Ada Democrats to elect state convention delegates next week

dpopkey@idahostatesman.comMarch 25, 2014 

Ada County Democrats are entitled to send 128 delegates to the state convention in Moscow in June and will caucus April 3 at Borah High School to choose them. Several candidates for statewide office are expected to give speeches.

At the Idaho Democratic Party's state convention June 20-22, delegates will write a platform, elect party officials and organize their efforts to boost their numbers against one of the most dominant majority parties in the country, the Idaho Republican Party.

Currently, the GOP controls all four Idaho seats in Congress, all seven statewide offices and 85 of the 105 seats in the Legislature. But Democrats do have a legacy of success, having controlled the governorship from 1971-1995, with Govs. Cecil Andrus and John Evans.

The caucus opens at 6 p.m., with the formalities starting at 6:30 p.m. Anyone calling themselves a Democrat who will be registered to vote in November is eligible to be a delegate.

For more information, contact Ada County Democratic Chairman Christopher Lavelle at 340-2369, chair@adademocrats.org. Also: Idaho Democratic Party, 336-1815 or info@idahodems.org.

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