By John Lynds
The Ward I Democratic Committee will not endorse a presidential candidate for the upcoming Massachusetts Primary on Tuesday March 1 but will hold a caucus Saturday at 10 a.m. to elect delegates for the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.
Registered Democrats in Eastie will hold the caucus at the Mario Umana Academy to elect eighteen delegates and three alternates to the convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Action Agenda. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.
“We are not endorsing a presidential candidate for Super Tuesday,” said Committee Chair Michael Sulprizio, who recently replaced Ed Deveau as chair. “However, my plan is to hopefully make such endorsements in the future in order to heighten our profile in the neighborhood.”
Sulrpizio said after Saturday’s elections he hopes to host a candidates forum for the upcoming special election for State Senator to replace Anthony Petruccelli.
“I think that can be the first occasion we can begin to become more relevant when it comes to local, state and national election,” said Sulrpizio. “Saturday’s caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Eastie, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret.”
In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be “add-on” delegates.
“This is going to be an exciting year as we Massachusetts Democrats work on the presidential election, both here in Massachusetts and across the country,” said Democratic National Committee Woman, Kate Donaghue. “In addition to the normal proceedings, the June convention is going to focus on training in party building, electoral techniques and issue-based organizing.”
For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Michael Sulprizio at [email protected] / 617-438-0952.
Ward One Republican Committee endorses Joyce Marie Kelly
By John Lynds
While the East Boston Ward One Republican Committee has not endorsed a Republican candidate for president during the March 1 Massachusetts Primary then have endorsed Joyce Kelly of Revere for Republican State Committeewoman for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk and Middlesex Senatorial District.
In a statement from Committee Chair Chris Morton the Ward One Committee recommends all unenrolled voters and Republican registered voters to mark their ballots for Kelly on Tuesday, March 1.
“Joyce Kelly has worked hard for local candidates for many years,” said Morton. “She deserves your consideration and valuable vote. Please reward her long-standing dedication with your vote.”
For more information contact Chris Morton at (617) 569-4075.