Boykin Hopeful for Democratic Parties Future

Lyndonville DemLYNDONVILLE-  The Lyndonville Democratic Party met at the Cobleigh Public Library last night to hold their reorganizational caucus. The caucus, held every other odd year, is designed to effectively nominate and elect candidates to the mandatory positions that need to be held going into county elections. During every other even year, the party holds nominations for Vermont’s “Justice of the Peace.”



Lead organizer for the Lyndonville Democratic Party Catherine Boykin, who has been the chair of the committee for several years, said that the turn out was even better than she had hoped for. “We are such a small little area, we are happy with people who come forward and say ‘I’m registered to vote in the town of Lyndon and I believe in the Democratic principles.’”

Pushing the platforms of caring for communities like Lyndon, education for children, and affordable healthcare for all cannot be done without the behind the scenes work done by the members of the party’s executive committee. 

“We have one of the new people here behind me Edith Bell Brown who has been as supportive as I have of this town committee and that means forever and we have Elizabeth Drunkirk has accepted two positions (as secretary and treasurer) so we thank her for that,” said Boykin.

The Lyndon Democratic Party works with the Caledonia County Democrats year round to put together countywide activities to make the party visible and to support people in the their community. Boykin stated that the Lyndon Democrats had a table at the annual “Stars and Stripes” parade this past July. Candidates and constituents stopped by the table along the route to show thanks for the work being put in for the local election cycles in not only in 2018, but in 2020 and beyond. 

“We hope that the effort that we put in (at these meetings) we will continue to roll out statewide and hopefully produce statewide candidates,” said Boykin.

There will be a fundraiser for the Caledonia County Democrats on October 5th at the Kingdom Taproom in St Johnsbury. Anyone affiliated with the party are encouraged to attend.


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