2018 PCDO Officers and At-Large Executive Board Members Elected

2018 PCDO President Jean Durbin and 2017 President (and current treasurer) Owen

O'Donnell flanked by Vice Presidents Dwaine Williamson and Mary Anne Greenberg.

 

The PCDO reorganization meeting for 2018 was held on January 21st during the traditional potluck supper. Congratulations to the new officer group of:

Jean Durbin -- President
Dwaine Williamson and Mary Anne Greenberg -- Vice Presidents
Peter Lindenfeld -- Recording Secretary
Joanna Dougherty -- Corresponding Secretary
Owen O'Donnell -- Treasurer
Eve Niedergang -- Assistant Treasurer

And our at-large Executive Board members: Jose Alcantara, Kip Cherry, Caroline Cleaves, Liz Cohen, Mark Freda, Paul Gilmore, Dosier Hammond, Bernie Miller, Leighton Newlin, Jeffrey Oakman, Tommy Parker, and Sheldon Sturges.

 

 

Assemblyman Roy Freiman with newly elected PCDO President Jean Durbin and

outgoing President Owen O'Donnell.

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2018 Re-organization meeting and potluck

Jan 21 2018 6:00 pm

 

IMPORTANT: Your membership registration must be received by January 7, 2018, for you to be eligible to vote for the PCDO officers and Executive Board candidates at our annual Reorganization Meeting on Sunday, January 21.

 

All PCDO members and friends are cordially invited to join us for our annual leadership election and potluck dinner on Sunday, January 21 at 6:00pm.

At the Suzanne Patterson Center - behind Monument Hall (the former Borough Hall).

Please bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The PCDO will provide plates and utensils, bread, and beverages. We’ll enjoy each other’s company as we share food and drink and get ready for the year ahead. We'll also thank those who have served us so ably during the past year.

After dinner, conversation, and presentation of the PCDO 2018 annual budget by treasurer Mary-Ann Greenberg, we will have the election of the 2018 Executive Board.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but only PCDO members who reside in Princeton and have paid this year's dues by January 7, 2018, will be eligible to vote.

LD-16 Assembly Seats Go True Blue!

Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman will represent the 16th Legislative District in Trenton, as they beat their Republican opponents to become the first Democratic running mates to both be swept into office. NJ.com reports the vote counts with 100% of the precincts reporting:

 

Andrew ZwickerRoy Freiman

Andrew Zwicker     31,974

Roy Freiman          30,548

Donna Simon         28,905

Mark Caliguire       28,312

In Princeton, Zwicker and Freiman took 5,694 and 5,480 votes, respectively. These votes do not include vote by mail ballots, which were unavailable on Tuesday night.

It took a long time, but NJ.com finally called the LD-16 Senate race lateTuesday night, showing our Democratic candidate Laurie Poppe a mere 1,904 votes behind five-term incumbent Kip Bateman. Voting machine counts gave Laurie 5,356 Princeton votes versus 1,457 for Bateman.

Princeton's turnout for our next governor Phil Murphy was equally impressive, with the Murphy-Oliver team gaining 5,599 voting machine ballots compared to 1,207 for Guadagno-Rendo.

In the local races, uncontested candidates for Princeton Council David Cohenand Leticia Fraga scored 5,604 and 5,570 votes, respectively -- an indication of the hard work they put into the campaign and the effort they made to personally reach out to as many of our citizens as possible.

Finally, the results from voting machine ballots for the school board race broke down as follows:

Beth Behrend                       3,106

Jess Deutsch                        2,905

Michelle Tuck-Ponder           2,694

Jenny Ludmer                      2,084

Julie Ramirez                       2,005

James Fields                        1,178

These results are not official and do not include vote by mail responses received by the Mercer County Clerk.

Congratulations to all our candidates! We are so proud of all of them. 

But a big congratulations to all our volunteers. You took the anger and the pain of the past year and channeled it into victory!

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PCDO 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sep 23 2017 6:00 pm

Join us to celebrate 50 years of Democratic activism and participation!  

Time:       6 PM

Location:  Italian-American Sportsmen's Club
                8 Founders Lane
                Princeton, NJ 08540

 

 

LD 16 Democrats HQ Opening BBQ

Jun 25 2017 5:00 pm

 

Sunday, June 25th

5pm

166 Bunn Dr.
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

Event is free and open to the public

Food and refreshments will be provided

Contact Kyle at kgardner@fiftyone-p.com to RSVP

 

Recap of PCDO Endorsement for Assembly, County, and Municipal Candidates

On March 19, 2017 PCDO members heard from candidates running in the Democratic primary at three different levels of government.

David Cohen and Leticia Fraga received our endorsement for Princeton Council. Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker received the PCDO's endorsement for NJ LD-16 after describing his vision for the state's future, as did assembly candidate Roy Freiman and senate candidate Laurie Poppe. Also appearing and receiving the PCDO's endorsement were Mercer County Freeholders John Cimino and Lucy Walter and Mercer County Sheriff John A. (Jack) Kemler.

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and Councilwoman Heather Howard reported on Princeton's participation in the Welcoming Cities initiative and other collaborative efforts to support our immigrant neighbors.

A highlight of the program was Asm. Andrew Zwicker discussion how to resist intolerance in the current political climate.

 

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