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County Dems name chairman

Mar 26, 2017 From wire reports

The Fremont County Democratic Party has elected a new chair who aims to bring "a commitment to effective electoral organizing and a bold progressive vision."

Kevin Wilson, local advocate and state delegate to Presidential-nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders, won with unanimous support from the membership.

Also elected were Marie Kranz as cice chair, Sandy Martinez, treasurer, Mary Haper, secretary, Ron Haper, state committeeman, and Julia Stuble, State Committee-woman.

A leading voice for progressive politics on the Wind River Indian Reservation and the county, the Fremont County Democrats have helped to organize several rallies and protests in response to President Donald Trump's election and what they believe are "unconstitutional" executive orders.

Last year, Democrats at their county caucus were evenly split on whether to back Sanders or Hillary Clinton, and the election of Wil-son indicates the County Democrats are doubling down on their commitment to grassroots organizing and an unapologetic progressive agenda after Clinton's surprise loss to Trump.

"I am proud to join with progressives across Fremont County to Turn Fremont Blue," Wilson said.

"We have important state congressional and senate seats to contest in 2018 and the time to organize is now. We support a living wage for all workers, paid family leave and sick time, equal pay for equal work, health care for all, combating climate change, and training workers in Wyoming hurt by layoffs in the fossil fuel industry, for the renewable jobs of the future. If you support any or all of these objectives, please join us.."

A U.S. Navy veteran and avid outdoorsmen, Wilson has several years of grassroots organizing and advocacy under his belt. Before moving to Wyoming from central Florida, Wilson worked extensively in advocacy and electoral campaigns. Wilson graduated in 2012 from the University of North Georgia with a BA in history and political science, he holds another B.A. from Rollins College in environmental studies and civic urbanism.

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