Officers Elected, Dickinson Discusses Big Money at Elk Grove Democratic Club Meeting

December 10, 2014 | At their last meeting of the year, the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club elected officers for 2015 and heard...

December 10, 2014 |

At their last meeting of the year, the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club elected officers for 2015 and heard an impromptu presentation by former Sacramento County Supervisor and California Assembly Member Roger Dickinson.

Serving as the club's President will be Dan Schmitt, Nancy Fox will be Vice President, the Treasurer will be Debra Ladwig, and the Co-Secretaries will be Joyce Lee and Sandi Russell. The officers will be installed at a coming function with Congressman Dr. Ami Bera presiding.

Dickinson, who lost his bid for California's Sixth Senatorial District to fellow Democrat, Dr. Richard Pan in the November general election, thanked the club for their endorsement. By a popular vote of the club's membership earlier this year, Dickinson won the hard-fought endorsement over Pan.

In his comments, Dickinson noted the influence of so-called independent expenditure committee played in California's new open primary election system. Even though he and Pan are both Democrats, Dickinson said big business interests found a way to influence the election.

"Business interests of this state have figured out how to use the open primary," he said. "They have figured out how to use independent expenditure committees."

Dickinson went on to say that the business interests used massive expenditures that serves their purposes, and not those of the people. Although this is the first time in over 20-years the Sacramento Democrat has not held elected office, Dickinson indicated he intends to remain involved. 

"I don't have any intention of going away," he added. 



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