Upcoming . . . 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th.

We will elect a new chair and a new secretary, and we will hear from Mayor Setti Warren, candidate for governor. Mayor Warren will be the third of the three gubernatorial candidates to speak to our committee.

We will also discuss the upcoming Boston Ward 5 Caucus for the Massachusetts Democratic Convention, and will consider membership matters. 

 Save the date:

--The Boston Ward 5 Caucus for this year's Massachusetts Democratic Convention will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. The location will be determined.

--The Massachusetts Democratic Convention will be held June 1-2, in Worcester.

Past Events: 

--The Ward 5  annual Holiday Party was held Tuesday, December 19th at Lir, 903 Boylston Street, in the Back Bay. Participants enjoyed light bites and some holiday cheer. 

--At our November 21st  meeting, we welcomed Democratic candidate for governor Bob Massie, who spoke and answered questions from the committee.

--At our October 17th meeting, State Representative Jay Livingstone gave a special legislative update. After hearing from candidates Josh Zakim and Kristen Mobilia, the committee held an endorsement vote for District 8 City Councilor, and we considered membership matters.

--At our September 19th meeting, members chose to endorse Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley and Anissa Essaibi-George for City Council At-Large. The committee also voted to include Ross Levanto on the Executive Committee, replacing George Alex who has relocated outside of the city.

--If you were at our June 20th meeting, thank you for joining us. At that time, members voted to endorse Marty J. Walsh in the Mayoral race and Michael S. Kelley in the race for District 2 City Councilor.

 --The Massachusetts Democratic Convention, on Saturday, June 3rd, at the DCU Center in Worcester

--The 2017 Ward 5 Democratic Caucus

On Saturday March 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee held the Ward 5 Delegate Caucus at the First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, to elect delegates for the upcoming State Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 3rd at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Ward 5 includes Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Back Bay, and parts of the South End, Chinatown and Fenway.

Any Democrat registered to vote within Boston’s Ward 5 was invited to attend and participate in the Caucus.

Those in attendance elected 9 female delegates, 9 male delegates, 2 alternate delegates, one delegate that could be either a male or a female, and one Committee-Designated Delegate (a Committee Officer).

Female Delegates:

Patricia Amend, Gretchen Bennett, Kathy Judge, Jessica Sullivan, Carole Bell, Andrea Burns, Emelia Encallado, Diane Barry, Elisha Fielding, Kristen Mobilia (Alternate), and Martha Walz (Alternate).          

Male Delegates:

Ross Levanto, Jon Spillane, Rob Whitney, Reynolds Graves, David Crossman, David Xiao, Aiden Nguyen, Bob Binner, Patrick McDonough, and Dan Lyons (M or F delegate).

Committee-Designated Delegate:

Sharon Durkan (Second Committee Vice-Chair)


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