A number of vacancies exist in Marion County for precinct committeepersons and vice- precinct committeepersons in preparation for the November 2006 election, according to information provided to the IBA. First-rate invididuals are needed to fill these important positions and we think our members can help.
If you or a colleague would like to serve either the Democratic or Republican party in Marion County as a precinct committee person, please contact the following individuals:
Marion County Democratic Party -- Ed Treacy, Chairman, (317) 637-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 16, 2006.
Marion County Republican Party -- Mike Murphy, Chairman, or Megan Robertson, (317) 635-8881 or email@example.com
Having formerly served as a Marion Co. GOP precinct committeeman and as a precinct committeeman when I lived in Illinois, I'm quite familiar with the responsibilities of the job. I would first observe that the job is not well-suited for most attorneys. It requires a lot of leg work, such as registering voters, finding poll workers, getting voters to the polls and otherwise managing the party's efforts in the precinct on election day. Most attorneys I know would consider that grunt work. There are only a couple of responsibilities that attorneys are perhaps good at--that includes buying and selling tickets to fundraisers. Then again, maybe that's all the two parties are looking for from their committeepersons. I suspect that Mike Murphy wouldn't welcome a call from me though.