PCDO Leadership Election Process - Details

Your Democratic Club needs you! - Run for the PCDO Executive Board!

The next PCDO Leadership Election will take place at the annual potluck dinner and leadership election meeting on January 27,2013 at 6pm at the Suzanne Patterson Center. All interested PCDO members are welcomed and encouraged to run for a position on the executive board.

Click here for a list of job descriptions for executive board positions.

The PCDO's nominating committee oversees the nomination and election process, ensuring that there are candidates for each position and presenting a report with candidate information to the membership before the election. The Committee seeks to attract new candidates and diversify the executive board, but it does not recommend candidates. Any member who wants to run for a position will have his or her name listed on the ballot without the prejudice of a nominating committee recommendation (or lack thereof).

Potential candidates should contact the nominating co-chairs, Jenny Crumiller and Liz Lempert or a member of the nominating committee no later than January 12, 2013 (fifteen days before the annual meeting). Nominating committee members are: Liz Cohen, Doreen Blanc Rockstrom, Peter Wolanin and Mary Clurman. If you are thinking about running, any member of the nominating committee will be happy to talk with you and to advise you about potential competition if that will help you make your decision. We hope you consider running!




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This year, as New Jerseyans face growing rates of foreclosure and many have lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy, we at PCDO  are asking our members to support those who help the homeless in our community. Our donations at the PCDO meeting on Sunday, December 16 are going to HomeFront, a great service and advocacy organization.  From the HomeFront website:

On any given night, HomeFront provides shelter to 450 people, most of them children. We also provide food to hundreds every week, but these services are only the beginning. We have a host of programs to prevent homelessness, provide affordable housing, encourage education, teach job skills and promote good child care and positive family life. We seek to provide low-income families in our community with permanent solutions to the agonies of poverty – solutions that pass from this generation to the next.

In these troubled economic times more and more families face unemployment, foreclosure, homelessness and hunger. The demand for our services has seriously increased. Donations from our supporters are more important than ever. You can make a difference in their lives:

Make an online donation to HomeFront



Thanks for your generosity.  May your giving warm your holiday season!   

Happy holidays from the PCDO Executive Board.

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Princeton Elects Democrats to Lead the New Town

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, voters elected Liz Lempert as Mayor of the new consolidated Princeton. The voters chose Jo Butler, Jenny Crumiller, Heather Howard, Lance Liverman, Bernie Miller and Patrick Simon for the new 6-member Council.

Voter turnout in Princeton was strong, despite the difficulties in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Unofficial results via the Mercer County Clerk's office (note: Numbers do not include vote by mail or provisional ballots, and the results are not certified. Since vote by mail has become increasingly popular, the final totals will be higher. But there are not enough uncounted ballots to change the outcome):


Princeton Mayor
22/22 100.00%
  Vote Count Percent
Rep - Richard C. WOODBRIDGE 3,939 39.25%
Dem - Elizabeth 'Liz' LEMPERT 6,093 60.72%
Personal Choice 3 0.03%
Total 10,035 100.00%

Princeton Council
22/22 100.00%
  Vote Count Percent
Rep - Geoff ATON 3,533 7.80%
Dem - Heather HOWARD 6,914 15.27%
Dem - Arden 'Lance' LIVERMAN 6,861 15.15%
Dem - Patrick SIMON 7,090 15.66%
Dem - Bernard 'Bernie' P. MILLER 7,114 15.71%
Dem - Jenny CRUMILLER 6,807 15.04%
Dem - Jo BUTLER 6,903 15.25%
Personal Choice 51 0.11%
Total 45,273 100.00%


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Who Scott Sillars is Voting For

In case you received a robocall implying otherwise, here's a photo that Scott Sillars shared, indicating who he will vote for on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

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HQ is open, need GOTV volunteers

Princeton campaign HQ at 217 Nassau is back open for volunteer activities including phone banking and GOTV. See for more info.

To sign up for Princeton GOTV (Get Out The Vote) activities, please visit:


HQ also has Obama T-shirts ($10) and Obama lawn signs ($10 minimum, more appreciated)! Also free signs for Liz Lempert and other candidates, and buttons for a small donation.

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HQ partial re-opening Wednesday 10/31 at 12 noon

The HQ at 217 Nassau St in Princeton will re-open on a limited basis on Wednesday 10/31 at 12 noon. The HQ has power but, at last check, no Internet. Please check for news about full resumption of volunteer activities.

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