Jeff Pole appointed 2nd Vice Chair of the Broward Democratic Party


Thank you to all of our membership who attended last night’s October Special Election Meeting of the Broward Democratic Party. Unfortunately, the election to fill the vacancy in the Second Vice Chair position could not take place because quorum was not met. There were 173 voting DEC members in attendance last night. Pursuant to the Florida Democratic Party By-Laws quorum is currently set at 30% or 216 voting members in attendance.

Jeff Pole, Area Leader from Sunrise, was the only nomination. Pursuant to the by-laws, Chairwoman Cynthia Busch asked the Management Committee members in attendance to appoint Mr. Pole to the position of Second Vice Chair until a quorum can be met. The Management Committee unanimously approved the appointment. Mr. Pole’s appointment will last until an election for Second Vice Chair is held. In the meantime, Jeff Pole will immediately assume all duties and responsibilities of the Second Vice Chair. We would like to congratulate Mr. Pole on his appointment.


Pursuant to the Broward Democratic Party By-Laws:

9.02 In the event of a vacancy in an elected office of the COUNTY COMMITTEE, the Chair, with the consent of the majority of the Management Committee, may appoint acting officers until a successor is elected by the COUNTY COMMITTEE. A successor shall be elected by the COUNTY COMMITTEE at a regular or special meeting to be held within forty-five (45) days of the occurrence of the vacancy, and upon not less than fifteen (15) days written notice of such vacancy and proposed election being furnished to all members.

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2nd Vice Chair Election Announcement

Dear Broward Democrats:

This is to notify you that our Second Vice Chair, Ricky Nettina has resigned his position. We are saddened that Ricky will be leaving us, and appreciate all of the great work he accomplished. We wish him all the best.

Pursuant to the bylaws the Broward Democratic Executive Committee must hold a special election meeting within 45 days of the resignation of an officer. Therefore, please note that our October Meeting Date HAS BEEN CHANGED in order to provide adequate time to conduct the election.

Therefore our meeting will take place at the following time and location:

Date: October 24th, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Deicke Auditorium
5701 Cypress Rd.
Plantation, FL 33317

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Florida Democratic Party, only DEC elected officials, At-Large appointments, Special At-Large appointments, and Democratic elected officials who reside in Broward are eligible to vote. At-Large appointments are not eligible to run for this position.

Duties of the 2nd Vice Chair per county bylaws:

The Second Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and First Vice Chair, or in the cast of the vacancies in both offices, and the Second Vice Chair shall perform all other duties assigned by the Chair. The Second Vice Chair, however, when acting in the absence of the elected Chair and/or the elected First Vice Chair, shall not change Standing Committee or subcommittee assignments, nor make any At-Large appointments or Special At-Large appointments. The Second Vice Chair shall be responsible for coordinating all Area Leaders and shall meet periodically with all Area Leaders and shall report the Chair and the Management Committee on such meetings.

Any Democratic precinct committee member elected in the August 30, 2016 primary is eligible to run for this DEC office. Nominations will be taken from the floor. Any member elected as a DEC officer must complete the Party’s loyalty oath again before they are eligible to serve.

Democratic Party rules prohibit secret ballots for this election. Each voting member is entitled to cast one vote for the election of 2nd Vice Chair.

If you cannot attend the special election meeting, you may send a representative as your proxy (a link to the proxy form is attached). A precinct committee member may only designate another Democrat from his/her precinct. An automatic member may only designate another Democrat from the county. The executed proxy must be filed with the Chair before the meeting is called to order.

I look forward to seeing you at our meeting on October 24th.


Cynthia Busch
Broward Democratic Party Chair

Attachment: Proxy Form:

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