Idaho Democratic Party executive director Sally Boynton Brown has entered the DNC Chairman race, making her the first woman to enter the fray. She told Politico she decided to get in the race following Tom Perez’s announcement a few days earlier:
“Ultimately, that’s exactly why I got into the race. The last thing that our party and especially our country really needs is for us to be having an ideological conversation between Bernie folks and Obama-Hillary folks about whether we’re going to be liberal or whether we’re going to be moderate.”
As it stands now, there is an interesting mix in the DNC chair race: two state party chairmen and a state party executive director, along with a former Obama official and a current member of Congress. Each has different life experiences and skill sets to the debate happening within the Democratic Party right now. Boynton Brown’s disadvantages are lack of name recognition, as well as the fact that though she is president of the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors, party executive directors don’t get to vote for the next DNC chair. Boynton Brown also claims to have the endorsements of all four of Idaho’s Democratic National Committee members.