Sunday, May 7, 2017

School District #25 Trustee Jackie Cranor to speak at Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, May 10

The public is invited to the Bannock County Democrats’ monthly Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, May 10. This month, Jackie Cranor, Board of Trustees Chair and Trustee for Zone 1 of the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25, will speak to the audience about her work on the board since 2009 and why she would like to continue to serve in this position. Jackie will provide important information about the board’s role, responsibilities, and significant accomplishments, as well as answer questions from the audience.

The trustees for zones 1, 2, and 5 are up for re-election this year on Tuesday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early walk-in voting began on May 1 and is available through May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bannock County Elections Office. Only voters who live in Zones 1, 2, and 5 are eligible to vote and, on Election Day, will do so at their regular polling places. A Trustee Zone Map can be found on the Bannock County Elections Office and School District 25 websites.

Political Soup is held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across the street from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.

For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bannock County Democrats’ election for Districts 28 & 29 Chairs to be held on Tuesday, May 9th

The Idaho Democratic Party’s bylaws state that an election must be held within 30 days of a vacancy of a District Legislative Chair. As we have lost the Legislative Chairs in Districts 28 and 29 in the last month, we are required to hold an election to select new Chairs.

IDP State Chair Bert Marley will conduct that election on Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m. at the headquarters of the Bannock Democratic Party, 355 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello.

Because only precinct captains are allowed to vote, all precinct captains are encouraged to attend. If a precinct captain is unable to attend, the precinct deputy, if there is one, is the automatic proxy. If there is not a precinct deputy, the precinct captain may give their signed proxy, stating the date of the meeting, to any other eligible Democrat within their Legislative District. Eligibility is defined as being at least 18 years old and reside in the District where the vacancy occurred.

Nominations will be made from the floor and the elections will be conducted according to the IDP Bylaws. Any Democrats living in District 28 or 29 and interested in running for your district's chair position, please be sure to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bannock County Democrats via email at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or call (208) 234-8908.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — Sunday, May 7 at Pocatello City Hall

Be sure to attend the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, taking place on Sunday, May 7 at Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Ave. from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.
Enjoy Cultural Performances, Music, Latino Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts, Free Food and Door Prizes.
Sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho Hispanic Caucus, LEAD, The Pit Stop and the JRM Foundation.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bannock County Democrats' Central Committee meeting to be held this Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.


On Tuesday, April 25, the Bannock County Democratic Party will hold our monthly Central Committee meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM. Precinct Captains are reminded to attend, and all county Democrats are invited to attend and participate.

The Central Committee meeting is held at our headquarters, located at 355 Yellowstone Ave., across the street from Mama Inez restaurant. Entrances are at the front and back of the building, with parking in back.

Attend Central Committee to receive updates on what is happening with the party, as well as discussions and plans for the future. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization via email at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com, call us at (208) 234-8908, or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/BannockCountyDemocrats.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

D29 Sen. Mark Nye & Rep. Elaine Smith to speak at Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, April 12



The public is invited to attend the Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Our guest speakers will be District 29 State Senator Mark Nye and Representative Elaine Smith. They will be discussing the recently concluded 2017 Idaho State Legislative session and the issues and laws that were debated.
Some of the topics to be covered will include education, teacher compensation, Idaho State University, taxes, infrastructure, and more.
Political Soup is held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello (across the street from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.
For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bannock County Democrats' District 29 Town Hall & Legislative Update - March 3, 2017

Bannock County Democrats' District #29 Town Hall and Legislative Update event with D29 Rep. Elaine Smith and D29 Sen. Mark Nye, which took place on Friday, March 3rd at Pocatello City Hall. Our thanks to Pocatello Community Media for recording the event and posting it online.



Shelley Allen to speak on SD#25 Supplemental Levy at Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup luncheon this Wednesday, March 8th

The Bannock County Democrats invite the public to our monthly Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, March 8. This month, Shelley Allen, Community Relations and Communications Specialist at Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25, will be speaking about the district's supplemental levy, which is up for renewal and will be put to a vote on March 14.

Ms. Allen will provide important information about the levy that has been in place for over 60 years to support programs in our district. The supplemental levy requires a simple majority of 50 percent to pass. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 and early walk-in voting is available now at the Bannock County Elections Office (the Old Jail next to the Courthouse, open M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).

Political Soup is held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across the street from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.

For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.