Newton has great activists working for all the Democratic Presidential candidates. Recently, the NewtonTAB highlighted the efforts of the Sanders campaign in Newton.
Posted Jan. 5, 2016 at 10:56 AM
Margaret “Peg” Hannigan and Rodney M. Barker, two of Newton’s most trusted and prominent Democratic Party stalwarts, are proud to announce that they will serve as co-chairpersons of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Newton.
Hannigan, known affectionately as the “Godmother of the Newton Democratic Party,” was chairwoman of the Newton Democratic City Committee for 16 years during the 1980s and early ‘90s, a period that saw dramatic party growth and activism here in Newton. Peg is a longtime friend and confidant of several prominent officials including Secretary of State John Kerry, former Governor Michael Dukakis, former Congressman Barney Frank, Mayor Setti Warren and Newton’s entire delegation in the state Legislature. She remains an inspirational resource for political activists in Newton and for political candidates at the federal, state and local level who eagerly seek out her keen insights and sound political advice.