Most of the LaRoots
team won a second term, including Megan, Alan, and Deborah Langhoff
, who was again the first place finisher among 29 candidates in District A, elected to return as 1st Vice Chair, with James Gray as Chair.
also returned to the Democratic State Central Committee
, this time as an unopposed candidate, to serve a second term.
Upon the election of DNC Committeewoman Karen Carter Peterson as the first woman to lead the Louisiana Democratic Party, Deborah was elected to serve as the state's new DNC Committeewoman by 99 of 143 members present.
The moderator of the discussion was Deborah Langhoff
, Vice-Chair OPDEC and member of the State Central Committee
A number of LaRoots-supported candidates were elected to the Democratic State Central Committee in 2008, including District 94 representatives Phil Costa and Deborah Langhoff, who overcame an incumbent state officeholder to win her seat with 72% of the vote.
For the 2008-2012 term, the first new Chair in 16 years, Chair James Gray, and new 1st Vice Chair Deborah Langhoff were unanimously elected to lead the committee, and by April 2008, Alan Langhoff created OPDEC's first website, making the DPEC's membership and its by-laws transparent to the public.
Because the LaRoots e-bulletin, a direct involvement in neighborhood recovery issues, and a campaign for the state legislature, Deborah Langhoff
(red shirt) was invited to join in the hour long meeting. (Also pictured are NAACP leader Denatus King and Pam Deshiell from the Holy Cross neighborhood.
"Rebuilding the Democratic Party"...a day-long workshop in Lafayette on January 12, 2007, followed the first grassroots convention in New Orleans in 2005, "Beaucoup Blues," and it was organized by Beaucoup Blues participants Mike Stagg in Lafayette, Vicki Lancaster in Baton Rouge and Deborah Langhoff
in New Orleans.