The Clallam County Democratic Central Committee met Dec. 11 and unanimously elected as its new chair Matthew Randazzo of Port Angeles, a 26-year-old author and political consultant who served as the communications director for State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep.-elect Steve Tharinger in their successful fall campaigns.
As its new vice chair, the committee chose Jack Slowriver of Port Angeles, the 34-year-old area services manager for Planned Parenthood and former executive director of Clallam County Family Planning.
Other officers elected for 2011-2012 are Kris Grier, of Port Angeles, treasurer; Lindsay Buxton, of Port Angeles, recording secretary; Earl Archer, of Sequim, state committeeman; Pat Johansen, of Sequim, state committeewoman; and outgoing chair John Merton Marrs, of Lake Sutherland, corresponding secretary. Also elected were trustees Sylvia Hancock, Craig Rantala and Bill Lowman from Clallam County District 1; Ron Richards, Ben Chambers and Nancy Chambers from Clallam County District 2; and Dan Duncan, Patsy Feeley and Nancy Messmer from Clallam County District 3.
Randazzo said the Central Committee will work to upgrade its organization, expand membership and appeal to voters of all ages and areas.
The committee meets at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room.
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