NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: May 3rd, 2011
Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick To Deliver Keynote Address At Florida Democratic Party 2011 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith announced today that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will deliver the keynote address at the party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Saturday, June 11th in Hollywood, FL.
“I look forward to joining Chairman Rod Smith and the Florida Democratic Party for their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, as Florida Democrats fight back against the Republicans’ extreme agenda and prepare for the 2012 elections,“ said Gov. Patrick.
“As Governor, Deval Patrick has focused on common sense solutions to bring jobs to his state. His leadership in implementing Massachusetts’ landmark health care reform law now serves as the national model for bringing affordable health insurance to all Americans,” said Chairman Rod Smith. “We are thrilled that Governor Patrick is joining us at our 2011 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, helping us as get ready for the 2012 elections and work to hold Rick Scott and his extreme Republican Party accountable.”
More information on the 2011 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, including how to purchase tickets, can be found at http://www.fladems.com/2011jj.
Deval Patrick was reelected to a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2010, renewing his commitment to expanding opportunity and prosperity in Massachusetts. Governor Patrick’s life has charted a path from the South Side of Chicago to the U.S. Justice Department, Fortune 500 boardrooms, and now the Massachusetts State House.
First elected in 2006 on a platform of hope and change, Governor Patrick entered office propelled by an unprecedented grassroots campaign. Despite a challenging economic environment, the Patrick administration maintained or expanded the state’s investment in critical growth sectors while delivering timely budgets and cutting state spending. Governor Patrick funded public education at the highest levels in the history of the Commonwealth.
Governor Patrick committed the state to renewing its aging and neglected infrastructure and oversaw the expansion of affordable health care insurance to over 98% of Massachusetts residents. The Patrick administration also accomplished major reforms that had eluded decades of other elected leadership, reforming the state’s pension systems, ethics laws, and transportation bureaucracy.