Jewish Democrat to chair DGA


A Jewish governor has been named chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was named to the position Wednesday. The National Jewish Democratic Council, of course, was very pleased with the announcement. Its statement congratulating Markell is after the jump:[[READMORE]]

Marc R. Stanley, Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), released the following statement:

The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) is proud to congratulate our good friend and an outstanding Jewish Democrat, Governor Jack Markell (D-DE), on being named Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA). Markell has worked closely with us over the years and the Democratic governors could not have elected a better individual to lead the DGA into the 2010 elections.

As expected, Markell has wasted no time in launching the DGA’s first project under its new leadership. We fully support the launch of the DGA’s "Accountability Project" and its efforts "to educate the public about policies that didn’t work in the past and would just take us backward.’

NJDC looks forward to working more and more closely with Markell and the DGA in the coming months and years, and we wish him a hearty mazal tov for this high honor.

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