Key Party Roles

Officers have primary responsibility, as the lead “board members”, of providing leadership and oversight to the party, in addition to their specific duties. The principle officers are: Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer. Other officers are the Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the State Central Committee and to the First Congressional District. For details please see our Bylaws here is a summary:

The Chair provides overall direction, presides at meetings, is the voice of the organization, leads fundraising, appoints the chair of standing committees, and appoints coordinators. The Chair is automatically a delegate to the State Central Committee.

The Vice-chair performs the functions of the Chair in the absence of the Chair. The Vice-chair is automatically a delegate to the State Central Committee.

The Secretary records and distributes the minutes of the Regular and Executive Committee meetings, mails notices of Regular Meetings, maintains the roster of officers, Precinct Committee Persons, and other posts, conducts official correspondence, maintains the archives, and performs related duties.

The Treasurer oversees finances, collaborates with the Finance Committee in developing an annual budget for Executive Committee approval, prepares a monthly financial report, records and files all contribution and expenditures with the Oregon Secretary of State (see also Campaign Funds below), and performs related duties.

Delegates to the State Central Committee

The State Central Committee (SCC) provides state-wide representation to oversight of the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO). As well as an opportunity to network with other Democrats from around the state, delegates to the SCC vote on platform and issue resolutions for the party.

Delegates to the First Congressional District Committee

The primary function of each congressional district committee is to select a replacement congressperson should an elected Democrat from a given congressional district leave office or become deceased during a term of office. The First Congressional District Committee (FCDC) also works to elect a Democrat to the 1st Congressional house seat and is the pool for selecting delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Additionally, it supports electing Democrats within the 1st Congressional District.