July Meeting (Including Officer Elections & Pizza) Next Thursday, 7/11!

The Portland Democratic City Committee (PDCC) will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the East End Community Center.

The main agenda item for this meeting will be officer elections, with Portland Democrats choosing their new chair & vice-chair. The only requirement for running and voting is that you’re a registered Democrat in Portland. If you’re interested in running for either position, there is still time to do so — just send an email to chair@portlanddems.org, or you can even be nominated at the meeting next week.

Because it’s an important meeting and we’ll be welcoming new officers into the PDCC, we will also have pizza and beer for all who attend! Hope to see you there, and feel free to bring friends.

Now, the details for the meeting:

Thursday, July 11, 2019   
6:30-8:00 PM

East End Community Center (Music Room)
195 North St, Portland, ME 04101


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Approve minutes
  • New business
    • Officer elections
      • Chair
      • Vice-chair
  • Reports
    • Chair’s Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Secretary’s Report
    • Committee Reports
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn

If you’re active on social media, please RSVP and share our event on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!
Sam Tracy, PDCC chair

For reference, here is the candidate statement for Steve Lovejoy, who is running for chair. He is currently the only declared candidate, but I will update this post with additional statements if others come in before the meeting.

Hi Everyone.

I’m a lifelong resident of Greater Portland and have lived in the city since 1980. Some of you may remember me from the two terms I served in the Maine Legislature representing district 41 here in Portland. Others may remember me from my banking background, and there is always my time at the Maine Small Business Development Center here at USM. I am committed to this city and the Democratic party.

As a lifelong Democrat and resident of Greater Portland I am putting my name forward for the Chair of the Portland Democrats. I want to see the Portland Democrats become a group that continues our strong tradition here in the city and expand our membership and our outreach. The city is growing, and changing, and as an organization we need to not only adapt to the changes, but also help guide them.

I believe that we can continue to increase our role in both the city and state. We need to rebuild our organization, and our influence in Augusta. That means we need to be a more vital and visible party of our city. I hope that you agree and are willing to work with me to do just that!

I look forward to working with you!

Steve Lovejoy’s candidate statement for PDCC Chair