Committee News

[See the Web Log for prior Committee News write-ups. All meeting Minutes are available on the Documents and Resources page.]

We are working on a messaging campaign for use in all media that ends with the tagline, “—you might be a Democrat,”  Take a look at our current list of messages on this Google Sheet. If you have more catchy lines, please send them to secretary@bencodems.org.


Elections Committee



Benton Conservation District Election

An Elected Supervisor position and an Appointed Supervisor position with the Benton Conservation District will be selected in the first quarter of 2021. A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the conservation district. To be eligible to hold a Supervisor’s position, a candidate must occupy land within the conservation district boundary or be in possession of land within the district as an owner, lessee, renter, or tenant and be a registered voter in the State of Washington. In addition to the required qualifications above, candidates for the Elected Supervisor position must also be a qualified district elector and a registered Benton County voter. Application forms for the appointed position may be obtained from the Conservation District or from the Conservation Commission at www.scc.wa.gov and must be submitted by March 31, 2021. The filing deadline for the elected Supervisor position is 4:00 p.m. on February 6th, 2021 at 10121 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 101, Kennewick, WA.

The election for the Supervisor position with the Benton Conservation District will be held on March 9th, 2021 at 10121 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 101, Kennewick, WA. Polls will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 12:00 p.m. All registered voters who reside within the Benton Conservation District boundary are eligible to vote. Election procedures are available at the district office. Absentee ballots are available upon request for eligible voters but must be requested before 3:00 p.m. on February 23rd, 2021. Please contact Patty Eldredge at (509) 416-0440 ext. 103 or the District office at 10121 W. Clearwater Ave, Suite 101, Kennewick, WA for absentee ballots or if you have any questions.


Platform and Legislation

The Platform and Legislation Committee is looking ahead to resolutions work in the coming year.

For those wishing to propose a resolution, below is a link to a template you can use to craft your resolution.

This is a link to a chart of our current resolutions plan and actions taken.

This is a link to the current State Party resolutions.


Organization Committee

Here’s a list of the 2021-2022 Elected PCO’s.

Benton County Elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officers

Here’s a complete list of all our PCO’s, elected, appointed, and acting:

Benton County Democratic Precinct Committee Officers


Good of the Order

Here’s an excellent article on methods for activism to be effective. Practical Activism – Go for the Money

Our own Richard Badalamente has a cogent post on the contents of the Mueller Report, including the answers to a number of pressing questions.

BCDCC Officers and Subcommittee Chairs for 2020-2022

The Benton County Democratic Central Committee is searching for a Newsletter editor, if you’re interested please check out information here:  https://www.bencodems.org/newsletter-editor/