• Join the Bylaws Committee

    Bylaws

    UPDATE: The Committee Is No Longer Accepting Applications

    As requested during the February 20, 2020 (02/20/2020) MCDC Executive Committee meeting, we are sharing with you basic expectations of time and work commitment for volunteers who are current members or wish to join the committee:

    • Meet monthly (or twice a month as needed) at MCDC Headquarters
    • Time Frame: 6 pm – 8 pm (or abbreviated as agreed upon by consensus)
    • Read and become generally familiar with the current document (copies will be available at the 04/15/20 meeting)
    • Be prepared to contribute with discussion, ideas and actions applicable to the committee’s guiding purpose of studying, revising (drafting) and presenting pertinent amendments to our bylaws for consideration before the Executive Committee

    We are now accepting nominations for new members on our Bylaws Committee. Please complete the nomination form provided through the link here or below and submit it by Friday, March 13th in order to be considered. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 15th, 2020.

    Thank you all for your willingness and commitment to continuing serving our party.

    MCDC Bylaws Nomination Form

  • SPECIAL COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETING FOR 136 ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

    County Committee Members:

    We will hold our Special County Committee Meeting for the 136th Assembly District on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at Laborers’ International Union, 20 4th St, Rochester, NY 14609.

    The meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm and credentialing will begin at 5:30pm for committee members. Please allow yourself enough time to sign in.

    The meeting is being held to elect a representative for the 136th Assembly District special election. If you have any questions about the committee meeting, please contact Austin Wolcott at 585.232.2410.

    PROXY: Please print and complete the form below if you cannot attend the county committee meeting on February 18th. Proxies can be carried by a registered democrat but only one proxy per person.

    136 Special Proxy

  • Monroe County Democratic Committee Designates 2020 Candidates at Workers United Hall

    MCDC’s Chairwoman Brittaney Wells, greeted and welcomed participants at the assembly, as more participants prepared to take their places at the convention’s floor.

    “2020 is the year for us to be the true progressives that we say we are and forge a new path that plants us on the right side of history,” said Chairwoman Brittaney Wells on Saturday morning, February 1, at the Monroe County Democratic Committee Designating Convention, speaking to a room full of energized Democrats, media and community members.

    With a focus on the future and the accomplishments to come, the Monroe County Democratic Party endorsed a full slate of candidates, ranging from local candidates to candidates for the state legislature to the United States Congress, a slate that represents the party’s diversity, strength and vast wells of experience

    “I want a party that works for everyone. I want to endorse candidates and look out at our party and see a reflection of the people we all serve in Monroe County,” said Chairwoman Wells. “Change is never easy but change brings progress.”

    The candidates now will enter a period of petitioning as they prepare for the June 23rd New York state primary.

    The list of endorsed candidates is as follows:

    Joe Morelle – U.S. Congress District 25. The former Majority Leader of the New York State (NYS) Assembly representing the 136th district, Joe Morelle succeeded Representative Louise Slaughter in the United States House of Representatives in 2018.

    Nate McMurray – U.S. Congress District 27. A Fulbright Scholar and Western New York native, Nate McMurray ran for Congress in the 27th District in 2018 and was 1% away from victory in a highly conservative district.

    Shauna O’Toole – New York State Senate District 54**.  Founder of the “We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes” that promotes gender-expansive awareness and equality, Shauna would be the first transgender candidate elected to the NYS legislature.

    Samra Brouk – NYS Senate District 55. Samra is a former member of the Peace Corps and has helped with various startups and youth mentoring programs.

    Jeremy Cooney- NYS Senate District 56. Possessing a vision for a positive future and holding deep roots in Monroe County and Rochester, Jeremy has served in various levels of government from Albany to the city of Rochester Mayor’s Office.

    Jason Klimek- NYS Senate District 59**.  A community member with experience in various types of businesses and organizations, Jason is an active resident of Upstate New York who uses his voice to promote positive change

    Kim Smith – NYS Senate District 61**.  A third-generation Western New Yorker, Kim is a strong proponent of making sure all voices in society are heard and listened too.

    ChaRon Sattler-Leblanc – NYS Assembly District 133**.  An educator and a fierce gun safety advocate, ChaRon is a strong proponent of groups such as Moms Demand Action that promote gun safety legislation that protects communities.

    Dylan Dailor – NYS Assembly District 134.  An author and speaker, Dylan is a self-advocate for promoting the voices of all in society.

    Jen Lunsford – NYS Assembly District 135. An attorney and activist with vast experience in community action, Jen has a deep understanding of her community and what it will take to create positive, progressive legislation in Albany.

    Justin Wilcox – NYS Assembly District 136.  A Monroe County legislator with deep ties in his community, Justin has a strong knowledge of state governance and local needs that he has used to promote positive change in the County Legislature.

    Ernest Flagler – NYS Assembly District 137. Assistant Minority Leader in the Monroe County Legislature, Ernest is a well-known figure in his community who has fought to make sure that each and every voice is heard.

    Alex Yudelson – NYS Assembly District 138. An Upstate New York native, Alex has spent his entire career promoting positive change in society, from the White House to Rochester, New York.

    Judge Chris Ciaccio – Monroe County Surrogate Court. A County Court Judge, Judge Ciacco has presided over more than 50 trials and hundreds of hearings, demonstrating a clear grasp of the law and a strong interest in fairness and justice.

    Meredith Vacca – Monroe County Court Judge. A former Supreme Court Candidate, Meredith Vacca would be the first Asian-American judge in Monroe County. Meredith has extensive courtroom experience as a special victims prosecutor.

    Jamie Romeo – Monroe County Clerk. Assemblywoman Romeo has been a leading advocate for Monroe County, focusing on protecting the environment through programs such as cleanup sites along the Lake Ontario Shoreline.

    Judge Theresa Johnson – Rochester City Court. A Current Rochester City Court Judge for over 20 years; as the first African-American on the bench Theresa Johnson has proved to be a powerful proponent of fairness and keeping the community safe.

    Our Designated Town Officials Are As Follows:

    John Falk – Brighton Town Justice

    Mindy McLaren – Penfield Town Board

    Chaz Rorick – Rush Town Board

    Michael Ansaldi – Pittsford Town Judge

    **These candidates have been designated by the Monroe County Democratic Committee and are waiting on further designation status from other counties