Greenbrier County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Paul Moya announced this week that the Greenbrier County Democratic Convention will be held Apr. 9 at the Greenbrier County Courthouse, 912 Court Street North in Lewisburg at 10 a.m.
During the county convention, an official convention chair and secretary will be elected and attendees will elect 28 county delegates (50 percent women, 50 percent men) to represent Greenbrier County during the State Convention held June 10 in Charleston.
“We encourage all registered Democrats who are residents in Greenbrier County to get involved in the Democratic process and attend this County Convention,” county chair Moya said. “This convention is important because those elected as a county delegate will go to Charleston in June and will vote for the people who will represent our state at the Democratic National Convention in July.”
The delegates to the national convention are selected during the state convention by the county delegates. The people’s vote for president on the primary ballot will determine how many delegates each presidential candidate receives from West Virginia.
The convention is open to all registered Democrats in Greenbrier County.
County Conventions are mandated by the West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee. A county must hold a convention every Presidential election. At the State Convention the County Delegates will also approve the Party Platform and elect five representatives to the Electoral College.