(LITTLE ROCK) Today, Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Vincent Insalaco announced the DPA would offer premium arena seating to accommodate more guests at the 2015 JJ Dinner featuring Hillary Clinton, stating that floor seats sold out in just under three weeks of the dinner’s announcement – the shortest time period in the history of the dinner.
“Arkansans from across the state and from all walks of life are excited about this incredible opportunity to hear from Hillary Clinton as we prepare for a historic presidential election,” DPA Chair Vincent Insalaco said. “As Democrats, we want to extend this opportunity to as many people as possible, which is why we have opened up the best seats in the lowest level of Verizon Arena at a discounted cost of only 15 dollars.”
Hillary Clinton moved to Arkansas shortly after serving as an attorney for the Congressional Committee that investigated Richard Nixon. Clinton taught law students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, home of the Razorbacks before marrying her husband, Bill Clinton, who became Arkansas’s governor and later, the President of the United States. During her time as Arkansas’s First Lady, Hillary Clinton co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, and she led multiple campaigns to improve children’s health and education in Arkansas.
The 2015 JJ Dinner will be held on Saturday, July 18 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Those interested in sponsorship and ticket information may contact the Democratic Party of Arkansas at 501.374.2361 or by email to email@example.com.
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Governor Beebe Commends Bond for Service, Announces Support for Vincent Insalaco As Chair
(LITTLE ROCK) Chairman Will Bond announced today that he will step down as chair of The Democratic Party of Arkansas, prompting Governor Beebe to thank Bond for his service and announce his support for Vincent Insalaco to succeed Bond as Chair.
“I can not thank Will Bond enough for his countless hours of service to our state and believe Vincent Insalaco will demonstrate strong leadership as Chair of the DPA just as his predecessors have done,” Governor Beebe said. “The progress our state has made can only continue by electing responsible leaders, and Vincent Insalaco will work to elect strong leaders who will continue an agenda focused on jobs and education.”
Will Bond was elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas on Saturday, February 12, 2011.
“After two and a half years serving as Chair in a volunteer capacity, it is time for new leadership and time for me to consider other opportunities to serve Arkansas,” said Will Bond. “I am excited to join with Governor Beebe in supporting Vincent Insalaco as the next chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. I will continue to work with Vincent and Arkansans to make sure that every child has a chance for a world-class public education and every hard-working Arkansan has an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. Together, we will stay laser focused on building a brighter future for all Arkansans.”
Vincent Insalaco of North Little Rock has worked for Democratic candidates and causes for decades, and he served as the president for Young Democrats of Arkansas in the early 80’s. Insalaco worked on campaigns for local, state, and national office throughout the years and received the Ed Fry Democrat of the Year award this year for his many years of service to improve communities, mentor young Democrats, and elect strong leaders to office.
“I have always believed in the principles of the Democratic Party of Arkansas like fighting for hard-working Arkansas families,” said Vincent Insalaco. “I’ve worked to elect Arkansas Democrats – like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mike Beebe, Mark Pryor, and Mike Ross – who have always put women, children, and seniors first. Working together, we will elect more Arkansas Democrats in 2014 who will continue the progress made by these great leaders. I look forward to help carry this message with all of our county committees from the coffee shops to Facebook.”
The next state committee meeting of The Democratic Party of Arkansas will be held on Saturday, September 14 at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Springdale.
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