As part of DFMC’s Endorsement Process, we send all candidates Questionnaires for them to fill out and send back to us. Their responses are then shared with our members. Click on the link below to read the responses of our Endorsed Candidates who are currently involved in contested primaries.
DFMC Endorsed Candidates Responses to the DFMC Candidate 2018 Questionnaire
After the Primary Election, we will post the responses of those Endorsed Candidates who have Republican opponents in the General Election.
In honor of May Day our May Link-up will be on May 1 instead of our usual first Thursday. Jobs with Justice is co-hosting this event.
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Upland Brewing Co. Reception Room – 350 W. 11th St
Our guest speaker will be Tom Lewendowski co-founder of the Workers Project in Fort Wayne Indiana. This project seeks to create a bond between union members and non-union members – workers of all stripes – white, Latino, black, Asian, undocumented, unemployed – and to organize them all into one community. Long before Trump came along with his bigoted fear mongering which pitted union workers against non-union workers, whites against people of color, and everyone against undocumented people, the Workers Project was working on the premise that they all are in the same boat and that, as Tom so colorfully put it, “if they’re f—d, we’re f—d.”
The members of Democracy For Monroe County met tonight at our April Link-up and voted to endorse the following candidates:
E. Thomasina Marsili for State Representative, District 46
Penny Githens for State Representative, District 60
Amy Swain for State Representative, District 62
Jared Stancombe for State Representative, District 65
Nicole Browne for County Clerk
Erika Oliphant for Prosecuting Attorney
Eric Schmitz for County Recorder
Brad Swain for Sheriff
Lee Jones for County Commissioner, District 1
Shelli Yoder for County Council, District 1
L. Kate Wiltz for County Council, District 2
Eric Spoonmoore for County Council, District 4
Chris Gaal for Circuit Court Judge, Division 6, Seat 2
Catherine Stafford for Circuit Court Judge, Division 6, Seat 3
Darcie Fawcett for Circuit Court Judge, Division 9, Seat 8
Michelle Bright for Benton Township Trustee
Kim Alexander for Bloomington Township Trustee
Congratulations to all of these candidates!
In April of every election year, DFMC Members meet at our monthly Link-up to determine which candidates we will endorse. This year we have an overabundance of good candidates, and in some of the contested primary races choosing which candidate to endorse will be difficult. We may even end up remaining neutral. What’s really great about our endorsement process is that, while the Endorsements Committee may make recommendations, you, the members, will make the final decision.
If you have joined before March 6, at 11:59 PM you are qualified to vote. Non-members, however, are most welcome to attend.
Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Crazy Horse, 214 W. Kirkwood Ave
This past month, DFMC hosted three candidate forums. For one of them we partnered with the Monroe County Democratic Black Caucus. You can watch them on CATS at the links below
County and Township Offices Forum