ONTARIO — Wayne County democrats enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Brookwoods Country Club for their 4th annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. Party members came together and honored the hard work and dedication of retired Palmyra Mayor Vicky Daly and former Wayne County Democratic Chairman Ed O’Shea.
Serving as Master of Ceremonies current Wayne County Democratic Chairman Mark Alquist presented Ed and Vicky with a flag that flew over the Capitol as an expression of gratitude for their dedicated service. The flags were provided through the office of Congressman Daniel Maffei.
“I was gratified by the recognition I received from my colleagues and peers,” Vicky Daly said when asked to reflect on the award and her time as mayor. “Three terms as mayor of the village of Palmyra confirmed the initial belief that prompted me to run for office; people should have a choice in elections at all levels and that once elected, office holders should concentrate on governing, not politics. Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland said it best, "I came to do a job, not to keep one.'"
Special guest speaker Congressional Representative Daniel Maffei spoke about the challenge of working within the confines of a divided Congress.
“Passing a Continuing Resolution to keep our government running should not be controversial,” he said. “I have continued to work with both Democrats and Republicans toward a bipartisan solution to avert a government shutdown and ensure our troops get paid, seniors have access to their benefits, and our economy and the middle class continues to grow.”
The Wayne County Democratic Committee holds committee meetings every other month in Lyons. The WCDC is a member in good standing of the Democratic Rural Conference, an organization focusing on rural issues and legislation. All duly enrolled democrats are encouraged to take part in democracy by being involved in the process to make a positive difference for communities. Visit www.waynecountydemocrats.org.