The Monroe County Democratic Party’s annual dinner and silent auction was a great success according to local party officials. More than 500 people attended the March 29 event which was held at Turner Hall in Columbia.
The Monroe County Democratic Party has announced its endorsements of candidates running in contested races in the March 20, 2012 Democratic primary election. Only two positions on the March 20 Monroe County Democratic primary ballot will have contested races. In those two contested primary races, Monroe County’s Democratic precinct committee people voted overwhelmingly to endorse and support Brad Harriman for U.S. Congress and Zina Cruse for Circuit Judge.
Gulf War Veteran, Former Police Officer Pledges to Fight for Job Creation, Gun Rights
The Monroe County Democratic Party is preparing to welcome some special guests to its annual dinner and silent auction. They will also honor a well-known retired local public servant.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon will be special guest speakers at the dinner. The dinner is on Thursday, March 31 at Turner Hall in Columbia. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Sandra Sauget was one of the candidates who submitted resumes for consideration to fill the office of Monroe County Circuit Clerk, due to the upcoming retirement of Aaron Reitz. A rigorous interview process was conducted by a panel composed of members of the Monroe County Democratic Central Committee. As a member of the interview panel, I can say without hesitation that the applicants were very impressive and possessed qualities which made them suitable candidates for consideration.
United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic nominee for the second U.S. Senate seat from Illinois in the 2010 election, attended a lunch in Monroe County on August 19, 2010.
Durbin and Giannoulias spoke with a crowd of just under 100 people at the Waterloo VFW Hall. Monroe County Democratic County Chairman Alan Pirtle was pleased with the turnout especially considering the event was held during lunch on a weekday without much notice.
Labor leader Bill Thurston speaks to the Monroe County Democratic Club July 14 in Waterloo. Thurston, president of the Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, discussed issues important to labor. He cited universal health care and the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as key concerns.
The Monroe County Democratic Party has announced its speaker line up for its annual dinner and silent auction event on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Scheduled speakers include Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan.
The Monroe County Democratic Central Committee has unanimously decided to present C. Glennon Rau with the Leroy Reitz Democratic Service Award for 2009. The award is given by the county’s Democratic precinct committee people to someone who has provided exemplary hard work and dedication to the Monroe County Democratic Party for many years.
The award is named for Democrat Leroy Reitz. Reitz served Monroe County and the Monroe County Democratic Party in an exemplary manner for many years as county treasurer, circuit clerk, and other positions.