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Choosing Our Leaders. Ross Marzolf and Carmen Aguiar October 21, 2002 The Celis’ Home. WHEN WE VOTE…… WE ARE EXERCISING OUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE THOSE WHO WILL SERVE US AS OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. REPRESENTATIVES AT MANY LEVELS. President of the United States United States Senators

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choosing our leaders

Choosing Our Leaders

Ross Marzolf and Carmen Aguiar

October 21, 2002

The Celis’ Home

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WHEN WE VOTE…… WE ARE EXERCISING OUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE THOSE WHO WILL SERVE US AS OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
representatives at many levels
REPRESENTATIVES AT MANY LEVELS
  • President of the United States
  • United States Senators
  • United States Representative
  • Governor
  • State-wide Elected Officials
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • Other Judicial Positions
  • State Senator
  • State Representatives
  • County Executive
  • County Council Members
  • Mayor
  • City Council Members
members of political parties
MEMBERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES

Precinct Committee Officers (PCO)

  • Most local elected officials
  • Represent all members of a particular political party in the precinct in which they live
  • Appear on the general election ballot every two years
  • Elected in November
  • Must receive 10% of the votes of the candidate from their political party in their precinct
governing our political party
GOVERNING OUR POLITICAL PARTY
  • A reorganization meeting is called in each county
  • The structure of a particular political party for the next two years is determined during this meeting
pcos meet and elect
PCOs meet and elect...
  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Committeeman
  • Committeewoman
the elected
The Elected…
  • Chairman, Vice Chairman, County Committeeman and County Committeewoman are the elected officers for the next two years
  • Three of them (Chairman, County Committeeman and County Committeewoman) also serve on the State Committee for that party
congressional districts
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
  • Each congressional district from WA State also has two representatives to the party’s Executive Committee
  • These 18 men and women, together with the officers of the party make decisions on behalf of the entire State Committee in between meetings of the State Committee
  • They are elected during the county organizational meetings by congressional district
the state committee
THE STATE COMMITTEE
  • The State Committee numbers 117 (3 members from 39 counties)
  • They meet in January to reorganize the State Party and elect new statewide leadership
  • They choose
    • State Party chairman
    • State Party Vice Chairman
    • National Committeeman
    • National Committeewoman
the state committee1
THE STATE COMMITTEE
  • These four officers lead the state party for the next two years
  • Three of them (Chairman, National Committeeman and National Committeewoman) also serve on the National Committee for their Party
  • The National Committee consists of X members, three from each state and X from territories of the United States. They govern the party during the next two year cycle and work to elect or re-elect a President from their party.
the national committee
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
  • The National Committee consists of X members
  • Three from each state and X from territories of the United States
  • They govern the party during the next two year cycle and work to elect or re-elect a President from their party
at a glance
AT A GLANCE

PCOs – Local

Four County Officers - elected by the PCOs

117 Representatives from the 9 Congressional Districts

State Officers

National Officers

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PCOs

County

Committee-

man*

County

Chair*

County

Vice Chair

County

Committee-

woman*

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PCOs

County

Committee-

man*

County

Chair*

County

Vice Chair

County

Committee-

woman*

State Committee

(117) *

State

CM ▪

State

CW ▪

State

Chair ▪

State

Vice Chair

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PCOs

County

Committee-

man*

County

Chair*

County

Vice Chair

County

Committee-

woman*

State Committee

(117) *

State

CM ▪

State

CW ▪

State

Chair ▪

State

Vice Chair

National Committee

3 from each state

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PCOs

County

Committee-

man*

County

Chair*

County

Vice Chair

County

Committee-

woman*

State Committee

(117) *

State

CM ▪

State

CW ▪

State

Chair ▪

State

Vice Chair

National Committee

3 from each state

Presidential

Candidate

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