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Johnson County Democrats held a picnic in a Warrensburg park yesterday. About forty individuals attended, including Democrats from nearby counties.

Johnson County Democratic Committee chair Ray James spoke and introduced other speakers:

Ray James, Chair of the Johnson County Democratic Committee.

Cass County Democrat and Missouri Democratic Party State Committee member Lorree Voight spoke on organizing and voter turnout, particularly in Cass and Johnson Counties:

Loree Voight, Vice Chair of the Cass County Democratic Committee and member of the Missouri Democratic Party State Committee from the 31st Senate District.

Missouri State Democratic Party Vice Chair Yvonne Reeves Chong, from Pulaski County, spoke on voter turnout in rural counties and on running for office:

Yvonne Reeves Chong, Vice Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party.

Former Missouri State Representative Deleta Williams (D) also spoke about her ten years representing the then 121st Legislative District and Johnson County in the General Assembly. The Missouri General Assembly had definitely been more responsive, representative, and productive during that period.

Mike Walbom, from Johnson County, announced he was running as a Democratic Party candidate for the 57th Legislative District in the Missouri General Assembly:

Mike Walbom, Democratic Party candidate for the 57th Legislative District.