Since district leaders are on the ballot today, I went trolling the Web for a good explanation of what they actually do. Here's what I found on the Room 8 blog.
WHAT IS A DISTRICT LEADER?
The District Leader is an un-paid elected official who performs a valuable set of duties on behalf of his or her political party. Each district gets to elect two district leaders, one male and one female, with the same responsibilities. The district leader serves a two-year term.
WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE DISTRICT LEADER?
Explanation continues here.
- Hires poll workers and election inspectors for the primary elections every September and the general elections in November.
- Attends party meetings and events on behalf of the district
- Listens to the registered party members of the district to learn what issues are affecting their quality of life, such as housing, employment, education, environment, and crime
- Organizes meetings and events in the district to give registered party members a strong, unified voice
- Works closely with the district’s city, state, and federal elected officials from the party to insure that the voices of the district’s party members are heard
- Provides support to elect party members to public
office in the district
- Is an information resource to the district’s voters in numerous ways including poll site locations, election results, and general information about candidates representing the part