Presidential Preference Election 2016 – Who Has Your Vote?

Who Has Your Vote?

Today is Super Tuesday which means the Presidential race is going to look much clearer tomorrow than it does today. We know many Arizonans are getting their early ballots in the mail and are excited for our Presidential Preference Election in 3 weeks on Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016.

“2 District leaders. 2 Different endorsements.” exclaimed a recent joint statement from our Chair, C.j. Carenza and 1st Vice Chair, Adrian Fontes “While we may not agree on the same candidate in the Primary, we can agree on one very important issue. Whoever the Democratic nominee for President ends up being, we WILL work together, to get Democrats elected in November. From the State House to the White House, every race is important.”In #LD24 our excitement seams to be mostly split between Hillary and Bernie, but we are huge fans of democracy and are happy to have so many options on our ballot. “2 District leaders. 2 Different endorsements.” exclaimed a recent joint statement from our Chair, C.j. Carenza and 1st Vice Chair, Adrian Fontes “While we may not agree on the same candidate in the Primary, we can agree on one very important issue. Whoever the Democratic nominee for President ends up being, we WILL work together, to get Democrats elected in November. From the State House to the White House, every race is important.”

Presidential Preference OptionsWe want to know who you are excited about! Let us know who has your vote by answering our poll. 

Who Has Your Vote?

  • Hillary Clinton (53%, 9 Votes)
  • Bernie Sanders (41%, 7 Votes)
  • Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Martin O'Malley (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Henry Hewes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Michael Steinberg (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Next Wednesday: BeAZ visits Refugee Focus


Please join our community partners, BeAZ, at Refugee Focus this coming Wednesday, January 13th, from 5:30 – 7:00 to hear Refugee Focus Director Craig Thoresen and Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego. They will share the inspiring and moving story of how international refugee resettlement truly works in Arizona. We will learn the facts and dispel the myths of how refugees are vetted, selected, and then resettled in the United States.


Following the presentation, Refugee Focus Case Managers will share their personal stories as they lead us on a facility tour. The case managers will show all the hands-on steps involved in helping refugees prepare to find work and ultimately thrive in Arizona.

Refugee Focus is a Division of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and works out of the ultra modern “Googie” style buildings of the Phoenix Financial Center north of Osborn on Central Ave. Their office is the northernmost rotunda, with available parking after 5pm in the Mitchell Dr lot to the east of their building.

RSVP through the links in this email, or by visiting our Facebook page, where you can also find additional event and parking information.

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July (2015) Meeting

Join your fellow LD 24 Democrats Thursday night, July 9, 2015 at the Maricopa Democratic Party Headquarters.

It’s always amazing how fast time goes by when you are having a good time.  There is no better example of that, than the 3 hours of Sweet Synergy 2015: Vegas Edition.  Those of you who were there know exactly what I’m talking about, and those of you who were not, well, you can always see some of the pictures at

While we fell short of our goal there was not an ounce of disappointment.  A huge thanks go out to everyone who helped make this event a great success.  Please make sure you come to the meeting, as we will be paying special thanks to a few very special people, recapping the event, and discussing how we plan to re-invest our assets.

For those of you who were not aware, Jo Hafford has resigned as a PC, this in-turn opens a seat on the State Committee.  In his resignation he has nominated James Woods to seek that seat.  Should he accept, James would join other elected or appointed PC’s who may also be interested in seeking the open seat.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, in that seat please make sure you come to the meeting.

Finally, with the Phoenix City Mayoral election just over a month a way, the Mayor’s campaign will be here to talk about ballot drop and GOTV activities planned for the next 30 days.

You can RSVP for the meeting at our Facebook event page!

Sweet Synergy 2015: Vegas Edition


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Are you familiar with the saying “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”?  Well, on the night of June 13th, What happens in 24, Stays in 24!.  Club Palazzo, in the heart of LD24 will transform into a Monte Carlo inspired casino.

Your Admission will let you start the night with $50 worth of chips.  Use your chips to enter to win some of the fabulous raffle prizes that will be given away throughout the night, or risk all or some of it, for more chances to win.  Try your luck at Blackjack, Roulette and Craps, while trying to increase your winnings throughout the night.  Run out of chips, no problem.  Cashiers will be available all night, offering you additional chances to buy in.

Try your luck with one of the many celebrity dealers throughout the night; Mayor Greg Stanton, U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego, City Council Woman Kate Gallego; Democratic favorites Felecia Rotellini & David Garcia; along with up-and-coming celebrities like Tempe City Council Candidate, Randy Keating.

Throughout the night, use your winnings, or purchase raffle tickets to win some of our incredible prizes.  Valued anywhere from $150.00 to nearly $300.00.  Prizes will be drawn throughout the evening beginning at 8:15, so don’t wait around your prize package might be gone fast!

February (2015) Meeting


Our February meeting will be at MCDP Headquarters

February 12,  2013 – 7:00 p.m.

MCDP Headquarters, 2914 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012

Our February meeting will feature representatives of the “Re-Elect” Mayor Stanton Campaign.  But why come for just the meeting when you can come early for more excitement!

Join Jordan Hibbs and others from HRC as we call on behalf of Glendale’s Non Discrimination Ordinance.  Everything will be provided to you, including refreshments!

We will also take some time to review the month with a Legislative report and will get feedback from the Previous day’s BeAZ Event at the Marijuana Grow house.

So Remember, Come Early, stay late!

January Meeting Postposted

Obama 2.18.09To allow for those who wish to and are able to see the President speak this Thursday night, we will be moving out regularly scheduled meeting back one week.

The new date for the January meeting will be on Thursday night, January 15, 2015.

The meeting will still be at MCDP HQ and will begin at 7:00pm

Watch your email for additional information.



Every two years the Districts, County and State must reorganize.  On Monday November 17th District 24 Democrats will hold our Biennial Reorganization at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Community Center.  The Center is located 801 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85003. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm

This meeting is open to ANYONE, however, voting and nominations to an Executive Board or State Committee position are restricted to NEWLY ELECTED Precinct Committeepersons. Anyone wishing to confirm their elected status is able to refer to the Maricopa County Recorders website for a list of ALL elected PCs.

The Election will be Chaired by, Former Chair John Beaulieu, and will be monitored by a representative from the County Executive Board.

Elections will be Held for the following mandatory Offices
1st Vice-Chair
2nd Vice Chair

At the conclusion of the election of the Executive Board, we will elect our new State Committee Members.  The number of State Committee seats is determined by the number of elected PC’s from within a District.  For Every 3 Elected PC’s, the District is eligible for 1 State Committee Member. District 24 had 76 Elected PC’s so we will be electing 25 State Committee Members.

With either election you DO NOT NEED to be present to seek a position, however since nominations need to be accepted by the party seeking the office, a signed letter of intent should be provided to the person nominating you, or should be communicated the elections Chair, John Beaulieu.  Additionally, in either election, Proxies WILL NOT be accepted.

Candidates seeking and Executive Board or State Committee position are welcome to campaign for the position(s), and a list of all Elected PCs, including their phone and email address will be made available to all candidates equally.  To get a copy of the Detailed PC list, please contact the Elections Chair, John Beaulieu.

Contact: John Beaulieu at:

October (Final) Meeting

Our final meeting of the 2013-14 political cycle will be back at the Maricopa County Democratic Party Headquarters.

October 9, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.

MCDP, 2914 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012

The past 2 years have been great.  District 24 Democrats have had a productive 2 years.

Thank to hard work from people like Ray Bradford, our everyone generosity, LD24 Raised more money than ever before. Those donations benefited so many democrats.  From sending activists like Chari Vark to Emerge Training or Michael Martinez to the Young Democrats National Convention.  Our money went to The Arizona Democratic Party as well as to the Maricopa County Democratic Party to help keep the lights on and the phones answered.  It let them employ people like Jo Hafford and Jacqueline Adams, two people who sacrifice so much for the betterment of the Partys.  It lets some PC’s who could not normally afford it go to events like the MCDP’s Circle of Friends, or the AZDP Hall of Fame & Heritage Dinner.  And before the year is out we are going to use the remaining fund to make sure that we are working hard to GOTV, and get SO MANY Great Democrats Elected to office. Fred DuVal, Terry Goddard, Felicia Rotellini, David Garcia, Jim Halway, Sandra Kennedy, Ruben Gallego, Kyrsten Sinema, Katie Hobbs, Lela Alston, and Ken Clark.  All of these candidates along with School board, and Countywide Candidates, with our help are on their way to victory.

Speaking of CD09 Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, I am excited to announce that the Representative Sinema will be joining our October Meeting. 

Kyrsten will be joining our meeting for a short update on her campaign, along with ways to volunteer, and I’m sure she will take a few moments to take a few questions.  Just remember to bring your cell phones, you never know if there will be time for a “Selfie with Sinema”

Additional special guests will be announced when they are confirmed.

As the Chair, I want to thank everyone who has helped me, the board, and all of LD24.  I have really enjoyed my time.  Building the district into what it is today.  I also look forward to the continued growth of the District with its diversity, participation and forward thinking.  Everyone in District 24 should be proud of what we have become, and where we go from here!

C.J. Carenza, Chair