Thank You For Attending the 2017 Second CD Convention

We'll see you in 2018!

Registration Information

Registration for the convention is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. There is also a "limited income" registration level available for $10. Online Registration is available by going to

For those who would rather send a check (no cash, please), please mail your check to:

Democratic Party of the Second Congressional District
P.O. Box 2532
Madison, WI 53701

Online early registration ends at 4pm on Friday, April 22nd 2017. If registering by mail, please ensure that your registration is postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 18th 2017, to ensure it arrives in time

Delegate Information

To have voting privleges at the Second Congressional District Convention, you must be registered with your County Party as a delegate in advance of the convention. Your County Party must have you on its list by Monday, April 3rd to be a voting delegate. It is still possible to register and attend the convention by signing up the morning of the convention, but in order to vote, you must have registered with your County Party before the convention. Your County Party will provide you with information on how to be a delegate from your County. Delegates to the Second CD Convention are automatically delegates to the DPW State Convention on June 2nd and 3rd of 2017.

2017 Preliminary Schedule

Time Event Office
12:00pm Registration Starts
1:00pm Convention Begins
1:10 Joe Parisi Dane County Executive
1:20 DPW Officer introductions All candidates except DPW Chair Cadidates
1:30 Congressman Mark Pocan Member of Congress
2:00pm Registration Closes
2:00 Representative Jimmy Anderson Wisconsin Assembly District 47
2:15 2nd CD Chair Nominations and introductions
2:45 Break
3:00pm DNC Representative Candidates
3:20pm Vote for 2nd CD Chair
3:30pm DPW Chair Candidates
4:00pm Remaining 2nd CD Nominations and Elections
4:30pm Resolutions
5:00pm (approximate) Any remaining Convention business and Adjourn

Convention Material

The 2017 Convention Packet is available by clicking here

The Convention Packet includes an agenda, the rules, and all submitted resolutions. The convention is authorized to send up to ten resolutions to the State Convention for consideration there. Resolutions may be introduced from the floor, however, they are logisitically difficult and are floor resolutions are not encouraged. Before introducing a floor resolution, please review the current DPW Platform and the Resolutions passed in 2016, the 2015 resolutions, the 2014 Resolutions, and the 2013 resolutions to be sure that you are not dpulicating an existing resolution. If you do want to bring a floor resolution, please bring at least 150 copies of your resolution with numbered lines. Please contact Second CD Resolutions Chair Bob Johnson with any questions.

The 2017 Convention will vote on 2nd CD officers, and to appoint a member to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Platform and Resolutions Committee for a three year term. The 2nd CD has three seats on the committee, each serving a staggered three year term. The convention will also appoint an alternate to the committee, who serves a one-year term. If you have questions about the positions, or you'd like to run for a position, please contact the Chair


The 2017 Convention was held at The Heights Event Center, 411 Prairie Heights Dr, Verona, WI 53593


The 2nd Congressional District is made up of the following counties

Dane -, Mike Basford, Chair

Iowa - Susan Gereau, Chair

Green - Green Dems, Phil Fransen, Chair

Lafayette - Mike Gallagher, Chair

Richland (splits with 3rd CD) - RC Dems, Susan Jelly, Chair

Rock(splits with 1st CD) - Rock Dems, Mark Fuller, Chair

Sauk - Sauk Dems, Bob Johnson, Chair

The Constititon for the Party is online here

The officers of the 2nd CD Dem Party, along with the County Party Chairs, make up the Executive Board of the 2nd CD Dem Party. The officers are elected at the convention in odd-numbered years, and the terms run from June of that year until the June two years later. (Formally, from the close of the State Convention through the close of the State Convention two years later). The current officers for June of 2017-June of 2019 are:

  • Chair: Christine Welcher
  • Representative to Administrative Committee: Michael Martez Johnson
  • First Vice Chair: Ann DeGarmo
  • Second Vice Chair: Britt Cudaback
  • Treasurer: Zach Madden
  • Secretary: Debbie Fairbanks
  • Resolutions Chair for 2nd CD: TBD
  • Member of State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2015-June 2018): Carlene Brown Bechen
  • Member of State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2016-June 2019): Kaja Rebane
  • Member of State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2017-June 2020): Marilyn Feil
  • Alternate to State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2017-June 2018): Chris Schmidt

For More Information, email Christine Welcher