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Daubenmier Honored for Distinguished Service

Celebrating 17 years of service to the Michigan Democratic Party, the MDP honored Livingston County Chair Judy Daubenmier at their Legacy Dinner virtual fundraiser Thursday.

Recognized with the Neil Staebler Award for Distinguished Service, Daubenmier can trace her political activism to the 2004 campaign of Presidential candidate John Kerry. Motivated by the war in Iraq, she joined the Kerry campaign efforts in Livingston County by doing data entry.

From there, Daubenmier joined the Michigan State Senate campaign for Donna Anderson, in 2006 and her House campaign in 2008, knocking doors, delivering signs, and doing what she has trained many to do over the years. She moved on to serve as LCDP chair from 2008-2011, and then stepped up again in that capacity—serving as chair from 2011 through today.

“Judy is the truest kind of activist: totally committed, deeply organized, armed with a wealth of knowledge, and a deep grasp of both policy and politics,” said Dan Luria, LCDP vice chair.

Judy’s background as a journalist with the Associated Press, and University of Michigan lecturer on Native American Studies has made her particularly effective in communicating the values of the Democratic Party in the county, where she regularly speaks at local government meetings and authors guest opinion pieces in local media.

When asked to comment on this award, Daubenmier was quick to credit the work of numerous volunteers as the reason for her effectiveness. “We have wonderful volunteers here—so many talented people who have such a range of talents—that are what make this possible,” she said.

(Paid for by the Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 2028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza, Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor Donated.)

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