Wyoming Democrats Vote for DNC Chair

Wyoming Democrats Vote for DNC Chair

Democrats prepare for victory in 2018



FEBRUARY 28, 2017


Pinedale - Democratic National Committee members of the Wyoming Democratic Party recently returned from Atlanta after having elected a new Chair of the DNC.


State Chair Ana Cuprill, Vice Chair Bruce Palmer, National Committeewoman Jessica Sell Chambers and National Committeeman Jon Gardzewleski were on hand in Atlanta for 3 days of meetings which culminated with the election of new party officers.


The DNC members met with all the candidates to talk about what strategies they would use to help Wyoming Democrats win elections and address issues they saw in the party structure.


Palmer and Cuprill strategized on how to vote based on their experiences with the candidates, messages from Wyoming’s Democrats, and in the interest of party unity.


“I received messages from our members asking me to vote for a number of the people.” said Chairwoman Cuprill, “Since January I had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time, formally and informally, with the candidates and their campaigns. I decided Sec. Perez was a good choice for Wyoming.”


“I attended several of the forums and was able to interview all of the candidates,” said Vice Chair Bruce Palmer. “After speaking with each of them at length over a series of weeks I concluded that Tom’s experience leading complex organizations gave him the edge.”


Wyoming’s committeeman and woman were compelled by their experiences and their constituents to vote for Sander’s endorsed candidate Rep. Keith Ellison.


The contest ended with Secretary Tom Perez being elected Chair of the DNC, by a slim margin of 35 votes, after which he immediately appointed Keith Ellison as his Deputy. Both men and the new members of the Executive committee will be working to unite the party after last fall’s contentious primary.


“We look forward to continuing to work with the new leadership of the Party to help local candidates win in Wyoming.” said Chairwoman Cuprill, “with 2018 elections coming up, we can’t waste one more minute litigating the past.”


Courtesy of the Equality State Policy Center