Record Turnout of Democrats at the John Syrett Lobster Bake
The Knox County Democrats saw a capacity crowd at their recent summer fundraiser. Over 200 people, including many of the more than 100 event sponsors, carpooled their way to Ken and Barbara Wexlers’ home in Owls Head for the annual green feast of lobster, scenery and Democratic unity. Others not in attendance supported the event as well with donations, making it the most successful Bake in its ten-year history.
The featured guest speakers were retiring 16-term Congressman Barney Frank and former Maine State Housing Authority Director Dale McCormick.
Also in attendance were Janet Mills, Vice-Chair of the Maine Democratic Party and former Attorney General; Maggie Allen, Maine’s National Democratic Committeewoman; Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison; Rockland Mayor Brian Harden and County Commissioner Carol Maines.
Congressman Barney Frank spoke from his vantage point as former chair of the House Financial Services Committee, relating how Republicans’ vow to make Obama a one-term president has slowed recovery from the financial crisis in this country, which crisis was caused by Republican policies during the George W. Bush administration. Ms. McCormick in her remarks stressed the exceptionally clear choices we face in November and the need to work for the success of the Democratic slate of candidates.
If you want to volunteer to help elect Democrats this fall, please come in or phone our Knox County Democratic Headquarters at 594-0075.
Paid for and authorized by the Knox County Democratic Committee, Stu Thro Treasurer, PO Box 452, Rockland ME 04841