Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Position Open on the Hanford Advisory Board

From the Tri-City Herald:

The Hanford Advisory Board has three openings for alternate seats representing the public at large.

Board members are volunteers who attend up to five annual two-day meetings and additional committee meetings throughout the year. The board develops recommendations about Hanford nuclear reservation environmental cleanup for the Department of Energy and its regulators.

Applications are due April 3. Submit them to laija.emerald@epa.gov. For more information, call 372-7954. Application information and forms are available at www.hanford.gov under the rotating banner.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Replacement Elections

Our chair, John David, has resigned.  Some months ago, our vice-chair relocated to Arizona.  At our next regular meeting, April the 16th at 6:00 PM at the Richland Public Library, we will be electing a replacement chair and vice-chair to complete their terms which expire at the end of this year.

If you wish to be considered, be sure to attend the meeting or notify us in writing.  You can contact either Kendall Miller at kendallmiller@msn.com or John Christenson at johnchri@charter.net.  If you wish to nominate someone, please attend the meeting.


Monday, March 10, 2014

8th LD Caucus Results

The 2014 8th Legislative District Caucus elected delegates to the Washington State Democratic Convention yesterday.  Elected were
Regina Speer
Douglas McKinley
Mimi Latta
John Latta
Theresa LoPresti
Richard Reuther.

Our first alternate is John Christenson.  Our second alternate is Alma Lewandowski.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and to everyone whose diligent work made this caucus a success.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 Legislative District Caucus

The 8th Legislative District Democratic Organization gives notice that the 2014 Legislative District Caucus shall be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 commencing at 1:00 pm, at the Laborers’ Local 348 Hall, 2505 Duportail St., Richland. The primary purpose of the Caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to go to the Democratic State Convention. In addition, participants may submit resolutions which will be forwarded for action to the Benton County Democratic Convention to be held on April 12.

For more information:

Washington State Democratic Party, http://www.wa-democrats.org/content/2014-caucuses-and-conventions

Benton County Democratic Central Committee, http://bencodems.org

Assistance in formatting and proposing resolutions, clopresti@owt.com

To vote at the Legislative District Caucus an individual must be a resident, registered voter in the 8th Legislative District and sign a registration sheet stating that he/she is a Democrat and agrees to public display of her/his attendance at the meeting. Registered voters includes all registered voters and any 17 year old who will be eligible to vote on November 4, 2014. Registered voters also includes any individuals who complete a voter registration form while signing in to attend the Legislative District Caucus. Individuals who are not qualified to register to vote because of residence or citizenship shall be allowed to participate in the discussion, but may not vote on resolutions or for the election of delegates or alternates, nor may they be elected as delegates or alternates.