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From the DNCC
DENVER – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and the Obama for America campaign today announced additional officers for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Convention Vice Chairs include Washington Governor Christine Gregoire; Representative Robert Wexler (D-FL); Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman and Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
Convention parliamentarians include House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD); Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA); North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson; Cassandra Butts, Domestic Policy Advisor at the Center for American Progress; and Helen McFadden, Parliamentarian at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Conventions. - cont'd
Nevada State Senator Steven Horsford was named Sergeant-At-Arms and noted LGBT activist Donna Red Wing and student Alex Morgan from Kalamazoo College in Michigan were named Assistant Sergeants-At-Arms.
Collin McGough, a decorated veteran of both the Afghanistan and Iraq war from Savannah, Georiga, was selected as Doorkeeper and Sharon Hanshaw, Katrina survivor and Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change, was named Timekeeper.
"The theme of our Convention is Americans coming together for Change," said Steve Hildebrand, Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager. "It's a celebration of the people of this country and what they can achieve when we all work together. Each of our Convention officers has dedicated their lives to helping strengthen their community and strengthen our country. We are excited to have them join with our Permanent Chair Speaker Pelosi, Co-Chairs Governor Sebelius, Mayor Franklin and State Senator Van de Putte and DNC Chairman Dean to oversee the 2008 Convention. They share Barack Obama's positive vision for change and will be important messengers for the campaign moving forward."
Convention Vice Chairs
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire
Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL)
Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman
Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson
Cassandra Butts, Domestic Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress
Helen McFadden, Parliamentarian at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Conventions
Nevada State Senator Steven Horsford
Donna Red Wing, LGBT Activist, Evergreen, CO
Alex Morgan, Student, Kalamazoo College, MI
Collin McGough, Veteran, Savannah, GA
Sharon Hanshaw, Katrina Survivor and Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change, Biloxi, MS