Executive Officers & Subcommittee Chairs

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The Officers of the Volusia County Democratic Party:

Chair: Jewel Dickson
Vice-Chair: Les Thackston
Secretary: Bob Hellerman
Treasurer:  Noel Bickford
State Committeeman: Jim Gangitano
State Committeewoman:   Joan Lane

Volusia County Democratic Party Subcommittees :

Rules – Jim Gangitano

The Rules Committee has the responsibility of studying the rules (State Statutes, State Democratic Party Charter and Bylaws, Volusia County Democratic Execute Committee Bylaws, Policies, etc.) of the Executive Committee and report to the Committee any changes in rules deemed necessary or advisable.  The chair of the Rules Committee serve as Parliamentarian to the Executive Committee.

Finances / Ways & Means – Noel Bickford

The Finance / Ways and Means Committee study, report, recommend and implement ways and means of raising funds for the purpose of maintaining this organization and furthering the purposes thereof; it recommend an annual operating budget for consideration of the Executive Committee and a campaign budget after consultation with the Campaign Committee.

Information Technology – Kevin Winchell & Barbara Grimm

The Information Technology Committee is responsible for developing technological strategies that enhance the goals of the Executive Committee.

Membership & Credentials –  Frank Doglione

The Membership and Credentials Committee is responsible for ascertaining and approving the credentials of the members of the Executive Committee and of every person attending as a proxy for a member, and reports to the Executive Committee its findings including a declaration of offices deemed vacant pursuant to Florida Law.  The Chair of the Membership and Credentials Committee or a formal designee is be responsible for certifying and announcing a quorum present at every meeting or special meeting of the Executive Committee.

Affirmative Action – Barbara Girtman

The Affirmative Action Committee works in concert with the Florida Democratic Party Affirmative Action Committee on commons goals and initiatives. The Outreach Committee identify constituency groups  outside the preview of the Affirmative Action Committee who historically and philosophically are aligned with Democratic tenets and develop strategy for working with these groups with the goals of increasing party membership and establishing cooperative activities and programs.

Outreach –Susanne Raines

The Outreach Committee shall identify constituency groups outside the preview of the Affirmative Action Committee who historically and philosophically are aligned with Democratic tenets and shall develop a strategy for working with these groups with the goals of increasing party membership and establishing cooperative activities and programs.

Young Democrats – Braandon Davis

The Young Democrats Committee shall work with the Florida Young Democrats. The Young Democrats Committee shall encourage youth involvement in Democratic activities and shall provide assistance and act as liaison to Young Democratic and College Democrat Chapters within Volusia County

Audit-  Noel Bickford

The Audit Committee shall designate a qualified examiner, who is not a member of the Executive Committee, to perform the annual audit of the financial records of the Executive Committee in accordance with Florida Law and the Bylaws of the Florida Democratic Party, and shall report to the Executive Committee the results of the audit. Not withstanding any other provisions to the contrary, no officer or member of the Finance / Ways and Means Committee shall be a member of the Auditing Committee.

Campaign – Jack Wrightington

The Campaign Committee is responsible for directing the general election campaign in support of all Democratic nominees. The Campaign Committee prepare and submit to the Executive Committee a campaign plan no later than six (6) months prior to each primary election.  The Campaign Committee may, upon approval of the Executive Committee, assist in campaigns of registered Democrats running in nonpartisan elections, provided said assistance is available equally to each Democratic candidate in such election.

Public Relation/Communications – Jewel Dickson

The Public Relations/Communications Committee shall publicize the activities, policies and aims of the Executive Committee and shall supervise publications and literature necessary or helpful in advancing the Party’s causes.  They will also maintain the website,  Sandra Colon, web master and publish the DEC newsletter. Wayne Dickson & Dana Dunmire, co-editors.

Training & Education –  Kevin Winchell

The Education Committee shall promulgate and disseminate materials necessary for precinct committee persons to perform their duties within their precincts and shall develop and implements programs for teaching precinct committee persons in the use of the materials provided.

Voter Registration – Barbara Grimm

The Voter Registration Committee is responsible for organizing voter registration drive for the purpose of registering democratic voters.

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