Democratic party chairman Howard Dean to talk with Saint Martin's students

Feb. 16, 2006

Lacey, Wash. – Democratic National Committee Chairman and former presidential hopeful Howard Dean will meet with members of the Saint Martin’s University Democratic Donkey Club and other young Democrats from 4:15 to 5:15 Monday, Feb. 20. The meeting, at the university’s Student Union Building, will precede his appearance at the Washington State Democrats’ annual Crab Feed at Saint Martin’s Pavilion. Dean served as governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003, and in that role, headed the National Governors Association in 1994-1995. The 2004 presidential election’s early Democratic frontrunner, he was famed both for his use of grassroots fundraising and the internet as campaign tools. He lost his bid for the Democratic nomination to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, and in 2005, was elected in 2005 as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Dean is expected to urge students of to get involved in the country’s political process. His talk with young Democrats is being sponsored by the club and College Democrats of America.

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Crystal Saili president
Democratic Donkey Club

Deanna Partlow
Media relations coordinator