Caucus Leader Trainings

If you are a current Precinct Committee Person, we will need you to help run your caucus on March 6. Since we don’t have committee people in all precincts, we will need additional volunteers in those areas plus more hands to help out with registration. Please attend ONE session:

Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. – Home of Lori Boydston, Salida
7135 CR 109 (At Anderson Motors & Hwy 50 turn South)
left into dirt driveway just after the DEAD END sign.

Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. – Sangre de Cristo Electric – BV
29780 N US Hwy 24, Community Meeting Space

We will discuss this during announcements at our monthly meeting at 6 p.m. THIS Thursday, Feb. 22, at First Presbyterian, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida. We will have 5 candidates in attendance. Please attend!

Important Chaffee County Democratic caucus & assembly information

Precinct caucuses will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the following locations:

• Precincts 1-4 will meet at Avery Parsons Elementary School, 516 E. Main St., Buena Vista.
• Precincts 5-9 will meet at Longfellow Elementary School, 425 W. Seventh St., Salida.

Twenty-six delegates will be elected to attend the Chaffee County assembly, three from each precinct except Precinct 4, which will have only two delegates.

The Chaffee County assembly will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave, Poncha Springs. Fourteen delegates will be selected at the county assembly to attend the state assembly, which will be held Saturday, April 14, in Broomfield.

As far as we know, the other multi-county district assemblies of which we are a part (HD 60, SD 5 and CD 5) will be held in conjunction with the state assembly. Not all candidates currently running will make the ballot, so if you are supporting a particular candidate, you should organize to turn out other people in support. Information about caucus training will be forthcoming.

Since this was originally posted, our county precincts have been updated again so please check these maps to determine your precinct.

Follow this link for more info at the Chaffee County Clerk website.

Feb. 4 Re-organization Meeting Agenda

Chaffee County Democrats Biannual Re-organization Meeting
8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
at the Salida Community Center
305 F St., Salida, Colo.

Official Party Business

Registration (8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Call to order (9:00 a.m.)
Welcome letter from Chairman Palacio
Election of County Chair
Election of 1st Vice Chair
Election of 2nd Vice Chair (if the county has a 2nd VC)
Election of Secretary
Election of Treasurer
Election of Commissioner District officers and Vacancy Committee
Election of Senate District bonus member (1)
Election of House District bonus members (2)

Please note: only Central Committee members are eligible to vote. The Central Committee consists of Chaffee County Democrats officers, committee chairpersons and official precinct representatives.

New Business
2017 Kick Off Meeting: 2017 – Year of Victory in Chaffee County

We will:

  • Organize for Victory in 2017
  • Announce new Precinct and Committee Chairs
  • Energize the “New Activist Dems”
  • Meet Chaffee County Elected Officials: Lori Mitchell & Keith Baker

Breakfast will be available. Suggested voluntary donation for breakfast is $6
For more information email

Re-organization Meeting Feb. 4

Please join us at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Salida Community Center (F and Third streets) as we elect new officers to lead the Chaffee County Democrats for the next two years. Breakfast will be served.

Given the results of the recent election, Democrats and U.S. democracy face significant challenges as the Tea Party-dominated GOP seeks to undermine and dismantle government at every level. We must come together to stand against this Republican travesty, and that begins with electing a leadership team that will energize and educate our local citizenry. We especially need Central Committee members to attend. This includes committee chairs and precinct chairs from all 15 precincts.