MILLEDGEVILLE — Quentin T. Howell wants to use his second Democratic National Convention (DNC) to express the concerns of the Middle Georgia area.
Howell, a candidate for the House seat District 145, will serve as a Georgia delegate at the convention this week in Charlotte, N.C.
Also a delegate in 2008, Howell, who owns Howell’s Medical Equipment & Supply with his wife LaTonya, wants to influence policy and reform on a local level.
Making contact with the people capable of changing things on a political, social and economic scope is a perk of the DNC.
As a candidate, Howell feels he represents this movement by bringing issues directly to the source at next week’s DNC, hoping to answer the local community’s questions about economic development.
“I appreciate all of the leadership we have had on both sides of the political fence. It’s time for fresh blood with a fresh vision. It ties directly in with the race,” Howell said. “We have not had a candidate or elected official represent us on a state level ever go to a Convention before. It puts you directly in contact with the people. One of the biggest things you must do is bring back the information to constituents.”
Howell looks forward to the 2012 convention version, specifically being able to share experiences with his wife.
The DNC opened on Labor Day. Events include caucus and council meetings throughout, as well as the official Democratic Party Presidential nomination of Barack Obama.
In addition to traditional broadcasts, live feeds can be seen on the web and a DNC mobile app.
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