com·​mit·​tee·​man | \ kə-ˈmi-tē-mən How to pronounce committeeman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of committeeman

1 : a member of a committee
2 : a party leader of a ward or precinct

Examples of committeeman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All eight political wards in the District have a Democratic committeeman and committeewoman, elected by voters in the Democratic primary. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "After embezzling youth funds, a former D.C. lawmaker reenters politics," 6 Mar. 2020 There are hundreds of democratic precinct committeemen here in Marion County. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "How crimes involving public officials are handled, from judges' shooting to Dan Forestal," 18 Aug. 2019 Republicans are determined to regain that turf and his main challenger in the seaside 48th District is Michelle Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors and is married to GOP national committeeman Shawn Steel. Washington Post, "A snapshot of key House races in the California primary," 1 Feb. 2020 Democratic ward and township committeemen within the 11th District have 30 days after Sandoval’s resignation takes effect to name a replacement to fill the seat. Jamie Munks,, "State Rep. Celina Villanueva files to replace Martin Sandoval in state Senate," 9 Dec. 2019 Dozens of others are competing to become ward committeemen, sit on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago or serve on the Cook County Board of Review, 1st District. Lolly Bowean,, "Lottery decides Kim Foxx will top the list of candidates seeking Cook County state’s attorney nomination; order of other races also randomly picked," 9 Dec. 2019 As a coast committeeman, Sundet served on the panel overseeing the West Coast collective bargaining agreement covering the 29 ports from San Diego to Bellingham, Wash. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "How a feud over two jobs tipped the West Coast longshore union toward bankruptcy," 29 Nov. 2019 Petersen is an active member of the Maricopa County Republican Party, the Arizona Republican Party, and a precinct committeeman in Legislative District 25, according to the bio. Jessica Boehm, USA TODAY, "Arizona official indicted for human smuggling, sale of a child in adoption fraud," 9 Oct. 2019 Local township and ward committeemen in the subcircuit can meet to endorse a candidate, party officials said. Rick Pearson,, "Former Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein, who lost reelection after being cleared of harassment complaint, seeking to become Cook County judge," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of committeeman

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Committeeman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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