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September 24, 2022

5:30-7:30 PM

In Person in Corte Madera

Help support our Action Headquarters at 1417 4th Street in San Rafael and our work in the crucial midterm elections.

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Marin Democratic Party Elects New Chair and Officers

The Democratic Central Committee of Marin (DCCM), commonly known as the Marin Democratic Party, held its biennial vote to elect officers on Thursday, August 4. Longtime Chair, Paul Cohen, announced that after fourteen years of service, he would not be seeking reappointment to the position. Cohen nominated DCCM member Pat Johnstone to succeed him as Chair. Johnstone has served as Chair of the DCCM Campaign Services and Outreach Committee (CSOC) since 2014. In accepting the nomination, Johnstone asked the Committee to thank Mr. Cohen for his stewardship of the Party since 2008.

As CSOC Chair, Johnstone has worked closely with the hundreds of Marin Democratic Party volunteers as well as supporting the endorsed candidates of the Party. Over the years, she has also managed the Marin Democratic Party’s campaign headquarters, generally located in San Rafael in even years.

“I look forward to keeping the Democratic Party active and accessible, and continuing to grow our big tent to represent our diverse community,” Johnstone said.

The Officers elected for a two-year term with Johnstone are:

First Vice Chair - Paul Cohen

Second Vice Chair- Dotty LeMieux

Treasurer - Kris Organ

Recording Secretary - Ida Times Green

Corresponding Secretary - Steve Burdo

“It's been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chair of the Party for the past 14 years,” said Cohen. “It's time to take a step back and support Pat Johnstone as she brings new energy and ideas as Chair.”

Leading into the crucial midterm election, the Marin Democratic Party will be coordinating volunteer opportunities Thursdays-Sundays from 12-5pm at their San Rafael headquarters, located at 1417 4th Street. Hours will be expanded in September. People can get involved by visiting the website,

“We are heading into a crucial midterm election”, Johnstone explained, “and we expect to be very busy coordinating volunteer activities to keep the House and Senate, elect the Democratic slate statewide, and also support our local endorsed candidates.”