Which Democrat Will Represent OHD-39? Should The MCDP Push An Endorsement Or Let Primary Voters Decide?

There are five Democrats vying for the party’s nomination for OHD-39 and next Wednesday, December 11, the Montgomery County Democratic Party Screening Committee will meet and interview these candidates and will vote whether, or not, to make an early endorsement. The filing deadline is December 18. Any recommendations of the Screening Committee will be voted on by the Central Committee at the December 12 meeting.

Ohio House District 39 is an open seat. The nomination for this seat is great political plum because any Democrat on the ballot for OHD-39 is a shoo-in. Fred Strahorn first was elected in

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Donna Kundtz Moore To Speak: What The Parable Of The Widow And The Unjust Judge Says To Us Today

Donna Kundtz Moore

Happy to see that one of my new Democratic Party friends, Donna Kundtz Moore, will be the guest preacher at the New Hope Lutheran Church on Catalpa Dr: October 20, Sunday, 9:55 AM.

At 7:55 AM this morning Donna wrote the following on Facebook: “I am preaching Sunday. First time in years. I want to do it. But… Not written yet. So here I am on Facebook. How do you spell procrastination?” I’m getting a little worried because now it is 12:32 PM and it looks like Donna is still on Facebook.

Donna will speak

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MCDP Central Committee Rejects Setting Standards For Itself That Are Generally Expected Of Legislative Bodies

The MCDP Central Committee meeting last night rejected making any requests of Chairman Mark Owens to implement changes to its standards of procedures of operation.

Originally the five proposed rules (below) were suggested changes to the MCDP by-laws — requiring a two-thirds vote to be approved. The motions were changed so that rather than a vote to change the by-laws, the motions were simply requests of the Chairman — requiring only a majority vote.

Last night’s action culminated in complaints going back to January of this year that the Central Committee procedures were unacceptable. The complaint was that the

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At August 29 Meeting, The Montgomery County Democratic Party Will Vote On Rules For Central Committee Meetings.

Zach Dickerson, Chairman of the MCDP Rules Committee, at the coming August 29 MCDP meeting, will present five possible additions to the MCDP Constitution. The purpose of these additions is to establish standards to strengthen the MCDP Central Committee. According to Ohio Revised Code the Central Committee is the legislative body that is the “controlling committee” for the county party organization.

The proposed addition to the MCDP Constitution arose from complaints of members. I met with Mark Owens in April and he agreed to present to the Central Committee five proposed changes to the MCDP Constitution. These were printed

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Note To Kurt Hatcher: The Four Goals Established For MCDP Strategic Planning Were Democratically Determined

This is a note to Kurt Hatcher that I wrote in response to his recent comment on Facebook. Kurt responded to my recent post and expressed his dissatisfaction with the goals established for the MCDP Strategic Planning Committee. He wrote: “A group’s strategic plan should reflect the specific goals that the body agrees upon — not the generalizations crafted by one person. Wouldn’t it be more ‘Democratic’ for everyone to have input?”

Kurt, I want to address your statement that, “A group’s strategic plan should reflect the specific goals that the body agrees upon — not the generalizations crafted

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