You are invited to the 2014 Third MAD breakfast on Saturday morning May 3rd, at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn, 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham. Doors open at 8:30 am, and a Breakfast Buffet will be start at 9am.
You will get to meet and hear from all the 2014 Democratic candidates [for Gov., Lt. Gov, A.G., Treasurer, etc.]. This will be an especially appropriate for convention delegates to attend.
Candidates are asked to limit their pitches to two or three minutes. But you’ll have a chance to meet and talk with them all.
The theme for the breakfast is: Game On!
Waltham mayor, Jeannette McCarthy will greet attendees and Senator Mike Barrett will make opening remarks. All of this will be over a hearty breakfast…
2014 WDTC Town Caucus Weston elected 7 delegates to the Convention this year:
John Hennessey, ex-officio as Chair John Carlton-Foss, Alan Day, Quentin Palfrey < Men Jackie Haas, Catherine Fallon, Maureen Ecker < Women
There will also be 3 Alternate Delegates:
Jonathon Gertler, Alan Orth, & Sepi Gilani
State Committee Delegates: Joe Mullin & Nazda Alam
2014 Organizational Meeting
Officer elections: all incumbents were re-elected
1. “All incumbents re-elected” is no substitute for providing names of the current officers.
2. Why are no minutes of meetings posted here?
Date/Time: Sat 08/Feb/2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Weston Library Community Room
The Weston town caucus on February 8th will elect 7 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. This year the convention is an Endorsing Convention, where candidates for our statewide offices will seek to earn the nomination of the party delegates. All registered Democrats in Weston are eligible to participate, provided that they are a registered Democrat by January 31st . The 2014 Caucus will be especially important since all of the Commonwealth’s Constitutional positions will be vacant this time.
Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. One of the co-Chairs will go as an ex-officio delegate, and 3 males and three females will be elected at the caucus as delegates. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in (town/ward). All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.
The Convention will be held on Friday June 13th and Saturday June 14th at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to endorse statewide candidates.
FOR DELEGATE CANDIDATES/ELECTED DELEGATES
- Candidates for delegate must be a registered Democrat by January 31, 2014.
- Candidates for delegate must be present at the caucus (except in the case of active Armed Service members).
- Elected delegates MUST pay the convention delegate fee of $75 by April 11, 2014. Anyone failing to pay their fee before April 11 will be required to pay $100.
Happy New Year & there is More To Do in 2014!
Thursday, December 12th
7 to 9 pm
460 Conant Road
Weston, MA 02493
Minutes of December 12, 2013 Meeting by John Carlton-Foss
The Weston Democratic Town Committee met on December 12, 2013 in the home of John Hennessey. Present were John Hennessey, Alan Orth, Sandy Gee, Beverly and Burton Foster, Ron and Dolores Boucher, Jackie Haas, Nazda Alam, John Carlton-Foss, and speaker Richard Cutler of Environmental Tax Reform.
By unanimous vote the DTC set February 8, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. as the date-time to caucus. There were no concerns expressed when John Hennessey indicated it was likely to use the large community meeting room in the Weston Library for this caucus.
Richard Cutler then talked about carbon pricing. This part of the meeting is summarized in the article below which appeared in the Weston Town Crier of 12/19/13.
Katherine Clark carried Weston with 59% of the vote in the special election to fill Ed Markey’s Congressional seat, on December 10, 2013. Weston’s 59% victory margin trailed most neighboring Towns [Lincoln had 80%],and the 66% of the entire district by quite a substantial margin. However, Weston beat Waltham’s margin of 58% by one point.
She’ll be the third woman in the state’s 11-person congressional delegation, joining Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Niki Tsongas.