The following is a press release from the Framingham Democratic Committee. It is published as received.
The next meeting of The Framingham Democratic Committee (FDC) will be this Sunday, January 13th, at the Community Room at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road. Doors will open for registration for delegate seats and social hour at 6:00, and the business meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00.
There will be an election of 35 delegates to participate in the February 9th Caucus to elect a male representative to the Massachusetts State Democratic Committee to fill the seat vacated by the late Rep. Chris Walsh. Under the applicable State Party rules, voting for caucus members is open to all Regular and Associate Members of the Framingham Democratic Committee.
To qualify for a caucus seat, the candidate must be a registered voting Democrat from Framingham. Those elected MUST be available
on February 9th to attend the Caucus, which will be at the Ashland Community Center, which is on the corner of State Park Road and W. Union St (Rt. 135), at 1:00 PM.
Those elected to attend the caucus will choose from three candidates running for this State Committee seat. They are Rep. Jack P. Lewis who represents the 7th Middlesex District comprised of some of Framingham and all of Ashland; Robert Floyd of Holliston, a Democratic activist who works for FedEx; and Frank D’Urso of Hopkinton who is a long-time party loyalist and a high tech quality assurance engineer.
In addition to this election, the FDC will also be presenting a discussion of “Combating Opioid Use in our Community” with three guest speakers: Nancy Paull, Executive Director of the Stanley Street Treatment and Resources; Cathy Miles, Co-Founder of Framingham Force; and Michael Hugo, a member of District Attorney Marian Ryan’s Opioid Task Force.
Additionally, Wilma Slaight will discuss library needs so the FDC can make its February charitable donations to the Friends of Framingham Library.
The FDC normally meets on the third Sunday evening of the month. All those attending are asked to park their cars at the lot at 1071 Worcester Rd., which is on the corner of Maynard Rd and Rte. 9.
More information on the Committee is available on the website
at www.framinghamdems.org, or from Chairwoman, Beverly Hugo at