October 26, 2014 at Noon
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Enjoy A Hearty Brunch with the Committee and Honored Guests Senator David Valesky and Assemblyman Bill Magee
79 Albany St.Cazenovia NY
Do some early Christmas shopping!
Tickets $30 in Advance, $35 at the Door. Purchase in advance by making your check payable to Madison County Democratic Committee and mail to Clara Lantz, 146 Lebanon St., Hamilton NY 13346
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Mike Oot, Marianne Simberg, Leo Matzke, Charlie Naef and other concerned Democrats vouch for Robert Mann’s personal integrity, political loyalty to the Democratic Party, long record of civic service, and valuable experience volunteering for Democratic candidates for Congress in the former 23rd District that included Madison County. We support his courageous write-in campaign for Congress in the new 22nd District and urge all Democrats to do likewise. We need to send a message to the media and incumbent Representative Richard Hanna. The deplorable lack of an official party nominated Democratic candidate should not mean that Democrats and independents have no way to show their disapproval of Hanna’s support of the Ryan Budget, his vote for the government shut-down, support of Wall Street’s robber capitalism, and dismal record on the environment. We let Robert speak for himself:
As Ross Perot's running mate, Admiral James Stockdale, famously said, "Who am I and what am I doing here?"
My name is Robert Mann. I am a registered Democrat and was a Democratic volunteer worker in several recent local and congressional elections. I am running as a write-in candidate for Representative in Congress in the new 22nd District. Some members of the Oneida Democratic Committee know me and trust me well enough to allow me to list their names as references on a press release I am sending out to district newspapers.
I decided to become a write-in candidate when I learned there is no Democrat on the ballot. No one who would vote with Democrats in the House of Representatives to defend affordable health care, a clean environment, and other progressive policies. No one to stand up to the backwards, obstructionist coalition that dominates the House. By running, I want to demonstrate that we Americans still have free elections and are free to exercise our right to choose our own representatives. Also, I think it is important for Democratic and progressive voices to be heard in this election.
Where do I stand on the issues? Speaking heart to heart, I basically agree with the policy views put forward by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. On ethical questions, I pay respectful attention to the views of Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and other thoughtful religious leaders. I reject the emotional negativity of Washington war hawks as counterproductive, but I do support the use of appropriate and sufficient force -- up to lethal force -- to stop the murder of American citizens by terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
I realize I am an expedient choice, no one's favorite to be an official candidate. There are others much more qualified to run. I am under no illusion that I have better chance of winning the election than the proverbial snowball in Hades. However, stranger things have happened. In any case, in 2016, a list of those supporting me this year might be of some value to the Democratic Party and the next offical Democratic candidate. This is my one and only run for Congress.
In deciding to run as an expedient, unofficial write-in candidate, here was my reasoning: (1) the morale factor. A write-in campaign that attracts, say, a thousand votes would prevent the Republican Party and the press from claiming unanimous support for the GOP in the district. (2) Somebody's got to do it. A write-in campaign needs a single, credible candidate in order to get attention from the press and public. Multiple candidates would cancel each other out and divide Democratic votes. (3) There is no process for officially nominating a write-in candidate. To have any impact, a consensus must be built around an expedient candidate in the very short time available.
I am not asking for any kind of endorsement, and I am not soliciting or accepting any monetary contributions for my campaign. I would appreciate your write-in vote on November 4th and recommending the same to your family and friends.
Madison County Democratic Committee Chair Mike Oot today affirmed the commitment of the Committee to support Bill Magee for re-election to the Assembly in the upcoming General Election.
“I’m happy to confirm that the Madison County Democratic Committee will be working hard to support Assemblyman Bill Magee in the coming election. The Primary is over, the Democratic residents of Madison County have spoken and we will work hard to support their choice.
Oot noted that "There is good reason for his success in the primary; Bill has experience, he has seniority, he is the Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and more than that, Bill has been a good neighbor to everyone in the community”.
“We are the Democratic Committee, we support Democrats and that’s our plan for the coming year”
Wanda Warren Berry, Publicity Chair
Madison County Democratic Committee
|Lieutenant Governor||Kathy Hochul||837|
|121st Assembly District||Bill Magee||1058|
Go to Our Party/Organization/County Committee for a look at the new web page that lists by Election District all the current Members of the Madison County Democratic Committee and its Party Officials who can be contacted by email or phone.
Current Committee Members must pass a nominating petition for another two-year term. Contact your Town or City Chair by email or phone with the names of other Democrats who would be interested in filling a vacant committee position or replacing a committee member who cannot serve for another term.