Greenwich Time - Staff Writer
Reinvigorated the past few years by the candidacies Ned Lamont, Edward Krumeich Jr. and Frank Farricker, Greenwich Democrats are poised to select party workhorse David Roberson as their next chairman.
Roberson's name is at the top of a slate of proposed officers that will be voted on next Thursday night by the Democratic Town Committee.
A key volunteer on Farricker's 2006 campaign for state Senate and 2007 campaign for first selectman, both of which were unsuccessful, Roberson would take over for congressional hopeful Jim Himes as DTC chairman....
.... Roberson played an integral role in Farricker's Senate campaign, as well as bid for first selectman last year against Peter Tesei.
"He did an amazing amount of work for both of my campaigns," said Farricker, who is the District 2/Harbor leader for the DTC. "He's very dedicated. He's very smart. He's going to do a superb job."
After graduating from Greenwich High School in 1985, Roberson received a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as a contractor for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he received a master's in space science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
The DTC has 75 members and about a dozen associate members. The vote on the slate of proposed officers will be 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Town Hall Meeting Room.
Just last month, a record 63 percent of registered party members voted in the Super Tuesday presidential primary, choosing Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton, the same result as the state.
"I think we made a lot of progress in terms of organization, getting people excited and channeling the very real desire for change through the DTC," Himes said.
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