Local Officials Attend Democratic National Convention 

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Congressman Steve Israel and Democratic State Committeewoman Lee Seeman at the Democratic National Convention
Congressman Steve Israel and Democratic State Committeewoman Lee Seeman at the Democratic National Convention

History was made last week as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first woman to win the nomination for President of the United States from a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Held at the Wells Fargo Center from July 25 to 28, U.S. House of Representatives Marcia Louise Fudge of Ohio was the chair of the convention and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was the keynote speaker.

From left: National Democratic Committeeman Robert Zimmerman,  Democratic State Committeewoman Lee Seeman and Comptroller Thomas  DiNapoli at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week
From left: National Democratic Committeeman Robert Zimmerman, Democratic State Committeewoman Lee Seeman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week

Clinton was endorsed by President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and running mate Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, who won the vice presidential nomination.

Several local officials, including Democratic State Committeewoman Lee Seeman, National Democratic Committeeman Robert Zimmerman, Congressman Steve Israel and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli were in attendance.

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Sheri ArbitalJacoby brings more than three decades of publishing experience at national magazines to her position as editor of the Great Neck Record. She also writes decorating, travel, food and green articles for Long Island Weekly and Anton Media Group's special sections.

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