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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison to Headline Montana Democrats Annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration
New Chair of the DNC Jaime Harrison is Keynote Speaker for 43rd Annual Mansfield Metcalf
Helena, MT — New Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison will deliver the keynote address for the 43rd Annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration.
The Mansfield Metcalf Celebration is the Montana Democratic Party’s biggest event of the year, celebrating the proud history of Democrats in Montana, and looking forward to the future of the party. Past speakers have included then Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker, and Democratic Strategist James Carville. This year’s celebration will be hosted entirely virtually due to safety precautions around the COVID 19 pandemic. The Montana Democratic Party will highlight their plans for the future and celebrate Montanans from across the state.
“We are so honored to be joined by Chair Harrison,” said Montana Democratic Party Chair Robyn Driscoll. “Chair Harrison knows what it’s like to fight hard even when the odds are stacked against you. We can’t wait to hear from him, and virtually welcome him to the Last Best Place.”
The Mansfield Metcalf is on March 27th at 7:00pm and tickets can be purchased by contacting the Montana Democratic Party at their website: www.montanademocrats.org
About Jaime Harrison: Jamie Harrison currently serves as the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. As the son of a single teenage mom, Jaime Harrison was raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Jaime knows what it’s like for a family to have to choose between paying the electric bill and putting food on the table, and what it feels like to go to sleep in a home with no heat, because the power was shut off.
But thanks to a good public school education, the love of his family, and the support of his community, Jaime was able to earn a scholarship to Yale University and attend Georgetown Law. After college, Jaime came back home to Orangeburg to teach at his old high school, then worked to help empower disadvantaged kids to attend college. Jaime also served as an aide to legendary South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn. In 2013, Jaime was elected the first African American chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, a position he held until 2017, when he was appointed by DNC Chair Tom Perez as an Associate Chair of the DNC. In 2020, Jaime ran for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina, building a national grassroots movement and setting a fundraising record for the most raised by a Senate candidate. Jaime and his wife Marie live in Columbia, South Carolina, where they raise their two young sons.
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