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153 Montgomery County Democrats Are On May 8 Ballot — Seeking Election To The MCDP Central Committee



The Board of Elections shows that 153 Democrats from 141 precincts are seeking election to the MCDP Central Committee. The election will be at the Democratic Primary on May 8. Here is the breakdown:

  • There are 99 precincts that have one candidate whose name is on the ballot. Of these, 47 are current members of the MCDP and are seeking re-election.
  • There are 32 precincts that have one write-in candidate. Of these, 7 are seeking re-election.
  • There are eight precincts with two candidates; of these, four have candidates seeking re-election
  • There are two precincts with three candidates; all have candidates seeking re-election.

At most, there will be 141 Democrats — representing 141 different precincts — who will have the right to vote at the June MCDP Reorganization Meeting. Of these 141 Democrats, if the incumbents win all of the contested precincts, there be 58 Democrats elected to the MCDP Central Committee who are currently serving on the Committee. There will be 83 new members elected who are not currently serving on the Committee.

Montgomery County has 360 precincts. Only about 36% of the county (141 precincts) will elect a MCDP precinct leader / Central Committee member in this quadrennial election. The showing this year is a small improvement over 2014 when 132 precincts, or 33% of the total possible, elected a MCDP precinct leader / Central Committee member

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