DemDaily: A Forum for Five
|The officers of the Party are elected by the National Committee members. Under the Party's Charter and Bylaws, the DNC has nine officers. In addition to the Chair, the DNC has five Vice Chairs (including the President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, elected by that body), a Treasurer, a Secretary, and a National Finance Chair.|
Similar to the public forums held on the Party Platform prior to the Democratic Convention, the tour will provide an opportunity for candidates to listen to the American people, and show their commitment to key issues that matter most to working families.
The first of four forums will kickoff January 13th in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel, and culminate with the election of the new Chair and Officers at the DNC Meeting the weekend of February 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.
- January 13-14th in Phoenix, Arizona
- January 27th- 28th in Houston, Texas
- February 3rd-4th in Detroit, Michigan
- February 10th-11th in Baltimore, Maryland
Sally Boynton Brown, Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party
The Minnesota Congressman is considered the leading contender with the endorsements of key elected officials, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (NV), Senators Chuck Schumer (NY), Bernie Sanders (VT) and Elizabeth Warren (MA), as well as the support of 20+ fellow Members of Congress and a list of state and local party, union and organizational leaders.
Ellison, 53, was re-elected to his sixth term in Congress in November, serves as Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus and sits on the House Financial Services and House Democratic Steering Committees. The first Muslim to be elected to Congress, he also served in the State Legislature from 2003 to 2007. Ellison has stated he will relinquish his Congressional seat if elected Chair.
South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison