The Most Powerful Person in the Country

Did you know the most powerful office in the world is not the office of the President? The most powerful office is that of a Precinct Committee Person, or PCP. I found my call to service as a PCP for the Democratic party, so I’d like to share with you how important the role is.

A PCP represents smallest political unit in our system: their own precinct, or neighborhood. PCPs are elected at caucus on even-numbered years, or in the event of a vacancy, they are appointed by a House District Captain. Both parties use this structure, so your precinct will have two PCP’s for each party. Multiple precincts make up a district, such as House District 5.

The PCP is legally charged with getting out the vote on election day. The PCP will knock the doors of every household in the precinct to find out what candidates and issues the voters are considering.  (That's called canvassing.) Then, before each election, the PCP will personally deliver campaign literature to every voter in their party. PCP’s makes sure that all precinct voters receive and return their ballot before election day. This is the way elections are won.

At state, district, county, and precinct caucuses and conventions, PCP’s are essential. They have tremendous influence by voting on the party platform and policies, supporting or opposing various proposals, and weighing in on the selection of candidates.

Many of our presidents, senators, congressmen, and state and local officials started as PCP’s, and many still serve as PCP’s even though they hold a higher elected office. That's because they know the power of a PCP.

If you’d like to know more about your PCP, or to find out if there is a vacancy in your precinct, click here.

I’d be honored to have your support in continuing my call to service for all of Colorado. Through my business and my work as a PCP I’ve learned that the powerful vision of a few can bring meaningful change to Colorado. I’m ready to take our voices to the State House.

September is a big fundraising deadline, and we are still short of our goal, so please donate here. Your contribution is an investment in the future of Denver, and the future of Colorado.