| Current CDP Chair launches with broad endorsements for another term
by Brian Leubitz
CDP Chair John Burton already suffered through his "bankruptcy workout" by clearing up a tough financial situation at the CDP upon his arrival. While his task was nowhere near the mess that Jim Brulte is looking at right now, he chose and built a staff that lead the party forward towards a brighter future. (Hint: See the results in 2010 and 2012)
Now the former State Senate Majority Leader, Congressman, and a list of other titles, is announcing that he will be running for reelection as Chair of the California Democratic Party:
We're coming off an exciting election in 2012. We exceeded our goals every step of the way, and that's due to your activism and support of Democrats across the state.
Together, we defeated Proposition 32 the Anti-Union measure, and passed the Governor's Proposition 30 to help our public schools. Not only that, we picked up six brand new Democratic seats in Congress and achieved a 2/3rds majority in the legislature.
I want to continue our fight for a more progressive California for another four years.
I remain committed to winning elections and speaking out on the issues and values that keep our Party in the liberal forefront of Democrats throughout the nation.
He launched a new website for the campaign with a broad list of endorsements, including one Brian Leubitz, Regional Director. I am proud to support John because of the work that he has done not only in the infrastructure and capacity of the party, but that he has been, and will continue to be, a great leader for progressive values. When it comes to John Burton, you know where he stands. Whether it is calling for the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan in 2009, or fighting for health care reform, he will be using his resources to push for our shared values.
I hope you will join me in supporting John Burton for another term as CDP Chair.