Light Attendance at Wellington 912 Meeting
Maybe it was the short notice or the lack of the last robocall, or competing events, but our 9/22 candidate event did not have the normal 912 turnout. The meeting itself had a few glitches, with the sound system unavailable until a half hour into the program, and a distinct lack of chairs. Given all that though, we did have a good program.
Ed Fulop got things going with a reading of the recent conversion of Chris Mathews to the realities of the 2010 election. Shannon and Doug told us about the 8/28 Restoring Honor trip, and the importance of working for candidates. Iris filled in the blanks with a trip report from the 9/11 (Unite in Action) and 9/12 (Freedomworks) DC events, and Fred gave a TAB update, asking everyone to attend the 9/28 County Commission budget hearing, and did an overview of size and demographics of some of the local races we are working on.
After a short break we heard from featured speakers Mathew Hunter (for Lizbeth Benacquisto – FS27), Sherry Lee- CC2, Tami Donnally – FH85, and our keynote Joe Budd – CD19.
Other candidates speaking included Alison Rampersad – FH90, the team for Bill Graham SB3, Bernard Sansaricq – CD23, and Jess Santamaria – CC6.
Pictures by Boris Balaban.