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Monday, February 1, 2016

Plainfield Dem committee prepares for 2016 season

Plans made for the 2016 campaign season.

Chairman Adrian O. Mapp presided at a meeting of the Plainfield
Democratic City Committee this past Friday evening at the Plainfield YMCA.

Two vacancies were filled (those of the late Dottie Gutenkauf and David Rutherford, who had to move out of his district after a fire destroyed his apartment). A moment of silence was observed in memory of Dottie Gutenkauf and Lillian Jamar, both of whom passed since the last committee meeting in Octiber.

Chairman Mapp outlined the process for the 2016 City Council nominations, appointing a commitee of seven representing the four wards (I am among them) to screen all candidates interested in running on the party line in the June primary. The committee is charged with presenting a slate of one candidate each for the two seats that are up: Ward 3 and Citywide at-large.

Individuals may indicate their interest in running by emailing their resumes and/or summaries of experience and their reasons for wishing to run to Put "Council candidacy" in the subject line. The screening committee will make its recommendations by February 24.

Chairman Mapp also reminded those present that he has the privilege of appointing poll workers at the city's 34 voting districts. Those wishing to be poll workers must attend a training session offered by the County Board of Elections. They are on duty on Election DAy in June and November from before 6:00 AM until after the polls close at 8:00 PM. The daily stipend is $200. Those interested in serving should also contact the chairman through the PDCC email at Please mark the subject line "Poll worker".

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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