Democratic statewide convention Saturday

May 25, 2012

Julia Barnes
Phone: (802) 229-1783




MONTPELIER, VT – On Saturday, May 26th at the Barre Municipal Auditorium in Barre, the Vermont Democratic Party will host its statewide Democratic Convention. Delegates from across the state will come together to elect district delegates to the National Democratic Convention, elect National Committeeman and Committeewoman, and take care of party business. The Convention’s featured speakers include Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, and Governor Peter Shumlin, as well as Speaker Shap Smith, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell, Secretary of State Jim Condos, Treasurer Beth Pearce, Attorney General Bill Sorrell, and Obama for America-Vermont State Director Dan Mulligan.

VDP Chairman Jake Perkinson stated, “We are excited to come together in Barre to elect Vermont’s delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. We have already seen a surge in grassroots enthusiasm this year and our state convention will be an excellent chance to show our determination to elect Democrats here in Vermont and re-elect President Barack Obama.”

Attendees and delegates will also have the opportunity to meet candidates from across the state and visit a variety of informational tables. Delegate check-in begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. at 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre. The convention is open to the general public.

For more information, convention rules, and directions, please visit



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