Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election


Sandy St. Dennis drops her ballot at a drop box outside of Olympia City Hall in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. St. Dennis said she was concerned about policies related to climate change, immigration and women’s rights and said she hoped Democrats regained control of Congress. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

 LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon is announcing that he will not seek re-election for another term as state party chair.
Dillon has worked hand-in-hand with MDP Chief Operating Officer Lavora Barnes. During this time he created and executed different strategies to increase grassroots engagement and organize local Democrats for future elections.

“It’s been an honor to lead a storied Democratic Party that fights relentlessly for Michigan’s workers and their families. From day one, Lavora and I have been a team, and I’m extremely proud of the winning operation we built and the historic gains Michigan Democrats made at the ballot box. When I took on this challenge, one of my top goals was to help elect a Democratic governor — and we accomplished that with Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer’s decisive victory,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon.

“I’m incredibly grateful for our dedicated Democratic public servants, talented staff around the state, and every volunteer who worked really hard for little recognition. The Michigan Democratic Party is in its strongest position in decades, and now it’s time for another leader to take these successes, and our party, to the next level.”
Dillon was elected chair in 2015. He was previously a State Representative and Kent County Commissioner.
The chair of the Michigan Democratic Party is elected every two years after the state’s November general election. This year the election for chair will take place at a Michigan Democratic Party convention in February at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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