Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Westport Democrats Prepare to Attend Boston Convention

About a dozen Westporters, including First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell, a candidate for Congress, will attend the national Democratic convention next week in Boston.farrell07230401100.jpg
Farrell: looking forward to Boston. WN photo

“We’ll have quite a group there,” said Martha Aasen, a convention delegate who is town Democratic chair and a member of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee.

Another Westporter, Bob Rose, is an alternate delegate.

Farrell, who will go to Boston Sunday but return to Westport Monday for business, including a Board of Selectmen meeting, said she is looking forward to the event.

“It will be very exciting,” she said. “It will be a good opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and compare notes.”

Farrell said she would try to return to Boston later in the week for additional party events.

Aasen said while concerned about security issues at the convention, they are not enough to dissuade her.

“I tell you the truth I try not to think about it,” she said.  “I try to say you don’t take unnecessary chances if you are going to live your life. It’s just a scary time we live in.”

WestportNow is among a limited number of Web-based publications accredited by the Democratic convention organizers ֖ a fact already noted by a number of Web and traditional media outlets—and will provide full coverage from Boston.

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