Maricopa County Democrats to Hold Winter Convention on December 14.

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The Democratic National Committee has declared that Arizona will be one of the eight major battleground states in 2020.

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has indicated that Maricopa County is one of five battleground counties their news organization will be watching as a barometer for where the voters are leaning for the 2020 elections.

Maricopa County Democrats, eager to generate enthusiasm for local, county, and state races, will kick off the 2020 Election Year with the annual winter convention at Carl Hayden High School on December 14, 2019.

Julian Castro

Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Obama Secretary of Housing Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Convention.

 

 

 

 

All of the candidates running for Maricopa County offices will also be speaking to the convention attendees.

Maricopa County Democratic Party Chairperson Steven Slugocki commented about the convention that:

Steve Slugocki
Steve Slugocki

“We hope everyone can join us for this exciting day. We have a historic slate of county candidates this year, plus Secretary Castro, this will be a great day and we hope everyone can join us. Maricopa County is the largest battleground county in the country and we are ready to win big in 2020!

 

 

The Convention will go from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration will start at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There will be optional committee meetings on policy and electoral issues from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.