Monday, April 30, 2012

Hendry Dems To Pick Convention Delegates

Democrats To Vote For Convention Delegates

LABELLE, FL. -- On Saturday, May 5, Hendry County Democrats will vote on delegates to attend the 2012 Florida Democratic Convention to be held in Tampa June 1 - 3. Joe Thomas, chair of the Hendry County Democratic Committee, said voters living in Congressional Distict 16 will vote at LaBelle City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and those living in Congressional District 23 will vote at a special Democratic Caucus Booth at Harlem's Brown Sugar Festival also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in Clewiston.

Hendry County's elected delegates will select the Congressional District delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte N.C. September 3rd.

Candidates for the two 16th Congressional District delegate slots are Allison Benton Davis of Felda and Joe Thomas of LaBelle. Janet Taylor and Rupert Mighty from Clewiston are running for the two 23rd Congressional District seats. 

This is the first time Florida Democrats will caucus in their home counties for Congressional District delegates who will then select delegates to the Democratic National Convention; this makes it easier for Hendry County Democrats to actually have a voice in electing delegates.

Voters should bring a state issued photo ID with them to their respective caucus sites and, if available, the card issued by the Hendry County Elections Office showing their regular voting precinct as well as congressional district, county commission and school board district numbers.

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