Weber County Democrats

Weber County Democrats will hold their organizing convention on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Weber State University. In this Sept. 14, 2018, photo, Vance Pace makes his political preferences known with his shirt at a lunch with other Weber County Democrats at Ravoli's in Ogden.

OGDEN — Weber County Democrats will hold their organizing convention on Saturday, when they'll elect leaders to new terms.

Zachary Thomas, the incumbent party chair, and Aubrey Allen, the incumbent vice chair, are each seeking election, unopposed. Jaden Priest is the sole candidate for secretary, to replace Colby Peterson, and Linda Mitchell is the sole candidate for treasurer, to replace Landell Froerer.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the convention starts with caucus meetings at 9 a.m. The public is welcome and the convention will be held at the Wildcat Theater in the Shepherd Union Building on the Weber State University campus in Ogden. All Weber County residents are eligible to become delegates at the meeting, according to the announcement for the event.

Various caucus groups within the party will hold short meetings before speeches by the hopefuls for the leadership posts and voting. The gathering is expected to last until around 12:30 p.m.

Thomas, a WSU student, has been chair of the party since June 2018 while Allen has served as vice chair since last December.

The Democratic Party here has sought to make inroads on Republicans, who hold sway in Weber County. They scored a win in elections last year with the victory by Democrat Lou Shurtliff for the District 10 U.S. House seat.

The Weber County Republican Party is scheduled to hold its nominating convention on May 23, according to the party website.

Contact reporter Tim Vandenack at tvandenack@standard.net, follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/timvandenackreporter.

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