Sarasota Democrats elect Daniel Kuether to lead county party

The Sarasota County Democratic Party, like Democrats throughout Florida, suffered difficult losses in the General Election.

Daniel Kuether, the newly elected chair of the Democratic Executive Committee, said he wants to correct problems with the organization, but also noted plenty that went right. The county had the fourth highest turnout in Florida. A dedicated vote-by-mail ballot chase could soon be emulated throughout the state.

“We’re really trying to build on some of those foundations,” he said. “But what need to do as well is get much more involved in the community.”

He takes over the party after JoAnne DeVries, the long-time chair,

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