Saturday, July 30, 2005
It was a good morning for the SCDP
I didn't get a head count, but I believe at least 100 of the county's Democratic faithful attended this morning's Unity Breakfast & fundraiser for the SCDP. This event was sponsored by congressman Ford and honored newly elected chair Matt Kuhn, shown here speaking to the assembly.
He spoke after a rousing speech by the Congressman, shown above, who spoke of the need for Democrats to provide solutions to the problems that we have and not just complain about the problems we face. (We'll talk more about that in another post.)
All of the Chair candidates were there to pledge support to the new Chair, who confessed that his mother Nancy had been the one to convince him to run, not anyone else. Kuhn spoke of how much work has to be done, and that special elections in Senate District 29 and House District 87 were taking place September 7, meaning that we have to protect these seats.
The congressman also announced a $2500 contribution to the party to help get it back on its' feet financially; that was exceeded shortly thereafter by a $2550 pledge by County Mayor AC Wharton, who joked about the youngish Kuhn and Harold the Younger, "they say 'And a child will lead them' and we've got two to lead us", much to the delight of the crowd.
The Coalition remains strong, as Brad Watkins will seek the 1st Vice Chair position this Thursday night, when the first regular meeting of the ExecCom takes place in its old stomping grounds, the IBEW hall at 1870 Madison. Also seeking office is David Holt, running for 3rd Vice Chair. I don't have a vote, but many of you who read this do, so I'm going to stump for both of them right here and now. Brad seeks to implement one of the key proposals of former Chair candidate and new ExecCom member Joe Young (D-92) that each VC have a specific duty and responsibilty within the SCDP structure.
Both impress me with their ideas and their energy, and they have a chance to do great things. You may agree or disagree, but, to paraphrase Lesley Gore, it's my blog and I'll psuh who I want to. (Oy, does that date the Cracker or what?)
I'll have another post regarding the Congressman, where he is and where I think he needs to go (NO, get that out of your mind right now, this will be CONSTRUCTIVE!) in order to win.
I hope you made it today, if not, you missed a good time; thank you for stopping by and telling me how much you enjoy this blog. Trust me, that makes a difference!