Last night's meeting of the LD17 Democrats was pretty straightforward...
...Tom Kociemba of the Apollo Alliance spoke enthusiastically about the need to start changing our economy to a clean energy one, specifically discussing the Alliance's "Ten-Point Plan for Good Jobs and Energy Independence."
...Don Bivens, candidate for the Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, spoke to the group for a few minutes. The election to select a new chair (to replace the departing David Waid) will be held at this weekend's meeting of the State Committee in Prescott.
...Three of the candidates for Tempe City Council spoke briefly. Corey Woods and Rhett Wilson have websites up already; incumbent Mark Mitchell's should go live shortly.
Note: Katie Nelson of the AZ Rep reports that Joel Navarro of the Tempe Human Relations Commission has also taken out nomination petitions.
...and in perhaps the biggest news of the evening, Chair Doug Mings and Vice-Chair Ed Hermes announced the biggest fundraising event ever for the LD17 Democrats, to take place this fall -
Chili con Dems, a chili cook-off with special guest Governor Janet Napolitano (whooo hooo!) will take place on Saturday, September 22. More details soon, or contact district chair Doug Mings at dougmings[at]gmail.com.