QUINCY, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts Democrats are choosing between three candidates who hope to lead the state party.
Members of the Democratic State Committee are scheduled to meet in Quincy on Monday to pick a new chairman.READ MORE: UMass Amherst Brings Back Football Tailgate With COVID Restrictions
Vying for the post are Gus Bickford, a political consultant and the party’s one-time executive director; Stephen Kerrigan, the 2014 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor; and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins.READ MORE: To Do List: Oktoberfest, Live Music, Fireworks, And Family Fun
The winner will succeed state Sen. Thomas McGee of Lynn, who is relinquishing the party chairmanship after three years.
The new chair will be named less than a week after the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s next president. Democrat Hillary Clinton easily carried Massachusetts.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The party will soon turn its focus to 2018, when Democrats will try to reclaim the governor’s office from Republican Charlie Baker.