PENOBSCOT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE SPECIAL CAUCUS
 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Old Town High School
203 Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, Maine
6:00 p.m.
PURPOSE
The purpose of this special caucus will be to hold an election to fill a vacancy that currently exists: Register of Probate of Penobscot County  This vacancy exists as the result of former Register of Probate, Susan Almy’s resignation. The names of the top three vote getters will be submitted to Governor LePage for his selection and approval.
ELECTION RULES AND PROCEDURES
  • Any currently registered member of the Maine Democratic Party at the time of the last election (November 3, 2015) who resides in Penobscot County is eligible to be nominated and vote to fill the position of Register of Probate.
  • ALL caucus attendees who wish to vote in this election MUST REGISTER with the caucus clerk(s) PRIOR to the caucus and be APPROVED as an “eligible voter”.
  • Registrations will close at 6:30 p.m. No-one will be allowed to register after 6:30 p.m.
  • Nominations will be entertained from the floor. Self-nominations will be allowed. No limit exists re: the number of individuals who can be nominated.
  • Each nominee will be given the opportunity to introduce herself/himself and to provide a concise statement re: her/his qualifications for this office and why she or he would like to hold this office [2-minute limit].
  • All voting will be conducted by secret paper ballot. Each eligible voter will be allowed to vote for one nominee. The three nominees who receive the most total votes on all ballots submitted will be declared as the “winners.” The ballots will be counted and recorded by the County Chair and two other PCDC members appointed by the Chair. Any nominee who so wishes is welcome to choose a representative to be present during the counting of votes.
  • At the conclusion of ballot counting, the Chair will announce the results.
  • The names of three (3) individuals who received the largest number of total votes will be submitted to the Governor for his approval.
  • The PCDC Chair will submit the results of this election to fill the current vacancy that exists for Register of Probate, Penobscot County to Governor LePage within seven (7) calendar days subsequent to this election.
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# Maine State Statute Regarding This Election
 
Title 18-A: PROBATE CODE
Article 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS, DEFINITIONS AND JURISDICTION
Part 5: REGISTERS OF PROBATE
Vacancies caused by death, resignation, removal from the county, permanent incapacity as defined in Title 30-A, section 1, subsection 2-A or any other reason must be filled as provided in the Constitution of Maine. In the case of a vacancy in the term of a register of probate who was nominated by primary election before the general election, the register of probate appointed by the Governor to fill the vacancy until a successor is chosen at election must be enrolled in the same political party as the register of probate whose term is vacant. In making the appointment, the Governor shall choose from any recommendations submitted to the Governor by the county committee of the political party from which the appointment is to be made. [1995, c. 683, §2 (AMD).]
For more information regarding this caucus, please contact Paul Davis at pauldmaine@mac.com or (207) 570-4273.
 

Register of Probate

On November 12, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

Brief description of what Register of Probate position entails and what skills a good candidate should have to do the job successfully.

  • Familiarity with probate law, rule & procedures is helpful
  • Works well with the public, including state agencies such as DHHS and Vital Records, as well as private adoption agencies
  • Responsible for the administration of all the informal probate cases (about 98% of estate proceed informally)
  • Must be a working Register – hands-on with office tasks
  • Willingness to serve on Maine Association of Registers of Probate Committees (involves travel to Augusta)
  • Maintains files on complex litigation
  • Maintains/archives records
  • Supervises staff
  • Works with Judge of Probate, County Commissioners, County Administrator and other county departments
  • Management of budget
  • Computer and technical background a must – willing to learn probate software program for case management
  • Good communication skills
 

John F. Kennedy Dinner Pictures

On November 12, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

The John F. Kennedy Recognition Dinner was a huge success.  Many thanks to all that helped and those you attended.

A big thank you to Jeff Kirlin for being our official photographer.

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For more photos, go to Jeff Kirlin’s The Thing of the Moment Facebook album

 

Pictures From Past JFK Dinners

On September 27, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

2013 JFK Dinner

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Photos by Joan Roberts

2011 JFK Dinner

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Photos by Ramona du Houx

 

John F. Kennedy Recognition Dinner

On September 20, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

No More Tickets Available!

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October 24, 2015
6:00PM to 9:00PM
University of Maine
Wells Commons and Conference Center
On October 19th, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University of Maine.  This was the last honorary degree that JFK ever received. President Kennedy was assassinated only 34 days following this occasion – on November 22, 1963.
To commemorate the 52nd Anniversary of President Kennedy’s visit to the University of Maine, The Penobscot County Democratic Committee will recognize the outstanding contributions of two individuals and one group who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in continuing the legacy of John F. Kennedy’s principles and values. 
This year, we are pleased and honored to present these awards to three well deserving recipients. 
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The Honorable Barney Frank

Gwethalyn Phillips

 Maine People’s Alliance

On behalf of the Penobscot County Democratic Committee, I respectfully invite you to attend the John F. Kennedy Recognition Dinner which we anticipate will be very well attended by active, loyal Democrats throughout Maine.


Individual tickets – $35


Please consider joining our Host Committee, four levels of sponsorship have been established:


Sponsor (includes 8 tickets)  –  $750 
Host (includes 6 tickets)  –  $500
Supporter (includes 4 tickets)  –  $250
Friend (includes 2 ticket)   – $100


Meal choices are:
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast w/Balsamic Reduction
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Roasted Salmon w/Sun Dried Tomato Basil Sea Salt 
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Vegetable Wellington w/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce 
 
If you would like to order online by credit or debit card, please go to link below.

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jfkdinner15

If you would like to order by check,
please print this form

JFK 2015 Order Form

and mail to:

PCDC
PO Box 2685
 

Bangor, ME 04402 

 
 

This site is in progress.  Thank you for your patience.

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Democratic Party Day of Action – May 24th

On May 20, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

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The Coordinated Campaign and the SDCC are planning a joint volunteer canvass on Saturday, May 24, from 10am to 2pm. We’ll be meeting at the Bangor office at 15 State Street and heading out to knock on doors in the Little City neighborhood. Senator Geoff Gratwick will be canvassing with us. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Mike Emery at (207) 215-7441.

 

THE PCDC Caucus Breakfast

On February 21, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

The PCDC Caucus Breakfast will be held at 9:00 AM at Seasons Restaurant (427 Main Street – Bangor). Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud, U.S. Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows, CD-2 Candidates Emily Cain, Troy Jackson, and Alden Smith will attend the breakfast.

There is a $10 suggested donation.

 

Penobscot County Democratic Caucuses

On February 21, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

The Penobscot County Democratic Committee has announced the Caucus Schedule for the March 2, 2014 Maine Democratic Party.  The PCDC Caucus Breakfast will be held at 9:00 AM at Seasons Restaurant (427 Main Street – Bangor). Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud, U.S. Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows, CD-2 Candidates Emily Cain, Troy Jackson, and Alden Smith will attend the breakfast.

 

Town

Time

Location 2014 Convenor
Alton

9:00 AM

Alton Municipal Building Laura Sanborn
Bangor

1:00

Parks and Recreation Center John Hanson
Brewer

2:00

Brewer Auditorium Paul Davis
Burlington

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Lisa Jipson
Carmel

2:00

Hermon High School Eric Goodale
Charleston

7:00

Almy home, 296 Bradford Road, Charleston Chris Almy
Chester

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Pat Locke
Clifton

3:00

Eddington Town Office Teresa Montague
Corinna

4:30

Dexter Municipal Office Dave Pearson
Dexter

4:30

Dexter Municipal Office Dave Pearson
East Millinocket

1:00

Millinocket Municipal Building Charles Pray
Eddington

3:00

Eddington Town Office Bruce Pratt
Edinburg

1:00

Howland Town Office Lisa Jipson
Enfield

1:00

Howland Town Office Pam Hatch
Etna

2:00

Hermon High School Cindy Todd
Garland

1:00

Garland Town Hall Jacques Weinstein
Glenburn

1:00

Glenburn Town Office Bob Toole
Greenbush

1:00

Howland Town Office Lisa Jipson
Hampden

1:00

Hampden Town Office Jim Davitt
Hermon

2:00

Hermon High School Kurt Keef
Holden

3:00

Eddinton Town Office Laurie Turner
Howland

1:00

Howland Town Office Pam Hatch
Hudson

2:00

Hudson Town Office Sandra Duchesne
Kenduskeag

1:00

Levant Town Office Bob Toole
Lagrange

1:00

Howland Town Office Pam Hatch
Lee

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Lisa Jipson
Levant

1:00

Glenburn Town Office Bob Toole
Lincoln

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Pat Locke
Lowell

1:00

Howland Town Office Lisa Jipson
Mattawamkeag

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Lisa Jipson
Maxfield

1:00

Howland Town Office Pam Hatch
Medway

1:00

Millinocket Town Office Charles Pray
Milford

1:30

Milford Town Office Pam Bell
Millinocket

1:00

Millinocket Town Office Charles Pray
Newburgh

1:00

Hampden Town Office Jim Davitt
Newport

1:00

Newport Town Office Emily Parker
Old Town

1:00

Old Town High School Jim Varner
Orono

1:30

Orono Town Office Anita Wihry
Orrington

1:00

Orrington Municial Office Laura Bouzan
Passadumkeag

1:00

Howland Town Office Pam Hatch
Penobscot Nation

1:00

Old Town High School Wayne Mitchell
Plymouth

1:00

Newport Town Office Emily Parker
Seboeis Plantation

1:00

Howland Town Office Pam Hatch
Springfield

3:00

Lincoln Town Office Lisa Jipson
Veazie

1:00

Bangor Parks and Recreation Stan Marshall
Winn

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Pam Hatch
Woodville

3:00

Lincoln Municipal Office Pam Hatch

 

If your municipality is not listed or you would like more information, please contact Paul Davis (207) 570-4273

 

PCDC to Honor Congressman Mike Michaud at JFK Dinner!

On October 29, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Paul P. Davis

The Penobscot County Democratic Committee will be Honoring Congressman Mike Michaud!

This year the PCDC is proud to announce that the recipient of this year’s prestigious John F. Kennedy Award is Congressman Michael Michaud.

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Tickets for the John F. Kennedy Recognition Dinner are still available.

https://secure.actblue.com/page/kennedydinner13

or contact Paul Dave at pauldmaine@mac.com

 
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