Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gov. John Baldacci To Address The Lawton Chiles Luncheon During Florida Democratic Conference

From FDP:

The Florida Democratic Party announced today that Maine Governor John Baldacci will address Florida Democrats attending the Lawton Chiles Luncheon at the Florida Democratic Party 2009 State Conference. The Lawton Chiles Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 10.

"I am honored to join Chair Karen Thurman and the Florida Democratic Party at their 2009 State Conference, as Democrats work to seize their historic opportunity to elect proven Democratic leaders to move Florida forward," said Gov. Baldacci.

"We are very excited to have Gov. Baldacci joining us in Orlando for our Lawton Chiles Luncheon," Chair Karen Thurman said. "Gov. Baldacci's proven record fighting for Maine, as governor and in Congress, is a testament to his strong leadership. As Florida Democrats, we are working to elect proven leaders in 2010, such as Alex Sink, to end business as usual and bring change to Florida."

Currently in his second term, Gov. John Baldacci was first elected as Governor of the State of Maine in 2002. Governor Baldacci has made the health, education, and well-being of Mainers his top priorities, and he has drawn on his strong sense of community spirit to serve the people of Maine.

Governor Baldacci was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. One of eight children, Baldacci learned the value of communication and cooperation at a young age. As he grew up in his family's Bangor restaurant, Momma Baldacci's, Baldacci was surrounded by civic-minded family and community members who instilled in him an intense work ethic and an equally intense desire to serve the people of his state. While working at the family restaurant, Baldacci earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Maine, where he continued to learn about the opportunities and challenges that faced the people in his communities.

In 1982, Baldacci was elected to the Maine State Senate, where he served for twelve years, before being elected to the United States House of Representatives for Maine's Second District in 1994. Baldacci was re-elected to Congress in 1996, 1998, and 2000, and he committed himself to acting in the best interest of his home state and the people who lived there. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Baldacci played an active role in decisions that directly affected the people he served.

To purchase tickets to the Lawton Chiles Luncheon or for more information on the 2009 Conference, Floridians can visit or call the Florida Democratic Party office at (850)222-3411.

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