CSU Educators Elected Chair and Vice-Chair of Musocgee County Democratic Party

  A person nominated from the floor is the new chair of the Muscogee County Democratic Party Committee.  Backed by Alice Pate,  current chair, John Van Doorn, a Columbus State University political science professor,  was recommended by the nominating committee.  But supporters of former Columbus State University psychology professor Jeanne Dugas, nominated her and made speeches in support of her.

Jeanne Dugas, newly elected chair, Muscogee Democratic Party

Jeanne Dugas, newly elected chair, Muscogee Democratic Party

  Pro-Dugas speakers pointed out all of the dedicated, hard work she has done for the party over a number of years, and said she had the experience to lead the party.

  Pro-Van Doorn speakers told of his  ability to represent the party well in the media, pointing out his impressive appearance on live TV election night.  Being backed by Pate and former Chair Frank Myer, a Columbus attorney, Van Doorn got nine votes, the same as Dugas.  Myer called for a meeting of the two candidates, himself, and Pate. They worked it out, came out of their caucus and made a motion to elect Dugas chair and Van Doorn vice-chair, and the other four officers by acclamation.  That’s what happened.  

John Van Doorn, newly elected vice-chair of the Muscogee County Democratic Party Committee

John Van Doorn, newly elected vice-chair of the Muscogee County Democratic Party Committee

  Dugas promised to work hard to keep up the momentum that the party has gained with Pate as chair.  And Pate pointed out that the local party fared very well in the November 4th election, Muscogee county electing a district  attorney and sheriff,  plus giving President-elect Barack Obama a smashing victory in Muscogee County. Obama finished 19 percent ahead of Sen. McCain in Muscogee County, though McCain carried the state because of his success in the suburbs and rural areas.

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One Response to “CSU Educators Elected Chair and Vice-Chair of Musocgee County Democratic Party”

  1. Joann Locascio Says:

    Congratulations to our Democratic Party friends to the south of us Democrats in Harris County on the election of your new officers. Congratulations to you too, Dick. I heard you were one of the new officers elected! What a great gain for the Muscogee Democrats!

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