Have you been waiting for a chance to meet with your Democratic candidates? This weekend, the Arizona Democratic Party will hold their quarterly state meeting in Prescott.
According to Joan Cornell at the local Democratic office in Prescott, the event will actually kick off Friday night (that's tonight) at the Hassayampa Inn, with a free, "Come on in" event that includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, from 5-7. That event is repeated tomorrow night (Saturday), again at the Hassayampa. It is recommended that you call 541.0413 sometime this afternoon to confirm this information; the plans have had several recent changes.
The actual State meeting starts tomorrow at Prescott High School, 1050 N. Ruth Street, at 9:00 AM with caucauses and committee meetings.From 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon, there will be the actual State Committee Meeting.
On the Yavapai Democrat's website is a statement that reads, "All interested Democrats are welcome to attend caucuses and committee meetings, and to observe at the State Committee Meeting. Although only State Committeepersons are allowed to vote at the State Committee Meeting, your presence and support is appreciated. Come see how your State Committee works!"
According to Cornell, most of the candidates are slated to attend this event. That includes Rodney Glassman, who is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat against Senator John McCain.
Glassman is planning to be there for the entire day, and will be bringing his RV, offering music and a barbeque, starting around 11 or 11:30 am. He is expected to speak before the entire meeting at 1 PM.
Other Democratic candidates that are expected to attend include:
Attorney General Terry Goddard, running for Governor
Ann Kirkpatrick, running for re-election to the US House of Representatives, District 1
Bob Donahue, running for Arizona Senate, Legislative District 1
Sue Dolphin, running for Arizona Senate, Legislative District 4
Lindsay Bell, running for Arizona House of Representatives, District 1
Karina Guerrero, running for Arizona House of Representatives, District 1
Andrei Cherny, running for State Treasurer (attendance is not positive)
Manuel Cruz, running for Mine Inspector
US Senate Candidates
Secretary of State Candidates
Attorney General Candidates
Corporation Commission Candidates
Superintendent of Public Instruction