HARRISBURG – October 28, 2013 – As the result of actions at a membership meeting to review the organization’s bylaws, the active membership of the Capital Region Stonewall Democrats voted to re-endorse Dan Miller for Harrisburg Mayor in the November 5th election.
This action does not negate the endorsement of Eric Papenfuse, Democratic nominee for Mayor, who was endorsed by the Stonewall Democrats in June, 2013, following the results of the primary election.
In April, 2013, the Executive Board recommended endorsement of either Eric Papenfuse or Dan Miller for Mayor, City of Harrisburg. Both candidates completed endorsement surveys and were interviewed regarding their positions on LGBT equality.
CRSD Executive Board recognizes the unique circumstances to the Mayoral race where Democrat Dan Miller reversed his decision in August, 2013 and announced his bid to re-enter the race on the Republican ballot. The organizational bylaws allow the Executive Board to re-endorse a candidate for the general election who was endorsed in the primary election.
April 8, 2013 – CRSD Executive Board recommended endorsement of either Eric Papenfuse or Dan Miller for Mayor, City of Harrisburg. Eric Papenfuse requested that CRSD endorse both candidates. Active members voted to endorse Dan Miller in the May 21st Primary Election.
June 12, 2013 – CRSD Executive Board recommended endorsement of Eric Papenfuse, Democratic nominee for Mayor, City of Harrisburg, Wanda Williams and Eugenia Smith for Harrisburg City Council. The active (dues current) members voted to endorse these candidates in the November 5th General Election.
October 21, 2013 – The active members met to review organizational bylaws. Our bylaws (Article VII., Section 2) state: “The Executive Board may choose to re-endorse a candidate for the general election who was endorsed in the primary election.”
Therefore, the membership moved to direct the Executive Board to reopen the voting for endorsement in the General Election. A vote was taken among our active members and the end result was to re-endorse Dan Miller.
Despite a re-vote in the Mayoral race, CRSD’s other endorsements for the City of Harrisburg stand.
October 28, 2013 – Capital Region Stonewall Democrats announce re-endorsement of Dan Miller, City Controller, in the November 5th Mayoral Race.
CAPITAL REGION STONEWALL DEMOCRATS are a Political Action Committee, an organized group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens and straight allies in Pennsylvania’s Capital Region, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and nearby communities.
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