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

This is IT!


Time to vote so please get out and do it EARLY

The Democratic Party of Washoe County encourages your vote for the highly qualified candidates below.  Not all of these races will be on your ballot.  Races appearing on your ballot but not listed below do not have a Democrat in contention. These candidates have run active campaigns and have asked for Democratic Party support.

For more information about the candidates, including links to their websites, please visit the Candidate section of this website, on the upper right hand corner, or click here.  For early voting schedule and locations, please click here. 

Partisan Offices:
Congressional District 2 - Kristen Spees


Governor - Bob Goodman
Lieutenant Governor - Lucy Flores
Attorney General - Ross Miller
Secretary of State - Kate Marshall
State Treasurer - Kim Wallin
State Controller - Andrew Martin

State Legislature

Senate District 13 - Sen. Debbie Smith, I

Senate District 15 - Joe Hunt

Assembly District 24 - David Bobzien, I

Assembly District 27 - Teresa Benitez-Thompson, I

Assembly District 30 - Michael Sprinke, I

Assembly District 31 - Richard "Skip" Daly, I

Washoe County

Washoe County Commission Dist. 2 - Terri Thomas
Washoe County Commission Dist. 3 - Kitty Jung, I
Washoe County Commission Dist. 5 - John Gavin
County Clerk - Bobee Clark
Public Administrator - Chase McKenna
County Recorder - Robert Townsend

Non-Partisan offices
(Party affiliation will NOT appear on the ballot)

District Court Judge Dept. 5
Cynthia Lu - Family Court Master, or
Cliff Young - Attorney
District Court Judge Dept. 8
Judge Lidia Stiglich, I, or
Keith Tierney - Attorney
District Court Judge, Dept. 14
John Springgate

School Board Trustee District F - Veronica Frenkel

Reno City Council Ward 2 - Paul McKenzie
Reno City Council Ward 4 - Naomi Duerr
Sparks City Council Ward 2 - Ed Goodrich

Sparks Mayor - Gene Newhall

I = Incumbent

DPWC urges your "YES" vote on Questions 1 & 2.  We know Democrats who are voting for Question 3 and Democrats who are voting against it.  The best decision is your own.  

Click here for early voting locations and schedule.

It's more important than ever that Democrats get out and vote in this election.  Otherwise, the other side wins and the whole state loses.  

Remember to take your sample ballot (though it's not required).

No excuses!  Now get out and VOTE!

Early Voting is October 18-25! Check Out The Schedule Here!


Click here to check out early voting times and locations, then get out there and VOTE!



Bonnie Weber is Just Too Extreme for Reno!


A new political committee called Citizens for Responsible Local Government has launched a website that ALL Reno voters need to check out!


We have a VERY real chance of turning the Reno City Council BLUE in 2014, so we need to help educate our friends, family, and neighbors about making choices that will move our city in a progressive direction, not keep us mired in the past.  


Click here today to get the real story about Republican candidate Bonnie Weber - much of it in her own words!  And stop by Facebook and like Just Too Extreme for Reno.


We need to support Paul McKenzie and Naomi Duerr for Reno City Council. 



Democrats Win With a Ground Game... Will you play or sit it out?


There are all kinds of Democrats:


*  those who do nothing in an midterm election year - not even

*  those who vote, but do nothing else

*  those who vote, AND donate a few hours of their time to help Democrats win!


Sadly, there are far more in the first group of Democrats than there are in the last. 

Can we change that?  Is it up to somebody else to do it? Of course we can change that, it's up to us, and it's not complicated!

Just the number of people in this e-newsletter universe could flip those numbers.  All it takes is for a lot of people to give up just a little of their time.  


It's highly rewarding, and, yes, fun to get together with some fellow Democrats to spend a few hours helping make voter contact on behalf of our candidates.  Please don't sit this one out.  Get in on the ground game and let's elect some Democrats!

Call 323-8683 or respond to this email and say, "yes, I'll play!"

Marriage Equality Comes to Nevada!

In a decision that affects thousands of Nevada couples, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Nevada's discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage.  It is an almost indescribable feeling knowing that ALL loving couples in Nevada are now free to marry.

Here is a statement from Senator Harry Reid:

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of marriage equality in Nevada:


“This is a good day for Nevada as today's decision puts us on the side of equality and the right side of history. Our state and our country are strengthened by our diversity. No longer will gay and lesbian Nevadans be told that their committed relationships are less than those of straight couples. With the Ninth Circuit’s decision, gay and lesbian Nevadans will soon be able to enjoy full recognition, respect and protection of their right to love. I want to commend the hard work of advocates at the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Freedom Nevada and throughout the country who were able to make this day a reality for thousands of gay and lesbian Nevadans.


“As we move forward in Nevada, let us also continue to work to ensure the same rights are extended in the states that still deny gay and lesbian couples this right. We have much work to do to achieve this goal.”

And in a statement from Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange, we're reminded that Republican candidates in Nevada remain steadfastly opposed to equality:

"Unfortunately, nearly every Republican in the legislature voted to uphold this discriminatory ban; including Mark Hutchison (candidate for Lieutenant Governor who just last week reitered his opposition to same-sex marriage), Michael Roberson (NV Senate Minority Leader), and Barbara Cegavske (candidate for Secretary of State).  The Republican candidate for Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, said he would have fought to uphold the ban on same sex marriage if he was Attorney General.  Republicans were wrong then, and their outdated views on marriage equality and equal rights are just as wrong today."


Remember October 7, 2014 - the birth of marriage equality in Nevada!

Terri Thomas Needs Your Help!

We are going to be canvassing for Terri Thomas, Candidate for Washoe County Commission District 2, every Saturday until the election, and we need your help!

Below are the times, dates, and locations.


If you can volunteer a few hours knocking on doors, please call John at 408-515-5045  or email at jsaludes63@hotmail.com.


Saturday, October 18 from 10:45 am to 2:00 pm.  Meet at Starbucks 6637 S. Virginia St (By Total Wine and More) at 10:45 am


Saturday, October 25 from 10:45 am to 2:00 pm.  Meet at Starbucks 18250 Wedge Pkwy at 10:45 am


Saturday, November 1 from 10:45 am to 2:00 pm.  Meet at Starbucks 18250 Wedge Pkwy at 10:45 am

Check Out Our Great Candidates on KAME Channel 21!

Thanks to AAUW and the League of Women Votersfor sponsoring a candidate forum at local KAME Channel 21 that gives us all a good look at our candidates.

Please check out our candidates for Nevada State Assembly and Washoe County Commission and then help spread the word about what dedicated and qualified candidates they are.  

The forum will be rebroadcast at 4 PM on these dates:

October 19

October 26

November 2

It's Time Get Committed!

Committed to Vote Early, That Is...


A message from the Nevada State Democratic Party

In 23 days early voting starts and we can finally have our voices heard! The Koch Brothers' money trying to buy our election won’t matter. The only thing that matters is that we get out and vote! 


Commit 2 Vote during early vote now and make sure that Democrats turn out this election!


All the political pundits and all the Republican bigwigs think that Democrats are going to snooze on this election. They think we won’t have our voice heard.


Well, they’re wrong. We know how dangerous the Republican agenda is: allowing insurance companies to discriminate against people with preexisting conditions; turning back the clock on women’s healthcare; and, protecting their billionaire buddies like the Koch Brothers at the expense of working class families.

Show the pundits and prognosticators that they’re wrong. Commit 2 Vote during early voting now and make sure that Democrats turn out this election!




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