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Dear Editor: The Pitkin County Democratic Party precinct caucuses consolidated dinner meeting and vote on March 21 was extremely well-attended and productive in terms of candidate presentations, lively discussion of issues and passage of resolutions for the platform. Delegates were elected to the Pitkin County assembly. The Pitkin County Democratic Party county assembly will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 20 in the conference room at Aspen Square. Candidates for county commissioner, Pitkin County assessor, the state House and Senate, Congress and governor will receive formal endorsement. Resolutions passed by the precinct caucuses will be discussed and passed, amended or deleted. New, additional resolutions will be added. Resolutions that pass the county assembly will be considered and voted upon at the state convention on May 20 for inclusion in the state party platform. Delegates will be elected to the state convention. While only delegates, Democratic elected officials and party officers may vote, all Democrats are welcome to attend the county assembly on April 20 and participate in the discussion. This is a key election with particularly strong candidates running in the local and statewide races. The platform process is new and more inclusive than in prior elections. The state platform committee is chaired this year by Camilla Auger, chair of the Pitkin County Democratic Party and Harvie Branscomb, chair of the Democratic Party in Eagle County. County resolutions will all be presented at the state convention in their full diversity on local, state, national and international issues for the first time in order to better inform the party and the candidates regarding the views of the grass-roots voters and activists. Your participation is not just welcome but requested. We look forward to seeing you there.Camilla AugerAspenChairwoman, Pitkin County Democratic Party


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