7th Annual Wine in the Garden

Thursday, August 17 @ 5PM
South Stage Cellars, 125 S. 3rd St., Jacksonville

Wine in the Garden PhotosMark your calendar for Jackson County Democrat’s 7th Annual Wine in the Garden on Thursday, August 17 at 5PM. Join Rep. Pam Marsh, Sen. Sara Gelser, and many progressive community leaders for our summer event in the South Stage Cellars’ garden at 125 S. 3rd St. in Jacksonville. Invite your friends to this casual fundraising event.  Tickets are $35 per person which includes your first glass of South Stage Cellars wine and hors d’oeuvres.  A no host bar will also be available. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early. Reserve your ticket by calling 541-858-1050 or book on our website at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wine-in-garden-2017.

May 16 Election – Slate of Candidates

Candidate Slate - Jackson County

Ballots have been mailed, and these are the candidates endorsed by the Jackson County Democrats. These are non-partisan races, and not all these candidates are Democrats, but we voted to support these people, who have strong values and a community-focused outlook. We encourage you to read more about these candidates in the voters pamphlet and like/share their Facebook pages (linked below).

All ballots must be received at an official drop site or the Jackson County Clerk’s Office no later than 8 pm, May 16, 2017. Postmarks don’t count.

Voters Pamphlet:
https://jacksoncountyor.org/…/Upcoming-Cu…/Special-Elections

Endorsed Candidates:


Cathy Shaw: Library District, Position 2


Hart Wilson for JCLD Board, Position 2


Maud Powell for S.O. Education Service District Zone 7


Tom Fink for RVTD, Position 1


– Stan Littrell: Rogue Valley Transportation District, Position 4


Sarah McGlaughlin for RVTD #5


Damian Bugg For RVTD Board of Directors Position 7


Jeffrey Kinsella for Medford School Board, Position 1


– Jeff Thomas: Medford School Board, Position 2


Casey Stine for Medford School Board, Position 3


– Sally A. Killen: Medford School Board: Position 6


Jim Horner for Medford School Board, Position 6

All ballots must be received at an official drop site or the Jackson County Clerk’s Office no later than 8 pm, May 16, 2017. Postmarks don’t count.

Senator Merkley Talks Healthcare in Medford

Senator Jeff Merkley came to Medford and made the case for a public option in the healthcare exchange to increase access and affordability. “We need to find a way to work across the isle to try and make the healthcare system work better.”

 

Women’s March of Southern Oregon

The Women’s March of Southern Oregon was joined by an estimated 10,000 people in Ashland. This was not an anti-trump march, but a march of solidarity for women’s rights. The Jackson County Democrats live-streamed the March on facebook. We also recorded the complete video of Kate , a 17-year old Ashland High School student who gave a speech that began “Dear Mr. Trump” and fired up the crowd.

 

New Sheriff in Town: Nate Sickler

The Jackson County Commissioners listened to our community’s panel and picked Nathan Sickler today to be our new Sheriff. He spearheaded the Bodyworn Camera Program and is committed to diversity training. He was trusted by Sheriff Corey Falls to be left in charge upon his resignation. “My intention, if elected for this position, will be to guide the agency along a similar path that Sheriff Corey Falls has established for us,” said Sickler in his application cover letter on Dec. 15.