New Milford Democrats took the first step yesterday in returning us to a two-party town when they elected our slate by a 2-1 margin in the Town Committee primary out of about 630 ballots cast. The turnout of 14% of registered voters was higher than many had anticipated.
The News-Times has an article on the primary. http://blog.ctnews.com/offbeat/2014/03/05/nm-democrats-vote-for-change/
We want to thank party members for their huge vote of confidence in our group. Our message of the need to become more inclusive, to develop grass-roots organizing strategies and to begin speaking out more forcefully on local issues resonated with voters. Already we have begun to move on updating our Web site on a timely basis -- certainly more than once every two years! -- to keep Democrats informed on their party's activities.
The DTC will elect officers at its first meeting this month. Date and location to be announced.
We hope that several of the former DTC members rejoin the committee when we have vacancies. In introducing change to the DTC, it was never our intention to "throw the baby out with the bathwater."