2018 Election Cycle!

Hello, Democrats,
The Election Cycle of 2018 has launched! And, we’re looking forward to an action-packed year of activities. We’re going to elect Democrats statewide in November 2018!

Over the last several weeks, our Ward Chairs and Vice-Chairs have met with Chelsey Evans, the DPNM Field Director. We’re measuring capacity and planning voter contact efforts for upcoming elections through their Ward Plans and Neighborhood Engagement Plans. Immediately, we’re focusing on GOTV for the February 6,  2018 SFPS/SFCC bond election, and on voter education regarding Ranked-Choice Voting and GOTV for the March 6, 2018 Santa Fe MunicipalElection. Francesca DiPalma and Chelsey are finalizing our 2018 Field Plan to include key voter contact efforts to be implemented at the Ward level. Check-in with your Ward Chair and let’s get ready to canvass and phone bank now!

All Democrats are anxiously anticipating our Ward meetings at which we’ll elect delegates to the DPNM Pre-Primary Convention on March 10, 2018 in Albuquerque. DPSFC’s organizing committee works diligently to produce an exciting County Convention for all Santa Fe County Democrats. Even if you’re not a Delegate or Alternate, please plan to attend our February 23, 2018 County Convention to join in the excitement and fun, and to hear all of the candidates for Federal and statewide offices. I hope that you notice that your party is improving its organization, its effectiveness, its activity and its focus on winning Democratic elective positions up and down the ballot. We have a staff of one person, a growing number of active volunteers, some basic costs like modest rent and essential insurance. We aspire to add more people power to Democratic candidates’ campaigns to help them win.

Please contribute what you can and know that about 400 donors giving about $11 per month would supply the key core of our presently estimated $65,000 annual expense. In 2017, we grew our community of donors to about a third of that and did most of it in the last two quarters. We are well on our way to becoming sustainable based on the consistent support of a wide group of members. Join us.

Keep up with your County Party and all of the other activities and events we have planned…like the Santa Fe County Young Democrats meet-and-greet on February 18, 2018 at Paloma on Guadalupe Street or forums for Santa Fe City Council and mayor at the Center for Progress and Justice. Your County Party has been busy…ensuring we elect and retain Democrats up and down the ticket! We welcome your support and your active participation.


Todd McElroy
County Chair

Holiday Cheer!

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season! Please join us as we celebrate this season with our annual Holiday Potluck.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd

Paul Grace

It is with our deepest sympathy that we report that Paul William Grace, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away on December 4, 2017.  We just recently were with Paul on Saturday’s breakfast event, as he was gathering signatures for his candidacy for District Judge.

A service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Congregation Beit Tikva, 2230 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505.  Burial will follow at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Our Condolences

County Chair Todd McElroy

Greetings, Fellow Democrats!
On Saturday, October 28th, the Santa Fe County Democratic Party Central Committee elected me to fill the unexpired term of Susan Popovich.  I am humbled and am grateful for your support.
Most importantly, I’d like to thank Diana Orozco-Garrett and Leo Sullivan for a respectful race based on the issues and the work ahead of us.  We remain committed to work together for the growth and evolution of our Party in Santa Fe County.  The Santa Fe County Democratic Party remains a big tent in which everyone is welcome to participate in the way that each of us can.  There’s plenty of work for all of us!  I will work to assure that there is a place for each one of you.
In the next few weeks, we will lay the groundwork for success in the 2018 Election Cycle.  The County’s Executive Committee will be meeting to develop and implement our plan of action headed toward the November 2018 General Election.  Individual Wards will continue their work to grow our Party; we will continue to concentrate our efforts at the Ward and Precinct levels.  Whether we’re phonebanking or canvassing, we will seek to develop meaningful relationships with voters in our 21 Wards.  Please stay up-to-date with the activities of the Party at our homepage.

Our preparations include our fundraising activities.  Clearly, we must fund our basic operational expenses.  Your individual contributions support the work of the Santa Fe County Democratic Party.  Please consider giving a monthly contribution.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 467-8514.

I look forward to our work together to elect Democrats in 2018!

In Solidarity,

Todd McElroy,

Santa Fe County Democratic Party Chair

Mobile – 505.699.5237

Call for County Central Committee Meeting

The Democratic Party of Santa Fe County gives notice of its upcoming County Central Committee meeting to elect a County Chair; consider amending the Rules to provide for the election of a Second Vice Chair and if said Rule change is approved the election of a Second Vice Chair.
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd
Registration: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Call to order: 10:30 am.
The Credentials Committee will meet at 10:30 AM to address any challenges which must be filed in writing prior to that time.

Susan Popovich

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that a member of our Democratic family has unexpectedly passed away. Susan Popovich, our Santa Fe Democratic Party Chair, passed away in a car accident Sunday morning.
Susan will be remembered as a bright and friendly face who was always willing to lend a hand wherever it was needed. She was dedicated to our community, did her job with enthusiasm, and we are sincerely grateful for her service.
We know this news comes as a shock, and we will keep you all updated as details for services become available.