A group of 15 participants from the western side of the county met in Blue Earth and 25 attendees from the eastern side of the county gathered in Wells to take a preference vote for president and discuss prominent issues in the party.
“We had a very energetic crowd,” says Gary McKinley, caucus chair of the Wells meeting. “A lot of good discussion took place.”
Current president, Barack Obama, won support in a landslide earning the preference from all 40 combined attendees at the two meetings.
“I would have liked to see more people there,” says John Huisman caucus chair of the meeting in Blue Earth. “In my opinion, our political parties have fallen so far apart the public has become disenchanted and more people are falling in the independent category.”
At Blue Earth, Huisman was elected caucus chair, Brian Roverud parliamentarian and Glenn Gaylord and Tom Willette were nominated as tellers.
Participants representing the western side of Faribault County brought forth a number of resolutions they wish to include in the party platform developed at the state convention.
Resolutions passed by the group at the Blue Earth Senior Center included:
• Opposing any ammendment that would require a super majority vote to raise taxes or use reserve funds at the state level.
• Opposing a state ammendment that would require a government issued photo identification as a precondition to voting.
• Reinstating the glass seagull act. The federal bill would enact tougher controls on banks.
• Pass legislation to maintain door-to-door mail delivery
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