Stakes are high for college students and families in 2012, Walsh says
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh today congratulated newly elected officers of the College Democrats of Massachusetts. Members of the organization convened on Sunday at the end of its annual two-day convention to vote.
The new President will be Taylor J. Barnard, Tufts ’14, a Political Science and Philosophy double major. Serving as his Vice President will be Will Poff-Webster, Harvard ’14, a History major. Jonathan Dame, Boston College ’14 and a Sociology major, will be Communications Director, Geena Boumazian, Bridgewater State ’14 and a Political Science major, will be Membership Director and Matt Shuham, Harvard ’15 and a History major, will be Finance Director.
“These young men and women are not just the leaders of tomorrow, in Massachusetts they fill key leadership roles today,” said Chairman Walsh. “I congratulate them on their victories and look forward to working with them as we ramp up our efforts to replace Senator Scott Brown with a fighter for the middle class and keep President Barack Obama in the White House.”
“For college students and their families, the stakes in 2012 are very high,” Walsh continued. “While President Obama pushed through historic higher education reform to give more Americans access to college, Scott Brown has voted to cut Pell Grants and the financial aid many families depend on to get a good education.”
“I greatly appreciate Chairman Walsh’s support and I hope to follow his example of strong leadership as he guides our party to keep Massachusetts blue during this pivotal election season,” President Barnard said.