The ballot consisted of eight candidates –– all males of different backgrounds. In this district, males and females run in separate elections with four spots allotted for females and three for males, with one additional spot for an alternate.
Running on the platform of “Energy-Activism-Dedication,” was 22-year-old graduating senior, Sam Mahood, a political science and communication double major.
Alongside Mahood were his two running mates, Secretary-Treasurer of the California Federation of Teachers Jeff Freitas and Chairman at City of Woodland Parks and Recreation Commission Joe Romero.
With the support of their friends and co-workers, Mahood and his running mates swept the votes and were declared the three official delegates for the district.
Ecstatic about their victory they are, “going to be amongst delegates throughout the country and we are all going to be working toward the same goal of getting President Barack Obama re-elected,” Romero said.
Mahood accredits his early involvement and energy to the environment he grew up in.
“We are lucky because Yolo County is a great place for young people that want to get involved politically,” said Mahood.
According to Mahood, the chapter’s energy, encouragement and contribution played a vital role in his win.
“As Sam’s home chapter, it was our responsibility to support our candidate in whichever way possible,” said current DCD President Albert Aramayo. “We organized carpools to Fairfield and our members helped Sam talk to all the voters that were present.”
In the time leading up to the big convention Mahood and his partners will be fundraising in an effort to pay for the expenses of getting to Charlotte, NC.
Hoping to gain further support, “we will be looking to form a political action committee,” Mahood said.
Those interested in joining the team are encouraged to contact Sam Mahood at email@example.com.
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