From The Chair

February 3, 2020

Dear Fellow Democrat,

CALENDAR: The Mercer County Democratic Endorsement Convention will take place on Wednesday, March 4th at the Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, likely with registration commencing at 5:30pm.

We have elections for President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Congress (12th and 4th districts), plus Mercer County races for County Sheriff, County Clerk, and two Freeholder positions. I would request that anyone wishing to be considered for endorsement for office, please send me an email by Saturday, February 15, at demchairperson@mercerdemocrats.com, expressing your interest, all of your contact information (name, home address, email, phone numbers), and relevant information about yourself and your candidacy.

I have requested and Don Dileo has graciously agreed to serve as Convention Committee Chairperson. I will be designating the remainder of the Committee, which reviews the delegate list and any challenges or related issues, so as to provide wide municipal representation.

Note that the MCDC Bylaws contains a list of Democratic Organizations which can have a delegate, as well as a process set forth for currently non-represented organizations, The MCDC Bylaws can be accessed at https://mercerdemocrats.com/our_party/.

We also need to decide how to handle the Presidential race at our Convention. Options include: a formal County Democratic endorsement, conducting a straw poll, hearing from candidate representatives and/or having an uplifting keynote speaker on the importance of the 2020 national races. Much interesting and helpful feedback received thus far, and welcome any further comments and ideas.

As we view the perplexing Presidential impeachment process and Democrats’ formal kickoff in Iowa, we all need to focus on our number one responsibility as Americans: to ensure the election of a new President and partner with a working Congress. Let’s go do it!

Mayor Janice S. Mironov
Mercer County Democratic Chairperson