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Membership Roster Changes

5 Associate Members Move to Voting Members and 1 New Life Member

At the January 21, 2018 Framingham DTC business meeting, 9 associate members contested for 5 vacancies in the FDTC regular membership.

The following former associate members are now regular voting members of the Committee:

– Larry Stoodt
– Barbara Fontes
– Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley
– Kurt Fusaris
– Maria Robinson

Congratulations to these members.  They will serve until the next Committee reorganization in 2020.

In addition Linda Fields has reached 20 year life-member status.  In fact she had reached this status 2  years ago. Congratulations to Linda on her service to the Framingham DTC.

In Memory of Stephanie Mercandetti



It is with deep sorrow that I share with you that our beloved member, Stephanie Mercandetti, has passed away today (Jan 14, 2018), having courageously battled cancer for several months. She is remembered by all as a warm, joyful and compassionate woman whose giving and positive nature touched our lives and our community. Stephanie was soon to become a life member of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee, having served for almost twenty years, formerly as our Vice-Chair and as a Democratic State Committee member.  She will be sorely missed by all. Our Committee sends its most sincere condolences to her family, friends and to all who shared in her life.

Beverly Hugo, Chair

Agenda Jan 21 Business Meeting

Framingham Democratic Town Committee

Agenda, January 21st, 2018, 7-9:00 p.m.

at the Heritage, 747 Water Street

7:00-7:05 – Welcome and Announcements-Chair Beverly Hugo

7:05-7:10 – Secretary’s Report-Attendance and Approval of Minutes of 11/19/17-Barb LeDuc

7:10-7:15 – Treasurer’s Report-Vote for $50. expenditure for the 2/8 DSC Meeting-Margareth Shepard

7:15-7:25 – Reports  from the House and Hill

7:25-8:00 – Candidates and Campaigns

                Jimmy Tingle-Candidate for Lt. Governor – Keynote Speaker

        Candidates for State Office:

  • Jay Gonzalez (Governor)
  • Bob Massie (Governor)
  • Setti Warren (Governor)
  • Quentin Palfrey (Lt. Governor)


8:00-8:15 – Committee Reports-

  1.   Civics Education-Pat Dunne
  2.   Communications-Michael Hugo
  3.   Legislative/Advocacy-Kurt Fusaris/Barb LeDuc
  4.   Minority Outreach-TBD, Ohad Klopman (Student member)
  5.   Programming-Jim Stockless
  6.   Respect and Tolerance-Maureen Dunne


8:15-8:20 – Caucus Information-Parwez Wahid

8:20-8:25 – State Democratic Committee Meeting of 2/8/18, hosted by Framingham – Norma Shulman

8:25-8:30 – Middlesex  Norfolk Worcester(MNW) Alliance – Beverly Hugo

8:30-8:45 – Election  of New Members (due to new Life Member status plus associate member status)

8:45-8:50 – Charity  and Hospitality – Barbara Fontes, Rozzie Hooper-Hamersley, Cindy Rubin

        Pathways and Pearl St. Shelters: non-perishable food items and toiletries

8:50-8:55 – Member Reports

9:00 – Adjourn

Next Meetings-2/11(Caucus), 3/18(Elections), 4/22 (Annual), 5/20, 6/10!

If you would like to become an associate member, please see Margareth Shepard.

Stay abreast of all the latest Framingham Dems news at

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!


Framingham Democratic Caucus 2018

Framingham Democrats Caucus Feb 11, 2018

The Framingham Town Democratic Caucus will take place on Sunday February 11, 2018 at Heritage Senior Assisted Living, 747 Water Street, Framingham.

The purpose of this caucus is to elect Framingham’s delegation to the annual Democratic State Convention taking place in June at the DCU Center in Worcester.

The 2018 Democratic Convention will be a nominating convention with candidates running for state-wide offices seeking nomination to the 2018 Democratic state primary ballot.

The caucus registration will begin at 6:00pm. Call-to-Order at 7:00pm. (Registration desk closes 15 minutes after call-to-order.) The rules governing registration are strictly enforced. All who wish to participate in the caucus must arrive before the close of registration.

Click here for Heritage location info.

NOTE: All candidates for delegates and alternates must be present at the caucus.  Nominations cannot be given for individuals not in attendance.  An exception is made for military personnel who are on duty. Such persons must inform the Committee chair ahead of time that they are serving, therefore unable to attend the caucus and wish to be nominated.

DELEGATION: The Framingham delegation has been allocated a total of 36 delegates and 6 alternates.  The Framingham DTC Chair at the time of the convention will be an ex-officio delegate.  The remaining 35 delegate seats will be filled by election at the caucus. The delegation will be gender balanced with 17 male, 17 female delegates and the final 35th delegate may be either male or female.  The 6 alternates will also be gender balanced, 3 male and 3 female.

For details on the 2018 convention visit the Mass Democratic Party convention page at: