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Central Committe Election Results

Below are the results of the elections held at the Central Committee meeting on Tuesday February 5th.

Officers:
Chairman – Stephen Allen
1st Vice-chair – David DiCarlo
2nd Vice-chair – Stu Parker
Secretary – Franceen Thompson
Treasurer – Meghann Silverthorn

State Bonus Members:
Kelsey Alexander
Renee Anderson
Ed Brewer
Amy Byczkowski
Jan Cook
Robin Coran
John Fielding
Anne Gill
Dave Gill
Gene Hawley
Andy Jones
Rachel Keane
Joy Overbeck
Stu Parker
Barbara Piper
Meghann Silverthorn
J.B. Wisotski
Jim Worley
Melanie Worley
Aleta You

JD18 Bonus Members:
Judith Allen
John Beckwith
Ed Brewer
Amy Byczkowski
Charles Carlisle
Doug Chestnut
Terry Dodd
John Fielding
Laurence Glesener
Art Goldberger
Kory Nelson
Pat Nohavec
Joy Overbeck
David Petteys
Barbara Piper
Cindy Smith
Lora Thomas
J.B. Witsotski
Aleta You
Evelyn Zur

CD4 Bonus Members:
Michael Andersen
John Beckwith
Ed Brewer
Amy Byczkowski
Doug Chestnut
Robin Coran
Laurence Glesener
Jess Loban
Lilly Nunez
Joy Overbeck
Barbara Piper
J.B. Wisotski
Aleta You
Evelyn Zur

CD6 Bonus Members:
Art Goldberger
Andy Jones
Stu Parker
Jane Riley
Aldis Sides
Monica Wasden

Amendments Y and Z

Amendment Y – Vote Yes
Congressional Redistrict Panel

Establishes an independent commission for Federal Congressional redistricting

Details:

  • Would create 12-member redistricting commission for 7 Colorado Congressional Districts
  • The commission would include:

four members from the state’s largest political party

four from the state’s second largest political party

four that are not affiliated with any political party – and have been registered unaffiliated for 5 years or more.

  • Final map requires approval of eight of the 12 members including at least 2 independents/unaffiliated
  • It would also require approval by the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Districts would need to be competitive

Pros/Cons:

  • Eliminates the liberal Colorado Supreme Court from drawing maps
  • Back stop should Republicans not hold Governor’s office and legislature at time of redistricting
  • Reduces chances of lengthy court battles
  • Could benefit GOP based on current drawn lines
  • Passed unanimously in the senate and house
  • 4/5 of the last five times the map o has been drawn by the state district court judge who have generally been appointed by democrats (rarely friendly to conservatives) and this takes that problem away
  • Built a fail-safe map- non- partisan congressional staff – submitted to the courts to review to ensure the constructional criteria were adhered to, not to determine the map
  • Independent commission – commission members are unaffiliated
  • State supreme court review of the products- not to re-write but only assure the process was correctly done
  • NO court can draw the map
  • Partisan leadership names will be added to a bucket, vetted to be sure they meet the criteria, then selected randomly by a 3-judge panel – of the 3 judges there can not have 2 of any of the primary parties
  • Criteria for candidates that not all possible independent commissioners come from Denver county – all congressional districts must be represented and at least one from west of the continental divide. (people from across the state of Colorado (candidates to be on the independent commission)
  • Pool of applicants and final 6 have to be approved unanimously by the 3-retired judge panel of different party

Additional Information:

This is a Legislative Constitutional Amendment, which
required a bi-partisan approval by both chambers.

Amendment Z – Vote Yes
State Legislative Redistrict Panel

Establishes an independent commission for State Legislative redistricting

Details:

  • Would create 12-member redistricting commission for 65 House and 35 Senate districts
  • The commission would include

-four members from the state’s largest political party

-four from the state’s second largest political party

-four that are not affiliated with any political party – and have been registered unaffiliated for 5 years or more.

  • Final map requires approval of eight of the 12 members, including at least 2 independents
  • Colorado Supreme Court to determine if staff committed “abuse of direction”
  • Districts would need to be competitive

Pros/Cons:

  • Eliminates the liberal Colorado Supreme Court from drawing maps
  • Passed unanimously in the state senate and house
  • Back stop should Republicans not hold Governor’s office and legislature at time of redistricting
  • Reduces chances of lengthy court battles
  • Could benefit GOP based on current drawn lines
  • 4/5 of the last five times the map o has been drawn by the state district court judge who have generally been appointed by democrats (rarely friendly to conservatives) and this takes that problem away
  • Built a fail-safe map- non- partisan congressional staff – submitted to the courts to review to ensure the constructional criteria were adhered to, not to determine the map
  • Independent commission – commission members are unaffiliated
  • State supreme court review of the products- not to re-write but only assure the process was correctly done
  • NO court can draw the map
  • Partisan leadership names will be added to a bucket, vetted to be sure they meet the criteria, then selected randomly by a 3-judge panel – of the 3 judges there can not have 2 of any of the primary parties
  • Criteria for candidates that not all possible independent commissioners come from Denver county – all congressional districts must be represented and at least one from west of the continental divide. (people from across the state of Colorado (candidates to be on the independent commission)
  • Pool of applicants and final 6 have to be approved unanimously by the 3-retired judge panel of different party

Additional Information:

This is a Legislative Constitutional Amendment, which required a bi-partisan approval by both chambers.

 

For more information on all ballot measures you can go to
the following websites:

https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Initiatives/ballot/contacts/2018.html#i97

https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_2018_ballot_measures