Democrats rally at State Convention
A thousand Democrats met in Barre on Saturday for the Vermont Democratic Party’s 2008 State Convention. The energy was palpable as delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver were elected and a great line up of speakers rallied the crowd to get our 2008 campaigns off on the right foot.
The District Delegates elected on Saturday who will represent Vermont in Denver are:
Alternate: Nancy Richardson
Alternates: Mary Sullivan and Michael Gaffney
The District Level Delegates will meet Saturday, June 7 at noon at the Berlin Elementary School to elect the remaining members of the Vermont delegation to Denver.
Berlin, Vt.—At a meeting this afternoon in Berlin, the Vermont Democratic Party’s District Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, who were elected last month at the Party’s State Convention, elected the final six delegates to the National Convention.
The final members of the Vermont delegation are:
Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official Delegates:
Sara Kittell—Fairfield, Vt.
Peter Shumlin—Putney, Vt.
Pledged At-Large Delegates
Linda Weiss—Corinth, Vt.
Kevin Christie—Hartford, Vt.
Sherry Merrick—Post Mills, Vt.
Alternate At-Large Delegate: Tim Briglan—Thetford Center, Vt.
The complete delegation unanimously elected Deb Markowitz Vermont Delegation chair.
Vermont will have 23 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer. Of those 23 delegates, the ten District Level Delegates were elected at the State Convention in May—six delegates for Senator Obama and four delegates for Senator Clinton (proportionally based on the results of the March 4 Vermont primary). The ten District Delegates were elected by town delegates to the State Convention. Those Town Delegates were previously elected at the Party’s Town Caucuses held on March 22.
The ten District Delegates met June 7 to elect three At-Large Delegates, two Pledged Party Leader or Elected Official Delegates and one Unpledged Add-on Delegate. The remaining seven members of Vermont’s delegation to the National Convention are superdelegates: VDP Chair Ian Carleton, VDP Vice Chair Judy Bevans, National Committeeman Chuck Ross, National Committeewoman Billi Gosh, Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch and DNC Chair Howard Dean.
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