The Clatsop County Democratic Central Committee elected Larry Taylor to lead the party as chairperson, following the resignation of Doug Thompson. The vote came during the March 26 meeting of the committee. Taylor will fill Thompson’s unexpired term until the party’s regular elections in November.
Taylor is retired and served as county chair from 2006-2016. He is active with the progressive movement in Oregon, having led the fight against the LNG facility within the state Democratic Party. He is also president of the broadcast nonprofit Uphill Media.
The Clatsop County Democratic Central Committee comprises the precinct committee persons elected or appointed from precincts throughout Clatsop County. The committee meeting is held the fourth Monday of each month and all Democrats are invited to attend.