Saturday, April 28, 2012, Ft. Madison, Iowa
The 2nd District Democrats in Iowa, held their Presidential Election Year Convention in Ft. Madison, Iowa.
All 8 delegates were present, in addition to Jan Gallagher, a Washington County alternate were in attendance. However, Jan ended up serving as a delegate in place of an absent Johnson County delegate.
In addition to all of the regular activity, a new Platform was finally adopted and various 2nd District officers were elected. Adhali Larios-Hernandez was elected to the position of Affirmation Action Chair for the 2nd District.
Adhali will now be responsible for the Affirmative Action planning and operations in the 24 county area of the Iowa 2nd District.
Dave Loebsack was the keynote speaker at the event and outlined the district challenges for this upcoming election season.
It was certainly a long event, with Platform debate, issue balloting, ballot counting for 2nd District office holders and 2nd District delegates to the National Convention going past 8 p.m.
Although it was a long trip and long day that started at 8:00 a.m., the event was exciting. Now on to the State Convention in June!