Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:03 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

District Dems elect officers today

I know it is summer in Alaska and we all have way too much to do, but I am asking for a bit of your time this week.

It has been a privilege to serve the District 35 Democrats for the last four years and now it is time for new leadership and energy to take charge of the new District 30 Democrats. Four officers will be stepping down.

The state of Alaska has created new House districts and the new District 30 includes all communities from Homer to Kasilof plus Seldovia, Halibut Cove and parts of Soldotna. New voter registration cards will be mailed out in July.

On the horizon are the primary election on Aug. 28 and the general election on Nov. 6.

But, before that, Democrats in the district must nominate and elect new officers for District 30 Democrats for a two-year term to support local and national Democratic candidates. The current chair, vice chair, secretary and both committee-persons will not be running for their positions for various personal reasons, so it is time for new blood to step up to the plate and move the district forward. So, all Democrats, please consider nominating yourself or someone you know to any of these positions.

Go to www.district30democrats.org and follow the links to register for the event, submit a nomination or organize a meeting in your community. While there, check the new district boundaries.

The District 30 Democrats member meeting to elect the new officers will be at 6 p.m. today at Kachemak Community Center, 59906 Bear Creek Drive in Kachemak City.

At this meeting, open to registered Democrats only, additional nominations will be accepted and elections will be held for all positions.

Robert Burns, chair

District 30 Democrats