Medford Dems welcome new officers

Thursday night, members of the Medford Democratic City Committee elected new officers for the 2020-2024 term, via a public Zoom meeting. Outgoing Chairman Paul Donato and Co-Chair Nancy White thanked the participants of the meeting for their past support as well as for their commitment to continuing the work that Donato & White had overseen. In addition, the members of the committee all expressed their gratitude for the hard work that Chairman Donato and Co-Chair White had done for the
party & the city the last several years.

The hour-long meeting included the introduction of candidates for the offices of Chairman, Co-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Affirmative Action Officer. Where multiple candidates had expressed interest for an office, each were given time to introduce themselves and explain how they would help lead the committee in the next four years. Attendees broke off into individual Ward-based breakout sessions to vote on the office of Chairman. Once everyone returned to the main meeting the votes were tallied.

The newly elected officers are:
Chairman – Mr. Henry Milorin
Co-Chair – Ms. Nicole Morell
Treasurer – Mr. Bruce Kulik
Secretary – Ms. Anne Haggerty
Affirmative Action Officer – Ms. Anita Tucker

Newly elected Chairman Milorin thanked everyone for their participation and expressed his vision for moving the Democratic City Committee forward. Co-Chair Morrell also thanked the attendees and provided insight into how she sees the City Committee developing and helping members of the Medford community.

The Medford Democratic City Committee meeting is always open to all members and interested Democrats. All meetings, set times and locations will be posted publicly to social media, websites, community news sources, etc., to provide an opportunity for Democrats looking to get involved.

Election of citywide officers

Date:     Thursday May 14, 2020
Time:     7:00  p.m.
Where:  Virtual Meeting. A Zoom invitation will be sent to you a few days before the election. (If you are not a current member of a Medford Democratic ward committee and would like to attend, please email nanciedenise@aol.com.)

We are seeking candidates for the Medford Democratic Citywide  Committee for 2020-2024. The offices are:

  • Chairperson
  • Co-chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Affirmative Action Officer

The roles and responsibilities of each office are described in the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Chairs’ Manual.

Any eligible member interested in being nominated may submit his/her name and the specific office to Nancy White’s email address nanciedenise@aol.com before midnight May 7th, 2020. 

Note: The position of Co-Chairperson is to be the opposite sex of the Chairperson.  If there are no candidates for a specific office submitted by May 7, nominations will be taken from the floor during the May 14th meeting.

Eligibility to vote and run for office: Only duly elected or appointed ward committee members as of the individual ward’s re-organization meeting held during the month of April 2020 are eligible to vote or be nominated.

For more information about ward and city committee reorganization, see the Digital Reorganization Toolkit from the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Together for Medford Breakfast

Citizen of Medford,

The Medford Democratic City and Ward-6 Committees cordially invite you, friends, neighbors, candidates and elected officials (past and present) to join us for a special breakfast gathering at Carroll’s Restaurant, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 10:00am. We are confident that you will make an extra effort to join us for our first ”Together For Medford Breakfast.”  It will be a great opportunity to interact with Medford stakeholders from every neighborhood of the City.

We strongly believe that we must keep the City moving in the right direction. The event is an opportunity to rally our citizen to demonstrate our love for Medford.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Donation is $20.00 at the door (cash only).  

It is a great opportunity to interact with other fellow Medford citizen in addition of elected officials.

Please RSVP no later than 12/29/2019, so we can provide the restaurant with a total head count.

RSVP at 781-483-3455 or email us at ward6.medford@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Paul Donato
Medford Democratic City Committee, Co-Chair

Nancy White
Medford Democratic City Committee, Co-Chair

Henry Milorin
Ward-6 Medford Democratic Committee, Chair
Medford Democratic City Committee, Affirmative Action Officer

Bruce Kulik
Ward-6 Medford Democratic Committee, Vice-Chair
Medford Democratic City Committee, Treasurer

Christopher D’Aveta
Ward-6 Medford Democratic Committee, Treasurer 

Medford Candidates Night Forums

The Medford Democratic City Committee and Medford Ward 6 Democratic Committee will sponsor three Candidates Forum events over two nights. The dates are:

October 17, 2019:
Mayoral Candidates 7:00–8:00 p.m.
School Committee Candidates 8:30—9:30 p.m.

October 24, 2019:
City Council Candidates 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The events will take place at Medford City Hall in the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers on the 2nd Floor.

The event is free to the public. All the Medford candidates have been invited.

The purpose of these forums is to give each candidate an opportunity to address policy issues vital to our city’s future. These issues involve a range of crucial issues that include community planning, land use, infrastructure, environmental sustainability, streets and drainage, parks and playgrounds, economic development, school construction and maintenance, historic preservation, cultural enhancements, and public health, safety and zoning. We would like to know their respective priorities with respect to issues involving the environment, transportation, housing, and growth. And what actions will they take in these areas to enhance the quality of life for the people of our city.

The moderator for the forums is Henry Milorin, who is the Chair of the Ward 6 committee.

The public is invited to attend these informational events to see and hear the candidates running in the general election on November 5.

Medford Democratic Caucus May 11

Date: May 11, 2019
Place: Medford City Hall, 85 George Hassett Drive
Registration begins at: 9:30 a.m.
Caucus begins at: 10:00  a.m.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates to the Democratic Issues Convention to be held at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield on September 14, 2019. All registered and pre-registered Medford Democrats are eligible to participate.

Attending the caucus, whether to run as a delegate or to participate in delegate selection, is a great way to learn more about the Democratic Party. Here are the full details about how delegates are selected.

City Committee meeting Oct. 24

AdamHurtubise_400x400The Medford Democratic City Committee will meet Wednesday, October 24, at 7pm, in room 201 (Richard E. Lee room) at Medford City Hall.

The guest speaker will be newly-appointed Medford City Clerk Adam Hurtubise. He will speak on early voting. Massachusetts is holding an early voting period ahead of the general election in November. Adam will explain Medford’s Early Voting Program.

Upcoming events

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Check out the latest issue of our newsletter for information about upcoming local events to #StopKavanaugh, unify the party post-primary, and protect our environment here in Medford.

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November meeting featuring Bob Massie

The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee will feature gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie.

Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alden Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford

Guest Speaker:  Robert K. “Bob” Massie

Bob Massie is running for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018. He is an environmentalist.  Before entering the race for governor he was leading a climate preparedness, research, and development lab at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.