On Wednesday, September 8, College Democrats at the University of Michigan has the pleasure of hosting Governor Howard Dean, Congressman John D. Dingell, Congressman Mark Schauer, and Congressman Gary Peters for a discussion on how we can best move Michigan forward.
Governor Howard Dean served as Governor of Vermont from 1991-2003, ran for president in 2004, and was chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2005-2009. The second longest-serving governor in Vermont history, Dean was able to lower income taxes while balancing the state budget and paying off most of Vermont's debt. After that, he went on to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004. While ultimately unsuccessful, Dean revolutionized the way candidates raise money by raising an unprecedented amount through small online contributions, which ultimately paved the way for Barack Obama's similar success four years later. Most recently, Dean served as chair of the Democratic Party from 2005-2009 where he instituted the "50 State Strategy," which put conservative districts in play and led to the the amazing victories in 2006 and 2008.
Also joining us are three members of Michigan's outstanding Congressional delegation. Congressman John D. Dingell, who represents Ann Arbor, is the longest-serving member of Congress and helped author the recent health insurance reform law. Congressmen Mark Schauer and Gary Peters are two freshmen representatives from neighboring districts in Southeast Michigan.
Tickets are free, but must be reserved.
Official Website: http://www.umichdems.com/?p=57
Added by annarborchronicle on September 1, 2010