UPCOMING ENDORSEMENT MEETINGS FOR ELECTION 2018:
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018, for judicial races
The endorsement vote for nonjudicial races was held at the February 15, 2018, meeting.
CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ENDORSEMENT MEETINGS AND A LIST OF SPECIFIC RACES IN WHICH CSD IS CONSIDERING ENDORSEMENT
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Members are the key to voting on endorsements but are also vital in their participation in the endorsement interviews and then working to ensure our candidates win! In order to be a voting member your membership must be paid up to date at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Memberships run on the calendar year if it is an annual membership and expire every December 31. If you are a monthly sustaining member there is no expiration! You can join or renew your membership today online by clicking on the Membership tab.
To volunteer and help with the endorsement process contact Kate Kennedy, VP for Political Strategy:
CSD ENDORSEMENT PROCESS FOR JUDICIAL CANDIDATES
To be endorsed a candidate must be a registered Democrat, submit a completed CSD questionnaire, and receive 60% of the membership vote at the endorsement meeting. The completed questionnaires will be shared with the membership via our website and at the meeting. Additionally, a lawyer screening committee will review questionnaires and make any recommendations based on professional qualifications and experience as well as support for the mission of CSD. Candidates are welcome and encouraged to come speak at the membership meeting before the vote takes place. All deadlines must be met as explained on the questionnaire.
If there are any questions and to receive a questionnaire emailed to you as a candidate please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Judicial Questionnaire is also available for download:
JUDICIAL RACES FOR WHICH CSD WILL BE CONSIDERING ENDORSEMENT:
Ohio Supreme Court FTC 1/1 & 1/2
Ohio Court of Appeals 8th District FTC 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/9
Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas General Division FTC 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12
Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division – FTC 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
CSD ENDORSEMENT PROCESS AND
INSTRUCTIONS FOR NONJUDICIAL CANDIDATES
To be endorsed a candidate must be a registered Democrat, submit a CSD questionnaire and receive 60% of the membership vote. In addition we encourage non-judicial candidates to schedule a brief interview with our screening committee and address the membership at our endorsement meeting, at which the vote takes place. Scroll down and click on your race to access the appropriate questionnaire. When you have completed the questionnaire, click submit and your answers will be stored securely.
After the completed questionnaire has been received, the candidate will be contacted to arrange an interview with our screening committee. Please be aware that candidates must be a registered Democrat to receive our endorsement which means the candidate has voted in the most recent Democratic Primary election.
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
ENDORSEMENT QUESTIONNAIRE LINKS
Election and Voter Information:
County Board of Elections Sites
PRIMARY ELECTION 2018 ENDORSEMENTSCSDVoterGuidefor2180508PrimaryElection