Friday, February 27, 2009

454. (S)Election Day in Frankfort; Limited Electorate

Tomorrow the Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Executive Committee will meet at 11:00am at the Wendell H. Ford Headquarters on Democrat Drive in Frankfort. The agenda includes the election of a new Chair and Vice Chair, thus passing the gavel of the Party's leadership. The By-Laws provide different ways of achieving this goal. Article VIII, Section D of the KDP By-Laws outlines the process. These By-Laws may come in handy tomorrow as no names have been confirmed for the lesser position. In 2005, a vacancy occurred in the lesser position and a committee was formed to interview nominees. I served on that committee as the 3rd Congressional District's representative. We'll see if tomorrow brings into play a similar scenario.

Getting the governor's nod for Chair (and thus my support), according to word on the street and in the electronic media, is Charlie Moore, a Union County attorney with a long-standing and well-considered law practice in neighboring Daviess County. Mr. Moore's wife, Brucie, is the Union County Attorney, having first been elected (I believe) in 2002. They reside in Waverly, which is also home to a former college roommate of mine.

This will be my third meeting as a State-At-Large member of the Committee, having been appointed to that position by the full Committee in September, 2008. As with all meetings of the Kentucky Democratic Party, any registered Democrat in the state may attend.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.