Feb 6, 2009

Democratic conventions on tap

The Livingston County Democratic Party is holding its county convention on Saturday, Feb. 7, at party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600 of the Fonda Place Office Park, in Brighton.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and business begins at 10 a.m. Coffee and bagels will be served. The party will be considering resolutions to propose for the Michigan Democratic Party State Convention on Feb. 21 and the election of delegates to serve on committees for the state convention. Livingston County has been allocated two delegates; a female delegate to the Resolutions Committee and male delegate to the Rules Committee.

The county convention is in preparation for the State Convention will take place on February 21 at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit. Registration begins at 8 a.m. In addition to the wide variety of caucuses and adopting a platform, the convention will also elect a state chair.

Mark Brewer is running unopposed for his eighth two-year term. Unlike the state GOP with constant infighting and the recent election of a new chair, Michigan Democrats have enjoyed steady, professional leadership.

Brewer is the nation's senior Democratic state party chair, and he was first elected in February of 1995. According to subscription only MIRS, During Brewer's tenure, the Democrats have not lost a presidential or U.S. Senate election in Michigan. The party is 43-for-56 in education board elections and 2-for-3 in gubernatorial elections.

See you in Detroit.

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