Fla. electors to meet Dec. 15
Florida's 27 members of the electoral college will meet Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Florida Senate chambers in Tallahassee, the first time in 12 years Florida Democrats will cast electoral votes. These are mostly key Barack Obama supporters:
Chip Arndt, a GLBT leader in Miami Beach (and 2003 Amazing Race winner); political scientist/Democratic activist T. Wayne Bailey of DeLand; political consultant Freddie Balsera of Coral Gables; former state party chairwoman Terrie Brady of Jacksonville; Palatka Mayor Karl Flagg; state Rep. Joe Gibbons, Hallandale Beach; Pinellas state Committeewoman Janet Goen; the Rev. James Golden, an AME minister and Manatee state committeeman; lawyer/Democratic strategist Chris Hand of Jacksonville; Marlon Hill, a leader in the Caribbean community in Miami; state Sen. Tony Hill of Jacksonville; Democratic organizer Joan Joseph of Jupiter; top fundraiser and DNC member Allan Katz of Tallahassee; Gena Keebler, uber Obama volunteer from St. Petersburg; Joan Lane, Volusia state committeewoman; Caren Lobo of Sarasota and Tampa, a top volunteer and fundraiser; Leon County Democratic chairman Rick Minor of Tallahassee; Parkland City Commissioner Jared Moskowitz; Angela Rodante of Tampa, an "O-Train" leader; top fundraiser and Latino campaign leader Frank Sanchez of Tampa; former Escambia Democratic chairwoman Juanita Scott; state Rep. Geraldine Thompson of Orlando; state party Chairwoman Karen Thurman of Dunnellon; Carmen Torres, a grass roots coordinator from Orlando; Florida Finance Chair Kirk Wagar, Miami; Maj. Gen. Enoch Williams of Heathrow; and state Sen. Frederica Wilson, Miami.
"I am both honored and humbled to be part of this group casting our votes for President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. The journey to turn Florida blue has been long and could not have been accomplished without the help from hundreds of thousands of volunteers, the tireless efforts of our dedicated Party leaders, and President-elect Obama's recognition of Florida's importance," said Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman.