Democrats nominate statewide ticket in Fort Wayne
Posted by Indiana Democratic Party | 06/18/2012
FORT WAYNE – Indiana Democrats on Saturday nominated their 2012 statewide candidates at the Indiana Democratic Party State Convention in Fort Wayne, the first time the party has ever held the event outside Indianapolis.
More than 1,400 Democrats formally nominated Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Vi Simpson for Lieutenant Governor; Indianapolis lawyer Kay Fleming for Attorney General; and Indianapolis public school educator Glenda Ritz for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly and gubernatorial candidate John Gregg fired up the crowd with their remarks. Both candidates were unopposed in the May primary.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry served as chair of the convention; other speakers included Dr. Woodrow Myers, the Indiana chair for President Obama’s re-election campaign, Indianapolis Congressman André Carson and Indiana House Democratic Leader Pat Bauer.
State delegates also adopted the 2012 Indiana Democratic Party platform and elected delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.