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El Paso County 2023 Democratic Party Reorganization
Declared Candidates

The following candidates have declared their intention to run for one or more positions in Reorganization. Names are in alphabetical order by last name. Incumbents are marked as such. 

Candidate photos and statements coming soon!

State Level

State Executive Committee

Bonus Member (14):

Stephanie Bowman

Katherine (Katie) C.

Tim Dolan (Incumbent)

Judi Ingelido (Incumbent)

Michael J Maday (Incumbent)

Anthony P Maro (Incumbent)

John Mikos (Incumbent)

Amy Paschal (Incumbent)

Mike Paschal

Joseph Shelton

Lisa Wilkes

Chandra Wilkins 

Richard L Williams II

Tracie Woods (Incumbent)

Pre-registered to Run from the Floor for Bonus Member:

Jonathan Herdt

Douglas Sharp

State Central Committee

Bonus Member (32), will also serve as a bonus member to Judicial District 4:

Bea Babbitt (Incumbent)

Stephanie Bowman (Incumbent)

Stephen Louis Clement

Tim Dolan (Incumbent)

Lynn M Goodwin (Incumbent)

Judi Ingelido (Incumbent)

Ryan Lucas (Incumbent)

Michael J Maday (Incumbent)

Anthony P Maro (Incumbent)

John Mikos (Incumbent)

Amy Paschal (Incumbent)

Mike Paschal

Joseph Shelton

Julie White

Lisa Wilkes

Chandra Wilkins (incumbent)

Tracie Woods (Incumbent)

Kevan Worley

Pre-registered to Run from the Floor for Bonus Member:

Ultra R Donahue

Lois Fornander

Woodrow Longmire

Liz Rosenbaum

Douglas Sharp

Linda S.

State

County Level

County Executive Committee

Chair*:

Mischa Smith

*Incumbent not running

1st Vice Chair*:

Rob Rogers

*Incumbent not running

2nd Vice Chair:

John Jarrell (incumbent)

Secretary:

Cindy Carr (incumbent)

Treasurer:

Lynne Brown (incumbent)

At-Large (5 positions):

Bea Babbitt

Tim Dolan (incumbent)

Arik Dougherty

Chauncy Johnson

Michael J Maday (Incumbent)

Joseph Shelton

Paul A Wiggins, Jr

Richard L Williams II

County

Congressional Districts

US Congressional District 5 Committee

Chair:

Amy Paschal

1st Vice Chair:

Stephanie Bowman

Richard L Williams II

2nd Vice Chair:

Chandra Wilkins (Incumbent)

Secretary:

Stephen Louis Clement

Treasurer:

Bonus Members (32 positions):

Jonathan Herdt

Zurit Horowitz

Chauncy Johnson

Ryan Lucas

Anthony P Maro

John Mikos

Mike Paschal

Douglas Sharp

Linda S.

Joseph Shelton

Julie White

Lisa Wilkes

Richard L Williams II

Kevan Worley

Pre-registered to Run from the Floor for Bonus Member:

Cindy Carr

Lois Fornander

Jonathan Herdt

Liz Rosenbaum

Douglas Sharp

Linda S.

State Platform Committee Member:

Zurit Horowitz

Chauncy Johnson

Richard L Williams II

State Outreach Committee Member (3 Positions):

Anthony P Maro

Chandra Wilkins

Richard L Williams II

Congress

State House Districts

House District 14 Committee

Chair:

Bethany Winder

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

Francis Case

State Platform Committee Member:

Caroline Werle

House District 15 Committee

Chair:

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

House District 16 Committee

Chair:

Judi Ingelido

Vice Chair:

Elizabeth Jane Wallace

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

House District 17 Committee

Chair:

Vice Chair:

Richard L Williams II

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

Chauncy Johnson

House District 18 Committee

Multi-County District

Chair:

Judith Daley

Vice Chair:

Meg Fossinger

Secretary:

Lynn M Goodwin

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

Anthony P Maro

Bonus Members (12):

Pre-registered to run from floor for bonus member:

Lynn Goodwin

House District 20 Committee

Chair:

Arik Dougherty

Paul  A Wiggins, Jr

Vice Chair:

Bea Babbitt

Secretary:

John Mikos

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

House District 21 Committee

Chair:

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

House District 22 Committee

Chair:

Ryan Lucas

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

State Platform Committee Member:

Chandra Wilkins

House District 56 Committee

Multi-County District

Bonus Members (1):

House

State Senate Districts

Senate District 9 Committee

Chair:

Bea Babbitt

Arik Dougherty

Tracie Woods

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

John Mikos

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

Senate District 10 Committee

Chair:

Michelle Maksimowicz

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Ryan Lucas

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

Senate District 11 Committee

Chair:

Anthony P Maro

Vice Chair:

Richard L Williams II

Secretary:

John D Jarrell

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

Senate District 12 Committee

Multi-County District

Chair:

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

Bonus Members (10):

Pre-registered to run from floor for bonus member:

Lynn Goodwin

Senate District 35 Committee

Multi-County District

Bonus Members (2):

Pre-registered to Run from Floor

Cindy Carr

Senate

County Commission Districts

County Commission 1 Committee

Chair:

John Mikos

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Ryan Lucas

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

County Commission 2 Committee

Chair:

Stephanie Bowman

Vice Chair:

Paul  A Wiggins, Jr

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

County Commission 3 Committee

Chair:

Zurit Horowitz

Vice Chair:

Kent H Borges

Secretary:

Tim Dolan

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

County Commission 4 Committee

Chair:

Anthony P Maro

Vice Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

County Commission 5 Committee

Chair:

Gloria A Guerrero-Martinez

Vice Chair:

Richard L Williams II

Secretary:

Treasurer (Optional, no bank account):

Commission
Statements

Meet the Candidates!

Candidates in are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Demographics are self-reported and are available to weigh in your decisions as you see fit. There are no demographic requirements imposed by the reorganization rules at our county level.

Female

Bea Babbitt

I have supported the efforts of the El Paso County Democratic Party since I moved here in 2014. I am a long-time precinct organizer, House District 20 Chair, County Executive Committee member and have served as county platform committee chair. I have worked with the precinct organizers in my house district to increase voter turnout and support our Democratic candidates. I have spent my career developing leadership talent and so will be supporting the next generation of Democratic leaders in HD20 while continuing to be a voice in northern El Paso County for democratic values.

African American, Female

Lynne Brown

It's been a little over two years since I was first appointed, then elected, as Treasurer. During that time, I have improved our financial record-keeping and reporting, so that members of the County Executive and Central Committees have a better understanding of our financial position and the impact of our decisions on our finances. During the next two years I look forward to continuing that work.

Female, Age 35 or younger

Tallon Clancy

I am eager to be more involved in our local party to ensure we make the democratic process more accessible, especially for younger folks, working families and people who are new to politics.

Female

Judith Daley

I have been an active volunteer with the El Paso County Party for the past 6 years, following a long lifetime of campaign and party work in Illinois, Alaska and Denver. I currently serve as co-coordinator for volunteers for the Party, a richly rewarding job I have enjoyed for the past 4 years. I am now vice-chair of HD 18 and had the privilege of working closely with Marc Snyder's campaign to ensure his re-election. Our Precinct Organizers came through in a big way during the last election cycle and I want the opportunity to find PO's for our "orphan" precincts. I would appreciate your vote and look forward to working with our incredible HD 18 folks in the future, whether in office or not.

Person w/Disabilities, Male, Age 35 or younger

Arik Dougherty

I am a former candidate for the very red Senate District 9. My campaign taught me one very important lesson. If we want to bring progress to the county, we need to focus on the future, the next generation, and get them to be politically active. I have a plan to implement a new outreach program that will target high school and college students, bring them into the party, get them involved, and build the future of the Democratic party here in El Paso County.

Female

Lynn M Goodwin

As a long time progressive activist, I have worked for the Democratic values of inclusivity, transparency, economic equity and for environmental sanity. I am currently serving as an appointed, at-large member of the executive committee as well as on the State Central Committee. I am dedicated to turning El Paso County Blue and have 6 years experience helping to build up our party with the dynamic leadership of chairs Johnson and Mikos. My grass roots efforts include recruiting and training Precinct Organizers, expanding voter outreach through booths, marches, voter registration and social events. As the editor of the Blast, I have aimed to build community by engaging, informing Dems while supporting the work of the many progressive groups. As an enthusiastic volunteer I have walked, knocked, called and texted and supported all our candidates, national and local and am willing to jump in to help where needed.. My work as a Precinct Organizer is all about activating my neighborhood and Getting Out the Vote! Looking forward to the next phase of party building!

Veteran, Female

Judi Ingelido

HD 16 was redrawn to include several precincts from HD18 of which I was Chair for several years. I have enjoyed getting to know the Precinct Organizers of HD16 and working with them, and Stephanie Vigil and her campaign to get her elected. I want to continue to organize HD 16 and assure Stephanie is re-elected as our State Representative. I am someone who likes the "grassroots work" of getting to know Dems and other voters in the precincts/House District. Currently, I am a co-PO for my precinct, and serve on the County Executive Committee, the State Executive Committee, and the State Central Committee. I have the time, energy, experience, and commitment to fulfill the responsibilities of House District Chair!