Notice:

TO ALL:
All Lake County Democratic Central Committee
Precinct/Vice Precinct Committee Persons and
All Lake County Democratic Elected Officials

As you know, in 2015 I successfully sought the vacated seat of the Lake County Democratic Central Committee Chairmanship. I recognized at that time that our Party was suffering from infighting and special interests of certain individuals that was leading to a deterioration of our organization.

When I assumed the office of Chairman WE HAD OVER 200 VACANT PRECINCT/VICE COMMITTEE PERSON POSITIONSWE WERE SENDING ONLY A HANDFUL OF DELEGATES FROM NWI TO THE DEMOCRATIC STATE PARTY CONVENTIONSWE HAD NO ACTIVE YOUNG DEMOCRAT ORGANIZATION!. These were clear indications of mismanagement, self- interest and lack of leadership of basic Party functions. All while we faced critical upcoming Republican State and National election challenges at a time when our Party had a significant chance of success with our Democratic slate of Candidates.

It was my goal as Party Chairman to as rapidly as possible undertake efforts to rebuild our depleted ranks …this was accomplished by several steps:

  • Work with all the City/Town Organizations to elect/appoint responsible and active Precinct leadership and membership and State delegates.
  • The reactivation of the Lake County Young Democrats…bringing new and younger energy to our Party.
  • Increased fundraising efforts for the City/Town Organizations and the Annual Central Committee Event.
  • Insisting that ALL City/Town Party Organizations actively become involved for our Presidential, U.S. Senate, Congressional, Gubernatorial and State School Superintendent candidates canvassing, events and fundraising efforts.

AS A RESULT OF OUR CONCERTED UNIFIED EFFORTS ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016 WE THE LAKE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATON ACHIEVED A 65% PLURALITY ACROSS THE BOARD FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL AND STATE CANDIDATES…A PLURALITY THAT VERY FEW OTHER COUNTIES IN INDIANA WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE….WE DELIVERED AS PROMISED!

However, the problems of rebuilding our National and State Democratic Party will require a cohesive Party Organization ALL INCLUSIVE with new young energetic leadership…a Party that supports improved health care/social security benefits, supporting our veterans, unions, teachers, blue collar/white collar, public safety and an overall rebuilding and revitalization of the American Middle Class. These are the issues and groups that are and will be left behind, out in the cold, by the new Republican National and State Administrations!

THE TRUMP AND REPUBLICAN WINS IN INDIANA SHOULD BE A WAKE UP CALL THAT WE NEED A COUNTY CHAIRMAN WHO CAN EFFECTIVELY WORK WITH OUR LAKE COUNTY, STATE AND NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS.

In closing, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the honor and privilege to serve as your Lake County Democratic County Chairman.

May God continue to bless the United States of America!

JOHN BUNCICH

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Lyndon B. Johnson, August 6, 1965

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