Reorganization – The Beginning


The Beginning of Our Term as PCOs

Hello fellow members!

We're three days away from the official start of our term as Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) on December 1st and almost half of our PCOs are newly elected. Like any new job, there's a lot of learning to do. Two and a half years ago, after the 2016 presidential caucuses, I became a PCO and though it seems like a long time ago, I remember how overwhelming it can be. I want you to know that I'm here to help.

Our first job as elected PCOs is to meet to kick-start our local Democratic party. This is called re-organization or more simply "reorg". Every two years, the Democratic party of each legislative district and county in Washington state holds a meeting during the month of December or January to decide as a group how their organization will function and to elect officers to serve the organization in a number of important roles. This year, our "reorg meeting" will be held at 7:00PM on Wednesday, December 5th at Mukilteo City Hall.

There's some things that you should know before you attend and to make sure I don't overwhelm you with one huge email, I'm going to be writing you a little bit over the next few days. I'll cover what happens at the reorg meeting, what bylaws are and how we can change them at reorg, what each of the officer positions are that will be up for election, and what the duties of each officer are. If you haven't attended a democratic party meeting before, don't worry: I'll also give a brief overview of how our meetings work,

That's it for now, stay tuned tomorrow for the first part: Reorg & Rules.

Micah Rowland
Chair - 21st LD Democrats
Vice Chair - Snohomish County Democrats
Chair - Washington State Democratic Chairs Organization

About the Author

Micah Rowland

Micah Rowland served as Chair of the 21st Legislative District Democrats from 2017-2018. During that time, he also served as the First Vice Chair of the Snohomish County Democrats and Chair of the Washington State Democratic Chairs Organization. When not working hard in the Democratic Party, he can be found volunteering around the world in ocean conservation efforts.