City Democratic Committee meets: Much Ado About Nothing
By John M. O’Hara
A bevy of local politicos turned out for the Somerville Democratic City Committee’s (SDC) meeting October 26.
Despite rumors that the group’s executive committee had plans to censure four SDC members, the meeting, which saw higher-than-normal attendance, began and ended without any direct mention of the controversy.
SDC leader Helen Corrigan had asked Alderman-at-Large Dennis L. Sullivan and Ward 1 Alderman Bill Roche for their resignations from the Ward 1 Democratic Committee upon their endorsement of Republican Alderman William A. White, Jr. White ran against State Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen, D-Somerville for the 2nd Middlesex District state Senate seat. Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston and Ward 4 Alderman Walter Pero also endorsed White.
It was the first time in Corrigan’s ten year tenure as the group’s leader that she has asked for anyone’s resignation, she said.