DOUGLAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
The Douglas County Republican Assembly will be held at
Castle View High School (5254 N Meadows Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109, see
map below) on
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014. The legislative
district assemblies will be held earlier in the morning before the county
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2014 Assembly Schedule
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
8:00am – Check-in Opens
8:30am – SD30 Assembly
9:30am – HD43/44/45 Assembles
10:30am – Break
11:30am County Assembly
$10 for Delegates/$0 for alternates
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 9:30am
6th Congressional Assembly
South Middle School
12310 E Parkview Drive
Aurora, CO 80011
9:30am (Doors open 8:30am)
Friday, April 11th 2014
Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield, CO
12:15pm House District 39 Assembly
9:45am 4th Congressional District Assembly
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Colorado Republican State Assembly
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Who are the candidates?
A list of candidates appears on the
candidate page of this website.
What Happens at the County Assembly?
The County Assembly is a meeting of all the delegates and alternates elected
at the 2014 Douglas County Republican Caucus.
County Office Designations. The County Assembly will meet to
designate Republican countywide candidates for the primary ballot. Specifically,
we will designate candidates for the offices of county commissioner, sheriff,
clerk & recorder, assessor, treasurer, and coroner.
When the County Assembly votes on candidates for each of the above offices, candidates
that receive 30% or more of the vote will be on the primary ballot, those that
receive between 10% and 30% will not be on the ballot unless they get on the
ballot by petitioning (collecting a lot of signatures), and those that receive
less than 10% will not appear on the ballot and will not be eligible to
use the petitioning method to get on the ballot. In the even that more than
one candidate receives more than 30% of the vote, the order candidates appear
on the primary ballot will depend on how many votes they got at the County
Elections to Higher Assemblies. In addition to designating countywide candidates, the County Assembly will also elect
delegates and alternates to represent Douglas County at "higher assemblies." Since
some districts are comprised of an area that extends beyond Douglas County, the
Douglas County Republican Assembly does not have the authority to designate
candidates for those districts. Instead, the County Assembly elects delegates
and alternates to represent Douglas County at additional assemblies for those
districts. Those assemblies, made up of delegates from multiple counties,
then vote to designate candidates for that district.
This year, the Douglas County Republican Assembly will elect delegates to
the House District 39 Assembly, the 4th & 6th Congressional District Assembly, and
to the State Assembly. (see below)
Resolutions. Finally, the County Assembly will vote on resolutions. Resolutions were voted
on and submitted by each precinct caucus and were forwarded to the county party.
A Resolutions Committee will review all the submitted resolutions, assess which
resolutions seem to be common or popular, and will present a list of resolutions
that embodies those resolutions at the County Assembly.
Resolutions to be voted on at the county assembly will be posted here about a
week after caucus.
What Are Delegates and Alternates?
Delegates and alternates to the County Assembly were elected by each precinct
at their caucus on March 4th. Both delegates and alternates should plan on
attending the County Assembly.
At the County Assembly, delegates and alternates should check-in--that is, be
"credentialed." They will receive their name tag and other assembly material.
Delegates will be seated immediately. Soon after the assembly begins, a
review will be made of the delegates that haven't signed
in. If a precinct is missing one or more delegates because they didn't attend,
alternates for that precinct will be requested to take the place of the delegate.
If more than one delegate is absent, alternates will be seated in the order of
their ranking as determined at caucus.
Only delegates, and alternates seated in the place of absent delegates, may
vote. However, alternates still have the opportunity to run for the opportunity
to be a delegate or alternate at a higher assembly--so if an alternate wants to
go to a higher assembly, the alternate should still attend the County Assembly
even if he or she does not have the opportunity to take the place of a delegate.
Delegates and alternates to the Douglas County Republican Assembly are
automatically delegates and alternates to the district assemblies for
districts in which they live that lie entirely within Douglas County. In 2014,
that's Senate District 30, House Districts 43, 44 and 45. If a
delegate or alternate lives in one of those legislative districts, they're automatically
a delegate or alternate to those district assemblies. The assemblies for those
districts will be held at the same place and date as the County Assembly, but
earlier in the morning. Delegates and alternates are strongly encouraged to
attend all assemblies for which they are eligible.
The County Assembly, as mentioned above, is to designate candidates for countywide
office, vote on resolutions, and elect delegates/alternates to other assemblies.
House District 39 consists of parts of Douglas County as well as Teller County.
As such, Douglas County alone can't designate the candidate for HD39. Thus, delegates
and alternates that live in HD39 will, at the County Assembly, elect delegates/alternates to attend the
HD39 Assembly. Those that are elected will attend the HD39 Assembly
on April 11th, 2014 to designate the Republican
candidate to House District 39.
The 4th & 6th Congressional Districts consist of additional counties aside from
Douglas. As such, Douglas County alone can't designate the candidate for CD4 and CD6. Thus, delegates
and alternates that live in CD6 will, at the County Assembly, elect delegates/alternates to attend the
4th & 6th Congressional District Assembly. Those that are elected will attend the congressional district assemblies
on April 5th (6th Congressional) or April 11th (4th Congressional).
The State Assembly will designate Republican candidates for the statewide
offices of governor, U.S. Senate, treasurer, secretary of state, and attorney
general. At the County Assembly, DCGOP districts will elect delegates/alternates
to attend the State Assembly. Those that are elected will attend the State Assembly
in Boulder on April 12th, 2014.
Getting Elected to Higher Assemblies
While delegates/alternates to the County Assembly are automatically
delegates/alternates to the SD30, HD43, HD44, and HD45 Assemblies (assuming the
delegate/alternate lives in that district), being a delegate/alternate to the
HD39, 4th & 6th Congressional, 18th Judicial or State Assembly is not automatic.
At the County Assembly, the delegates and alternates will split up into
their respective DCGOP districts. Each of the 37 districts will meet separately
to elect the delegates/alternates from their district that will go to those
Delegates and alternates have the opportunity
to go to the higher assemblies if they're elected at county assembly. This is why it's important that
alternates attend the assembly even if they aren't seated at the county assembly
-- they can still be elected to higher assemblies.