Welcome to the 2nd CD 2016 Convention

Saturday, May 7th
Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street Madison WI 53703

Doors open at 9:00am, Convention beings at 10:00am

Register Online Now!

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 availble by clicking here

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, May 6th. If registering by mail, please ensure that your registration is postmarked no later than Tuesday, May 3rd, 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. This is a change from years past. 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 3rd and 4th of 2016.

2016 Preliminary Schedule

Time Event Office
9:00am Registration Starts
10:00am Convention Begins
10:15 Joe Parisi Dane County Executive
10:30 DNC Candidates
10:45 Anissa Welch Candidate, 43rd Assembly District
11:00 Congressman Mark Pocan Member of Congress
11:30 Mark Miller State Senator, District 16
11:45 Don Vrunwink Candidate, 43rd Assembly District
12 noon Melissa Sargent State Assembly, District 48
12:30 Committee to Form a Young Democrats of Wisconsin Chapter
12:40 Jeff Wright Candidate for Assembly, 51st District
1:00pm (approximate) Elect members of Platform Committee, Resolutions, Any Remaining Convention Business, and Adjourn

Convention Material

As its first order of business, the convention will adopt standing rules, likely similar to the 2014 rules.

The Convention will also consider resolutions. You can read the 2016 resolutions packet by clicking here Resolutions may be introduced from the floor. Please bring 75 printed copies with the lines numbered if you wish to introduce a resolution from the floor. The convention is authorized to send up to ten resolutions to the State Convention for consideration there. Please contact Second CD Resolutions Chair Bob Johnson with any questions.

The Convention will also review and give feedback and propose changes to the 2016 Proposed DPW Platform (click here for a version with changes from the 2014 platform

The 2016 Convention will vote 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 Erik Paulson


The 2016 Convention will be held at The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W Dayton St, Madison WI 53703


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

Dane - DaneDems.org, Mike Basford, Chair

Iowa - Susan Gereau, Chair

Green - Green Dems, Phil Fransen, Chair

Lafayette - Mike Gallagher, Chair

Richland (splits with 3rd CD) - RC Dems, Ernie Wittwer, Chair

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

Sauk - Sauk Dems, Bob Johnson, Chair

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 2015-June of 2017 are:

  • Chair: Erik Paulson
  • Representative to Administrative Committee: Laurene Bach
  • First Vice Chair: Greg Packnett
  • Second Vice Chair: Carol Mixdorf
  • Treasurer: Luke Fuszard
  • Secretary: Mo May Grimm
  • Resolutions Chair for 2nd CD: Bob Johnson
  • Member of State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2013-June 2016): Kaja Rebane
  • Member of State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2014-June 2017): Bob Johnson
  • Member of State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2015-June 2018): Carlene Brown Bechen
  • Alternate to State Platform and Resolutions Committee (term of June 2015-June 2016): Chris Schmidt

For More Information, email Erik Paulson or call 608 239 0820