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Alice Germond is a superdelegate in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
|This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the West Virginia superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.|
Alice Travis Germond was elected Secretary of the DNC in 2002. The Office of the Secretary oversees Democratic National Committee Meetings, communications with democratic activists throughout the nation, and the day to day business of the National Party membership. The Secretary calls the roll at the Democratic National Convention for the nomination of the President and Vice President as well as certifies all delegates and all vote counts.
Alice has served the Democratic Party for over 40 years. She was an officer of the California State Democratic Party, political director for California Clinton/Gore in 1992, and held senior positions in the presidential campaigns of Gary Hart and Michael Dukakis, as well as in campaigns for many state and local races. Alice came to the DNC Headquarters in Washington in 1989 with Chairman Ron Brown where she coordinated his party programs and served as his liaison to the 1992 Convention. From 1992-1995, Alice was the Director of Party and Government Affairs and Site Selection. Alice was first elected to the DNC in 1980 and has served in a number of capacities including on the Rules and the Executive Committees. She has participated in every National Convention since the 1974 mid-term Charter Convention and served as a Co-Chair of the 1984 Convention Rules Committee and as a member of the 2000 Platform Committee.
Alice has had broad experience working with the press, campaigns and major organizations. She has served as a spokeswoman and her op-eds have been widely published. In 1995 CBS News hired Alice for their Convention coverage. Alice's many press contacts include her husband, author and columnist Jack Germond.
As the Chair of the National Women's Political Caucus Democratic Task Force, Alice coordinated the effort to put Geraldine Ferraro on the Democratic ticket. Alice also worked for the AFL-CIO Women's Division and SEIU. From 1999 - 2002, Alice served as Vice President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, directing all day-to-day operations and overseeing the Political, Communication and Government Relations Departments. During her tenure NARAL was ranked by Fortune Magazine as the most effective women's organization in the nation. Alice has also served on numerous state and local commissions including the California Council on Criminal Justice, the Los Angeles City/County Consolidation Commission and the Los Angeles Olympics Government Affairs Committee.
Alice and Jack live on a bend of the Shenandoah River in West Virginia. Alice has two children: David, a public school teacher and Abigail, a musician, and two grandchildren, Sonja and Joe.
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- Portal:Superdelegate Transparency Project
- U.S. presidential election, 2008
- Portal:2008 U.S. Congressional Elections
- DemConWatch - A very comprehensive list of superdelegates and known commitments. Please use this as a starting point and double check by doing a news search to make sure the data is accurate. If you have a tip, let them know.
- WashingtonPost.com - Web site with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.