El Paso County Democratic Party

Elected Leadership Team

Electra Johnson

El Paso County Democratic Party Chair

Electra Johnson is a third generation Coloradan. Her grandfather was a Lt Colonel and decorated fighter pilot in the Air Force. Her other great grandfather was a Wobbly Union organizer in the coal fields of Southern Colorado.  As a Colorado Native, she has deep understanding of the issues, impacts and benefits of growth, development & land use affecting this state as well as a deep love for the natural environment. Electra is committed to equality and education. She is a mother who is dedicated to building a better world for our children and grandchildren. Electra is a partner at Saltworkshop, an Urban & Architectural design firm. Electra has a Masters degree in Urban Design, a Masters degree in Architecture, and Bachelors Degrees in Construction Management and Interior Design. She has spent almost 20 years as an advocate for communities and landowners to help build consensus and find the best solutions to work together to solve problems. Electra is a dedicated environmentalist and believes that we must leave a better world for our children than what we are leaving them now.  She ran for county commissioner in 2016 and got closer than a democratic has gotten to being elected in 42 years.  She is dedicated to the long arc of change and transforming the political landscape and narrative of El Paso county.

She was elected to serve a two-year term as chair of the party on Feb. 4 2017 by precinct chairs and central committee members.

Tracie Powell

 El Paso County Democratic Party First Vice Chair
Tracie is a Colorado educator who is passionate about her work with the children in our public schools.  She is a military spouse, mother, and politically active community member who has worked to serve the Democrats in El Paso County Colorado for the last 5 years.

Amy Paschal

 El Paso County Democratic Party Second Vice Chair
Amy is the mom of two adult children and an avid volunteer. Holding a bachelors and masters in computer science, Amy has worked in the software industry in engineering as a software engineer and project manager, in professional services and in customer support. Amy is passionate about progressive politics especially climate change, campaign finance reform and healthcare.
Amy's primary focus for the El Paso County Democratic Party is Precinct Organizer Training, Support and Recruitment. 

Marguerite Tierze

 El Paso County Democratic Party Secretary

Marguerite has been a long-time party participant and is beloved by us all, She doesn't toot her own horn however, so we don't have a big profile description for her.  Suffice to say, she's AWESOME!

Sean McKee

 El Paso County Democratic Party Treasurer

Sean McKee is a 40 year old student and has the honor of being a homemaker for he and his wife Jenny’s ten year old son Jacob and five year old daughter Evey. As a family, they all enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, exercising, reading, cooking, movies, music, traveling, volunteering and laughing.

Sean is originally from Indiana but moved to Northern Ireland in 1997 when he was nineteen, where he served as a volunteer for one year at the Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Center in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. Sean remained in Northern Ireland and became a resident of the United Kingdom after fulfilling his volunteer duties and then worked as a buyer for a major ferry company running routes throughout Western Europe until moving back to the United States shortly before September 11th, 2001.

After moving to Fort Collins in 2001, Sean began working as a global project manager for a Fortune 500 organization. Within three years, Sean was promoted twice and ultimately became a district manager responsible for over one hundred employees, as well creation and management of an over two million dollar budget among other responsibilities. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, Sean was downsized as his teams were moved oversees in 2010.

Sean took the layoff as an opportunity to return to school to pursue a lifelong dream of helping others by becoming a firefighter. Sean began working as a national and state certified firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Platte Valley Fire Protection District in 2011 and graduated with an associate’s degree in Fire Science in 2012 (AIMS Community College - 3.84 GPA). Sean continued to work as a firefighter until his wife Jenny earned a promotion that required relocation to Colorado Springs in early 2014. At this point due to the move to Colorado Springs and hearing loss sustained, Sean decided to again return to school and pursue a degree in accounting, as well take on the role of a homemaker for his family. Sean graduated from Colorado State University’s in December of 2016 with a Cum Laude denotation for his 3.92 GPA.

Sean has always had interest in politics and saw how real change can happen through the political process first hand when living in Northern Ireland during the Good Friday Agreement that has predominately brought peace to the island since its signing in 1998. After moving back to the United States, Sean has volunteered as a PCP when in Northern Colorado and became a PCP in Colorado Springs in 2016. Sean is looking forward to utilizing his experience and education to support the El Paso Democratic Party as their new 


Executive  Committee

Consists of elected house district, senate district, and county commission district chairs  along with county officers and 12  chairs appointed by the county chair


Precinct Organizers

Precinct Organizers (formerly, PCPs) are the heart of the party. 

They help organize their neighborhood and as members of the county central committee, elect the party officers and often have multiple additional roles including serving on the state central or executive committees. 

County Central Committee

The County Central Committee is made up of Precinct Chairs and District Officers, and elected officials in the county.  They are the voting body that makes policy and approves candidates for El Paso County political races.

Office Volunteers

Our all volunteer office leads and staff bring their inspiration and experience to our daily office tasks.  Organizing for events: GOTV, parades and party gatherings, maintaining our computers, developing data, writing thank-you notes to our donors, and hundreds of other tasks.

Come visit us and see if you have a talent or skill you can offer. 

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