March 31, 2009
Hamilton County political parties reorganize and reenergize
On Saturday, March 28, the Hamilton County Democratic Party and the Hamilton County Republican Party each elected four new officers to tend to party business over the next two years.
The new Democratic Party officers are Jeff Brown, Chair; Rodney Strong, Vice Chair; Margie Shorter, Secretary; and Joe Blass, Treasurer.
For the Republicans, Matthew Bryant will take over as Chairman, with Vice Chairwoman Delores Vinson, Secretary Liz Norris, Treasurer Brent Lambert, and Vice Treasurer Brandon Lewis.
I spoke with a Democratic activist on Sunday who expressed measured optimism about the new leadership. Other Democrats have been giving each other virtual high-fives on Facebook.
One Republican delegate responded to my e-mail with a statement that sounded relieved that the outgoing leadership did not try to keep control of the party.
We'll keep an eye on these new faces as the money-raising and candidate-recruiting gets underway for next year's elections.
Does anyone have a schedule for Green Party, Libertarian Party, or other local party organizational meetings? Do share.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
| By joe lance | 10:29 PM
The Hamilton County LP isn't going to have an organizational meeting per se, but we are looking for a vice chair and secretary (both are vacant right now).
I've heard that the Green Party is going to be reorganizing soon but that's all I know at this point.
Posted by: Jeremy Clifton at April 3, 2009 11:26 AM