DNC Releases Official Candidate Ballot, Full Schedule, and Additional Details for Winter Meeting
February 22, 2017
ATLANTA – Today, the DNC released the official candidate ballot for DNC officer positions. Candidates were required to submit 20 DNC member signatures to the DNC in order to qualify for the ballot. All officers will be elected by the full DNC membership on Saturday, February 25.
The following candidates will be on the ballot for the following DNC offices:
Candidates for Chair
- Sally Boynton Brown, Idaho
- Pete Buttigieg, Indiana
- Keith Ellison, Minnesota
- Jehmu Greene, Texas
- Jaime Harrison, South Carolina
- Tom Perez, Maryland
- Peter Peckarsky, Wisconsin
- Sam Ronan, Ohio
Candidates for Vice Chair:
- Michael Blake, New York
- Melissa Byrne, Pennsylvania
- Mitch Ceasar, Florida
- Maria Elena Durazo, California
- Liz Jaff, Washington, D.C.
- Latoia Jones, Washington, D.C.
- Grace Meng, New York
- Rick Palacio, Colorado
- Adam Parkhomenko, Virginia
Candidates for Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation
- Karen Carter Peterson, Louisiana
- Melissa Fazli, California
- Chris Reeves, Kansas
- Yasmine Taeb, Virginia
Candidates for Secretary
- Ana Cuprill, Wyoming
- Roberta Lange, Nevada
- Jason Rae, Wisconsin
- Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland
Candidates for Treasurer
- Joyce Amico, Colorado
- Bill Derrough, New York
- Lorna M. Johnson, California
Candidates for National Finance Chair
- Henry Munoz III, Texas
This week, DNC members from across the country will gather at the DNC’s Winter Meeting in Atlanta, where the party will elect new officers and focus on ensuring all Americans have access to a good job with good pay, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and a quality education for their children.
Press must RSVP here to guarantee a credential.
The DNC Winter meeting will begin on Thursday, February 23 and will conclude on Saturday, February 25. Over the course of three days, DNC members will participate in caucus, council, and committee meetings as well as training sessions. There will be two general sessions: one on Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m. to discuss party business, and another on Saturday, February 25 beginning at 10 a.m. to elect new DNC officers.
Please click here to find a detailed schedule of events that are open to the press. All events listed are open to the press except for the Budget & Finance Committee Meeting and the DNC New Member Training, both on Thursday.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to accommodate increased public demand, Saturday’s session has been moved from the Westin Peachtree Hotel to a ballroom at the AmericasMart facility close by. There will be a press file with tables and electrical power and a step-and-repeat for interviews, and a riser with a mult box and power.
If you are planning on carrying Saturday’s session live, please be advised that satellite trucks will not be permitted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible regarding an Ethernet connection in order to accommodate your needs.
The DNC Winter Meeting general sessions, including the election of officers, will be open to the press and the public and will be livestreamed on Democrats.org and on social media for maximum audience participation.
Members of the public wishing to RSVP to the DNC Winter Meeting can visit this page.
In the lead up to the Winter Meeting, the DNC has held the most open and transparent officer election in party history. The DNC held four regional forums for DNC members and the public to hear from candidates for officer positions of Chair, Vice Chair At-Large, Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, Secretary, Treasurer, and National Finance Chair. About half of the 447 DNC members attended one of our regional forums in person. All of these forums were open to the public and livestreamed on social media, and have since been posted in full on the DNC’s website.
WHAT: DNC Winter Meeting
WHEN: February 23-25
WHERE: Thursday and Friday: Westin Peachtree, 210 Peachtree St in Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday: AmericasMart, 240 Peachtree St NE, 4th Floor
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: There will be a mult box and a press riser provided for cameras during the general business sessions on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a media filing center open to press. If you are planning to bring a satellite truck, please email email@example.com for logistical information.
MEDIA RSVP: Please click on this link to RSVP