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    El Paso County 2023 Democratic Party Reorganization
General Information

What is ReOrg?

In every odd-numbered year, the Colorado Democratic Party elects new officials at every level of the Party (except Precinct Organizers who are elected at caucus in even numbered years). Reorganization is the set of meetings where new officials are elected. We call it ReOrg for short.

Reorganization meetings start at the county level, then proceed to multi-county districts (those which span multiple counties), and finally to the state party level. See the timeline below for more specifics on meeting times and places.

Who can Attend ReOrg?
Reorganization meetings are open to the public but only Central Committee members for the district in question may vote.

Who Can Run for a Position?

Anyone who is registered as a Democrat and lives in the district in question for at least 30 days at the time of the reorganization meeting may be a candidate for any position in that district. Candidates need not be current members of the Central Committee to run for election.

What Positions are Open for Election?

All positions are open for election in Reorganization except Precinct Organizer.

All positions are unpaid and have a term of Feb., 2023 - Feb. 2025 at the next ReOrg.

See open positions and descriptions here.

 

Timeline

El Paso County

The following meetings will be run by the El Paso County Democratic Party. If you are a Central Committee member for a given district, you will receive an official call email for that meeting.

Timeline
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Reorganization Information Meeting

Tues. Dec. 13, 2023

6:30 PM on Zoom

This meeting is over.

View the slides

View the recording

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Intent to Run Submission Deadline (El Paso County)

If you wish to run for a party position in El Paso County, any of its sub-districts (includingCongressional District 5) or to represent El Paso county in a parent district, please submit your intent by Jan. 14, 2023. If you miss the deadline, you may run from the floor at the appropriate reorganization IF the County Central Committee votes to allow.

Deadline has passed.

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County Reorganization Main Meeting

Sat. Feb. 4, 2023

10:00 AM - approx. 1:00 PM

Hybrid

On Zoom and In-person at the IBEW, Local 113

2150 Naegele Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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Congressional District 5 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. Feb. 4, 2023

1:30 PM - approx. 2:30 PM

Hybrid

On Zoom and In-person at the IBEW, Local 113

2150 Naegele Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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State House, State Senate and County Commissioner District Reorganization Meetings

February 6-9, 2023

Evenings, Virtual Only

See Detailed Meeting Schedule

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Intent to Run Submission Deadline (Judicial District 4)

If you wish to run for a party position in Judicial District 4, please submit your intent by Feb. 18, 2023. If you miss the deadline, you may run from the floor at the appropriate reorganization IF the County Central Committee votes to allow.

Position List and Job Descriptions

Intent to Run Form

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Judicial District 4 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. March 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Virtual on Zoom

Colorado Democratic Party

The following meetings will be run by the Colorado Democratic Party. If you are a Central Committee member for a given district, you will receive an official call email for that meeting from the state party.

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Multi-County Districts Intent to Run Deadlines

If you wish to run for a party position in a multi-county district, please submit your intent by emailing reorg@coloradodems.org. Deadlines vary by district (all are all 21 days before the reorganization meeting). The earliest deadline is Feb. 11 for Congressional Districts (other than CD5).

More information about multi-county Reorganizations including Intent to Run deadlines

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Congressional District 4 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. March 4, 2023

4:30 PM

Virtual

More information about multi-county Reorganizations

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Congressional District 7 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. March 4, 2023

11:30 AM

Virtual

More information about multi-county Reorganizations

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State Senate District 12 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. March 5, 2023

11:00 AM

Virtual

More information about multi-county Reorganizations

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State Senate District 35 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. March 5, 2023

4:00 PM

Virtual

More information about multi-county Reorganizations

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State Intent to Run Deadline

If you wish to run for a Colorado Democratic Party position, please submit your intent by emailing reorg@coloradodems.org by Mar. 10, 2023. 

More information about the State Reorganization including positions up for election.

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House District 18 Reorganization Meeting

Sat. March 25, 2023

2:00 PM

Virtual

More information about multi-county Reorganizations

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House District 56 Reorganization Meeting

Sun. March 26, 2023

12:00 Noon

Virtual

More information about multi-county Reorganizations

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State Reorganization Meeting

Sat. April 1, 2023

Time TBD

In-person (Denver)

See more information about the State Reorganization

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Initiative Reorganization Meetings

TBD, Approx. April, 2023, Varies by Initiative

Positions

The above dates include only those that effect El Paso County. See all reorganization meeting dates run by the Colorado Democratic Party.

 

Positions Up For Election

The following positions are up for election.  Click on the position to go to the job description. The number of of people who will be elected to the position is in parenthesis. You may run for multiple positions.
All terms are two years, Feb. 2023 - Feb. 2025. All positions are unpaid.

Single-County districts fully contained within El Paso County will have their district reorganization meetings as part of the El Paso County Reorganization meetings. 

For Multi-County districts containing some or all of El Paso County, the El Paso County Democratic Party will elect bonus members from candidates living in the district and send them forward to the corresponding multi-county reorganization meeting.

Read more about multi-county districts and how they are handled differently than single-county districts.

The single-county State House Districts in El Paso County are HD14, HD15, HD16, HD 17, HD20, HD 21 and HD 22. The multi-county State House Districts ) are HD18 and HD56. 

The single-county State Senate Districts are SD9, SD10, and SD11. The multi-county State Senate districts are SD12 and SD35. 

The County Commissioner Districts are CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4 and CC5.

If you are unsure which districts you live in, check out our Find Your Districts page.

Positions Elected at the El Paso County Reorganization Meetings

Single County (El Paso) State House
District Committee

(For Each State House District)

Single County (El Paso) State Senate
District Commi
ttee

(For Each State Senate District)

County Commission Districts
(For Each County Commission District)

Bonus Members to Various Multi-County Districts

Bonus Members elected from El Paso County will move forward and attend the corresponding multi-county reorganization meeting as a Central Committee Member to that district.

State Executive Committee

State Central Committee

Judicial District Central Committee
(Judicial District 4)

Multi-County State Senate District Central Committee
(Bonus Members for El Paso County)

Multi-County State House 
District Central Committee

(Bonus Members For El Paso County)

Multi-County District Reorganization Meetings

The bonus members elected from El Paso County will serve as Central Committee Members on the corresponding multi-county Districts. Bonus members will move forward and attend the corresponding reorganization meeting(s). 

The positions below will be elected at the multi-county reorganization meetings.

Click on the position to go to the job description. The number of of people who will be elected to the position is in parenthesis. You may run for multiple positions. All terms are two years, Feb. 2023 - Feb. 2025. Most positions are unpaid.
See more information about the Multi-County Reorganization meetings and the State Reorganization meeting including how to run for a position.

 

2022 Electons
Who
How

Districts with Elections in 2024

The work level required for a district is significantly more in an election year for that district. Districts with a seat up for election in 2024 are:

  • All State House Districts

  • Senate Districts: 10 and 12

  • County Commissions Districts 2, 3, and 4

Read more about how to find your district and district maps.

Who Can Run 

To be eligible to run, you must:

  • Be a registered Democrat

  • Be a resident of the district for which you are seeking office

  • Both of the above for at least 30 days prior to the reorganization meeting holding the election in which you are running. ​

You do not have to be a current member of the County Central Committee nor do you need to currently hold any type of position in the Democratic Party.

You may run for more than one position. All positions are unpaid at this time.