At our May meeting, PDCC members voted to give the Portland Dems’ endorsement to Ryan Lizanecz, a candidate for Charter Commission in District 5!
Ryan is the only Democrat running in District 5 and we know that he will represent his district with integrity, advance our Democratic values, and move our city forward. If you live in District 5, please vote for Ryan Lizanecz in the June 8 election.
The Portland Dems will be activating a weekend of canvassing on the phones and at the doors! Please join this effortand help make sure Democratic voters in Portland know about the election and are ready to elect Democrats to the Charter Commission.
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Don’t miss the Portland Dems’ May meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm! We’ll be joined by two of Portland’s State Representatives for an update on the amazing work Democrats are doing in the legislature, and we’ll hold a discussion and vote to consider endorsing Ryan Lizanecz, the Democratic candidate running for Charter Commission in District 5.
Both nationally and here in Maine, Democrats are delivering for our people, our health, and our economy. Join us on May 20 to hear from Portland Representatives Barb Wood (D-38) and Sam Zager (D-41) about the great legislation they’re working on this session, and get the chance to share your own perspectives and ideas with them.
As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. So let’s elect Democratic candidates to the Charter Commission! Because the ballots won’t identify political party, we’ve put together this website to help voters know the candidates’ political party and the issues they support.
While we don’t endorse in races with multiple Democrats running, PDCC encourages you to learn about all the District and At-Large candidates at our charter website, and to vote for Democrats in every race.
*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*
On May 20, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Ryan Lizanecz for the position of District 5 Charter Commission Member. According to our bylaws, the PDCC may consider candidate endorsements when there is only one registered Democrat on the ballot for a certain elected office. Ryan Lizanecz is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 5 in the Charter Commission.
All Portland residents who are present at the May 20 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Ryan Lizanecz in District 5 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Ryan Lizanecz in District 5 at this time. Persons may also vote â€œpresentâ€ to abstain from voting.
To support Democratic charter candidates, the PDCC has already endorsed Democrat Marcques Houston in District 4, and will consider an endorsement at our next meeting for Democrat Ryan Lizanecz in District 5. Be part of the discussion and vote by registering for our May 20 meeting.
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