Former Selectman David Bayne was elected chairman of the Darien Democratic Town Committee at its meeting last Thursday. Maribeth Sears was elected treasurer, and Elizabeth Hall, secretary.
“This is an exciting time to be a Democrat,” Bayne said. “The Presidential campaign on the Republican side is in utter chaos with their front runner being unpalatable to many Republicans and unfathomable to most Democrats.
“Our goal is to unite Democrats, Independents and willing Republicans around a national, state and local ticket in November that reflects the values of Darien’s voters through thoughtful and pragmatic leadership.”
“I urge Darien’s voters to contact Darien’s Democrats to be a part of the solution to the bitterness that has overwhelmed us all.”
Bayne is a former selectman and current member of the Representative Town Meeting, representing District 5. His wife, Carolyn, is also an RTM member and member of the Recycling Center Advisory Committee.
The town committee is scheduled to meet March 24 to choose delegates for conventions nominating candidates for U.S. Senate, the Fourth Congressinal District, the state Senate seats currently occupied by Sens. Bob Duff and Carl Leone,and for state representative for the seats currently occupied by William Tong and Terry Wood.
“Conventions will be held locally in May, mainly on weekday evenings with the exception of the U.S. Senate convention which will be held on Saturday, May 7 in Hartford,” Bayne said.
He said Democrats interested in being convention delegates should contact him at DFBayne@aol.com as soon as possible.
“The Darien Democrats will also be holding a caucus in May to select nominees for the Board of Education and Registrar of Voters,” Bayne said. “Anyone interested in interviewing for those positions should also contact me at the above address.”