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COPPS Development Officer James Moran Elected as a Congressional District 2 Democratic Delegate

June 14, 2012

– Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy Development Officer James Moran was recently elected as a Congressional District 2 Democratic Delegate.

“I am extremely excited about representing the Democratic Party in the State of Florida,” he said. “Moreover, I am enthusiastically overjoyed about nominating President Barack Obama for a second term in office as commander-in-chief.”

Moran’s duties will include registering people to vote, going door-to-door, making person-to-person phone calls as well as extending efforts in numerous ways to strengthen the political party. Members of the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee were given an opportunity to campaign for 33 available seats in Congressional Seat 2 and there were two available seats in the Congressional District 4, which encompass Leon County as a whole.  This process took place statewide, May 5, 2012.  According to reports from the Democratic Party of Florida, there were 416 participants, which was the highest level of participation for any county in the state.

From June 1 through June 3, the statewide delegates met in Tampa, Fla. and elected 300 individuals who will represent the State as national delegates. These delegates will participate at the Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte, N.C., and September 3-6, 2012 and nominate Barack Obama as the presidential candidate.  

“I have been and continue to be passionate about human rights for all people,” said Moran. “I believe that in order to affect change, one must become a "Change Agent" and immerse themselves in the fire (in the cause) that they are passionate about.”

In 2007-2008, Moran worked along side Larry Simmons and Greg Ellis as co-chairs to operate Tallahassee for Obama, a more than 600-member, grassroots organization, to elect Obama. The organization started with a hand full of individuals, which quickly grew in a matter of months, into an effective force that garnished the attention of the Obama Campaign during that time frame. Currently, Moran is chair of Men for Obama.

“My mother is activist and so was the late James Moran Sr.,” he said of his parents. “It is a natural fit for me.  It is important that we get involved or remain active in the communities of which we live.”

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