Democrats in Tewksbury today gathered at the town library this morning to conduct a caucus to elect delegates to the 2014 Democratic State Convention which will be held on June 13 and 14 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Candidates running for statewide office must receive the votes of more than 15% of the delegates at that convention in order to proceed to the ballot in the primary election.
Tewksbury is allocated 15 delegates. Seven must be men, seven women and three alternates (one male, one female and one of either gender). The seven men elected delegates today were Brent Conway, Vincent Fratalia, Bill Deignan, Mark Kratman, Richard Menard, Phil Shea and Dan Wandell. The female delegates were Rita O’Brien Dee, Lorna Garey, Joan Unger, Donna Bell, Mary-Ann O’Brien Nichols, JoAnn Blount and Karin Theodoros Zaroulis. The male alternate was Miles Caverdale Jr, the female alternate was Rosemary McCormack and the third alternate was Paul Harrington.
The Lowell caucus will be held next Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11 am at Lowell High School. Any Lowell voter who was registered as a Democrat as of January 31, 2014 may participate.