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Jamie Romeo to Bid for Democratic Committee’s Chairperson Seat

By Staff


Jamie RomeoMonroe County Democratic Committee Executive Director Jamie Romeo sent a letter to Democrats this week, asking for their support in her bid to become the party’s next chairperson.

Former party chairman Dave Garretson stepped down from the position earlier this month, citing health concerns and family matters as the reasons.

Garretson has reportedly given Romeo, 30, his endorsement.

“It has been a privilege to work as Monroe County Executive Director of the Democratic Committee, and I want to thank Dave Garretson for his dedicated service to our party,” Romeo stated. “We have an impressive slate of candidates this year, and a promising future beyond it, but we’ll need strong leadership to meet the challenges ahead of us. I am asking for your support in my efforts to help move MCDC forward as its next chairperson.”

Romeo previously had worked as chief of staff for former Sen. Ted O’Brien, until O’Brien lost the seat to Rich Funke (R-Perinton), last year.

In addition, in a challenging year for Democrats, Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley left the Democratic Party and has now sought re-election as a Republican, and former Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel will again run for Monroe County Executive, which will be her second bid for the position in four years.

“I ask for your vote at the upcoming convention July 29, but more importantly I ask for your support in any of the races currently underway,” Romeo stated.

Romeo has a master’s degree in public administration from SUNY Brockport, and has also previously worked for the County Legislature’s Democratic Caucus.

Democrats will select a new leader Wednesday, 6 p.m. at the Rochester Regional Joint Board, 750 East Ave.