Waltham resident Rhonda Bourne will be attending the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 4 - 6 in Charlotte, N.C. as a Massachusetts delegate. Waltham Patch spoke with her recently about her plans and thoughts about the event.
How did you become a delegate?: Bourne said she was elected at a Congressional caucus meeting along with others. State committees can also elect delegates, according to Bourne.
What will your role be as a delegate?: Bourne said she will caucus with different groups to discuss various Democratic issues and will likely review the party’s official platform. She said support for gay marriage will likely be added into the platform. In addition, Bourne will officially cast her delegate vote to nominate President Obama as the party’s candidate. Bourne also plans to watch the various scheduled speakers, including Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, former President Bill Clinton as well as Obama.
What are you most looking forward to at the convention?: Bourne said she is excited about being with like-minded people who share her passion for politics. "I'm really invested in politics," Bourne said.
What will you take away from the convention experience? "More energized, there is going to be alot of work."