Massachusetts Democrats Elect Delegates to the Democratic National Convention
The DNC will be in Charlotte, NC, from September 3-7, and local delegates will be there to choose President Obama as the official nominee for the party.
The Massachusetts Democrats elected delegates this past Saturday at statewide caucuses to attend this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Brookline Selectwoman Jesse Mermell was chosen as part of the fourth district delegation, along with representatives from Newton, Needham, Mansfield, Medway and Sharon.
In September, convention delegates will cast their votes to officially nominate President Barack Obama for a second term.
Massachusetts delegates are selected to the Democratic National Convention by three ways, according to the Massachusetts Democratic Party:
- At this weekend’s caucuses, registered Democrats in each congressional district elected four men, four women and one alternate delegate.
- On May 5, the Democratic State Committee will elect delegates to represent party leaders and elected officials.
- Some Democrats are automatic delegates by virtue of holding leadership positions in party organizations or a high-elected office.
Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh spoke about the statewide caucuses. “We have elected an impressive and diverse group of delegates who I know will represent Massachusetts with great honor at the Convention this fall,” said Walsh via press release. “Thousands of fired-up grassroots Democrats came out to participate in the delegate selection process because we know how important it is to reelect President Obama and we understand the hard work that lies ahead to keep the Commonwealth and our nation moving forward.”
An * denotes an alternate delegate.
First District Delegates Second District Delegates
Cindy Glazer, Longmeadow Candy Mero Carlson, Worcester
Dori L. Dean, Holyoke Ellen Story, Amherst
Denise R. Jordan, Springfield Judy H. Brooks, Amherst
Sharon Ann Jewell, Chicopee Kathleen Polanowicz, Northborough
E. Henry Twiggs, Springfield Benjamin Ira Schwartz
Burt Freedman, Springfield Joseph P. Carlson, Worcester
Edwand W. Collins, JR, Springfield David J. Narkewicz, Northampton
Anthony Soto, Holyoke John P. Brissette, Worcester
Nancy Stenberg*, Southwick John Mahoney*, N. Worcester
Third District Delegates Fourth District Delegates
Faye L. Morrison, Ayer Susan Heyman, Newton
Lisa A. Wong, Fitchburg Jesse Mermell, Brookline
Gail E. Poulten, Chelmsford Carmen Fields, Needham
Patricia Commane, Andover Sharon Stout, Newton
Pavel M. Payano, Lawrence Joseph Kaplan, Mansfield
Thomas J. McGrath, Pepperell Martin H. Heyman*, Newton
Samuel Poulten, Chelmsford Randall J. Tatum, Mansfield
Curtis J. LeMay, Lowell Sam Liao, Sharon
Suzzane LeMay*, Lowell Paul Yorkis, Medway
Fifth District Delegates Sixth District Delegates
Cathaleen L. Ashton, Wayland Stella M. Pierce, Beverly
Rhonda J. Bourne, Waltham Marianne C. P. Rutter, Boxford
Nazda Alam, Weston Catherine Bayliss, Gloucester
Brigid Kennedy-Pfister, Arlington Margaret A. Somer, Swampscott
Joseph P. Caiazza, Stoneham Louis D. Masiello, Salisbury
Russell A. Ashton, Wayland Stanley J. Stepoy, Rowley
Dylan Hayre, Natick Tom Larkin, Bedford
Robert D. Peters, Lexington Ralph Edwards, Swampscott
Melody L. Adams*, Malden Donald M. Green*, Reading
Seventh District Delegates Eighth District Delegates
Sandi E. Bagley, Boston Susanne M. O’Neil, Quincy
Marie Nicole “Nikko” Mendoza, Mission Hill Kathleen Manson, Walpole
Samantha Shusterman, Somerville Shaynah Barnes, Brockton
Mario Teran, Roslindale Susan M. Kay, Weymouth
Charles C. Yancey, Boston Michael W. Morrissey, Quincy
Felix Arroyo, Boston Ossie L. Jordan*, JR, Brockton
Tito Jackson, Dorchester Joseph C. Sullivan, Braintree
Karen L. Payne, Roslindale Ross Levanto, Boston
Amanda Jusino*, Boston Jeffrey Sanchez, Jamaica Plain
Ninth District Delegates
Brenda J. Brathwaite, Oak Bluffs
Keri Thompson, Mashpee
Adrienne Wilkins, New Bedford
Mardee Xifaris, Marion
Leon A. Brathwaite II, Oak Bluffs
Ervin L. “Tootsie” Russell, E. Wareham
Steven M. Leibowitz, Brewster
David Holway, Edgartown
Jane Donahue*, Wareham
* denotes an alternate delegate