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2013 Melrose Democratic Caucus
The Melrose Democratic City Committee will hold a caucus on Wednesday, February 20th, at the Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose.
Individuals wishing to run as delegate or vote at the caucus must be registered Democrats in Melrose prior to January 1, 2013. Our event will open at 6:45 p.m. for registration and doors must be closed at 7:30 p.m. The caucus is open to the press.
The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2013 Platform Convention which has been rescheduled from June to Saturday, July 13th, at the Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell. The Melrose Democratic Caucus will elect 23 delegates and 21 alternates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled. Starting this year, the Massachusetts Democratic Party will also hold a Youth Convention for high school organizers.
“At our 2013 convention, the delegates selected by Melrose Democrats will debate and adopt our platform for the next four years, catch up and network with other organizers around the Commonwealth and hear from some exciting future leaders of our party,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh.
For additional information, please contact Jean Gorman, MDCC Chairperson, at 781.720.9343.
More About The Beebe Estate
The main house of the Beebe Estate houses office space for the Melrose Council on Aging on the first floor and the Melrose Alliance Against Violence on the second floor. In 1995, the former Beebe barn was rehabilitated to serve the city as the Milano Senior Center.
The renovated front rooms are open to the public for rental and host special, private gatherings and functions. The estate also is also open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Beebe Art Exhibit, which features local artists.
A Greek Revival-style mansion in Melrose, the Beebe Estate was built in 1828 by internationally prominent merchant, William Foster, as his summer retreat. In 1854 it was purchased by Liberty Bigelow, and his wife, Harriet, both Melrose philanthropists, and in 1898 the estate was inherited by the Bigelow's adopted daughter, Katherine, and her husband, leather manufacturer Decius Beebe. Members of the Beebe family occupied the house until 1963, when it was acquired by the City of Melrose.