Our bylaws call for the election of officers every two years. Normally we hold the elections at the state convention but since there is no state convention this year, we will be holding a special election meeting and since we are in the middle of the COVID19 pandemic, that meeting will be virtual.
We will be electing the following officers:
Northern Region Vice-chair
Central Region Vice-chair
Southern Region Vice-chair
Four ad hoc members of the board
On Sunday, August 23, the Executive Board meet and voted to hold a virtual election meeting on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. This is the official notice of the election and the solicitation of nominations for the above offices.
I would like to encourage you to consider running for any of the above offices especially the Regional Vice-chair offices. As an officer you can participate in our Eboard meetings and help set policy for BMD. Our state charted organization is very active in the party and has been successful in turning our priorities into priorities of the party as seen by the success of our resolutions passed at the annual state convention and thrice yearly CaDEM Eboard meetings.
If you have any question on the responsibilities of the office you are interested in, please contact me at [email protected]
If you decide to run for any office, please let me know by sending an email to [email protected] listing the office you would like to run for. Nominations, including self-nomination may also be made at the special election meeting on Sunday, Sept. 13,
At the August 23 Eboard meeting, the Board voted to submit the following slate of candidates to the membership.
Chair – Lanny Swerdlow
Vice-chair – David Goldman
Secretary – Susan O’Leary
Treasurer – Eric Nabors
There were no nominations made for the Regional vice-chair of the ad hoc board members. The bylaws provide if no one is nominated for the positions of regional vice-chairs and ad hoc members, the chair will appoint them subject to ratification by the Executive Board.
This is NOT a zoom meeting – it is strictly a teleconference done over the phone. No need to have a computer or get dolled up to be on cam – you truly can come as you are. It is also perfectly acceptable to ingest your favorite form and strains of cannabis during the meeting.
If you have never attended a BMD meeting, I can just about give you a 100% guarantee that you will find them enjoyable and stimulating. There is great conversation plus we have a special guest speaker – Liam O’Mara – the CaDEM endorsed candidate for the 42nd Congressional District who has legalizing cannabis and ending the War on Drugs as a major part of his very progressive campaign platform. He is running against Trump acolyte right-wing Republican Kevin Calvert who was listed by Business Insider as one of the top-ten most corrupt members of Congress. Liam is a dynamic speaker and I am sure you will savor his presentation at our special election meeting.
The BMD special election meeting is Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. The call-in number is 701-802-5390 and the access code is 2545046#. We want to get to know you so please join us at the BMD election meeting.
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