OXFORD - Over 200 Democrats representing the twenty-two counties of the First Congressional District will convene at 10 AM on Saturday, March 31st at Oxford High School for their quadrennial convention. The congressional district convention will elect six delegates and one alternate to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC this September. Thirty-seven candidates are vying for those seven highly-coveted national delegate and alternate positions.
The convention will also elect fifteen Democrats from the first congressional district to serve as members of the state Democratic executive committee for the 2012-16 term, and will have preliminary discussions on the state party platform issues to be presented at the state convention on June 2 in Jackson.
Guest speakers expected to attend include Congressional Nominee Brad Morris, US Senate Nominee Albert Gore, and other party leaders.
The convention is open to the press and public. All interested persons are welcome to attend.