Pat Waak – Leading the Colorado Delegates

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Gabi Curry writes, Wednesday, August 27 was Delegate Service Day at the Democratic National Convention.

Wednesday, August 27 was Delegate Service Day at the Democratic National Convention. The goal of the day was to serve the people of Denver through a variety of ways – cleaning, planting, organizing, and serving food. There were delegates from all over. I decided to go to the Denver Rescue Mission where I met Pat Waak as she served. She is the Colorado Democratic Chairperson. I was lucky enough to be able to ask her some questions.1-How did you get started in politics?PW- Well, in 1964 I was a college student and I worked on my first political campaign, mostly because I was worried about health care issues.2- Are you from Colorado?PW- I am from Colorado. I live in Erie.#-What is your favorite part about being the Colorado Democratic Chairperson?PW- The people. I really like the people who work in politics and who volunteer. I have been in every county. There are 64 counties in Colorado and in every county you can meet a lot of local people who are working on behalf of the Democratics.4-Are you voting for Obama?PW- I am voting for Obama. I think he is the best candidate to lead this country.5- Were you a delegate before you became chairperson?PW – No, not to the national convention. I have been to previous conventions, but usually in the role of staff, so this is my first time to be a delegate and to chair the delegation.PW – It looks like a very exciting year. We have been able to hear from Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama. I am looking forward to hearing from President Clinton and Joe Biden.