The North Haven Democratic Town Committee members held a meeting in March to elect officers for the 2020-2022 term. The election was held via Zoom video conference call due to Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order that there be no gatherings of more than five people due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Kathy Grant was unanimously re-elected as leader of the town’s Democratic Party. This is Grant’s second term as chair. Previously, she served as DTC secretary for two-and-a-half terms and also as interim vice chair.
Jennifer Caldwell was also unanimously elected to her second term as DTC vice chair.
New to the Executive Board of Officers are Maureen Cunningham, DTC secretary; Kerry Mattie, treasurer; and Ken Quick, Deputy Treasurer. All candidates were voted in unanimously.
Regarding her plans for the new term, Grant said, “As the world combats COVID-19, we have seen Democratic leadership at the state level in the absence of national leadership. It is my intention to support Governor Lamont and his team and uphold our American values that are critical in times of crisis.”
“As we continue to social distance ourselves, and as uncertainty lingers, we must support leaders who are truthful and effective, who will be proactive and promote the health and well-being of citizens,” Grant continued. “Our democracy is in turmoil and we are headed into a recession. The DTC will work towards getting a new president elected this November, as well as new, effective leadership for North Haven in the General Assembly."