BOULDER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
The Boulder County Democratic Party will host a known candidate forum for the the recently vacated House District 12 seat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Members of the HD12 Vacancy Committee will be able to join via Zoom.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, the HD12 Vacancy in Office Committee will convene via Zoom for the purpose of selecting a representative-elect for HD12. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. via Zoom for committee members and candidates.
The public will be able to watch both the forum and the committee meeting on the Boulder County Democratic Party’s YouTube channel: https://bcdp.co/YouTube. Recordings of both will be available on the BCDP YouTube channel following each event.
Vacancy in Office committees are formed as a regular part of the biannual reorganization process. The membership of the HD12 Vacancy in Office Committee is defined as the people who hold the roles or offices listed below and who live within the boundaries of HD12 as of Jan. 8, 2023:
- Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) per Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS): A Committee Person is a county party volunteer who organizes their precinct, this position is also known as precinct leader) per Colorado Revised Statutes
- Precinct Support Persons (PSPs): A Precinct Support Person is a county party volunteer who helps organize a precinct other than their own) per Boulder County Democratic Party Bylaws
- Area Coordinators (ACs): An Area Coordinator is a county party volunteer who leads the organization of a group of precincts) per Boulder County Democratic Party Bylaws
- HD12 District Officers per Boulder County Democratic Party Bylaws
- Elected members of the Colorado General Assembly per Colorado Revised Statutes
This vacancy committee is made up of the following member roles:
- Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs): 47
- Precinct Support Persons (PSPs): One
- Area Coordinators (ACs): Five
- HD12 Officers: Two
Note: Two people serve in a dual role as follows: One AC is also a PCP and one HD12 Officer is also an AC.
Although these two members hold more than one position that qualifies them to be members, each has one and only one vote, as do all other members." Note: Robert's Rules, 12th Ed, 45:2 states in part: "It is a fundamental principle of parliamentary law that each person who is a member of a deliberative assembly is entitled to one - and only one - vote on a question. That is true even if a person is elected or appointed to more than one position, each of which would entitle the holder to a vote. All ACs serving on this committee have been in their roles for at least three years or longer.
There are 53 total members of the committee.
The Colorado Democratic Party (CDP) is hosting an email address where members of the public can write to provide their input to vacancy committee members and known candidates. Members of the public can send emails to: [email protected]
Emails received will be available to members of the vacancy committee and known candidates.