LD 28 Democrats: We were successful in re-electing Dr. Eric Meyer to the State House of Representatives, which was a primary objective this year. We overcame low turnout, big money and a national wave, to ensure that Dr. Meyer continues to put forth our interests in the Arizona Legislature.
Having Kelli Butler carry the flag for us in the Senate contest is appreciated by all of us. Her candidacy was strong, democratic, and necessary. She decided last February that LD 28 had to have a Democratic candidate and she made the decision to step up. She made us proud.
We all put in lots of hours of work talking to voters -- on the phones and canvassing. We bought cases of water to get us through the summer's heat and brought food to the office. We donated tables, chairs, refrigerators, computer cables and more. We arrived ready to work many Saturdays and Sundays and we listened to frustrated voters. We learned how to use tablets to get information into the VAN. We wore out shoes and sweated through shirts. We did it all to get our message out. We got Eric elected.
I know it's frustrating that Democrats still did very poorly in the statewide races and there is no "but" to our current circumstances. We have to continue the fight.
I'm asking each of you take a few minutes to really think about what our Party needs to do to enure success in the future. You've had almost a week to digest the results locally and nationally and I'm sure you all have an opinion. Write out your ideas and be ready to share them with the rest of us at our Nov. 18 meeting. First, we'll have our election for officers, but following that I'd like to spend some time coming up with ideas for 2015 and beyond. Democrats are not going away in Arizona.
Democratic House Leadership Team: Assistant Minority Leader Bruce Wheeler, Whip Rebecca Rios, and Minority Leader, Dr. Eric Meyer!
When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 1:45-4 pm; registration beginning at 1 pm
Where: First Congregational Church UCC, 1407 N 2nd St., Phoenix
What: Elect county officers
Who: Elected PC's
Have you recently written a letter to the editor of any of our local newspaper? Published or unpublished, we'd love to share your thoughts with LD 28.