"Wing of the Democratic Party made up of workingmen and reformers, opposed to monopolies and financial policies that seemed to them antidemocratic and conducive to special privilege. The Locofocos received their name when party regulars turned off the gas lights to oust the radicals from a Tammany Hall nominating meeting. The radicals responded by lighting candles with new matches known as locofocos and nominated their own slate." (From: http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9048706 )

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I am husband and father in a family of four, wife Verna, son Thomas, and daughter Jennifer. We've lived in Springfield's 137th District for over ten years at 800 W Calhoun St, and love the Grant Beach area. I was born to a military family, my mother and father met at Ft Leonard Wood. I was born in Ft Hood Texas, and travelled throughout my childhood, with most of my time spent in any one place in the Rolla Mo area. When I completed my own four year hitch with the US Navy, I settled here in Missouri, living in Mt Vernon. I moved into Springfield in 1994 to attend (then) SMSU and stayed, finding our permanent home in the Grant Beach Park area.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Democrats Who Care and Share

Ward 9 Committeman and Committewoman Dudley and Kay Martin, with Committedog Beau, look on.

Dudley and Kay Martin really know how to celebrate Christmas. About 75 Boys and Girls Club children and their families were invited to sup hot spiced cider and enjoy the Christmas parade at the Martin’s place on Walnut St.

Delighted kids scramble for goodies as the Norrs look on.

No Springfield parade would be complete without the Central High School Kilties!


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