WHAT IS IT & HOW DOES IT WORK?
Text compliments of New Kings Democrats
The Democratic Party is governed by committees of citizens who are registered Democrats, from the national level down to state and community-level.
County is the most local level of party governance in New York.
Every two years, Democrats in each assembly district elect two district leaders: one male, one female:
These district leaders choose the party chair:
The district leaders and chair make up the executive committee of the county committee.
There are 14 assembly districts in Queens, so when all seats are filled, the executive committee has 28 members.
But there's more!
Each election district (or ED) is made up of a small number of city blocks.
Each ED has 2 to 4 seats in the general membership of the county committee; so when all the seats are filled, there are approximately 3000 members.
Unfortunately, a vast number of these are left unfilled, undermining our goal of broad participation in county decision-making.
THE FULL COUNTY COMMITTEE
WHAT IS COUNTY COMMITTEE SUPPOSED TO DO?
- Choose local judges
- Nominate the Democratic Party’s choice for a special election in state legislature races (This is particularly important because 1 in 3 current legislators were chosen in a special election!)
- Help create the Party platform.
- Organize local Democrats.
WHAT HAS COUNTY COMMITTEE ACTUALLY DONE?
Not much. County Committee is designated to meet once every two years.