Yesterday’s State Democratic Committee Meeting was called to order at 11:00 AM and adjourned at 9:45 PM.
200 candidates gave their one minute speeches.
80 elected members, two per state senate district were “certified”.
In the first set of ballottings, 179 votes were cast. Those eligible to vote included the 80 state senate State Committee members elected on February 5, 2008 – and the 20 year permanent members – and certain ex-officio voting members.
The “gender balance” seats, of which 24 were elected, required six rounds of balloting.
I did NOT keep full track of who was elected, and do NOT want to risk being inaccurate.
I am hopeful that next week the results of yesterday’s election and the list of members will be posted at the State Democratic Committee Website, which is located at:
What is clear is that service on the State Democratic Committee, while an unpaid volunteer position, does require a major commitment of time and energy – and impact how governance works.
For example, one of the votes yesterday established the rules for the next nominating convention.