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Democratic State Committee holds reorganization meeting at Beachmont School

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The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, the governing body of the Commonwealth’s Democratic Party, met at Beachmont Veterans Memorial School this past Saturday, April 6, for the first time since the election of Democratic State Committee Members on the March 5 presidential primary ballot. Present at the event were Revere Councillor-at-Large and only Revere Democratic State Committee Member Juan Pablo Jaramillo, Mayor Patrick Keefe, State Senator Lydia Edwards and State Representative Jessica Giannino. Mayor Keefe and Representative Giannino welcomed a crowd of Democrats that descended from every corner of the Commonwealth, from Pittsfield to Plymouth and everything in between. Former State Senator Joe Boncore, a member of the Democratic State Committee from Beachmont, was also present.

The members of the Democratic State Party came to the home of America’s First Public Beach for their reorganization meeting, a meeting held every four -years to pick Party officers. The meeting was hosted by the Revere Democratic City Committee through Mayor Keefe, Senator Edwards, Representatives Giannino and Turco, Councillor Jaramillo and Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who each pitched in to pay for the venue and the food for the attendees, which was purchased from La Esquina Del Sabor, a Colombian food restaurant in Beachmont.

Jaramillo, who worked with the state party for months to gain the bid to host the meeting in Revere, remarked that he was “very proud to showcase all the things our beautiful city has to offer. Revere is making a comeback as a city that centers working class people in its policy decision-making, a value that is fully aligned with the mission of the Democratic Party, and walking away from this meeting, I am more energized than ever to continue to deliver for working families from city hall to the White House by electing more pro-worker Democrats at every level of government.” In an e-mail prior to the meeting to all the Democrats who were attending, Jaramillo invited his colleagues to visit local restaurants like Cafe Costa Del Sol, New Deal Fruit and Thmor Da while visiting.

The meeting started at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 2:00 p.m. Signs for Biden for President could be seen along Bennington Street in Revere as early as 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, and Beachmont’s parking lot was full by 9:30 a.m. before the meeting kicked off. In addition to electing officers, the party gave committee reports relating to the campaign to reelect President Biden.

Longtime State Democratic Party Secretary Carol Aloisi, a member of the Third Suffolk Delegation, did not run for reelection at the reorganization meeting and received a standing ovation after the election of her successor. In addition to Aloisi, Boncore and Jaramillo, the other members of the Third Suffolk Delegation, which includes Revere, Winthrop and East Boston, are Gigi Coletta from East Boston, Alicia Delvento from Winthrop and Lydia Edwards, also from East Boston.

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