Zellner on the Dismissal of Suit Challenging the 2012 Reorganization Meeting
Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner issued the following statement in response to today’s rejection of a lawsuit challenging the Party’s 2012 Reorganization meeting:
“I feel now that Judge Debra Chimes has thrown out all aspects of a lawsuit filed after our reorganization meeting that the Democratic Party in Erie County is ready to move on.
I just returned from Washington D.C., where I was privileged to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Everyone who attended, from rank and file committee members, to party leaders and elected officials were excited about the inspiring vision for America that President Obama had articulated, and they were looking forward to coming home in order to work hard on behalf of their community and Democratic candidates. I share their excitement and I am happy to come together with like-minded Democrats who want to unite and move forward.
This is an almost unprecedented time to be a Democrat: President Obama has just taken office for his second term and has pledged to use his mandate to pursue a bold, progressive agenda. Governor Andrew Cuomo is providing vigorous leadership at the state level, with increases to education and support for a historic tax credit that will yield greater investment in Buffalo and Western New York. Right here at home, County Executive Mark Poloncarz has recently signed an agreement with the Buffalo Bills that will keep them here for another decade. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has been working to make Buffalo a better place to live and work, with success on the waterfront and the medical corridor. Clearly, Democrats are providing leadership at all levels of government, and if we work together in Erie County, we can maintain this positive momentum.
With the 2013 election before us, I encourage all Democrats to join me in working towards victory this year.”