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Douglas Democrats attend state convention

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Douglas County delegates to Nevada’s Democratic Party State Convention (June 21) heard a call to action for the November elections.

Theme for the convention, held in Reno, was “A Fair Shot for Everyone, Not Just the Wealthy.”

The convention was dedicated to the memory of James Brown, a Foothill resident, Democratic Party activist, and president of the Douglas County chapter of the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans. Many convention delegates wore memorial buttons bearing a photo of Brown.

Keynote speaker U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, spoke of “the American dream,” and said Democrats in Congress must work to restore it.

Douglas County delegates included Paul Belt, Kimi Cole, Dotty Dennis, Gim Hollister, Susan Minor, Lloyd Murray, Pat Stanley, Nancy Stiles, Cindy Trigg and Katherine Winans.

Hollister was one of nine Nevada Democrats honored with the Going the Extra Mile award for his work at the county level. He ran for the Nevada State Senate in 1986, is a past chairman of the Douglas County Democratic Party, a longtime member of Douglas County’s Democratic Central Committee, the Nevada State Democratic Central Committee and the Nevada Rural Democratic Caucus.

Cole, who is chair of the county central committee, was elected president of the Nevada Stonewall Democrats.

In addition to hearing from Democratic candidates in the November election, delegates adopted a revised state party platform.