City Dems hold caucus

On February 26, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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By Donald Norton

Over 100 registered Democrats representing all seven Wards here in Somerville met at Somerville High School at 10 a.m. this past Saturday.

The Massachusetts State Democratic convention will be held June 13 at the DCU Center in Worcester, and delegates across the state will meet and vote on potential candidates to get on the Democratic ballot this coming fall. Candidates for nomination on the ballot need to obtain the support of at least 15 percent of the total delegates present.

This past Saturday, most of the candidates or representatives for constitutional offices in Massachusetts were present. The candidates were allowed a couple of minutes to give their introductions to the delegates and to say why they are running and ask for support. A new rule requires that all candidates for the nomination must have 15 percent support includes those candidates not having a primary opponent such as Secretary of State Bill Galvin, who is extremely popular with the delegates. While not many people here in Somerville know Galvin and the good work he does, he still needs 15 percent of the delegation’s support, which shouldn’t be a problem. Immediately after all spoke, the delegates from the various wards got down to business and elected their respective nominee to represent Somerville at the convention.


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