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.  

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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.




Please Join Alice Good and
Fred Cooper

For a Fundraiser in Support of
Chip Evans for Congress

Tuesday, May 24
from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

At Their Home
1335 Crown Drive, Reno 89503
Suggested Contribution: $100

Everyone is welcome, and any amount helps!

Checks can be made payable to:
Friends of Chip Evans
2136 Rockdale Dr.
Sparks, NV 89434 

or online at: www.chipevans4congress.com

Please RSVP to Alice Good: gooda@UNCE.unr.edu    775.223.9154


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.

Senator Reid: To Deny Our Moral Obligation To Struggling Refugees Would Be To Abandon Our Principles

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the recent attacks in Paris and the need for the United States to accept refugees fleeing Syria. Below are his remarks:

The federal government has many obligations, but chief among them is to protect the American people from harm. That responsibility is now at the forefront of talk here in our nation’s capital. And rightfully so. ISIS continues to spread its campaign of terror across the globe. The United States is committed to combating terrorism. Our government will do all possible to protect the people of this nation.

In this fight against the evil ISIS, it is absolutely critical that we, as Americans, do not lose sight of our nation’s core principles. And those principles are eloquently etched into the base of the Statue of Liberty:

“Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me”

All across Europe and the Middle East, there are huddled masses of Syrian families desperate to find refuge from the Syrian conflict and the ISIS reign of terror. Millions of Syrians have fled their country for neighboring nations like Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. But the crisis in Syria continues to worsen and people are forced to seek refuge. What else can they do? On a daily basis, Europe’s borders are being flooded by people in search of safety and a better life – mothers cradling infants, and fathers carrying children in their arms.

Read the rest of Senator Reid's statement here.

Caucus Training Was a Big Success!

More than 60 people showed up on Wednesday, November 4th, to brush up on how caucuses work and learn how to play a leadership role in their neighborhoods!  Caucus-goers had the choice of supporting Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, or Kermit the Frog.

There will be more caucus trainings to come, so stay tuned for more information! 


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