Montezuma County Democratic Party Leaders

Executive Committee Members

The Executive Committee meets monthly to carry out the business of the Montezuma County Democratic Party Central Committee. This includes developing a proposed annual budget, designing & implementing training, coordinating with candidate campaigns, planning GOTV activities, participating on Colorado Democratic Party committees and Initiatives, and many other important functions. 


Party officers are elected by the Montezuma County Central Committee members for two-year terms in odd-numbered years. The current officers will serve until our reorganization in February 2023. 

Mary Dodd, Chair

Patrick Piller, 1st Vice Chair Political Engagement

Megg Heath, 2nd Vice Chair External Communication

Dianne Daniel, Secretary

Susan Rain, Treasurer

Helen West, Young Dem

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Chair: Susan Rain

Members: Mary Dodd, Steve Duncan, Alan Rolston



Chair: Roanne Kuenzler

Members: Miriam Dunbar, Mary Dodd, Steve Duncan

Candidate Development & Support

Chair: Lance McDaniel

Members: MB McAfee, Mary Dodd, Mike Lavey

Vacancy in Nomination

The executive officers 

State Central Committee

Mary Dodd, Patrick Piller, Lance McDaniel, Vacant


CD 3 Central Committee

Mary Dodd, Patrick Piller, Lance McDaniel, Vacant


State Executive Committee

Mary Dodd, Patrick Piller, Susan Rain, Lance McDaniel

At-Large Members

Lorna Alexander                                             Rebecca Busic

Jennifer Singer                                                Jody Schwindt

Central Committee

Composition: The Precinct Organizers (formerly called Precinct Committee people), the officers of each house, senate, congressional, judicial, and county commissioner district, the officers of the central committee, together with any state or national Democratic Party officers, elected county public officials, state senator and state representatives, United States senators and congressional representatives and other elected state public officials who are members of the Democratic Party and who reside within Montezuma County, shall constitute the membership of the MCDP central committee. Democrats elected to local office may vote but will not be counted in the quorum, as their attendance is not required.


Meetings:  At the very least the central committee meets for the biennial re-organization meeting in February of odd-numbered years; and to approve the annual budget usually in November or December. Electronic voting by email is permitted in our bylaws.