Democracy for America, (DFA) Howard Dean’s PAC, recently reported Dean was endorsed by several state Democratic Party chairs and vice chairs, adding to his "broad, diverse and growing list of support both among the members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)," according to the group. The statement continued: "The list of voting DNC state party chairs and vice-chairs supporting Governor Dean include:
- Florida: Chairman Scott Maddox, Vice-Chairwoman Diane Glasser
- Mississippi: Chairman Wayne Dowdy
- Oklahoma: Chairman Jay Parmley, Vice-Chairwoman Debbe Leftwich
- Utah: Vice-Chairwoman Nancy Woodside
- Washington: Chairman Paul Berendt Vermont: Chairman Peter Mallary
DFA said: "This list of supporters signifies that people in every region of the country approve of Dean’s vision and structure that he wants to bring to the DNC.
"The support of these influential chairs and vice chairs from all parts of the country and across the political spectrum means a lot to me." Dean said, "They are part of my overall strategy for Democrats to be involved in every race in every town, city and precinct. I am looking forward to working with them to ensure my election as the next Chairman of the DNC."
Dean is running for DNC Chair to build on the work DFA has been doing to elect Democrats to local and national offices. In addition to mobilizing grassroots support, DFA directly donated over $1 million for candidates across the country. Gov. Dean continues to attend regional caucus meetings of the DNC membership across the country and will be traveling to those meetings for the next two weeks. This weekend (January 22), he will be in Sacramento to meet with the Western Regional Caucus and the following weekend (January 29) he will be in New York City to meet with the Northern Regional Caucus."