Mar 15, 2010

Local Strategy and Candidate meeting set

The Livingston County Democratic Party is holding its first Strategy and Candidate
meeting tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday March 16 at party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand
River, Suite 600, Brighton.

The meeting will focus on an overview of campaign planning and fundraising, as well as the voter statistics for all races. Part of the meeting will be devoted to a report on the party’s research on the issues and some ideas for campaign strategy.

All of the elected offices in the county are held by Republicans, with the exception of a couple of township board offices in the southern part of the county. But party officials are taking heart because the county is becoming more moderate and the Democratic vote is improving.

One of the main goals of the party is to field a candidate in every race, and to take a seat on the nine-member, all-Republican Board of Commissioners. There has not been a Democrat on the board since 1996. The goal is to make them accountable to voters and defend their dismal record over the last two years. Resources will be focused on the more vulnerable seats

The filling deadline is for the August primary is May 11. The Commissioners earn
$15,053 a year and have full health care benefits. Nominating petitions require 20-50
signature or a $100 filing fee.

Call (810) 229-4212 for more information, or if you are interested in becoming a

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