Stockbridge Democrats       
                                          "All politics is local."


Official Site
Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee
Stockbridge Massachusetts

Updated - April 2, 2015

*Former U.S. Speaker of the House from Massachusetts Tip O'Neill coined this phrase - "all politics is local."
It has come to represent the fundamental importance of political action at the local level.

What's happening ....
2015 Calendar of Events:

Timeline for Candidates for Town Office:
Tues March 31 5pm - Papers had to be submitted.
Now to May - Campaign
Monday May 18 - Town Meeting
Tuesday May 19 - Election Day

Town Meeting:
Monday May 18, 2015

Town Elections:
Tuesday May 19, 2015

SDTC Summer Meeting and State Democratic Caucus:
Saturday June 27, 2015 - 10am, Town Offices.

State Democratic Convention:
Saturday September 19, 2015

Announcements ..........

As the Mass Democratic Party Field Manual states: "...the next election cycle begins on the day the last one ends..."

Who's running for town offices????  Click on the Election Score Card tab at left.

The SDTC Members Meeting, Caucus for District Delegates  and Town Democratic Caucus was held Saturday March 14. A record 49 attendees heard presentations from candidates for local town office and voted for people to be designated as "Democratic Caucus Nominees."  Results of that election are listed under the Election Score Card tab at left.  Meeting minutes will be posted shortly.

Democratic State Committee Vacancy - Female Ballot Seat - Sheila Murray Elected:
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee announced a State Committee vacancy in our district, which was voted on at a District Conference held March 28, 2015 in Pittsfield.  The SDTC sent three Delegates: Heidi Teutsch, Richard Seltzer and Don Chabon. The two candidates, Elizabeth Bell-Perkins and Sheila Murray, made presentations and ballots were counted.  Some discussion of issues and procedures followed.  Was a nice chance for regional Democrats to gather.

Political Survey:
At the meeting of May 14 participants were asked to complete a small survey to help our town try and better understand our local political process.  23 survey forms were returned and data will be collated shortly.  Results will be reported on this web page  Thank you to everyone who participated.

2014 Mid-Term Election Report

Stockbridge Votes Democratic in Record Numbers.  See the Election Score Card tab at left for details.

The SDTC Opposes the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion Project - A new poll of the members took a strong position to oppose the proposed gas pipeline.  For details click on our Election Score Card tab at left.

NEW - Local Political Happenings ...
... are now being listed right here.  Look at the Calendar (left column) for dates and see our Bulletin Board tab at left for details.

Questions on campaign financing and funding?  Our Treasurer Sue Rogers recently attended a meeting on that topic and is available to point people in the right direction and answer questions.

Running for Town Office ?
The Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee seeks Democratic candidates to run for all town offices.  Our "Election Score Card" (tab at left) lists upcoming positions and the last elections results.  All Stockbridge Democrats are urged to support our candidates and to consider running for town office themselves.  Want to run?  Want more info?  Contact the SDTC Chairman at StockbridgeDemocrats@Yahoo.Com


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