff McKim, Cheryl Munson
      • District 1: Peter Iversen
      • District 2: Kate Wiltz
      • District 4: Eric Spoonmore
    • Judges
      • Division 1: Honorable Geoff Bradley
      • Division 2: Honorable Valeri Haughton
      • Division 3: Honorable Christine Talley 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 8: Honorable Kara Krothe
      • Division 9: Honorable Darcie L. Fawcett
    • Administrative Offices
      • Assessor: Judy Sharp
      • Auditor: Cathy Smith
      • Clerk of Courts: Nicole Browne
      • Coroner: Joani Shields
      • Prosecutor: Erika Oliphant
      • 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, Jim Sims, Matt Flaherty
      • District 1: Kate Rosenbarger
      • District 2: Sue Sgambelluri
      • District 3: Ron Smith
      • District 4: Dave Rollo
      • District 5: Isabel Piedmont-Smith
      • District 6: Steve Volan

    Town of Stinesville

    • Town Council: Kimberly Cunningham, Kelsey McGlocklin, Scott McGlocklin

    Bean Blossom Township

    • Board: Randy Jacobs

    Benton Township

    • Trustee: Michelle Bright
    • Board: Joe Husk, Hans Kelson

    Bloomington Township

    • Trustee: Kim Alexander
    • Board: Lorraine Merriman Farrell, Martin Spechler, Dorothy Granger

    Perry Township

    • Trustee: Dan Combs
    • Board: Susie Hamilton, Barbara Sturbaum, Jack Davis

    Salt Creek Township

    • Trustee: Donn Hall

    Van Buren Township

    • Board: William Smith III

    Washington Township

    • Board: Patricia Slabach

  • published Voting Information 2012-08-20 09:28:00 -0400

    Voter Information

    Voters’ Bill of Rights

    IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. PROTECT YOUR VOICE.

    You have the right to:

    1. 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
    2. Vote early. Any registered voter may vote early in person. See voting information for the dates and times of early voting. 
    3. 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
    4. Vote in a safe and non-intimidating environment. Call 1-800-311-VOTE(8683) to report any discrepancies, problems, or issues at the polls.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Ask for a new ballot
    9. Take a marked sample ballot with you into the voting booth
    10. Vote if you are in line when polls close at 6 p.m.

    For more information contact:

    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.


  • published Register to Vote in Voting Information 2012-08-20 09:12:00 -0400

    Register to Vote

    Voter Registration Forms

    To register to vote in Indiana, use 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.

     


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    Thanks for your support of the Monroe County Democratic Party!


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  • published Executive Committee in Your Democrats 2012-08-02 01:00:00 -0400

    About Monroe County Democratic Party

    The Monroe County Democratic Party of Indiana

    Location:

    • Monroe County Democratic Party
    • 116 S Madison Street Suite A
    • Bloomington, IN 47401

    Mailing Address: 

    • Monroe County Democratic Party
    • P.O. Box 92
    • Bloomington, IN 47402 

    Party Officers

    Deputy Chairs

    Election Coordinators 

     

     

     

     

     


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