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DOD Feb 25, 2023 Meeting


February 25, 2023 - 2 PM


33520 Date Palm Drive Cathedral City, CA 92234


I. Annual Election of Officers and Committee Chairs

Recommendation of Nominating Committee:

President - Marcie Maxwell

Vice President – Melissa Fox *

* Michael Finland is also nominated for Vice


Executive Secretary – LaVerne Sheehan

Treasurer / Controller – Carlos Garcia

Immediate Past President (Ex Officio) – Stephen Jaffe

Membership - Priscilla Richardson

Fundraising – Robert Westwood

Program / Political Action Eileen Stern

Communications – Stephen Heslin

Community Outreach – Robert Hildebrand

Hospitality / Events – Patrick Weiss

Citizens Lobby Day / Issues Advocacy - Steve Brooks

Candidate Development – Geno Sexton

Voter Engagement / Precincts – Yurema Arvizu

Young Democrats of the Desert – Janine Gregory

II. Featured Speaker - JOHN SIEGEL

John Siegel is a political activist and campaign manager in the Coachella Valley and California. John has managed successful local campaigns in the recent past, the most recent being the elections of Dr. Frank Figueroa to the Coachella City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Karina Quintanilla to the Palm Desert City Council, Yes on B in which Palm Desert voters advised the City Council to have district elections, and he advised Beto Alvarez in his first place finish for DSUSD School Board.

John will discuss the election results of November 2022; what Democrats did right and what we did wrong (why Frank won and Will and Christy didn't). John will also address how to unify the local Democratic Party to assure greater successes in the future.

III. New Business

IV. Adjourn

I hope to see you all on February 25th!

Stephen Jaffe, President

Democrats of the Desert

(760) 668-0320


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