During a recent meeting of the 26th Legislative District Democrats, George Robison, right, speaks to a group during at the Key Peninsula Fire Department’s Key Center station. Photo by Hugh McMillan, KP News

The 26th Legislative District Democrats organized a meeting in February to encourage grassroots organization on the Key Peninsula.

“Our goal is to provide a place for Democrats on the Key Peninsula to gather together and discuss politics and issues that are important to them,”said George Robison, chair of the group. “We hope to provide a voice for those who aren’t working in the party or for candidates.”

Some 30 people, including County Councilman Derek Kilmer and former State Representative Larry Seaquist, gathered to discuss issues important to them and how to move forward.

The group decided that they will meet monthly and that schools would be the first topic to address.

The first formal meeting, held on March 16, included the Peninsula School District Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto, other school district staff, Communities in Schools Executive Director Colleen Speer and Laura Condon, program director of the Red Barn. Speakers and attendees explored “Common Core”standards, student testing, school finance, student activities and programs, and other issues of importance to taxpayers and parents.

While Robison organized the March meeting, ultimately the group will select a Key Peninsula lead.

The next meeting will be held April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Home fire station. Organizers say they will address schools on the Key Peninisula. Superintendent Cuzzetto will attend, school board members and parents and students will also be invited to participate.

Updates and more information are available at 26d.org.  

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