Friday, February 04, 2011

Dahms for Dems

Dahms for Dems

Delayed update from last night's meeting of the Johnson County Democrats: Terry Dahms announced his candidacy for county chair.

Dahms has made a couple runs at elected office, running for supervisor in the 2008 Democratic primary. His true claim to fame, however, is his fall through the cracks of democracy in 2006: Dahms finished second of three candidates for the soil and water commission, in a race for two seats, yet lost because of an obscure provision of state law limiting that board to one member per township. Two offices you can win with less votes than your opponent: soul and water commissioner and President of the United States.

Undeterred, Dahms is now on the appointed Planning and Zoning commission. The county chair election is March 3rd; incumbent Dennis Roseman announced last month he's not seeking a second term.

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