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Pierce County Democrats elect new chairwoman, Jeannie Mitchell; censure Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm | No Comments »
January 28, 2013 6:27 pm

Democrats today elected a new county chairwoman, Jeannie Mitchell of North Tacoma.

They picked Mitchell over Anita Latch and Cindy Poysnick. She replaces Rose Ehart, who did not run for re-election to a second two-year term.

Mitchell, who has a business with her husband as independent contractors delivering magazines, is a former chairwoman of the 27th District Democrats. Her goals include better recruitment and training of candidates and precinct-committee officers.

Pierce County Democrats also formally censured two Democratic state senators who have allied with Republicans to form a new governing coalition.

The resolution accuses Rodney Tom of Medina and Tim Sheldon of Potlatch of “thwarting the will of the voters who elected a Democratic majority in the state senate.” Tom and Sheldon say they believe the coalition’s agenda matches up with what voters want.

The group forwarded the resolution to the state party, seeking to have Tom and Sheldon cut off from access to party money and its database of voter information.

At least one other Democratic group is considering a similar resolution against Tom.


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