Jan 15, 2007

House Leadership to appear in Livingston County

As first reported over on Liberal, Loud and Proud, Michigan's Democratic leadership is coming to Livingston County to speak to Michigan’s progressive and liberal bloggers at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Livingston County Democratic Headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River Suite 600 in Brighton.

Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, D-Redford Township; Majority Floor Leader Steve Tobocman, D-Detroit and Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, will be speaking about the Democratic agenda for the coming session, and of course they will be answering questions from the attendees. The event was set up for and by bloggers, but the word is no one is checking your ISP at the door.

This was an event that was originally scheduled for Dec. 7, but a lame duck session of the House that went late into that night canceled the event. However, freshman lawmaker Byrum is a new addition to the guest list.

Many Livingston County residents met her mother, former Rep. Dianne Byrum, who was just term limited out of the House after a long and productive Legislative career. As the leader of the House Democrats as the minority leader it was her hard work, vision and staying on message that was largely responsible for Democrats taking control of the House. But voters in the county will most remember her from her spirited run at the 8th U.S. Congressional district seat in 2000 against Mike Rogers. She lost by a mere 111 votes among almost 300,000 votes cast.

Thanks go out to Liberal Lucy from Liberal, Loud and Proud for arranging the event, and to Matt Evans, Chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party, for allowing his offices to be used for the event.

See you there.

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