The 7th CD Dems joined democrats throughout the state on Saturday, to elect their District Leadership, and the MDP Chair and Vice-Chairs. Everywhere you looked, democrats were excited and energized, following a hugely successful 2018 election. Special thanks to MDP Chair Brandon Dillon, and his team, through Brandon’s leadership we witnessed electrifying electoral changes, including Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist II, Secretary of State Benson and Attorney-General Nessels. We flipped the 8th and the 11th and together unseated Justice Wilder by voting in Justice Cavanagh, resulting in our new Supreme Court Chief Justice McCormack. We dominated in the Board of Education races and made great strides in both the State Senate and House. Thank you to Chair Dillon for leading us and showing us the way to victory!
In the 7th CD Dems Meeting, Art Luna and Fran Brennan were re-elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively. We also elected Austin Clark as our Secretary and Karyl Baker as our Treasurer. Additionally, we voted on our Executive Committee Members and the MDP State Central members. We also heard from Governor Whitmer. Lt. Gov. Whitmer, Senator Peters and heard updates from our 7th CD Chairs.
In the next few days, we plan to schedule a conference call with our County Chairs to determine the date and time of our first meeting. As soon as we have that, we will send you the information. At our first meeting, our goal will be to schedule our future meeting dates, times and locations. We also plan to have a Program Committee Meeting, Communications Committee Meeting and a Fundraising Committee Meeting. Please plan on joining us as we roll up our sleeves and get to work, first by electing our 2019 local candidates and following that, working on electing our 2020 candidates.