DPOE Endorsement Meeting

As the past month highlights, what we do locally matters. In that spirit, the Democratic Party of Evanston Board of Directors have called an endorsement meeting to decide if and whom the Democratic Party of Evanston should endorse in Evanston’s municipal elections.

The endorsement meeting will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston. There will be complementary appetizers and a cash bar.


At the meeting, candidates will have a chance to speak briefly to our membership. Additionally, we will ask all candidates to complete a questionnaire in advance of the meeting. We will post questionnaires online prior to the meeting and we will have several hard copies available at the meeting. Our members will decide our endorsement. If more than 2/3 of our members agree on a particular candidate, we endorse.

The procedures and rules are simple:

1. All current members can vote — Anyone who lives in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, pays membership dues to the Democratic Party of Evanston, and is present at the endorsement meeting can vote. As of Sunday, February 19, 2017, we ask that you pay at the door to ensure we have an accurate record of your membership.

2. 66% is required to endorse — Each member will have one vote per office. Members can either vote for a candidate or vote for “no endorsement” for each contested race. 66% of the vote cast for that office is required to secure our endorsement.

3. We will publish the results — Regardless of the outcome, we will post the results to our Facebook group and website.

If you have additional questions, please e-mail Political Committee members Casey Nathan or Keith Terry.

Questionnaire and Results

Click here to see candidate responses to our questionnaire. Come back to EvanstonDems.com on Monday, February 20, 2017 to see the results of our endorsement meeting.

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