Mark Hoover became three things in the time span of one year – a teacher, a prom king, and now a national delegate for the Democratic Party. A social studies teacher at Pasco High School, Hoover, 33, was elected prom king by students in his first year.
Washington state delegates are weary from late nights, and others are worn down by the political process. But Wednesday morning, many of the state’s delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention found the strength to stand, cheer and chant “Bernie,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance at breakfast.
Two days into the Democratic National Convention, some Bernie Sanders delegates are still refusing to compromise within the Democratic party. “Bernie or Bust,” they say. But Kate Moran, a Tri-City delegate from West Richland, is not among them. In fact, she was so moved by Sanders, she is ready to enter the game of politics herself.
By Christina Klos
Yvette Joseph wants you to have a healthy smile. And she’s willing to battle politicians for it.
Joseph is a Spokane delegate representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District — including Walla Walla, Adams and Whitman Counties — at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
She hopes to ensure that at the convention Democratic platform’s health care plank increases access to affordable oral health care. Specifically, Joseph promotes the licensing of mid-level dental providers, also known as dental therapists. A delegate for Hillary Clinton, Joseph believes Clinton can lead the party in “making significant changes in this area.”
Democrats from Eastern Washington have long felt like second-class citizens in their own party. So they were delighted when Gov. Jay Inslee singled them out for attention Monday at the state party’s delegate breakfast at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.