Friday, June 3, 2016

This just in: Ward 1 Democratic Committee Announcements; May 26 wrap-up

A meeting of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee was held on  Thursday, May 26, 2016  at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club. The committee was joined by guest speakers Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. They both provided the committee with legislative updates and discussed ways the committee can be more involved. The dialogue was very informative and productive.

The Ward Committee also took action on several items that included: establishing a process to fill  vacant seat on the committee, host a BBQ sponsored by  Representative Madaro, Councilor LaMattina and Senator Boncore, and took a vote to consider endorsing Democratic candidates for state and county offices appearing on the state primary ballot in September.

The Committee voted to consider endorsing democratic candidates seeking state and county offices in the September primary. An endorsement meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston. All Democrats are welcome to attend the endorsement meeting, but only current Ward committee members can vote on the endorsements. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of committee members present is required in order for a candidate to receive the committee’s endorsement. All Democratic Candidates will be invited and each candidate will  be  allowed to make a  five (5) minute presentation and five (5) minutes to answer questions from Ward committee members.

The BBQ being hosted by the Committee sponsored by Representative Madaro, Councilor LaMattina and Senator Boncore will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 2pm-5pm at the home of Representative Madaro, 140 White Street, East Boston.

A $25 donation to the Ward Committee is suggested. Checks can be made payable to: Ward 1 Democratic Committee. Democratic Candidates for state & county office will be invited as well as State Democratic Party Officials.

In order to fill a vacant seat on the Committee, the committee members would like to request resumes and a statement of interest. The statement of interest should be at least a paragraph in length, but no more the one (1) page. The statement of interest should explain why the applicant would like to serve on the Ward Committee. Resumes and statements of interest can be emailed to

The deadline to submit these documents is June 30th. The Committee will then decide which candidates to invite to meet with the Committee. Following the in person meeting the committee will vote to elect a new member to fill the vacancy.

Again, all Democrats are welcome to attend. However, only current members of the ward committee will be eligible to vote.

Questions? Contact Ward 1 Chairman Michael Sulprizio at  You can also follow the Ward Committee on Twitter @ward1demsEB or “Like” us on Facebook at

Source: Michael Sulprizio 6/3/2016