ARLINGTON, VA – Today, College Democrats of America National President Marv McMoore Jr. and National Vice President Ellen Lindblom endorsed Adam Parkhomenko for DNC Vice Chair. Both College Democrats of America leaders are voting members of the Democratic National Committee.
In a joint statement, McMoore and Lindblom said: “From the beginning of this campaign, one candidate has stood out in his pledge to better engage young people in the Democratic Party. That’s Adam Parkhomenko. His commitment to advocate for investment in and resources for the College Democrats of America by the DNC will ensure our future success as a Party. As the electorate shifts and technology develops, Adam recognizes that the Democratic Party’s tactics must constantly adapt. He understands the untapped potential of young voters and young Democratic leaders, and he knows how to engage and organize us – because he is one of us. That’s how he has already inspired thousands of young Americans to engage in grassroots Democratic politics. His vision and his leadership are needed at this critical time for our Party, so when we cast our votes in Atlanta, our first vote goes to Adam.”
McMoore and Lindblom join twelve state Party chairs and nine vice chairs who have publicly endorsed Parkhomenko. Chairs are: Alexis Tameron (Arizona), Vincent Insalaco (Arkansas), Anita Bonds (District of Columbia), DuBose Porter (Georgia), Gus Bickford (Massachusetts), Bruce Poole (Maryland), Ken Martin (Minnesota), Stephen Webber (Missouri), Jim Larson (Montana), Jane Kleeb (Nebraska), Peter Corroon (Utah), and Susan Swecker (Virginia). Vice chairs are: Evangeline M Beechler (Idaho), Neville Blakemore (Kentucky), Peggy Schaffer (Maine), Debra Kozikowski (Massachusetts), Frank LaMere (Nebraska), Christine Quinn (New York), Janet King (Northern Mariana Islands), Breanne Miller (Utah), and Fred W. Hudson (Virginia).
Parkhomenko previously earned the support of three former DNC chairs: Don Fowler (a South Carolina DNC member), Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and former Gov. Ed Rendell.
Also endorsing Parkhomenko are four members of the New York delegation: Quinn, Maria Cuomo Cole, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Robert Zimmerman, as well as all four members of the Utah DNC delegation: Corroon, Miller, Charles Stormont, and Jenny Wilson, and all four members of the Nebraska delegation: Kleeb, LaMere, Ronald Kaminski, and Patricia Zieg. Fourteen additional DNC members have expressed public support for Parkhomenko’s bid: Dustin McDaniel (Arkansas), Michael Kapp (California), Andrew Lachman (California), Sandra Lowe (California), Tony Coelho (Delaware), Karen Valentine (Delaware), Maria Cardona (District of Columbia), Carol Ronen (Illinois), Diane Denk (Maine), Carol Pensky (Maryland), Elaine Kamarck (Massachusetts), Jorge Quintana (Montana), Betty McElderry (Oklahoma), and Clay Middleton (South Carolina).