Contesting Elections

Resolution Number SAC09.07

Contesting Elections

WHEREAS, State Senator Abel Maldonado, the leading hold-out in the budget impasse, was reelected without a Democratic opponent in 2008, and his seat was one of six Congressional, State Senate and Assembly district seats that were uncontested by Democratic candidates; and

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party and local Democratic party organizations and clubs are committed to field qualified candidates to run in every seat, thus assuring that our Party’s message will be articulated to the local voters supporting our positions as well as statewide and national candidates; and

WHEREAS, even with this priority to run a candidate in every election, both major political parties often fall short of identifying qualified candidates;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party strongly supports an aggressive push to assure that we have a qualified Democratic candidate in every Congressional, Assembly and State Senate race to maintain our voice and identity in every district and race throughout the state.

Tom Olson, President, Northern Solano Democratic Club

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
July 19, 2009

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