Democratic Party of Milton Townhip
October 24, 2019
Meeting Called to Order at 7:30 pm by Chair, Jessica Hierbaum at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center.
Officers Present: Jessica Hierbaum, Chair; Dennis Terdy, Operations Officer; James Respond, Treasurer; Elizabeth Hooper Outreach Officer; and Nancy Hopkins, Secretary.
Quote: Jessica read the following quote, “My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction. And we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service They are the words of citizens and they represent our greatest hope. You and I as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course. You and I, as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time—not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.” President Barack Obama – 2nd Inaugural Address – January 21, 2013
Approval of the September 2019 Minutes: Larry Pitts moved and James Respond seconded the motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approved them. The Minutes were approved.
Treasurer’s Report: James Respond, Treasurer, presented the report announcing the September Revenue was $243.00 and bank balance was $4,483 as of September 30, 2019. (See the Treasurer’s report for details). Current membership remains 86 persons vs. goal of 100 members.
Operations Updates: Dennis Terdy: 1. officers are working on finding volunteers to become Precinct Committee Persons as “Coverage is everything!”
2. The deadline to turn in Candidate Petitions is Nov 9th. The deadline for PC’s to turn in their own petitions in Nov. 21st. Remember to add your cover sheet when bringing it to be notarized. Notaries will be available at several times and locations including after this meeting and at the November 21st meeting. For other dates and locations see the calendar on the Milton Dems’ website.
Candidate Forum: Seventeen Candidates (or candidate’s representative) attended. Each was given 2.5 minutes to introduce themselves. A handout listing all candidates was available to make note taking easier. Many remained after the meeting to take individual questions.
Listed here: State Rep 42-Ken Mejia Beal; State Rep 48-Terra Costa Howard; County Board 4-Hadiya Afzal (Rep), Lynne LaPlante, Janette DeFelice; County Board 6-Greg Schwarze; Forest Preserve 4-Jeff Gahris; DuPage Recorder-Kathleen Carrier; Clerk of Circuit Court-Moon Khan, Candace Adams; Auditor-Bruce Fogarty, William “Bill” White. Judges: Anderson Seat-Jeff Jacobson; Bakalis Seat-Peggy O’Connell; O’Shea Seat-Azam Nizamuddin, David Stevens; Sutter Seat-Jill Otte;
Upcoming events: Indivisible DuPage will hold a meet the candidates fundraiser at Emmet’s Brewery $20.00 at the door) with all candidates invited to mingle.
The Next Milton Democrats Party Meeting: Thursday November 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Glen Ellyn Historical Society—on Main Street and St Charles in Glen Ellyn. Topic: To be decided. Pass the hat = $147.00.
Adjournment: Elizabeth Hooper moved to adjourn, seconded by Dennis Terdy. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.
Submitted by Nancy Hopkins, Secretary