Our Award-Winners

We recognize our most active and dedicated contributors at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Awards each March. Below we show our winners from past years. Many thanks to all of you!

In lieu of the COVID-delayed St. Patrick's dinner in March 2021, a Celebrate the Victory dinner was held in November in observance of the election of Joe Biden a year before.

Peg Hovet[br]Lifetime Achievement Award[br]Peg Hovet Lifetime Achievement AwardJo Kay Cozzetto[br]Democrat[br]of the YearLiza Bustamante[br]Horizon Award[br][br]Troy Newman[br]Bingo Volunteer[br]of the Year[br]


2019 Winners

Phyllis Zamarripa[br]Lifetime AchievementDave Kins[br]Lifetime[br]AchievementDane Winberg[br]Democrat[br]of the YearDonna Munafo &[br]Monika Olson[br]Horizon Awards[br]Mike Schuster[br]Bingo Volunteer[br]of the YearDoug Tihonovich[br]Special 'Kicker'[br]Award


A slideshow of award presentations can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

2018 Winners

Kathy Bacino[br]Lifetime AchievementGary Thomas[br]Democrat[br]of the YearErick Javaneau[br]Horizon Award[br]for Rising StarsKathy Javaneau[br]Horizon Award[br]for Rising StarsJack McFadyen Ray[br]Young Democrat[br]of the YearJune Lipitz[br]Bingo Volunteer[br]of the Year


2017 Winners

Don DiFatta[br]Lifetime AchievementBreta Ross[br]Democrat[br]of the YearLinda Biondolillo[br]Bingo Volunteer[br]of the YearTory Marquesen[br]Horizon Award[br][br]Brianna Buentello[br]Young Democrat[br]of the Year


2016 Winners

Wally Stealey[br]Lifetime AchievementRay Kogovsek[br]Lifetime AchievementTom Autobee[br]Democrat of the Year[br][br]Betty Autobee[br]Democrat of the Year[br][br]Ed Brown[br]Bingo Volunteer[br]of the Year


Deric Stowell[br]Horizon Award[br][br]Jack Johnson[br]Young Democrat[br]of the YearLiane "Buffie" McFadyen[br]Appreciation AwardMichelle Garcia[br]Appreciation Award[br][br]

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More and Better Jobs

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