Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Commissioner on Commission on Presidential Debates

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access Nes for this post.

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), founded in 1987, has always had two Co-Chairs, one of whom was a current or former high-ranking Officer of the Democratic Party, and the other was a current or former high-ranking Officer of the Republican Party.

But in January 2017, that changed.

The Co-Chair associated with the Democratic Party, Mike McCurry, left the Commission and was replaced by Dorothy S. Ridings, who has never been a Party Officer in any Political Party.

She is 80 and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

In the past she was Chair of the Council on Foundations, and long ago she was the National Head of the League of Women Voters.

The Commission did not issue any press release when this change was made.

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richardwinger said...

She is not a new commissioner. What is new is that she has been elevated from being a commissioner to being one of the two co-chairs.

mhdrucker said...

Thanks for the correction.