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Several Wisconsin leaders asked to serve as permanent officers of the DNC

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 12:17:43-04

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are on the list of proposed permanent officers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced Barnes, Moore and Barrett were among several leaders nationwide who were asked to serve as permanent officers. Wisconsin Democratic Party Leader Jason Rae was also among those listed. The committee also released an initial schedule for the upcoming convention.

The proposed permanent officers are:
Honorary Chairs: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA), Minority Leader Charles Schumer (NY)
Permanent Convention Chair: Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS)
Permanent Co-Chairs: Governor Phil Murphy (NJ), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL), Senator Tom Carper (DE), Mayor Tom Barrett (WI), Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (GA), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA)
Secretary: Jason Rae (WI)
Vice Chairs: Senator Bob Casey (PA), Congresswoman Sharice Davids (KS), Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL), Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH), Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (WI), Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall (NV), Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist (MI), Former Congressman Tony Coelho (CA)
Parliamentarians: Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD), Helen McFadden (SC), Sarah Merkel (AL), State Senator Yvanna Cancela (NV)
Sergeant-at-Arms: Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI)

“We are looking forward to a historic convention anchored in Milwaukee, and through the leadership of the permanent officers who will help oversee this convention Democrats will come together to continue the work to elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez in a press release. “We have an exciting lineup of programming over the course of four nights as we seek a better future for all Americans, and unite around our shared values and Joe Biden’s vision for a better, safer future for the country.”

On Wednesday, the convention released a proposed schedule of events for the four day convention, which kicks of on Aug. 17.

The convention will host a variety of speakers and caucus meetings throughout each day, with the official convention events taking place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the four days.

According to the DNCC, Biden is expected to nominate his vice president pick on Aug. 19.

The DNCC said the proposed list of officers and the initial schedule are pending approval from the DNCC Rules Committee.

To view a full list of proposed events, click here.

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