Monday, January 27, 2014

LDA Elects New President

  The Liberty Democratic Association of the 80th A.D. elected Ms. Monica Major as its new President. Councilman Ritchie Torres stepped down as President when he was elected as the councilman from the 15th district. Since President Major was the secretary of the club, Ms. Marjorie Velazquez-Lynch was elected as the new treasurer. Since Ms. Velazquez-Lynch was the secretary of the club, Ms. Andrea Siegel was elected as the new secretary of the club. All three ran unopposed.
   State Committeeman Joe McManus suggested that since the next meeting of the club was not until the clubs Spring Fling event in May that the club consider endorsing its two local state elected officials now in case primary day is moved up. A motion was then made to endorse 80th Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, and a vote passed overwhelmingly. A motion was then made to endorse Senator Jeff Klein. Mr. Barry Soltz President of Jannel Towers said that the club should not endorse Senator Klein because Senator Klein is not a true Democrat, and is caucusing with the Republicans in the state senate. A vote was then taken to endorse  Senator Klein which passed overwhelmingly. 
  Congressman Charlie Rangel, Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Councilman Ritchie Torres stopped by to say hello and briefly speak to the club. 

 Left - Congressman Charlie Rangel enters the room, and is greeted by State Committeewoman Maria Gonzalez.
Right - Congressman Rangel poses with the Liberty Democratic Association Executive Committee. 


Left - Councilman Jimmy Vacca says a few words to club members.
Right - Councilman Ritchie Torres poses with New LDA President Ms. Monica Major and State Committeeman Joe McManus.

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