Irene Dondley (left) and Tom
Diaz (center) are honored at the 2012 3rd Middlesex Area Democrats breakfast.
Honorees are pictured with Lexington guests (right).
Bob Avallone (left and center) and Michael Bate (right)
Lexington/Arlington Regional Democratic
What Is The Lexington Democratic Town Committee?
The Lexington Democratic Town Committee is established under
the authority of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the
Charter of the Democratic Party of Massachusetts. Under this authority, the
Lexington Democratic Town Committee (LDTC) is charged with furthering the
ideals and aims of the Democratic Party locally, in Massachusetts, and
Goals of the LDTC
- to enhance the democratic process by engaging more people
in political activities;
- to bring issues of social, economic, and political
importance to public awareness;
- to work through the electoral process to get Democratic
candidates elected to public office, in county, state and national positions.
In order to address these goals, the LDTC holds at least
four business meetings a year and additional events. The LDTC hosts speakers on
current topics as well as candidates for office and elected officials. Each
year it holds the annual town-wide Democratic Caucus which elects a delegation
of Lexington's Democrats to attend the State Convention. It furthers the
building of political community through parties, picnics, and rallies. The LDTC
works actively to achieve the election of Democratic candidates.
Meetings of the LDTC are open to the public. Registered
Democrats and those who are unenrolled ("independents") are invited to attend
Composition of the Committee
In accordance with the Charter, the LDTC has 35 Elected
Members (chosen for four-year terms at the time of the quadrennial Presidential
Primary) and a variable number of Associate Members. Elected members who
have been active for 20 or more years are designated "20-year members" and are
not required to run for reelection at primary time. Vacancies in the roster of
Members may be filled at any duly scheduled and announced meeting of the LDTC.
Candidates to fill vacancies are chosen from the list of Associate Members.
Associate Members are elected by the LDTC Members from those registered
Democrats who volunteer to assist in Democratic Party activities in Lexington.
Members and Associate Members are expected to volunteer for, and to participate
actively in, the work of the committee. Only elected members have the right to
vote on business matters which come before a duly scheduled and announced
meeting of the LDTC.