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Jess Durfee, the chairman of the local Democratic Party, was voted off the Democratic Central Committee on Tuesday. His 7,082 votes were only good enough for an eighth-place finish among 11 candidates vying for a seat on the committee. Seats go to the top six vote-getters.

Durfee, however, said he can stay on as the local chairman by being appointed to the committee as an alternate and then re-elected chairman when the committee reorganizes in January.

“I am a little disappointed, obviously, but I’m not worried about it,” Durfee said. “A lot of people don’t connect the central committee with the Democratic Party.”

A hat-tip to the Red County blog for first reporting this.

DAVID WASHBURN

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