January 22nd, 2023
Taylor elected to third term as Linn Dems chair
Jerred Taylor has been elected to a third two-year term as chair of the Linn County Democratic Central Committee. Taylor, the lone nominee for chair, was elected by acclamation Jan. 5 during our Linn County Democrats Biennial Reorganization Meeting at Albany Public Library. About 40 people were in attendance.
Susan Heath. previously third vice chair, was elected first vice chair. Newcomer Bill McCoy, an Air Force veteran and retired aeronautic engineer and computer programmer, was elected third vice chair. McCoy described himself as "110 percent Democrat." (Update: McCoy resigned Feb. 9, and the Linn County Democrats Executive Committee on Feb. 10 selected Krystal Overvig as 3rd Vice Chair until an election can be held during the next central committee meeting on March 2.)
In addition to Taylor, officers reelected were 2nd Vice Chair Chris Smith, Treasurer Jackie Montague. Ambassador Paula Connaghan and Secretary Renee Windsor-White, who is also starting her third two-year term.
Also elected were State Central Committee delegates and alternates, and Congressional District 4 and 5 Committee delegates and alternates, all of whom are listed below.
2023-24 Linn County Democratic Central Committee
Chair: Jerred Taylor
1st Vice Chair: Susan Heath
2nd Vice Chair: Chris Smith
3rd Vice Chair: Krystal Overvig*
Treasurer: Jackie Montague
Secretary: Renee Windsor-White
Ambassador: Paula Connaghan
State Central Committee Delegates:
Susan Heath, Chris Smith, Carolyn Wagner
State Central Committee Alternates:
Nathan Burroughs, Krystal Overvig, Ben Watts
Congressional District 4 Committee Delegate:
Congressional District 4 Committee Alternates:
Congressional District 5 Committee Delegates:
Stacey Bartholomew, Steve Harbert, Scottie McKee
Congressional District 5 Committee Alternates:
Scott Bruslind, Sheree Speaks-Mahi, Wendy Nilsen
* Overvig was selected Feb. 10 by the Linn County Democrats' Executive Committee to replace Bill McCoy, who resigned as third vice chair on Feb. 9. Overvig will serve until an election is held during the next Linn Dems Central Committee meeting on March 2.
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