Joing the MDTC

The Mansfield Democratic Town Committee (MDTC) consists of a maximum of 55 members. MDTC members serve two-year terms beginning in March of even-numbered years. Vacancies can be filled at any time.

Who is eligible to join the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee?
To be eligible to join the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee, you must be a Mansfield resident and be registered to vote as a Democrat (i.e., not as a Republican, unaffiliated, or another political party member).

Interested in joining the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee?
Individuals who think they are interested in joining the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee are advised to attend a couple of MDTC meetings, which are open to all registered Democrats in Mansfield.

Nomination & Election Process for MDTC members
If you are interested in joining the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee, you should contact the MDTC Nominating Committee Chairperson, Jim Mark, at 860-429-4625. He will arrange for you to meet with the MDTC Nominating Committee.

To fill a vacancy on the MDTC during a two-year term, the MDTC Nominating Committee recommends the candidate’s nomination to the MDTC.  Then the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee votes to grant membership to the candidate until the end of the MDTC’s current two-year term.

Election to a full two-year term on the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee requires a vote of both the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee and the Mansfield Democratic caucus, which is open to all registered Democrats in Mansfield.  Candidates can also be nominated from the floor of both the MDTC meeting and the Mansfield Democratic caucus.

Primary?
The election at the Mansfield Democratic caucus is almost always the last step in electing MDTC members to a two-year term. However, it is possible for a valid candidate to file to hold a primary election. The primary date is set for the first Tuesday in March in even-numbered years. If no other valid candidate files to hold a primary by 4:00 p.m. on the 21st day preceding the primary date, then the people elected by the Mansfield Democratic caucus are the duly elected members of the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee.