Press Release

Released: June 24, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsemed Geoff McKims campaign for the Monroe County Council.

Geoff McKim will bring years of experience and insight to the Monroe County Council and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Geoff McKim is invested in representing his community and will advance progressive values that benefit his constituents.

Geoff McKim is a 22-year resident of Monroe County, where he lives with his wife and their 10 year-old son. Geoff has been an IT professional for 20 years and currently works as a program manager and e-government consultant at TSC in Bloomington. Geoff is a community leader, active in the Monroe County Public Library Foundation, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, Bloomington Transportation Options for People, Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County, and Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Citizen's Advisory Committee.

"I am proud to receive the endorsement of Democracy for America," said Geoff McKim. "DFA has been at the forefront of a grass roots effort to change the country, and I'm honored to be part of that effort."

Democracy for America is the key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney in Californias 11th Congressional District.

Geoff McKim is ready to lead on the important issues like improving county government, supporting responsible development, promoting quality jobs and locally owned businesses, and reforming the Monroe County criminal justice system, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America. Geoff McKim is a dedicated community leader who will work tirelessly to improve Monroe County.

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