Massachusetts Democrats Elect Delegates to the Democratic National Convention
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- Created on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:37
- Written by David Ertishek, Patch.com
Massachusetts Democrats elected delegates this past Saturday at statewide caucuses to attend this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Three Boston City Councilors were chosen: At-Large Councilor Felix Arroyo, District 7 Councilor Tito Jackson, and District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey.
In September, convention delegates will cast their votes to officially nominate President Barack Obama for a second term.
Massachusetts delegates are selected to the Democratic National Convention by three ways, according to the Massachusetts Democratic Party:
- --At this weekend’s caucuses, registered Democrats in each congressional district elected four men, four women and one alternate delegate.
- --On May 5, the Democratic State Committee will elect delegates to represent party leaders and elected officials.
- --Some Democrats are automatic delegates by virtue of holding leadership positions in party organizations or a high-elected office.
Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh spoke about the statewide caucuses. “We have elected an impressive and diverse group of delegates who I know will represent Massachusetts with great honor at the Convention this fall,” said Walsh via press release. “Thousands of fired-up grassroots Democrats came out to participate in the delegate selection process because we know how important it is to reelect President Obama and we understand the hard work that lies ahead to keep the Commonwealth and our nation moving forward.”