Results of the 2018 Framingham Democratic Caucus
Framingham Democrats caucused on Sunday February 11, 2018 to elect Framingham’s delegation to the 2018 Democratic State Convention. Framingham has been allocated 36 delegates that includes 1 ex-officio delegate, 35 elected delegates and 6 alternates.
The 35 delegates are gender balanced 17 female, 17 male the final delegate of either gender. The 6 alternates are also gender balanced 3 female and 3 male.
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.
REMEMBERING 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
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: https://massdems.org/convention/2018-convention.
“Where Do We Go From Here”
At the Nov 19th Framingham DTC meeting, Chair Beverly Hugo gave a Powerpoint presentation titled “Where Do We Go From Here”. This presentation discussed next steps for the FDTC, a look toward the midterm elections and how members and supporters can participate.
Click for slide presentation (opens in PDF).