Our Role in the Democratic Party of Oregon

The Yamhill County Democratic Party represents over 19,000 registered Democrats in our county.  While the party includes all registered Democrats, only elected and appointed Precinct Committee People make up the voting body of the local County Party.

The local county party receives no direct funding from either the Democratic Party of Oregon or the Democratic National Committee; rather, those organizations receive the time and effort of our volunteers as representatives for our community.

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Elected Representatives of the County Party act as delegates to the Congressional District (CD1) and to the State (State Central Committee).   They attend meetings and take votes as representatives of the membership of Yamhill County Democrats.

One of the things our elected SCC representatives vote on is leadership of the DPO every 2 years at the reorganization meeting in March. The State Chair and State Vice Chair participate in the DNC; therefore, the DNC is made up of State party representatives, elected by County party delegates representing their individual counties.  

In addition to our Elected Representatives, all members may join Caucuses and Committees within the DPO. Caucuses meet during the quarterly SCC meetings.  Their role is to help shape the party platform and actions, and they have an additional voice to speak about issues that are important to them.  Caucuses also have an additional vote at the SCC. The following are the Caucuses of the DPO:

  • Asian American & Pacific Islanders

  • Black

  • Disability Justice

  • Education

  • Elections Integrity

  • Environmental

  • Gun Owners

  • Health Care

  • Labor

  • Latino

  • Native American

  • Rural

  • Small Business

  • Stonewall (LGBTQ)

  • Veterans

  • Women's

  • Young Democrats of Oregon