Volunteers Needed for Northern Nevada Pride July 26

WashoeDEMS will support the local LGBT community by participating in this colorful and fun event at Wingfield Park onSaturday, July 26.  If you're interested in helping with voter registration and sharing information about our wonderful slate of Democratic candidates, please contact Fred Cooper atfred.i.cooper@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks.  

Democrats Making News

Congratulations to the Democratic 2016 Primary Winners!


Let's make sure they win in November...


US Senate - Catherine Cortez Masto

Congressional District 2 - Chip Evans


Reno City Council Ward 1 - Jenny Brekhus

Reno City Council At-Large - David Bobzien

Sparks City Council Ward 1 - Denise Lopez


School Board Trustee

District A - Scott Kelly (wins seat with 54.3% of vote)

District D - Malena Raymond goes to General Election

District E - Angie Taylor (wins seat with 52.8% of vote)

District G - Katy Simon Holland goes to General Election


Reno Municipal Court Judge Dept. 2 - Shelly O'Neill




You Are Invited
to a special

Summer Solstice Celebration

Featuring presentation of the 
2016 Virginia Cain 
Progressive Leadership Award 


Janice Flanagan

Monday, June 20th, the Summer Solstice
5:30 PM

The Ranch House
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 
1595 N. Sierra St., Reno 

Tickets:  $45 per person

For ticket information, please call 323-6863

Enjoy wonderful food and wine and the "longest day of the year" with friends as we celebrate the beginning of summer...


DPWC Central Committee Meeting June 7


Individuals who signed up to serve on the Central Committee have received separate email notifications of the meeting today.
Click here to see the list of individuals who indicated an interest in serving on the Central Committee at their precinct caucus or when registering for the County Convention.  

The Democratic Party of Washoe County bylaws allow a total Central Committee membership of 475 people.  

The first meeting of the new Central Committee on June 7 is an introduction and orientation session.  There are no action items requiring a vote other than acceptance of the Treasurer's Report.

Should there be action items requiring votes and more than 475 people attend the second meeting on September 6, each person attending will be assigned a half vote.  This procedure will be followed until natural attrition brings the number of individuals meeting the attendance requirements to 475 or fewer. 


Democratic Primary Election Candidates


The following is a list of Democratic candidates who will be on the June 14 Primary Ballot and who have reached out to the Democratic Party of Washoe County for support.  Early voting begins May 28.


Other Democratic candidates are also running for office, but do not have a primary opponent and will appear on the General Election Ballot.  


United States Senate

Catherine Cortez Masto


United States Congress, District 2

Vance Alm

Chip Evans

Rick Shepherd


Washoe County School Trustee

Scott Kelley - District A

Kathleen Little-Bolotin - District D

Malena Raymond - District D

Emily Reese - District D

Angie Taylor - I - District E

Katy Simon Holland - District G

Michael Millerick - District G


Reno City Council

Jenny Brekhus - I - Ward 1

David Bobzien - I - At-Large


Sparks City Council

Denise Lopez - Ward 1


Reno Municipal Court Judge

Shelly O'Neill - Dept. 2

Henry Sotelo - Dept. 2



 I = Incumbent


You can find more info about all our 2016 Democratic candidates here.




Catherine Cortez Masto Meets With Northern NV Seniors to Discuss Importance of Preserving Benefits for Nevada Seniors

Cortez Masto would fight to protect Social Security as Nevada’s Senator, unlike her opponent Congressman Heck

Reno, NV – Today, former Nevada Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto visited the Washoe County Senior Services Center to speak with Northern Nevada seniors about the need to protect and preserve crucial programs like Social Security. Cortez Masto’s visit came on the 4th anniversary of her opponent, Congressman Heck, calling Social Security a “pyramid scheme” that "isn’t working."

Congressman Heck has even called for Social Security to be privatized, putting the very people who crashed our economy in control of the retirement security of Nevada seniors. While Congressman Heck compares Social Security to a criminal enterprise, Catherine Cortez Masto has a proven record of protecting Nevada seniors. As Nevada’s Attorney General, Cortez Masto created a special unit to go after scam artists who target seniors. As Nevada’s next Senator, Cortez Masto will work with both parties to strengthen Social Security and will fight any attempts by Washington Republicans to privatize it.

“Social Security is not a ‘pyramid scheme’ -- it’s a program Nevada seniors rely on for their retirement security,” said Cortez Masto. “We must protect and strengthen Social Security for future generations, not allow Washington Republicans like Congressman Heck to recklessly subject seniors’ retirement security to the whims of Wall Street. However, this requires putting partisan differences aside and working together to solve problems -- something that Congressman Heck, who believes Social Security is a “pyramid scheme,” has not accomplished during his half a decade in Washington. I know how to solve problems for Nevadans and will fight for the programs that our seniors rely on for their economic security."

Catherine Cortez Masto Contrasts Her Record With Joe Heck and His Party’s Bosses in Washington


 US Senate Candidate Catherine Cortez Masto speaks in Minden last Saturday


Minden, NV – [Last Saturday], former Nevada Attorney General and Democratic candidate for United States Senate Catherine Cortez Masto campaigned in Minden at the “First in the West Rural Blue Dinner.”  In her remarks, Cortez Masto highlighted the clear choice in the race for U.S. Senate.  While her opponent, Congressman Heck, votes with his Party 90% of the time, Catherine Cortez Masto is a problem solver who works with both Parties to get things done and help Nevadans.


 “Whether it was the sex traffickers or the big banks, I made it my business as Attorney General to see that people who violated our trust paid the price,” said Cortez Masto.  “I’m running for Senate to continue my record of working with both Parties to solve problems and help Nevadans.  In contrast, my opponent, Congressman Heck, is part of the problem in Washington. From wanting to abolish the Department of Education, to opposing Governor Sandoval’s bipartisan increase in education funding, to his opposition to raising the minimum wage, Congressman Heck’s narrow conservative agenda is out of touch with Nevada families.”

WashoeDEMS Support Rural Dems at the 1st in the West Dinner in Minden

Dave Kladney, Fred Cooper and Dennis Colling


Sharon Stander, Dean Schermerhorn, Jody Wicker (standing) and Deb Drum


Chris Wicker and Rudy Viola

Mark Your Calendars

Help Support Our Rural Friends!


Douglas County Democrats are hosting a 1st in the West Rural Blue Dinner on Saturday, January 30th, 2016, to benefit efforts in rural Nevada to get out the Democratic vote.  


Join us in making the drive to scenic Douglas County for the event featuring guest speaker, retired 4-star general and former Presidential candidate Wesley Clark.  Tickets are just $55 and include a Nevada Grill Buffet dinner at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. 

Checks should be mailed to:

First in the West

4160 Bottom Road

Fallon, NV  89406


RSVP Now! Battle Born/Battleground Caucus Countdown Dinner in Las Vegas


The Nevada State Democratic Party and U.S. Senator Harry Reid will host the "Battle Born/Battleground" Caucus Countdown Dinner in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 6. 2016

The event will feature special guests Hillary ClintonMartin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders as we gear up for Nevada's First in the West Democratic caucus.


RSVP here so you can be the first to buy tickets when they become available.


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