Democrats Looking for New Leadership

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Democrats looking to replace chairMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A shakeup in the leadership of the Michigan Democratic Party may be in the works.

In a letter to party members today, Michigan’s entire Democtratic Congressional delegation called for Lon Johnson of downstate Kalkaska to replace longtime party chair Mark Brewer.

Brewer, who has chaired state Democrats since 1995, has been criticized for recent Democratic legislative failures such as the passage of right-to-work legislation and the defeat of a series of ballot proposals in last November’s election.

The letter, signed by U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and Representatives John Dingell, John Conyers, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and Dan Kildee says Democrats have a lot of work to do together to win at the state and local levels.

The delegation praises Johnson as a “strong leader who represents the future of our party in Michigan.” Johnson officially announced his candidacy for chair today after the letter was sent out by the Congressional delegation.

Democrats will select the party chair at the state party convention running from February 22-23 in Detroit.

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