Saturday, January 19, 2008

Meet your convention delegates

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I promise we won't do this for all the delegates, but New Hampshire was the first state to select actual Democratic National Convention delegates, and here are four of them:

Four area residents are among those named by the New Hampshire Democratic Party as delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Among those who will be attending the convention are Exeter resident Russell Weatherspoon, Joshua Denton of Portsmouth, Joanne Dowdell of Portsmouth and Paul O'Connor of Exeter.

Weatherspoon will be a delegate in support of Sen. Hillary Clinton. He is the dean of residential life at Phillips Exeter Academy and an English and religion teacher.

Denton will be a delegate for former Sen. John Edwards. Capt. Denton is an Iraq War veteran.

Dowdell and O'Connor are New Hampshire delegates for Sen. Barack Obama. Dowdell is a vice president at Citizens Advisors Inc. and a member of the Seacoast African American Cultural Center and the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. O'Connor is president of Metal Trades Council at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

In this group, 2 for Obama, 1 for Clinton and 1 for Edwards.