Chair: Seth Berner, Portland
1st Vice Chair: Marcella Marino, Portland
2nd Vice Chair: Larry Flaherty, Bridgton
Secretary: vacant – Election 25 April 2021
Treasurer: William Birthisel, Cumberland
Chair: Seth Berner, Portland
The CCDC meets regularly the third Sunday of each month, with locations varying to allow access for residents of the county’s varied locations. Meetings are open to any Democrat and often include presentations from state and national organizations.
Members of the committee are chosen at city and town caucuses held every two years. The last caucuses were held Jan. 31, 2010. If you wish to be a part of the county committee before the next caucus, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if we have no committee vacancies open, your energy will be welcome in a volunteer capacity until a spot becomes available.
The CCDC’s mission is to further the cause of the Democratic Party in Cumberland County by supporting the election of Democrats to local, county, state and national positions. In situations where more than one Democrat is seeking the same position, the CCDC does not take sides, but seeks to encourage voters to become familiar with all their Democratic choices.
South Portland Website
James (Jamie) Wagner
P. Kelley Simpson
Mary R. Holt
Michael ShaughnessyNeil Shankman
320 Burnham Rd. 04009
19 Water Street 04011
30 Hannaford Cove Rd. 04107
20 Heath Road 04015
29 Granite Ridge 04110
42 Durham Rd. 04032
9 Gateway Commons 04038
73 Dutton Hill Rd. 04039
121 Tondreau Point 04079
249 Scribners Mills Rd. 04040
875 Island Avenue 04050
5 Spruce Lane 04055
34B Chestnut Common Rd. 04260
97 Farms Edge Rd. 04097
43 Turtle Cove Road 04071
PO Box 276 04071
14 Kerryman Circle 04074
PO Box 420 04029
95 Harbor Place 04106
153 Forest St. 04092
43 Park Road 04062
405 Portland Street 04096
The following is based on a 2007-2008 work plan; however, it still reflects the overall goals of the CCDC.
GOAL 1: PROMOTE THE DEMOCRATIC MESSAGE AND VALUES.
1a. Publish the Cumberland County Democrat.
1b. Operate the web as the go-to place for connecting with/mobilizing members and expanding the base of people who vote Democratic.
GOAL 2: RECRUIT AND ELECT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.
2a. Develop and implement a regionally-based strategy to recruit and support candidates.
2b. Work with the Maine Democratic Party to insure that the CCDC has an easily accessible, user-friendly, and accurate voter file to use as a campaign tool.
2c. Develop and execute Field/ GOTV (Get Out The Vote) plans in coordination with the Coordinated Campaign.
GOAL 3: STRENGTHEN THE ORGANIZATION AND LEADERSHIP.
3a. Maintain a strong, viable CCDC.
3b. Establish a Marketing/Outreach Sub-committee to focus on increasing our visibility in parades, holiday events, and at other events.
3c. Launch focus on the environment (e.g. global warming, climate change) to focus attention on the work of the Democratic Party/Legislature.
3d. Support Municipal Chairs/Vice Chairs and promote the development of local capacity.
3e. Recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers (e.g. events, campaigns) and create and manage a volunteer database.
3f. Maintain a strong relationship with the Cumberland County Legislative Delegation.
GOAL 4: FUND THE MISSION
1a. Conduct an annual appeal with members and non-members.
2b. Conduct events.
GOAL 5: BUILD THE MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
1a. Promote the success of our Democratic Caucuses.
2b. Promote the success of our Convention.