The CDP Convention was a wonderfully energizing experience. It was an excellent kickoff for the election year ahead of us. For those who were unable to attend, or perhaps missed a workshop or caucus that you wanted to attend, we are preparing a summary of convention activities that will be available by the March DCC meeting (if not sooner).
With filing for 2012 elective offices under way, we have seen a few interesting developments. In CD21 (which runs from rural western Fresno County to Kern County, and includes all of Kings County), Hispanic Chamber President John Hernandez and City Council Member Blong Xiong are the Democrats looking at this race. For CD22 (to challenge Rep. Devin Nunes), Otto Lee, a former mayor and City Council member in Sunnyvale, has stepped forward. We will be providing updates on these candidates and the other Democrats on the ballot on the FCDCC Web site.
All Democrats are invited to Rep. Jim Costa’s announcement that he will seek reelection (now in CD16), which will take place on Thursday, February 23, at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425 Fresno St.). The announcement will start promptly at 2 p.m., so attendees are encouraged to show up at 1:30 p.m.
The Chair’s Open Session has been rescheduled for next Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Denny’s Restaurant at Abby and Divisadero. Come and share your thoughts.
Your input is always appreciated.