Letter: Dems invited to take part in election process


letters_flatTo the editor,

On Thursday, July 18 all registered Democrats in the Town of Prospect are eligible and invited to participate in the 2013 municipal election cycle.

Here’s what has been going on so far. The Democratic Town Committee has a subgroup of members that form the Nominating Committee. This group is charged with the task of cultivating people to be candidates for the municipal elections as well as our local boards and commissions. They will be presenting a slate of candidates at this meeting who can be endorsed at this meeting. I encourage all registered Democrats to attend and participate in this caucus as well as consider more engagement in the politics of our town.

The caucus has a simple agenda; once the temporary chair calls the meeting to order and appoints a temporary secretary who reads the caucus notice, there is the election of a permanent chairperson for the caucus, and then a permanent secretary is elected. The adoption of rules follows and then we are onto the meat of the evening, nominations.   

As this is a municipal elections year the full slate of candidates will need to be nominated. For Prospect this means there are 23 positions that will be voted for on Tuesday, Nov. 5.  The mayor, town council, town clerk, treasurer, tax collector, board of assessment appeals, planning and zoning, zoning board of appeals, and the board of education are all positions to be elected this November. 

This is time to be involved in the process and support both the democracy of Prospect as well as the Democrats. The caucus will be held at 7 p.m. July 18 at the “Meeting House” (30 Center Street) on the green, I hope to see you there.

Eileen Cranney

Chair, Democratic Town Committee