Eleven members of the Democratic Party showed up to
caucus in Precincts 16, 7, 9, 15, and 8 at Rattlesnake
Meadow Station #253 at 125 Meadow Station Road on the
County's western end at 7:00 on Super Tuesday, March 6,
Unlike their Republican brethren, the Democrats made
every person in attendance a delegate to the County
Assembly with the stated intention to encourage delegates
and candidates from among "women, minorities, and the
disabled," according to Sioban Roder-Cox, who ran the
meeting. There was no automatic preference for a
member of the Central Committee or for an elected official
to become a delegate to the Assembly.
The Assembly, Kathleen Conway, Elbert County
Democratic Chairperson explained, would have a
"surprise" candidate to oppose the Republican candidate
from District One: not announced until then. She added
that nominations would be made for a candidate for
District Three Commissioner, and nominations would be
made for State House District 64 as well.
The main business of the Caucus was to elect Committee
Chairs for each precinct and to become acquainted with
the positions of the candidates running for office this year.
The Democrats have two candidates so far who were
feted: Brandon Shaffer, who is running for Congressional
House District 4 currently held by Mike Coffman; and Judge
Ethan Feldman, who is running for District Attorney in the
18th Judicial District. Both are unopposed in the Party, so
there will be no primary contest.
In all, 37 Democrats turned out for their precinct caucuses
in Elbert County. They are all delegates to the County
Assembly, which will be at the Exhibit Hall on the
Fairgrounds in Kiowa beginning at 2:00 on March 17th.
Democrats Hold Caucuses;
Surprise Candidate to be Announced