Saturday, March 28, 2009
Congratulations to Van Turner, the new chair of the SCDP
And to Desi Franklin as well, as she has been the driving force behind the last three chairs.
The final numbers were 49 for Turner, 32 for Jay Bailey, Committeeman Norma Lester passed, and since Committeeman Nate Jackson was elected in absentia, he was not able to vote. So, even WITH the numbers mandated by the TNDP, Bailey did not have the votes; many of his delegates did not make it to Airways Middle School today to vote for his potential ExecCom members.
However, Bailey was allowed to speak after Turner assumed the gavel, and called for party unity behind Turner's chairmanship. Well done, sir, well done.
The first meeting of the new ExecCom, 83 strong, is Monday, April 6 at 7 PM at the IBEW Hall on Madison. Good luck to the new committee, I will support them to the best of my abilities!