The Benton County Democrats are pleased to announce that the Keynote Speaker for our upcoming Progressive Legacy Dinner will be former Governor Barbara Roberts, joining us to celebrate the past, present, and future of Oregon Democrats. Invites will be in the mail soon, but if you’d like to purchase your tickets now, they are available through ActBlue. Please join us for this special event!
Don’t forget that tonight is the March Central Committee Meeting for the BC Dems! 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church!
Our Central Committee Meeting this month, on February 19th at 7pm, will be held at Woodstock’s Pizza-1045 NW Kings Blvd in Corvallis. We will have some great information from our elected officials, vote on a new Precinct Committee Person, and have the opportunity to join together socially. If you have been interested in getting involved, but weren’t sure where to start—this is a great opportunity to become acquainted with other local Democrats.
This is a no-host event, so if you plan on eating please plan on purchasing for yourself. Everyone is welcome to attend even if you are not planning on ordering pizza.
1045 NW Kings Blvd.
Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Frank Dixon released the following statement in response to Governor Kitzhaber’s announcement that he would resign as governor:
“Today’s announcement is a sad but necessary step for Governor John Kitzhaber, who has worked hard over so many years to deliver jobs and a better future to all Oregonians.
We expect an effective transition to Governor Kate Brown, working with elected Democratic leaders on important legislation underway to expand opportunity, fight for working families and the middle class, and protect critical services for our state.
Kate Brown has a strong legacy of championing transparency in government, reducing elections fraud, and fighting for the right to vote and for equality for all Oregonians. She’s been nationally recognized for her efforts, currently serving as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
With six terms in the Oregon Legislature, including service as Senate Majority Leader, and six years as Oregon’s second in command, Kate Brown is prepared and ready to lead on day one.”
Several folks have already asked “What happens now that Governor Kitzhaber has resigned?”. OPB has written up a great piece on the policies and laws in Oregon. Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in as Governor today. Here’s what happens next:
Don’t miss this month’s Central Commitee Meeting, where we will be voting in our new budget, discussing this year’s events and fundraisers, and asking for help in making 2015 a great year for the BC Dems!
1/15/15 at Grace Lutheran Church, 7pm sharp!
As you may notice, this is a new website. We have a lot of information on how you can get involved with the Benton County Democrats, but we do have a mission of making this site a one-stop-shop to keep people up to date and learn more about the Benton County Democrats.
So take a look around, and if there is something you are looking for that you can’t find – or if you have a suggestion for a feature that would make the website better, and more useful, let us know.