Schoenburg: Bernie-backing Gronemeyer vs. Clinton delegate Mazzotti for Dem post
There will be a rematch in the March primary for a place on the Democratic State Central Committee.
PAMELLA GRONEMEYER, a pathologist from Glen Carbon, is running against incumbent JAYNE MAZZOTTI of Taylorville as 13th Congressional District state central committeewoman.
The same two candidates faced off in the spring of 2010, with Mazzotti winning by 53-47 percent. Mazzotti was unopposed in 2014.
“I think I represent the grassroots,” Gronemeyer now says. “I get out and demonstrate and deliver letters to our congressman each month and work hard to promote polices and issues.”
She is co-president of the Illinois chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a coordinator of Progressive Democrats of America in Illinois, and was a BERNIE SANDERS supporter who was on the platform committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She also coordinates a progressive group called Southern Illinois People for Progress.
“My goal is to try to activate people and I try to represent people that are pushing for more progressive ideals,” Gronemeyer said.
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