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The Oregon Trail Democrats live in the Sandy/ Hoodland/ Estacada/ Boring region of House District 52- and are determined to make a difference in state, local and national politics.   We began as a small group of PCP’s (Democratic Precinct Committee Persons) gathered together in 2004 by Pat Ryan and Walt Trandum.

 Our purpose is to work to organize and elect Democratic candidates.

Together, we are teaching ourselves how to be more effective in both influencing the voters AND influencing our elected officials about issues that are important to us.  We welcome your presence, your ideas, your experience- together we can move mountains!

Oregon Trail Democrats believe strongly in the interconnection of all Americans.  And we help build healthy communities right in our own neighborhoods.  When issues come up for votes, you can count on our working on the side of children, elders and those with disabilities.  We belong to the Sandy Chamber of Commerce and have participated in the Sandy Mountain Festival Parade and festivities.  Our members serve on the school board, the library board, and are active in many ways.    We give financial support to the Sandy Community/Senior Center, the Sandy Action Center and the library.

Today we are recognized around the state for our activism in putting up candidates signs (Yea for the late Dick McQueen and his cohorts!), for knocking on doors and writing cogent letters to the editor in local papers.  We phone and do mailings to inform voters about the candidates we support.  And we raise the money needed to help make these things happen.

Oregon Trail Democrats believe strongly in the interconnection of all Americans.  And we help build healthy communities right in our own neighborhoods.  When issues come up for votes, you can count on our working on the side of children, elders and those with disabilities.  

Please note: OTD does not endorse candidates in contested races in the Democratic Party primary.  But we will post information about LOCAL “events” for any Democratic party candidate requested by members of OTD.

We are proud to be Oregon Trail Democrats!

Do plan on joining us on the 4th Tuesday of each month (exception: no meeting in December).  We meet at 7:00 PM (6:30 social time) in the The Sunset Room, next to the Clackamas County Bank,  38935 Proctor Blvd., Sandy.  http://www.ci.sandy.or.us/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.mapLocation&mapLocationID=40368. See posts for information on next meeting.

Our Officers are as follows:

Chairwoman – Susan Gates  (Contact through website or Phone: 503-668-9628)

Vice Chairman – Roger Fantz

Secretary – Mary Anderson

Treasurer – Sannye Phillips

Sargent-at Arms/Parliamentarian – Gloria Bean

HD 52 Leaders – Susan Drew & Dennis Ghelfi

 

Current officers of the Clackamas County Democratic party are:

Chair: Peter Nordbye

Vice Chair: Erika Kane

Secretary: Scott Hays

Treasurer: Eric Carlson

For a full list of the elected delegates to the state central committee and CD 3 & 5 committees and other information you can link to the Clackamas County Democratic Party website:  www.clackamasdems.org  They have it all there.

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