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I will be running for a Kings County Democratic Committee seat this year... (Original Post) brooklynite Feb 22 OP
Good luck! 🍀 Drum Feb 22 #1
Good luck, I know you will do a good job Walleye Feb 22 #2
Ah, TY for all you for us Democrats!!! bluestarone Feb 22 #3
Good for you and good luck mountain grammy Feb 22 #4
Best of luck to you. sinkingfeeling Feb 22 #5
Where can I sign the petition? Beastly Boy Feb 22 #6
Not clear if you have to be in Brooklyn or in AD 52. brooklynite Feb 22 #8
K&R WarGamer Feb 22 #7
That's wonderful! Alliepoo Feb 22 #9
Good luck, fingers and toes crossed. I know you will do a great job. emulatorloo Feb 22 #10
K&R spanone Feb 22 #11
Let me know if Queens can sign !! LOL nt GuppyGal Feb 22 #12
Good luck to you and please keep us updated on how the campaign is going. n/t SheilaAnn Feb 22 #13
Congratulations and best of luck. BadgerMom Feb 22 #14
How many signatures do you need? Mossfern Feb 22 #15
All extremeties crossed for you! niyad Feb 22 #16
Bonne chance! Mme. Defarge Feb 22 #17
Great! Do good and make us all proud of you! reACTIONary Feb 22 #18
Good Luck! LuvLoogie Feb 22 #19
All the best! You go!! You've got a great party with a track record to back you up. ancianita Feb 22 #20
I sincerely hope that you get it! nt TeamProg Feb 22 #21
What's your platform? diva77 Feb 22 #22
Good question. live love laugh Feb 23 #44
Oh well, I guess he doesn't want to tell us. diva77 Feb 25 #57
Break A Leg, Sir! The Magistrate Feb 22 #23
"committee seat" aka district leader?. . . DinahMoeHum Feb 22 #24
Bless you and if I lived there you moniss Feb 22 #25
Great! Guess you mean NY. Good luck!!! Laura PourMeADrink Feb 22 #26
Good luck. I'm not sure how it works in Brooklyn, but when I ran in Nassau county, lapucelle Feb 22 #27
My son and DIL are registered Democrats in NYC FakeNoose Feb 22 #28
I'm a local Democratic committee person Danmel Feb 22 #29
We have disagreed many times, but... Orrex Feb 22 #30
Good luck edhopper Feb 22 #31
You're running against Aaron Ouyang? SocialDemocrat61 Feb 22 #32
No, she's District Leader. brooklynite Feb 22 #33
Post removed Post removed Feb 23 #36
New Kings Democrats is trying to change that... brooklynite Feb 23 #37
It's still a nothing position SocialDemocrat61 Feb 23 #38
I don't know how things were run in your area or how long ago your 20s were, but lapucelle Feb 23 #39
That's great SocialDemocrat61 Feb 23 #40
"They would fill those positions with homeless if they could get away with it." lapucelle Feb 23 #41
They are the District leaders and SocialDemocrat61 Feb 23 #45
Why did you post that "the first thing they have you to do is sign a voting proxy"? lapucelle Feb 23 #46
Brooklyn or Kings county SocialDemocrat61 Feb 23 #47
Do we really want to be edhopper Feb 23 #42
No SocialDemocrat61 Feb 23 #43
I wasn't aware that I or anyone else said it was an "important position". brooklynite Feb 23 #50
Shame on your behavior bluestarone Feb 23 #52
That was my first thought senseandsensibility Feb 23 #51
Cool. ecstatic Feb 22 #34
Best wishes BlueSpot Feb 23 #35
Good Luck. nt LoisB Feb 23 #48
I wish bdamomma Feb 23 #49
The best of luck! Wishing you success! Ninga Feb 23 #53
Good luck to you. I am sure BootinUp Feb 23 #54
Oh, how nice. Good luck. Oopsie Daisy Feb 23 #55
Nice! Best wishes Evolve Dammit Feb 23 #56
I was elected to a local County Committee when I was in my mid 20's Polybius Feb 25 #58
I assume this is the same as a Precinct Chair. I'm one in Texas. LeftInTX Feb 27 #59

Mossfern

(2,439 posts)
15. How many signatures do you need?
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:30 PM
Feb 22

I live in a rather small town, so I got on the ballot just by getting my friends and neighbors to sign.
I wish you the greatest of luck in your campaign, and the least amount of frustration after you are elected.

DinahMoeHum

(21,766 posts)
24. "committee seat" aka district leader?. . .
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:10 PM
Feb 22

. . .welcome to the club (in advance)

I get my petition packet next week too.

lapucelle

(18,160 posts)
27. Good luck. I'm not sure how it works in Brooklyn, but when I ran in Nassau county,
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:31 PM
Feb 22

it was pretty much pro forma once the signatures were collected.

FakeNoose

(32,482 posts)
28. My son and DIL are registered Democrats in NYC
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:33 PM
Feb 22

... but they're not in your County. They live on the Lower East Side, within sight of the Williamsburg Bridge (about 2 blocks from the FDR). I don't know if that helps, but I could give them your info and they'd be happy to sign, I'm sure.

Best of luck to you!

Orrex

(63,143 posts)
30. We have disagreed many times, but...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:14 PM
Feb 22

I have no doubt whatsoever that you will be a passionate and tireless committee member, to the benefit of all in the county.

I wish you the very best of luck, and if I lived there you would certainly have my vote!

Response to brooklynite (Reply #33)

brooklynite

(94,180 posts)
37. New Kings Democrats is trying to change that...
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:16 AM
Feb 23

...by filling the seats with reform-oriented participants.

SocialDemocrat61

(564 posts)
38. It's still a nothing position
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 12:20 AM
Feb 23

And doubtful there will be any significant changes. That system has been in place for decades. Even the state committee people don't have much power.

lapucelle

(18,160 posts)
39. I don't know how things were run in your area or how long ago your 20s were, but
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 07:49 AM
Feb 23

no one asked me to sign a proxy, my county committee holds regular meetings, and we are instrumental in getting Democrats on the ballot, organizing phone banks and canvassing events for local, state, and national candidates, and then getting out the vote for their elections.

My question to anyone sneering at folks who have earned what is essentially a pretty humble seat at a not very grand table is

"What are you doing to get Democrats elected"?

SocialDemocrat61

(564 posts)
40. That's great
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 09:59 AM
Feb 23

But I know how things run in NYC. County committee is a nothing position here. There are over 4000 county committee people in Brooklyn alone. It's an unpaid volunteer position with no responsibilities or power. They would fill those positions with homeless if they could get away with it.

And I have no doubt that in smaller, less populous countries that county committees do more. But that's not how things are in NYC.

lapucelle

(18,160 posts)
41. "They would fill those positions with homeless if they could get away with it."
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 10:10 AM
Feb 23

What are you talking about and who is the corrupt "they" that you keep referring to? Who is the "they" who you accuse of trying to get away with stuff?

SocialDemocrat61

(564 posts)
45. They are the District leaders and
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 10:31 AM
Feb 23

County Chair. And it's not because they are corrupt, but because County committee is a very minor position in NYC and it's often a pain in the ass to recruit people.

lapucelle

(18,160 posts)
46. Why did you post that "the first thing they have you to do is sign a voting proxy"?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 10:50 AM
Feb 23

I was never asked to sign a voting proxy.

Which borough were you in?

SocialDemocrat61

(564 posts)
47. Brooklyn or Kings county
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 11:43 AM
Feb 23

And there are over 4000 county committee people here. Having meetings and votes is really difficult. The one meeting they had when I was on county committee was in a small sports arena and had us all in the stands. It wound up being so chaotic nothing got done. It’s easier to have all the county committee people give a vote proxy and let the district leader vote them as a bloc.

SocialDemocrat61

(564 posts)
43. No
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 10:28 AM
Feb 23

But to act like they are running for some important position is just not the truth. Nothing I said is false. Just a dose of reality.

brooklynite

(94,180 posts)
50. I wasn't aware that I or anyone else said it was an "important position".
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 06:23 PM
Feb 23

It wasn't an "important position" when I was Ward Committeeman in Philadelphia in my college days. Should I have left the seat open?

Polybius

(15,290 posts)
58. I was elected to a local County Committee when I was in my mid 20's
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 09:49 PM
Feb 25

It was a sham election, as I kissed a lot of Party butt at the time. Sadly, I didn't keep up with it and got out of politics for a bit. This was around the time Bush was elected President. In any case, good luck!

LeftInTX

(24,903 posts)
59. I assume this is the same as a Precinct Chair. I'm one in Texas.
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 04:51 AM
Feb 27

Only the party chair is required to have a petition here. We simply file and we're on the primary ballot. I got 80% of the vote when I first ran. All I did was make a few calls and handed out a few cards at the polls etc. The incumbent was totally awol to voters.

The position is what you make of it. Some people just join to hang out and stir up stuff at the County Executive Committee meetings. Others are very committed. I'm always trying to turn my precinct blue. I'm also in a bunch of committees etc.

Sounds like you have 4,000 precincts? Wow, Bexar County has 761, and about 25% are known as zero precincts. (Interstate access roads, vacant city lots etc) I have over 3,000 registered voters in my precinct. However, the difference between our area and NYC is homes are much more spread out, so my legs hurt alot during campaign seasons. But it's fun!

You'll do great!

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