How can I join the committee?
We welcome new Democrats on the committee! There are three categories of members.
To be a voting member of the town committee you must be elected, either on a ballot or by the committee to fill positions that become open.
Most elected members are the 35 people whose names were on the Democratic Presidential Primary ballot and elected by the citizens of Tewksbury in March 2016. Some full members were elected to fill seats opened by the deaths or resignations of elected members. Full members are expected to attend quarterly meetings and participate in helping get Democratic candidates elected to local, state and federal office. Only elected members may vote on matters coming before the committee.
A 20-year member is any person who has served for 20 or more consecutive years on the committee. These members may be “grandfathered” into the committee and not count against the 35 member quota.
An associate member is someone who wishes to join the committee during the four-year period between presidential primaries. Associate members are encouraged to attend meetings and participate in all activities and discussions, though they do not vote on matters that come before the committee. If there is an opening on the committee due to resignation or death, associate members will be given primary consideration to fill that vacancy.
I’m not a member, can I attend a meeting?
Yes! The Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee meetings and socials are open to all interested parties. We strongly encourage all town registered voters to attend, especially Democrats. Elected Democratic officials frequently attend the meetings. The committee usually meets at the Town Hall on Saturday mornings at 10 o’clock. There will be times, however, that we may need to change the date, time or venue. If this happens we will make every effort to notify the public in advance. You can find more information regarding our meetings and events on our calendar.