Local Democrats Honor Former Chair
Pictured L-R: Kevin Tagliaferri, outgoing chair of the Bellingham Democratic Town Committee, and Lora Davidson, the new chair
Kevin Tagliaferri, the former chair of the Bellingham Democratic Town Committee was honored at the group’s annual meeting/holiday party held on December 6 at the Medway Lotus Restaurant. Present members of the committee, as well as guests who have worked with Kevin over the years on Democratic campaigns, celebrated his ten years of service to the committee. Kevin, who has recently relocated out of town and had to resign as chair, was responsible for resurrecting the moribund committee ten years ago. Under his leadership, Bellingham Democrats became a visible presence in town, holding signs for various campaigns, sponsoring public forums on a number of issues, taking part in town wide events like the Earth Day clean up, and sponsoring scholarships for outstanding Bellingham Seniors. Lora Davidson, the new Chair of the Committee, presented Kevin with a plaque “in appreciation for ten years of leadership and friendship.” Kevin expressed his gratitude at being honored, and pledged that “the fight continues.”
Lora, as was Kevin’s tradition at the annual holiday party, also reminded the group of the accomplishments of the 2022-2023 year. The Bellingham Democrats successfully transitioned to a new slate of officers, continued to grant scholarships to deserving students, were Gold Sponsors of the Bellingham Pride Day event, and gave out over a thousand candies at the Trunk or Treat/Pumpkin Stroll. The members also successfully supported the election of local candidate Ann Odabashian and the acceptance of the new charter. Lora reminded the group that with an election year coming, more work remains to be done.
The Bellingham Town Committee is always open to new members. All registered Democrats who are town residents are invited to attend meetings, which are held on the first Wednesday of most months at the Town Hall. For more information, you can contact Patricia Keppler at (508) 966-0003.